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[Sci-Fi] "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU Livery

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[Sci-Fi] "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU Livery

Postby vynsane » Tue May 01, 2012 7:19 am

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"Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU markings - Main view by vynsane, on Flickr

First brick-built version of one of my Modular Starfighter LDD concepts.
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While the speed and small profile of the "Raijin" Class Light Interceptor was above anything Tanuki Corp. had developed previously, the need for greater firepower options prompted a revision of the Light Interceptor configuration. Utilizing the same fuselage frame as the Mk.I while taking certain design cues from the "Mamushi" Class, the "Raijin" Mk.II paired a new set of wing/stabilizer modules featuring multiple weapon system hardpoints and a set of new enhanced nose-mounted blaster cannons.

In addition to the centrally-located enhanced blaster cannons, the depicted configuration is kitted out with four heavy energy cannons, two per side, connected via a forward-facing hardpoint mount.

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There are some parts that were reworked in comparison to the all-digital version I previously posted. The engine module is pretty extensively reworked and the wings are a little different.

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- "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU markings

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"Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU markings - Side view by vynsane, on Flickr

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"Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU markings - Top view by vynsane, on Flickr

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"Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU markings - Play features! by vynsane, on Flickr

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"Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU markings - Module breakdown by vynsane, on Flickr
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Re: [Sci-Fi] "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU Liv

Postby scotth510 » Tue May 01, 2012 8:54 am

I really like this ship. The color scheme is great and I like how it is almost modular. You could do quite a bit with it. Great job.
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Re: [Sci-Fi] "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU Liv

Postby vynsane » Tue May 01, 2012 9:39 am

Thanks! Though I'm not sure what you mean by 'almost modular' - if you take a look at the other LDD concepts you'll see that the modules are highly interchangeable. Some wing/engine combos don't work because of clearance issues, but there are quite a few configurations that utilize the same modules in different ways.
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Re: [Sci-Fi] "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU Liv

Postby scotth510 » Mon May 14, 2012 11:15 am

I wasn't sure if it was meant to be modular, but that is a great idea. I never saw the LDD concept before I saw the thread.
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Re: [Sci-Fi] "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU Liv

Postby Solo » Tue May 15, 2012 9:44 am

Really dig the glowing engine. Glad to see you turn the modular starfighter idea into some actual builds. It came out really cool. Can't wait to see more of them.
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Re: [Sci-Fi] "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU Liv

Postby sparkart » Thu May 17, 2012 6:49 am

Slick! First impression to me is of a sleek racer, but brisling with weapons, it's unmistakenly a high speed interceptor. The light up engine is too cool.
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Re: [Sci-Fi] "Raijin" Class Mk.II Light Interceptor, ADU Liv

Postby vynsane » Thu May 24, 2012 10:42 am

Thanks, all! Hopefully I will be able to build more of the designs I've developed.

The fuselage on this one is strong, but the wing modules are a bit floppy. There's a bit of up-and-down play, so that's a problem area that has to be addressed in future revisions. Using two technic axles passed through the center helped a little compared to the four technic axle/pins originally used in the design, but only a little. I have a feeling using three or four 'hardpoints' per side (instead of the two I have now) would strengthen it up a bit.
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