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    UCS Millenium Falcon 75192

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  1. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] - R4-1L Precision Fighter

    Thanks! You know... I think I agree with you
  2. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] - R4-1L Precision Fighter

    I’m good, but not that good ;) The stands are from Wicked Brick. They’re hugely overpriced and take forever to be mailed out but they do the job!
  3. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] - R4-1L Precision Fighter

    Thanks! This was one a larger fleet of class based attack craft I created last year :)
  4. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] Imperial Star Destroyer - The Eviscerator

    Amazing work on the re-design! God I wish I had the money, time and space to build this!
  5. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] Midi Scale Razor Crest

    Thanks dude :) Ugh, those wedge plates. Just breathe on them and they fall off. They’re connected with a 1x1 handle to a 1x1 clip. Mixels would have been a good idea if there was room but at this scale space is tight everywhere :( Actually your point about the round pieces you used on your Tie is interesting when you consider that they fit the engines of the official Razor Crest set perfectly too, it shows how out of scale some official sets can be. Looking forward to seeing your Razor Crest one day!
  6. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] Midi Scale Razor Crest

    For about a year now I’ve been trying to create my own Razor Crest. Each time I’ve never really gotten much further than the curved front section. However I realised that not establishing the scale I would build at in the first place has been the main problem. So for this one I settled on midi scale. This proved to be the key and I was then faced with the question: how much detail and proportional accuracy can be achieved at this scale? So after much studying of the ship itself I tried to include as many of the major design elements of it as I could, starting with opening doors on the side and back. A crucial part was to make sure the engines were the right scale to the ship body as the official set failed magnificently at this. Luckily the VTOL moc I made prior to this had rotor engines that were exactly to scale so I just needed to re-create them, with some minor alterations for the different connection methods. I stopped looking at Razor Crest Mocs (… except maybe Jeracs) a few weeks ago so that I wouldn’t be influenced by others parts usage but I accept other RC moc builders may have come to the same conclusions I did whilst building. But for the scale, I think it came out ok. It’s the first Star Wars ship I’ve created since my Nebulon-B in January. All year I’ve just been creating stuff from my own head so it was nice to actually have an existing design to try and replicate. Thanks to Ron McPhatty for his usage of the curved corner pieces on his official set mod, I remembered them towards the end of the build and as it happened they were the perfect size for my engines. Anyway, as ever, for anyone interested the full album can be found on my Flickr page here:
  7. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] Battletech/Mechwarrior King Crab Mech

    Wow! Epic mech there. I’m not familiar with the game it’s from but it’s giving me some ED209 vibes. Amazing build!
  8. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] NCS Recon Bubblescout

    Thanks very much :) Someone on my Flickr page made that same observation. I'd seen the movie years ago but the ship itself never stuck in my memory. So then I googled it after the Flickr comment and yeah! it really does resemble the Jellyfish. Honestly one of those things you find out after you've finished a build. I genuinely hadn't based it on anything whilst creating it. :)
  9. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] Imperial TIE Fighter

    Yeah, I found that too. I’m almost finished (going to wait till after the Xmas rush to post it) but getting the angles and proportions right has been one problem after another. But I like solving problems, even though solving them often creates new ones. Thanks for reminding me about those curved corner pieces too (I saw you used them in your updated model above) I was trying to remember the piece some people have used for the front of the engines in mods of the official set and that is it, and it fits mine perfectly. Sorry again for all the hassle my comment on your moc caused. I really like it, genuinely. Anything studless/SNOT is an instant thumbs up from me. Ironically I just watched the finale of the Mandalorian season 2 and they show a Tie from the back and the curved corner pieces you used match perfectly with the design I saw on the show. Keep up the top work!
  10. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] Imperial TIE Fighter

    Agreed 100%. And the use of the round corner bricks in the later iteration is really good! I've deleted my other posts in this thread. I certainly didn't want them to cause the uproar that they have.
  11. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] NCS Recon Bubblescout

    Very true! It was often said that, had the space shuttle not needed them for gliding in to land, it would never have had wings as they were just dead weight in space, though that in itself is ironic as there is no weight in space.
  12. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] Imperial TIE Fighter

    Hoooo, boy, So this one is still raging. I feel bad that my observation caused so much dissent here. I’ll go on record now with a few things. Swan Dutchman is an absolutely superb builder. Unmatched in many ways. He made Tutankhamen’s mask out of Lego for gods sake! I couldn’t do that if I lived to be a million. Yes, his x wing and tie fighter looked to me like mods being presented as mocs. I pointed out that he should credit Jerac. I don’t actually recall accusing him of ‘stealing’. That’s a pretty strong assessment of my thoughts on Swans moc. If I remember rightly Jerac himself commented in that thread which is probably how Brickvault became involved. And I’m really glad to hear they never actually took legal action and Swan himself took the instructions down amicably. I’ll readily accept here and now that Swan’s creation was his own there as are all of his mocs. Even happy to go back and delete my comments in the thread. DarthMario, I had the same feelings looking at your Tie here, that it’s polite to credit those whose designs inspire. I’ll admit using the words ‘majority of your build’ wasn’t a good choice at all and I can see how the flames started growing. I take it back, really I do. I can see you’ve put in a lot of work here with many iterations and it really is a beautiful model. Don’t take the instructions down and don’t consult anyone either. Of course you shouldn’t need to. Swan is in the know here, I’m not, and if he says Brickvault shouldn’t be a concern to you then that’s the way it is. And if you say your moc is your own and not a mod of anyone else’s that’s good enough for me too. Im sure your instructions are completely different to the Jerac model. I had actually forgotten about this thread until the other day. I’m currently making a razor crest moc and it got me thinking.. how many ways can we really make mocs of designs that already exist?. Moc making is the art and Lego is the medium. We work with the pieces we have and as in the case of your tie, those quarter domes are indeed the best way to achieve the right look. There’s simply nothing better yet. As you yourself said, just using them doesn’t mean you’ve copied someone else who did too. I stopped looking at Razor Crest mocs a few weeks ago so as to hopefully not get influenced by others parts usage but as I’ve been building I’ve been thinking, Will someone else have had the same thoughts I did and used that same wedge piece? Which got me thinking about this thread again. And then I saw I was quoted. So to one and all. Just ignore me. I was not correct on this. This moc of DarthMarios is killer, as was Swan’s. I remain impressed and in awe of the talent I see on this site and hope we can all get along with my big mouth becoming a bit smaller. Peace!
  13. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] Red Wasp Stealth VTOL

    Thanks. :) It's the Imperial Gunner's helmet turned backwards!
  14. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] Red Wasp Stealth VTOL

    Cheers Jerry!
  15. Rubblemaker

    [MOC] Red Wasp Stealth VTOL

    Nah, red and black is a killer combination! Blue and black is just a bit... meh.