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[MOC] UCS Harrower-Class Dreadnought (WIP)

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Hey!

Hope everyone is doing well, I've found the time to get round to sharing this which I am working on at a very steady rate. You'll have to excuse my poor photography. 

It is a Sith Dreadnought from the Old Republic game. I estimate the model will have somewhere around 6000 pieces when completed and it is currently 87 cm long x 53 cm wide. I aim to make the model around 95% SNOT. 

Since the ship is EU, I'm going to take creative liberty but base it largely on the version in the game trailer with the circular engines. 

I'm interested to hear what everyone thinks of it at the moment! 

Harrower Class Dreadnought WIP

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Thanks, 

Ellis :) 

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Off to a good start :) Hope you are safe and well too.

I like the texture of those panels. Tile expensive (== cash expensive :D) but it looks good.

I am wondering what exactly does this translate to in terms of your design intent:

2 hours ago, Ellisss_2 said:

I aim to make the model around 95% SNOT.

I admit that it sounds a bit like a salesmen metric (95% green energy kind of thing). Are you talking about just 5% of the parts facing upwards in the build?

Oh wait, perhaps you are referring to the absence of visible studs on the surfaces haha, I am second guessing myself. Though in that case, I don't think SNOT refers to that :)

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1 hour ago, Brick-Wombat said:

YES! I was looking forward to seeing updates on this. Looking good!

Thank you, hopefully I’ll finish it as soon as possible!

27 minutes ago, Kristof said:

Off to a good start :) Hope you are safe and well too.

I like the texture of those panels. Tile expensive (== cash expensive :D) but it looks good.

I am wondering what exactly does this translate to in terms of your design intent:

I admit that it sounds a bit like a salesmen metric (95% green energy kind of thing). Are you talking about just 5% of the parts facing upwards in the build?

Oh wait, perhaps you are referring to the absence of visible studs on the surfaces haha, I am second guessing myself. Though in that case, I don't think SNOT refers to that :)

Yes I’m safe and well thanks! :)

Tell me about it I love it, I bought around 90% of the tiles from Lego bricks and pieces and it worked out much cheaper than it would have on Bricklink. Just a tip if you ever need a lot of tiles! They are also new and shiny! :D

With regards to Snot I meant the visible parts of the ship! I didn’t mean to sound like a salesman :laugh: people just love the smooth designs these days! That would certainly be a challenge if it was the whole thing!

 

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1 hour ago, Ellisss_2 said:

Thank you, hopefully I’ll finish it as soon as possible!

Yes I’m safe and well thanks! :)

Tell me about it I love it, I bought around 90% of the tiles from Lego bricks and pieces and it worked out much cheaper than it would have on Bricklink. Just a tip if you ever need a lot of tiles! They are also new and shiny! :D

Glad to hear you're safe and healthy. This thing looks amazing, I love the use of 2 of the 2x2 triangle tiles making squared for more detail/greebling. Also thanks for the tip on using bricks and pieces, I'll have to check that out once it re-opens.

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13 hours ago, Reaper said:

Looking nice! 

Thanks! :)

12 hours ago, Mandalorianknight said:

Glad to hear you're safe and healthy. This thing looks amazing, I love the use of 2 of the 2x2 triangle tiles making squared for more detail/greebling. Also thanks for the tip on using bricks and pieces, I'll have to check that out once it re-opens.

Thank you, glad that you like it. I first noticed the use of the triangle tiles on one of @onecase Star Destroyers it looked great so I had to borrow it! Hopefully that tip works out for you too, I know it definitely did here in the UK, but you have many more parts in the USA! I'm gutted that bricks and pieces is closed right now as it was a main source of pieces for the build.

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4 hours ago, Ellisss_2 said:

Thank you, glad that you like it. I first noticed the use of the triangle tiles on one of @onecase Star Destroyers it looked great so I had to borrow it! Hopefully that tip works out for you too, I know it definitely did here in the UK, but you have many more parts in the USA! I'm gutted that bricks and pieces is closed right now as it was a main source of pieces for the build.

Yeah, it's really sad it's closed, but I get it, for the safety of their employees. But the second they re-open I'm buying a metric ton of LBG plates and tiles. :laugh:

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On 4/15/2020 at 10:05 PM, 2mpaired said:

This looks amazing!! I can't wait to see more! :grin:

It seems I missed your comment, sorry to ignore you! 

I've made some pretty big progress and now have a frame design. It's a bit of a hybrid between the two official Lego Star Destroyers still using the technic bricks but taking the attachment methods from the new one. 

It also looks like I'm the messiest builder around and can't take photos!

 Harrower%20frame

 

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It's coming together quite nicely, I'm very happy with the shape. I've got some parts coming from Bricklink to finish the bottom panels and start designing the bridge section. The front of the frame doesn't exist yet, which is why the panels are sagging slightly at the front.

Harrower Class Dreadnought WIP

 

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If I were you, i'd take inspiration on 75252 structure. It is really well thought out.

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25 minutes ago, Anio said:

If I were you, i'd take inspiration on 75252 structure. It is really well thought out.

Hi, the structure I have now seems to be very sturdy and sound. I don't see much point in designing a whole new frame when I have one which works quite nicely. Are there any advantages to the 75252 frame?

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6 minutes ago, Ellisss_2 said:

Are there any advantages to the 75252 frame?

75252 structure is both very strong and light.

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1 minute ago, Anio said:

75252 structure is both very strong and light.

Unfortunately I don't own the set :(

Originally I was going to do something similar to 75252, but due to the more complicated shape of the harrower, I decided otherwise. The cut out at the front means that I can't construct it all as one large triangle. 

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