I found my Sky Pirates were missing one thing: a really evil looking, dieselpunk propeller fighter plane. Something that spells aggression and power, and fits to their fleet of (quite ramshackle looking) contraptions… a flying hotrod! I combined the front area and cockpit from an S.E.5a biplane with the wing shape and silhouette of… Read More The Queen of the Aces
Amongst other things I was busy with building a successor to the Andromeda, a project that is, with all its redesigns challenges and more redesigns, definitely worth a longer post on its own. But today I show you what I built immediately after I finished it (for now!). Contrary to the Andromeda II, this one… Read More Classic Space Starfighter
Astrid’s Starfighter might be fast and stealthy, but an interstellar crime syndicate needs also some serious firepower to run their business. This is where the Blacktron Marauder comes into play: a small, but heavily armed corvette. Ideal for lightning fast attacks that hammer down your shields and have you facing a boarding commando taking every… Read More The Return of Blacktron! (Part 2)
Since the prices for certain Lego Star Wars sets are borderlining silly (or way beyond that), I am quite happy doing my own interpretations of them. Like this one: a small, medium-range transport ship, which has been largely adapted by smugglers and such scum! I happily admit that I strayed quite away from the look of… Read More A Workhorse in Space
The landing gear on my dieselpunk-inspired X-Wing was a last minute addition and I was never really happy with it and went back and forth over the last couple of months, looking for the right balance between looks and stability: The first variant was, while super-sturdy, way too chunky for that little ship and looked not… Read More X-Wing Landing Gear Fix
Batman everywhere! This year started with a real flood of sets to the new film – and I wasn’t really impressed by most of them… Ironically the new Batwing looks actually pretty good, if it wasn’t so huge! I prefer the idea of it as a small and nimble plane, made for swooshing along streets,… Read More Batwing!
My friend Moondog got quite inspired by my spaceship pictures and sent them on a couple more missions: One thing for sure: They get around! There may be more adventures of our space travellers in the future, so stay ready for more transmissions!