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  1. Dude: Check out this thread:
  2. Building Mortesv's Nebulon-B Thread

    Congratulations on making to this point! It did make me chuckle as your post is almost identical to my same moment of triumph detailed back on page 7 of this thread. Was that really a year ago? My, time flies. At this point, I would really encourage you to consider the mod I posted also back on page 7. The foot attached to the stalactite makes a world of difference in the stability of the model. This foot eliminates the need of the front stand and can also eliminate the middle stand if you want to but the spine will bow slightly over time. On my model, I usually leave the middle stand in unless it's on special display. This picture was taken at Brickfair, Virginia before the show opened so the middle stand is still in place. Oh, and black 2x2 girders are much cheaper than the trans-clear cylinders and look great.
  3. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    @mortesv: I certainly dropped your name a lot at the show. The conversation usually went like this: "Did you do all this?" "No, I'm just one of the builders. This guy over in Europe, Mortesv, is the designer of most of these ships." "Oh" Just found this photo over at Brick Brothers in their review of the new #70620 Ninjago City. This puffer fish looks to use some of the same techniques that @Inthert used. Ninjago Puffer fish by Scott Roys, on Flickr
  4. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    @RaskolnikovAh! So that was you with the SD and AT-AT. Very cool to see in person. We talked briefly but got interrupted by something and I never got back to visiting with you. Actually, I had thought to ask if I could come over to your area after the theme coordinator had to chase another builder out of my designated area for the second time and the bouncy house fan noise was a bit bothersome. I just noticed that the fleet is pictured in Brick Nerd's Brickfair, VA round-up! The photo was taken Friday night because I haven't put away my packing boxes yet and the fighter are not all placed yet. Also, I forgot to mention that I did get interviewed by the folks from Beyond the Brick. I have no idea if or when it will get posted on their youtube channel. One of our club members worked with them for a while and said that they have so much content that it could be months if it all. If it does air, please don't count how many times I said "um".
  5. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    The show went very well. No catastrophes to report! Not that it was my aim, my (our) collaboration wasn't eligible for any awards since I wasn't the original designer of most of the ship. There was one theme organizer that seemed disappointed that the set-up could not be nominated. I now need to get Ekae's ships back to him which will happen shortly. Oh yes, one visitor asked how many ships were on the display and I had to do some quick math to come up with a total of 54. I found this neat shot over on Brick Brothers. An exploding TIE would have really livened up the display! I thought that somebody might want to try this vignette for their fleet (if you can figure out what the ball in the center is). Star Wars Ring-worlds: Lothal Highway Terminal (2) by Inthert, on Flickr
  6. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    All set up for the show. Thanks again to all who made it possible. I've got many complements from the other exhibitors at the show. I fussed over the set-up for quite a while last night and am pretty happy with the results. I might re-position the B-wings on the back CR-90 this morning. They do not look quite right. If your wondering about the 3 U-wing, they are the Lego poly-bag. I happened to find some at a Walmart on the way here and they are very close to scale. (I think). They are very close to the ones that Bricksmarlin posted on another thread. Here are a few hasty cell phone snaps of the set-up. Untitled by Scott Roys, on Flickr Untitled by Scott Roys, on Flickr Untitled by Scott Roys, on Flickr The theme coordinator said that last year's event had 22,000 visitors! I made a little sign for each large ship so we will see if it cuts down on the how much/how many pieces/how long did it take questions.
  7. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    All you need to do is build one 1/250th scale Star Destroyer and you would win hands down!
  8. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    Somehow, it doesn't seem to looks as good as your set-up but I blame my marginal photography. Thanks for the vote of confidence!
  9. Building Mortesv's Nebulon-B Thread

    A "small" update? Your fleet is still bigger then the combined efforts of Ekae and myself! Love the new CR-90 and the U-wing. Great job!
  10. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    Here's some shots of what will probably be the show set-up. Current line is as follows: 1x Nebulon-B 2x CR-90's 5x GR-75's 3x Hammerheads 2x Dornean gunships 12x TIE's 2x TIE Strikers 6x X-wings (only 3 in the photo's) 6x B-Wings (only 3 in the photo's) 3x A-wing's 1x U-wing 9x Y-wing's (only 3 in the photo's) 1x Millenium Falcon DSC02094 by Scott Roys, on Flickr DSC02093 by Scott Roys, on Flickr DSC02092 by Scott Roys, on Flickr Thoughts?
  11. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    Brickfair just published a display map. We are the red circle over on the left. I asked for 12 feet of table which I got. I'm still unpacking Ekea's ships and re-building as necessary. Hope to have some pictures up by the end of the week before everything gets packed up for the trip. Brickfair map by Scott Roys, on Flickr Brickfair map close-up by Scott Roys, on Flickr
  12. EKae has generously sent me some of his fleet to display at Brickfair, Virginia in a few weeks. The box arrived on Saturday. Very well packed! DSC02078 by Scott Roys, on Flickr But as I unwrapped his CR-90, things were not looking good: DSC02083 by Scott Roys, on Flickr DSC02082 by Scott Roys, on Flickr Reconstruction in progress. DSC02084 by Scott Roys, on Flickr The Liberator flys again! DSC02086 by Scott Roys, on Flickr
  13. Train towing ball alternatives needed

    I dont know, it is just an idea that I had. If the blue pin proves too rigid in the horizontal plane, perhaps a 2L axle would have enough slop so the cars would not bind up when transitioning from level track to the incline.
  14. Train towing ball alternatives needed

    You could try this modification of Tenderloks technique. LDD will not allow me to stick the pin side of the blue connector into the 2x3 plate hole, but it will work nicely in the real application. This will give you some length options.
  15. Building Mortesv's Nebulon-B Thread

    I've finished updating my Neb-B stand. I didn't want to tear about the rear section to go full integration like Churcholo was looking to do a few pages back. The main part is #95347 2x2x10 girder support. which are plentiful and cheap. The nice thing about the part is that it has an axle hole in the top of it so you can pin the stacked parts together with a 3L axle. As noted already, the middle support is not critical but the ship will develop a bit of a sway-back without it. (Note: I ran out of black 4x4 round bricks so the white ones in the middle will be replaced once the next parts order comes on.) If anybody wants a LDD of the stand, I can crack one out quick.