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#1 Anio

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:16 AM

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Hi everyone,


Here is my latest MOC : a UCS Juggernaut.

I'm gonna present you the design process. But first, 2 pics of the finished model :

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(I can not do the video at the moment. I probably will do it within the 2 next weeks.)

With that MOC, my goal was to build something accurate, cumbersome, detailed and functionnal. But what was essential is that it had to be pretty small. Actually, the model is about 1,400 parts. Working on the textures was also a key to get a nice looking and detailed model.

The photos I used to design my model :

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So, the design process.

Like all my MOCs, this Juggernauts respects all my standards, such as no illegal builds, parts optimisation, no old parts, etc etc.

The size of my model was more or less defined by the wheels 2903, like set 8098. These wheels were IMO the best choice for a Juggernaut.

On the chassis, the first thing that caught my eye was the suspension. So, without thinking, I did the (wrong) choice to make them functionnal. I get this on LDD :

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I must say that I never built this version.
Suspensions worked well. But the were not located like on the real vehicle. Moreover, the front was too wide.
The textures n the chassis were not perfect, especially the 2x2x2 slopes.

As I wanted the suspensions to be like those we can see on the real vehicle, I choose to make fake suspensions.
And I included a steering mechanism. That is much more useful and interesting than working suspensions (I mean that if I must choose between suspensions and stering, it better to have steering).

Since I was pretty sure that I had to use the Technic 13L rack, I built studless chassis with studful bricks all around.

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This solution was not very good. :/
I had half studs everywhere, and I had to use too much plate 1x2 with 1 stud (jumper).
I wanted to build something more efficient.

So, I did the whole chassis studful, with studless axles.

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This 3rd version fits my expectations.
I also wanted to put 2 HOG (Hand Of God). Cause the Juggernaut is a vehicle which can drive in 2 directions. So, I wanted 2 HOG, to have a one who steer in the right way, whatever the direction the vehicle drive.

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The 2 HOGs are actually the turrets.

The I redid the whole chassis. Cause when I was looking at it on the side, it was too low. But I did not want the front and back face to be changed. So, I did something like that :

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I did not enjoyed the cabine of the vehicle either. I wanted it to be "pyramidal". It was not that easy, because of the windscreen (tile) which are necesseraly straight.

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I also removed the 2nd HOG. Cause it is a UCS, and the playbilty is not that important. Removing this HOG enabled me to get a better design on the turret.
The front HOG is still functionnal. Nevertheless, it can still rotate at 360°, independently of the sttering mechanism. It would have been too bad if the turret had been stuck in a 90° rotation.

The voluntary put 2 cannons on the front turret for it not look ridiculous. My half shpere is pretty flat with 2 dishes, but I definitely did not want a brick built (and thus blocky) turret.

Then, I added the details. I did not wanted all the surfaces to look empty. Cause the real vehicle has many very little things everywhere. So, I use my imagination to reproduce this kind of thing. The printed parts were very helpful. Exepted on the neck, there is no greebs. Greebs would have been too big. I should work on the textures, just like what I did on the chassis.
I added dark red lines like on the real model. I also added assymetrcial dark red touches in the same spirit as 10179, for the model not to be too neat.
A detail I like : on the back, the use of mudguard to do the observation post. ^^

Then I photoshoped the sticker :

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Some other photos to see the finished model and some on the building techniques I used :

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:39 AM

Wow that's a lot of Dark grey Anio. A very nice MOC, only isn't this an A5 juggernaut? it looks a bit small.
Great looking suspension, the UCS label looks very professional. But the 5th image is missing.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:19 PM

Really nice moc you have made anio. I really like this model, but it seems a bit small. I am not a fan of those wheels, bit still a great job.

Keep up the good work. And hope this is not TLC next UCS model :grin:
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#4 Anio

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:39 PM

View PostMr Man, on 24 April 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:

it looks a bit small.

View PostBlackknight112, on 24 April 2011 - 12:19 PM, said:

it seems a bit small.
Actually, the question which must be answerd is : Why should I make it bigger ?

I see no reason to make it bigger.

The current Juggernaut has all the features and specifications I wanted to includ.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:55 PM

Excellent take of the UCS Juggernaut Anio! What really sets this apart from other CTT builds are the actual steerable wheels and realistic suspension details. The body surface angles and greebling details are pretty spot-on too. My only nitpick, and I've also observed this with other CTT MOCs, is the 'fake' windshield (though I guess it doesn't really matter in this case since this is obviously for display purposes only). Impressive work once again and congrats on your 20th UCS model! :thumbup:

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:09 PM

Beast !!!! :laugh:

You've done a very nice USC here Anio !! Respect  :grin: !!

I just love some of the details you in-cooperated here !


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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:17 PM

AWESOME UCS style vehicle 'Anio', the detailing and that steering mechanism is fantastic. :grin:
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 03:12 PM

Simply jaw dropping. The custom UCS placard is great!!!

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:00 PM

It's lot smaller than I expected, but it's still a great model, Anio! Looks playable and sturdy.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:26 PM

A true masterpiece Anio.
Thanks for letting us have som in-build pics and a background on this beauty :thumbup:
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:32 AM

Thanks everyone for your comment. :)

View PostKielDaMan, on 24 April 2011 - 12:55 PM, said:

The body surface angles and greebling details are pretty spot-on too.
Sorry but... what do you mean ?

View PostKielDaMan, on 24 April 2011 - 12:55 PM, said:

My only nitpick, and I've also observed this with other CTT MOCs, is the 'fake' windshield (though I guess it doesn't really matter in this case since this is obviously for display purposes only). Impressive work once again and congrats on your 20th UCS model! :thumbup:
I've tried to use trans-black 1x2x2 panels, but with them, I could not do good joins anymore between all the fairing elements. So I eventually choose trans-black tiles with DBG parts. The result is quite good IMO.

View PostSolscud007, on 24 April 2011 - 03:12 PM, said:

The custom UCS placard is great!!!
And I did this one by my self.  :sweet:
I've been well taught on photoshop !  :grin:

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:16 AM

View PostAnio, on 25 April 2011 - 12:32 AM, said:

Sorry but... what do you mean ?
Sorry I should've worded my post better, what I meant was the angles of the body plates are very accurate, as well as the greebles at the bottom (beside the wheels).

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:24 AM

View PostMr Man, on 24 April 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:

Wow that's a lot of Dark grey Anio. A very nice MOC, only isn't this an A5 juggernaut? it looks a bit small.
Great looking suspension, the UCS label looks very professional. But the 5th image is missing.


View PostBlackknight112, on 24 April 2011 - 12:19 PM, said:

Really nice moc you have made anio. I really like this model, but it seems a bit small. I am not a fan of those wheels, bit still a great job.

Keep up the good work. And hope this is not TLC next UCS model :grin:
Size isn't everything, this CTT possesses some incredible design that other MOCs lack. Really fantastic work Anio. A spot on small model can be better than a big bad one  :sweet:
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:43 AM

View PostDobbyClone, on 25 April 2011 - 02:24 AM, said:

Size isn't everything, this CTT possesses some incredible design that other MOCs lack. Really fantastic work Anio. A spot on small model can be better than a big bad one :sweet:
I agree, and if I assume correctly, this isn't intended to be minifig-scale with playable features, but a UCS model specifically made for display purposes (like the other UCS works of Anio).

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:18 AM

View PostKielDaMan, on 25 April 2011 - 02:43 AM, said:

I agree, and if I assume correctly, this isn't intended to be minifig-scale with playable features, but a UCS model specifically made for display purposes (like the other UCS works of Anio).
Yeah, so many perks came too. The wheels are perfect, as well as the 2x2 round piece used for detailing. Aesthetics, aesthetics, aesthetics,
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:45 AM

@ Kieldaman : Thanks for the translation.
I understand most of things on EB. But when people use "unsual" words, I must say that I'm a bit lost. :S


Thanks, Dobbyclone !  :sweet:

View PostDobbyClone, on 25 April 2011 - 02:24 AM, said:

Size isn't everything
Yes, that is precisely what I think too !  :thumbup:
I didn't choose the size. The wheels imposed the size.
A general advise I may give to any MOCer : when you do a MOC, the first thing you should looking at is not everything you can do but the few things you can not do like you want. These few things very often give clear indications on how you must design your model.

I didn't want the MOC to rely on the size, but details, right angles/proportions and "basic" functions that I thought the model should have (steering and rotation to 360° for all the turrets). Just like my Slave and the 7191 can move their wings (ok, on 7191 it is not a basic mechanism  :tongue: )
The textures (which is different from greebs actually) are also very important to me on that MOC.


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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:30 AM

View PostKielDaMan, on 25 April 2011 - 02:43 AM, said:

I agree, and if I assume correctly, this isn't intended to be minifig-scale with playable features, but a UCS model specifically made for display purposes (like the other UCS works of Anio).
Oops that was my mistake when I said it was a bit small because of saints and DobbyClones minifig scaled tanks, but UCS aren't in scale for obvious reasons (10221 :laugh:), but the size does not detract from the level of detail of this tank.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:10 PM

Superb as usual, Anio - great job !

Why no observation tower (or whatever it's called) in your version ?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:32 PM

View PostMr Man, on 25 April 2011 - 11:30 AM, said:

Oops that was my mistake when I said it was a bit small because of saints and DobbyClones minifig scaled tanks, but UCS aren't in scale for obvious reasons (10221 :laugh:), but the size does not detract from the level of detail of this tank.
UCS is usually considered 1:28 scale, bit it really could be anything. You guys were probably referring to size in comparison to minifig scale, correct?
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:57 PM

View PostDobbyClone, on 25 April 2011 - 03:32 PM, said:

You guys were probably referring to size in comparison to minifig scale, correct?
Yep
Is the observation tower retracted?
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:07 PM

View Postdrdavewatford, on 25 April 2011 - 02:10 PM, said:

Superb as usual, Anio - great job !

Why no observation tower (or whatever it's called) in your version ?

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I did not put it cause it is very ugly.
And some version of the juggernaut do not have this tower.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:49 PM

I quite like this.  (even though it's not big enough for me)  You made it a great scale and did very well with your steering solution. :thumbup:
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:56 PM

Thanks !

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:56 PM

Really good music Anio :laugh: Turbo tank what Turbo tank. Will it be going in your Sig?
(On that note will we be seeing this Providence in you Sig as a build?)
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:18 PM

View PostMr Man, on 26 April 2011 - 07:56 PM, said:

Really good music Anio :laugh:
Yeah, it is the music of the Shagohod ; a kind of thank, actually. So yes, it fits well to the juggernaut. ^^

View PostMr Man, on 26 April 2011 - 07:56 PM, said:

Will it be going in your Sig?
Yes.

View PostMr Man, on 26 April 2011 - 07:56 PM, said:

(On that note will we be seeing this Providence in you Sig as a build?)
?  :blush:

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