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  1. 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
  2. Thanks very much. Of course, use whatever you need. Isn't that the purpose of sharing ideas in the first place?
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Sure no problem. There may be extra/few parts not on the list. I build rough prototypes (more for feasibility than look) after having the ideas in my head then order what I think I need for the finished model. Most of the time it works out fine but sometimes i need a few extra parts.
  7. GEONOSIAN STARFIGHTER Hello again everyone Back to a live action model this time with the Geonosian Starfighter from Ep. II. I have been meaning to build a version of this for a while. I previosuly had a slightly beefed up version of the model that came in the advent calendar in my collection but it was starting to look small so I decided to build a larger version. At first I was hoping that the surfboard piece came in brown but alas no so I decided to build the needle shaped craft using plates and jumper plates to get the shape. Dimensions wise it is pretty spot on when compared to the reference materials. The top and bottom "needles" are attached with two bricks with studs on four sides which allows the gun and engines to be attached. I have added some dark orange to the brown to get the colour scheme. Anyway a pretty simple technique but an effective little model. Quite a cheap one too as i already had the minifig!. Let me know what you think about this and any of the others. Jon
  8. Thanks very much. Sharing is what the community is for. As for the name plates, they are actually not much trouble, once the template has been set up in excel it is just a case of printing them off on to a sticker. There are also other threads for Original Trilogy, Prequels, Rogue One, Solo and the 3 animated series Clone Wars, Rebels and Resistance if you want some more ideas.
  9. I will see if I can get some screenshots of the Bricklink wanted list tomorrow. It will include the parts for the droid as well........
  10. Hello again everyone Still sticking with the Clone Wars this time and more specifically the Zillo Beast arc from Season Two with two new models; the H-2 Executive Shuttle and the RX-200 Assault Tank or “Stun Tank”. After these two I will be back to some live action models but I will be coming back to the 3 animated series later as I have finished my re-watch of Clone Wars and Rebels (no plans to re-watch Resistance) so if you are fans of these animated series (and MINI models!) keep an eye out. let me know what you thinka bout these two (or any of the others). Jon H-2 EXECUTIVE SHUTTLE The H-2 executive shuttle was a shuttle model that was used by both sides during the Clone Wars. Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine made use of his personal shuttle of the model as a means of escape during the Zillo Beast incident. This is quite a simple little build with no real tricks. I have used the 1x1 wedge pieces for the “beak” at the front and a radar dish on top of a 2x2 round tile for the cockpit. The engines are attached by using a 1x3 plate on top of a 1x2 technic brick which also allows for the slope at the back to be attached. I have the wings folded up in landing configuration (I think on Sheev’s shuttle they folded sideways to fit in his hangar) as it was too tricky to make it otherwise in this scale and other versions of this shuttle seen during the series fold upwards so that’s how I went! Maybe they can fold either way in Universe! RX-200 ASSAULT “STUN” TANK The stun tanks were used by the Republic during the Battle of Malastare, designed to disable enemy fighters before or while they were in flight. This tactic proved dangerous, however, as if the stun laser was used on a flying starfighter, there was the risk of it crashing on the troops below. The tanks were later rushed into service to stop a massive Zillo Beast's rampage, on both Malastare and Coruscant, by firing the stun lasers at the weak points in its scales to stun the beast's nervous system into submission. Again there are no real tricks on this little model but I love how this one has turned out. I have managed to include most of the detail in this tiny little model and the dimensions are pretty much spot on looking at concept art and specifications etc. I think there is also just enough Republic Red in there! The only slight trick is how the middle “nose” has been attached. It is attached to one of those 2x3 plates with a hole. The cannon reminds me of the SPHA-T from Ep. II (so that is now on my to-do-list) and is just attached to the body using a round 2x2 tile with hole.
  11. That is awesome work. I would not have the time, parts or patience to build something like this. Will you have the lighting in the real thing? The only slight nit-pick (and it is only a slight one) is the Ubrikkian speeder looks a little flat or too wide. I would "steal" Chris Deck's one and maybe tweak it a little........... ....
  12. T-6 SHUTTLE Hi again everyone, A quick model this time and keeping up the Republic theme from Clone Wars it is the T-6 Shuttle. No fancy building tricks with this one. It just uses plates and slope bricks. When I first thought about building this one I tried to incorporate the spinning cockpit and engine block as one section. The model just started to grow too big for my liking or looked too blocky. In the end I just made the cockpit and 3 engines easy to move (twist on a single stud) so the shuttle could be shown in flight and landing configuration. It is just a shame that cockpit piece does not come in white. Overall, it all works well enough. I like the use of the technic pins and clip tiles as the landing gear. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of that before! Again, let me know what you think about this and any other models in this thread. Cheers Jon