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  1. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    The Best 2015 LEGO Star Wars Minifigure Round 1.19

    I vote for Ahsoka! ...Oh, wait. No... Admiral Yularen it is!
  2. First of all, I'm happy Ahsoka won - both the character and the minifigure have earned that. Second - nice screencap from Jangbrick's review! I second that. Alternatively, instead of looking for the best minifigure of a particular year, you could make eliminations based on themes: Best Jedi Order minifig, best Sith minifig, best clone trooper minifig, best bounty hunter minifig, best rebel minifig; or make eliminations based on variants of single characters. There's a lot of potential here.
  3. Don't count on it. Ahsoka's story did not end on Malachor, and she will play a very important role further down the line.
  4. How long will this final voting round go to determine the winner?
  5. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [MOC/Mod] Green 2 L'ulo L'ampar's RZ-1 A-Wing Interceptor

    Another beautiful rendition of my favorite rebel starfighter. I like how you have mirrored the wedge slopes on the front of the model. I also like how the fuselage directly behind the cockpit canopy is built and shaped - I will take a cue from this and re-visit my latest A-wing version to improve this part of the model accordingly. I only wonder if the engines in your version are abit too long. Making them a bit longer is a good call, since the engines of the official versions are all too short in comparison to the rest of the vehicle, but I think you maybe went a bit too far. Nonetheless - great model!
  6. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [LDD] Mortesv's CR90 corvette (reverse-engineered version)

    Great to finally see some builds come together here. As for a faithful reproduction of the Tantive IV studio model, I've found one thing that could be changed. What I'm speaking of is the starboard (right) side of the Tantive IV - the section between the escape pod section and the docking rings. As for the port (left) side of that section, you find two narrow sloped and slanted fins or ridges going from the top and underside of the docking ring to the centre top and bottom end of the escape pod sections - represented on mortesv's great model by the angled flag pieces. On the starboard side, however, the lower fin (or ridge) does not go all the way to the centre bottom end of the escape pod section, but stops 2/3 of the way and meets a vertical fin or ridge. Interstingly enough, this leftover from the early design stages of the ship as the original Millenium Falcon was there to leave space for a large access hatch and was kept even after the studio decided to make the Blockade Runner Leia's larger ship, and has also been recreated faithfully on the digital Rogue One Tantive IV. The Clone Wars-model of the Tantive IV has 'corrected' this feature and left out that gap, and the covettes in the REBELS show do not have that gap, either. I wonder if the Roque One-versions of the corvettes from the REBELS show have that gap or not - but maybe this goes a bit too far with the detail. Just to play devil's advocate... It goes without saying that you do not absolutely need to incorporate this quirk into your model, I just want to point it out for those who do and missed that part until now as I did. https://www.google.de/search?q=tantive+iv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwixpc2C6N_TAhXMDywKHXWaDGIQ_AUIBigB&biw=1024&bih=488#imgrc=2CtlripSI-S1MM: You can also see it on my screenshot from Rogue One on the page before in this thread.
  7. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [LDD] Mortesv's CR90 corvette (reverse-engineered version)

    For my Corvette, yes, because its story is firmly rooted within the show. Just out of curiosity, I studied the Tantive IV as it is shown in Rogue One. At the end of the movie, there's a short scene where it directly passes the camera. Clicking through the quick sequence frame by frame, I was able to grab a screenshot where the starboard docking ring points directly at the camera. I know quite a bit about 3d models, perspectives etc. and how easy it is to get a wrong impression because of a slightly off-centre perspective, so I chose a structure to visually indicate when I had the correct frame - the docking apparatus on the lower end of the passenger lift section (in the red box). If you'd look at the frame directly before or after the chosen frame, the edges of the front and rear little cylinder of this apparatus are round because the camera is not pointed directly at its centre. In the frame I've chosen, they are straight - strongly suggesting that the vertical camera-axis is parallel to a vertical axis going through the apparatus' centre. Also, the round docking ring is perfectly at the centre of the cylinder in which it is housed. I don't need to be right, I just find it interesting. At the end of the day, this is a nitpick either way.
  8. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [LDD] Mortesv's CR90 corvette (reverse-engineered version)

    No, it doesnt. I offset mine by the thickness of one plate...
  9. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [LDD] Mortesv's CR90 corvette (reverse-engineered version)

    Yes, I suspected that. The Corvettes from REBELS are designed slightly differently in certain areas. So to get a REBELS-version right, you need to get that offset between the horizontal airlock cylinders and the vertical cylinders of the radar mount and passenger access lift right - especially on a model of that scale and detail.
  10. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [LDD] Mortesv's CR90 corvette (reverse-engineered version)

    I do not have my reference pictures on hand of the Tantive IV studio model, but as for the Corvettes from the REBELS show, both the cylindric radar mount and the passenger access lift do not line up with the side airlock cylinders, the latter of which are placed slightly forwards in comparison to the former: That took me a while to solve properly and in a clean way on my smaller scale Corvette, too.
  11. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [MOCs] Battlegroup Fulcrum - a Rebel Fleet

    Disassembling it into sub-builds and counting, it comes to closely around 380 parts - including the display stand. I didn't realize it is that many parts for such a small model - loads of jumpers, brackets and modified bricks and plates. Although, if you want to simplify the colour-texture of the shell-shaped hull plating, you can reduce it by several parts.
  12. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [MOCs] Battlegroup Fulcrum - a Rebel Fleet

    I'm glad you like it, mortesv. I'm a fan of the vehicle- and prop-design since I saw the original trilogy in the cinema as a little boy, but without a story and characters who utilize them, it's all meaningless - which is why I always like to have a story with tie-ins into the official storylines for the models. Plus: that's a lot of fun. Yes, if you wanted to, you could build little cargo modules using modified 1x1 bricks with coloured cheese slopes attached to them and directly attach them to the plate structure inside the shell. Right from the start, though, I imagined this vessel to be modified as a tanker, and I built the details inside the shell accordingly - representing fuel tanks and piping: Yes, there can't be enough fleets out there, can there? I'll keep the idea with the Y-wings in the back of my mind and see if I can come up with an interesting and plausible story for those - but the Y-wings were liberated by Ezra and Co. after they had to leave Ahsoka with Vader on Malachor just before the temple collapsed! Since the history of Battlegroup Fulcrum spans from the very early days of the Rebellion when Bail Organa and Ahsoka Tano organized the first fledgling cells to the Battle of Endor and beyond, there's a lot of possibility for vessels, characters and stories. I might even create some unique characters and personalities for this fleet, such as high-ranking officers, intelligence agents, fighter pilots, and commandos. This might even lead to some minifig-scale MOCs of smaller vehicles and ship interiors if this will grow into a full-blown photographic anthology - something that I had on my mind for a long time. Maybe I have too many ideas, but I'm of the opinion that it is better to have too many ideas and not be able to make them all come true than to have no ideas at all.
  13. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [MOC] [LDD] Star Wars Rebels Interdictor Class Cruiser

    I'd love to see this brick-built - great model and rendition of the ship from the show. Now you only need a Quasar carrier to cross its path...
  14. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    [MOC] 1 metre Imperial Class II Star Destroyer - Avenger

    Impressive build and model. Frankly - I first thought you had overdone it a bit with the details at that scale looking at the 'clean' pictures with the even lighting and white background, but that last image where it rests on the table with less even (thus more natural) lighting sold me on this model. Great stuff! As for reference material - yes, I can empathize, I have hundreds of photos of studio models used for the original movies as well as dozens of images of the models and textures used for the animated shows on my computer by now... How long did it approximately take you from conception to finishing the build?