[MOC] Executor-Class Super Star Destroyer
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 :
Then I finished the wings ; the MOC was 157 cm long.
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.
After that, I worked on the greebs :
What was hard was to have very homogeneous greebs.
Then, I worked on the bottom wings :
(yeah, at the time, the MOC had only one foot )
And with everything I had built :
But I had many problems : the gap between the 2 main wing was not good. So, I had this problem on the "noze" :
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.
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.
Here are the 3 rubbers :
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 :
I was glad to see that building the dark bluish gray greebs were much easier than I expected :
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).
The video :
I hope you like the MOC and you enjoy the description of the building process.
And a family photo
PS : sorry for the mistakes.
PS 2 :
@ Drgeorge7 for the engine of my Executor
@ Legotron for the dark bluish gray line on my mini ISD
Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:04 PM
Edited by KielDaMan, 02 September 2010 - 02:24 PM.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:53 PM
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.
Posted 02 September 2010 - 05:43 PM
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:16 PM
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:47 PM
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?
Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:12 PM
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.
so whats next?
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.
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.
Edited by Anio, 02 September 2010 - 07:15 PM.
Posted 02 September 2010 - 09:27 PM
Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:05 PM
I guess everything has already been said. 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.
Well done and thanks for sharing,
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