Cjd223

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  1. Cjd223

    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    That's what I'm figuring too. Tires to fit the size requirements are a pain and normally $5+ for each one, eliminating them all together when using a base would be great, but I may leave them in the manual with a warning in case someone decides not to build the base.
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    For those of you who have built the AT-AT with a stud stand: Do you still use the tires in the feet? The tires are an unavoidable expensive part and I was wondering if perhaps using the stud base eliminates their need or not.
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    I have not decided whether or not I was going to post a new page or if I would simply update the current one. The current one has a lot of useful comments, but ones that refer to certain aspects of the build for modification may not be relevant anymore and I wouldn't want to confuse anyone looking at it for the first time. If I do decide to just update the current one, I would have a public list with the original bricks on rebrickable as well.
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    I still have to do some checks with the manual and bricklink to make sure the parts list is good to go, but once it is I will gladly make it public!
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    Ingenious. Says they're 74.9% shared parts, makes it very easy to do additional comparisons as well. Thank you!
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    This would work for the parts that have been added, but it wouldn't show which parts were subtracted or modified to a different piece or color. For example 3794b has been replaced with 15573, this method would show the "X" amount of 15573 were added that you need to buy, but if you had 3794b for the current build, it would not translate properly.
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    This is an interesting idea for sure. I can look into different options for this, right off the bat I can think of; 1) Using a rebrickable account to log the bricks you already have. The site will then look at the updated parts list and give you a list for everything that you're missing. 2) Using a Bricklink wanted list with the updated parts list in the "Have" column. This would accomplish the same thing as the first option, but would be directly on bricklink vs rebrickable. I'm not sure there is a way to automatically give out the list of what's changed because everyone with partially filled inventories has a different set of pieces. It would probably be most efficient to log the parts you have directly in a Rebrickable account or a Bricklink inventory. This is kind of a pain I understand (currently having sorted and logged over 21,000 pieces so far of my own inventory), but I'm not sure there is an immediate workaround for it. If something else comes to mind I'll throw the idea out there.
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    Some great news! The body has been completed, which means a bulk of the remaster is now complete. There is not a whole lot left to do besides verifying the parts list with the manual, stitching together pages, and a few graphic design things to put into place. But the hard parts are done! After this I'm going to design the base, do a quick test build, and get the manual ready for an official release. Reminder: If you previously purchased the manual you will receive the updated copy for free. I couldn't help myself and had to check out how the modifications and part substitutions worked out. After checking the bricklink data for the current model and updated version, I managed to drop the price point to around 16 cents per piece! Given that the rate at what the new UCS Star Destroyer is priced at 14.6 cents per piece, I'm happy with the price result. For those keeping track, this would shave ~$450 off the current parts list!
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    Anakin's lightsaber [MOC]

    Nice build! Looks perfectly scaled with the Graflex on my desk.
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    A quick update for everyone: The redesigned legs have just been completed in compliance with @EdBorg's design. The only things remaining are corrections/mods to the body, and part substitutions for a less expensive build. I also have yet to start the base design, that will be completed after the AT-AT portions are complete. Almost there. If I had to put a date on it, the new manual should be ready to go within a few weeks, and then a test build/video/review conducted by myself should take an additional week or two. My hopes are to get it distributed to everyone who previously purchased the original manual some time between the end of July and the middle of August.
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    Cavegod UCS AT-AT Instructions

    Some news for everyone, I am currently working on remastering the AT-AT instruction manual. A lot of work has been completed aside from the legs and body. A few final things I could use some info/help with are as followed: @EdBorg's Leg Design. I saw the redesigned technic legs done by MajorBricks, which shows the design. I tried to get in touch with Edborg but have not gotten a response. I'm curious about the differences between the two designs and which works better. In the case that it is Edborg's, it would be amazing if someone could help me get a hold of either Edborg or the plans. Has anyone had much trouble with the body or panels? Also interested in any mods done to the main body to make it sturdier. I see some builders have been able to really reinforce it to make it easier to hold while attaching legs. I've also read about certain parts that help the panels stay together in the past, but I cannot seem to find or remember them in specific (Something about the 3298 slopes maybe?). I know there are issues with the step order of some of the body assembly, this will be addressed in the remaster. A Base. I am planning on designing a base for the model as a separate manual booklet included with the AT-AT. I know a lot of builders have had trouble with positioning the feet and all conclude that placing them on studs makes a big difference. The base will likely include guidelines for placing the feet on flat plates, as well as an elaborate Hoth surface design for those who want a really polished model display. Of course, this does mean the legs need to be placed in a specific way. If anyone has details about the spacing between all of the feet it would be incredibly helpful. Right now I've been digging through photos and trying to count minuscule studs. Neck and head mods. I've seen the redesigned neck which includes the technic hinge to make the head more posable as well as the covering for the back of the head, I am planning to include it in the remaster. And of course I am going to dig through the parts list and modify parts to make the model more affordable. Of course, anyone who previously purchased the manual will be given the updated version and the base/display designs. If anyone has anything to add to these I'm all ears. Much easier to make necessary changes now and include them all in one update.
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    (MOC) - Cavegod's UCS Sandcrawler

    Yes they will! This is great thank you Martin!
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    (MOC) - Cavegod's UCS Sandcrawler

    5k out of the 12k. I had to restart the manual from scratch so far I’ve re-done 5k of the parts at this point.
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    (MOC) - Cavegod's UCS Sandcrawler

    Hi. Regarding the updates on the Sandcrawler manual, they are in progress, but far from complete. In short the laptop I made the instructions on crashed and I was unable to save the files, which means starting from scratch again. I am also working on updates for the AT-AT manual, which are much less daunting and require only some reordering of steps in the body, redesigning the legs to include an inner technic structure, and redesigning some of the pages of the manual. This will be done before the Sandcrawler. Progress may seem slow as I've been talking about these updates for quite some time, but there's a lot of different Lego projects that I'm working on right now, but rest assured they will get done in the future. I'm also going to test build the Sandcrawler again after redesigning the manual. My hopes are that it is done before the end of this year, but that all depends on how long it takes to redesign the manual. The original design took 3-4 months if I remember correctly, but this time around my time is a little bit split up between projects as I mentioned before. The good news though, and there is some here, is that the bottom section of the manual is complete along witha portion of the upper section. The current progress is 5,159 pieces into the new manual, which is a little bit less than halfway. Again, my hopes are to complete it by the end of this year at the worst. Something that would be incredibly helpful would be a rundown of issues users have had with the current pdf manual. If you could either comment the problems or PM me, that would be fantastic. I have been tracking back through the thread to get an overview of what issues have popped up, but direct help from other builders would be incredibly helpful. Including a page number would be great if possible too. Hope this helps.