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The 'Bouffoñ'

Postby Dr. X » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:58 pm

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The 'Bouffoñ' was the first starfighter to make it out of the Royal French Industrial Shipyards. Designed more for style than for functionality, the Bouffoñ has good maneuverability but is no match for other faster, better military-grade starfighters in battle.

This thing sure was fun to build. I know it could use a bigger engine, some greebs or something, and a tailfin, but I mostly built it as an experiment.


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Also, if anyone can figure out what the name of the starfighter means, a cookie for them!


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Postby Ross_Varn » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:05 pm

Looks like a cool ship, but i have no idea what the name means. Ill take a guess though - Buffoon?
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Re: The 'Bouffoñ'

Postby ahp77 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:50 pm

Dr. X wrote:Also, if anyone can figure out what the name of the starfighter means, a cookie for them!
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It means something, most likely something that exists in Spanish or Portuegese

I found that in Czech it means bouffon, w/o the accent. Also it means bouffons in Dutch. But in French, it means....


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Postby Dr. X » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:10 pm

Correct!

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Postby silvadream » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:20 pm

Aww you beat me to it
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Postby Theblackdog » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:03 am

Is there, you know, an engine anywhere on this thing? No wonder it's slower than an average fighter. I like the technique you used to make the wings, that and the clean color blocking gives it a really unique appearance.
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Postby Dr. X » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:05 am

Yeah.. the designers wanted to make it stylish, so they hid the engine in a shell in the back.
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Postby silvadream » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:00 pm

What is the Bouffons armaments?
Also it looks cool
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Postby Dr. X » Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:51 pm

It has one heavy cannon and one light laser cannon on the front.
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Postby Popchik » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:49 pm

heh the first thing i thought when i saw this was, "that should be piloted by the Harley Quinn minifig"

except his hat is red/black, your ship is black/red...

oh well...

"but he's black on the left side."
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Postby Tzan » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:48 pm

Popchik wrote:heh the first thing i thought when i saw this was, "that should be piloted by the Harley Quinn minifig"

except his hat is red/black, your ship is black/red...

oh well...

"but he's black on the left side."


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Postby Popchik » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:31 pm

Harley Quinn is a girl? (you can tell I'm a batman fan)
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Postby Dr. X » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:50 pm

Actually, it was only after I finished this that I realized, "Dangit, people are going to think this is that stupid Batman guy's ship!"

Lol. Thanks for the comments guys!
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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:10 pm

Harley Quinn was The Jokers psychiatrist when he was in Arkham Asylum. She fell in love with him and then assisted him with escaping. Afterwards, she became his accomplice/girlfriend, Harley Quinn.
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Postby piltogg » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:52 am

the cockpit looks a little bit forced... otherwise this is a decent ship.
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