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  1. Hey everyone. I'm trying to design a custom stand for the new Tydirium shuttle, set 75094. One utilizes a 4x4 transparent column using transparent 1x2's with a 2x2 transparent blue core, and the other utilizes an H pattern with the sides of the H being the transparent 1x2's and the 2x2 core being a mix of black and transparent blue 1x2's. I have LXF files, but they are too big to upload both? Not sure how to get around that. I think I'm partial to the H pattern...but then I go back to seeing the square column as eye catching too, especially if I could work an LED or two into that stand. Thanks for any comments/suggestions! 1. 2. 3. 4.
  2. Thanks Archie. I LOVE your platform. It reminds me of the landing pad from Return of the Jedi (which would be cool to actually recreate). Is it a lot of 2x10 bricks underneath all the tiles? Wouldn't happen to have an LDD file for it would you?
  3. I have the parts list in PDF form, but I've reached my allotted space for uploading things, so I can't add it to this thread anymore. I will have to create a dropbox or something for you to access.
  4. Thanks. I definitely like how it is topped off with smooth tiles. It also looks like it requires less pieces, which is a plus.
  5. I will make this short and sweet. Because of my life/work schedule, I don't get a lot of wiggle room right now. To put it succinctly, most of us like the new Tydirium 75094 set. The one main criticism of it though is how unfinished it looks, top and bottom (too many studs out in the open on top, and the bottom, well, it's the bottom). I don't think much can be done about the bottom as I've only been able to find one white inverted tile (which is 2x2 I think). That being said, I am only on my 7th Star Wars model, and I haven't done an MOC, so I am willing and hoping to be corrected! However, the top of the wings and shuttle's fuselage, that can be worked with, at least according to LDD. This my first time using LDD and so I'm hoping that how I've modded it works out in reality. A lot of the 1x6's went on spaces that had only one stud available. But since they are all surrounded by other pieces, I am hoping that the one stud is enough for them to just stay on. Here it is, and I have uploaded the lxf file as well. All comments, suggestions, pointing out mistakes I've made are welcome as I am eager to learn. Note, on the 3rd picture, LDD wouldn't let me put the 2x4 in the same place as the other side. It is a snug spot, but I've tried a 2x4 tile in that spot and it works. I added in the ridges that the shuttle has, plus the black stripe/block (grey on some pictures) on either wing. Also, a price list is at the end (note, I did get some extra parts: got a corner piece to try something out, and got 4 extra 1x4 white tiles for another set I have. Also, the background on all of my pictures when looking in Windows shows as black. Here it is white. If anyone knows of a way to take a screenshot and get a black background, please let me know. Ok, I need to sleep now....I wanted to make a list of everything that I changed, but I really need sleep! Any grammar mistakes I blame on the droopy eyelids. Thank you for your time and for any comments you'd like to make! 1. tydirium test revised3 by schwizzle1, on Flickr 2. tydirium test revised1 by schwizzle1, on Flickr 3. tydirium test revised2 by schwizzle1, on Flickr 4. tydirium test revised by schwizzle1, on Flickr FLAT TILE CORNER 1X2X2 Item: 14719 1 USD 0.15 FLAT TILE 2X4 Item: 87079 16 USD 0.23 FLAT TILE 1x3 Item: 63864 14 USD 0.13 FLAT TILE 1X2 Item: 3069 2 USD 0.11 FLAT TILE 1X6 Item: 6636 4 USD 0.16 FLAT TILE 1X6 Item: 6636 28 USD 0.17 FLAT TILE 1X1 Item: 3070 14 USD 0.08 FLAT TILE 1X2 Item: 3069 28 USD 0.11 FLAT TILE 2X2 Item: 3068 4 USD 0.11 PLATE 1X2 Item: 3023 8 USD 0.07 FLAT TILE 1X4 Item: 2431 18 USD 0.14 Sub Total USD 18.99 Shipping USD 2.95 Tax USD 2.02 Order Total USD 23.96 tydirium test revised.lxf
  6. Well, this guy took care of that for you :
  7. Schwizzle

    UCS Poe's X-Wing 10240 how the s-foils come together instead of laying on top of each other. I wasn't a fan of the offset design, still not completely, but seeing your mod puts it in a different light. If you're going to offset them, might as well have them be on the same plane when closed. What about you, did you like the offset when you first saw it? If you have the time, how about a profile shot from the side or the front?
  8. Schwizzle

    [MOD] Imperial Shuttle and two First order TIE

    Wow!! Fantastic job on the wings and showing it can be done. I would have tried to come up with it on my own, but not enough time to do it/experience getting mod's like this done! I did mod the stand from the UCS Tydirium shuttle set to better fit the 75094 shuttle. I've attached it in case you'd deem it worthy to use (not sure if it will still work with your shuttle after modding it). 75094 ucs stand final.lxf
  9. Okay, I think this is going to work pretty well. I modified the UCS Tydirium shuttle stand by shortening the vertical beams and modifying the platform to match the bottom of the shuttle. I borrowed from Lonestar's design for the section that goes into the recessed area under the shuttle; Lonestar's MOC page: http://www.mocpages....moc.php/413733 I had to remove the landing gear however for it to fit on there....which, the stand is meant for flight I think it looks better anyway. If I want to display it grounded I will add the gear back on. I've attached the LXF model for y'all to play with. If you come up with any more ideas, feel free to share! 1. 2. 3. 75094 ucs stand final.lxf
  10. Definitely like the white more. Will have to see if my local store has any white 2x6's.
  11. Well guys, I feel really silly. I totally forgot that it's a hinge plate on the bottom of the shuttle and can't be load bearing. It's because I never open it since I have R2 and C3PO on top of the hinge plate to make room for Luke and Leia. Will check out the stands from the UCS sets; thanks again.
  12. Thanks for the suggestions and sample images. I did think it was fragile, but I've heard of the clear bricks being used for stands before and I'm not sure exactly how "they" do it with such a fragile framework (rather nonexistent). I will have to research how long technic pieces get to get the height required, or just experiment with putting technic beams together.
  13. Thanks bataleon! That's high praise considering how awesome the UCS version is.
  14. Thanks! No problem. Its finished state is much more enjoyable for me as well. I got the new X-Wing from the Force Unleashed sets (Poe's X-Wing 75102), and I had to do a slight mod to it: the top wings are offset from the bottom wings (top wings back, bottom wings forward), and I couldn't stand them being like that, too much of a traditionalist I guess. It was easy to reposition the top wings further forward. Amazing how much more a model is enjoyable after you start learning/thinking about a different design.
  15. Ok, I finally got some time to take some pictures! Note the addition of Luke, C-3P0, and R2-D2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  16. I did finish the mod, but I haven't gotten any pics yet. Life got real, at warp seed: I have young kids that I needed to focus on more, and mom passed away recently too. Just haven't had the time, but I hope to have some soon!. I even modded the inside by getting rid of the thermal detonator crate so I could add in seats for C-3PO, R2, and Luke Skywalker (the Endor version). Thanks for doing the work on the underside. I wonder how much the wings would sag though if I do the bottom like what you did. Will just have to try it and find out.. Yep, love the cockpit more since I got it tiled. Doesn't look as proportionate, but oh well.... :-)
  17. Thanks for the replies! Will try covering the bottom of the wings/fuselage with the 2x2's in LDD this weekend. The only problem with doing that for real would be the weight like you said rollermonkey. Not only the weight of the 2x2's, but the layering isn't uniform underneath and would require putting extra plates on first to make a uniform layer, then you would have to put on the 2x2's. Also, I'm curious to see how the weight distribrution will change when the landing gear is out. It's alredy kind of back heavy when the landing gear is engaged, so I may need to find a clever way of adding weight to the front and still be aesthetically pleasing.
  18. Hey everyone. I am brand new to this forum and found out about it through searching for Star Wars set reviews. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and bear with a newbie to the forum :-). I recently re-engaged with Star Wars Lego models because I finally picked up one I always wanted: the 9500: Sith Fury TIE Interceptor. While searching for it online, I came across another set, the TIE Advanced Prototype, set 75082. I immediately loved it. It was fun to put together, and has great "swooshing" value and is a solid set (feels heavy and sturdy for its size). However, one thing I didn't like was the fact that there wasn't much black on this ship and where there was black it was all contained on the inner wing. I haven't seen Star Wars: Rebels yet and realize that this ship is based off of the TIE in that show. But, for me, the hallmark of a TIE spacecraft is well-used contrast between grey and black colors. So I proceeded to switch the gray 4211352 outer piece for the black inner piece 241926 (sorry, don't know the regular term for these pieces, wedges?). I also added four 2x2 black plates to the middle of each wing section under the Imperial insignia to help tie in the black on the top and bottom wing. On the front of the ship, I took out the gray grille pieces and added in two red, clear circles(3005741) which are supposed to be proton torpedo launchers (I mean this is a TIE Advanced right? It needs some torpedoes, and makes the front a bit less bland), and added in 2 black roof tiles (1x1) directly on either side of the pilot's window, just to get some more black in. I'm considering replacing the inner gray wedge pieces with black ones....or go all gray on the inside....haven't decided yet. Below are pictures. I hope you enjoy them and find the modifications tasteful! DSC03013 by schwizzle1, on Flickr DSC03012 by schwizzle1, on Flickr DSC03010 by schwizzle1, on Flickr DSC03014 by schwizzle1, on Flickr DSC03015 by schwizzle1, on Flickr DSC03017 by schwizzle1, on Flickr
  19. Thanks for those. I absolutely love the 2nd one, the MOC of Vader's TIE Advanced. Will have to try that out after I get done with the new Tydirium Shuttle.
  20. Thanks. Yep, I meant to put in my post that I am open to suggestions. I will have to look for those other mods! I definitely need to catch the show sometime to see it in action. I don't have cable, so I will have to see what online provider has the show. Thanks for the link, and I read there that it can shoot missiles too....