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[SW] ISD-Infantry Support Dropship

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[SW] ISD-Infantry Support Dropship

Postby firehawk302 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:23 pm

The Infantry support dropship, or ISD was a vehicle used by clone troopers to get into areas where it was impossible to reach on foot. Features included a rope for rappelling, landing gear, and a hatch to drop bombs to clear the area before dropping troops.
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/firehawk303/star-wars-stuff/MOCs/ISD/img_2021.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/firehawk303/star-wars-stuff/MOCs/ISD/img_2034.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/firehawk303/star-wars-stuff/MOCs/ISD/img_2035.jpg

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http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=374720

So what do you think? :D
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Re: [SW] ISD-Infantry Support Dropship

Postby Galagoo » Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:45 am

Hmm, the design is quite neat and the detailing looks rather nice, but the vessel is blocky. I'd recommend smoothening it up, especially on the nose, around the integration between the cockpit piece and bricks. The cockpit area doesn't look bad, but seems just to be in need of some more tinkering. You really haven't chosen the easiest windscreen to work with. ;)

I'm also unsure about the slopes in the cargo bay floor. I think it would look better and more solid if you used the inverted slopes instead, so that the body of the vessel would narrow rather than widen at the bottom.
In addition, the engines look quite small, too, so I'd also recommend making them bigger. A lot bigger, actually; I think some huge engines might fit well in the overall look of the ship.
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Re: [SW] ISD-Infantry Support Dropship

Postby firehawk302 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:26 am

Thanks for the comment. So what do you think I could do to smooth up the cockpit? Maybe I'll add slopes on the bottom so its kinda "pointy". I think I will try what you said about the bottom slopes being inverted. So what do you think I could do to make it less blocky? I don't know what else to do to the troop bay. :S
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Re: [SW] ISD-Infantry Support Dropship

Postby Galagoo » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:33 am

To smoothen up the cockpit, I think you could make the brick structure around the cockpit piece a stud or two shorter, so that the front edges wouldn't stick out that badly. Then you could indeed use inverted slopes to make the bottom of the cockpit more round and, if you have enough slopes, also so long that it would reach the main body, thus giving the craft more solid look.

As for the troop bay, I think a major factor in the blocky look are the strictly rectangular apertures on the sides and the rear. Therefore, it might be enough if you just put some 1x2 slopes on the lower and upper corners of the holes. The studs on the slope bricks would still be visible, since the bricks couldn't be entirely integrated into the structure, but putting the round little 1x1 bricks on the studs - and perhaps onto the underside of the slope pieces in the upper corners, too - would solve the case.

Other than that, you could always just play around with slope pieces and try to stick them at places and see, whether it increases or decreases the blockyness.
Greebling the vessel more on the problem spots might also be an efficient way to make the craft less blocky. It may not be as smooth as sloping, but it would at least give some shape.

There are my ideas. I only hope you understand them, too; my English could most likely be quite a bit clearer. :p

EDIT: Speaking of the cockpit area, I just came across this, a neat MOC by a fellow Bothan, Brick shock aka ODST7. It uses the same cockpit piece, so perhaps it'll give you some inspiration.
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