Royal Naboo AirForce One. Once upon a time in a Victorian Galaxy far far away.
About this creation
My Lords, Ladies and Gentlebeings, presented for your viewing pleasure the streamlined and modern Royal Naboo AirForce 1 fighter aircraft.
It is fitted with two Rancor and Royce Merlin engines powered by Mr J. Hutts patented boiler system making it capable of speeds approaching 100 knots. The RNAF1 is equipped with wings, a cushioned pilot seat and the latest in navigation technology (Astro the navigation monkey) this aircraft is the future of imperial expansion and the spread of civilization in our most excellent and spectacular galaxy.
We look forward to the force being with you.
Built: 2008 for the FBTB Steam Wars Competition: build a Steam Punk version of a recognizable SW vehicle. (Head on over to FBTB and see all of the excellent creations this competition inspired.)
Current Status: Intact.
Wow, I just saw this on brothers brick and have to say, its absolutly amazing! By far the most creative combination of themes I have seen to date, all of the pieces used serve thir purpose flawlessly. Eveything looks like it belongs exactly where it goes. The monkey is shere genius! I can't say enough about it and yet still can't put to words how remarkable it really is. Excellent build my friend! Peace - Patrick
You probably don't need me to tell you how unspeakably awesome this is, but my favorite part is the idea that monkeys would serve in place of astromech droids. He really should be strapped down, but I guess he could always be ejected into an enemy plane's engines as a last resort.
Yes...another opportunity to fawn all over this!!! Stinkin' genious I say! A perfect balance of color, form, detail, and monkeys. Hey, I just thought of something...it would be really cool if you made this a Star Wars ship, but a steampunk version, then entered it in the Steam Wars contest and...oh, wait a minute...that's right, you did.
This was one of my favorite in the long list of amazing Steam Wars contest entries. 2 of the people below me seem to be confused... this in fact is steampunk and is already Star Wars. Congratulations on an amazing build Mark!