Once again, I dip into the world of bad HALO builders and return with a rehash of a previous MOC. Don't miss the next episode!
About this creation
I was never really happy with the first incarnation of my fanboy tribute to Goldman's Central Asian Combine theme. So I made a second one. The new version is more compact and a bit more sturdy... and I can go on and on and on but let's just show you the pictures.
Like everybody else and your mom, I have found myself unable to resist the temptation of portraying enigmatic and subtly ironic action against a backdrop of monolithic grey buildings. So I'll be using this in an upcoming Iron Reich diorama. By "upcoming" I mean "when I get enough grey bricks" by which I mean "years from now".
Front shot. The new version also has more modular compatability than the old one. The nose cone detaches, and stuff like that. In fact, I'll be showing you an example of this very soon...
Side. Not much change here.
Top. The profile of the ship from above is much narrower, since I took out the big VTOL fan and replaced it with ventral thrusters. You'll see those later.
I BIULDT TEH HALOW FRUM HALO 1 PLZ PLZ REVU PLZ DONT RAYT LO 4 BAD COLORZ!!!111!!111!!!1! CHEK OT MI MASTER CHEIF!1!!!
Anyway... here's the rear shot. The rear section is actually a hinged door that opens down to reveal a vehicle. Be patient, you'll get there...
AAAAAAND NOW... The VTOL thrusters you've all been waiting for!
The landing gear is still around. This picture had to be taken on a hard surface, since when I put the ship on the pillowcase the wheels sink in and the gun turret touches the ground. This was very stupid of me, as past experience has shown that this ship should NOT be placed anywhere near a ledge, whether on its stand or on landing gear.
BONUS MOC! OMG I BILD TEH MONGOZ PLZ REVIW!!1111!!1!
It's a vehicle I designed to fit into the rear bay. It's not that good, but I'll make a better one soon.
Well, I have to say, I liked V1 better: It had more color cohesion, was bigger, etc. But hey! That little vehicle in the back is great! VTOL thrusters are good too... But you can avoid having to post and then re-post by just leaving every MOC sitting around for a week or so. Thats what I do to all my MOCs. After a week of changing and upgrading, I've never felt I had to re-post a V2. The changing around just takes care of itself ahead of time. Besides, I'm usually too lazy to photograph as soon as I finish something...