There’s a certain challenge in trying to recreate somebody else’s design (including historical vehicles and vessels), but I feel most creative when I build something completely my own. After poring over Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss a couple of times, I set it aside for a few weeks before trying to build anything inspired by the artist’s unique aesthetic. The little cargo ship below is what emerged on New Year’s Day.
Next, I set myself a challenge to build something less vertically oriented — bricks stacked on bricks. Even though the build was much more complicated, I prefer my finished spaceships safely swooshable, and just don’t feel like the gunship below would be safe to hand to the nine-year-old who lives in my head.
Nevertheless, the gunship was a fun build, and I may reuse the front part for something different (more in line with my existing microscale fleet).