Gumbinger

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  1. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    Hi there, I've updated the MOC (with another small update coming soon - more on that in a bit), and I just wanted to share a few of the updates. The instructions for BOTH models are on REBRICKABLE. ***UPDATED DESIGN & INSTRUCTIONS*** 1) I've updated the design slightly to add more stability to the rear section & engines. The rear section was 1/2 stud higher than the rest of the ship, and now it is level with the rest. Now there is a smooth transition all the way through the model. OLD version RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr NEW RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr 2) I've updated the wings on the engines to closer resemble the model, by adding a 1x1 quarter round tile, which adds a nice round-over for the leading edge. OLD RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr NEW RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr 3) I ditched the design for the "call sign" or red lines on the side -- no longer brick built and instead chose stickers. I used red electrical tape which worked really well. Its more stable and just a better solution over all. OLD RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr NEW RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr4) I've also added instructions for the red ship. Very similar, but a few differences in the inside to set it apart from the blue model. RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr5) The cockpit now raises/lowers via a hinge. BUT, an idea popped into my head the other day, and I've been working on a new version, where I will be able to keep the flat hood (no dip via a 2x4 curved slope) while still allowing the cockpit to hinge up. RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr WIP The hinge brick attached to a ball joint (which is attached to the main model) acts as sort of a scissor-lift & allows the cockpit to lift straight up without interfering with the tile or bricks in front of it. I'm going to play with it a little bit more to make sure its strong enough to hold up, then I will update my instructions on both models. Cockpit hinge WIP by GUMBINGER, on Flickr Cockpit hinge WIP by GUMBINGER, on Flickr Cockpit hinge WIP by GUMBINGER, on Flickr Cockpit hinge WIP by GUMBINGER, on Flickr
  2. @mcphatty nice work & excellent MOD! I like the how you did the curved slopes and 10x3 wedges on the blue model -- it keeps it in line with official set, but shows the difference in the two variants.
  3. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    Man those look great! I think I prefer the clear canopy - I might update mine. Glad you liked the build!
  4. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    I've been slacking lately and need to finish the red instructions - I need to test out the "hood" in physical bricks first. But I'm close to adding those to the rebrickable site. All who have purchased will get the updated PDFs once they are completed. Can't wait to see your version! Awesome! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Sweet! Its a sticker, not sure which set it came from. It looks like its from a trench run? Maybe from one of my older x-wing sets? I'll try to confirm on bricklink.
  5. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    Hi there! Thanks for the kind words. I would love to see your updated rendition of this ship -- you can never have enough takes on this ship. Maybe I'll takle my Delta-7A model next... It's due for an update in a couple of areas
  6. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    One purchase for all three
  7. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    I wasn't planning on it, but I definitely will! Once I'm finished with the red & green variants' instructions, I will post the mods. Thanks! The lips of the 1x1 round plates with holes fit snug in the gaps in the plates on either side, and don't move. It's definitely not an approved Lego method, but it works. And it keeps the thrusters perfectly centered in the engines.
  8. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    Good morning! I just wanted to stop by to let you know that the instructions are up on REBRICKABLE. I am almost finished with the instructions for the Red version, and will add those sometime this week. - M
  9. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    Thank you! I appreciate the complements. Your model is great too, and I think LEGO should update their design to more resemble yours. They never address the split the in the front end, and I don't think they addressed the updated shape (i.e. its a tad longer then the RZ-1). I am currently working on instructions, and they should be done in the next week. I did reach out to Brick Vault, but unfortunately they were not interested in using my design for their shop because they are already working with another designer. Oh well! I will more than likely sell them on rebrickable. ALSO - that's a great looking minifig! Looks legit LEGO
  10. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    **UPDATE** I finished the Stud.io model this weekend and tinkered with some color-swaps. I didn't check to see if LEGO makes all the pieces in the colors needed, so I'm sure I will need to edit them when I make instructions. For example, I know they don't make the ice cream cone piece in red or green, but I can swap those out for regular cones. I didn't spend much time on the red or green models, I only swapped colors. RZ-2 A-Wing BLUE by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-Wing RED by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-Wing GREEN by GUMBINGER, on Flickr
  11. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    Glad you are enjoying it! P.S. - I'm working on instructions
  12. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    I, uh, cheated... sorry to all that I offend! Connecting the round 4x4 plates behind the cockpit was a fun challenge. I went through about 4-5 different connection points, but settled on this one. It had to be offset every so slightly to line up with the cockpit. RZ-2 A-Wing by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-Wing by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-Wing by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-Wing by GUMBINGER, on Flickr And here's the part where I cheated.... I originally uses a regular bracket and used 1x4 curved slopes similar to Jerac. It looked fine, but then I saw these pieces and thought what a shame it was that they were 2x2. So I cut the piece down to size. I thought I could make it work without cutting the plate by having it sit in the open space of the dark blue round 4x4, but I couldn't get it to work. RZ-2 A-Wing by GUMBINGER, on Flickr
  13. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    That makes two people! I'll see what I can do - maybe some instructions "Inthert style" So little screen time! Hopefully more in The Rise of Skywalker 2x2 curved slopes won't work b/c the engines need to be smaller than the RZ-1 - 3 studs wide instead of 4 studs wide on the RZ-1. I wish they made 1x1 curved slopes that I could use instead of the 1x1 and 1x2 regular slopes that I used on the sides of the engines. I initially started with the 3x6x3 engine blocks, but couldn't quite get them to work for me. Thanks for the suggestions!
  14. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    A few comparison pics with Jerac's RZ-1 RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr
  15. Gumbinger

    RESISTANCE RZ-2 A-WING

    Thank you - very much appreciated! Thanks! Glad you like it! Thank you! Here are a couple more shots of the cockpit detail RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr The frame is kinda sorta similar - the way the hood and underside slope towards the front is done in a similar fashion, the engine connections are similar, and the cockpit borrows a couple ideas. I originally sat down with his directions in front of me, but quickly realized there isn't enough room for all the stuff he did in his RZ-1, and just started putting bricks together. Maybe? Depends on if there is enough interest.. Thank you! The fins are attached in a similar fashion as Jerac's RZ-1 - see pic below. Fairly simple, yet effect connection. RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr I believe the ball joint is no longer in production in light gray - they still make it in yellow though. RZ-2 A-WING by GUMBINGER, on Flickr