The Wryneck Tactical Fighter is the latest short-to-medium range defensive spacecraft from the Space Homeys Interstellar Technologiesâ„˘.
About this creation
Compact. Sleek. Fast. The enemy wouldn't expect it. They can only grunt, "WTF?!?!"
The Wryneck Tactical Fighter a.k.a. W.T.F. is designed primarily to escort and defend battleships but on occasion used to intrude and clean out hostile environments.
Armed with twin pulse ion guns on each side and the Ferro-Inductive Non-Glitchy Electromagnetic Reciprocating Cannon underneath, the W.T.F. has ample firepower to cause considerable damage in a single swoop.
It's thrusters are pulled in closer to the hull to reduce drag as well as to increase speed. Each thruster is powered by a Hornive Milfium Reactor.
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The Ferro-Inductive Non-Glitchy Electromagnetic Reciprocating Cannon in full glory!
WIP picture taken with my cheapo camera phone: This is what it looks like when the background is not black. The MOC is made with just plain, black pieces.
I thought that I had commented on this one, but some how I missed it. I love the dark chrome color scheme. The parts usage is superb and I like the over all shape. For micro scale this is an amazingly articulated ship.
The last photo shows a fully black one. Does this mean that the model is just made out of black pieces with a bit of photoshopping, made out of chrome silver bricks and that was just a prototype or did you modify the bricks by painting it silver? I need to know!
Hey, sorry it's taken me so long to get around to commenting on yr work! This is awesome - i'm particularly fond of the engine arrays held on with droid arms, it looks amazing. The photography is really sharp and the black on black technique is a killer, i'll certainly have to try that sometime!
Not sure where else to post it, but I just wanted to thank you for your kind comments on the MOC that my wife helped me with. It meant a LOT to her that you appreciated the serene feeling of the botanical garden that she helped with :)
Ok, so it sounds like the camera produces this effect when it does not know how to figure out the autoexposure for something that is black on black on black. . . . I'll definitely give this a try! thanks!
Thank you very much for your comments! First off, The MOC needs to be black. I used a black t-shirt for the background and 2 soft white fluorescent lamps for indirect lighting (A placed one lamp to the right and another to the left. Both lamps pointed to the ceiling). Natural light is preferable though. My DSLR camera is set to auto 'coz I'm next to clueless on how to set it manually. When I focus, the camera auto-adjusts. Then it captures what you see here. Nothing fancy. Give it a try! For other examples, see Lee Jones' "BFC-DSP" ( http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/139430 ) and Hans Dendauw's "I don't drink ... wine" ( http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/234166 ). I hope that helps!
I can't say much more than the others, but can not keep silence: this is the best looking lego fighter i've ever seen.
And please do shed ome light on your photographic method, I've read the comments but have no idea ho a bad backgound could work to this onderful effect. :)
Now that I know that, I feel stupid. Ummm, this is embarrassing. Oh well. I now see what you mean. It just looked so chrome like. I think what tipped me were the lightsaber hilts because although they have been made in black, they're really hard to come by and really only through bricklink anymore.
I really like the chrome look. It almost has a last starfighter look to it. As always looks of great detail an original usage of parts and technique in such a small package. If you get a chance check out my fighter. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/286925
Absolutely awesome work here! It boggled my mind with how you got all those robot arms to fit together like that, just goes to show the versatility of LEGO!! I love how you used the skeleton legs to hold the guns on too. So much detail in such a little package! Keep it up! -Ultra
Wowza. For starters, I've never seen the black-gold elements before, so I wasn't expecting that. The color is just awesome. But in nay hue (even, or maybe especially, pink) this ship would be sweet. The use of the robo-arms to arrange the engines looks awesome. As someone else said, very gun-starish. Also, like the B5 fighter, the engine arrangement looks like something genuinely designed to operate in a 3D vacuum.
And, of course, I loved the jokes. An awesome ship, made better by a wink and a nod.
Oop, I forgot to actually comment! Shifu, your photography of the black ABS is incredible! I think we all agree that you have a very workable technique for shooting photos. Well done mate on an excellent build!
I was wondering when you were going to make some more super stealthy ships like this! This sort of thing is so much fun to build and I love how you use all the different elements and techniques. More of this pls mister shifu :)