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#1 Darth Lion

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:44 PM

Heyho,

this is my micro-scale entry for the "Epic scenes" contest (category - small) : The Rebel attack on the Death Star, the final moment of "A new hope".
Who of you guys does not know this epic scene?  :wink: Luke Skywalker tries to blow up the Death Star with a torpedo, but there are several enemies in his neck. Did I already mention, that he has to fly through a thin, heavily armed trench?  :laugh:
First, why did I built this scene? Because this is my favourite scene of all 6 films. The first big battle in space! Luke Skywalker, a young farmer from a desert planet, decides to join the Rebellion against the powerful and evil Galactic Empire. I watched this battle scene again and again and IT'S JUST EPIC!

The MOC: Building in micro scale is never easy because the proportions have to be right. A HUGE problem was the X-Wing. It just had to be sooo small but I hope you like it eather.  :grin:

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Well, I hope you guys like it.  :tongue:

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Ps.: I only made this, because KimT said, he would love to see a micro/mini scale space battle.  :laugh: No, just kidding.^^

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#2 Piratedave84

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:55 PM

Me like a lot!!!!

That's a very nice MOC, I haven't seen many (if any) small (micro?) scale startwars MOC or space battle.

I think you acheived a very decent shape for the x-wing, there are not many other ways I can think of building it!

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

I love how you mixed the old gray and the blueish gray. The tie fighter explosion is also nice. and I also think your X-wing is very good considering the scale. I think it is also very detailed. But cutting the lightsabers to create different size lasers was genuis but I am sad you cut it :cry_sad:
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#4 Darth Lion

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:17 PM

View Postbrickfoot, on Jun 7 2010, 02:56 PM, said:

But cutting the lightsabers to create different size lasers was genuis but I am sad you cut it :cry_sad:

Yes, I really tortured myself while doing this.  :cry_sad:

I'm glad you guys like my entry.

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That's a very nice MOC, I haven't seen many (if any) small (micro?) scale startwars MOC or space battle.

That's right. I thought it's time for somethin' new.  :grin:

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:02 PM

this is a really well done scene, i love all those crazy little details. only suggestion i would make, if you think about revizing it, would be replacing the black stud you used for tie canopy with a trans-clear one. good luck!

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:05 PM

I love what you did.   The scale looks so cool.

The tiny x-wing looks really good.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:25 PM

It looks awesome Darth Lion,  :thumbup:
This is indeed an epic scene and you've captured it well in this micro-scale moc.  :sweet:


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:17 PM

:wub: This really is fantastic :thumbup:
I knew someone would dare fight the system minifig scale of a vignette.
Thanks.
Hopefully this will spur the rest of the contestants to do even better :devil:

But then again... there was that really cool vig with Darth Maul...
Good thing I don't have to vote :grin:
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#9 Darth Lion

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:27 PM

View PostKimT, on Jun 7 2010, 08:17 PM, said:

Hopefully this will spur the rest of the contestants to do even better :devil:

But ... is this really possible?  :tongue:

Hehe, glad you like it - aim achieved.   :devil:

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

Hmm, good job. But why dark gray? The primary color of the death star (trenches included) is light gray, so really that's a big turn-off for me.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:59 PM

View PostThatGuyWithTheBricks, on Jun 7 2010, 08:36 PM, said:

Hmm, good job. But why dark gray? The primary color of the death star (trenches included) is light gray, so really that's a big turn-off for me.
I think the answer might be "Greeble, shade and blended surface"
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:37 PM

I'm sorry, I have no idea of what you just said.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:40 PM

View PostKimT, on Jun 7 2010, 02:59 PM, said:

I think the answer might be "Greeble, shade and blended surface"
What he said, plus speed, distance, and light can all make a shade of something look slightly different.  So his take on this scene may differ from yours.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:52 PM

that kinda things might even make tie fighters seem blue  :tongue:

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:11 AM

This is pretty epic. From the micro TIE and X-wing to the different grey greebles, this is EPIC! :thumbup:

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:15 PM

View Postprateek, on Jun 8 2010, 12:11 AM, said:

This is pretty epic. From the micro TIE and X-wing to the different grey greebles, this is EPIC! :thumbup:

Thanks.  :classic:

Yes, I wanted to add as much greebles as I could, but, sometimes, I had to stop myself. Some parts look really nice, but they don't fit with the scale, you know? I had this problem while building those double laser canons. What part is sooo small, that it fits; in this case ---> a clone kama (you can see it on the last pic). I tried out about 5 possibilities but this was the only good looking one (at least for me).

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:26 PM

This is great. I love some of the pieces you've included, iconic bits and pieces here and there. Nice job!

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:40 PM

This is great I'd say you're in with a change of winning a prize no problemo!
Good luck!

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:31 PM

View PostBrickClick, on Jun 8 2010, 01:40 PM, said:

This is great I'd say you're in with a change of winning a prize no problemo!
Good luck!


Uhh... thanks? :wacko:

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 12:42 AM

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:22 AM

Great job Darth Lion! Not much of a micro-/mini-scaled vig fan here but yours really caught my attention and I must say you really did an impressive job. That X-Wing is really cute!

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 02:44 PM

View PostThe Legonater, on Jun 8 2010, 11:31 PM, said:

Uhh... thanks? :wacko:

Woops!
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:49 PM

so are we allowed to make a micro one?

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:12 AM

haha! you found a way to put the death star in a small MOC. This I like.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:04 PM

View Postrookierox, on Jun 9 2010, 06:49 PM, said:

so are we allowed to make a micro one?


You should probably ask this in the discussion forum :wink: .

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