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#1 Bricksandparts

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:03 AM

I put this together yesterday and today and it's finished. A Armored Assault Tank (AAT).

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture1.png [/img]

For those of you who don't know what the Armored Assault Tank is, here's a link to wookieepedia. (I expect that you all do, after all this is on the Star-Wars forum...)

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[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/lddscreenshot612.png[/img]

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The model itself is very similar to the actual vehicle...

In some ways, I could say I even got a little carried away.

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture6.png [/img]

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture2.png [/img]

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture3.png [/img]

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture4.png [/img]

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture5.png [/img]

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture7.png [/img]

Very pose-able:

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture8.png [/img]

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/picture9.png [/img]

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LXF File (Model apart)


C&C welcome. This is pretty much my first real Star-Wars MOC. Hope you enjoy! :blush:

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:16 AM

Nice work. The turret section looks too tall, but other than that, it's a great first Star Wars MOC. :classic:

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

Wow that looks great, alittle too tall in the turrent section but, overall nice work.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:01 AM

Nice AAT. I especially like the brickbuilt launch tubes (and the hearty supply of missiles within them :laugh:) - not something I've seen too often. The rounded bit at the front is tricky, but from most angles, your solution using slopes works well. Cockpit detail is great.

A few suggestions:

- There's a great opportunity for greebling in the area under the primary laser cannon. I think removing the corner 45 slopes and reworking that place on your own MOC a bit would greatly improve the overall shaping.

- The primary cannon itself seems a tad too long; try moving the pivot further back such that it sits behind the secondary blasters. (Speaking of which – and this is just a small pet peeve of mine -  there are three on either side :wink:).

- Antennae on top are a must! :laugh: I don't recall ever seeing any engine glow on these, though.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:27 AM

View Postfallenangel309, on 01 January 2012 - 03:01 AM, said:

Nice AAT. I especially like the brickbuilt launch tubes (and the hearty supply of missiles within them :laugh:) - not something I've seen too often. The rounded bit at the front is tricky, but from most angles, your solution using slopes works well. Cockpit detail is great.

A few suggestions:

- There's a great opportunity for greebling in the area under the primary laser cannon. I think removing the corner 45 slopes and reworking that place on your own MOC a bit would greatly improve the overall shaping.

- The primary cannon itself seems a tad too long; try moving the pivot further back such that it sits behind the secondary blasters. (Speaking of which – and this is just a small pet peeve of mine -  there are three on either side :wink:).

- Antennae on top are a must! :laugh: I don't recall ever seeing any engine glow on these, though.

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll edit it tomorrow hopefully.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:40 AM

Does anybody have a picture(s) of the back of the AAT? I'd like to make this as close to in the movies as I can. Thanks!

Oh, and I'm almost done with the errors. It has the greebling under the cannon, I have changed the back and made it longer, more like in the schematics and I've added the antenna. Just going to change it here and there and I should have it up tomorrow.

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I think removing the corner 45 slopes and reworking that place on your own MOC a bit would greatly improve the overall shaping.
I'm confused exactly what you mean by this. What bricks? What do you mean by "My own MOC"?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

First Eurobricks post of the new year, and to help out an MOCer at that... how appropriate. :sweet:

View PostBricksandparts, on 01 January 2012 - 05:40 AM, said:

Does anybody have a picture(s) of the back of the AAT? I'd like to make this as close to in the movies as I can. Thanks!

Oh, and I'm almost done with the errors. It has the greebling under the cannon, I have changed the back and made it longer, more like in the schematics and I've added the antenna. Just going to change it here and there and I should have it up tomorrow.

If you want to make it as close to the movies as possible, the schematics are a poor choice of reference. :laugh: Here are some pictures of a studio model, including a few shots of the back. Let me know if you need more.

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I'm confused exactly what you mean by this. What bricks? What do you mean by "My own MOC"?

If you'll take a look at these two screencaps, you'll see that the underside of the bit on which the primary laser cannon is mounted is flat (not sure how to put it otherwise) rather than being sloped as on your creation. What I was suggesting was that if you were to remove the two topmost layers of bricks from the hinged wall in back (the ones with these in tan) and focus on having it 'flatter' (and more greebled) the shape of your creation as a whole would be closer to that of the 'real' craft. :classic: Seeing as you've since elongated the back, though, I wouldn't be surprised if this issue had already been fixed.

EDIT: Ah, the screencap links don't work. Go here and see #3404 and #3410.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

This is a fantastic rendition of the AAT Bricksandparts, I won't comment on the accuracy of it (:tongue:), but I do love the playability of it, with the missile launchers and the angles of articulation, and especialy the cockpit and ramp.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:53 PM

Great AAT.  :thumbup: The missile storage immediately reminded me of the intersection picture of the AAT in a book I own; ''incredible intersections'' or something.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

Fantastic MOC! I love the blend of colors!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

Current progress:

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[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/lddscreenshot607.png [/img]

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/lddscreenshot608.png [/img]

Added:
1. Antenna
2. longer back-end
3. underside greebling
4. more solid (less spacing between bricks
5. 3 blasters on side instead of 2

Hope you enjoy! And always looking for suggestions!

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:45 PM

Nice improvement.

Have you considered dong the circular portion of the turret in SNOT instead to capture the little bumps on the sides of it?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:06 PM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 01 January 2012 - 06:45 PM, said:

Nice improvement.

Have you considered dong the circular portion of the turret in SNOT instead to capture the little bumps on the sides of it?
Hmm, that's an Ok idea. I'll go see what I can do...

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/lddscreenshot609.png[/img]

I don't know if it looks too much better. What do you think?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

Very nice AAT...Upgrades are sweet... :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:24 PM

I think those bumps protrude too much and are too skinny. I was thinking more along the lines of 2-wide inverted dishes.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:54 PM

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/lddscreenshot610.png[/img]

How's this? Now I think it looks a bit big.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

It does look a bit big. Maybe you should try building it without that topmost layer of curved bricks.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:36 PM

[img]http://i.tinysrc.mobi/800/400/http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bricksandparts/MOC/Star-Wars/Vehicles/AAT/lddscreenshot611.png[/img]

How's this? I think it looks better. Probably the best I'm gonna get. What do you think about this?

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

Yeah, that's the best one I've seen yet.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:55 PM

Excellent creation from Episode 1 'Bricksandparts', great detailing and packed with a few clanker's ! :laugh:
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

Those are some great improvements you've made. :thumbup: The rear is much nicer now. I like the last solution for the bumps as well. :classic:

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It does look a bit big. Maybe you should try building it without that topmost layer of curved bricks.

I would keep the current height. I think that the blister under the cannon could instead be a bit more pronounced, such that it appears to hold up the cannon. :wink:

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:48 PM

I've added a poll for my next model.

Links to each for more info:

Trade Federation troop carrier: http://starwars.wiki...n_troop_carrier
Vulture droid starfighter: http://starwars.wiki...oid_starfighter
LM-432 crab droid: http://starwars.wiki...-432_crab_droid
Octuptarra magna tri-droid: http://starwars.wiki...magna_tri-droid
Sheathipede-class transport shuttle: http://starwars.wiki...ansport_shuttle

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:05 PM

Good tank. Very realistic. Perhaps the tall turret signifies that it's a special kind of tank?
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:08 AM

Thanks everybody for the suggestions! :blush:

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