Mini Model fun for little money
Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:37 AM
While toying around with the small Creator set 6741 - Mini Jet, I realized that the Force is strong with this one.
Availabe for only a few bucks (4.99 EUR / 4.99 GBP / 5.99 USD) and just containing 63 pieces, this little set has the potential for two weöö-known Star Wars miniatures which I want to present to you here.
First you can build the Republic Cruiser "Radiant VII" from the opening scene of Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. Of course you can't be 100% accurate with only 63 pieces from a set intended for something comepletely different, and thus I am missing the escape pod under the bridge. But I hope it's still recognizable. Building fun is guaruanteed nevertheless!
The second model you can build with these 63 pieces is an A-Wing Starfighter from Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi. It's a pretty clean design and of adequate accuracy regarding the limitations.
Unfortunately this little set is no longer availble officially in the stores from this year on. But there are still plenty of these in the store waiting to be bought.
Thanks for your time and stepping by!
Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:28 AM
Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:22 PM
Great job Legostein. Both models are instantly recognisable and look really good.
You always do that.
And yes, I am copying you with that one (it's good idea).
Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:23 PM
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:36 PM
Thank you very much for the many nice comments! Posting on these boards is a pleasure and bringing inspiration into the community is my greatest joy.
There is a blog! I am sorry to have missed the start and its initial announcement. Thank you for taking these models over there.
Hope to see you around soon, and have a great week-end!
Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:10 PM
I actually bought this set because I thought there were probably some useful Star Wars-ey parts in it. Until now it's just been sat in a box...
I'm interested to know how you come up with these ideas. With something like this, do you look at the parts and think "well, I could build 'x' and 'x' with this". Or, is it down to lots of trial and error and experimentation?
Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:15 PM
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:31 AM
and thanks again for the nice comments!
Now it's time to give some answers...
Besides, the Naboo-N1 and the Bongo Sub, which you already have seen, there are no other Star Wars models made of other sets currently. But there may be more in future.
Well, it's a bit of both. You can't force creativity. The more time you spend with a set, the more you begin to see the potential of the pieces themselves, and not just the set. Then you suddenly think what it *could* be. And with a little patience and some skills it *might* really work out then.
See you soon,
Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:36 PM
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