In sprit of the actual expedition and landing on Mars. Also FebROVERy ignited my creative engines.
Large inspiration taken from Igor Sobolevskys amazing Mars 9 Rover concept:
This fella took me ages, The sketch was on my desk for half a year or more before I managed to finally pull it off.
Here’s an interactive 360° model for your viewing pleasure:
Enough talk, here’s the full gallery:
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!
Some time ago I made a spaceship for a blind-pass-along-game. That was a great opportunity to dwell into the depths of deep space reconnaissance.
That was the first version. Later I made another version, featuring a different colour scheme alongside some minor tweaks.
In addition I gave this version a sticker job with various decals.
Due to the increasing popularity I made another version with a custom paint job, meaning that I painted several elements.
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These Star Wars models from the Freemaker Adventures and Rogue One were commissioned exclusively by Blocks magazine and have been showcased in issue 22 & 27 in 2016. The Freemaker ships have also been featured at The Brothers Brick.
Disclaimer: The Star Wars models are my interpretations. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by Disney and Lukas Films.