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  1. Geihlen

    Technic Spaceship!

    Was really hoping the sci-fi forum was getting some love and maybe a build contest of its own. Clearly my excitement overrode my reading comprehension.
  2. Geihlen

    10302 Optimus Prime Rumors

    That's pretty much exactly what I was thinking of doing and I think it looks pretty darn good. I'll probably scrounge up those parts so they're ready for when I get mine.
  3. Geihlen

    [MOC] Mechwarrior: Vulture (Mad Dog) WIP

    I think you're off to a really good start here and I'll be following this thread as you progress. Mechwarrior 3 and 4 were some of my favorite games back in the day. I'll be very interested to see your design for the legs. Do you plan on this being static or posable?
  4. I don't have any of the big Technic cars and I wouldn't consider myself a big Technic builder, so I'm pretty much a pleb when it comes to this. That said, I think the car looks pretty great. I'm impressed with the shaping and how clean the body looks and I think they pulled off the taillights really well. I guess for Technic that's not really the point, but for a laymen like myself it seems very impressive. I don't know if this will be the first of these sets that I get, but I'm definitely tempted by it.
  5. This looks great. I would definitely build this if you were inclined to share/sell a file/instructions.
  6. Geihlen

    10302 Optimus Prime Rumors

    I really like him and I appreciate that he's basically a large version of the original toy, at least in terms of how he transforms. The eyes are a smidge doofy, but I imagine we'll see several brickbuilt alternate options, possibly before he's even out. This set really combines two of my earliest loves as a kid, it's a given that I'll be snagging one.
  7. That's a great looking model of the Karrde! Not that I'd really expect anything less at this point.
  8. Geihlen

    [MOC] Soundwave Transformers G1

    I still can't get over this build. It's so huge and so well done and it just keeps looking better every time we get an update. Now, as always, allow me to say that this is stellar.
  9. Geihlen

    [MOC] Great Mazinger

    I could not click this thread fast enough! He looks great and (though this may be my own bias) I think he's my favorite of your super robot builds.
  10. Geihlen

    [MOC] Goldorak - UFO Robo Grendizer

    Love your super robots! You've done Grendizer and Mazinger Z, we gotta round it off with Great Mazinger now.
  11. I think I tend to lean towards liking option b more. What does option B look like with the front domes raised a single plate (like the rear domes in option A)? Does that get things too out of whack with the overall scale of the ship?
  12. I hesitated to respond since I feel like I've mostly been nitpicking or offering up unhelpful solutions. That said, this wound up being much different than I pictured and I'm not sure if the increase in part count is worth the results. I pictured a kind of upscaled version of something like the Tallstrider's head in the new Horizon set as the flat part/top of the dome, with that anchored to the technic frame, and then panels making up the entire side of the dome. This is sort of more what I mean. In the line art, the dome slopes at one angle until it hits the flat part that the turret is mounted to. I think the current the current mix of plates and bricks makes it too curved at profile, and too boxy from the top. Also, at the risk of sounding like a jerk, I think the use of the large curved pieces is working to your detriment here. They add to the odd curvature of the dome at profile, and (from what I can tell from the pictures) I think they make that top area have too large of a diameter, which is also appears to be forcing the dome off center from the escape pods. But of course, my ideas are largely in a vacuum. I don't get a have enough sense of how your saucer area is built or how stable it all is to be able to do a mock up in Studio of what I'm imagining.
  13. If it were me, I would anchor the turret and the flat portion/top of the dome to the technic frame, likely with liftarms, and then the panels making up the dome proper would only have to support themselves. If one were able to use those ratcheted hinges, I imagine they'd easily bear the weight, upside down or not. Now if you want the dome to actually support the turret itself, that's an entirely different can of worms.
  14. Just out of curiosity, what made you decide to go with brickbuilt for the turret dome rather than a similar plate/panel setup like you did for the larger saucer? Without getting into the actual file, I'm not sure I could offer up a practical suggestion for this solution though (which I guess is common with my suggestions in this thread). I also think that, depending on how you opted to do it, it would give you more flexibility to detail out the dome. I know some choices have been made in part because of what Lego parts are actually round, but I feel like this model is big enough that it could break free of some of those constraints and use more brickbuilt techniques to achieve the look. As with any and all of my musings, please don't take them negatively or as me saying I think your work isn't excellent. In fact, I'll take this opportunity say how great I think this MOC is and how impressed I am that you're taking on this project. Edit: I realize your YT-2000 is a much different shape, but something similar (though larger) to what Aido K did with their YT-2400 is what I'm picturing. Also, whatever they did for the bottom may be helpful too, provided you could pick their brain a little on how they accomplished it.
  15. Geihlen

    [MOC] Porsche 911 Turbo VV

    This is a really fun and well executed mod to the 911. The updated futuristic details, like the new engine, steering, and HUD are especially nice touches.