Kay Kay, MOC time. I have a couple of new WIPs to post up, and they're all related to Space, really.
First one is the modular SHIP. Backstory, since the original post got lost in the data purge of 2013: I want to make small, colorful ships that can be connected to each other to make a longer SHIP. So without further ado...
Each one is ten studs long, has three holes in the front and three axles in the back so they all fit together. (It's a snug fit for these three ships when putting them together, but as it gets longer the connection gets weaker. I don't think it would be an issue for display, but just for swooshing.)
In particular, these mini ships are colored dark purple, medium lavender, and dark azure, which are all fairly rare colors. I have a decent supply of dark purple, so I had plenty to work with as I tried to make a bow-like shape. For the second one, I got a bunch of 1x2 medium lavender plates from the pic-a-brick wall. And then I bought a Friends set and learned the difference between lavender and medium lavender, which is why that ship has a lighter colored elements on it. Otherwise, the whole texture is made using 1x2 plates. Similarly, I scored a bunch of 1x2 dark azure plates in a draft at BrickCon (as well as 1x2 bricks and 1x3 curved slopes in that same color). I wanted that ship to have orbs on either end, so each orb is colored by those 1x2 plates again in dark azure. (IMO, I like the flow of that one best.)
I plan to make more of these in other colors. (Including some rare ones, like pink, sand green, and dark tan. Now, just because I plan to do that doesn't mean I can pull it off, because I don't have good selections of any of those colors.) I'm kind of building them for this minifig team I've come up with, but it would be cool if others wanted to combine their own ships like this at conventions. Maybe.
One idea to push this forward: said ships can be of a familiar theme. Which leads to my next WIPs
These two ships are for Tahu and Gali. Specifically, the Tahu and Gali minifigs I've made using the pen masks. They're longer than the other ships (Tahu is 18 studs long and Gali is 14, I believe) Tahu's has a better flow to it, and I like how some of the Hero Factory elements worked out, but the mask just looks added on. (Which it kinda was.) The mask placement on Gali's is much smoother, but the rest of her's is kinda blocky. I dunno, they're experimentations at this point. And I can do some for the other Toa Mata as well, since I have full figs for Kopaka, Lewa, and Onua. (Still need a Pohatu pen mask.)
But if others want to create Bionicle themed system ships, from the Metru to the Inika to the Glatorian... I think it might be a neat idea for a convention, even if it wouldn't necessarily fall within the Bionicle category.
And finally, a different type of SHIP.
This is supposed to be the nose for an actual 100 stud long SHIP. I used hinge bricks to form an octagon and then extended it out and plated it using pretty much my entire supply of minifig stands. And then I added the trans neon green for coloring. So far, this is only 60 studs long, so I would need to make a 40 stud long engine block to connect it to. And besides being an interesting (and single colored) SHIP, the trans neon green would also look rad under a blacklight. (There need to be more legit MOCs for the Dark Side black light display at BrickCon next year. I've made some bleh models the last few years, but next year I want to make something BIG.)
And, um, that's it. Yay. Further buildings been halted because we're having work done on our house, and that meant my Lego station had to get packed up and put into storage, so I won't have access to it for a week or so.