Ultimate Upgrade: Sonic Phantom and Shadow Crawler
So after seeing @AwesomeJoel27’s Revamp Thunder Fury moc I wanted to do something with Exo Force so I decided to make the following moc(s). I redesigned the Sonic Phantom to be a dropship rather than an attack fighter as the stern thrusters being angled up did not suggest it being a fighter to me. Piece count: 1682.
The Phantom carries 4 Iron Drones and a Mini Shadow Crawler which can be deployed from a height or by landing, it has 4 guns on the front (2 per engine) and a dual gunner turret set up like the original but with a devastator gunner. The set contains 7.5 Robots in total (The pilot devastator is attached to the Phantom).
I tried to capture as much of the original moc in this but that original set only had 208 and 147 parts, so as I upscaled the design, the design needed more detail and the colours kinda became a bit bland. I added detail basically everywhere as a result of this and I think it looks alright.
The thrusters might look weird but that’s only because Stud.io which I use now, does not support this part, which is a tad annoying. Originally I designed this in the LDD because It’s my preferred design software but after seeing a few people rendering using Stud.io I decided to try it. Long story short, I had to manually rebuild the moc in stud.io and Lo’ this moc. Also the Toa Metru leg armour isn’t on, I originally had that on the crawler but eh, not anymore.
The crawler I decided to make smaller for the purpose of a dropship, the crawlers didn’t need to be large to take on our brave heroes in Exo Force hence the scaling. I replaced the sphere with the skeleton with the small ball thingy as I imagine it to be some kind of reactor rather than a prison pod.
Yeah, those things were prison pods, the loss of these makes them easier to kill, the Exo-force don’t need to worry about hurting the human prisoners. However they’re small so much easier to deploy in numbers.
Overall I think this came out really well, I’m getting back into moccing now on Stud.io, the rendering is super high quality and I may end up actually making instructions for once. Crazy right! The instruction system on stud.io is a much better than LDD trust me, I built the exterior then the interior according to LDD…
Anyway enjoy! Comments and Criticisms Welcome