The Librarian

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  1. The Librarian

    A bijou Batcave

    Following on from my batmobile style experiment, I fell into building a batcave to go with one of them. I decided to try and give the impression of it being hidden in the foundations for Wayne Manor, rather than occupying a entirely separate strata of gothic cavern that sits inexplicably on the Gotham coast. Don't get me wrong, I love giant, elaborate superhero lairs as much as the next person, but for this model I stuck to the essentials: computer, car, equipment. I did intend to build a more elaborate system of passageways behind the facade, even toying with the idea of incorporating a piece of the manor itself. But I kind of ran out of steam with the idea, so this is all there is. Hopefully it is diverting enough as it stands.
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    Batmobile style experiment

    I put these together over the past few weeks, mostly to alleviate the boredom of staying indoors all the time! Trying to evoke different styles of Batmobile rather than recreate existing designs. A 'classic' car, trying to evoke the original designs, with a dash of the 1989 take. The 'car of the future' style that ran through the 66 show into the Super Powers cartoon. Mostly an exercise in getting the canopies to work! The militaristic version, patterned after the Tumbler and the dune-buggy from Dawn of Justice. Not especially pleased with how it came out, but hey, steering. A stylised look, more taking after some of the comic interpretations than the film versions. I started with this and the idea of the horns for wheel arches. Enjoy!
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    The Raging Comet

    Thanks everyone! Ack - keep for getting to acknowledge the GotG influence: the Milano is definitely an influence here! Basically, the ramp is in three pieces, the two lower ones which fold back to back into a single block and then go at right angles to the top piece, which then slides back into the body. Something like: __ __ __ /\__ ||__ -> It's got a tendency to get caught on the deck plates when I slide it back, but mostly it's worked quite well.
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    MOC - The Lair of the Green Goblin

    Fantastic! I really love how you've incorporated so many facets of ol' Norm's story! The sewing machine is delightful! As is the truly hideous number of pumpkins . . .
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    X-Men: Blackbird and Sentinel

    I've had this sitting around for a while and it was high time I photographed it. Sorry for the somewhat ropy background - it's the only spare sheet I own and a global pandemic is not a good time to go iron shopping. This is basically a large-scale remake of set 76022-1 - and I do mean large, the jet ended up over two foot long. It worked out fairly nicely though. The underside is pretty ugly, since I had to leave it bare studs. Everything else is surprisingly sold though. It seats six minifigs comfortably. My last version had properly wheeled landing gear but this time around, I opted for the stability of landing pads (the X-Men's Blackbird has always been improbably VTOL capable anyway). The Sentinel is nothing special, but I was quite happy with how the head turned out. The X-Men involved all use the Racer-X torso - I went on a bit of a collection binge a year or so back! There are more pictures on my flickr, if you're interested. :)
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    The Raging Comet

    This is a ship I've been playing with for the past year or so, trying to get it right. The idea was to build something influences by the Resistance bombers - the T shape is something I've wanted to implement in a big ship for a while now. Eventually, I settled on this - a small transport/freighter. I used the UCS Falcon's airlocks and dish for scale and built out from there. I'd have liked to do a bit more with the interior but ultimately, the structure didn't allow me to open up as much as I wanted. Still, the overall shape was really pleasing to get right. And now after a few months of it sitting around the house, I've finally taken some photographs! I've been imagining it as a Resistance-era pirate radio station, but really it's more an exercise in Star Wars style and shape-engineering. A few more photos and an annotated floor-plan can be found in this gallery. :)
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    A selection of starfighters, A-Z

    Thanks everyone! I don't know the piece count off the top of my head, unfortunately - my MLCad version, based on a slightly older design, stands at around 700, so I imagine this version is a little over that. I did a series of video instructions for an older version of the design - I need to update them to account for the new wing design, but they should give you an idea of how it goes.
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    A selection of starfighters, A-Z

    Hi - just a few builds I've put together over the last year. Not quite a full alphabet, but quite satisfying to have them photographed at last. Racing A-wing Corsair A-wing First Order TIE Razor (built before the Whisper was revealed; inspired by reverse engineering this) Resistance Vulture Droids T-70 X-wings Y-wing gunship thingy Z-95 Headhunter
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    A sinister day at Oscorp

    Thanks guys - though the bonus points would have been for working 'Spider-man Loves Mary-Jane' into your posts! Thanks! That scene is the Steel Spider chasing the Molten Man chasing Hammerhead chasing the Looter. I'm going to post something below to let you see the figs better. I'll see what I can do - I think LDraw has all the parts . . . :) Give its prominence in recent years, it seemed a shame not to include it! Here are some minifg-only pics to show off the different designs: Madam Webb, Steel-spider, Spider-woman, Spidey, Gears, Miles, Cloak and Dagger, Spider-man 2099 Black Cat, Man-Wolf, Prowler, Molten Man, Rocket Racer, Beetle, Chameleon, Hammerhead JJJ, Spider-Slayer, Spencer Smyth, The Living Brain, Tinkerer, Jackal, Morbius, The Looter, The Shocker Vulture, Electro, Rhino, Doc Ock, Scoprion, Mysterio Green Goblin, Norman Osborn, Harry Osborn, Jack O'Lantern, Roderick Kingsley, Hobgoblin, Goblin 2099 (didn't make it into the build) I used Hobgoblin in an earlier piece that I think I posted here already, but just in case:
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    A sinister day at Oscorp

    Long time, no post . . . chiefly because I've not been able to photograph anything for at least a year. Luckily, I got some lights for Christmas so . . . here we go again. I wanted to build a Spider-man diorama in the vein of my previous Doctor Who piece, encompassing various bits and pieces of the character's history. The obvious choice is the Daily Bugle, but I don't have quite the resources to do that justice, so instead I ran with some lettering inspiration and built a down-town branch of everyone's favourite shady industrial conglomerate, Oscorp. The results are as follows. I tried to cram in as many references as I could - outside of a few specific arcs, my Spidey love is largely focused on the adaptations, but I tend to soak up trivia like a sponge, so I hope I did things justice. Front: Side: Back: There's lots more bits and pieces in the full gallery. I'll also try and get some pictures of the various minifgs taken to show off the designs a bit more. Hope you enjoy!
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    Build Technique Opinions

    Thanks! I was actually pretty surprised about how well it works. The ball joint, once you have it on, fits snuggly within the horizontal axle hole and pushes the eyepiece back juuust to the edge of its naturally wobble within the sockets. It's not really under stress that I've noticed, though it does take a little stress to snap it in (if you use the newer open-ended ball joint and push the axle up through that, that won't even be an issue). Holds in place solidly, though there's no room to rotate side-to-side around that joint, so it becomes just an x/y axis rotator, with the z-axis covered by the hero-factory arm.
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    Build Technique Opinions

    I've actually found that I prefer using the original Mata heads with a technic ball joint and a hero-factory short arm: Gali by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr It gives a pretty decent range of motion and it can hold on the older masks, which are the ones I prefer. Plus, I find the long light skull on the Metru version gets in the way a lot.
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    First Generation Bionicle Rebuilds

    Thanks guys! I'll do you one better - this is one of the few times I've persisted to create instructions, so here's a breakdown for Tahu: Tahu Instructions by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr Tahu Instructions by Librarian-Bot, on Flickr
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    First Generation Bionicle Rebuilds

    Hah! Only just spotted these latest comments. Thanks for coming back to your earlier comment, Azani. I've always favoured the earlier aesthetic for Bionicle myself - there's just something elegant and pleasing about the first few years' masks that seemed to get lost along the way. Since this thread has been resurrected, it seems aposit to post a couple of my other builds, now that I've finally taken photos of them! But first, some more interesting shots of some of the Toa: An Exo-Toa (just to get dark and gritty for a moment!) A bunch of Rahkshi: Hali and Dume: A Manas Crab that's been living on the floor of my flat for a while: Guess who: And that group shot I failed to take last time:
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    Now Strikes The Hobgoblin!

    This is a little vignette I threw together when I realised I wouldn't have room for a Hobgoblin figure in a larger piece I'm working on. Rather pleased with how it came together out and I hope you enjoy it too. The glider is built around the piece from the Green Goblin set way back when the first Spider-man film came out.