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COOL! There's an article about Robot Chicken's Star Wars stuff! I'm SO buying that issue!
Oh, nice Kestrel, too.
Seriously, though, I can't wait to see the Kestrel article. (Anyone remember a loooooong time ago how I'd suggested on one thread or another using that name for an Earth spaceship, in keeping with the 'bird of prey' theme? Neat to see someone else has the same idea.)
So it was indeed the Kestrel that I saw (momentarily) in your av a few days ago…now I “understand”
Great design (reminds me of flying squirrel) and I like the main body surface panels and details...love the redesigned footpads too!
Looking forward to see more pics in the upcoming SF&FM, namely of its engine section and underside.
Flying squirrel? It does rather resemble that, doesn't it? The design looks robust, even a little aggressive. It also appears to be fast, like it's moving just while it's sitting there. Can't wait to read the article & the back story!
Cheers Fozzy - I'm really pleased (so far) the design has received a warm reception here. I resisted the temptation to post this myself, following issue 15 being shown on Mike's site - mainly for fear of member's thinking it a terribly realised idea.
I would have shaken my head - 'Oh no, nothing to do with me mate!' :no: :lol:
I think the aggression comes from the forward facing intakes, making it look like an Eagle with its head (CM) down, the intakes appearing like arms outstretched perhaps...
I did want it to appear faster and more agile than an Eagle, hence the six main engine bells and the two forward facing thrusters, suggesting it can break and reverse rapidly.
It's nice of you to say it looks as though it's moving when still - that's a great compliment to the design - many thanks!
I did resist the temptation to add any weaponry however, leaving the combatant role to the Hawk.
Oh - a few of the kit parts I received from you in our trade of a while ago found their way into the build, so you're thanked in the article. :thumbup:
Cool! I like it a lot, many good features. I noticed the backward facing thrusters in front, and that seems a needed feature for any fast moving ship for braking. Maybe instead of numbering the Kestrels each could have a name. Like, say, Kate. SOS!!!
Really outstanding work and congrats on the article!
I'm really pleased the design has the Commander's seal of approval - thanks Mark!
Keith and Tim, thanks for the kind words - everyone's been very kind, and I'm at last happy I've contributed in a small way to this community.