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  1. Veynom

    [DIO] Desert Wars (2022 H2 edition)

    Thanks. These train tracks and the MOC train is part of our signature. :)
  2. Veynom

    [MOC] TIE-Krykna

    After the exhibition season, back to the bench and nothing better than a good old TIE variant to boost my creativity. Let's all hail the TIE-Krykna. TIE-Krykna by Veynom, on Flickr It is the improbable hybrid between a classic TIE-Fighter, an imperial or separatist walker, and a few Bionicle parts. Nightmarish, isn't it? TIE-Krykna by Veynom, on Flickr TIE-Krykna by Veynom, on Flickr TIE-Krykna by Veynom, on Flickr Inspiration came when after liking an internet meme mixing a TIE-Fighter cockpit with legs from a "Homing Spider" (set 75016). Just doing the same was too easy, and not stable enough to my taste. Besides, I had that bag of unused Bionicle parts received from a friend... The name "Krykna" was inspired by my wife who rightfully (Rule N2: Wifes are always right) told me that it can't be a TIE-Spider as spiders have 8 legs and my TIE-thing has only 6 of these. For a brief moment, I strongly considered re-engineering the entire MOC to include 2 more legs. Ultimately, I decided first to google for Star Wars spiders and found the Krykna. This horrible beast from SW Rebels was perfect. No need to rebuild everything, exit the TIE-Spider and long live the TIE-Krykna. Rebranding was less cumbersome. Note that I did not flinch when my wife spoke about "oh, no, not another TIE-thing!", because I remembered just in time about rule N1: Wifes are right. PS: for those who want to know rule N3: it is easy: 'In case of doubt, refer to rule N1".
  3. Finally, our 2022 exhibition tour is over for Desert Wars and I can finally take the time to share a few videos and pictures.. Small reminder about Desert Wars. It is a collaborative and evolving Star Wars layout using desert landscapes. You can find various creations from various desert planets from SW. Based on the exhibitions we participate to, the number of members contributing to the layout may change. Creations can come, go, or evolve between editions. And we have a Star Wars themed train that drive around and across the layout. During the second half of 2022, Desert Wars was visible at: Francorchamps (BE) on October 29 & 30 with 9 participants, for a total of 13m long and over 16m² of surface Ch'tar Wars 3 at Boulogne-sur-Mer (FR) on November 11, 12, & 13, with 10 participants, for over de 16m long (more than 20m²) Antwerp (BE) on September 19 & 20 with only 2 participants but still for 6m long (surface of 10m²). (We had to improvise due to the table configuration) Before going through some photo's, let's start with the videos: Here in Francorchamps: Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr Or here in Antwerp together with Xavier (Xavier is one of the vice-champions of Legomaster season 1 in France) And a few pictures: First, one of our major MOC, the huge and heavy (80kg) Jabba's Palace from Xavier. It has a very detailed interior with many rooms, corridors, all full of lights Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr We havez also a Mandalorian outpost: Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr A large city with a spaceport: Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr Here, you can see half of the city, with the palace in the background. This is quite long... Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr And finally, a junkyard at the city's exit, before going into the desert: Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr The desert can be dangerous place as one can meet Krayt dragons, Tusken raiders, and other unfriendly surprises. Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr Tusken Raiders on the road by Veynom, on Flickr Imperial Patrol by Veynom, on Flickr Then one will be happy to find back the security and order of a disciplined Imperial garrison: Imperial Outpost Entrance by Veynom, on Flickr Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr Imperial Outpost by Veynom, on Flickr Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr And protected by the garrison, there is a secret Imperial hangar where many different TIE prototypes are being developed and tested. Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr And there is even a small communication tower which can rotates and propose lights. Even E.T. could not dream of better. Desert Wars 2022 by Veynom, on Flickr There you go. It is nearly impossible to share all details but considering the public warm reactions, I believe we are on a good track to a great result. Let's see what 2023 will provide. More links: Our Facebook page: Desert Wars (Thank you to like or follow us) My Flickr album with all pictures and video since the 2018 edition:
  4. Here is a 2-in-1 topic with 2 variant of the Scythe transport shuttle, aka the Inquisitor shuttle as seen in the Obi-Wan TV show on Disney+. Scythe Transport side-by-side by Veynom, on Flickr On the left, the MOC designed by Pixel_Dan available on Rebrickable. On the right, my recolored version of the original set (#75336) using 2 shades of grey. Scythe Transport comparison by Veynom, on Flickr What can I say about these 2 models? Like many of us, I've purchased the official set mainly for the minifigs, and not so for the spaceship. While I really liked it in the TV show, I did not like that much the Lego version of it, despites the globally positive reviews and feedback found on the internet, particularly regarding the build experience and the large interior. So I decided to start by building the Pixel_Dan model which I liked better for its proportions and size. Imperial Inquisitor Scythe Transport by Veynom, on Flickr Ultimately, it is a compact and solid model but it has only room for 1 pilot inside. However, it has a retractable landing gear, which the official model has not. Imperial Inquisitor Scythe Transport by Veynom, on Flickr Pure lines, nice design, nice-looking shape, both when landed on in flight mode, clearly an attractive model. The build experience is cool as well, particularly for the forward part. The studless wings add a good plus to the global impression. Imperial Inquisitor Scythe Transport by Veynom, on Flickr Imperial Inquisitor Scythe Transport by Veynom, on Flickr The main issue with the model is the landing gear. It fits perfectly inside and is easy to extract but it has a tendancy to close back when grounding the ship. The trick is to slightly turn the rear landing skis to prevent them to fold back in when grounding the ship. Minor issue but....still an issue. On the other side, the "2 shades of grey" counter part is clearly less sexy. (Well, I think.) Scythe Transport by Veynom, on Flickr As I only used black parts from the set to build the first Scythe transport, I was left with most of the parts of the official set. So I tried to use my own stock of grey to build a recolored version, thinking it could be "cool". Seeing the result, "cool" is not exactly the first word coming to my mind. Not liking the result, I will mostly likely dismantle it and send the parts back to the bulk. Scythe Transport by Veynom, on Flickr Still, when landing with folded wings, it is still OK-ish. But when in flight position, I really can't like it. Is it due to the original model shape ? Is it due to my recoloring? I'm still unsure but as there can be only one, I believe my choice is done and a fate is settled. What about you? Which version do you prefer? The 3rd option is still the original set, of course.
  5. This is just amazing. Wonderful job, highly detailed, historically accurate. Awesome. Thank you for sharing this great U-boot.
  6. Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr Behind the strange name of Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G (also shortened into "StuG III"), we can find one of the most successful German armored vehicle of WW2. Initially designed as mobile and armored artillery support for infantry, the StuG III quickly revealed itself as a very effective tank destroyer. In fact, it was so successful that it became the most produced German fully-tracked vehicle of WW2, and the 2nd most produced armored vehicle (just behind the Sdkfz 251 half track). Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr So, why manufacturing a tank destroyer when you already have the best tanks around (Panzer IV, Panther, Tiger)? The answer is quite simple: cost. The StuG III was cheaper and easier to produce than all other more modern German tanks. Still, it could carry the devastating 7.5cm anti-tank gun. Moreover, it offered easy maintenance when on the field. Thanks to that, more than 11,300 units were built (all versions included). This number is to be compared with the number of built Panthers (6,000), Tiger I (1,500), or even with the total number of armored vehicles built on the Panzer IV chassis (8,500). Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr The Stug III's low profile made it hard to spot and target, as the above picture can illustrate. Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr The side armored plates are named "Schürzen" and offer additional protection. The Ausf. G version is characterized by the wider superstructure, and the rotating cupola with periscopes. My model depicts an early-to-mid production model. late-production models have a sloped and rounded gun mantlet and a machine gun on top of the structure. Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr Another characteristic of the StuG III is its capacity to store and carry a lot of equipment behind the superstructure. This was often used to carry spare parts (tracks & wheels), food, water, gas, and ammunition (ok not when in the front line). Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G by Veynom, on Flickr For the build, my model is freely inspired by those from Brickmania (BKM), Custom-Bricks (CB), and other MOCs from the Internet. The minifig and crate stickers are from BKM. The tracks and tanks stickers are from CB. All of my olive green tiles were used for the camo. That was a challenge: it had to look realistic and yet, the model had to hold together. Enjoy!
  7. Veynom

    [MOC] The Battle of Hue

    Very nice diorama. Well done. Did you design the Huey yourself or is it based on the BKM version ?
  8. Awesome result, well done. I also like your cannons, these are well done.
  9. Veynom

    [MOC] TIE Phantom

    Very nice rendition of the TIE-Phantom. I like the way you connected the wings panels together ! Your cockpit it very nice and it is unfortunate that minifigs can't find inside. I had done the job myself for my DP20M and those SW helmets are really large. DP20M Medical Frigate by Veynom, on Flickr I've downloaded your instructions and I'm adding it to my todo. Thanks for this. I will provide additional feedback later!
  10. Veynom

    12v track in

    Personally, I attach the rail to a plate (just a regular 6x2 plate, not even the old modified 8x2 plate) and repeat the process but in the end, while everything looks as correctly connect, there is a deviation. When placing a curve, I see there is an angle of 349.28. I tried moving to 348 and now, I am playing with various angles until it fits.
  11. Veynom

    12v track in

    I run into the same problem and can't find a solution so far.
  12. Veynom

    [MOD] TIE-Vidiyo

    Thank you, all!
  13. Veynom

    [MOC] Steve Roger Rogers

    Some pretty ideas there. But for Hulk, on TBB, they suggested to use a B2 battle droid instead. :) But the million dollar's question is: Vision. As he is already a droid, how should we represent him?
  14. Veynom

    [MOD] TIE-Vidiyo

    Here is my infamous TIE-Vidiyo. TIE-Vidiyo by Veynom, on Flickr TIE-Vidiyo by Veynom, on Flickr Built for a contest on the French BrickPirate forum where we had to pick up a Lego set that does not fly, and make it fly, whatever the way. I selected one of the Vidiyo boxes, slapped some TIE-wings on, added a pilot seat, engineered a system to prevent the cockpit from rolling around, and decided to use the soft handle as engine exhaust. My TIE-Vidiyo was born. And some people said the Vidiyo sub-theme would never take off...
  15. Veynom

    Mandalorian - The Armorer

    Nice design.