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#1 Legostein

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:48 AM

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Hello dear community!

The Lambda Shuttle was among the most popular shuttle types in the Empire, and even after its fall these shuttles are being used widely throughout the entire galaxy. There are, however several similar shuttle types on which I want to report here. As usual when I present a set of mini models, there's at least one unpublished one among them, exclusively presented to you here, and we'll start with a quick summary image of this post.  :classic:

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Rgarding the timeframe, the very first tri-winged shuttle we see appears in the animated Clone Wars TV series, the Nu-class Attack Shuttle by Cygnus Spaceworks. The construction was very unconventional and tricky. The cockpit is studs down, while the angled gap is being closed by a 1x1 slope. The 90° angle in the wings is realized by a garden fence and the engines are garden flowers. :sweet:

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The Theta-class Shuttle is the first one we get to see in the movies. It is also manufactured by Cygnus Spaceworks. The real tricky thing about this one were the wings. They had a hole! In the construction below, 4L bars were used, attached by 1x1 clip plates. the end of the bar slides into the stud hole of the wedge plates and fits perfectly. The unique shape of the top wing is realized by an inverted slope that has stud holes on the side.

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Staying in the original movies, we continue with "A New Hope" where we can see the Sentinel-class Landing Shuttle (at least in the expanded version of 1997). This craft is already very similar to the Lambda Shuttle, having a real top-wing compared to the shortened ones of the predecessors. The model is completely studless this time. :classic: Again we use 1x1 slopes to create the illusion of a horizontal main body although we're already angled behind the cockpit.

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In "Return of the Jedi" we finally see the Lambda-class Shuttle, the probably most popular shuttle design ever. Both the Sentinel-class shuttle and  the Lambda-class shuttle are designed by Sienar Fleet Systems instead of Cygnus Spaceworks. This is due to the fact that SFS lured away the designers from Cygnus Spaceworks. Similarities between the Cygnus and the SFS designs are obvious. :classic: As for the Sentinel, the cockpit also uses the printed curved space shuttle slope.

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I usually call it "Inverted Lambda Shuttle" due to the inverted use of wing shape, but its correct name is Delta-class Escort Shuttle, again by Cygnus Spaceworks. It has been uploaded just recently!  :classic: It only appears in older computer games. From the very few reference images we have, it seems that there is a rear gun tower which was realized by a very compact constructionm as the engines had to be placed somewhere in the narrow construct. The plate on which the engines are attached slides into the stud hole of the tails.

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Also known from the computer games and designed by Cygnus Spaceworks are the Missile Boat and the Assault Gunboat. Both are similar although it's not obvious at a first glance. They both have attachments above the agled wings. It was rather difficult to find a way to attach something very flat and smoothly above an agled wing, but the final solution worked out quite well, and was used for both ship designs, Missile Boat which has missile tubes attached and Assault Gunboat which has additional maneuvering wings.

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That's it for now. Almost. I don't want to close without having mentioned there is yet another craft, but neither a shuttle nor a spacecraft, which is also tri-winged. It's an atmosphere vehicle and shortly appears as a model in "A New Hope" - the T-16 Skyhopper. It's a very old mini model which I haven't updated to newer building techniques yet. You probably could use the newer 1x1 slopes for the sides instead fo making the entire construction studs-down, but that's a nice technique as well. Well, I don't know. :classic:

But now I'm really done! Have a great week and thanks for your time!

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#2 filip skywalker

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:06 PM

Those are great MOCs! :thumbup:
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:20 PM

Awesome Legostein! :oh: The detail is great, and they are very accurate!

Mind if I use the RAS design, which is my favourite? :cry_happy:

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:09 PM

Those are so stinking accurate, I love em!

The 2nd picture of the lambda is my favorite.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:33 PM

Great MOCs I really like your Nu-class Attack Shuttle,
but they are all great.  :thumbup:


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:40 PM

View Postthe Inventor, on Oct 26 2009, 06:33 PM, said:

Great MOCs I really like your Nu-class Attack Shuttle,
but they are all great.  :thumbup:
Me too. Nice work ! :wink:

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:00 PM

Yet again you continue to amaze me especially the NU-Attack shuttle. These are fine pieces of work.


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:01 PM

These are awesome :classic: You should work for TLC designing minis.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:11 PM

Great shuttles. My favourite is the RAS. It looks so awesome! :thumbup:

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:41 PM

Those are awesome MOCs! The last 2 make me want to pull out my old X-wing and Tie Fighter CDs.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:41 PM

Hello again,

and thank you very much for the comments and compliments! I am glad you like them. :sweet:

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:39 AM

I love looking at your minis Legostein :wub:  they always are Great!
I love the RAS or Repuclic Nu-class Attack Shuttle the best :wub:  though all are AMAZING!!!
Very well done! and i'll have to try my luck at making some of these one day :sweet:
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#13 Legostein

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 08:15 PM

Thank you. I'll gladly provide you with some part lists if these help you. :classic:

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 03:41 PM

Great stuff.  The Republic Attack Shuttle immediately caught my eye.  Again, great stuff.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:33 AM

Your minis are incredible. Keep on the good work, I'm looking forward to see the next bunch.
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:47 AM

Again very good ships/shuttles Legostein!
You really captured them very good!
Seen this (post # 3487)by the way  :wink:
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:56 AM

View PostRas 74, on Jan 9 2010, 10:47 AM, said:

Again very good ships/shuttles Legostein!
You really captured them very good!
Seen this (post # 3487)by the way  :wink:

Hello and thank you for the replies! :classic:

I did not know about those new mini models yet. While the X-Wing looks not too bad, that Nu-Shuttle is, well, hmmm, err, it's not good. :wink: The wings are really lousy and that cockpit is too fat. But I should discuss this in the appropriate topic. :classic:

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