phaelon

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  1. For those of you asking about an ISD on this scale, @SirCharles1977 created the Intimidator years ago that scales nicely with this MOC. Link to thread
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    Imperial Star Destroyer Intimidator MOC-77525

    Also, if you don't like the new UCS Venator, there's also the @thire5 MOC which comes in just slightly longer by 2 cm.
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    Imperial Star Destroyer Intimidator MOC-77525

    It was sheer luck that I even noticed. I have a spreadsheet I built years ago that has capital ship lengths and will calculate stud count and scale length based on a manually input ratio. I had been looking at the new Venator and reversed out the scale based on that model's publish dimensions. That changed all the other calculations including the ISD, which went to 59.5 inches. When I came across your post yesterday I saw that exact number again in your dimensions, and it just clicked. Strange how that stuff works out, especially since you designed yours so long ago! Anyway, I'm a huge fan of the Eviscerator and was about to start that build when I came across the Intimidator. Now that the Venator is here and looks so good, it has me leaning heavily towards your design. Have you updated or revisited this beast over the years? And PLEASE let us know if you do build the UCS set with it. I'm dying to see how these two look together.
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    Imperial Star Destroyer Intimidator MOC-77525

    Okay, I'm going to resurrect this thread for a very important reason. Specifically because the Venator (UCS 75367) has been released. Why is that important / relevant? SCALE The new Venator is exactly the same scale as the Intimidator that @SirCharles1977 so cleverly designed for us years ago. Here's the math: Venator (length) Lore: 1137 m Lego UCS: 109 cm Scale: 108 cm @ 1:1056 Intimidator ISD (length) Lore: 1600 m Lego MOC: 59.5 in (from initial post), 151 cm Scale: 151 cm @ 1:1056 So here's the question... who will accept the challenge of building both and showing them side by side at the same scale?
  5. Kris, these instructions are PHENOMENAL!!! Besides the incredibly high quality renderings, complete with highlights and shadowing, the red wireframe around each new connection on every single step is just... no wonder this took so long for you to put together! I haven't even begun to bricklink, but I just wanted to say these instructions are amazing. GREAT WORK!
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    MIDI-Scale Invisible Hand and Venator

    So super excited for this! Great job Kris! Email sent.
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    MIDI-Scale Invisible Hand and Venator

    The problem with the actual scales of ships in the SW universe is the wide range. It makes it difficult to accurately portray them next to each other when they can be 10 times or 100 times bigger than other "common" ships that you still want to show detail. I always considered the Lucrehulks to be the Death Stars of the First Trilogy, in that they were unevenly massive compared to all other ships of the era. Obviously the actual Death Star is a small moon (well, no moon, but still) in size, so it easily dwarfs everything else by orders of magnitude. But even the SSD designs suffer because of how huge they have to be to show even the slightest detail on accompanying ISDs.
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    MIDI-Scale Invisible Hand and Venator

    I just reread this post, and wanted to give you some numbers. From my (old) post about various ships in this scale, the Lucrehulk-class Battleship would be 147 studs in length and almost as wide, since it's essentially a giant circle. I think that would be an awesome build, but as you said, definitely large at 117cm (46 in).
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    MIDI-Scale Invisible Hand and Venator

    This is just so thrilling. Thanks for the update Kris!
  10. Thanks for posting this and going through the trouble of putting it on rebrickable. I love the design!
  11. As bad as 10221 is, I think 10143 Death Star II takes the cake for the most unstable stand design for a UCS set. Glad to know this set doesn't suffer from the same issue.
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    Which UCS sets to keep and which to sell?

    Good to know. And thanks for all your hard work on it! Looking forward to your reveal! Hopefully all the parts you used are still available if you decide to sell instructions. :)
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    Which UCS sets to keep and which to sell?

    So 10030 is on its way to a new owner. I am now committed to @Raskolnikov's Aggressor because I cannot be without an ISD in my collection. I think 10143 and 10221 will be the next victims. Thanks to everyone for the feedback and advice. It's been very helpful in my decision making.
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    MIDI-Scale Invisible Hand and Venator

    I've been patiently been watching this thread for years @krisandkris12, waiting for the moment when you finally produced a working set of plans. It seems that day is almost here, and I'm very excited you are so close!
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    Which UCS sets to keep and which to sell?

    I was hoping you would comment @Schneeds. You're one of the few on here who has had the privilege of owning the UCS sets AND building the corresponding MOCs I'm looking at. I was never impressed with 10178 or 10221, and it's easy for me to decide to sell those. I already have a tentative sale on 10030, and honestly I can't fathom where I would put 2 ISDs. As it is I will have to convince SWMBO to let me put it in a custom coffee table. I'd love to see how you are going to display multiple 3 foot ISDs! :) And given that the Aggressor is so heavy, and how you never see a star destroyer in motion at a sharp angle, I don't think I could pull off the near vertical display stand that is available for 10179 / 75192. That's just pure Han / Lando swagger. Regarding 10179, both my wife and my 8 year old said 75192 looks better. But the 12 year old says 10179 "looks like Lego". In a sense, he's agreeing with you about 10019 and the C7 metaphor. The good news is I won't have to decide until they choose to retire 75192. I have @anothergol's AT-ST v2.1 parts and plans, but he keeps updating the damn thing! I have my eyes on @Raskolnikov's AT-AT, but @LiLmeFromDaFuture is getting close to showing us the AT-AT he's been working on for at least 6 years now. And @jhaelego has that incredible (though non-articulating) AT-AT as well. Thanks for listing the other small ship MOCs. I honestly hadn't looked too far into those designs yet because I've been so focused on capital ships. Now I have some more MOCs to add to my list. :)