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Aviar dropship

Postby milt69466 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:55 am

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My first attempt at a 7p scale aircraft for mfz
Inspired by ced2ric's vulture, and orange knight's albatross
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby aimforthetop » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:10 am

I like its form a lot. Makes me want to dig out some of those wedge pieces. The only thing I'd call into question is its designation as 'dropship', it seems small for that role in 7p.
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby milt69466 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:11 am

Thanks, I'm not sure of what type of ship/plane it would be
Any suggestions?
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby jugglervr » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:28 am

milt69466 wrote:Thanks, I'm not sure of what type of ship/plane it would be
Any suggestions?

harrier? strike fighter?
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby milt69466 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:19 am

Strike fighter sounds cool, harrier doesn't really flow though, Aviar Harrier?
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby Mantisking » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:42 am

It looks like a cross between an A-10 and a F-18.
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby Thaddeus » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:28 pm

Mantisking wrote:It looks like a cross between an A-10 and a F-18.


Yeah. (And are those gatling guns under the cockpit area?)
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby milt69466 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:35 am

Mantisking wrote:It looks like a cross between an A-10 and a F-18.

yes there was an A-10 influence A-10 being one of my favorite planes)
Thaddeus wrote:(And are those gatling guns under the cockpit area?)

Maybe 8-)
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby Foghammer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:59 am

Looks a little small for even a strike fighter at 7p scale; the cockpit is ~7p. I believe that at 7p scale, most fighter jets and drop ships are going to be considerably larger than mobile frames. A jet like the A-10 or F-18 should be roughly as tall as a mobile frame (specs say that an A-10 is 14' 8" high and the F-18 is 16' high). A mobile frame is roughly 5 meters tall, IIRC. It should be about 4 times as long, from nose to tail. <<; If you're using them at 7p scale.

You could easily say you're playing at 2 or 3p scale and make this work, but then your frames are going to be 30-45 feet tall instead of ~15 feet tall, which would affect the scale of your terrain.
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby milt69466 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:44 am

Maybe light fighter? It just seems out of place because of the small size compared to the gun amount. Also, I've noticed that aircraft tend to be generally smaller in this calendar. The vulture seems only slightly larger than my Aviar. Also note this thing isn't a spacecraft, so I guess we can ignore the smaller size.
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby Foghammer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:01 pm

milt69466 wrote:Maybe light fighter? It just seems out of place because of the small size compared to the gun amount. Also, I've noticed that aircraft tend to be generally smaller in this calendar. The vulture seems only slightly larger than my Aviar. Also note this thing isn't a spacecraft, so I guess we can ignore the smaller size.

I don't think there's anything wrong with it, it just isn't 7p scale, meaning a 7p figure wouldn't fit inside it. Could easily be an advanced drone system though.

OOOOORR! ... Or. You could say it's foreshortened because it's up in the atmosphere and it just LOOKS smaller.
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Re: Aviar dropship

Postby aimforthetop » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:13 pm

Foghammer wrote:Looks a little small for even a strike fighter at 7p scale; the cockpit is ~7p. I believe that at 7p scale, most fighter jets and drop ships are going to be considerably larger than mobile frames. A jet like the A-10 or F-18 should be roughly as tall as a mobile frame (specs say that an A-10 is 14' 8" high and the F-18 is 16' high). A mobile frame is roughly 5 meters tall, IIRC. It should be about 4 times as long, from nose to tail. <<; If you're using them at 7p scale.

You could easily say you're playing at 2 or 3p scale and make this work, but then your frames are going to be 30-45 feet tall instead of ~15 feet tall, which would affect the scale of your terrain.


Remember that with sci-fi propulsion (possibly even anti-grav) an aircraft may not need all that size in engines/wings/fuel that a modern jet would. So really all that matters would be 'can a 7p guy fit in this.'

The cockpit looks like a tight fit for a 7p pilot but I'd handwave that, it's tough to get precise scaling with Lego and I've seen worse inaccuracies with actual 'scale' minatures.
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