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XR-74 'Jackrabbit'

Postby Dr. X » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:09 pm

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The XR-74 'Jackrabbit' is a light fighter intended for capital ship protection and interception. Armament includes two small V8-S Laser Cannons under each wing.

After seeing countless SNOTty starfighters coming out from nnenn, Gambort, and many others, I decided to make one. Here is my attempt, called the Jackrabbit because of the sort of ear-shaped stabilizers (check the other pics for a better angle on these). It was good fun trying to get the wings slanted in line with the canopy when building it.



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Yes, I know the engine isn't much. I can never think of a really good idea, so I just slap on some circular things and some trans.



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Top view. It may not seem like it, but a minifig can squeeze in sideways. It just looks ridiculous.



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Postby OneEye589 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:14 pm

I like it. The engine fits the look perfectly, even with the simplicity. Maybe some red Technic pegs sticking out of those holes instead of just the lighter grey ones?

It's kinda weird to have the ship's cockpit like that and not have a minifigure fit inside, though. I'm sure it was tough enough to give it that look even without the room for a fig.
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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:14 pm

That's damn fine
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Postby Dr. X » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:17 pm

Thanks!

And OneEye, I've never seen red technic half-pins.. *searches Peeron*. Nope, no red. I wish there was one though, that's a nice idea.
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Postby Adean » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:55 pm

I have some red technic half pins....
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Postby Theblackdog » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:15 am

Awesome work. The angled wings are a technique I've always been afraid to try. How do you do it?
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Postby HeartOfDarkness » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:01 am

That's quite nice. It's also well photographed, which gives it extra points.
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Postby james+burgundy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:48 am

You know i am starting to believe that there is a good builder here i mean most of u scum i think have the building skills of a 10 year old but X is bring out some stuff that makes me think other wise :?:
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Postby Blitzen » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:51 pm

Thank you james+burgundy, for an observation that I already made, with the noteworthy omitance of the word 'scum'.

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Postby ahp77 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:47 am

james+burgundy wrote:You know i am starting to believe that there is a good builder here i mean most of u scum i think have the building skills of a 10 year old but X is bring out some stuff that makes me think other wise :?:


3 months ago I was a ten-year-old.
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:50 am

I WISH I were ten-years-old.
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Postby Dr. X » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:50 am

Why the hell? . . .
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Postby spacessj » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:52 pm

Damn X, you're good.
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Postby james+burgundy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:54 pm

Dr. X wrote:Why the hell? . . .
to i wish i was a ten year old

i would say less skoll more play
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Postby pesgores » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:55 pm

Nice rabbit.
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