Yes, it's gotten that serious. For the Deathmatch; Category 3: "Wait a second, something's wrong here..."
About this creation
The 2017 MOCer Games are going to still be going on all summer, but the Deathmatch only has a few days left, so now it's time to get real serious. It's time to airstrike the games to ensure victory.
From The Iron Giant
So this bomb has been an idea of mine since about 2013 because the Planet Set hemispheres are an interesting challenge to work with, and I did make a version at one point, but it was very unstable. I took some pictures, but never posted them because I just wasn't happy with the way it turned out. Insert the MOCer Games and the Deathmatch's Third Category: "Wait a second, something's wrong here..." and I had a good reason to go back and redo the entire thing, making it stronger and more aethsetically pleasing.
When trying to get a simple opinion about fin design, my frineds and I argued for an hour about how perfectly acceptable everything is, that it is not meant to be 100% accurate to real bombs but resemble retro designs as well as those that you see in cartoons, and the use of colors. I personally love the green and red on the front, but Aaron would have none of it. He wanted it to be all gray and boring (what a communist), and I wanted it to resemble some of that great craftsmanship you see from nose art or just making it interesting. Yeah, it doesn't make sense when you think about who is going to be looking at how pretty the bombs are, but why did the bomb plane thingies in Captain America: The First Avenger have city names painted on them? Was it for the Hydra Agents that would already have coordinates? The bomb from the Season 2 Episode, The Zillo Beast, from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has writing on the bomb dissing Count Dooku. It's just people taking pride in their work! Stop analyzing it so much Aaron!
On a much more lighter note, the fins are slightly offset so to make it spiral as it falls, theoretically. Again, not really accurate, I mean the fins would already be stabilizing the bomb as it fell, does it really need to spin for extra stability? The answer is yes; it absolutely does.
There's not much to talk about with this image so other than that, on to the next one!
This is the initial image I used for the bomb that I edited into the main image. That didn't take too long, but I do not have the patience for photo editing. Making things practical is much more preferable, but I must say, for not much practice, I think the final image turned out pretty adequate. I'm sure I'll hear plenty from Flickr about how bad it is, but whatever. I had to wait for good cloud cover for the idea in my head to be realized, so this would have been uploaded Sunday if I had not been picky. Why must I be such an artist with a vision?
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Wow! I am astounded at this category's ability of inspiring truly ingenious builds. When I first saw it, I thought, "Oh, that will produce a bunch of lame entries." I'm glad you guys are proving me wrong! Such an excellent entry and the song just adds to it. 5 point from me.
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Really got that MemeLUG vibe.
I have no idea what MemeLUG is other than a LUG, I guess, but that feels like that could be part of their memery, so I don't really know how to take that. But I see you like the MOC, so I'll take it as positive.
I'm a bomb and I'm about to go off! This reminds me of the bugs bunny episode. At the end he's working at a bomb factory smacking the noses of the bombs on a conveyer belt. Then writing dud on the side. Makes me laugh every time. I really like how you delt with the tabs on the sphere halves. Outstanding job!