Smack, on 14 April 2012 - 07:38 AM, said:
You never fail to dissapoint sir - and this monster is no exception. I as well as others am/will wonder the dimensions/part count when you have the time I am sure. I did read on your flickr stream that there were some things you don't like about this build and I have to wonder what they are. This to me is one fantastic build and as a fan I have to wonder what you dislike. I look forward to more pics including interior shots when you photobucket? is up or when you have time to take more. Great visual on the the pics you have here. Fantasic work again man, awe inspiring even.
This sounds like an hour long interview but I’ll give you a brief overview.
No I haven’t really collected stats on it. I did on my first few larger builds (see Venator and Separatist Landing Craft) and then I realized who much time I wasted that I could be building. Rough guess would put it around 10,000-30,000 pieces. I’m sure there are some other large scale builders out there that could give you a better educated guess than that. She’s just around 6 feet. I haven’t pulled out the measuring tape but I’d guess 5’8 to 5’11 probably. I could give it a longer fueling rod on the nose and call it a flat 6 feet if that would make it more interesting.
I was able to briefly lift it off a table at a low level and so I’m guessing she’s between 60-90 lbs. A little hard to tell since size, shape, and location of the object are NOT similar to any of my usual gym exercises.
Circular exterior with traditional right angled exterior. Highly playable especially for small hands.
Power function internal lighting and remote controlled turrets.
Dozen of so little ships/vehicles that detach.
List of about a dozen signature minifigures from users on theCBAG.net that submitted them as a “contest entry they didn’t know they had entered”.
Interior is of course finished as usual.
Time! Between the Mrs. recovering from Breast Cancer and follow up surgeries, a new job, the in-laws needing help moving across town, and few contest entries (see FBTB.net MOC Madness Eternal Dusk
). This took about 8 months to finish, which is about 4 months longer than planned.
Wing joint issues. I had great design but was extremely delicate. After finding out that I might be displaying it at Ad Astra 2012 I knew delicate wings would equal a bystander going “Oh can I touch…” followed by blood shed, cursing, and “mop please”.
Originally I was going to do a SNOT haul. However after inspecting my pieces I knew I was going to have to stick to my usual “frame, plate, tile, greeble” technique to reach the desired size.
Accidently put one of the power packs in a really hard place to reach. And both power packs changing the batteries would be a nightmare so I did make sure they where fully charged in December. However while on display a couple of nameless kind hearted AFOLs decided they’d power the bad boy up to show it off to the viewers. Not realizing that this meant it would most certainly be its only showing of the power functions. Fortunately Si-MOCs noticed the lights where on when he was shutting down on Saturday night. So I might still have enough power to shoot a video of the turrets in action. If not we’ll have to hope that someone somewhere posts a video of the hours that the turrets where spinning around in circles. If I have to rip it apart to replace the batteries, I won’t be bothering to reassemble it. One of the battery packs in located in the heart of the SHIP’s main hanger bay floor. Wrapped in a spaghetti works of technics pieces to keep it from moving around. In future I have plans of how to avoid such issues.
Edited by Rook, 16 April 2012 - 06:58 PM.