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  1. Ah, thanks. That was it. I removed the space and it solved the problem. Initially I had named the submodel 'Driver (front)' and the first solution I tried was removing the parentheses, so I should have thought of removing the space as well! Thanks for the LPub3D tip - I'll have to give that a try too at some point.
  2. Thanks for your reply. The question concerns LPub4. I have LPub3D as well, but I only use it for split-page BOMs, as on my system at least it tends to run a whole lot slower than LPub4. Don't know why that is. Anyway, here's the code from the main model where the minifigure submodels are added... STEP !LPUB MULTI_STEP END !LPUB MULTI_STEP BEGIN !LPUB PLI BEGIN SUB driver front.ldr 19 !LPUB PART BEGIN IGN PART Driver front !LPUB PLI END !LPUB PART END !LPUB PLI BEGIN SUB commander.ldr 19 !LPUB PART BEGIN IGN PART Commander !LPUB PLI END !LPUB PART END !LPUB PLI BEGIN SUB driver rear.ldr 19 !LPUB PART BEGIN IGN PART Driver rear !LPUB PLI END !LPUB PART END STEP In this instance the second figure (commander) is shown in the PLI and BOM but the other two (drivers front and rear) are not. The error message shown from within LPub reads: Parse failed [name of model]:397 0 !LPUB PLI BEGIN SUB driver rear.ldr 19
  3. When producing instructions from LDraw files using LPub4 I usually use the 'Treat as Part' function for minifigures, contained as submodels within the LDraw MPD file, so that they show up as single parts in the PLI and BOM. However, I sometimes get a parse error in LPub4 when doing this, with the result that the minifigure does not get drawn in the PLI or BOM. Does anyone know what causes this error, or how to fix or avoid it?
  4. You're welcome. I guess either colour for the windshield would look good. I prefer the trans black. To be clear, this is Hachiroku's creation - I've just made a copy and added a few tweaks. From the OP video it looks like he's used a custom torso decal. I just used this guy with swapped head and hair.
  5. The software is correct, but it isn't a problem for the build. You just end up with a slight outwards angle on the front forks.
  6. Watching the 24 Hours of Le Mans race last weekend motivated me to upgrade my 2016 model to this year's design and livery. The colouring isn't quite final yet, as I need a few more parts that I don't have spare - black wheel arches for the front, white air scoop on top, and a red 11291 wedge for the nose. The 6-wide design fits a minifigure comfortably, and features a detailed engine as well as a modular design allowing easy removal of the nose section, cockpit, engine cover, rear wing, and rear section. 2017 Model: 2016 Model: Instructions available at (click link in signature).
  7. Received and built mine today. It was ordered on day one, but shipping to NZ isn't the fastest. I really can't overstate how impressive this set is, from building techniques to its impressive sturdiness, and great value. My only complaint is that once it's built it really wants to have a second LEM and command module, so that you can display both mini-dioramas while still having a LEM inside the rocket. Or display the docked CM and LEM in addition to the rocket and mini-dioramas. Someone mentioned that the landing and splashdown dioramas would make a great additional set on their own, and it would be really great if Lego were to consider producing this, as the additional parts would really increase the display value of the current model.
  8. Just shoot me a PM. Here's the LDraw file for anyone with the set who'd like to use this stand. It's very stable, even if it doesn't look like it should be, and the model isn't connected in any way so it lifts out cleanly from the stand.
  9. We have a winner folks... Smitty500 takes the win with the correct guess of a B-Wing display stand.
  10. It is indeed a display stand. But for what? Think of an official set that would benefit more than most by having one.
  11. Nice guesses everyone! I can definitely see the resemblance to a droid tank and K2SO. Another hint is that, as keen eyes may have noticed, it isn't entirely symmetrical. This relates to its function. An anagram of SAD ANDY SPLIT will also get you most of the way to the answer.
  12. Just for a bit of fun, here's a MOC I recently came up with. But what is it? Can you figure it out? The forum it's posted in should give you a clue, but that's the only hint you'll get to start with. To make it more interesting I can offer a free download of any model from my website for the first person to correctly guess what it is.
  13. Nice design, and well photographed too. Eight-wide really works well for the LMP shape, even if it ends up a little large for city-scale. Really like the all-black colour scheme and the parts used for the nose. I don't mind the absent shark fin, but a front splitter plate would be a nice addition. Impressive first post. Hope we'll see more in the future!
  14. The great thing about stickers is that they're optional. I haven't used any stickers any all on mine, and it still looks fine. I replaced all the internal cockpit stickered parts with printed tiles to good effect, and also reversed the direction of the rear controls so they turn in the correct (even if non-canon) direction with the rear blaster. The pilot does have a joystick for flight control - two in fact - one on each side of the seat.
  15. Fair enough. The set is definitely a bit over-priced, and I didn't get 75150 so I wouldn't know how the two compare. My last A-Wing was 75003, and the new set is definitely a step up from that version.