Avatar's signature ship, the "Scorpion Gunship" Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson, sturdy enough for my 3 year old to fling around without breaking
About this creation
While this may seem to be a couple years too late in coming, it was JUST on time for me. This was basically a 2-day build, happening over the weekend after I got back from a 2-week overseas trip to the Czech Republic and France. After building it all in grey, I realized that the one the chick flew int he movie had a blue and white strip pattern on it. Oh well, maybe I'll modify the color scheme for BricFair in Alabama in January. Enjoy the pics.
Quoting Brothers Merz
Looking good man, good editing as well. She looks a bit blocky (10 stud wide?) but you captured the look and feel perfectly.
Yeah, 10 studs wide, and I think it should have been even wider by a little. The SA-2 Samson is a pretty wide and low ship. Looking at the head-on profile of the ship, you can see that it really should be 2 studs wider, but coming up with a canopy configuration that is 12 studs wide eluded me,...given my limited parts inventory.
Quoting Nathan Goulding
GREAT build. One correction though. The "Scorpions" depicted in the movie were the smaller, single-seat fliers. What you have built is an SA-2 "Sampson" light transport, NOT an AT-99 "scorpion".
Nathan, yeah I realized this about 2 weeks into unsuccessful Google image searches for it. That's why I put the words "scorpion gunship" inside of quotes. It's such a more glamourous name than Aerostapiale SA-2 Samson. This is a more hits idea.