Draconian Marauder - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Draconian Marauder - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

cyberia23
This is a 3d build of the Draconian Marauder, a starfighter that appeared in episodes of the first season of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" television series that ran between 1979 and 1981. The ships were sometimes referred to as "hatchet fighters" and were used by the evil Princess Ardala to attack Earth's shipping lanes until defeated by the Buck Rogers. The Marauders were launched from the flagship Draconia via catapult tubes on the bottom of the ship. Buck manages to destroy the Marauders by posing as a Draconian pilot and shoving explosives into the engine nozzles. When the Marauders took off, they exploded in their launch tubes and eventually destroyed the whole flagship. Although I've seen a couple of Earth starfighter 3d models, I've seen very few of the Marauders and decided to create one to go along with my Draconia model. I worked with fan-made blueprints I found, and eyeballed other details. The cockpit, which looks like an evil robot head, was the hardest part to construct. I modeled everything except the cockpit seat which I borrowed from Max Grueter, the control stick made by Pypes, and pedals made by CH878. The background image is NASA exoplanet concept art. #Buck #classic #Draconia #Draconian #fighter #hatchet #pirate #Rodgers #scifi #spacecraft #spaceship #starfighter #television
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