Srbandrews

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    [MOC] WH40000: Arvus Lighter

    Great work! Very accurate to the original. The only part I don't like is the Clone Wars head; looks all wrong next to the normally proportioned ones.
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    [MOC] Chocobo (Final Fantasy WIP)

    And here it is for real:
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    [MOC] Chocobo (Final Fantasy WIP)

    Thanks all, and thanks again for the tip welfycat, I think this new head is a bit of an improvement: What do you reckon?
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    [MOC] Chocobo (Final Fantasy WIP)

    Aha, yes, thanks. I've been wondering why it didn't look quite right there and I think you nailed it. I'll have to have a good think about that because that cheese slope does add to the sort of sturdiness of the head. I'll have a play around and see what I can do.
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    [MOC] Chocobo (Final Fantasy WIP)

    Hi folks, I've been struggling to decide on the most appropriate forum to post this in, but eventually plumped for Sci-Fi. I've mostly only made trains so this is a bit of a departure for me. It's the first time I've tried to build something organic, I think, and I hope it doesn't look too much like a robot. Anyway, this is my design for a chocobo from the Final Fantasy series. There are other designs out there which are better in most ways, but I wanted something that was a little smaller and more in scale with a minifig. This is the result so far: I've built a prototype out of whatever I could cobble together and it seems to work quite nicely. It doesn't have much difficulty balancing and it can do some moderately dynamic poses: So, the next step is ordering the parts, but I thought I'd see whether I could get any useful feedback before I spent real money - Like I said this is a bit of a departure to me so I may have missed something obvious. Any comments welcome.
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    2015 LEGO Trains?

    There have, as you will see I'm sure, been many many pages of speculation here from people who care a great deal about a 2015 train. I think we've all reached a point where we realise that every possible hypothetical eventuality has been explored and there's really nothing else to say until someone officially announces something, which now looks v unlikely for this year.
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    [MOC] LBSCR Stroudley A1 Terrier 0-6-0T

    Thanks. Think I'll move on to the tar wagon for my next stage. Just weighing up various brake van styles. Not sure to go with a period-accurate Stroudley design, a later SR brake van, or a 'generic' design of my own.
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    Getting Started in 7-Wide?

    Ah, yes, you're quite right about this. For instance I recently built a loco that was roughly in 7-wide 'scale', but in fact because it was a really small engine, it was mostly 6-wide. What I meant though, was that you can achieve a running plate that is 7-studs wide using door rails without the half-stud offset: (I think the emerald night is similar to this)
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    [MOC] LBSCR Stroudley A1 Terrier 0-6-0T

    Shamelessly bumping to show my progress in turning the loco into a train. I haven't done much making of rolling stock. Some ideas in LDD: One mineral wagon:
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    Getting Started in 7-Wide?

    I think it's worth noting that, to achieve the width and scale of 7-wide, you don't always have to deal with odd-numbers. I am a big fan of using door rails and brackets. In the image linked below you can see a locomotive I made with a 7-wide cab and a 6-wide+doorway or bracket with tile running plate. This can make wheels and bogies a lot easier.
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    [MOC] "Devon-Scot-Express"

    Very nice passenger car. The scale is excellent. What I really want to know though is what's going to be pulling it.
  12. Very impressive. Great loco and I especially like the IR receiver placement. While I did make a separate thread for it, I did eventually make my steam shunter and never updated this topic, but since it's been resurrected: Not very ingenious, but it did surpass my fairly modest expectations.
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    [MOC] LBSCR Stroudley A1 Terrier 0-6-0T

    They're not ideal. Usually I would have used the plane-type window pieces, but they don't come in a suitable colour. Same story for 1x3 arches, technic bricks with holes, you name it. For me, this was the best solution and I think they look ok considering but I'd be very happy to hear any other suggestions.
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    [MOC] LBSCR Stroudley A1 Terrier 0-6-0T

    Hah, thanks Murdoch. I'm sure there are some old ERTL Diecasts in a shoebox in my old wardrobe at my parents' place.
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    [MOC] LBSCR Stroudley A1 Terrier 0-6-0T

    Thanks Zephyr. So, I'm normally not at all into modding lego pieces, but a while ago I bought a small set of acrylic paints to add some paintwork modifications to the components for the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game and used about 0.1% of them and an idea struck me. I realise I'm probably going to be forced to relinquish my adulthood card when next discovered in public and I'm actually slightly embarrassed that I've done this, and yet at the same time quite pleased with the result: I've never liked the face of the TV series Stepney, so I went with the original book illustrations, which also meant being able to leave it with a hand-painted finish. http://ttte.wikia.co...owledOutRS5.png