UPA MKIV Stregga Dropship

Show off your armies and weaponry and stuff.

Moderators: Zahru II, Natalya, RedRover

UPA MKIV Stregga Dropship

Postby OneEye589 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:32 pm

Redid the Stregga yet again.

Image
Cockpit's the same, but new missile launchers, machine guns, and horizontal and vertical thrusters.

Image
More firepower you said? 4 MKII missiles, a MKIII gatling gun, and an automated rotating turret...

Image
Not to mention two mounted machine guns and (not pictured) gunners, one on each side. This is the new seating area (as opposed to the previous standing room only arrangement.

Image
Fully armed and ready to go. I made the rear look more streamlined.

Image
The two gunners, 4 heavy troops, and the pilot.

Image
Of course there's two.

Image
All the drop troops and their customized helmets. The two in the center are the support droid and the commander.
User avatar
OneEye589
Pooplord
 
Posts: 3228
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:35 pm
Location: New York

Postby Warhead » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:56 pm

Nice, I've always loved the 'nam 7th Air Cav look to these. I like the troops too, if only those X-Wing pilot helmets weren't so expensive!

One small change if it were my decision, the pivot mounting for the side door guns. I'd mount them to the rear, the ship has enough ordinance to the front and it's cover fire from this direction that makes more sense to me. Perhaps even a hinge joint so they can face the rear, with a bit of scary leaning out for the gunner.  :lol:
Image
User avatar
Warhead
kaka pants
 
Posts: 7298
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:07 pm
Location: I'm Momnipresent.

Postby OneEye589 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:04 pm

Thanks, I wanted them to look more realistic, so the big and bulky look works well I think. If I had the pieces I would like to make another larger one, about 2 times the size of these and have these be a sort of escort ship. Think Avatar Scorpions and the Dragon gunship (just not that big, that style).

I luckily had the two older pilot helmets and got the newer one in the battle pack. I wanted them all to have their own weird helmets so they could still be uniform, just with a little more flair.

The MGs are mounted in the easiest spot right now, but I'll see if I can move them back.
User avatar
OneEye589
Pooplord
 
Posts: 3228
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:35 pm
Location: New York

Postby morganm » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:09 pm

Very well done; tight build, nice details, stuck to your colors, and a neat drop ship design.  

I like how you built the side gunner weapons; quite creative.
User avatar
morganm
Dimmy
 
Posts: 635
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:19 pm
Location: MN

Postby Natalya » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:32 pm

Image
  ▲
▲ ▲

"Ya gotta remember, Soryu's a brutal thug, ain't got no finesse like Shinji."
User avatar
Natalya
I've trolled before.
 
Posts: 4456
Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:57 pm
Location: Atlanta

Postby Theblackdog » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:23 pm

This is pretty epic, I gotta say.  I love the silhouette from every angle.  There's so many cool new details -- the nose looks a lot better now than on the previous version, I love the rocket pods, and the door machine guns look great.  I still think you should put something on the tail -- smaller secondary engines or a pair of fins.
[21:30:33] Scritch: you can put it in theblackdog

Image
User avatar
Theblackdog
Pooplord
 
Posts: 2556
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:30 pm

Postby Hoboman » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:59 pm

I not only like how they look, but I love you elected to make a pair of them. Nice work.
Read the Forum Code & check out The Wiki

"What do you mean I lost another battle?"
User avatar
Hoboman
Galidor
Galidor
 
Posts: 1062
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:31 am
Location: Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane

Postby Swordsalmon » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:30 pm

Very nice gunships. Great work on them. :)
Image
Keldoclock wrote:Swordsalmon: Argues about the price of bits of plastic, yet happily forks over $1 for a quarter-sized bit of plastic that does nothing but look cool.
User avatar
Swordsalmon
Nice TRIPS
 
Posts: 444
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:05 pm

Postby Zahru II » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:07 am

Hoboman wrote:I not only like how they look, but I love you elected to make a pair of them. Nice work.


Also loving the usage of fence-pieces.
Image
My stuff: Medivo / Armylists / Battles / SPACE
User avatar
Zahru II
bog standard
bog standard
 
Posts: 4440
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:22 am

Postby Ross_Varn » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:35 am

The fact that you built a pair doubles the awesomeness. Excellent job.
User avatar
Ross_Varn
Pooplord
 
Posts: 3934
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:03 pm
Location: Procrastinating.

Postby En!gma » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:23 am

This warmachine is so sleek and sexy that I've delurked in order to compliment it. And the fact that there are two that look EXACTLY the same only make it better.
User avatar
En!gma
Officer
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:01 pm
Location: Everywhere and Anywhere

Postby HAL-9001 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:40 am

One problem that I can see is from a rules standpoint:

4*2 (missiles) + 3 (gatling gun) + 1 (under-nose turret) + 2*1 (door guns) = 14" worth of weapons.  Are you sure this guy is 14" long?

From a construction standpoint, he's amazing!  I wouldn't want to face this guy in a vignette, no sir...
Heuristic ALgorithmic AFOL.
T6281: Solar Federation (Rules T6588)
T6777: Dungan Swarm
T6783: Space Pirates
T7349: BrikWars Vehicle Datasheet
T7402: Imperium Constructor
TROLOLO
HAL-9001
Officer
 
Posts: 109
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:53 pm

Postby OneEye589 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:22 pm

It's 12 inches long. I checked with Stubby a few days ago and guns that don't draw from a vehicle's power supply, like explosives, don't count, so I thought that a couple machine guns that could be unhooked but were just mounted would be fine and not count toward the cost.
User avatar
OneEye589
Pooplord
 
Posts: 3228
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:35 pm
Location: New York

Postby BFenix » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:23 pm

Like one wasnt great enough, you made two! Great dropship, well built and thought
User avatar
BFenix
Pooplord
 
Posts: 4090
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:13 pm
Location: City Of Ravens (Lisbon)

Postby RoC77 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:11 pm

These look so much better than before. They look like they can wreak havoc on a battlefield. There's not much I can add to it except that I'm with Warhead about putting the side guns on the back.

All of this great work people are putting out makes me want to build something now....
User avatar
RoC77
Galidor
Galidor
 
Posts: 1190
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:10 pm
Location: PEACH! The offical lotion of strippers across the country......

Next

Return to The Armoury

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests