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  1. Hi again everyone, I have not posted anything for a while as work and family (school holidays) took over but here I am with not one, not two, but three models from Season 2 of The Mandalorian! JUGGERNAUGHT Firstly, the Imperial Combat Assault Transport, also known as the Juggernaut was a model of cargo transport used on Morak as part of its Imperial remnants. These vehicles were used to transport valuable rhydonium cargo to the planet's Imperial refinery. This is quite a simple little build with no real tricks but I think it works well. The trickiest part was how to attach the 10 wheels and I settled on the 1 x 2 plate with pinhole on the bottom. The tyres were then attached using axle pieces and technic bushes. There is also a custom Migs Mayfield (in imperial driver uniform) figure built with this one. TREXLER MARAUDER Second is the Trexler Maruader. The Trexler 906 Armored Marauder was an armored box-shaped troop transport and a more combat-ready variant of the K79-S80 Imperial Troop Transport. At least one was used by the Imperial remnant led by Moff Gideon. One was present on Gideon's Imperial base on Nevarro and was stolen by our heroes during the fighting. Again, this is quite a simple little build which I think works really well and most of the details are there. The main spine of the build does flip from 2 to 3 studs using bricks with studs on side and technic bricks. I also don’t normally use stickers but I have used stickers from the Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition set to add some detail on the sides of the model. I like this little model and I am thinking I should go back and build a Rebels Imperial Troop Transport model in the same vein to replace my existing model which is a bit bigger than this one. COBB VANTH’S SPEEDER Last, but not least, is Cobb Vanth’s speeder. Cobb Vanth's speeder was a custom built repulsorcraft vehicle that was made from a modified 620C podracing engine. Cobb Vanth, the marshal of the Tatooine town Mos Pelgo, used the speeder to travel the Jundland Wastes and protect his people. If the pieces used for this little model look familiar, that is because it was inspired by the latest Anakin’s podracer polybag. Most of the pieces for this model came from that set with just a few additions. The round bricks with holes allow for some detail and the seat to be added as well as providing a hole for the stand (which is always a consideration when I build models – how to display it!). This model also comes with a custom Cobb Vanth figure. The chest piece is from a custom Boba Fett figure from ebay and is perfect for the sheriff in Boba’s armour. Let me know what you think about these new models and any others in this thread. I will try not to be as long before I post again! Jon
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    [MOC] MINI Havoc Marauder from Bad Batch

    Thanks very much. I might start watching it next week as it is half term. Can watch it after the monster has gone to bed and don't have t get up early to take him to school!
  3. Hello again everyone, I have been unwell and otherwise busy workwise so not posted anything for a while but I return with the signature ship from The Bad Batch, the “Havoc Marauder”. The Havoc Marauder was a Omicron-class attack shuttle that served as the personal starship of Clone Force 99, also known as the "Bad Batch." The craft was unique compared to other Grand Army of the Republic starships, so it was used for the Bad Batch's covert and undercover missions throughout the Clone Wars. I could have added this model to the Clone Wars thread as it first appeared there in the final season but it will be more prominent in the new series (unless it goes the way of the Razor Crest 😉). I have not watched any of the Bad batch yet, I will wait until it’s nearly all available and then binge watch. If it's half as good as Clone Wars........... Now enough waffle and on to the model. The only real tricky part was the pointed cockpit section, which is all built on one of those old space robot bodies and attached to the main body using a headlight brick and a 1x6 plate which runs along the length of the body. The ship is very angular so I settled on using the 1x2 grille slopes along the sides and whilst there are the obvious gaps the curved slopes just didn’t look right. I think overall I have captured the shape pretty well. The relatively new 6 x 4 wedge plates are also perfect for the main construction of the folding wings. The Echo minifig is a custom from an ebay seller. Let me know what you think. More models soon. Jon
  4. SELF-PROPPELLED HEAVY ARTILLERY TURBOLASER (SPHA-T) Hello again everyone The Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery Turbolaser (SPHA-T), also known as the Self-Propelled Heavy Artillery (SPHA), was a 12-legged gun platform manufactured by Rothana Heavy Engineering. They were the largest ground-based weapons used by the Grand Army of the Republic in the Clone Wars. This one, like the first four models in this thread, again started out as just updating an old model (below) with new pieces: However, after looking at more and more source references it became apparent that a complete rebuild was needed. T he original model was too narrow (5 studs rather than 4-wide for the body is better and allows more detail), the walker is not completely symmetrical – there is a troop platform on the right side of the walker for example, the detail at the rear with the “exhausts” and a complete rebuild of the turbolaser. This turned from replacing a few pieces (the new 1x2 semi-circle brick at the front instead of a 2x2 round brick for example) into a really fun project and I am really pleased with how this one turned out. The 12 legs are attached 1 ½ studs apart on a 1x10 plate using the 1x1 round plate with open stud. Let me know what you think. Jon
  5. Thanks. I do try and get the proportions as close as I can without the models getting too large and also try to get as much detail in as possible. many thanks.
  6. FORTITUDE ‘LUCKY LANDER’ Hello again everyone Back to Ep. IX this time with another model from the lockdown building binge; The Fortitude, nicknamed "lucky lander" by some troops, was a YC-123B transport hauler in the service of the Resistance during their war against the First Order. During the Battle of Exegol, the Fortitude carried several troops and Orbaks to attack Exegol. Like the earlier ‘Bestoon Legacy’ model this looks new when compared to the source but in this scale it is harder to get that old look. This is probably it’s showroom look. 😊 This model does not have many complicated techniques. The engines were probably the trickiest part getting the 3 blocks of 4. They have been attached using bricks with studs on sides attached to technic bricks on the 2 engine pilons. The size of the engines also determined the overall size of the model. The only other tricky part of this ship was the recessed arch at the front for the troop deployment. Those 2 x 2 modified tiles with studs on the edge solved the problem of the bottom lip with the two decorated tiles used for the doors set back on headlight bricks attached to bricks with studs on the side. As I said it looks a bit new but the shape and proportions are pretty much spot on I think. As usual let me know what you think about this one and any other models in the thread. Jon
  7. GOJI-DF TURTLE TANKER Hello again everyone And now for something completely different………….as someone once said! It’s back to the Clone Wars with this model and the Turtle Tanker from the Brothers arc. During the Clone Wars, a Turtle Tanker on Stobar was commandeered by Savage Opress, a Nightbrother seeking to reunite himself with his brother, the former Sith once known as Darth Maul. The Goji-DF, also known as the Turtle Tanker, was a utilitarian starship manufactured by the Corellian Mining Corporation and was used throughout the galaxy during the Clone Wars, with spacious holds that could be partitioned to allow for simultaneous transport of a variety of cargo. What makes this ship different is that the Turtle Tanker featured all-terrain legs to assist in landing on worlds with minimal or no docking facilities, with the feet containing its engines. The ship's minimal cockpit doubled as an escape pod; a secondary command module within the main tanker allowed it to be piloted even without the cockpit. The cargo pod is also detachable leaving just a walker/ship. I wanted to build a little model which would keep all of the above features. The cockpit is detachable as is the cargo pod just leaving the walker section. This model (the cargo section especially) had the potential to become very big so I decided to try and keep it simple and use those 3 x4 wedges for the sides and rear slope and just closed the gaps with some plates. There are no really clever techniques on this one it was really down to parts choice. I think it works pretty well all in all. Let me know what you think. Jon
  8. IMPERIAL TRANSPORT/DROPSHIP Hello everyone I hope everyone is keeping well in these hard times. As mentioned in my post for the Outland Tie here is one of the new vehicles from Season 2 - The Imperial Transport/Dropship from Chapter 14: The Tragedy. This appears to be an earlier version of the First Order Transport (which looks like a WW2 landing craft) from The Force Awakens. The Imperial transport was used by Moff Gideon's Imperial remnant. I will avoid further spoilers for those that haven’t watched it yet. (Why not?!) Whilst I have some other vehicles now built from other movies/series I thought I would publish this one as it is more relevant/recent and fresh in people’s minds. This little model took quite a lot of thought and planning and there are a couple of tricks used in this model: Firstly, for the slope on the front section. This very slight slope has been achieved by using a clip plate and one of those 1x1 plates with handle. The slight gap you have naturally between plates allows for the slope when the nose is attached. This took a bit of experimenting before coming up with the right approach. The sloped nose just sits on the lower section and is only attached by the one clip. Secondly, the top part of the model is 5 studs wide and the bottom is 4 studs wide to get the slight overhang – the wonder of jumper plates! This also allows the engine section to have the required 8 engines with the small gap between them. Thirdly, the engine section is built on a 9L technic liftarm. This is held on to the main body of the ship by 2 bricks with studs on the sides in the centre hole of the liftarm. I have also made a custom Mortar Trooper from the same episode using black and yellow sharpies on a cheap old stormtrooper figure. The pauldron is from Firestar toys and has also been sharpied to get the two colours. I have seen rumours that there will be an official version of this figure later in the year so this custom may well be replaced later on. There is also a brick built mortar. I think it turned out pretty well. Let me know what you think. Jon
  9. OUTLAND TIE FIGHTER Hello again everyone. I have not posted anything for a while – I had a nasty bout of gastroenteritis over the Christmas break so I did not get to do much building. However, I did get a chance to rewatch the first season of The Mandalorian and the second series whilst I was in my sick bed. I realised I had not built the Outland Tie! What a major oversight. Whilst it just looks like a normal Tie in flight mode there is of course the folding panels for landing which make it distinctive. I solved the folding panels problem simply by using clip plates and plates with handles on the panels. The cockpit ball uses techniques used previously and the panels are just attached to the truncated cone pieces on the cockpit using the bottom stud of a 1x2 plate. I have also built a custom Moff Gideon figure – apologies to the purists for the use of a Sharpie on the katana piece for the Dark Saber! The idea for the display base is also not mine – I saw something similar whilst searching images on Google – so if it looks familiar, thank you! I wanted to display this in landing mode as otherwise it just looked like a normal Tie and it just looked wrong on the stand on it’s own in landing mode. Whilst watching I also discovered there are some new vehicles to build from Season 2 also so keep a look out. Let me know what you think. Jon
  10. Thanks for the compliments guys. The Wookiee Catamaran is on my list to be mothballed when I need the space in the display cabinet. I agree the video game model, even with a few improvements, is not that accurate. I like your ideas so I might use some of those if I decide to rebuild.