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#1 Inconspicuous

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:49 AM

I'm not much of a procrastinator, but in this case I was. I started researching and planning this MOC a week ago, and was delayed by a vacation. I started the actual construction Sunday morning, and finished Tuesday afternoon. Considering the tight deadline, I'm extremely satisfied with my work. I don't build MOCs this big too often, and I impressed myself. Regardless of whether I win or not, I'll still be glad just to have this diorama.

So without any further ado, I present... A "Piping" Hot Duel!

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Above the churning lava on Mustafar, two great heroes clash in arguably the most epic lightsaber duel in all of Star Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker rage through the hallways of the element-harvesting facilities, and across a balcony. In a gut-wrenching moment, Anakin forces Obi-Wan backwards across a narrow pipe, with molten lava falling, churning, and splashing around them.

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In this less movie-accurate view, you can see the contents of the entire display. The main parts are the end of the building, the pipe, and the lava falls. Each can be detached easily, and were built separately and then integrated. If you're wondering about the roof, I simply didn't have the pieces available to build one.

Low-Angle:
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From this low-angle view, you can see some of my favorite parts: the detailing at the building's base, the lava splashing, and the cute little Mustafar panning droid.

Pipe:
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Here, Obi-Wan precariously balances on the pipe, while slowing inching backwards.

Top:
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Here you can see things from Obi-Wan's perspective. The lava down below would be a terrible end for such a great Jedi!

The edge of the building and the top of the lava fall extend beyond the base, but the lava portion of the base is slightly smaller than 32 x 32 to account for this. However, the end of the pipe does extend a few studs beyond due to the lengths of the pieces.

To see the scene in the movie, start at 1:07 of this video. More pictures can be found here when I add them.

As always, best of luck to my competitors, and thank you for looking!

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:26 PM

wow this is great!  I'm loving how you did the lava falls.  :sweet:

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:50 PM

Awesome entry.
I really love the lava :thumbup:
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:44 PM

Very cool! Not only is it well built, but also great subject matter.  :tongue: Keep up the good work.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:09 PM

Nice.... I really like all the details.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 05:25 PM

The structure is very movie accurate! Great job.  :thumbup:

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:13 PM

Wow, well there goes any shred of a chance for my medium to get any votes. A lot better than your small.  :thumbup:

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#8 Inconspicuous

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:04 AM

View PostSir Gecko, on 30 June 2010 - 02:44 PM, said:

Very cool! Not only is it well built, but also great subject matter.  :tongue: Keep up the good work.

Thanks!  :tongue: I chose the subject due to the  fairly easy architecture and color scheme. I wanted to make sure I wouldn't run out a color, and I had enough gray, red, and yellow.

View Postprateek, on 30 June 2010 - 05:25 PM, said:

The structure is very movie accurate! Great job.  :thumbup:

Thanks! I did a lot of research on this when I was drawing plans. I found this picture to be very useful The duel skips around a bit, so I had to draw a mental map of their battle path.

View PostThatGuyWithTheBricks, on 30 June 2010 - 06:13 PM, said:

Wow, well there goes any shred of a chance for my medium to get any votes. A lot better than your small.  :thumbup:

Thanks. I wouldn't say it's that much better than my small- they're two completely different scenes. I would agree that this one is more impressive, but I'm equally proud of my other entry.

I'd also like to say thanks to those of you who commented but I didn't address specifically.  :sweet:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:27 AM

Oh  :oh:

Very nice. You've got a really nice feel to this scene. You've captured it very well. However, I'm a bit confused about the lavafall type thing.

It definately adds a lot more to the feeling of the scene, but It doesn't quite fit in to the design of how it all is. It seems to stick out. But it looks nice none the less. Lovely MOC. Well done  :classic:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:38 PM

View PostLegoman, on 01 July 2010 - 06:27 AM, said:

However, I'm a bit confused about the lavafall type thing.

It definately adds a lot more to the feeling of the scene, but It doesn't quite fit in to the design of how it all is. It seems to stick out. But it looks nice none the less. Lovely MOC. Well done  :classic:

Hmm. Perhaps it sticks out because it's made of shiny PaB parts, unlike the rest of the MOC? It's definitely there during the duel, but a little farther back and down. Like many people in the contest, I've had to cramp it a little to get it in there.

Thanks for the comment though!

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:15 PM

I've always wanted to build this specific scene. You've captured it perfectly. Good luck!  :thumbup:

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:20 AM

Wow, this is great Inconspicuous, excellent job! It doen't look it was done on a tight deadline, it really looks amazing. I simply love the lava falls and Obi-wan balancing in the tibe pipes. Good luck in the contest!

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:33 PM

Oh man, this is amazing.  I love your falling lava effect, and your flames at the bottom could not be more perfect.  They look just like the fire spurts in the movie.

Inky, this is a reall really good entry, I hope you know that.  I've seen a bunch of episode III entries, but this one takes the cake I think.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:19 PM

Wow! Great entry! I especially like the little lava droid.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 03:27 PM

*oh2*
That is just pure awesome!
Its very movie accurate and very impressive!

Good luck in the contest and may the force be with you  :yoda:
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:01 PM

View PostBig Cam, on 02 July 2010 - 12:33 PM, said:

Inky, this is a reall really good entry, I hope you know that.  I've seen a bunch of episode III entries, but this one takes the cake I think.

Thanks for the comment! I'm quite touched.  :cry_happy:

Thanks to the rest of you for the nice comments too! I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

(I just noticed that the forum marks this as a hot topic. Oh, the irony.)

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:32 AM

love it :grin:




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