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#1 Tinn-man

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:40 AM

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Here's my entry for the medium star wars contest, Darth Vader's Tie Mauler.  It has a few differences from a regular tie mauler, and has been modified with side guns and upgraded armor just for the dark lord himself.  And he's not alone, because he seems to have convinced his daughter Princess Leia to join the dark side :oh3: .  
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:44 AM

Woah, thats one good MOC. How many pieces does it have?
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:44 AM

Quite impressive, but you need all angles for pictures. A nice model, though. And what size entry? It looks  borderline for small/ medium, but the treads will raise the count.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:41 AM

I just counted, and it's actually 204 pieces, if you count the treads as one piece, so I guess it's actually in the medium category.

EDIT:  Great, I've just re-read the instructions and realized that I need more pics :sceptic: .  I'll update it tomorrow, but I'm to busy right now to take more pics.

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#5 General Armendariz

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:14 AM

Cool nice job I could never work with those treads! :tongue:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:52 AM

This is a great entry, I think you and Darth Yoda just beat my entry. :thumbup:  (which I will post later).

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:33 AM

View PostTinn-man, on Mar 4 2009, 04:41 AM, said:

EDIT:  Great, I've just re-read the instructions and realized that I need more pics :sceptic: .  I'll update it tomorrow, but I'm to busy right now to take more pics.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:01 AM

WOW, that's DETAILED!  It's the one TLG should of made! :vader:  (can finally use this emoticon)
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:27 AM

Wow!
Nice work :thumbup: I hope TLG makes one like this! :cry_happy:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:33 AM

Nice :thumbup: Looks very sleek and sturdy and looks like you used some pieces from the Tie Crawler :thumbup:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:00 PM

Very good representation! Leia's torso is perfect!

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:25 PM

I was going to say that it looked a bit stumpy but I can see from the referance pic it is supposed to be that way so great job!  :thumbup:
It's a very detailed MOC and I wish you luck!
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:17 AM

All pictures are up to date and fixed, so that should be it.  Thanks for all of the feedback :thumbup: .

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:26 AM

Ha Ha :laugh:  Leisa's torso is Count Dooku's Ha Ha :laugh:   Love the Mauler :wub:
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:30 AM

This is a fantastic entry! Your MOC reminds of the TIE Crawler, but smaller and a Darth Vader version. (Duh, thats what your MOC is) :pir-tongue:
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:01 AM

wow thats so accurate! I like how u got the colour scheme of the mauler perfect and the minifigs are cool too. luving the darkside leia

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:42 PM

View PostTinn-man, on Mar 4 2009, 03:41 AM, said:

I just counted, and it's actually 204 pieces, if you count the treads as one piece, so I guess it's actually in the medium category.

EDIT:  Great, I've just re-read the instructions and realized that I need more pics :sceptic: .  I'll update it tomorrow, but I'm to busy right now to take more pics.



Sorry to bother you all but do the treads count as one or does the whole track count as one???
Not bothered, better if count as one me thinks but new to all this so up to the Boss. Thanks
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:00 PM

Missed that.
If treads are used, then each side will count as one piece.
Thus making the right and left treads of this vehicle count as 2 pieces - otherwise a very small model would become large entry on no time.
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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:00 PM

They are seperate pieces.
Good MoC, it is quite simple yet impressive.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:03 PM

View PostKimT, on Mar 11 2009, 12:00 AM, said:

Missed that.
If treads are used, then each side will count as one piece.
Thus making the right and left treads of this vehicle count as 2 pieces - otherwise a very small model would become large entry on no time.
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To further explain:
A tread be that made from the smaller technic bits or the large rubber caterpillar belts counts as one piece.
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@Tinn-man: So this is a SMALL entry then?
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:12 PM

View PostKimT, on Mar 10 2009, 05:03 PM, said:

To further explain:
A tread be that made from the smaller technic bits or the large rubber caterpillar belts counts as one piece.
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@Tinn-man: So this is a SMALL entry then?

Sorry for the late reply, but I got lost with other threads after the toy fair :tongue:

Actually, it still is a medium entry, because I originally counted the treads as just one piece.  204 pieces total.

Thanks for all of your positive replies.  :classic:

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:24 PM

No further actions are needed for this entry.
All is as it should be :classic:
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:31 AM

I've looked at about 20 entries and while some others are very good, this is the only one I'd be prepared to buy if it was a real set.




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