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  1. mcphatty

    [MOC] just another Millennium Falcon

    That’s a beautiful Falcon mate, very well done! The surface detail is incredible, really nice overall shaping and greebling around the rim and I like how the bottom plates are stud-down, it’s rare to see attention to the underside. The parts where you’ve taken inspiration from the UCS version like the cockpit tunnel and areas around the turret are excellent too, overall it’s an excellent moc with plenty of lovely details. I bet it looks great on display, and takes up a fraction of the space if that UCS monster!
  2. I think it’s a shame that the prequels have still have this reputation, they haven’t aged well thanks to the excessive cgi but like you say the action and design is amazing. This is my first prequel trilogy set, I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more now!
  3. Thanks! I’ve just watched AoTC again, some great scenes in there, Jango and Obiwans chase was the highlight.
  4. I picked up this set recently and really like it, it’s pretty iconic and unique! I wasn’t happy with how high up Obiwan’s starfighter was positioned in the ring though, like everyone else I guess, so I’ve made a few simple changes which I hope improve the overall look. I lowered the ‘cross bar’ by about two bricks by first building up to instruction step 179 (leaving out the black pins in step 116 and skipping all the plate building steps 143 to 162) and then in step 180 connecting the upper trans Technic arms so that the 4L axle slotted in two holes lower down than in the instructions, see the pictures. Now the cams at the end of the cross bar still connected to the rim in step 182 but importantly hanging below those two LBG technic axle pin connectors (at 3 and 9 o’clock on the ring, built in steps 101 and 103). Then I added a single layer of bricks to the cross bar and built the plate docking area on top (following steps 143 to 162 missed earlier). I didn’t like those flappy panel pieces so further modified the dock area by taking them off, rearranging the curved slopes and adding a couple of new wedge plates on hinges that fit snugly either side of the fighters wings. For the whole mod I only added 22 new pieces and repositioned a few others; the white 2x10 plate and dark red inverted slopes under the fighter that get reused in the front of the dock, as does the dark red 1x6 tile and the 1x2 white tile (plus two white 1x1 plates) replaces it to support the fighter. Here’s a link to the file showing those changes and how the trans-clear Technic pieces fit together, for clarity all the extra pieces are shown built blue and repeated spread out. 75191 Jedi And here’s a few more angles, because my description was probably as clear as mud! The mod is a long way from movie-accurate but I think the set definitely looks better with the starfighter closer to the centre of the ring and fitting more snugly in the dock. Getting the fighter to connect below the cross bar will require a big rebuild which I don’t really want to do but I may try to get it positioned further back, like in the film. I may also add more pieces to the docking area to smooth it out but for now this is an easy and cheap mod with a big visual effect. If you’ve got any other suggestions I’d be happy to hear them!
  5. mcphatty

    [MOC] Millennium Falcons with a micro interior

    And here’s all my Falcons in formation. The microfighter mod on the left spent just one winter in direct sunlight, it’s amazing how fast Lego discolours!
  6. mcphatty

    [MOD] X-Wing 75218

    Ah mate I’m really, really sorry, I think I made a mistake, the axle might need to be a 5L instead of 7! Have you got one you can try? I’m at work now so can’t check my X-Wing, I’ll check and change my parts list tonight, sorry again for wasting your time and money.
  7. mcphatty

    [MOD] X-Wing 75218

    Cool glad you like the mods! Sorry the model isn’t so clear, the 7L axles replace the 3L axles that hold the engine cylinders in place. Start from instruction step 207 and try following my video, the tricky part is getting the black technic pins to jam into the square slots in the grey cylinder when you slot that on as it’s an illegal connection, the axe at the end holds it all in. It’s not an easy one, hope the video helps, let me know if you need more help :)
  8. mcphatty

    [MOC] The Virago from Shadows of The Empire

    Sorry, I don’t know what happened there. Here’s a working link and I’ve fixed the original post too...
  9. mcphatty

    [MOC] The Virago from Shadows of The Empire

    Sorry, had some trouble with my Imgur and reposted a lot of pictures when old ones were deleted. The Falcon I’m on about is here...
  10. mcphatty

    [MOC] Millennium Falcons with a micro interior

    Thanks! And close, it’s the Outrider, from the old N64 game Shadows of The Empire. Ill need to update that too now, maybe squeeze an interior in!
  11. mcphatty

    [MOC] MINI Outrider (Ep. IV)

    Lovely little moc and I love your Dash Rendar!
  12. mcphatty

    [MOD] Simple X-Wing Modifications (75218)

    He’s done a good job! I guess there’s some modified bricks in there for the tile to hang on to? Time to have another play with the X-Wing! How’s your mod coming along?
  13. Edit: My last Bricklink order arrives today so here she is for real! I’m still working a few kinks out, most significantly the mandible area is a bit weak and build onto fairly rare wedge plates. Instructions and a model to follow, hope you like it! Original post: I’ve been trying to improve the scale and detail on my old mini Falcon for some time whilst keeping my silly studs-out on the top and bottom surfaces design. Eventually my moc became so big that I began to think I could squeeze in a micro scale interior... With that self-inflicted gauntlet laid down I started down a path that led to this! The main proportions are not far off being to scale, with that micro fighter cockpit as the starting point. The surface details are more visual cues than scaled features but I’m really pleased with the overall look, the many wedge plates give a decent round effect, the mandibles blend with the body well and the cockpit tunnel looks pretty good (though any suggestions to improve the ugly gap behind the cockpit will be welcome!) And I’m really, really pleased with this: They have tiny, tiny, unnecessarily tiny insides!! Hopefully some iconic features are recognisable and roughly in the right place, the Dejarik table was pretty much the centre of this whole effort but I’ve been sure to squeeze in an engine room, a bunk, a computer terminal and as many smuggled goods as the possible. Less in Lando’s Falcon of course, he has a bar instead. The rarer colours and my reckless use of small wedge pieces make this an expensive build, I’ll be working on simplifying what I can to bring the cost down and I will share instructions and the model at some point! Lando’s Falcon is sadly a massive cheat, the cockpit and a couple of other important parts don’t come in white, but it’s such a cool spin on the ship that I couldn’t resist rendering it. Any criticisms and suggestions are welcome! I’ve never done instructions before but I’m going give it a go in the near future. Hope you guys like it :)
  14. mcphatty

    [MOC] TIE Bomber

    Another beautiful moc, well done! The details are spot on and the photography is excellent as usual. What’s next?
  15. mcphatty

    [MOC] TIE Silencer

    Great work! You’ve crammed in much more detail than the official set, I like how the wings look sleek and solid, the engine details are great and the cockpit interior is particularly nice. It’s a shame there’s no suitable alternate trans windscreen pieces at this scale, that Lego piece is okay but I’ve never been a fan of their four 1x2 trans red tiles at the front. Did you try anything else to improve the shaping in that area? I settled on this, it’s not movie accurate by a long shot but at a glance a bit more pleasing than the original build.