Monkfiche

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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Just thought I'd share a little flypast I've done on the model. Can't get it to embed into here as rendered it differently to normal, so you can see it here. https://imgur.com/a/tCd94ho Also... the damage doesn't look as bad from out here...
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thanks. Try refreshing it now and see?
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Cheers for that. I actually have the images and just needed to rebuild them in Part Designer - which I've done now, but thank you anyway. Here is a quick gif of the whole ship currently. I've added c3po into the radar tower (nowhere else to go!) - ideally he needs to cower more, or have more space to run ideally but no more space for him!
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Hi guys, I don’t know if it’s any improved, but the technic beams are longer, and the connections to the main engine block are improved (I think a 4x6 changed to a 4x10 - that sort of stuff), especially for the inner 3 engines. I’ve been pulling my hair out though trying to work out if there is way to use technic lift arms to connect the outer engines all the way down to the main block. I don’t think there is space (which made me think of widening the engines even more… but that would mean lengthening the ship lol)… but will try again. I am a little concerned about the pipes too, as there will be strain. However, if the pipes are put in warm water first, they are much easier to curve around things. The addition of the pipes did mean widening the individual engines though, so the insides are heavier. Tbc if it all works out, but it’s fun trying. Happy to share all files once done. :)
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Been away for a while due to family stuff and also my gpu not being supported by studio, but wanted to share some new wip on my cosmetic changes. Can’t remember if I mentioned before, but I widened the engines by a small amount… which was a tonne more complicated than it sounds. They do add heft now, and are heavier, so the technic internals are also longer and more secure too. All WIP though (and yes, I need to remove the red from most of the engines)! Have a lot more to share in the short term… but not the files for now, as lost all my custom decals, so will need to recreate them all.
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    What I would do, and have done... build some... edit some... order more... build some more... edit that build... order more. That way you never have to open your 2nd box. :)
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Hey, my ones at least are DBG.
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    @gottabekd it’s hard to know. Only Kit will know how many instructions he has sold, and even then, collecting all the pieces may mean less people build it. And even less of them will likely post pics here. In the end, it’s all optional, and you can build it whichever way you think looks best. :)
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    @Kit Bricksto Thanks, most appreciated! I’ve not had much of a chance to build more recently due to the family, but just built the blue & white x-wing, and watched The Force Awakens with my 5 year old, so I’m going to try find time to get into it properly again. Most recently I tried matching the movie model’s engines, like in this pic... It fits fine in stud.io, but unfortunately due to the curvature of the real wheel/engine piece, it creates a huge amount of pressure when all tile pieces are inserted... Still, I liked the idea, so I wanted to share. :)
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    [MOC] Huge Rogue Shadow with full interior!

    Very cool. I love the internals - I am going to have to study your work with a fine tooth comb!
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thanks! On the cockpit, I think I might have a solution for my issue and can potentially connect the top of the cockpit (not roof) to the “gangway” bit. Then that should minimise the risk of droop for mine. I’ve not quite got round to the engine yet, as I’m working down the ship at the moment. My modded engines to allow the hoses to feed into the headlight pieces meant a weird LDU needed internally. I made it at the time, but it’s a messy workaround, and need to come back to it. I did start placing some technic parts at angles on stud.io to see what would fit into the engines too, but as you know, thats a big piece of work. Looking forward to that last. :) Also, not sure if I’m wasting my time, but here is the current iteration of the centre diorama walls etc, with some proto greebling on the back. The stairs into the rear needed some change of the structure, but it’s still technic where it counts. This is my first time doing all this, so I’m sure there is a better way for everything I’m doing, but hey ho. Mp4 showing insides: https://imgur.com/eQNazwZ
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Thanks, it’s all good fun getting used to a new baby. The engine section is definitely heavy - stud.io calculates it as about 3kg - half the weight of the entire ship. I’ve raised the height of the cylinder-sections attached to the radar piece, and that means I have more space to add more pins etc. Not got around to that yet though... I’m currently working backwards through the ship rehashing my diorama at the moment, which has caused me to edit some of the technic structure. Good fun, but time consuming! I’m also thinking that the cockpit might need a support as it might droop over time. At least my modded built version feels like that. What do you think? Kit? I’m going to raise the height of the stand anyway (no point in detailing the bottom if noone can see it!), and potentially might create a technic frame (would be cool to angle the ship slightly too)... but not sure if that would look bad or not.
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Looks great ClassicLook. I’ve had a little break from it as I now have a new daughter, and combined with a 5 year old son in lock down, there isn’t much “me time” at the moment. Saying that, I’m now spurred onwards again and have just redesigned the walls in the middle section, started greebling the back of it, and have a gif rendering as I type!
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Sure, I’ll send something across shortly, though I’m doing my edits in stud.io so not sure if that outputs lxf. I think so though... Apparently the stickers are vinyl (same as real lego stickers??), can print up to 1200dpi, and A4 gets you something like 5 ucs-sized stickers or equivalent. The guy apparently does a lot of printing for companies that sell custom lego sets, so I’m sure it’s pretty good. Cheap enough to worth giving it a go. Edit - sent you a stud.io file across, as I can't export a different file without breaking my custom decals. Also, a guy on reddit discovered that you can get stud.io to get pieces to emit light! It's obviously not indicative of the real model, but I mocked up something this morning for this: Also, with a really cheaply rendered animation (I half like the crackly/glittering effect here, but it would probably go away / get better with more samples and higher resolution), which mainly is serving to get my imagination piqued about what else can be done.
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    Starting to build... Some little gaps I need to fill in, but otherwise it’s finally coming together. Just splurged on the rest of the non-engine areas too... come on bricklink! :) Also, Will from ultimatecollectorstickers.co.uk can do a4’s worth of sticker sheets for £15 each, so will get some from him at the (very) end.