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  1. That's exactly what I was trying and failing to do in LDD... Cool, thanks - good to have another zero-gap low profile SNOT technique in the toolkit!
  2. Cool. Thanks for the description of the technique. I can't get this to work in LDD but I think you're saying you used four #92593 plates in two pairs, one pair inverted and rotated at 90 degrees across other, with the smooth parts touching, right? Must give it a try in plastic sometime soon!
  3. Yes, good catch, Nathan! They're #2903, "White Wheel 61.6mm D. x 13.6mm Motorcycle".
  4. Thanks! I stuck with the two motorcycle wheels - which is heavier but the sag isn't really noticeable where it is up on the shelf (and it can be overcome by using a couple of slightly bent old axles that are inserted so they curve upwards against the weight )...
  5. Nice! Very sleek, and love the colours. So how did you lock those upside-down sections in place?
  6. I picked up the Bounty Hunter and FO battlepacks when I was at the Lego Store to get my Saturn V on Thursday morning. I still haven't opened the A-Wing or Y-Wing I got on May 4th yet, though! Not sure which SW set will be the first one I crack open...
  7. I got mine this morning after lining up at the Calgary Lego store about 10min before opening. By then, I was 16th in-line, and there were maybe 25 by the time it opened. Someone came out when there were ~20 of us in line to let us know there was a limit of 1 each, but there's be enough for us all (got a cheer for that!) - they had an initial delivery of 20 but another drop of 50 or so was due to arrive in just a few minutes. They let us in to the store in small groups. I heard one staff member say they were pretty sure they'd all be sold out today... I grabbed this plus the 2 new SW battlepacks (First Order & Bounty Hunters). So looking forward to building this. Big-kid *yay* from me!
  8. I'm not feeling the love for these sets either - you're not alone! Some minifigs are cool (Shuttle Pilot, Walker Driver, & BB droid), though I'll take a pass on Snoke so far. Unless they grow (a lot) on me between now and release I think I'll only be BL'ing a few of the new minifigs, unless the economics of that makes no sense (then I'd just use the sets for parts for MOC'ing).
  9. Oh yes, this will be mine.
  10. 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.
  11. See reply 3 posts above.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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).