• love the mountains - ~βen Bricker~ /AKA Dirtty Dan.
  • I love this! - Vengeance of Lego
  • CHEESE! You are superb at adding every tiny detail! - Vengeance of Lego
  • these really look like military grade buttons. perfect! - Tenacious EJ
  • These flares are wonderful. - vìnn
  • Hah, glad they were noticed! I really liked them too
  • MIG! - -minininja-
  • Oldgrey/newgrey contrast is excellent. - mahjqa
  • Are the clips attached to revolvers, or is the angle achieved using normal hinges? - Wallopy Joe
  • They're revolvers. They gave it a great angle, and surprised me when they held, so I didn't keep fiddling. Probably could have done it with hinges, but this worked well enough.
  • Another feature I'm glad was noticed. Thanks!
  • I really like these lime green screens, they're excellently done! - The2ndarrow
  • I like how these lines are made thinner than the rest. Is it made with cheeses? - Nick Brick
  • Nope, it's 1x4 brackets.
  • usaf FTW!!!!
    i love the f-15 - Mr. Wiles
  • love the tiny littleflick thing right here. - Suit-Team
  • Mig-29 Fulcrum 'A' - Macblehhhh


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"Razor two, in left. Bandsaw, bogey-dope."
"Bandsaw, furball bullseye one-nine-zero, thirty-one, Razor one merged single, west arm!"
"Razor two, tally two, my nose four."
"Razor one, defensive...descending, flaring!"
"Razor two, Fox-two trailer, west arm, Fulcrum!"

I finally finished my forced perspective entry for the Military Group contest! I was worried I wouldn't make the deadline. I'm pretty sure I've never put in so much work for a single photograph.

I'll post a couple behind the scenes shots in a day or two. the background and cockpit won't stay built too long, so if you've got a request to see something, say so soon.

For anyone who's interested, the cockpit is somewhere around 1/2 scale (maybe a little smaller) and the F-15E and MiG-29 models are 1/100 scale (approx the same scale as my AWACS.)

The background is tilted slightly. I wanted it to look like our aircraft was turning, but I don't think I added enough of a slant to make it show very well. And I know it looks like he's aiming more at the other Eagle than the MiG. Unfortunately I placed the connection points before I figured out that's how it would turn out in the final frame. So, um, the pilot's still lining up his shot.

The flares are a couple of Exoforce fiber optic tubes with Lego light bricks on the far end. They worked out better than I expected - I love the lens flare I got with them. :D

Incidentally, with the exception of the HUD display photoshopped in, there's not a single non-Lego object in this photo

equuinox, ptroll, Mechanekton, and 424 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. -Mainman- 58 months ago | reply

    Update for those few who care: This MOC won both the large Forced Perspective category and the overall Best Entry for the competition! Also been blogged on geekologie and EpicWinFTW. Plus it has possessed my soul and doomed me to build an ever-expanding air force.

  2. Aroŋ. 58 months ago | reply

    Holy crap...

    This is epic!

  3. TLM the GWKY 58 months ago | reply

    This, deserves more than what you are getting. (I havent seen what you are getting so,)

  4. danny316p 57 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Blogged by Lego Model of the Day , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. Rоcĸy W 57 months ago | reply

    I'm speechless.

    Just absolutely speechless.

  6. Mad physicist 57 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called LEGO Military Models, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. \V/_ 56 months ago | reply

    now your at an even 200 with the favs.
    excellent build, instant flashback to the days of top gun on the old nintendo.

  8. Creation Crook 52 months ago | reply

    Wow, I never had any idea this existed, and though late, I gotta comment on how amazing this build is. Awesome job!

  9. _.Astro._ 52 months ago | reply

    Great! Very original idea! I love all the little buttons and switches you made. The background looks amazing! I love how you outlined the bottom of the clouds. The mountains are perfect! The contrast between oldgray and newgray is amazing... I love how you did the shape of the "dashboard"! It really adds to the awesomeness!

  10. LegoMasterr 50 months ago | reply

    Beat me to it... Grrrrrrrr...

  11. Lego Guy1 42 months ago | reply

    This is amaing! <3 100th comment!

  12. Michael_Hawk 36 months ago | reply

    Today I learned that the Technic bush pieces fit directly into the middle of 4 studs. I do this all the time with regular round 1x1's but somehow it never occured to me to try a Technic bush there. Anyway, amazing MOC! I've never seen anything like this made with Lego before. It looks just like an old PC flight sim from the early/mid 90s! Bravo, sir.

  13. M.R. Yoder 36 months ago | reply

    ^Thanks for bumping this back into my recent activity. Worth another look and another comment. Still amazing!

  14. BlueisCoool 36 months ago | reply

    Very nice work - congrats!

  15. kingtiger719 32 months ago | reply

    amazing job, very nice f-15 !!!!

  16. .legomaker. 29 months ago | reply

    amazing just amazing

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