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#1 Bob De Quatre

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

The Magdeon frigate was the first battleship build with large plasma beam emitter as main weapon. The plasma is build up by a large generator and accumulated before being released by the two emitter. Excess static electricity is evacuated through two discharger betwee the generator and the engines.

Some caracteristics:
- 4 engines providing power to 80 thrusters
- 1 hyperdrive engine
- 2 plasma beam emitter
- 4 double heavy canons
- 8 laser turrets


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The static discharger in action  :sweet:
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That baby was built to try some curves and shapes techniques, some I already used in other MOCs.
So no interiors, and no tiled bathroom  :sweet:
Hope you enjoyed it.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

Woah, there are some wild shapes going on here!
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:18 PM

You say "Hope you enjoyed it" ??? Obviously I enjoy this giant and awesome ship, you have made one of your best work so far.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:  

This is a frigate, right?? I have a question: how many times a cruiser will be larger than that frigate???? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

The curves and shapes are perfect  :classic: :classic:

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:07 PM

Those curves are awesome.  :cry_happy:  :thumbup:

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:25 AM

View PostWedge09, on 18 September 2012 - 08:18 PM, said:

You say "Hope you enjoyed it" ??? Obviously I enjoy this giant and awesome ship, you have made one of your best work so far.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:  

This is a frigate, right?? I have a question: how many times a cruiser will be larger than that frigate???? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

The curves and shapes are perfect  :classic: :classic:

You want me to build a cruiser with the same scale?  :sweet:
I don't know if LDD can handle it ;)

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:11 PM

The frigate has a very interesting shape. Cool.  :thumbup:

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Stunning shape  :wub: I especially like the rounded sections  :thumbup:
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:34 PM

This has got to be one of my favorite Lego Space ships to date

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:40 PM

Great shaping going on with the engine and the circular part is also awesome. Loving it.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:23 AM

You continue to surprise me with your models Bob De Quatre, you truly have a unique talent for creative designs! There are so many odd angles and curves in this creation, and still it comes together beautifully. :sweet:

I particularly like the large curved wing/arm-like structures, i take it those are the plasma beam emitters? And i also find the huge circular structure with the domed sides towards the midsection of the ship very impressive looking. I'm quite fond of how you designed the various guns as well, there is some great detailing there.

The way the engine rings are constructed is very nice and creative, but i hate to admit i find them a bit underwhelming. Personally i would have preferred to see bigger and more powerful looking engines that are more to scale with the size of the ship.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for your comments  :blush:

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You continue to surprise me with your models Bob De Quatre, you truly have a unique talent for creative designs! There are so many odd angles and curves in this creation, and still it comes together beautifully. :sweet:

I particularly like the large curved wing/arm-like structures, i take it those are the plasma beam emitters? And i also find the huge circular structure with the domed sides towards the midsection of the ship very impressive looking. I'm quite fond of how you designed the various guns as well, there is some great detailing there.

The way the engine rings are constructed is very nice and creative, but i hate to admit i find them a bit underwhelming. Personally i would have preferred to see bigger and more powerful looking engines that are more to scale with the size of the ship.

Yes the arm-like structures are the plasma beam emitter. I wanted to make a technical sheet with info on all the parts of the ship... but got lazy  :hmpf:

I decided to have a lot of smaller engines rather than a big one and I think it's pretty good that way and carries a unique feeling. But I understand, and the ship I'm working on at the moment has bigger engines  :wink: (in fact it's engine section is almost as big as that entire frigate...)

Edit: Here is a screenshot of the engines of the Astradea currently under construction in my shipyard
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

That WIP screenshot made my brain explode.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

View PostDraikNova, on 20 September 2012 - 03:57 PM, said:

That WIP screenshot made my brain explode.

You should keep some brain to explode in a few days  :wink:

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:50 PM

This is one massively beautiful beast! Love all the shapes and curves  :thumbup:
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:08 PM

View PostrongYIREN, on 21 September 2012 - 05:50 PM, said:

This is one massively beautiful beast! Love all the shapes and curves  :thumbup:

Thank you.

The project I'm currently working on made me rethink the term "massive"  :hmpf:

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

I just wanted to share a WIP comparison picture of the Astradea with the Magdeon...

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I blackened the Astradea so that its characteristics are not revealed  :sweet:
And obviously the Magdeon is oriented at 90°... didn't see that before  :hmpf:

The ship is 30% finished I think, and stand at 8300 bricks...

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:15 PM

Wow! This is really a mighty frigate. :thumbup:

I really like the round shapes and the frigate looks great from every angle. The top, front, side, back... Every angle contributes with something special. Great work, would love to see it built...

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:59 PM

Thank you admiral :classic:

I'd love to see it built too :wink:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:41 AM

All those angles!!! :wub: I love it!!!

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I generally think of LDD creations as "below" IRL MOCs, but this is... *oh2*  (indescribably awesome; a work of art)
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

Thank you :classic:

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

Did I forget it, or did you never post the Astradea?
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

View PostA Plastic Infinity, on 23 April 2013 - 12:10 AM, said:

I generally think of LDD creations as "below" IRL MOCs

Why? Are fully-CG movies somehow "below" live-action movies? Millions of PIXAR fans would beg to differ. Presuming digital creations are "below" real-brick creations simply because they're digital is prejudice. You didn't qualify your assertion above with any actual reasons, so that's all it is. Any creation, digital or otherwise, should be judged on its own merits or faults - and every creation has both.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:00 PM

View PostDraikNova, on 23 April 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

Did I forget it, or did you never post the Astradea?

I never finished it, and I think I'll never will... And my laptop can't open the lxf file anymore due to the number of bricks :grin:

Edit: Managed to open the LDD file, so I took a screenshot just for you :wink:

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Why? Are fully-CG movies somehow "below" live-action movies? Millions of PIXAR fans would beg to differ. Presuming digital creations are "below" real-brick creations simply because they're digital is prejudice. You didn't qualify your assertion above with any actual reasons, so that's all it is. Any creation, digital or otherwise, should be judged on its own merits or faults - and every creation has both.

You must agree that it's easier to build in LDD than in real bricks. You don't have to struggle with little things like friction or gravity :wink:
If I had the bricks, I'll never use LDD again...

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

^ Woah! That's huge!

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You must agree that it's easier to build in LDD than in real bricks. You don't have to struggle with little things like friction or gravity :wink:
If I had the bricks, I'll never use LDD again...

I will agree that it's easier to build in LDD if you don't take into account variables like color/part availability, friction, gravity or structural integrity. That said, I'd go so far as to say that if you do take those things into account, it is more difficult due to the lack of real-world effects as feedback. You have to anticipate these effects (particularly if you then plan on building it after it's designed).

Yes, it's easy to cheat in the digital realm, but people can tell you're cheating, even if on a subconscious level. Going back to my PIXAR example, people won't generally notice the incredible amount of detail put into certain things (like the way Sully's fur moves in Monsters, Inc). However, presented with a lesser body of work, they will certainly notice the lack of such details in comparison.

Sorry, fighting the injustices of LDD disparagement is one of my pet soapbox causes.
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