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Old 09 Jan 2005, 18:48   #1 (permalink)
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I've been thinking about adding some Jetcycles to my marine force to replace my standard bike squad, and I actually got a hold of half a dozen of the old RT era jetbikes



but, they are a bit small compared to current era minis. So, I started to make one of my own.

Here is what I have so far (mind you, I just started this):




I am thinking about adding two more exhaust pipes on each side of the bike, so from a back view you would see 9 extra exhausts + the 4 exhausts that are part of the standard bike.

Some directional thrusters may be added to the pre-existing vents - so it will look like it might be able to turn.

I was also thinking about adding some of the details on the bottom of the landspeeder, as I am guessing they are part of the imperial anti-grav system.

Not sure what to do with the front, my current thought is to use the Chaplain wind guard (the one with the eagle wings) and then extend out the front wheel well to be more like the old RT era one (like a wedge) and then use plasticard and GS to fill in the gap between the wheel well and the body, to make it look like a solid piece.

Ideas, suggestions, comments, critisism - all are welcome
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 18:53   #2 (permalink)
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Not bad it looks like its coming along and sounds like you have a good idea on how to finish the front off.
And ya I would add some of the tubeing you used and extend the exaust pipes back to the same length as the jets you already made.

Very cool.

Please show us when you ger her done.

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hmm... looks good although you could look to the gullwings aircraft from FFX-2 for inspiration if needed.
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Looks very cool.

About dizzy's comment: What?! Isn't the Gullwing a shiop, not a jet bike?!
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have you seen it? it looks like a huge bike in the air :P
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Looks very cool. I would love to see it when its done.
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Old 10 Jan 2005, 13:41   #7 (permalink)
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Diz, can you find a pic of the FF-X bike? I can't seem to find it.

Thanks for the comments - it is great to have a community of converters to go to for ideas

I have actually been rethinking the front, instead of the wedge, I was thinking about adding vents - something like air intakes, if I get a chance, I will do a mock up tonight.

Y'all will most certainly see the finished product
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Old 10 Jan 2005, 16:19   #8 (permalink)
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www.ffhorizon.com/igallery/FFX2/airship2.jpg] linkage [/url]

www.animationalliance.net/assets/images/airship_th.jpg] a better view of the front of the wheel [/url]
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Old 10 Jan 2005, 18:47   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks Diz, it does look sharp, but has too much of an anime feel to it (would look better for Tau or Eldar). I want more of the standard Imperial look to it, in other words, bulky and gothic
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yeah I get that, I was thinking of an adaptation of the froont wheel desightns (obviously more angles and whatnot) I think it gives it the real "I fly" feel
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