How the new 8097 Slave I should have looked
Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:55 PM
Here's how I would have liked TLG to make the new 8097 Slave I
The TLG verion on the left, my mod on the right.
I've tried not to go beserk on the design, just some moddest changes, like smaller guns, and 2 stud longer rear fuselage. And with color, much of the dark grey replaced by light grey and a tad more sand green. I guess you could argue about the color of those semicirlces around the stabilizers, but in my mind dark grey looks more realistic than the too brightish dark green. And of course sand red would have looked much better than dark red, but since sand red is no longer in the Lego color scheme, I couldn't use it.
Note: the "Round Corner 6 x 6 x 2" is missing in LDD, so I had to replace it with some home made stuff for the time being.
EDIT: You can download the LDD file hereand play around with your own color scheme:
Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:01 PM
I couldn't have said it any better so... Ditto!
Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:28 PM
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:21 AM
I also shorten the rear guns. Did you use the 4 l bars (lightsaber blade)?
About colours I think you tuned it down a little to much in some parts looking at ref. picture.
There is a hatch in the back for instance that is darker in colour.
On top with the dark green colours you made changes that is way closer to the real deal.
I added a ref. pic in your post Kalle, hope it is ok?
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:35 AM
One of the main problems I've had with TLC's version is the wing- I don't really like how it swings down. The 'real' slave I's wings rotate, and the diagonal bar isn't solidly attacked to it. Still I suppose this is just for the cockpit's rotating play feature.
Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:41 PM
If you want your model to "exactly" match with the "real" thing, your mod is definitely better.
However, for LEGO sales and purposes of "colorfulness", your mod makes this model quite dull. I am sure that you notice this as well. Just by switching green arches around the body, the model is more enjoyable to look at. Not that I own any Slave I or a fan of non-UCS models (not entirely but mostly) but I think LEGO did the correct thing.
If I had to vote, I'd vote for yours because I don't really care about this color factor. I want my models to be as similar as possible to the "real" thing.
Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:18 AM
They already have, but IMO they need a second.
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