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  1. Gray_Mouser

    (MOC) Stormtrooper Memorial

    Very nice. How many pieces for the helmet alone? And is everything attached?
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    [MOC] Rebel midi squadron

    You're too kind, my lord Darth Jar Binks. I really tried to be as close to the studio model as possible, but I had to take some liberties due to the scale. For the greebling, my aim was to make it look like it was really part of the structure, not just some random pipes and grids attached on top. But the bars are too thick, so it was hard to cram enough of them to recreate a credible mess of pipes. And at some point, too much is too much. Yeah, I figured out that much. Don't worry, at the very least I'll send you the studio file. I won't forget. As for instructions, as I said I'll do it if there is enough interest. It seems too much effort for a single person. Unless the process is fun enough, I'm not quite sure how it works in studio.
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    [MOC] Rebel midi squadron

    Is there any interest in instructions? I don't know how to do them with studio yet, but it doesn't seem too difficult. I'll do it if enough people are interested. Now is the time to let me know. In a few months, I won't have time for legos anymore.
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    [MOC] Rebel midi squadron

    I'm done with the y-wing. I changed the structure (a little bit), a lot of details that were not visible on the renders, and I rearranged the greebling. I'll let it rest for now. I find problems are more obvious when I don't see the build for a while. If there is something you don't like, please let me know.
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    [MOC] Rebel midi squadron

    Thank you for your interest! I wouldn't dream of selling these; I don't own the intellectual property, and as you can see they don't generate much reactions anyway. Please be aware these are exposition models though. I had to tolerate pretty weak connections to achieve the look I was after (especially true for the x-wing). They definitely won't fall apart if left alone, or handled gently. You could probably even swoosh them if you were cautious (never tried, I'm too old for that). Are you in a hurry? I still try to improve them every now and then. I think the x-wing is pretty much done, but I'm still not fully satisfied with the greebling of the y-wing. Here are renders of my latest builds. I doubt anyone can spot the differences for the x-wing, but the cockpit of the y-wing is now bigger, which is more accurate.
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    Help with Inthert's X-wings

    You mean a LDD file for Inthert's second version ? Wow, that must have been tricky. If anyone finds the link, I'm interested too.
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    [MOC] Tim Goddard's midi Y-wing

    This time I'm done. The engines were too big so I designed smaller replacements. I used steerings wheels instead of parabolic ring as the basis for the cylinders. It made the gaps more difficult to fill, and the holders won't clip properly on the wheels, because their cross section is slightly smaller than for the bars. In the end, the engines hold together surprisingly well, but the assembly is tricky. I had already made asymmetric greebling for my earlier version, but I had got it backward... The parts connecting the main body to the cylinders should be symmetrical, but the body shouldn't be. I think it's better now, but it was difficult to make asymmetrical greebling in the limited space at the center. It's probably not visible, but I totally changed the internal structure of the y-wing. Much simpler and sturdier now. I had other ideas for the greebling, but the parts I needed do not exist in medium stone gray yet. Maybe (much) later.
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    [MOC] BTL-S3-ish Y-Wing x 2

    That's different. Selling someone else's instructions is theft, plain and simple. But reverse engineering requires a lot of work, and the end product may be different even if it looks the same.
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    [MOC] BTL-S3-ish Y-Wing x 2

    Just out of curiosity... Has there ever been a thread about what is ok to sell and what is not? For instance, one could argue that selling instructions to build star wars MOCs infringes on Disney's intellectual property. What about reverse engineering someone else's MOC, and selling the instructions? The original MOCer does not own the intellectual property, so if he doesn't share/sell instructions, could he rightfully complain? Note to Jerac; I have no intention whatsoever to reverse engineer your MOCs, I'm not insane.
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    [MOC] Rebel midi squadron

    Funny thing, sometimes you spend hours swapping parts with nothing to show for it, and sometimes you solve major problems in half an hour without even trying. Maybe. I like the y-wing a lot, but the cylinders are off scale. Yesterday I came up with this. I'm not sure it is the right scale, but at least it's smaller. Also, the engines were probably all that were left from Tim's model. Here is a render : However, I'm not 100% sure it works though... Could someone with the parts tell me if this is possible please? Obviously, there is a problem, but I think it's because the digitial models are made of a limited number of polygons... Anyway, help would be appreciated.
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    "Reverse engineering" Razor Crest MOC

    If a thread is started about this subject, please post a link. I wonder... If Midlife-crisis did plan to share the LDD files, would it be all right? What if he planned to sell them?
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    [MOC] mid-scale Millennium Falcon (WIP)

    I meant the lines made of tiles that originate from the center of the ship. In other words, the tiles between the wedges. The wedges have studs, the tiles don't, so it seems to me they stand out more. But again, your MOC is great anyway.
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    [MOC] mid-scale Millennium Falcon (WIP)

    Have you considered adding studs on the "rays"? It seems to me that they stand out more because the wedge have studs, and the rays don't. Did you design it with LDD or Studio only? If so, I'm very impressed, the structure looks like a nightmare. And needless to say, this is a wonderful MOC but you have to know that already.
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    [MOC] Rebel midi squadron

    Here is a picture showing the relative sizes of the a-wing and y-wing
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    [MOC] Rebel midi squadron

    I like to think I have improved them all, but you may disagree. But I have made changes, that's for sure. The a-wing is definitely too small. Also, I shot wide angle, and the a-wing is in the background, so it didn't help either. I could argue that I've been faithful to the original trilogy by not caring too much about the scale. ?