ME-23 Big Red Courier

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ME-23 Big Red Courier

Postby brentlymills » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:07 am

Imitation is a sincere form of flattery, well if anything this MOC certainly is. Inspired by Blake Foster's XS-SP33D, this interpretation is a courier vessel designed for high maneuverability rushing through the busy urban skycar lanes as well as for quick travel throughout the local system. This MOC has working landing gear and an opening cargo hold.
This build took about 2 weeks to design and build, and as is often the case the landing gear posed the greatest challenge. I was going for both functionality and realism -- both of which are often a trade off.


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Re: ME-23 Big Red Courier

Postby Alyosha » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:08 pm

Nice! This looks extremely swooshable!I think the landing gear are fantastic. They look very 'solid', able to support the ship. Do they just swivel down on a technic pin? Is there something that keeps the ship from collapsing the landing gear into their retracted position?

I also like the connections between the engine pods and the main body. The engines seem so large that they might shake the ship apart - I imagine that the technic connections are an aftermarket part meant to stabilize the craft. Reminds me of Shepherd Book, on seeing Serenity: "Not an aught-three, though; didn't have the extenders, tended to shake."
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Re: ME-23 Big Red Courier

Postby Sir Michael Le Fanu » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:07 pm

Great!
Reminds me of something... and its not Blake's...
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Re: ME-23 Big Red Courier

Postby Blake » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:09 am

As I said on MOCpages, this is a great reinterpretation!
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Re: ME-23 Big Red Courier

Postby mdilthey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:34 pm

I love the struts! Very cool.
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Re: ME-23 Big Red Courier

Postby nitrobenz » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:12 am

nice work! I love what you've done with your inspiration. The landing gear is great too. I know you called a reinterpretation, but I definitely think it has its own presence, Overall I could see this being another product from the same company (a more marketable product)
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Re: ME-23 Big Red Courier

Postby -2x4- » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:46 am

Fantastic work!
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