It’s not too often that the sight of a model will inspire me to bolt to the Legoratory and make a copy for my own satanic purposes, but the next model in the Spotlight has done just that. From the Technic panel forks, to the turrets, to the radar, this pint-sized death machine called “The Tangent-Class Assault Cruiser” speaks to me…and it says: “We need more ships! Raise me a mighty navy! Do it, you bumpkin!” Oh wait, that was Rutherford shouting at me through the window…I thought it was the boat. Surprisingly, Tangent is over 5 years old now, and I would have completely missed out if I hadn’t stumbled upon it while searching for a Friday Night Fights match-up. This kind of discovery is one of the best things about running the Manifesto.
I’m about halfway done and I’m already trying different variants, it’s a fun design to riff on and it is going to be difficult not to add to the fleet. I don’t think I can give builder Multihawk a greater compliment, thanks for getting me to the table, good sir!
The only thing that bothers me is the two shades of green, it makes my OCD tingle. My copy will not have that problem and in fact will not be green at all. Has any model online or in person inspired you, constant reader, to build your own? I hope to hear from you in the comments. Forget indirect inspiration, I’m talking about duplication, with or without mods.