[MOC] 74-Z Speeder Bike
Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:05 AM
It's been far too long since I did a Star Wars MOC, I think. I've had this one half-built lying around for a few months, now. I would've loved to do this in brown, but, unfortunately, the tooth pieces, which I consider a very important element of the shaping of this model, don't come in Brown or Reddish Brown, so I settled for a white Hoth edition. (for now) The other major change I made was the steering vanes; I abandoned the inaccurate triangle sign pieces for these.
On another note, I think I like the reflection of the model better than the shadow I usually put there.
I think the tooth pieces make the back look a lot better than the cheese slopes I used on my last design of this vehicle.
From this angle you can clearly see the new steering vane arrangement. Much more fragile but also much more accurate.
I took a shot on black as well; it's (obviously) easier to see the white details on the black background. Can't decide which I like better.
Finished May 2011. Thanks for looking; C&C welcome.
Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:18 AM
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:27 AM
Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:28 AM
Good idea ditching the sign; I'll have to do that on mine. Have you thought about using a tooth piece for the lower, forward pointing part of the steering vane, with a 1x2 tile attached over it (on the outside), pointing up? When I take a really close look at the photos on Wookieepedia, it appears that there are two separate pieces per side (so four total steering vanes).
Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:32 AM
The sheer sleekness of this creation is amazing. I didn't think it was possible to make a LEGO 74-Z any sleeker, but you've done it. The loss in bulk that the tooth pieces allow looks great, and there no longer exist gaps in the rear portion, which is a big improvement in such a small model.
The only major point I would address is the lack of the prominent cone-shaped structure on the right side of the craft (which both Larry Lars and Praiter Yed had successfuly incorporated into their designs). Your design is so compact, though, that I can't say I can think of a way to include it in a way that looks good (at least until I can see the construction in the centre more clearly).
Overall, a very good MOC indeed.
Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:25 AM
Edited by Blackknight112, 05 June 2011 - 08:27 AM.
Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:37 AM
An Endor version would be even better I guess, you should include this little beauty into a nice vignette.
By the way; are the parts where the biker actually grasps the steering handles the same pieces as the lightsaber blade, but in black and cut off?
Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:13 PM
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:26 PM
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:32 PM
Regarding your photos, I prefer the white background.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:19 PM
A very accurate version of the snowtrooper speeder-bike. I think the biker has a better focus on the image with black background. The mirror effects are more appealing there, too.
The constructions features sveral unusual clip-connections, and I guess it's pretty tricky to align the pieces correctly for the photo, especially for your selfmade corner tile in thr front.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:48 PM
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