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[Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

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[Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby Master Beef » Thu May 10, 2012 2:10 pm

I built this "Almost" Vic Viper in January 2012. I actually started this project thinking I would build Anakin's Eta-2 Interceptor for Star Wars Episode III (you can still see remnants of that in the wings if you look at it from the back), but I decided to just build somthing from my own imagination. I really liked how it turned out! Enjoy! :)

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Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon" Almost Vic Viper by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr
I just couldn't make myself add a vertical fin.


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Almost VV (3/4) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Almost VV (Top) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Almost VV (Back) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Almost VV (Engines) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Almost VV (Underside) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr
Landing gear up.

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Almost VV (Underside) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr
Landing gear down.

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Almost VV (Top) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Almost VV (3/4) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Almost VV (Top) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Almost VV (Engine) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Almost VV (Cockpit) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr


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Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon" Almost Vic Viper by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr
Want an explanation to the ship's name? Watch a Jackie Chan movie...
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Re: [Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby Solo » Sun May 13, 2012 12:07 am

I tried commenting on this the other day, but the forum crashed and ate my text apparently. Overall, I like it. Really cool wrap around engine, love the moving panels and detailed underside, all in all a lot of nice details. I think the blue stripes would look better as red or dark red due to the stickers, and the backwards tilt when landed seems a bit odd... but those are minor issues. Sweet build.
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Re: [Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby scotth510 » Mon May 14, 2012 11:22 am

I really like this build. Very clean and loads of detail. My son noticed the skull in the engine area right away.
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Re: [Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby Master Beef » Mon May 14, 2012 9:49 pm

Solo: Answering your comment about the oddity of the ships angle when on the ground: I was watching the Incredibles right before I built this. I noticed that the Velocipod pilots enter and exit their crafts from the bottom, so I decided to build that feature into my model. I hope that helps.

scotth510: Skull? What skull? Where?
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Re: [Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby scotth510 » Mon May 14, 2012 11:14 pm

Its right in the middle of the 6th picture down from the top (Almost VV Underside, landing gear down) with the two light grey studs in the eyes. It might not be a skull, just looks like one.
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Re: [Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby Master Beef » Tue May 15, 2012 9:20 am

scotth510 wrote:Its right in the middle of the 6th picture down from the top (Almost VV Underside, landing gear down) with the two light grey studs in the eyes. It might not be a skull, just looks like one.


I was being sarcastic in my last comment. After I decided not to make this ship Anakin's Eta-2, I basically picked out a skull piece and built around that. That's usually how I build my models; constructing an entire model around one brick. Try it sometime! :D
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Re: [Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby Solo » Tue May 15, 2012 9:38 am

Master Beef wrote:enter and exit their crafts from the bottom

Aha, now it makes sense. Good on ya for using less than conventional ideas like that.
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Re: [Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby scotth510 » Tue May 15, 2012 3:34 pm

Ha ha, sometimes I miss the sarcasm on the internet. That is a great idea and I will definitely try it.
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Re: [Space] Lin Gow's "High Lotus Sleeping Tiger Dragon"

Postby sparkart » Thu May 17, 2012 6:30 am

Nice, the ribbed and smooth hose detail that can be uncovered with the moveable/variable geometry is cool.
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