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I have enough SP3 officers, now it's time to build up the other guys.

Ordered some parts, going to have to paint a few bits black, easy stuff. I'm annoyed that the one guy who has a bunch of Rench (New Blacktron) torsos wants over 2 dollars for them. I'm not too keen on spending 20 bucks for a few torsos, but I may not have a choice since Rench figures sell for even more -_-

Anyway, here are some made up Blacktron troops. Just imagine them with Blacktron torsos:

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From left to right: Sniper, Infantry with pistols, Infantry with fancier goggles and rifle.

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Laser Armor-cutter (to wreck tank treads, walker-legs, break into fortresses, etc), Commando, Armored Artillery Guy lol

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Robot Drone

Demolitions Guy (he ran out of hi-tech explosives!)

Space Assault Troop (capable of fighting in space, zooming around sabotaging enemy craft and being a general nuisance)

Experimental Weapons Guy (they test fancy new weapons in the battlefield)

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Edited by Henchmen4Hire

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That's a nice looking space army!! Good luck with building them :classic:

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A near-perfect army. The only one I´d change is the Robot-Drone. The head just doesn´t work well.

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Blacktron is my favourite space theme, and your additions fit nicely into the army. I agree with J2G, but also suggest changing the Armoured Artillary Guy's visor to black. Amazing job!

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but also suggest changing the Armoured Artillary Guy's visor to black.

You should probably change all the visors to black, except for the space assault troop´s.

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You should probably change all the visors to black, except for the space assault troop´s.

Agreed.

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Yep, the robot looks weird, it has more of a bounty hunter vibe. I'd rather make a meaner brick-built robot.

I used bley visors/goggles because too much black is boring, but I'll see how much I like black visors once I get them in hand. Not changing the yellow visors though, those are too cool B-)

Also going to add little yellow Blacktron symbols to some of them (like the Commando shoulder), and I got some pants with pouches/kneepads printed on them so they aren't so bland.

I'm gonna suck it up and just get the torsos, who needs to eat anyway, right!

EDIT: Hurrah! I found a seller in Germany who had them for about 1.30 a piece, not bad. Even after the very reasonable shipping, it cost less than the U.S. seller, and I even got some extra pieces to help finish my Commando Starfighter and Superbird. Now to look for maybe 4 or 5 of the CMF Blacktron torso.

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I'd suggest replacing the current robot with a hardsuit of some kind. Can't wait to see this in the brick ("in the ABS" sounds weird :tongue:). Oh, and you could use the CMF space villain torso if you're having trouble getting Rench torsos cheap. It's more detailed actually.

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Loving the idea of building out a Blacktron army! - This is looking good, very original, yet still Blacktron

Looks live you've found some torso's... maybe for the next wave of troops this decal could come in handy:

http://www.flickr.co...N04/4585254141/

Thanks for the link! Yep, those look handy, but I'd redo them at a higher resolution because I can't stand jagged edges haha. Then I'd have to find a place to get them printed in good quality... probably cheaper to just buy the torsos.

I like this one, basically the same torso with the "B" replaced by the yellow Blacktron logo - http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

I'll probably scrub off the "B" from the torsos I got and find a way to neatly stamp the yellow logo on them.

I'd suggest replacing the current robot with a hardsuit of some kind. Can't wait to see this in the brick ("in the ABS" sounds weird :tongue:).

Would be neat to make a hardsuit, but that's hard to do in LDD, it would look kinda "stiff". I'll try anyway though. (and maybe finally get that "LDD Builder" tag since like 95% of my builds are with LDD :tongue: )

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Here's a quick look at the Commando, I'll take better pictures when I get more of these guys done. Who knows when the torsos will arrive from Germany though :look:

-Handpainted an Alien Trooper chest piece. Lightly sanded it to get rid of the printing (otherwise the outline shows up) and to let the paint adhere better. I only have Flat Black on hand but I'll give it a quick coat of Gloss Black when I get more paint. Going to paint the round things silver.

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Thankssssss!

Here's a quick concept for a troop transport, or general transport really. Holds driver and 3 soldiers with weapons (on their laps lol).

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Rear hatch opens

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I think it looks better without the two front fins.

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The Commando looks pretty good and that troop carrier, well...It's very Blacktron-looking (especially without the first set of fins), but it just doesn't really look like a troop carrier.

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Yep, I thought it would be harder to paint LEGO pieces but it's pretty easy once you sand them a little, just to get rid of the slickness.

And I don't know what futuristic troop carrier is supposed to look like, but if you do send me some pictures and I'll try to make it lol

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Sudden advances in Blacktron's R&D have led to a new sleeker more mobile hardsuit!

Those poor Space Police don't stand a chance!

I really like these, will definitely build a few. Sometimes forcing yourself not to sleep until you get a good idea pays off rofl

The left one is for troops to use, the right one is a robot mainly used for heavy labor.

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^ Everything since my last post here is amazing. The troop carrier is nice, while not looking like a troop carrier. The hard suits are ok, but the fact they cannot fit an actual minifigure is a bit :( Very nice on the whole though!

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Those hardsuits are amazing. For combat the first is definitely the best, for smuggling the second one.

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An update of sorts

The black shoulder pieces, look like they're called battle droid bodies, are unreasonably expensive. I suspect they're expensive simply because they're called battle droid pieces and because all the cool kids want black. Meh. Going to buy tan versions at like 20 cents a piece and just paint them black.

The legs don't exist in black so those are getting painted too, pretty good at 10 cents a piece. Luckily Black is very easy to color match.

blackblackblack lol

At least the weird inverted bracket is easy to get... but not in black lol. Light bley looks good though.

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Got the torsos! I really like the d.bley gloves, don't think I'm going to change them (also, I'm not paying 20 cents per hand to replace them).

A little photoshop magic and you can see how they're going to look with black helmets (they were blue). I have more pants with pouches but I have to remove the colored stripe. I'll take more pics once I've dyed all the gear black.

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Well, they're looking good already (the ones that don't need further painting, anyway).

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Classic Blacktron I was always one of my favorite Space themes, and you've done righteously by it, I'd say! I especially like the fact that you decided to use the Blacktron I color scheme for the vehicles.

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It's looking pretty great. The touch of purple looks pretty good. BTW, I've recently found another absolute gem for Blacktron MOCcing: the CMF paintball guy. The paintball gun works great as a raygun and the helmet is pretty darn perfect.

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