Kit Bricksto

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  1. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thank you very much! Yeah, I was quite happy that the microfiber happened to be the right scale. I really don't know. I already had quite a lot of them in my collection and most of the tiles and 1x3 curved slopes were found in a shop selling used Lego by the kilogram, which probably saved me quite a bit of money. They are so small because it fits my reference images and I must say that I don't really see the similarity to mortesv's design, other than the use of those 2x2 dishes.. You are not totally wrong though, feeling like something is out of proportion. It is not the turrets however, but the main body. To fit in the interior I wanted I ended up making it ever so slightly too large. And the antenna looks to be just the right size compared to all my reference, if anything it is too big on mortesv's model (which I still think is fantastic) but anything like the one on the UCS Falcon would be way too big. Still, thank you for stating your opinion, I don't mind if people disagree with me and am more than willing to discuss my building choices. :)
  2. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thanks so much guys! Your feedback is really appreciated! :) Thanks! Yeah, you're not the first to suggest that. ;) I would have liked to have added some more damage like on the red part you can see in the top-view but that was really hard to do with all the slopes and curves. And too many off-colored panels would have looked too messy in my opinion.
  3. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thank you, Ellis! Yes, those things were very important to me. Of course I do.. :D Thanks for pointing it out! ;) Thanks guys! Really appreciate the positive feedback! :) Thanks! I'm afraid I have no idea how many pieces it is, a few thousand. Probably around 6000-8000 but I really don't know. There are a lot of jumper-plates in it to create curves though, each engine has 26 jumpers. That makes about 290 parts just in jumpers for the engines..
  4. Hi everyone! It's me again. ;) So here she is, finally! I had planned to build this for the 40th anniversary of "A New Hope" in March but I never managed to finish it in time. Well, at least it's still the right year.. :D Tantive IV (1) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr Although I quite like the official Lego sets for the Tantive IV their proportions were highly inaccurate. I tried to get as close to the original as possible with this model. To get the scale right I started with the hardest part: the cockpit. I wanted it to fit at least two minifigures and that pretty much set the scale for the entire model. Tantive IV (2) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr The CR-90 Corvette is 126 metres long in universe. My model is pretty much exactly 126 studs long, which makes it 1/3 of minifig scale and to scale with the microfigs. This should give you an idea of just how huge the ships in the Star Wars galaxy are. Tantive IV (3) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr The top view shows best how off the proportions of the sets (both UCS and playscale) are. The corvette is much longer and sleeker than the Lego-models. Tantive IV (4) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr The cockpit was the first part of the model I built. I started off with an all-studs-exposed version but didn't like the feel of it, so I tried to figure out a way to get it as smooth as possible. This worked out quite a lot better than I had hoped. Tantive IV (5) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr One of the trickiest sections to get right was the connection between the cockpit and the main hull. At this point three cylinders meet which is always hard to get right in Lego-form. Tantive IV (6) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr And of course I can't build anything without adding some interior detail, too. This did result in the main body of the ship being a little larger than it should but personally I don't mind so much. Tantive IV (7) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr The cockpit seats two pilots and two communications officers. The captain can stand behind the pilots and oversee all manouvers. Tantive IV (8) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr The main body houses a conference room, that seats four minifigs comfortably, even leaving room for a protocol droid. Behind the conference room there are two comm-stations, one of which has just received the Death-Star plans! Tantive IV (9) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr Aft of the comm-stations there is the access-tunnel to the escape pods, where C3PO is looking for R2-D2. Tantive IV (10) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr And finally, in the tower underneath the radar dish, there is room for one more crew-member manning the radar-station. Tantive IV (11) by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr I really hope you like it. This project has been a real work of passion for me and I am very happy to have finished it. Please leave a comment if you like it, I'd really appreciate it! And if you don't like it, well, constructive criticism is just as welcome! ;) Cheers, Kit
  5. [MOC] Naboo N-1 Starfighter + Breakdown

    This is just fantastic! I am stunned again every time I look at it, and I've seen it quite a few times already.. :D I just spent a few hours working on my own N-1 again and thought I'd repost it and now here is yours, making my design look just pityfull! :D
  6. [MOC] The Corellian Eclipse - Armoured YT-1300

    Thanks man! That isn't a hammer, it's actually one of Umbridge's perfum bottles from the Order of the Phoenix Hogwarts Castle set. ;) I'll try and take a picture of the engine access but it's rather tricky to get in there with the camera. As for the cockpit, there isn't really that much more to see than what is visible in the top view of the whole interior. Okay, I figured that were the sets you meant. ;) So you're actually one of the lucky few to get your hands on one of the first UCS Falcons?
  7. [MOC] The Corellian Eclipse - Armoured YT-1300

    Thanks Kodan! I really appreciate your feedback! There actually is something like the security locker you suggested in the airlock that doesn't have the boarding ramp, well, it's more of a gun rack than anything else.. I should have made sure to include that in one of the pictures.. ;)
  8. [MOC] The Corellian Eclipse - Armoured YT-1300

    Thanks! The book's really worth it. I used it a lot when building my Falcon too and I will continue using it for reference once I continue building it some day.. :D I looked up those set-numbers and they both appear to be the 2016 Millennium Falcon. Is that correct? I wasn't aware of any re-release of the set with a different set-number. Thank you! :) Yeah, that was basically the idea. I wanted it to look like the Republic Frigates from the Clone Wars while still keeping enough of the classic YT-1300 design.
  9. [MOC] The Corellian Eclipse - Armoured YT-1300

    Thanks guys! There actually is a small access point to the engines underneath the engine cover but as the number of pictures on Rebrick is very restricted I decided not to include a picture of it, as it is incredibly hard to get the camera in there. I'll try and post a picture here for you guys though! Thanks man, I'm really honored you consider me one of your favorite builders! You mean the exterior should be smoother? I agree, however, that is a really hard thing to pull of at this scale without having to deal with the jagged edges tiles will have on wedge plates. It would probably not have shown so much if there was more greebling on the hull but I didn't want the ship to look to much like our favorite hunk of junk. ;) The public reception of this build has already been a bit like winning something. Of course I'd love win something but I wouldn't be too sad if someone like you, who'd have earned it, wins instead! :)
  10. [MOC / MOD] Millennium falcon VERY WIP

    Okay, then it's probably just the camera angle that made the back look a bit squashed. That's something you can check much better irl. That's basically what I did with the mandibles on my Falcon and they look to be at a similar scale, maybe yours is even a bit smaller. Looking forward to what you'll be doing with the interior!
  11. [SoNE Ep. XVI] [Cat. A] LT 995 Transport Cruiser

    Wow, the interior detail here is amazing! Especially that cockpit is just wonderfull. It really fits the gritty style of the Star Wars Universe. I also like the way the boarding ramp comes out between those two mandible-kind-of things and the overall shape of the ship looks like something from Star Wars, too. Only nitpick is that the transitions of the ships angles could be a bit smoother and the hull could maybe have done with a few more tiles. But that's really just nitpicking. Overall this is a great build!
  12. Hi everyone! As some of you might have seen on Flickr or Rebrick, I am participating in the Freighter Wars-Contest on Rebrick. For this I created the Corellian Senator's ship and gave it the name Corellian Eclipse. Don't ask me how that name makes any sense, it just sounded cool! :P After all, does Millennium Falcon really make sense? :D I was inspired to build this by the book The Millennium Falcon Owner's Workshop Manual: Star Wars (Haynes Manuals) and various ideas I found on the allmighty internet. I'd also like to thank my buddy Inthert for allowing me to use some elements of his Millennium Falcon and credit goes to him for the visualisation of the models interior rooms. Now, on to the build itself! As the title suggests the Corellian Eclipse is basically the armoured variant of the YT-1300 with a more enclosed central cockpit, more conventional (and reliable) hyperdrive engines and a much more sealed hull. This, in my eyes, was the perfect basis for a luxury spaceship, so instead of the usual freighter-interior, I equipped the ship with a much more elegant and luxurios interior, worthy of a Republic Senator. And to show it's status of diplomatic immunity in the galaxy I added some red markings, ever so slightly reminiscent of the Senate's seal. I think the pictures can speak for themselves from here on. If you have any questions though, feel free to ask them in the comments section and I'll be sure to come back to you! I'd love to hear what you think of the model and the overall idea of the ship itself. Constructive criticism is of course also very welcome! Cheers, Kit
  13. [MOC] YT-2001 - S 04 Light Freighter "Night Shadow"

    Hi FTG, I saw that you added me to your pictures on Flickr, sorry for not responding over there! I had also noticed your build on Rebrick and I really liked it. The cockpit is another interesting approach to the whole thing and I really like the little interior you created there. I'm not too sure most crews would fancy the single docking ring at the back though, as it makes a quick getaway a rather hot experience.. :D also it would leave some pretty nasty scorching on any ship the Night Shadow docks to. :P (Sorry, I'm being really mean competition here..:D) The only thing I would have liked to see is some more interior detail. I know, that's asking a lot considering this is a digital build with some complicated angles and a complex frame but that's always what makes a spaceship perfect to me. I really like the overall appearance of the ship though. It just looks very finished and smooth and the flat profile makes for an interesting side view, too. Wishing you the best of luck in to contest (at least in the run for second place.. :P) No, seriously, hope the judges like your model just as much as I do! :) Cheers, Kit EDIT: Oh and there is no such thing as crappy sketches! As long as they help you visualize your ideas they have served their purpose and a sketch is nothing more than that! I am glad you included a picture of them, they really show your thought process without a single written word neccessary.
  14. [MOC / MOD] Millennium falcon VERY WIP

    Hi Drongo, I really enjoy these Falcon-Mods/MOCs as I have been building and rebuilding my own Falcon for about two years now and am considering starting again, once again. :D I think the scale you are going for is a good choice as it fits a good amount of detail and goes very well with the canopy pieces. Speaking of proportions, I think your mandibles might just end up being too thick in proportion to the rest of the model. I think I'd try making the frame only two technic bricks wide and beef it up just a little bit further with the plates on both the top and bottom. Also, make sure that your model is as close to a circle now while you still can. The back half looks like it might be a bit squashed, although it's really hard to tell from the angles you posted so far. I wish you the best of luck with this project and hope you'll keep us posted on your progress! But most importantly: enjoy the journey to your own Falcon! Because like Han Solo, you will always be tinkering with it and it'll never be quite finished.. ;)
  15. [MOC] T-47 Snowspeeder

    Thanks! :) A friend of mine on Rogue Bricks requested a comparison pic with the Lego AT-AT but since I don't have that set I thought I'd compare it to one of Lego's Snowspeeder sets instead. I thought it might interest you guys too, so here's the picture: