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#1 gotoAndLego

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:34 AM

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I picked up the older set and wasn't even finished with it before I decided to modify it. I built new wings, that allow the smaller ones to fold inside the main wing and I created made a new nose. I'm not finished yet, I'd like to do something to the body and engines.

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#2 prateek

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:50 AM

Awesome improvements. I really like the new nose. It's so sleek. :wub:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:01 AM

The wings look pretty good and its good how they lie flat on the main wing. Im not a fan of the nose though it seems to big in proportion to the whole ship.
The wings are a great mod well done!

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:45 AM

Hello!

Your improvements over the original version are great! :classic: You compensated the inaccuracy of the official TLC model by using really nice techniques, and built a much more realistic model. :classic:

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#5 lightningtiger

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:35 AM

Nice MOD's 'gotoAndLego' very nice indeed ! :sweet:
Really like the nose too ! :grin:
Great work and keep on bricking ! :laugh:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:40 AM

Great job,i bought a second one these to play about with,defo dont like the original nose section so good job on the facelift :thumbup:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 01:42 PM

Nice. The new nose design is well done.
The wings are a great improvement from the originals.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:18 PM

Oh wow !! this looks fantastic !! the wings look really nice, i love how you MOD'd them !!
makes me want to get the new ARC even more just so i can MOD it up  :cry_happy:   great work  :thumbup:
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#9 gotoAndLego

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:57 PM

Here are some detail shots of the new nose. There are a lot of hidden structural elements. Ditching the bomb compartment gave the correct amount of space needed to use the stand from the Darth Vader's UCS Tie Fighter.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:01 PM

Overall I think it looks really cool :classic: ,but the fact that the lower wings are smaller than the upper wings bug me. The nose is better than the original but is a little out of scale :sceptic: .
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 01:55 AM

Some one get me a shovel, because I can dig it.

That last picture is awesome, it brings to scale the massive size of that ship.

Your improvements look great.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 06:57 PM

After messing around with both the 8088 and 7259 for a while now, just wanted to point out you have the center clear side windows backwards. The triangle "window" part should be facing front.
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And just like you, if you see my review, I have my window on backwards too. lol. :tongue:

Your mods mkae it more evident(sp?) but if you curve the wings, doesn't it look like SW ripped off the Bird of Prey from Star Trek?

#13 gotoAndLego

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:01 PM

View Poststarstreak, on Jan 24 2010, 01:57 PM, said:

After messing around with both the 8088 and 7259 for a while now, just wanted to point out you have the center clear side windows backwards. The triangle "window" part should be facing front.

Fixed, luckily on my older set I can just flip the pieces around.
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:41 PM

Yup.  Doesn't help if the sticker is on backwards. lol.  


View PostgotoAndLego, on Jan 24 2010, 10:01 AM, said:

Fixed, luckily on my older set I can just flip the pieces around.


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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:58 PM

View Poststarstreak, on Jan 24 2010, 03:41 PM, said:

Yup.  Doesn't help if the sticker is on backwards. lol.
One more reason why I HATE stickers, you only get one chance, unless you catch your mistake right away.

#16 Commander_Rob

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:20 PM

Looks great, the new wings are certainly an improvement, though I`d guess they have the same problem as the original wings: hanging down a bit under their own load.
The nose is brilliant too, there is al lot less gaps there.
My only problem with this is that the lower fold-out wings are smaller than the upper ones, I am pretty sure they are the same size on the real ACR-170.
Despite that, I think this is great, especially if you are also going to modify the body and engines.
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#17 gotoAndLego

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

View PostCommander_Rob, on Jan 25 2010, 09:20 AM, said:

Looks great, the new wings are certainly an improvement, though I`d guess they have the same problem as the original wings: hanging down a bit under their own load.

However clever the original Technic action is, I think part of the redesign would have to include a long studless bar to support the wings. I think it needs a new Technic system.
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