Another hubless roller
Long time I was seeking the large quarter circle piece in tan. Still a few parts are not available in tan, most was fine to replace with a similar part, except one (2 same pieces) prominent part. Can you spot it?
Here’s the more authentic version of my interpretation of the famous
Alakuneda Think Tank as seen in the Ghost in the Shell anime. (Not the crap Unholywood remake)
More models from the GitS universe:
Who doesn’t like flying bikes?
That model seemed to be the most viewed of all my concept models up to date.
Now, 11 years later, with new parts available, I made a new version. Originally I just wanted to rework the first version, but the structural integrity was far from stable, therefore it resulted in a completely new build.
Every year there is an annual building challenge in November. Originated by the great nnenn (RIP) at Flickr it’s always a joy to build a Vic Viper-styles spaceship. Although I had this challenge as well as nnenn in mind when building this spaceship, it does not fit the criteria since it has no tail fin. No matter I am happy with the outcome and didn’t want to force a tail fin, it just didn’t feel right. This is probably also due to the inspirational blueprint, the Sketch247 by Gary Sanchez.
I loved that design for ages and now I finally got back to it. It was a real pleasure to build the spaceship at the actual scale.
Here’s the full gallery:
While shooting the model I also played around with lights.
Back to space-ics
You know, sometimes you build something to a certain extent and that you cannot finish it somehow. Then it lays around for some time, you look at it several times and eventually the final direction comes to shape so you manage to finish it off – this is exactly one of those creations! If there is an existing design or a synopsis of a few designs there is a clear path to follow, but creating a new original design is just different.
BTW there are a whole load of this kind of projects spread across my creative lab.
I fiddled around with the large flat curvy panels and my limited parts available in dark tan. It happened that this insect-shell like design came out. My love for the small flags urged me to look how I could add them and the overall design was born.
The build is based upon the traditional Vic Viper wing-layout – two prongs, two rear-sided wings and a tailfin.
It has space for a small minifigure, being positioned up side down – as this matters in space LOL
Therefore the the underside become also a legit upperside.
A friend pointed out the view from the top and bottom being nice stand alone images, so the masks had a spin-off.
Long talk, here’s the full show, enjoy!