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#1 Deinonychus

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:38 PM

I noticed a lot of people were pretty down on the TIE Crawler (7664) set when it came out last year. I suspect a lot of that was due to the standard "LEGO Blue Squadron" colors it came in. Personally I don't mind the blue TIEs, but the Century Tank was sitting there on the shelf with my AT-ATs and my grayed-out Juggernaut, and the blue just didn't fit in. So I decided to do a color swap because...

A) It would fit in better with my Imperial Army display

B) I was curious what it'd look like anyway

C) I was curious if others would like the set more in straight-up grays

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I think it looks pretty sexy in gray myself. Still doesn't make me want a LEGO TIE Mauler any less thoughPosted Image

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:43 PM

Much better than the blue color scheme in my opinion.   :thumbup:
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:45 PM

meh, TIEs were never really appealing to me, and i just dont like the design... plus, im not too familiar with EU... good job though, i give you credit for trying to make it more appealing. :thumbup:

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:49 PM

Thats kinda like a forest squadron vehicle..... I love that color!! Great job Deinonychus!!! I wish this was the color of it!
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:51 PM

Very nice much better.

But the red cones look a bit off to be. I'm thinking they might look a bit better in light bley. That might just be me though.

In any case, good job.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:06 AM

I think that it looks a whole lot better in grey than in blue.  This, to me, should have been the way TLC designed it.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:27 AM

So that's why you needed dark gray double convex slopes  :wink:
Nice recoulor, looking better than the blue, only it fits less with the tie fighters/bombers (with their blue accents)

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:39 AM

Yep, much better indeed, a cool work.  :thumbup:

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:16 AM

Better this way.  :thumbup:

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:03 AM

Great job. Yeah, much sexier.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:04 AM

I like it better than the original, still wouldn't buy it though :hmpf_bad:  
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:13 AM

That looks very slick in dark grey, nice job! :thumbup: It looks a bit more like a camouflage vehicle now. :laugh:

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:40 AM

Still one of the most idiotic designs in the entire Expanded Universe. :hmpf:

That isn't the fault of LEGO, who did a pretty decent job copying it, in all it's bleh.  :hmpf_bad:

That said, somehow your recolour almost makes it tolerable.

Damn fine job! :sweet:

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:48 PM

Jap, much sexier  :thumbup: I like the colors you used a lot better than the general LEGO-Tie-blue.

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But the red cones look a bit off to be. I'm thinking they might look a bit better in light bley. That might just be me though.

I didn't mind the red cones before you mentioned it Plural, but I think your idea with the light bley ones instead would work very well on this mod. Maybe Deinonychus can give us a pic with light bley cones? Please  :sweet:


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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:10 PM

Good job Deinonychus  :wink: . Definitely looks better in grey than blue.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:42 PM

Beautiful!  Schools the original.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:49 PM

I think it looks better this way. I dont understand why TLC colours their TIEs in blue rather than gray though.... :sceptic:



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