technicfanatic

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  1. technicfanatic

    [MOC] Stingray. A (very) alt build for the 10497

    I may have crammed too many things into the cabin. Maybe I should have removed the lab and moved the medi-bay to the aft starboard, giving more room for the sleeping quarters. On the other hand, I looked at ISS photos for a while, and the "cramped" nature might be standard for pressurized spaces in a spacecraft even in the future.
  2. Affectionately nicknamed "Ol' Bug Eyes" by some and "The Brick Arrow" by others, the Stingray DSE-4 (MK I) is Bengal Shipyards' workhorse Deep Space Explorer. Several have been used to explore the Oort cloud for water and rare earths mining opportunities. Play features Plenty of amenities for its four-person crew. Spacious main cabin with bridge, medical bay, sleeping bays, lab, gym, and shower/toilet. Removable top hull for easy play access to main cabin. Cargo bay with large swing out doors that house and launch jetpacks. Two jetpacks for closeup comet, asteroid, and ice cluster exploration. Air-lock separates shirt sleeves main cabin environment from cargo bay. Main cabin (Child) can separate from cargo bay + engine module (Mother) and function independently for shorter missions requiring more maneuverability. Homages to 10497 I retained the innovative brick built arrow, which now points where the action is (the cargo bay doors and the craft docking line). I transformed the "beds" into jetpacks because I think jetpacks that accommodate the astronaut's life support packs are way cooler than beds. More meta than homage, I embraced the "brick built arrow" theme and made the whole spaceship look like an arrow. Officially calling it "The Brick Arrow," however, would have been a bit much. More images on Flickr and Bricksafe. Free instructions will be up on Rebrickable when the MOC is accepted. For those fond of the artistic process, I kept a build diary.
  3. technicfanatic

    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    I worry this means the set is not selling so well, which would be a shame.
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    Disappointed by the new Galaxy Explorer

    Dad jokes FTW every time.
  5. technicfanatic

    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    Brilliant, thank you! I like how you made sub-models too.
  6. technicfanatic

    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    Very cool! Can't wait to see it!
  7. technicfanatic

    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    Does anyone have a link to a stud.io file for the main build of 10497? Thank you.
  8. technicfanatic

    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    Good observation! I checked mine and one of my tiles has the red square maybe 2mm too low.
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    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    I did bags 4 and 5
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    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    I did bag 3 today
  11. technicfanatic

    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    I did bag 2 today. Thanks for that explanation. Indeed it works.
  12. In the reviews where there were closeups of the swashplate operation I could see that the swashplate has limited front/back motion, with a bias towards front, so I'm not surprised you have this.
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    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    Me too. I'm hoping to work on such a MOC.
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    10497 Galaxy Explorer 90th anniversary set

    Many people have complained about the scratched up canopies. I haven't opened that bag yet, but I can see the scratches. I'm sure it wouldn't have cost more than a dollar to pack the canopies in their own bags.