GeOrc, on 09 November 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:
many thanks for the link and the additional pics.
And many thanks for the inspiration... and no fear I won´t be discouraged, more motivated. I hae some ideas by myself to improve the model and I see a lot of room for a future discussion about parts and modifications :) I´m happiely looking forward to tomarrow building my model. The first deliveries with parts for the modifications have already arrived and I can´t wait to start my own SSD MOD.
The last days I have studeied your model and also translated your bottom modification in LDD
SSD - MOD - Bottom Hull.lxf
I don´t know if you use LDD by yourself, if so I would be thankful if you could take a look if the size and parts are correct. I understand that you connected the areas with the hinges. would this be enough because as I understand and see correctly you only fixed them on the outside frame. Do you have some link in the middle of areas? How these stay in place? Also a view which is missing is how you created the space around the rear collumn and the end of the bottom wings. I can see on the pics that you modified the collumns and the middle hull end was modified and placed with angles as well. It would be nice to have a closer look at this part.
The modification most difficult to understand in the moment is how you replaced the minifig bridge. If you find the time it would be nice to learn more how you start, what ideas you have and how you receiced your result.
The more I studied your model the more I have to say that this is truely inspirational. I think more questions will appear as soon as the active part has started. Many thanks for your support and for sharing your creativity.
Your LLD looks amazing!
I cant wait until you get started on this - I am already contemplating how I could tweak the model further, so I look very much forward to your ideas!
Quick note: some places I have not used the optimal bricks simply because I did no have them at the time. Since you have recreated everything faithfully there are a few places where I have used two shorter plates instead of one longer. However it haven't posed a problem so far, so you should be ok :).
If you look at my newest pics, you see that the "fins" taper a bit more now, but that is quickly changed using a 3 x 12 wedge and some smaller plates.
Regarding the hinges they somehow fit the plates in a way they almost hold them up by themselves... Well since the leg is just at the center of where the two plates meet I modified that to hold them in place. Initially I didn't think it was the most elegant solution, but neither is a big leg going into the model, so since is is already there I might as well use it
I'll post more pics of this on flickr asap.
The minifig bridge was sacrificed when lowering the entire city by removing plates. The model is still hollow under the city but there is no room for the silly bridge anymore
Looking forward to you progress!
Edited by mortesv, 10 November 2012 - 12:22 PM.
The secret to a happy life is finding the right balance...
- between your Lego and discussing with Aeroeza!