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#26 gratefulnat

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:31 PM

Absolutely stunning. I think you got the proportions exactly right.

It's great to read some of the constructive criticisms, and yeah, the wings are a little thick, and a few studs here and there would be a fine thing. But I really don't care - it's just an awesome build with so many things going on all at once. I'm speechless and full of wonder.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:37 PM

Very smooth and nice built X-wing marshal_banana! I´m impressed by the overall look and the use of snot, and off course the cockpit. Critical feedback posted in previous posts aside, I think yours is in the pole position so far in minifig scale :thumbup:!

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#28 Walter Kovacs

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:08 PM

Really great work, marshall_banana.  FallenAngel does have some valid criticisms, though.  The engines should sit higher on the wing and/or be a bit larger.  And the laser cannons on the end of the wings should be larger (probably 2 x 2) at the wing.  I'd ignore his bit about the wings being too thick, though.  I love the way the wings look.  

And the windscreen is fantastic.
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:12 PM

Amazing, at a glance looks like the real thing. The wings are cockpit are my favorite.  :wub:
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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:17 PM

Nice moc

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:41 PM

Whoa!! Its perfect! Its beautiful! If this was a set I'd buy it right now... nice work!  :thumbup:

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 10:56 PM

Wow I am amazed!!!!!!!!!!   :oh:

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 12:21 AM

View PostWalter Kovacs, on 17 November 2010 - 06:08 PM, said:

  I'd ignore his bit about the wings being too thick, though.  I love the way the wings look.  

And the windscreen is fantastic.

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This also gives an idea of how big those engines should be.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:09 AM

Just a fantastic original rendition.
I love the LEGO version and it's my favorite Star Wars model. It has the right shape and is extremely sturdy for play, but this one has it's own character(alot of character!!!). Like a signature of your work all over it rather than a redo of a Star Wars vehicle. Even though we know what it is, it's has a uniqueness all it's own that I love :wub: . Beautiful version. Instructions?(couldn't hurt to ask... :wink: )

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:27 AM

Wow , this is an incredible MOC, great job!
How did you do the hexagonal back?

View Postfallenangel327, on 18 November 2010 - 03:41 AM, said:

So amazed you had to say it twice, eh? ; )

I didn't mean to write it twice, that would take too long. I clicked the post button and then it didn't do anything, so i pressed the back button and then I guess it counted it twice and you must of quoted me before I could fix it, but oh well.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:41 AM

View Postbricked one, on 18 November 2010 - 03:27 AM, said:

Wow , this is an incredible MOC, great job!
How did you do the hexagonal back?

Wow , this is an incredible MOC, great job!
How did you do the hexagonal back?

So amazed you had to say it twice, eh? ; )

From what I can see, he uses hinges, similar to what lowlead did on his X-wing:
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Although I suspect he may have gotten the idea from roguebantha, who did something similar with his model.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:28 PM

Really nice job...  :thumbup:

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:51 PM

I really like your version of the X-wing!
It makes me happy to see it built from LEGO so well! Congrats!

My only concerns are the proportions of your model. I think yours is a bit short - the distance between the nose and the beginning of the cockpit is short in revelance to the rest of the body. I don't know if I'm right, but this is how i see it.

Once more - great work! I'd like to see some action photos too! Like the pilot climbing to his chair and so on. Keep up the good work!

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:25 PM

really nice MOC. well done. :thumbup:

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:46 PM

Well Done. I love the way that you have captured this iconic fighter. :thumbup:
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:35 PM

View Postle60head, on 18 November 2010 - 06:51 PM, said:

My only concerns are the proportions of your model. I think yours is a bit short - the distance between the nose and the beginning of the cockpit is short in revelance to the rest of the body. I don't know if I'm right, but this is how i see it.

Actually, I thought the same thing when I saw how stubby the nose looked, but then I saw this photo and I realized it wasn't all that far off. I think that it might only look that way since we're so used to the long, skinny nose seen on the 4502 and 6212 X-wings. Not only that, but the nose of Wedge's X-wing is actually a bit thicker in relation to the rest of the body than those of other X-wings, so I think that might contribute to it looking too short.

Of course, there's also the possibility that the canopy is too large... but I could be wrong.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 02:45 AM

Hey guys. I'm quiet busy these days, so I'm sorry for my late replay. Thank you for the nice comments, compliments, constructive criticisms and the interesting disscussion. That is what I hoped would happen here on eurobricks.

There are some good points in here. I normally work with reference material on http://www.starshipm...rs/smith_sw.htm or similar web resources, so It was known before, that there are some miss matching details. As always building with bricks, brings decisions and compromises on every model. The small size sets the limitations high.

In this case, sure the way to small engine intakes and guns. I tried a hack out of different solutions but it ended all in less stability and problems with the folding mechanism. And yes I don't want to abandon the SNOT-wings. But there are some Ideas in my mind to solve the problem, I just have to wait for the next bricklink order. I'm also not that happy with the connection between nose and cockpit, the upper angle is to straight and the sides are not smooth enough.

As color schema light bluish grey as basic color with some white splashes would be more accurate. I would also love a sand blue canopy and solid red stripes on the sides.

But I'm quit happy how it turned out so far. The good thing about LEGO is, that you can easily and quickly adjust details till you are happy with the result.

I will come up with more details on this project. So stay tuned!

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 03:44 AM

View Postmarshal_banana, on 19 November 2010 - 02:45 AM, said:

There are some good points in here. I normally work with reference material on http://www.starshipm...rs/smith_sw.htm or similar web resources,
That's a great resource, thanks; I'll have to recheck my models' dimensions. :classic:

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 04:25 PM

It's good to see that you are still trying to improve your model, marshal_banana.  I agree with you that scale and parts limitations will often require compromise, especially in Minifig and MINI scales.  

I look forward to any improvements that you manage to make.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:14 PM

View Postfallenangel327, on 18 November 2010 - 11:35 PM, said:

Actually, I thought the same thing when I saw how stubby the nose looked, but then I saw this photo and I realized it wasn't all that far off. I think that it might only look that way since we're so used to the long, skinny nose seen on the 4502 and 6212 X-wings. Not only that, but the nose of Wedge's X-wing is actually a bit thicker in relation to the rest of the body than those of other X-wings, so I think that might contribute to it looking too short.

Of course, there's also the possibility that the canopy is too large... but I could be wrong.

U know, i really did compare your model to the official LEGO models of the X-wing. But you're right that in the real film version, it actually gives the impression of being a bit shorter. Sorry for the wrong comment then ;) I spent quite a lot of time comparing your model to the original, and i'm amazed how well you did all the detailing! And no stickers too. Great job!

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:35 PM

It Looks amazing marshal_banana! Well done  :classic:
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:38 AM

View Postle60head, on 22 November 2010 - 05:14 PM, said:

U know, i really did compare your model to the official LEGO models of the X-wing. But you're right that in the real film version, it actually gives the impression of being a bit shorter. Sorry for the wrong comment then ;) I spent quite a lot of time comparing your model to the original, and i'm amazed how well you did all the detailing! And no stickers too. Great job!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:57 AM

I was totally amazed by this MOC. Then I read some of the constructive criticism and looked around the net at some reference pics, and yes, there are some slight inaccuracies but as you say... working with bricks you have to make compromises.

Maybe the SNOT wings are slightly too thick, but the way the graphics are integrated into the wings is beautiful!

I remain totally amazed. :thumbup:
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:28 PM

Lovely ! :vader:
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