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  1. Oh yes, this will be mine.
  2. Thanks @ExcelsiorUK! Yeah, there's not much B5 MOC action out there nowadays, even on Flickr, Brickshelf & MOC Pages. I've found a couple of recent large-scale models on the LDD gallery (Omega-class here, Nova-class here - kudos to that designer!), and there are a few older B5 MOCs on a Flickr group here, but I figure there's only a very small number of B5 fans who are also LEGO fanatics out there any more - it's been over 20 years. (I remember watching it religiously on Channel 4 in the UK when I was at Uni... Wow, I'm old.) These particular models are a pretty big investment and so far, only one person I know of has built the Agamemnon based on my LDD file - he messaged me a pic of it today, which is great! My Agamemnon Bricksafe folder has been visited ~50 times and the Schwarzkopf one ~60 (don't know if that includes my views). I've posted renders on several Flickr groups of both ships, and they only have a max of 630 views, so nowadays it's a pretty obscure show. Sadly, I fear B5's time in the spotlight has long since passed. But I'll always be here for it.
  3. See reply 3 posts above.
  4. It's just the extension of the files that LDD creates - since you already have them, if you can log in to Rebrickable then you're good to go. You do need an account to do this but it's easy & free, so once you log in, go to the "My Account/Custom Lists" page from the menu bar along the top, click the "Add a new list" button on the bottom left. Then you can "Edit list details" to name it, etc. or just click on "Import/Delete Parts" to get the the page where you can point it at your LDD(LXF) file and "Append Parts" to upload or or "Replace Parts" to flush the list & upload the file. Then it gives you a page with some notes on any ID translations it did for you or any errors it found, which if it went OK (usually) you can close and then you can see the parts list, which you can sort, print, etc. It highlights any colour errors or rare parts in the pic of each part. It's not perfect (if it included the length/width for larger parts that'd be awesome) but I find it really helpful for checking when I've used LDD in extended mode and ended up with a part that's not available in the colour I "painted" it, or I ended up picking a rare or old variant of a part that can be swapped for another more available one. Hope that helps!
  5. Watching this thread with interest... Loving the collaborative nature of this build, guys - this is exactly what communities like this should be for - Yay you! I'm also wondering what Mortesv's own version will look like as well! What I do to avoid annoyance with LDD BOMs - I import the LXF file into a "custom list" on my Rebrickable account, which does all the work of cross-referencing the LDD part IDs to Bricklink part IDs, plus it gives you the opportunity to fix the occasional colour problem or part variant (the a-b-c thing) mistake. Takes some of the heavy lift out of the equation.
  6. Cool! Another Omega fan! What scale are you looking to build it to? I built a 117-stud (95cm), 4700 part, non-motorized Agamemnon (based on Ryan Olsen's original SHIPtember one from last year) using a Technic frame and two Type 3 turntables for the rotating section, which may be motorizable with a few modifications. The turntables are concealed under the bodywork, but make it able to easily rotate the section even with the weight of the brick-built fuselage - it's heavy but quite well balanced so when I reposition it it stays put. However, there's a bit of "flex" between the two component parts of the turntables when it's moving, so with all that weight and the vertical orientation, I'm not sure if it'd be smooth or wobbly if it was motorized... Take a look at the thread on the Agamemnon, which has links to the WIP pics of the internals on Flickr, my LXF files, etc. if you're interested. I also just finished a Nova Class Dreadnought variant as well (here) - non-motorized, of course. However, I'm assuming you're thinking of motorizing both the rotating section and the 12 gun turrets, maybe some lights, etc? You'd need to build quite a bit bigger than Ryan's/my scale for all that! If you use using anything bigger than the Type 3's then you're probably looking at a much bigger fuselage, anyway. I've also seen some pics of a much larger one by Brian Cook - this - on the B5 Flickr group, so maybe that's more the size you need... Maybe Brian can tell you what he used, if you can get in touch with him? Anyway, all the best for your build!
  7. Sorry for the bump, but I finally went ahead and built the Schwarzkopf in the brick: There's some custom sticker action I'm quite happy with - front & rear: It makes a very nice companion to the Agamemnon (which is on the other side of the fireplace).
  8. I skipped the Rebels one. However, while not quite 4x, there was 7667 back in 2008 with 3x OT Stormies. I got one of those off of BrickLink a few years ago (I'm old) but they're not really a good value proposition nowadays because of age/rarity. And of course, there's no leg printing in that vintage of Stormie...
  9. Bummer! I wonder if they'd still be there if you changed the angle a little or if it's just a one-off coincidence... Ah well!
  10. Picked up a bulk lot (43lbs!) from a local ad site (Kijiji) for $60CAD that has the parts for 10195 (dropship with AT-OT) and 7964 (Republic Frigate) in it, along with tons (well, pounds ) of other parts from other SW sets (e.g. clone turbo tank micro), plus some City & Bionicle stuff. No minifigs that I can see so far, but I don't collect PT figs so no worries. Once I've got it all separated & cleaned, this will be awesome for MOCs. I doubt I'll ever make a bigger score on the local ads than this!
  11. Cool model! Like the asymmetric mono colourscheme, and I'm very curious what part you used to get the triangular outlines on those white circular 2x2 tiles on the sides... love the texture it adds!
  12. Oh, tell me about it. I could tweak and tweak... but I'm sticking a fork in it, it's done! I'm considering trying to do a similar-scale Cylon BaseStar now...
  13. Thanks!
  14. OK, I'm happy with the next iteration. ;) The head has been lengthened by 2 studs, the "lower jaw" has been redesigned, a couple of tweaks to the topside and sidepod supports (plus a black strip where the lateral hangar bay is - I'd do a sticker to make that look better IRL). Underside comparison: Think it's time to move on...
  15. I spent a few hours mucking around with the narrower head today - kinda disappointed in how it turned out so that idea was a bust. I think a longer "flat" section on the wider head might do the trick, and I'm still itching to try a redesign of the "lower jaw". May try those two ideas next...