Mistral II

I told myself that I would someday rebuild the Mistral. So here she is, the Mistral II. Better than the original and based on the Paris World's Fair 1855 Exhibition on top of Eiffel Tower like iron work. She carries 5 propeller assisted ornithopter fighters with gatling guns and 5 auto gyro bombers.

 

Mistral 1

  • Doctor Mobius 5y

    DAYUM!!! That is simply incredible!
  • bricksonwheels 5y

    Great job Nathan!
  • Zlatko Unger 5y

    Wow this is fantastic! Love the use of the transparent pieces in the arcs.
  • Catsy [CC] 5y

    Holy crap.

    I'm going to need some time to digest this. Any chance of higher-res pictures?
  • Dave DeGobbi 5y

    As one airship builder to another , Truly setting the bar higher as airships and Victorian Steampunk are concerned. I don't think I Have ever seen a model that pulls it off better then this one with its glass roofs on the back end . Reminds me very much of the "Steamboy" movie. My only piece of constructive criticism I have has nothing to do with the model but with the supports that it sits on . Could we see a Photo-shopped image of this one day with those removed ? or perhaps even a picture of it suspended so we can take appreciation of the mechanized undercarriage ? Amazing job Nathan :)
  • Nathan Proudlove 5y

    My regular computer is in the shop right now so I haven't the resources to "shop" out the background at the moment. Rest assured though, when I get access to the GIMP again, a shopped version will be posted. Thanks for all the comments everyone, I'm glad you like it. As for higher res pictures, I'm a little hesitant due to thieving little turds over at the Lego Universe site. We'll see.
  • Catsy [CC] 5y

    ^ Low res pictures won't stop thieving turds. :) And this MOC deserves to have all the details appreciated.
  • equuinox 5y

    Unbelieveably awesome.
  • Robin Sather 5y

    NIcely done, Nathan! Pure Victorian, almost to the point of *not* being steampunk! I didn't really like the overall, first impression, shape, but now seeing the detail, it's wonderful. The twin stacks remind me of a grand riverboat, and I love the crystal cabin. The only possible criticism I have is that it comes off looking quite "sparse". I wish there was some more "bulk" or insides of some sort, to add some more mystery and shape to the beastie. That said, you've adhered well to a real Victorian esthetic. Kudos.
  • Mark Neumann 5y

    Nathan?
    Nathan.
    Nathan!
    ...
    Yay!
  • Nathan Proudlove 5y

    Some friends only higher res pics here. That's as high as they go with my 4mp camera though, sorry. See above for why higher res are "friends only".

    [www.flickr.com/photos/proudlove/4310199111/]
  • Dave Ware 5y

    Brother, that is something!
  • Brent 5y

    Amazing.....I'm stunned.
  • ZAND3R 5y

    Woah.... :O
  • Mike 5y

    so I was taking a closer look and noticed you've got all the props geared up, is it just for looks or is this thing motorized?

    I really like this except for the gold highlights, they're just not doing it for me.
  • THE BRICK TIME Team 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Brick Time, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Nathan Proudlove 5y

    Thanks again everyone. This jumped to the top spot in my photostream quite literally overnight. And yes Mike, it is actually motorized. I was kind of hoping no one would really notice. It just doesn't perform how I would like it to. The friction on that many differentials simply is too great. All 31 propellors will run on one old style 9v motor though. I'll try to get some vid of it in action.
  • Dave Ware 5y

    I for one, am Proud to love you.

    Err... that came out wrong.
  • Lui.G. 3y

    Master!!! Bow...
  • Guy H 3y

    The Mistral - version A
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