ScottishDave

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  1. ScottishDave

    [MOC] Midi-scale Super Star Destroyer Executor

    @Tanner, PM sent.
  2. ScottishDave

    "Reverse engineering" Razor Crest MOC WIP

    This is looking really nice. I’m very interested to see what you do with the curved front of the cockpit. I haven’t seen a perfect solution for that yet.
  3. ScottishDave

    [MOD] First Order Transporter mod (with LXF)

    @Bigdwazda I'm not at all sure why you're hijacking my thread instead of making your own. The model you've posted looks nothing like mine, and - no offence intended - I'd rather that people didn't think that it was. I've lost the photos I made of my old physical model, but the LXF file is still available on my dropbox. The link on the first post works, but here it is again: ScottishDave's ACTUAL First Order Transporter Mod Just to make sure no one gets confused, the actual subject of this thread looks like this: I do share this model freely with the community. Please feel free to use this as the basis of any redesign you decide to do in future.
  4. ScottishDave

    [MF-MOD] "I've added some special modifications myself"

    Thank you for the kind words. I'm also looking forward to seeing more of this model, and i agree with @LEGODrongo01 that the mix of studs and tiles looks awesome. Thank you also for sharing pictures of your other hobbies. They look fabulous!
  5. ScottishDave

    [MF-MOD] "I've added some special modifications myself"

    This looks great. So much better than the stock version. My favourite bit is the front half of the saucer - I think you did an excellent job there. The blast damage near the dish looks great!
  6. ScottishDave

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Lots and lots of hinges, like so: Also take a look at the three year old LXF I posted earlier in this thread:
  7. ScottishDave

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Beat me to it! Also @Frenk512 has a good Explanatory photo on Flickr which is more like what I actually used:
  8. ScottishDave

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    @caperica I really like that list of "To Dos". You seem to be thinking along the same lines I did. Apart from a small disgreement over the beauty and appropriateness of studs . Feel free to ask me questions about my mods directly, either here in the thread or by PM. I'm in the process of documenting my design prior to taking it apart and I'm more than happy to share info with anyone who wishes to take these ideas forward. A few thoughts... I found some pictures and other resources which might be useful you, and to anyone seriously accurising their UCS Falcon, on the site http://falcon.maruskadesign.com. Of particular note is the "2D layout for the 32" ESB Studio model" in the "Files" section. It's a very basic 1:1 schematic for the Falcon studio mdoel, and I used it to get my Falcon's geometry as accurate as possible. To reply to a few of your specific questions, using these plans as reference: According to the plans, the gun turrets should be 12mm tall, and on the Lego model they are 16mm tall (2 Lego bricks thick), so you are correct: they are 4mm too tall. Another thing making them look too tall is the fact that the docking arms are too short vertically. I decided to fix that as opposed to wrestling with making the turrets 1.5 bricks thick. By the time I'd added detail to the docking arms, I thought that the turrets looked fine. The actual model mandibles have an angle on the outer edge of about 60 degrees. There is also a shallow angle on the inside. The old space plates I used match the cumulative angle perfectly: but my mandibles splay out slightly. I haven't yet reworked the frame to match the inward angle. If you decide to copy my design, that's an improvement which could be made. If you ignore the inner angle, the new 4 * 6 wedge plates you mentioned are perfect. It's just a pity they don't exisit in Light bluish gray.
  9. ScottishDave

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    I do like stud.io @TravisH44. I just had a play with it for the first time in ages. I was able to position the engine grilles, including the tires: and it was actually pretty easy. Colour me impressed. However, I will be sharing the LDD file, as most people can import or open LXF in their tool of choice. There will just have to be a few photos to explain my weird build techniques, 'cos that's how I roll.
  10. ScottishDave

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Hi @Frenk512 - thank you very much for your kind words. I'm glad I've provided some inspiration! I wish I had a Lego room... I keep a lot stashed in my 12 year old son's bedroom (oddly, he doesn't seem to mind). The Falcon occupies the only other uncontested Lego space in the house: the spare desk in my study. Stud.io version 2 (which I just installed) can import LXF files quite handily. I plan to keep using LXF files for basic compatibility, but you can import the files into Stud.io if you wish! I did base a lot of my most recent changes on the ESB version, as it happens . The engine deck I'm planning to post next, the docking rings and the mandibles were all modeled closely on the ESB 32" Falcon: so feel free to use as many of the ideas as you like.
  11. ScottishDave

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Thank you for the kind words @Jerry McGlade. @Chewbricca That's looking really good. I hope to have an LXF of my latest engine deck mods soon which might help you. In the meantime: as promised is my mod of the turrets. Fixes: Improved the position and size of the markings on the upper turret made the window the proper size (8 studs wide) relative to the size of the turret Added more detail to the gun platform made the quad cannons more accurate. LXF FILE BRICKLINK XML PARTS LIST This is a mod of the original lego turret, to keep the number of extra parts down. To hold the window in place, I used four mining hands and 8 short pieces of cut 3mm tube. This technique cannot be reproduced in Lego Digital Designer, so here are some photos to guide you. For each arch, you need a minifig hand (preferrably Light bluish gray in colour) and a couple of short lengths of hose. In total you'll need 8 minifig hands and about 16L of tube. I've included these in the parts list attached. First drop one of the pieces of tube into the underside of the arch to act as a wedge: Then push the minifig hand firmly into the other piece of tube, and wedge it into the underside of the arch: The 8x8 dish is then placed in the hands during assembly. Once assembled, the dish and the hands are quite solid. To make the red markings in front of the window I used stickers, cut from the sticker sheet for the republic cruiser (7964). I’ve included the relevant sheet in the parts list. Here is a template for cutting out the stickers: BTW here is a sneak peek at the next mod I’ll be posting, hopefully this coming weekend:
  12. ScottishDave

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Hi! I'm the author if this model. I do indeed have pictures on how I made it. If you look in the rest of my flickr photostream you will find plenty of progress pictures in older albums, especially in: https://www.flickr.com/gp/11988796@N02/e0379Z Also, here on Eurobricks I do have an older topic (but it still checks out): This LXF file from that topic is essentially the "Full external upgrade kit" circa 2017, right before the new UCS model came out: _Falcon.LXF No promises as to when it will get done, but last night I started in on documenting my more recent mods: This is a mod of the UCS 2017 turret, with a properly-sized window (8 studs wide), and an improved quad-laser design. I'll be posting this mod, including the LXF file, in this topic once it's finished.
  13. That's my exact plan @Rubblemaker. In fact, it was your post here which pushed me over the edge. So thanks for that.
  14. ScottishDave

    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Thank you once again for the kind words. @m4st3rt3ch, no smoking involved. Old grey pieces and lots of sunlight!
  15. Drat it. I'd just decided to build Raskolnikov's model, and you guys dig this one up? ... actually, I counted the studs visible in the photos, and it's only a few studs bigger than Rasalnikov's. It also uses a lot of similar techniques. If the detail is what is attracting you to this one, you could build Rasalnikov's and then go hog wild with the greeblies.