The Librarian

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  1. I really love the T-70 X-Wing design from The Force Awakens. Then again, I love the original X-Wing concept design, so that was somewhat inevitable. Back at Christmas, I got hold of the official set for Poe's black X-Wing and do a heavy modification based around <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pmiaki/">pmiaki's</a> excellent design. Unfortunately I was photographing against a black background this week so I didn't take shots of that model. Luckily, however, I've since built two variants that I present here for your interest. Jess Pava's T-70 X-Wing in Resistance colours: Resistance X-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Resistance X-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Resistance X-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr A hypothetical T-85 X-Wing representing the New Republic's more up-to-date fighters as mentioned in spin-off material. New Republic X-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr New Republic X-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr New Republic X-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Enjoy!
  2. Incom's H57 M-Wing was designed as a combat shuttle combining the manoeuvrability of a starfighter with the cargo capacity of a light transport. Pilots subsequently joked that it actually combined the agility of a transport with the cargo capacity of a starfighter. Built cheaply and bought in bulk by the New Republic, many M-Wings have ended up in the hands of the Resistance, who use them for emergency supply drops into contested territory and delivering urgent medical assistance to the First Order's victims. I ended up with an extra copy of the new canopy while on an X-Wing building spree at the start of the year and built this to use it up. I feel it is . . . all right. The techniques are pleasing and I'm happy I was able to fit so many figs in the back (six in total), but overall . . . it's just there, really. But, for posterity, I thought I'd show it off all the same. M-Wing - capacity by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr M-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr M-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr M-Wing - underside by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr M-Wing - passenger compartment by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Enjoy!
  3. That's not a bad idea, now you mention it. I did have a version of Titanium Man knocking around for a while, might reconstruct it at some point - it was just a minifigure version though. In the meantime, I've made some modifications to the Dynamo that I think improve it. Crimson Dynamo Mark 3 by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Crimson Dynamo Mark 3 by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr I'm hoping at some point to get that dome in another transparent colour. With a little modification, this could work for an Earth's Mightiest Heroes version of ol' Vanko. Swapping companies for a moment, here's another entry in LexCorp's 'power-suit' budget: KAPOW! by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Some Gotham rogues: Freaks and madmen by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr And the God of War: Ares by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Back in the Marvel universe, sinister gatherings: A most sinister team by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Rhinoceri: The Rhino by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr And some X-villains: Brotherhood by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Enjoy!
  4. That's the basic idea, yes. In practice, I've used it in combination with other kinds of tiles and plates, but at it's heart, it's exploiting that kind of connection.
  5. Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I can't claim all the credit for the window design - it's borrowed very much wholesale from the set, just bulked out a little. The use of those blades was an inspired bit of set design! Steal away! Tiles undoubtedly would; unfortunately, at the time I built this, my black tiles were otherwise occupied! Totally purist - it's this, reversed: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=2494pb09#T=C, in the same frame it came with for this set: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=4721-1#T=S&O={}
  6. Thanks for all the kind words! Entirely fair on the gold lasers. Looking at the pictures, I'm in two minds about them, but on the whole, I think they worked with the model in-person. It's definitely original in the final execution but I took inspiration from this http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE/HU_Hunter_multi-role_starfighter as well, of course, as the original TIE Advanced design. Thanks! It's proven to be quite the multi-purpose design and will be showing up in future models! Not sure how well it shows but the idea was that the landing gear could act like claws for grappling. Thanks again everyone!
  7. Thanks both! Mostly through a cunning contrivance of 1x4 plates with two studs. In the right configuration, the flat in the middle allows them to lock sections together with studs in the opposing direction. It's a technique I've used elsewhere and in this case, it worked rather well.
  8. As soon as I got my hands on the official Doctor Strange set, I wanted to expand it. One day, I hope I'll have the bricks to build a properly big chunk of the full house, but in the meantime, please enjoy this small diorama. Sanctum Sanctorum by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Sanctum Sanctorum by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Sanctum Sanctorum by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Cloak of Levitation by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr The Dread Dormammu by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr
  9. A while back, while on a big Star Wars kick, I knocked together this as a prospective design for Kylo Ren's personal TIE Fighter. My guiding idea was 'like Darth Vader's, only bigger and spikier and totally awesomer!!' Because that's how poor Kylo thinks. TIE Savager by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr TIE Savager by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr TIE Savager by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr TIE Savager by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr There is room inside for a pilot but for one reason or another, I didn't photograph that. Enjoy!
  10. Thanks guys - I might well have used the Adaptoid helmet if I had it, but saying that, it doesn't quite look right to me. It's really the wrong shape and honestly, the lack of eyes would bug me. Really, what I need is something like this print on dark grey: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=87610pb06#T=C&C=1
  11. I've been cataloguing some models today -- here are a trio of Marvel villains for your delectation. Hopefully I'll be able to photograph some more mini-builds next weekend and I have a bigger MOC to be posted during the week. The Iron Monger (aka I wish that helmet came with a robot face on it) Iron Monger by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr The Crimson Dynamo (aka playing with the new Nexo big figs some more) Crimson Dynamo by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr The Green Goblin (aka Norman Osborne) Normikins by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Enjoy! [UPDATE: For more, see a few posts down!]
  12. I've been photographing a whole bunch of models today, including this little A-Wing in racing colours I knocked together a couple of months back. A bit of an exercise in refining wedge-shapes and locking upside-down sections in place. Racing A-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Racing A-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Racing A-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Racing A-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Racing A-Wing by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr
  13. In terms of joints, I've always found that simple clips and bars are the most useful. It does however, greatly depend on scale. For a minifigure scale car, for example, I'd recommend investing in a lot of pneumatic t-pieces - they're exceedingly useful for limb joints. At a larger scale, click joints end up being the way to go - I generally favour them over ball joints for holding power and getting things aligned. With Transformers, you have to think about how the components will fit together in vehicle mode and ball joints, unfortunately, lend themselves to big gaping holes! That being said, the new small ball joint pieces allow for some excellent panel shaping and movable sections. Reverse engineering existing toys is a good starting point but you will almost certainly run into the problem that TF toys are built with much thinner panels, allowing for a much greater amount of compression. You'll probably find you have to change sliding motions into folds (for example, when I was building Sideswipe, I changed the back of the car so that it unfolded into the legs rather than sliding over them: like so.
  14. Cheers! Had hoped to get more of these photographed by now but December in the South of England is not conducive to steady sunshine. So just three more for now: Serious bot is serious by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Let&#x27;s go crazy! by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr WHAT INDOOR VOICE? by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Siren is a hovercar basically because I wanted to save on wheels. Can't say it didn't make him easier to build though! I've also added some instructions on how to build your own Rodimus Prime to my flickr stream, so do check those out if you're interested. Enjoy - and happy end of year if I don't miraculously get enough light in the coming days to post some more.
  15. And a few more: Workin&#x27; on a mystery . . . by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Back in black by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr The very model of a modern major general by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Flame brain by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Robot ninja samurai zombie by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr The one and only by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr