Kit Bricksto

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  1. Kit Bricksto

    [MOC] T-70 X-Wing

    LDD files are indeed intended for the Lego Digital Designer that Sandtrooper linked to. This is official Lego-Software. As far as I know does support lxf-files though too, so if you're more comfortable with that software it should work out too. :)
  2. Kit Bricksto

    [MOC] T-70 X-Wing

    Hi Jordan, I saw your comment on the Tantive IV, sorry for not replying earlier. Happy to hear that you're interested in the instructions. I am still working on them, I just ran into some technical issues with the LDD that I have to fix first.
  3. Kit Bricksto

    [MOC] T-70 X-Wing

    Sure thing! Just send me your email adress via PM and I'll send you the file. I don't know what's wrong with the Eurobricks file sharing tool but you're not the first person who wasn't able to download the file.. I hope to find a way of fixing that issue for myself sometime soon.
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    [MOC] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thanks everyone for your great feedback! Really glad so many people are interested in the instructions! No, I must admit that the lighting is just photoshop.. there is quite a nice glow inside the white wheel pieces though in reality too, completely without any LEDs. I had a lot of other stuff to do lately and haven't had time to work on anything Lego-related. I did manage to complete most of the raw instructions before that though and I will take up work again as soon as life has settled down a bit again. I am not planning on keeping you lads waiting for too much longer!
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    Resistance Ski Speeder [MOC]

    There it is, finally. ;) I said it before but I really like how this turned out. I think my favorite detail's still gotta be the gun emplacement. That curve is just so smooth.. :D I hadn't noticed this on Flickr, somehow your stuff doesn't show up on my Activity-Feed.. :/ So, sorry for commenting only now. :D
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    [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. ;)
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    [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
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    [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. :)
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    [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. ;)
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    [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.
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    [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.
  12. Kit Bricksto

    [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
  13. Kit Bricksto

    [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? ;)
  14. Kit Bricksto

    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
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    [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.