Kit Bricksto

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

    @Schneeds The model is about 100 cm long, 30 cm wide and 20 cm high. It's at a third of minifigure scale (about 125 studs long). While I do like the official set I was never so lucky as to get my hands on one and I wanted to build my own version with more accurate proportions anyway. ;)
  2. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    A few people have been asking me about instructions for my Tantive IV and I decided to give it a go. I've made quite a lot of progress now and am confident that it will turn out as good as I hoped it would. That's why I decided to post this teaser and see how many people would be interested in buying them. I want to make them as affordable as possible for you guys while still keeping it worth while for me, as making these instructions is a long and tedious process. If you are interested in buying the instructions (hopefully in a few weeks time) please just leave me a comment or send me a PM. :) Here's a little teaser of the current state of things. Coming soon.. by Kit Bricksto, on Flickr
  3. [WIP][MOC] T-70 X-wing starfighter

    Wow, I'm really happy to hear that worked so well! I assumed that you knew Psiaki's X-Wing and had adapted your mechanism from his. As he uses two arms per wing I thought you had probably ruled that option out for a good reason. Maybe you didn't have enough space because of the droid slot or something like that. Glad to hear that wasn't the case though and I hope you get even more joy out of this already fantastic model! And you're very welcome for the tip, that's what these forums should be about. You didn't share this WIP to show off after all but to discuss it with other builders. It always makes me sad when WIP-Threads just get One-sentence-answers, so I'm glad to have been of help. :)
  4. [WIP][MOC] T-70 X-wing starfighter

    I see. I thought the problem was that the wings flopped open and closed when the model was tilted. Fixing the twist inside the individual arms is a lot harder of course. If you wanted to have two arms on each wing you'd need four studs length for the mechanism (plus one on either side to have room for the technic 1x2s). If you have that kind of space and don't mind the additional work of rebuilding the wings yet again, then I can assure you that it makes a great difference. I orignally thought I'd get away with the slim version on my X-Wing too but it just didn't work to my satisfaction. If the model is just meant for display anyway though, it probably doesn't matter that some parts are a bit wobbly. ;)
  5. [WIP][MOC] T-70 X-wing starfighter

    If you have room for another 1x2 technic brick on the other side of the mechanism, you could swap that 3L technic pin for two standard black ones and feed a 4L bar through them. That's what I did with my X-Wing and it really makes all the difference. The wings stay in position but are still easily folded back into flight mode, while it's not as stiff as Psiaki's original concept.
  6. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    I don't think they had the CR-70 in mind when they designed the set but it is true that the resemblance is remarkable. I think it's more likely that they used something like the blueprints @NathanR linked to when they were designing the set and it is quite hard to tell from the angles the movie is shot at how long the Tantive IV really is. There is only one shot in ANH where it is clearly visible from the bottom in which it becomes clear how long and sleek the ship actually is.
  7. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thanks! You should have given it to me! In exchange for free access to the instructions for my model!.. :P
  8. [MOC] Gasgano Podracer

    Your other pod racers look really good too, but you've outdone yourself with this one! I really like how compact and elegant the model looks. No unfinished edges or parts that appear random. Fits together really well! I'm looking forward to that Mos Espa diorama. Already started collecting cool figures for the crowds? ;)
  9. x-wing S-foils

    Well if you want to get really technical about it a SNOTed brick is 2 1/2 plates high, which would make a T-65 wing in closed position five plates thick instead of four and visually that does make quite a difference. I think that isn't the main reason most people don't do this though. The mechanism for hinging the S-foils properly is quite complex and changing the direction of the bricks in the wing doesn't make attaching them any easier. And making the wings sturdy enough without loosing any detail in their shape and coloring isn't that easy either. I haven't seen any model yet that managed to achieve all of the above at minifig scale, yet. That doesn't mean that it's impossible though. You are very welcome to prove me wrong. ;) Cheers, Kit
  10. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thank you! Yeah, I feel the same sometimes, it's always the same stuff at the top of this forum and a lot of builds get swept to the second or third page really quickly. And again, thank you very much! Yes, bridge is probably a more accurate word than cockpit. For it to be minifig scale the whole thing would have to be three times the size of my model, which is ridiculously huge. As a matter of fact I am working on a LDD-file for this model and would say that it is roughly 3-4 hours from completion. I still haven't decided how to make instructions for it then and how to sell them but I would certainly like to do so (for a much less crazy price than most instructions out there of course..) I think buying the parts for this ship will be enough of a financial burden for most people, no need for me to make the instructions one too.
  11. The Journey back to Echo Base

    Thanks a million. I'll give you credit for your designs of course! My Snowspeeder is about 14-15 studs wide and 16ish studs long. I can't say exactly because of the angles of some areas but I built it according to the dimensions I found online for the Snowspeeder. I remember them being just slightly off but it is pretty much exactly minifig scale. If you'd like to use the design for your base just let me know. I must warn you though that it uses some 'illegal' techniques and is quite a delicate build. It does fit two pilots though. Will you be designing the whole hangar in LDD and order the specific parts then or are you just roughing out the layout and figuring out the key details in LDD before you start working with real bricks? EDIT: Jhaelon Edwards built his own version of Marshal Banana's Falcon with a full interior and made full instructions for it as far as I know. His model is not perfect but it's a step in the right direction and seems to be incredibly sturdy. While you might want to change some of the design choices the structural base of the model might still be of use to you? I've been working on my own Falcon for years now too but it is much closer to the scale of the Episode V set piece, about 70% of minifig scale, so it's probably of no use to you.
  12. The Journey back to Echo Base

    Hi Cehnot, I really enjoyed reading the summary of your research. While I already knew most of it myself (I have a bit of an obsession with Hoth too) you pinpointed the problems very well and gave great visual proof of your findings. Thanks for sharing that. Your builds so far are looking very good. I might have to steal some of those cargo crates if I may? I'm really looking forward to seeing more progress on this project. Keep us posted! Have you already got the UCS Falcon or are you planning on getting it for this project? I'd imagine it would only be a fraction of the overall budget you'll need to pull this off.. Cheers, Kit
  13. [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thanks guys! I am in the midst of creating the LDD file for this beast and I only have the engine block left to do. That said, the first half took me about nine hours and depending on how quickly I can recreate the technic structure inside the engines the second part might take as much time again. I have not decided what to do with the file yet once it's finished but I'd like to try and make some decent instructions from it. I'd normally give instructions away for free but considering the amount of time that is going into creating them for this 5000+ parts model, I think selling a pdf-file for a small fee isn't asking too much. I'll post further news on the instructions in this thread. :)
  14. TIE Fighter in same scale as UCS MF?

    I think there are several TIEs close to that scale but the first one that came to my mind was this one by my buddy Inthert: He even has these free instructions on his Flickr and I'm sure he'd let you use the design in your diorama. Just make sure to give him credit where it's due. ;) I hope this helps and keep us posted on your project. It sounds interesting! :)
  15. [MOC] Resistance transport from The Last Jedi

    That's an interesting scale for this ship but it definitely works. I like your solution for the rounded hull with the sharp "beak" at the front and there is an impressive amount of interior space, certainly looks smaller from the outside. The colour scheme might be a bit too brown but then, no one says that the ones in the movie were the only ones. ;) I've started fiddling around with some of the shapes on this ship too and I must say it's really hard to get something like this to look smooth and be stable at the same time, so kudos to you for pulling it of so well so quickly. ;)