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#26 VDOWNING

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:05 PM

I like it!

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:16 PM

Got one more quick question:

Does it look ugly/inaccurate without the stickers?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:20 PM

Can you make instructions on how to make the at-rt for all of us who don't have a Lightning Squadron?   :cry_happy: :blush:
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:19 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 07 July 2010 - 08:16 PM, said:

Got one more quick question:

Does it look ugly/inaccurate without the stickers?

It'll look kinda bland in the front without the stickers, these are really intended to be the front markings in the real AT-RT (since I had a hard time doing it in brickform).

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:23 AM

View PostKielDaMan, on 08 July 2010 - 01:19 AM, said:

It'll look kinda bland in the front without the stickers, these are really intended to be the front markings in the real AT-RT (since I had a hard time doing it in brickform).
Okay. Not that it would ever look as bad as the Clone BP, but is there a printed brick you could use?

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:01 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 08 July 2010 - 01:23 AM, said:

Okay. Not that it would ever look as bad as the Clone BP, but is there a printed brick you could use?

I have no such printed brick/tile that I could use as alternative to the stickers, but maybe I could check if there are such in BL. Although during my on-going improvement of the AT-RT, I did use 1 x 2 lime plate as alternate to the 2 x 2 tile in front, but in the end I still chose the stickered tile.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:36 AM

View PostVDOWNING, on 07 July 2010 - 08:05 PM, said:

I like it!
Thanks VDOWNING!

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Can you make instructions on how to make the at-rt for all of us who don't have a Lightning Squadron?   Posted Image Posted Image
I'll try to make one when I have the time.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:43 PM

The Lightning Squadron was one of my favorite things in Clone Wars S1.  You did a great job recreating it!  Cheers.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:07 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 08 July 2010 - 05:01 AM, said:

I have no such printed brick/tile that I could use as alternative to the stickers, but maybe I could check if there are such in BL. Although during my on-going improvement of the AT-RT, I did use 1 x 2 lime plate as alternate to the 2 x 2 tile in front, but in the end I still chose the stickered tile.
Okay. The simple solution is just to make the whole front assembly one-stud-wide, but then you'd have to scrap the wedge plates you're currently using.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:53 AM

Quinn Fabray approves. Very nice walkers there.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:06 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 08 July 2010 - 06:07 PM, said:

Okay. The simple solution is just to make the whole front assembly one-stud-wide, but then you'd have to scrap the wedge plates you're currently using.
I did try to make the front assembly one-stud-wide before, but it looked like the ROTS AT-RT rather than the TCW AT-RT, so I switched back to the 2-stud-wide front assembly. Anyway I'm quite satisfied with this one, so I'll most probably stick with this design.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:42 AM

View PostStrand, on 09 July 2010 - 12:53 AM, said:

Quinn Fabray approves. Very nice walkers there.
Haha, thanks Strand! Posted Image Sadly, Quinn will be leaving us soon as she will move into a better place.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:52 AM

View PostKielDaMan, on 09 July 2010 - 01:06 AM, said:

I did try to make the front assembly one-stud-wide before, but it looked like the ROTS AT-RT rather than the TCW AT-RT, so I switched back to the 2-stud-wide front assembly. Anyway I'm quite satisfied with this one, so I'll most probably stick with this design.
Okay. I prefer the Ep.3 ones, but that's just me.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:31 AM

Great looking AT-RT, would be grateful for some instructions or even a few pictures with the side panels off.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:56 AM

View Postelvenjames, on 09 July 2010 - 04:31 AM, said:

Great looking AT-RT, would be grateful for some instructions or even a few pictures with the side panels off.
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:01 PM

Looking back, how does it look with 2x3 wedge plates instead of the 3x3's? I realize that those pieces don't come with the Clone BP, I'm just wondering. They tend to be pretty popular among AT-RT builders.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:08 PM

Nice!
Way better than TLG's try!
This actually resembles the walker  :laugh:
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:41 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 09 July 2010 - 05:01 PM, said:

Looking back, how does it look with 2x3 wedge plates instead of the 3x3's? I realize that those pieces don't come with the Clone BP, I'm just wondering. They tend to be pretty popular among AT-RT builders.

P.S. Nice avatar!
I've never really tried using the 2x3 wedge plates for the front side panels. I started using the 3x3s from the very start since the shape approximates the front side panels of the TCW AT-RT more than the 2x3s.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:09 AM

View PostSirWacky, on 09 July 2010 - 05:08 PM, said:

Nice!
Way better than TLG's try!
This actually resembles the walker  Posted Image
Great job  Posted Image
Thanks! In fairness to TLG, the clone walker is not really intended to be an AT-RT, but as a 'double walker'.  But still, no one can deny the fact that it's hideous-looking. Posted Image

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:33 PM

I'm not so well versed on the vehicles from the prequel trilogy / Clone Wars but judging by the reference material shown, I'd say you created an excellent representation. I do like some of the more detailed versions out-there but I'd much rather see a good honest studs-out simple Lego design. I'm guessing there's no "illegal" build techniques on this, so very much like something you could buy off-the-shelf (but better). Well done sir!
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:22 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 10 July 2010 - 01:41 AM, said:

I've never really tried using the 2x3 wedge plates for the front side panels. I started using the 3x3s from the very start since the shape approximates the front side panels of the TCW AT-RT more than the 2x3s.
Okay. I was just thinking that because the 'head' seems too long from the side view. I personally just wish TLG would make a 2x2 wedge plate - that would be the undisputed king of AT-RT armor plating. Right now the best I could do is a 1x2 tile with a pair of hands attached to make the slant.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:35 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 10 July 2010 - 05:22 PM, said:

I personally just wish TLG would make a 2x2 wedge plate - that would be the undisputed king of AT-RT armor plating. Right now the best I could do is a 1x2 tile with a pair of hands attached to make the slant.
I totally agree, the 2x2 wedge plate will solve that problem. Maybe TLG will make one in the future, I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of uses for that 2x2 wedge plates. I mean, if there are 3x3s and 4x4s, why not make 2x2 right?

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 04:20 AM

View PostPraiter Yed, on 10 July 2010 - 03:33 PM, said:

I'm not so well versed on the vehicles from the prequel trilogy / Clone Wars but judging by the reference material shown, I'd say you created an excellent representation. I do like some of the more detailed versions out-there but I'd much rather see a good honest studs-out simple Lego design. I'm guessing there's no "illegal" build techniques on this, so very much like something you could buy off-the-shelf (but better). Well done sir!
Thanks 'Praiter Yed'! There was really conscious effort to make this AT-RT as simple as possible (like what you see in official sets) but at the same time resembling the real AT-RT. Sadly, there were a couple of "illegal" techniques done here, particularly how the front side panels were connected to the main body. That was the only way I could think of to achieve the right look so I had to resort to that 'illegal' connection.



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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:02 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 11 July 2010 - 04:20 AM, said:

Sadly, there were a couple of "illegal" techniques done here

Maybe not one you could buy 'off-the-shelf' afterall. Clearly you're a bit of a loose cannon who doesn't play by the book! :laugh: Still looks better than TLGs effort maybe they should try some 'illegal' moves, after-all rules are there to be broken.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:53 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 11 July 2010 - 03:35 AM, said:

I totally agree, the 2x2 wedge plate will solve that problem. Maybe TLG will make one in the future, I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of uses for that 2x2 wedge plates. I mean, if there are 3x3s and 4x4s, why not make 2x2 right?
I guess it's only because we need one that there isn't one. :tongue: It's the challenge of LEGO....

View PostPraiter Yed, on 11 July 2010 - 03:02 PM, said:

Maybe not one you could buy 'off-the-shelf' afterall. Clearly you're a bit of a loose cannon who doesn't play by the book! :laugh: Still looks better than TLGs effort maybe they should try some 'illegal' moves, after-all rules are there to be broken.
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