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  1. DarthTwoShedsJackson

    Siege of Mandalore wave MOC: UPDATE: System Scale Headhunter Starfighter

    They did this because this was the first storyarc ever in an animated Star Wars show that actually entered movie territory with respect to when the events depicted happen. Hence the original Star Wars-theme at the start of the first episode of the four. What I was particularly fond of was the score playing during the final moments: It was specifically made to sound like the surreal synth-tapestries of Blade Runner, especially the 'Tears in the Rain' piece, and the allusion is genius, since the clones and the replicants in Blade Runner were so much alike: Created to serve in highly dangerous situations, doing work no one else wanted to do, being discarded once their service was no longer required, having artificially shortened life-spans and being considered less than human by many whilst actually being much more human than those who ordered and conducted their creation.
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    "A New Hope" in Lego

    This is brilliant - now you need to do the other two movies in the trilogy, too!
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    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    How do you enter this escape pod from inside the ship?
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    75192 - UCS Millennium Falcon 2017 MOD/MOC

    Depends on what kind of MODs you intent to do. I for one knew right from the start that I'd basically MOC huge elements like the plating, most details like on the side trenches, the mandibles and so on, so I implemented my MODs during the building process, which therefore took significantly longer. If you only want to implement small an local improvements, then you could built it as per instructions first and then go back.
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    Tantive IV Diorama MOC

    Looking forward to!
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    -User redacted Thread Title-

    Mature would be to NOT delete what he said before, but concede that he might have been wrong here and there and changed his mind in the light of better arguments. That'd be commendable.
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    Tantive IV Diorama MOC

    I really dig this - I'd love to see this built with some appropriate Star Wars Minifigs in it PLUS a Minifig filming crew on the outside!
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    ky-e's 1:1250 fleet

    Amazing models - the MC80 takes the cake in my opinion, and I also like the CR90s and the Pelta-Class!
  9. DarthTwoShedsJackson

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

    Thanx a lot, guys! I plan to make more photos in the upcoming days. Creating instructions is both time-consuming and something I have no experience with. I have other time-consuming hobbies, like actually building, modifying and painting Star Wars model kits to look as close to the original studio models as possible, like Red 2 and Gold Leader which I built and painted last year: Or painting Star Wars Miniatures for tabletop gaming: So that you get an idea why I don't want to make instructions. That being said, I can post photos breaking down the various elements to give you an idea how I arrived at the shapes so far. I will definitely make more photos of my Falcon and post them here. I will also continue tinkering with it. Thanx, ScottishDave - I'm familiar with your exhaustive work on the original UCS Falcon, and your praise means quite a lot to me. Just watch this space - I will grant a look under the skirt.
  10. Hello there! Some might remember me as the one who always was confident that we would eventually get a new UCS Millennium Falcon back in the days when there was speculation galore. I always wanted one, but I was not willing to pay 800 Euros for a set, even one as cool as the MF. Before christmas last year, however, I managed to get one for slightly over 600 Euros and finally pulled the trigger. Even before I received the enormous box I decided to not build the model according to the instructions from start to finish, but to built the majority of the outer shell and the details myself. First of all, I wanted to get cleaner lines and surfaces, especially on the circular hull plating and the mandibles, as well as creating movie-accurate detail. As for the detail, I aimed to build the clips to which the piping is attached into the plane of plates, so that all the pipes are resting flush on the hull plating. I also didn't want to bend soft or rigid hoses to create piping detail. As a general guideline, I always opt to achieve a 'clean', pleasing-looking finish, and I'm willing to approximate details in order to achieve that rather than trying to build them as closely to the reference material as possible, often ending up with something that looks super-accurate but clunky in Lego form. That's simply a matter of building style, not of 'right' or 'wrong'. Also, I avoid results that look cool but are wobbly. I start this thread because the model is finished for now, with all major problems on the outer shell solved and all outer details built and attached. As for the circular plating, I went with a 'pizza-slices'-approach, since that gave me clean edges and the right directions of the studs to achieve the piping like I described above and also get the right shapes and alignments for various coloured parts of the hull. I also moved the maintenance acces ports in the mandibles two studs to the front to create space for the circular plating and more accurate proportions in that whole area. In the coming months, I will most propably improve some things here and there, as is usually the case with such a huge model, and maybe tackle incorporating a full interior. We'll se about that. As for now, here are the first two photos of the heavily modified build, and I'll post more in the coming days. I hope you like it - in any case, tell me what you think!
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    ISD Intimidator, Monarch, or Eviscerator?

    You're welcome - I'm looking forward to a new version.
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    ISD Intimidator, Monarch, or Eviscerator?

    It totally is. And Lucas specifically hired Kershner for the main shoot, so that he can focus on supervising the effects shoot himself - as seen in the photo you posted - since he realized that the effects shoot would be much more involving and complex than in A New Hope, and since the stress of supervising everything in A New Hope negatively impacted his health.
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    ISD Intimidator, Monarch, or Eviscerator?

    They actually changed A LOT when they built a new studio model for ESB. From the texture to all small details to the shape of the guns and even the proportions. The model also was twice as big as the STD from the first movie. Apart from the basic shape and layout, the STDs from A New Hope and Rogue One are very different to those from ESB and RotJ. Also:The photo you posted with Lucas on the left side is not from the filming of A New Hope but from The Empire Strikes Back.
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    ISD Intimidator, Monarch, or Eviscerator?

    These digital models are not as accurate as they seem when it comes to details. If you want to study the details of the original studio model used in ESB and RotJ, then reference good pictures of the original studio model. This is not to say that your model is flawed - it's amazing, actually. The original studio model: http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=59701
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    Fraud MOC sellers.

    Where I come from, people who make a profit off someone elses work and effort without compensating or even acknowledging the original creator are called something describing a particular rear end of the human body with a hole in it through which waste is disposed of.