Darth Vader's TIE advanced x1
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:32 AM
After 2 long months of planning, designing, building, tearing apart, rebuilding, Bricklink orders, changing more things, and building some more, my largest and most detailed project is finally complete! Yay for me!!!
DVtie1 by IMPERIAL FLEET, on Flickr
DVtie3 by IMPERIAL FLEET, on Flickr
DVtie4 by IMPERIAL FLEET, on Flickr
108 by IMPERIAL FLEET, on Flickr
Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:55 AM
By the way, you might want to hit Return twice after each posted picture.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:17 AM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:39 AM
I remember seeing yours a while back when I was looking around. I had the wings done already and most of the body. I tried several ways to snot the flat sections in the back but you can say I was inspired by yours! Your build is a lot more accurate where the back meets the cockpit ball almost like its a modular section that was attached still leaving a gap in between.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:57 AM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:29 PM
I think this pic sums up the detail that's gone into this MOC . The shaping, greebling, and detail is amasing . Great job Eric W.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:52 PM
Great SNOT job on those solar panels too !
May the Eurobrick be with you always 'Eric W.' !
Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:25 PM
The stand has a 1x10 (I think) brick supporting the back section which also aids in the support of the wing panels. They are connected via technic axles that connect internaly near the cockpit. The wings have a 2x2 thin hinge plate that kind of sit on the flat section edge and keeps the wings from twisting down from the back. The flat sections in the rear are held on by a 1x4 bracket. Because of the weight and limitations of structuring, I cannot really lift it off the stand without it bowing like crazy and/or the wings falling off!
Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:14 PM
"Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...and so we'll hunt him...because he can take it
...because he's not a hero...he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...the Dark Knight" - James "Jim" Gordon
Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:15 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:19 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:32 PM
Edited by Hollander, 10 November 2011 - 05:32 PM.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 09:31 PM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:04 AM
He said he would be presenting to us a TIE Avenger, which I presume will turn out even better than the great rendition he’s already made.
I am very much looking forward to seeing more MOCs by Eric W. and more participation in the forums – from the looks of his MOCs and comments, he seems to be quite adept in the hobby! A most valuable contribution to the FOL community.
That being said, am I really the only person across four sites (Flickr, MOCpages, FBTB, and now Eurobricks) who didn’t think this was absolutely perfect at first glance? Looking through the comments, I appear to be the only one to mention the size of the cockpit ball.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:54 AM
No I noticed it but didn't say anything because with something this accurate, to use the ugly SPUD piece, it must be personal choice.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:19 PM
I seem to remember that the diameter of the 1/24 studio model's cockpit ball was roughly 5", indicating 10ft for the "real" craft. So this is obviously smaller than stud-to-foot minifigure scale - but then again, the ball on this MOC appears to be undersized relative to the rest of the ship. As Mr Man alluded to, the SPUD inaccurately has the chin-mounted laser cannons cutting into the viewport, which I suppose helps explain that.
Edited by fallenangel309, 11 November 2011 - 12:39 PM.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:52 PM
I think you're right Angel, about the cockpit being somewhat too large. I think the problem is that the SPUD canopy piece is still transparant outward the printed area.
I'll try to express my images through this (really bad) photoshop editting.
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