Commander Beltar

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  1. Commander Beltar

    Episode XVII: The Battle For Endor

    Congratulations to the Rebels, a well deserved victory! It was great to see what people put forward throughout this episode! This was a perfect conclusion to SoNE 1.0, it's been a real blast... these past few years?!? Wow. I definitely look forward to what the future holds! I can't wait to get home so I can get Beltar's story moving somewhere again in preparation
  2. Movements: Towards U-25 the fastest way possible After weeks of walking in the mud, it was bound things would go wrong. TK-9873 was supposed to be keeping watch one night, when the squad woke up there he was gone, and a day later they found his armor with an arrow in it. TK-1702’s paranoia dialed down a notch, however he still fears they are being hunted. Meanwhile, Acting-Colonel Faist’s wounds have mostly healed from his encounter with the rebels. Now, after receiving word from High Command the Rebels had found the switch, the hunt was on again, by triangulating the position of various known rebel encampments, the soldiers of the Empire have an idea where they are headed now. It seems the squad has picked up the scent: Beltar: Look what we found, fresh. This couldn’t have happened to long ago. TK-1702: What a wonderful smell you’ve discovered. Is it possible we could be walking into a trap? This seems set up too perfectly... Beltar: Perhaps... TK-1702: Colonel? Acting Colonel Faist: We are aware of rebel movements in these parts... I say we approach the next part of this trek with caution. Thoughts men? Keep walking in some direction or take this opportunity? TK-1702: I recommend we follow this trail as far as we can, perhaps we can catch a squad off guard, or perhaps find the master switch. Beltar: Well, we are on quite a deadline sir, so I agree, we need any sort of lead that can put is in a viable direction. Acting Colonel Faist: Very well, let’s not keep the boys at the shield generator waiting then, onward! Beltar thought as they moved out, how much longer on this mud ball would they have to endure? The battle in space was clearly taking a toll, he wondered how Alyin was fairing up there in that pit of death. The real surprise came when Beltar learned what the Emperor’s ‘special show’ was: the Death Star was operational already. Hopefully, with a little luck, the Empire would come out on top, and this war would be over. === Surprise: I’m building still! I’ve been very busy recently, just wanted to pop back in this week since I fear this episode is drawing to a conclusion and I will be extremely busy again the next few weeks so I wouldn’t be able to participate. Story was a bit rushed and not thought out too well, I had a rough idea, but then the build didn't let it come to fruition. Anyways, comments and criticism welcome! ~Beltar
  3. Commander Beltar

    [Ep. XVII][Empire][Week 10] Retaliation

    Movements: We would like to down 1, then left 2 to collect the bonus on O19, then continue down to R19, with the preference being down and left. (Since I didn’t exactly feel like making an even more pic heavy build with a lot of dialogue and what not, here’s a bit longer of an intro describing what has happened.) Beltar and his squad have been moving across the surface of Endor for days now, through forest, rock, river, and a lot of mud. Over the past couple days, the squad has been the target of several attacks led by the Native Ewok’s who are hunting and leading the Rebels to their location. Two days ago, they made it into the night camp and silenced TK-9162, they awoke at the sound of the Native’s knife finishing the deed. The next day, they were ambushed while beginning their journey through the plains of Endor, killing their commanding officer: Colonel Oppenheimer with an arrow and blaster to the chest. Today, there was no surprise attack, there was no cover in these plains save for a few groves of some dark type of bamboo and sparse trees for a sneak account to have worked successfully. This time Beltar’s squad took the fight to them, or at least TK-1702 did. An arrow whizzed by them and hit the Acting-Colonel in the arm, and the singular Rebel beside the Native took a potshot which hit the Acting-Colonel in the head, what a load of luck he struck. Beltar ducked behind the slight ditch in the ground to help Acting-Colonel Faist with his Med’ supplies. TK-1702 took it upon himself, and in a moment of pure adrenaline, dropped his load of blasters and gear and drew his knife and sprinted at the attackers, he dodged the Native’s spear and the knife found its way right into the creatures face. He then rushed over to the Rebel, and killed him with a bit of a struggle. It seemed like he had rehearsed this event in his dreams, perhaps the last time he was on Endor he had a really bad experience, more than he cared to admit, and coming back to Endor must have triggered something. After patching up acting-colonel Faist, he demanded that we take a rest before moving. TK-1702 kept pacing around the bodies he killed, still eyeing the surrounding brush for anything that moved, he had already killed a squirrel after diving into a bush, as his paranoia hit a new level. Beltar and TK-9873 took a perimeter walk and where just returning to the location where the skirmish had just taken place. Beltar: We’re back hotshot, you good now? TK-1702: While you were gone, I’ve already seen movement about 5 clicks out. We need to get going. TK-9873: We’ll be fine! It seems like you need a bit of a rest yourself. TK-1702: Rest… I don’t need rest. Not when those barbarians are closing in. Beltar: Look- I don’t know what you saw when you were setting up the shield generator before- or if this has reminded you of some- TK-1702: They came in waves. It’s what they’re doing now. I don’t like it. TK-9873: Alright, well ease up a bit! Acting-Colonel Faist: Just, let him be. Beltar, Peterson- perimeter report? Beltar: Nothing around within 3 clicks from what we saw. Not sure what crazy over there was talking about. But it is entirely possible there are more of them coming. But I am not sure why they would direct so much attention at us, when the have bigger fish to fry. Acting-Colonel Faist: Yes, especially with that shield generator. Whoever failed to log Endor’s map in the Consolation’s database, and in the other Imperial Destroyers should be punished severely. At least the enemy doesn’t know where to look as well…. I’d reckon I have a few ideas where to look though. Anything else? TK-9873: We may be able to meet up with reinforcements if we get moving. I’ve picked up on comm chatter that there maybe be something around sector O19. I recommend we move there as soon as possible. Acting-Colonel Faist: Alright then, let’s get moving if we have that kind of window available. Beltar: With all due respect sir, you need rest. Give it a couple hours before we get moving. Acting-Colonel Faist: Fine. In 2 hours we move. Beltar: That’s fine by me. All we need to do now is round this gear up and get that lunatic to move. TK-9873: I’ll get the gear, well some of it. We can probably ditch some of it. Maybe make a makeshift crutch or something with one of the blasters for the Colonel. Acting-Colonel Faist: No no, I’ll be quite alright walking. Beltar: Alright. Well, we might as well enjoy these couple hours of rest. Beltar looked up to the stars where the Death Star II sat, he could almost see the explosions of the fighters on both sides becoming pulverized to ashes and dust, and the capital ships fire leaving burn marks on hulls. He was surprised the Empire didn’t divert more forces to Endor, twenty-five thousand destroyers and they only brought a couple dozen destroyers and light cruisers plus a Super, but he was informed there would be a ‘special show’ sometime in the battle. He had no idea what that meant. Beltar hoped that Alyin and the dozen or so other pilots he knew where having better luck and more fun than he was having down here on this mud-ball. ==== Well that’s it for this weeks build, hopefully you enjoyed! It was quite nice to write a lot of text, haven’t done that in a while, hopefully it was effective at getting the point across. I took a little bit of liberty of making the plains biome very lush, as even though we saw the dry planes in the Ewok movies, I’d like to think the entire planet is practically green (save for the deserts). Oh yeah- still a lot of terrain. I’d like to try something like Gubi’s build two weeks ago which a whole lotta mixtures between bricks and plates and tiles, but that is a whole new level of terrain, and I have no idea where to begin with that with my poorly sorted parts- oh well. Oh, and sorry for the wonky lighting which changed a couple times. (my bad!) Anyways, thanks for reading, C & C welcome! ~Beltar
  4. Commander Beltar

    [Ep. XVII] [Rebels] [Week 8] A Light In The Dark

    Superb build, your (non static? for a lack of a better word) trees are awesome! All the twists/curves on them and the use of the mixel joints to create the branches, npu! And I will agree with Lucas, your shots and presentation is amazing. The cinematic lighting and angles are beautiful!
  5. Commander Beltar

    [Ep. XVII] [Empire] [Week 8] Down by the Lake

    This whole build is awesome. As soon as I read "They mostly come out at night. Mostly." I knew this was going to be great. (If only one of the troops that died was Newt or something subtle like Burke or Apone.. hehe) I like your use of that skeleton as well, never would've thought of that! And your variation with trees and foliage creates a great atmosphere. I really like how this gives us Imperials a chance to defend ourselves and express how ferocious those little teddy bears are compared to what we see in RotJ!
  6. Commander Beltar

    [Ep. XVII] [Rebels] [Week 8] Back to the roots...not just yet

    Great build! I like how you went for that natural border, works great! I also really like the variation in the ways your trees are built, adds a nice touch!
  7. Commander Beltar

    [Ep. XVII] [Empire] [Week 8] Edge of the Lake

    This build is awesome, seriously, your terrain work is off the charts! I love that its contained in a ring, quite a different shape for a border. The different colors in the water make for a great effect as well!
  8. Commander Beltar

    [SoNE Ep 17] Traversing the Forest

    Thanks! That was the intention! Thank you! I use to never like having 'natural' borders on MOCs, but I felt it was appropriate for this build, and it was actually kinda fun to build Heh, if you noticed there's also not one full tree standing because I am terrible at building full trees! Thanks for reading, as well! (I don't really comment on my builds unless they get 3 or more,so thanks for the comment on my recent FB as well!) ~Beltar
  9. Commander Beltar

    [SoNE Ep 17] Traversing the Forest

    Movements: We would like to move 4 left to H13, if that is not possible, then as far Left and Down. The fierce battle above Endor was just getting started, as Beltar and the forces of the Consolation had been deployed to the surface of the Forest Moon to reinforce the shield generator in case there were any injured men in the battle. Beltar’s team was deployed north of the Shield Generator, and the team has been traveling checkpoint to checkpoint on their way. These checkpoints are of note, as they were set up by the Empire as possible construction sites many months ago. Due to the discovery of a better location, often these sites would yield left over supplies that could come in handy as Imperials arrive and march through the thick forests of Endor. Beltar’s squad has been nothing but tense the last few hours. They seem to sense that something bad will happen. . TK-1702: Sir, we’ve checked all the crates. Not too much of note here. Grabbed a couple extra blasters and their charge packs. There’s also some general equipment that isn’t essential. But it looks as if someone rummaged through here recently… We should get moving. Colonel Oppenheimer: Hm… Alright Major Diaz. I’ll- Beltar: Colonel! Colonel Oppenheimer: Yes Commander? Beltar: I’ve just received word from the Consolation. The battle is turning messy. We are probably going to be needed ASAP back in the medbay as soon as we are done down here. Colonel Oppenheimer: Well then. We better get moving. We need to make good time… Less rest then.. *sigh* As the Colonel went to address the rest of the men, Beltar and Major Diaz were left do themselves. TK-1702: Betlar- between you and me. I don’t like this. I’ve seen eyes in the trees. We’re being watched. Beltar: I’ve gotten that feeling too. It’s not the rebels though. Perhaps the natives, I’ve heard some strange stories from you and men that where here before. TK-1702: Perhaps… I didn’t get to much contact with them when I was here though. I’ve been told the natives like to get up close since they don’t have effective ranged weapons…I just hope we reach the shield generator before the Rebels. And get out of here even faster. Beltar: Agreed. Colonel Oppenheimer: Let’s get going! We are only 9 Clicks from the Generator according to command. With a little luck we’ll be able to avoid Rebel entanglements and perhaps meet up with other forces. TK-1702: And if we don’t reach the generator in time or get jumped by Rebels or Emperor knows what else? Beltar: The Evac point is to the 7 Clicks west of the Generator. It’s a beach point. TK-1702: Well. Good to know. I got a bad feeling about this. Colonel Oppenheimer: Cut the chatter- let’s get moving. I don’t like this either but we need to go. ==== More Pics: ==== Well that wraps it up for this episode build! This was a fun build, lots of terrain for me to mess around with. And a LOT of foliage. (Nearly every loose foliage part that I have went to this!) Inching towards when the Death Star II blows… It’s going to be a fun storytelling moment. (Like in the new Battlefront II) My excitement toward SoNE 2.0 is also growing! I think it’ll be great to show our characters in the aftermath of Endor and what happens afterwards. Oh yeah- Beltar has a new head. Finally! Less generic-ness! Also, comments and criticism welcome! ~Beltar
  10. Commander Beltar

    [SoNE Ep 17.2] Surface Skirmish

    While the ground forces of both the Empire and Rebellion compete to reach the shield generator in a last ditch effort to salvage the station after losing contact with the forces already deployed. Above the planet is another story, with the Rebellion moving closer to the Imperial Fleet for ship-to-ship combat to attempt to avoid the Death Star’s superlaser, most forces have been diverted to that location. However, several Rebel squadrons have broken off from the main battle and have been targeting construction zones on the far side of the Death Star, where the Consolation is resting for the aftermath of the assault while being guarded by Star Destroyers Bludgeon and Massacre, the escorts. Alyin’s squadron, fresh off the Consolation have just started their counterattack on the Rebels that have been taking advantage of construction areas weak, unactuated defenses. The Three freshly deployed TIEs catch on the comms: Imperial Overseer: If anyone’s listening: South construction Ridge 19 is under attack! Rebellion bombers and fighters are- *proton torpedo explosions* Alyin: Ridge 19, do you copy, over? We are en-route to provide air support. Imperial Officer: We read you Valkyrie One, the Rebellion Y-Wing Bombers just took out half of our construction forces, and the crane appears to be undamaged though. Wait- they’re coming for us next! Alyin: Not to worry sir, we have just arrived on scene. We’ll take care of this, get the construction crews off the surface now! Imperial Officer: Alarms are raised, but the crews in the walkers won’t be able to get out soon- Karabast, more light fighters in-bound! X-Wings! Alyin: Just- do your best to evac everyone. And we’ll do our best up here. 2 and 3, form up, let’s take care of these rebel scum. After this skirmish, Alyin’s squadron moved onward to the main battle, where chaos was erupting. ==== More Pics: ==== First off, before I forget: Please judge this freebuild! As I am slowly waiting for this episode to unfold, I almost forgot what else was happening during the Battle of Endor, the space portion! I think I may try to do a build attempting to showcase the chaos of what is happening in the main battlefield, but that would be a lot of posing fighters and such... And after the Skyhook... That was a huge pain… So maybe I will, maybe I won’t. Or maybe try to capture a sliver, like when the Executor goes down. After all I have some plans for some builds after someone reaches the shield generator… I have also learned now the upper limits of my rendering. At first there was probably like 20 more baseplates surrounding this build for more surface, which brought the parts count to like 60,000 ish parts, and well, my computer crashed a lot and didn’t render it at all. And so I deleted a lot of that surface and brought it to around 29,000 parts. I can’t wait to see how this episode will end, and what SoNE 2.0 will bring as well! Anyways, C & C welcome! ~Beltar
  11. Commander Beltar

    [Freebuild: Coruscant] Part XV-I – Hit And Run

    Love where this story seems to be heading! I like the use of the gif too hehe.
  12. Commander Beltar

    [SoNE Ep XVII][Freebuild 1] Heroes and Villains

    I really like how you keep the camera low, giving the shots at "eye level" for the minifigs, the presentation of it is just awesome. Can't wait to see what happens next!
  13. Commander Beltar

    [SoNE Ep 17.1] Light Cruiser Consolation

    Classification: Medicinal-Class Light Cruiser Manufacturer: Kuat Drive Yards ============================================================================== Constructed in the last two years, Consolation was constructed as a result of to Rebel forces dealing heavy blows to the Empire's finest after the victory on Hoth. Many top Imperial scientists contributed to the technology equipped on board. Due to being one of the Empire’s more pacifistic cruisers, it has stronger defensive capabilities, being equipped with stronger shields and only few turbo-lasers. However, the cruiser is also equipped with a hanger full of Medical TIE Transports and TIEs for escort. With recent orders, it was sent to the far side of the moon of Endor with the rest of the fleet. During the battle that will ensue, it will remain in the rear of the fleet to provide any medical care that will be necessary following the battle, and to deploy it’s fighters to the battlefield. ============================================================================== After the battle over Coruscant in the Skyhook and in the sewers, Beltar’s commanding officer was shot, and decided to transfer to a desk job after recovery. During the battle, two members of the squad were shot and killed by Black Sun mercenaries. The result most of Beltar’s squad being killed or transferred, Beltar fell under non-essential units to be deployed on a Star Destroyer, and thus was transferred to the Consolation as a medical staff member to be deployed on the ground as reinforcements. Valkyrie Squadron, headed by Alyin, was assigned to the Consolation temporarily, and will take part in the assault on the Rebel’s cruisers after the trap springs. ============================================================================== Imperial Control: Valkyrie squad you are cleared for boarding. Alyin: Roger that command. Drop off your last patient transport and let’s get going. Imperial Control: Preparations for Endor are already under way. Imperial Command: Fighters locked down- Entering hyperspace shortly. ============================================================================== Well, so I missed an episode sadly, but at least the Empire carried out a victory! Anyways, I’ve been insanely busy recently, stressed, etc. etc. So I didn’t really have time to build, and I will admit I went through a mini Lego withdraw over the last couple months and barely touched them. Seeing a new SoNE episode as well as the release of SWBFII got me back into it I guess! So this Light Cruiser, I made because the last episode was focused on ships, and I guess this would have been a possible entry I would have made. I also needed to somehow justify how Beltar will start in this episode, so that’s another reason. Also yes, the hangar actually is in the bottom of the cruiser, it's just I couldn't get it to render it with light even when I took it out, so I had to remove some walls to make light enter. Comments and criticism welcome! ~Beltar Oh, almost forgot: please judge this freebuild!
  14. Commander Beltar

    EB Xmas Raffle 2017 - Your ideal Christmas tree entry thread

    From wilderness to home- (I did get to cut my own christmas tree this year, that was fun!) Ah, Christmas season again!
  15. Commander Beltar

    Episode XVII: The Battle For Endor

    Awesome! Well, I missed out on the last episode, so time to start building a lot of freebuilds to make up for the story as well... This will be fun!