TGBDZ

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  1. Oh.. it's a tricky question. In reality there is not that many parts that are not visible while making this.. a lot of inner frame that supports the ship outer walls double as interrior details, therfore they are mostly white and LBG. I think that Your "Obvious" way of going through instructions is the easiest way. :)
  2. The roof is sitting on the canopy piece! Simply take of the roof, open up the canopy, put the roof in place and only then close the canopy piece. Easy as that! Check the previous photos or renders of the ship and You will see that the canopy piece is at the same height as the red stripe. Hope this helps!
  3. What is the problem with the top part? Can You add some photos? :) Sometimes the middle front roof section slightly catches the sides and with a slight wiggle it should set in the correct position and no large visible gaps should be present. I have seen several photos on instagram from different people that have some side gaps but it's just the roof simply hasn't been put on properly. If that's the issue it's an easy fix. As for the balance - with phantom I it should be fine. I think the reason for the balance could be that my test model uses different frontal sloped panels with more plates and less bricks then the final version and therfore the front could be heavier on my ship. As for a solution - You can try add additional boat studs underneath the rear landing gear on the most end part, It should help a bit. Also Some additional weight could be hidden underneath the front sloped panels to balance it forward. Maybe some weight could also be added underneath the main walkway (the DBG underside section between the loading ramp and docking bay) Hope this helps!
  4. Thanks! And yes, video review can be seen on Brickvault Youtube channel!
  5. UPDATE From now on the instructions are available on Brickvault Also a review video of the model can be seen here.
  6. Thanks! Drive line is pretty straight forward - tire is engaging the 12 tooth bewel gear and that's it. To adjust the friction/contact between the tire and the gear it's possible to slide the rear wheel on axle. Thanks! The set has a lot of panels to choose from :)
  7. Hi! Finaly got my hands on a new set that I could use for making new alternates - 42123 Mclaren - it's a really great set, but when it came to deciding what to make, it turned out to be a lot harder then I expected. Almost no gears and functioning elements means that the look is the main point for being a successful alternate. I usually make my alternates with the all stickers, and this one was not an exception so taking that into acount it was logical to make something related to racing, but I didn't want to stick with just a random racecar, I wanted for it to be something a bit more special. Thanks @marceriusLV (my brother) for giving me the idea that I could use less than 4 wheels for a racing car, and we all know that the most popular three wheeler is Morgan. MORGAN 3 wheeler concept Functions: Steering - controlled by the steering wheel V4 - moving pistons driven by the rear wheel As with previous alternates - the instructions are available at Rebrickable Cheers! UPDATE. Decided to put all the alternates under one topic so here is an update. BAJA Racing truck After making a true three wheeler I decided to stick with 4 wheels, seeing that there are several truly great racing cars/formulas already made I thought of making something a bit more offroad. Initial inspriation was from the legendary Dakar rally car - Schlesser buggy. As usual while making alternates not all things went as planned and in the end I got something more similar to BAJA racing truck, rather then a proper Dakar rally car. Nevertheless I really like the end result. Functions: HOG steering Pendular front axle (similar to the 42122 Jeep set) Rear axle suspension using flex axle Mid mounted V8 working engine, driven by the rear wheel. As usual I try to make 3 builds form one set, and this time was no exception. Sea Sparrow For the 3rd model I decided to not use the wheels at all, so there are basically 2 options - something that floats or flies, I chose the flying option. At first I wanted to make a propeller plane but after 20 minutes of struggle It was clear to me that the plane is not the way to go. Helicopter on the other hand, was comming together super fast and after three evenings I already had a finished alternate (usually it takes much longer for me to make a properly working model). I Didn't want to stick with traditional Lego helicopter functions - working rotors that are linked together, so I managed to add a third function as well. Functions: Working main rotor linked with the rear rotor V4 engine connected to rotors (I know that helicopters have different motors :D ) Safety clucthes on both rotors that allow the blades to slip Working V4 engine is hidden behind the panels As always, instructions for my alternates can be found on my REBRICKABLE page. Cheers!
  8. If You have already bought the instructions befor the Phantom II was released then contact Dave and give him Your purchase order number and he will send You the instructions for free. Thanks! When the original set got released I didn't even now what the Rebels show was so I missed out on it, but to be honest, the set itself is quite bad.
  9. Update! Phantom II ready to take off! Retractable landing gear (Folds under the ship) and fits prefectly with the Ghost. Can hold 1 figure in the canopy and atleast 3 - 4 figures at the back. Instructions will be available soon!
  10. There is solid technic brick frame that makes the ship very sturdy and even swooshable. Sloped side panels are sturdy but shouldn't be used to support all weight when picked up. Side docking ports are very strudy as well as the middle of the bottom section therfore it's easily handled by picking up the model from those spots. The most fragile things would be the small greeble bits, that's it. Thanks for the kind words! Looks like that 3 years working on this model paid off, as I'm seeing a lot of positive feedback :) As for the affordability - it should be around 350 - 450 euros, I guess. I had a lot of parts sourced randomly therfore I haven't kept the exact costs of it. Also I tried to avoid unnecessarily expensive parts - the most expensive part is the yellow 3x3 45 degree plates that I used - I have no idea where I got them, but when I checked their price I was surprised that it's more then 5 euros per piece.. turns out the last time they were used was in 1998.. But they can be easily changed for other shapes to slightly decrease the cost.
  11. Thanks for the kind words! The Phantom can dock both ways - I like it better when the Phantom faces forwards (Note - the guns must be detached for it to fit like this - in tv show the guns were retractable but at this scale it's impossible to make) Oh yes, the instructions available at the Daves Customs shop. Check the main entry of the topic for the link! For anyone who is interested - instructions available at Daves Customs Shop. Check the store for other awesome SW Mocs.
  12. Thanks for the kind words! Same for me, I don't know why but the Ghost just ticks all the right boxes for a cool spaceship! It was one of my main tasks to make the model use it's own landing gear for all the support and at first I was afraid that It would be hard to do, but in the end it turned out fairly balanced and some magic with angled landing gear did the trick! I have put a printed canopy piece on my IRL Ghost, sadly I don't have the stickers for the top cockpit.
  13. Thanks! It's a nice show, but just a bit more kid friendly than the Clone wars :) Thanks for the great feedback! A lot of texturing and details were inspired by Randy Cooper's miniature model (https://imgur.com/r/starwarsrebels/iWULh) Very happy how this turned out compared to the first WIP model it's like day and night! Thanks! Will see, If I'm not able to come I will pack it and Give it to someone who can! It's a sturdy MOC and quite easy to transport.