My first major creation since my rekindled Lego interest is now complete. Behold the Plasma Tank!
I learned a LOT from building this. There’s a fair amount of SNOT (Studs Not On Top) work there (the rear “fin” is composed of sloped bricks attached sideways to get the angle I wanted). I learned how to attach what I thought of as “mount points” as I was building — places where I could add other stuff on later. I also got creative with parts, inspired by stuff I’ve been seeing on the Flickr “Lego” stream. For instance, those are samurai swords at the tips of the cannons.
It’s probably a bit over-greebled, and as you can see I only had five of the neon-green dome thingers.
Originally the cannons were going to be on the side and the platform where they ended up was going to be for two gunners, but I stuck them on top at one point and liked how it looked.
If you head for the gallery for this model, you’ll see all the steps (and back-steps) in the process, all the way from its humble beginnings:
For my next model I’m staying away from gray, black, and dark gray. Because I favor the Space/Star Wars sets, I have a LOT of bricks in those colors. I’m also going to try and get away from the whole space/weapons/tech thing. I’ve got some ideas.