It is with a heavy heart that I show off this particular work. This was my latest project and I would love to call this a WIP entry, but it would be more accurate to call it a WNLIP entry. This is a Work No Longer In Progress. You see, SHIPtember is here and I would like nothing more than to give it a shot, but with this current project intact, it is impossible. I did feel, though, that I would not be giving this work its due unless I shared with all what was underway.
This was the salvage ship that I had mentioned on my last MOC. One of my favorite concepts in sci-fi is the ship-with-a-face-only-a-captain-could-love. Be it the Millennium Falcon or Serenity, both Han and Mal were razzed for having an ugly ship, but they loved them. If you look at the details on the underside of this ship, you can see that there are brown pieces added in there to give it a rusty, or replaced parts looks. There is also a shot where you can see that a panel is missing on one side but is present on the other. All to give it an old, run down look and I liked how it was turning out.
Well letís take a look at what was, while I ponder what never will be.
If you look in the red boxes, you can see the missing panel that I mentioned.
Here is a look at the large surface of studs that I had to work with. I was finding this a very exciting prospect.
The next few shots show some of the easter eggs that this one had. I feel that I can be honest with you, my fellow FOLs. These next few shots show what really make me weep the loss of this project.
Flaps open up.
Front landing gear.
A couple braces pull back.
Rear landing gear. (sob)
Bottom hatch opens.
Hidden missile (sniff) launcher.
Looking at the rear of the ship.
Underside door lowers.
Gangplank. It was too large to fit under the ship originally, so it was designed to fold in half and it fits very neatly in its little hiding place... (Wahhhhhh!)
Just a couple cannons I was working on, intended for the sides near the front.
This is where Lil' Scavenger would have been set. There was going to be two large bay doors that opened over the top of the ship.
One last look.
Thanks for your support everybody. She will be missed.
This could have been something spectacular! I want so badly to see it realized. Lost potential. Sad. However, great techniques and shape won't be lost here. Great ideas worthy of expanding upon. Unfortunately, we've all been there. Cool nonetheless!
Well you got more done on yours then mine. My ship is still in skeleton form. But this is a great design I love all the opens your ship has plus all the detail on say the cannons. Don't know if I will be able to get a ship built in time but I will try Tim. Nice work yet again!
Oh the guilt I'm feeling now! This would have been amazing. The gangplank set-up is a technical wonder. If only I'd left you to your own devices and not wafted the heady temptation of Shiptember under your nose. Still, we can only wait with anticipation as to what you'll roll out for the end of the month.
More beautiful design innovations! I loved the landing gear and that straight, smooth black & yellow ramp looked superb. I'll be fascinated to see your SHIPtember build and I'm sure that it'll be worth the pain. Perhaps you could buils a salvage SHIP?
Dang, that looks awesome. Some really brilliant details here, pity that she won't be finished. Still, I look forward to whatever you pull out of your hat for SHIPtember, hopefully you scavenge some of those techniques.