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Pimp My ARC-170

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I picked up the older set and wasn't even finished with it before I decided to modify it. I built new wings, that allow the smaller ones to fold inside the main wing and I created made a new nose. I'm not finished yet, I'd like to do something to the body and engines.

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Awesome improvements. I really like the new nose. It's so sleek. :wub:

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The wings look pretty good and its good how they lie flat on the main wing. Im not a fan of the nose though it seems to big in proportion to the whole ship.

The wings are a great mod well done!

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Hello!

Your improvements over the original version are great! :classic: You compensated the inaccuracy of the official TLC model by using really nice techniques, and built a much more realistic model. :classic:

Cheers,

~ Christopher

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Nice MOD's 'gotoAndLego' very nice indeed ! :sweet:

Really like the nose too ! :grin:

Great work and I'm a conformist! ! :laugh:

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Great job,i bought a second one these to play about with,defo dont like the original nose section so good job on the facelift :thumbup:

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Nice. The new nose design is well done.

The wings are a great improvement from the originals.

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Oh wow !! this looks fantastic !! the wings look really nice, i love how you MOD'd them !!

makes me want to get the new ARC even more just so i can MOD it up :cry_happy: great work :thumbup:

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Here are some detail shots of the new nose. There are a lot of hidden structural elements. Ditching the bomb compartment gave the correct amount of space needed to use the stand from the Darth Vader's UCS Tie Fighter.

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Overall I think it looks really cool :classic: ,but the fact that the lower wings are smaller than the upper wings bug me. The nose is better than the original but is a little out of scale :sceptic: .

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Some one get me a shovel, because I can dig it.

That last picture is awesome, it brings to scale the massive size of that ship.

Your improvements look great.

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After messing around with both the 8088 and 7259 for a while now, just wanted to point out you have the center clear side windows backwards. The triangle "window" part should be facing front.

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And just like you, if you see my review, I have my window on backwards too. lol. :tongue:

Your mods mkae it more evident(sp?) but if you curve the wings, doesn't it look like SW ripped off the Bird of Prey from Star Trek?

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After messing around with both the 8088 and 7259 for a while now, just wanted to point out you have the center clear side windows backwards. The triangle "window" part should be facing front.

Fixed, luckily on my older set I can just flip the pieces around.

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Yup. Doesn't help if the sticker is on backwards. lol.

Fixed, luckily on my older set I can just flip the pieces around.

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Yup. Doesn't help if the sticker is on backwards. lol.

One more reason why I HATE stickers, you only get one chance, unless you catch your mistake right away.

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Looks great, the new wings are certainly an improvement, though I`d guess they have the same problem as the original wings: hanging down a bit under their own load.

The nose is brilliant too, there is al lot less gaps there.

My only problem with this is that the lower fold-out wings are smaller than the upper ones, I am pretty sure they are the same size on the real ACR-170.

Despite that, I think this is great, especially if you are also going to modify the body and engines.

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Looks great, the new wings are certainly an improvement, though I`d guess they have the same problem as the original wings: hanging down a bit under their own load.

However clever the original Technic action is, I think part of the redesign would have to include a long studless bar to support the wings. I think it needs a new Technic system.

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