Legos: Crimson Skies
Crimson Skies - some sort of fantasy aircraft dogfighting game, a meme popped up on Lugnet with over a dozen aircraft being built, so I had to join the fun. Creating these fantasy warbirds is a real gas :)
Kestrel was built consecutively with the Coranado, but
the Coranado received a major rebuild afterwards. Originally I wanted
a twin engine craft and had a lot of red curvy slopes... When finished,
the front reminded me of the P-38 which is why the original
version wound up with a snoot
full of guns. I liked the idea of having a female pilot all dressed
in black for it as well. I'm sure she
has an interesting backstory...
The revision of the craft requited a rebild of the nose to accomodate a second set of click hinges to get rid of a bad case of wing droop. The rudders also received a makeover going from a strange "V" type to a more traditional model. Other small change resulted as well. All in all it's a tad beefier and can now be picked up and wooshed about with out the wings flopping down.
Coronado Bar One is a rebuild of my first Crimson Skies
aircraft - the Coranado.
After some extreemly useful
critique on Lugnet I wound
up with a much beefier craft, and honestly it's still my favorite.
It sits perched on my computer monitor reday to launch off and defend
it's domain at a moments notice. 6 Guns, 6 rockets and some underwing
pods give it some serious attitude.
It even wound up with a little bit of a history :)
Nighthawk XF12A ranks as my outcast ship... when I introduced
it to Lugnet as the XF12
I wondered if it wasn't just plain too futuristic for Crimson Skies...
After some more good criticism
I wound up doing a rebuild.
Unfortunately despite what I felt were some pretty stiff changes like
re-arming, altering the landing gear, removing the rudders and adding
new wingflaps, the pictures I took don't show much of a difference. It
is truly a wierd little bugger, but definitely swooshable. It will probably
be the first sacraficed to the parts gods.
Tomahawk fi/08a wound up as a summer weekend project
started by ripping apart some stock sets and thinking maybe I should get
back to building. Wound up with a fun little ship with some nice features.
canard and the oddly folding landing gear are my favorites. Actually
the tail of the craft took several re-builds before I was satisfied, and
after thinking over yet
more Lugnet criticism I changed up the
rudders to a more conventional
design. Also changed the color of the underwing cannons to make them
show up a tad better in pictures.
|Comparison Pictures I thought it would be cool to takes some pictures that compare the planes to one another. Hopefully more will follow.|
Crimson Skies Brickshelf Directory where you can view
all of the above and more floatsom...
And here's a search I did on lugnet with what peeps
are saying about these crazy contraptions
Black & Stylish twin boom
A twin boom trimotor
Another twin boom
A bomber with twin pusher props.. yeah...
A pretty large one
This one is a little... truncated, but it has folding
the Tornado was the one that really made me want to
build one of these things...
Bobcat -actually hadn't seen this one before, love the
These are neat too
Another twin pusher - with canards!
This one is a bit futuristic for me, but it's a nice
piece of work
And this one is goofy, but no one else tried a water-plane
And here's one from 2001 that I just noticed, a pusher
biplane no less!
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