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#1 Anio

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:38 PM

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Hi everyone !

Today, I present you my latest MOC : it is a UCS Executor.

I started this project at the beginning of January 2010.

With that project, I had several goals. The first one is obviously that the MOC had to be accurate.
And here are the other rules I wanted to respect :
- no illegal build
- no odd colors
- a true frame (like the 10030 ISD)
- no use of old parts which are no more used today by TLG
- optimisation of the part number as much as possible
- the model has to look homogeneous

Eventually, I managed to respect everything. :)

So in January, I began to work on the frame of the MOC.
One thing is sure : the frame is the hardest thing to build on the MOC,  by far. It is very hard to built a frame with the perfect angle.

At this time, my project was to build a 150 or 160 cm MOC long.

Here are some picture :

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Then I finished the wings ; the MOC was 157 cm long.

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Then, I rebuilt another frame, because the gaps between the 2 wings were too big IMO.
Also, the use of 2x4 wings to enlarge the wings didn't look good. So, I rebuilt everything.

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After that, I worked on the greebs :

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What was hard was to have very homogeneous greebs.

Then, I worked on the bottom wings :

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And with everything I had built :

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But I had many problems : the gap between the 2 main wing was not good. So, I had this problem on the "noze" :
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One foot was also very impressive for a 150 cm MOC long, but it was definitely too dangerous.
More over, I couldn't attach the 4 wings : indeed, I have to put 2 rubbers on the noze of the bottom wings. So I had to attach them first, because if the upper wings were already attached, I can't put these rubbers anymore.
But when I've attached the bottom wings, how can attach the main wings ?
It is too fragile ; I can not press enough on the studs for them to be attached on the frame.  :hmpf:

I also realised that I could put as much details in a smaller Executor (110 or 130 cm long).

In short, I had to redo everything : the frame, the greebs, the foot, and something different to attach the wings.
But now, I knew what I really had to do, so it was more easy for me.

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Here are the 3 rubbers :
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They can not bee seen from outside. And they do their job pretty good (like 10174).

Eventually, the MOC was 124cm long. I rebuilt the greebs and the frame of the tail :

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I was glad to see that building the dark bluish gray greebs were much easier than I expected :

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Yet few hours of work, and it was finished... :)

I also built a mini ISD, with the right scale.
Actually, that was to achieve a fun idea : to go from a 160 km long model to a 150 m long model.
=> Death Star II with mini executor (10143) >> Executor with mini ISD (my MOC) >> ISD with mini Rebel Blockade Runner (10030) >> and Rebel Blockade Runner (10019)




And here is the final result, after 250 or 300 hours of work : a 124 cm long Executor, with a mini ISD and his display car (made by Oxycrest on photoshop).



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I hope you like the MOC and you enjoy the description of the building process.



And a family photo  :tongue:

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Anio


PS : sorry for the mistakes.  :blush:

PS 2 :
credits :
@ Drgeorge7 for the engine of my Executor
@ Legotron for the dark bluish gray line on my mini ISD

#2 Solscud007

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:58 PM

Wow. I am speechless. Fantastic and superb!!!! TLG should commission your work for an official version.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:04 PM

WOW, as in totally Wow, you have done it again Sir Anio! The sheer amount of greeble details are just amazing, I could just imagine how much time, effort, and 'resources you've put to come up with this truly masterful creation. Impressive job as always! :thumbup: Your collection of 'superships' are looking great.

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#4 lightningtiger

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:30 PM

Goodness this is AWESOME 'Anio' - the details on top are fantastic, what a super-star destroyer eh ? :vader:
Keep on bricking 'Anio' keep on bricking ! :sweet:

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:31 PM

Yeah well... it's kinda... EPIC!!!

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:53 PM

This ship is amazing!  I can't believe al the detail that has gone into this one,  Really, really superb job on this one, and congrats on your collection.  Can't wait to see whats next Sir Anio.

On a side note, may I suggest that you reduce the amount of pictures in your first post, the ship is really awesome, but it may take a really long time for it to load for people with a slower internet connection, and personally I think it's a crime if people can't see this beautiful creation.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:03 PM

excellent as always i was keeping an eye on this on your website!

so whats next?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:16 PM

Wow excellent MOC the many hours that went into building this is all worth it.  :cry_happy: Its just so beautiful
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:23 PM

Just beautiful! An tremendous model....you are a true master!  :vader:

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 05:15 PM

World class MOC! Thanks for detailing the problems you encountered during the build and how you solved them. The back/underside greebling is wonderful.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 05:43 PM

Simply Marvelous! I love the greebles and the overall shape of it! I cannot find a single thing at fault, now you just need to make it minifigure scale  :laugh: Again, great job!
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:16 PM

That's no moon...wait...it's not a space station either...holy crap, that's one freakin' big ship!!  :laugh:  That is massive, as is the amount of greebles. Great work!
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:47 PM

Superb, Anio! :thumbup:

It's great that you've taken us stepwise through the process of designing and tweaking the model - a real insight into how it's done - thanks!

One question: the bags of bley bricks and plates in the photos - are they a special order, or are they from another UCS set?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:50 PM

WOW!! That is incredible. The effort and hard work you've put into that is well worth it. An incredible MOC that is accurate. The detail of the greebles is really well done, even by the engines. Very well done.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

#15 Anio

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:12 PM

Thank you everyone for your very nice comments. I'm very flattered you like my MOC. Posted Image

 sok117, on 02 September 2010 - 03:53 PM, said:

On a side note, may I suggest that you reduce the amount of pictures in your first post, the ship is really awesome, but it may take a really long time for it to load for people with a slower internet connection, and personally I think it's a crime if people can't see this beautiful creation.

Describing the building process is important to me. I think this can be very helpful for other people.
Because a good MOC must first have a good design (something strong, optimised, etc).

And the fact that on EB I can post as much photo as I want (but I remain reasonnable ; all the photos on this page are not very big), is very useful for me. Because it enables me to explain many things. On the contrary, on FBTB I can not post as much photos as I want, and that's a big problem for me. For me, presenting a MOC is not giving a link to a gallery. It is much better with the photos in the thread, with comments on each photos.

 cavegod, on 02 September 2010 - 04:03 PM, said:

excellent as always i was keeping an eye on this on your website!

so whats next?
Did you understand well the French posts ?  :tongue:

My next projetcs ?
Hum, I currently waiting for parts to put bigger wings on my TIE (I will show you some new photos when it is finished).
Then, I have to redo my Slave and write some reviews on my website.

I hope I will be able to start a new MOC in January.

 Rufus, on 02 September 2010 - 06:47 PM, said:

One question: the bags of bley bricks and plates in the photos - are they a special order, or are they from another UCS set?

All the parts I have for my MOCs (and so, all the bags you see on the photos) have been bought on Bricklink.
I never buy sets for their parts. If I want parts, I go on Bricklink. So, I get only what I need.

Besides, my collection is not so big to do MOCs ( http://www.brickset....h/?OwnedBy=Anio ). All the UCS models are built. I don't do anythings with my Technic, because it is studless (MOCing with studless is not what I prefere...). Yesterday I bought the 10212. Like the other UCS, I will build it and put it on a shelf. So, I don't have any spare parts with the models I buy.

Moreover, I hates having many parts in my storage boxes. Because when I look at them, I think "Do something with these parts !! You can't let them like that !!". That's why I rebuilt my 10030 ASAP. More generally : the fewer useless part I have, the better it is.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:54 PM

nah i translate it to engilsh and try and read it, the translater gets a lot of words wrong and in the wrong order.  :tongue:

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:20 PM

*oh2*
Wow, great job, especially considering the part limitations you imposed.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:34 PM

And to think, what took this down was one tiny A-Wing crashing into the main bridge.  :sadnew:

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:27 PM

Absolutely magnificent. I really love your description of the build process too, it helps a lot to see what you went through before finalising the design. I do wish TLG would do a set like this, I'd definitely buy it (although not too soon, the new Shuttle has emptied my wallet for the time being!)
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:35 PM

wow! not only is the moc really good. i thought this was la UCS lego set. but you have a technical specifications card to boot!. How did you make that?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:22 PM

Amazing model! This is one of my favourite Star Wars ships, it's nice to see such a good Lego model of it-- if only TLG would release it!
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:22 PM

Wow. I am out of words. This is awesome! Everything is so perfect, even the mini ISD looks so good! I love that last shot with all those Star ships :thumbup:

#23 Anio

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:34 PM

 382nd Legionnaire, on 02 September 2010 - 09:35 PM, said:

How did you make that?
As I wrotte, Oxycrest did it on photoshop.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:05 PM

Hello there!

I guess everything has already been said. :wink: But I am also impressed by your creation. It's great to see how you managed to use many of the building techniques of the 10030 Star Destroyer set like the use of magnets to attach the wedge plates to build your very own and original version of a Super Star Destroyer. :classic:

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:26 PM

Very impressive! The amount of detail and the greeblings is really nice. It must've taken a long time to pull this off so seamlessly.



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