Kendo

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  1. Kendo

    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Hello guys , I am currently working on an X-Wing moc. The focus is to get it as close to the movie version as possible ( while strictly keeping it minifig-scaled ) , without caring about action-features , play value/"swooshability" etc . While waiting for a couple of Bricklink orders , I decided to post some WIP photos of what I have so far . Do have in mind that many of the parts' colours are substitutes while waiting for the correct coloured ones ( such as the brown nose and every white piece in there ) . Lastly , I 've decided to go with light bluish grey and not white for the main colour . I know this debate has been going on forever , and fully respect the people who want it white , but for me light bluish grey not only represents the actual colour a bit better , but also provides that battle damaged - real world and not CGI feel that I love about the original trilogy ( it's a real, living world , with real vehicles and that sets it apart as the best in the sci-fi genre , imo at least ). Anyway , enough indirect prequel shots fired , here are some pictures , please share your opinions and/or suggestions (sorry about the medium-low level quality , a friend borrowed my camera so I had to make do with my phone ) . There's also and LDD file I made which I'm attaching , it's not quite the whole thing , it's more of a sketch-up of how it's going to look without caring about how everything will connect ( as it is better to find that out when physically building it , when illegal and unorthodox connection techniques can be used ) , so have a look there , as there's much more than I've shown built in the photos above ( almost the whole thing , or at least the first version of it ) . Finally , note that there's going to be a "88295" part (http://www.bricklink...colorID=66&in=A) stuck on the "85861" parts on each of the four laser-canons , they're just not available in LDD so I couldn't show it there . Please share your opinion , recommendation or any other type of feedback guys , I really need it and will truly appreciate it . Thanks for looking !
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Thanks ! It's something I 've experimented on before , involving stripping the PF lights of their cover , so they can fit through the axle hole .
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    @Arthur Schopenhauer : Thanks for the comment man . The next update will probably be the finished thing ! @La Chupacabra : Do you mean this one [ http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=88295&colorID=66&in=A ] ? If so , it's a minifig shoulder armour part from some Prince of Persia sets .
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Hey guys , new ( kind of late ,but I got a new job and went away on holidays for a while) update on the X-Wing. The body is next to complete ( only have the right side panels on so I can access the inside , as I'm trying to make some connections stronger). I'll probably add rigid hoses to cover the gaps between the panels. I also added PF lights to the exhausts , the photo doesn't showcase them that well but they shine in the iconic pink/purple colour. The big engine parts are ideal for hiding the cables , they won't be visible at all in the final model. The two main things that remain are the greebling on top, behind R2 ( I really need to buy the newest R2-D2 version - I only have the old one ) , and the detail in the back. S-foils are stuck in attack position for now since that's what you really want for displaying an X-wing , but I'm playing around with ways to make them close up for flight too. The stand is obviously thrown together in seconds just for now , I'll build a proper one soon enough.Finally , please ignore the hose on the canopy not being as bent as it needs to be , these things are tough to bend properly , but I think I have a solution . As always, please help me improve this by commenting your opinions and suggestions , it really helps a ton ( Also, click the images to see a better resolution on flickr) .
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Hey guys , sorry for the double post but I think it's excusable since this is an update (just a small one though). I worked on the angled part in the belly , and added a couple of tiles on the top of the cockpit . Please ignore the ugly "inside" of the cockpit , it will of course , be fixed , but I think I'll leave it for last. I also finished the main cannon on the wing. I am 100% sure about the techniques I used , but I'm not sure about the length . Please comment what you think about it . Personally , what bugs me and will probably be changed soon is that 2x4 wedge below the dark red tile. The angle isn't right , it should be replaced with a 2x3 wedge , and then the angle will be perfect . My problem is that if I do replace it with a 2x3 , it will (obviously) not be as long , and won't cover the whole area. I have an idea that fixes both problems , I'll test it out tomorrow. Please comment your opinions and/or suggestions guys , it really helps .
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Oh , I see what you mean now . That guys X-wing is pretty good , he uses almost the same technique as I do on that area ( although he posted it only one day later than I posted mine so there's no chance it's a "borrowed idea" , just minds thinking alike ). In his version the problem doesn't exist because the 2x4 tiles for the top part are 1 plate higher . that way the can't be lower than the top of the nose though. I think I can achieve middle ground with mine with both the wedges not being higher than the top , and the top not being as high as the nose. I'll get working and will update you guys by Friday .
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Thanks for the comments guys guys ! I had a bit of progress and now that 2 out of 3 BL orders are here I'll post an update on the next couple of days. @Kit Bricksto (awesome name dude) : I totally get what you're saying . That way the wedges can be slightly angled inwards so it will get more narrow towards the front . That's a great idea and I'll consider it , but first thoughts are that I'm already fine with the small amount of "getting narrower towards the front" effect that the parts create as they are angled , and on a more technical note , it will be extremely hard or even impossible to achieve while keeping the 92946 parts on the bottom of the nose ( the ones that are currently black ). Nevertheless play with the idea before completely dismissing it , as it is a really good one. @Joebiwankenobi : Thanks for the comment man ! @Arthur Schopenhauer : I'm so happy you get that , because capturing the general "feel" of the model is just as important to me as all the angles and techniques . And the reason I chose Light Bluish Grey is exactly as you said : it compliments and captures that feel. Keep the comments and suggestions up guys , this is making the process much more precise , fun and creative . P.S. I'm on vacation for the next couple of weeks so building will greatly speed up !
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Sadly I'm using many illegal/unorthodox techniques. It's the only way to get the shapes and angles right in this scale. If you guys are interested I can make instructions for it when it's done , LDD can't show the illegal connections that will be used. The wings will probably just be on hinges , since I don't want to ruin the accuracy with a knob to turn for a gear function. Keep the feedback up !
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Thanks for the comment ! Glad you guys like it . Please keep up the feedback , it really helps me .
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    [MOC] Rebel U-Wing

    Love the ship , it just has this Ralph McQuarrie feel to it ... And I think that minus a couple of studs that could be covered up here and there , and the fact that the "wings" on the front should be angled and not "step-like" ( although there aren't any slopes that long so I get why you did that ) I think you captured it pretty well . Keep up the good work man !
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    [WIP] T-65 X-Wing

    Thanks for the comments guys , keep them up ! I'd love to hear as many opinions as possible ! @Tyutyu : Yes , forgot to mention that , I had to use a modified part , it's just a 3x12 cut in half , nothing fancy , it's something I think TLG should actually produce , and it's quite likely they will with all the similar ones they put in the racers theme , but well , I use modded parts , I expect purists to come to my house and burn me in the pyre any minute now @Atlas : About the 2-wide tiles issue , I though so too at one point and looked at alternatives , but a close examination of various schematics showed me that the particular area's width decreases so slightly that there's no need to do that , as long as I portray it with the 47397/47398 pieces ( I hope you understand what I mean , it's kind of hard to put to words , I'd actually need to physically show you in order to properly explain it ). @Kamil Z : Thanks man , next update coming in a week or so when my BL orders arrive Keep commenting guys !
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    [deleted]

    Having made one myself, I must say, stunning work ! Love the front, the headlights and the whole area around them is spot on ! One small comment/recommendation I have though, the only part that kind of sticks out and doesn't resemble the game model too much is that "3942" part you used as an afterburner . But other than that , amazing job man , great representation of a great Batmobile
  13. Hey guys , after waiting two months to get all the parts , everything I need for my Classic Arkham Batmobile has arrived . In my mind I’m still calling this a WIP , as there still remain some changes to be made , but they are really small and subtle , so I decided to post it as it is ( and maybe post a V1.1 later ) . As I’m sure you can imagine , one of these changes is changing the colour of the two “road signs” on the roof of the car to black . Unfortunately , these parts don’t come in black , so I’ll paint them ( I don’t love the idea anymore than you do , but I think the parts fit in perfectly and they look inaccurate being grey and brown ). I am also playing with the idea of adding stickers to give the model that extra bit of accuracy , specifically on the "6005" parts in front of the rear wheels . Finally , what’s a Batmobile without Batman ? I knew , from the moment I started building this that I had to get a custom Arkham series Batman minifig to go along with it . And when I tumbled upon onlinesailin’s Arkham City Batman, I was amazed by the astonishing level of detail, the amazing resemblance to the iconic suit, everything . Thanks “onlinesailin”, for the best minifigure out there , this moc wouldn't be the same without it . Now, I’m sure you came here to see a Batmobile, not read boring details, so here are some pictures . Now let me get that explosive gel ... I really hope you liked my build , please comment your opinion and/or constructive criticism . Thanks for viewing :)
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    [MOC] Classic Arkham Batmobile

    Thanks for your comments Neonic and Brickadier Gen. . Well, it is very similar to the first Batmobiles, many parts of it resemble the Burton Batmobile. Now about the scale , I did some calculations before I started building , using measurements from a replica I found online , converted everything to "minifig scale" and that's pretty much what the size is supposed to be ( width , length , everything ) . Of course, minifigs have much different proportions than real humans , so noone can ever 100% accurately convert something , but I did my best . Keep the comments up guys , I really appreciate your opinions and thoughts
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    [MOC] Classic Arkham Batmobile

    Thanks for your comments guys ! I'm glad you like it . Please keep the comments up , I love hearing your opinions and suggestions for this , it's really important to me .
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    [MOC] Classic Arkham Batmobile

    Thanks steveholt . The minifigure is an amazing custom by eBay member "onlinesailin", PAD printing on original Lego parts. I'd never use a bootleg, it makes me sad that they even exist .
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    The Dark Knight

    This is amazing ! I love everything but the head just takes the prize , it's spot-on ! Do you plan on displaying it on a wall , like a picture or a painting ? I think it will look great that way .
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    DC Superheroes 2016 - Rumors and Discussion

    Hey guys , I've tried searching for the images but can't seem to find them anywhere , I know you can't post them here but can anyone please PM a link ? Thanks
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    Purist Superhero Figures

    Well , If I could cut a Batman cowl like that it would be perfect for me ... If you stumble upon a cut off one please do send a link
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    Purist Superhero Figures

    Well , about the Catwoman mask , the more I think about it the more I loose faith in it , but it goes the other way around for the new Batman cowl . I think it will look spot-on if cut correctly ! Do you have links to pictures of the cut cowls you speak of ? I'm pretty bad at cutting myself so I need to see if it will work for me and then have a friend cut it .
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    Purist Superhero Figures

    Hey guys , I'm making a huge batman ( new 52 themed) MOC and I want to include as many characters as I can . I have great minifigs ( official and custom ) for everyone except Catwoman . I'm not a fan of the official TLG figure and I couldn't find any good custom ones either . So I decided to do some research and find a way to make one myself ( the new 52 version ). Yesterday I had this idea for her ,but I don't have the parts , so I post it here in hope one of you guys do , so that you can post a picture of her . Ver.1 : prof. Hooch ( HP ) head and official catwoman helmet/ cowl Ver.2 : prof. Hooch ( HP ) head and the new batman cowl , with the front area beneath the "eyebrows" cut off . I think this one will look significantly better , but it requires modding and obviously isn't purist . As for the body , I think I'll use a design similar to TLG's ,but without any purple on it , and on an AREALIGHT curved torso , but the head/helmet is what's actually troubling me , and has me asking for your help . If anyone has the parts to make these and can post them ( with any random torso and legs , it makes no difference ) I'll forever be in their debt , as it's next to impossible to order them online where I live in
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    [WIP] - Arkham Asylum/City Batmobile

    I think I'm leaning towards the first one myself . Thanks for the comment N_Cat , keep them up !
  23. Hey guys , My first MOC when I came out of my late dark ages one and a half year ago was the Batmobile from the first two Arkham games ( well , technically it also cameos in "Origins" ) . It was ok for a first creation after years of absence I guess , but not that great . Some days ago I stumbled upon the LDD file , and I thought " Why not revisit it , make it great and actually build it with real bricks as well this time ". I'm posting this as a WIP because I've finished 80-85% of it but I'm kind of stuck and I need some opinions and suggestions . Here is what I have so far : The tooth piece is supposed to go between the 1x1 plate and 1x1 tile right behind the "tubes" , LDD won't let me put it there but I think I'll be able to squeeze it in there when I actually build it . The tubes / hoses will be flexed so that they're closer to each other and have the angle like the "real" model . As you can see ,the front part is complete , but the back , specifically behind the driver's seat is only a rough draft . So here comes the part where I need your help . I've created two versions of the back "afterburner" area as well as I need your opinion on which looks more accurate , and as many ideas and suggestions as possible for the part behind the driver's seat . Here is the second version of the back area . And , since 2D screenshots can never truly express the 3 dimensions , I'm attaching the LXF file . The one on the right with Batman next to it is what I've been showing so far , the one in the middle has the second version of the back area and the one on the left is the one on the right without the roof , whatever you see there is "complete" ( but of course can be changed if needed). Note : I know some parts don't exist in the colours I use , but I don't like to be limited by the colours TLG produces their parts in , so I'll probably paint them . Also , you may find some "silly " bits in the LXF file , like three 1x1 plates on top of each other instead of an 1x1 brick etc , obviously this won't be the case for the final model , just didn't pay attention to this kind of things and concentrated only in replicating the vehicle's look . Thanks for viewing and please leave a comment of your opinions/ suggestions , it will help a lot .
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    [WIP] - Arkham Asylum/City Batmobile

    Thanks PercyJ ! Any suggestions guys ? I 'd really appreciate it if more people commented on this .
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    [MOC] X-Wing Episode 7

    That's a great EP VII X-Wing ! The only things I don't like are : -The "windscreen part" , it's kind of blocky and doesn't fit in with the great nose that leads to it - the round "dishes" on the 4 canons , this is something I don't like in almost every X-Wing moc since these aren't round at all in the movie versions . Might I suggest a http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=88295 instead ( not my idea , saw it when I was looking for X-Wing mocs online but never never visited the guy's photo stream so I don't know who he is , credit goes to him ) instead ? Other than that I think it's spot on ! Awesome job like always