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Lavender the Witch

Plasma Bomber added 1 year ago

I've been meaning to post this for a long time...

Lavender the Witch, my submission - as well as 2nd placer in the witch category - for the old DB7 Halloween Artbot contest!

Lavender here was made without references; she was only built having two things in mind: One, to actually look like a witch, and second, to make her capable of flight.

The artbot itself took me at least three days to create, and half of that time used to balance the broom well enough for it to fly, even with a heavy witch in tow. Hoverblades hidden inside of her makes steering easier, and also serves as a backup movement should her broom inevitably crashes into bits and pieces.

I took great strides in order to make this artbot both aesthetic and sleek - that is, it can fly without exposing the thrusters behind it all (literally; it should be fairly obvious where I crammed all the thrusters in). Some mobility is sacrificed, but all's fair for artbots.

It's by no means perfect, and sometimes turning is a pain, but I really had so much fun trying to make the concept work reliably enough for me to use, and that's good enough for me!

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Function rating by BRindustries7.5
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BRindustries
1 year ago
Sweeet, i imagine getting the balance of that sculpt right must've been pretty darn hard. :3

But how does the hover help with steering? On all my attempts using a hover it only made my plane much less controllable, as in it wouldn't roll all that well and veer off to the sides too much, as well as fiddle with stability when too close to the ground :/

(dat apple with the bite-mark tho X3 )

Ratings 7.5 practical and 9.5 creative1
Bluehawk1224
1 year ago
Simply put, the hoverblades aid with self-correction more than anything else. There are a couple of thrusters inside that aims sideways for turning to get easier (which in my case is just a roll followed by spacebar), but somehow trying to get the bot out of that sideways turn is much, much harder than it looks. The hoverblades still have the COM assist it seems, so it takes way less effort for me to right myself up.

Honestly this is a concept I'd like to tinker around more, better if hover-less (since it slows the craft down), but I can't because sadly I just lost my premium :(
BRindustries
1 year ago
*hug* i know the feel ^;n;^ In fact most of my superbombers aren't as good as they were before the patch. (and even worse after the subsequent plasma nerf xc )

Did you enter anything in the DB8 contest btw? :3

Ratings 7.5 practical and 9.5 creative0
Bluehawk1224
1 year ago
Yep, it's called The Sentinel! I'm not able to upload it for now though; my net speed isn't too hot today. Sadly it seems that it didn't make the shortlist, but such is life!
BRindustries
1 year ago
Ye, i entered two of mine as well. :3
(tho in hindsight they're technically not quite tanks, so i guess that's why they weren't mentioned :/)

Ratings 7.5 practical and 9.5 creative0

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