Jerac

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  1. Jerac

    [MOC] ISD Chimaera

    Yeah this is simply beyond my capabilities. I don't even own a place big enough to store not to mean place big enough to disassemble it in a planned fashion. Eviscerator is fantastic and uses more modern pieces I would use nowadays anyway. Go for it!
  2. Jerac

    [MOC] Star Wars: The X-Wing Story

    Which color variant are you interested in? I can check for you. Please also tell me your region. As for those super expensive wheels, you can use a cheaper variant and it will work too.
  3. Jerac

    TIE Fighter & TIE Interceptor

    Thanks! No stands are included in brickvault instructions package; at the time we weren't doing them. As for ecmo47 stand you'd need to ask him. As for bundling the Defender as far as I understand there is some trouble with the sales platform. I'll ask.
  4. I can send you a parts list. Right away it can be done white or red, but if you can substitute few pieces like 1x3 panels and live with little gaps, other colors should be possible.
  5. Jerac

    TIE Fighter & TIE Interceptor

    The biggest dealbreaker for me would be making the struts so thick (3 plates now), buuuuuuuuuuuuut, I can now see the appeal of it. Maybe there is a way to make it viable in 2 plate-thick struts somehow. Even if there would be some gaps?
  6. Jerac

    Bricklink questions

    You need to actively put all super-expensive sellers on your dislike list so they don't get suggested. There are many sellers who have everything in stock but for absurd prices (like .50$ for a single 1x2 plate in common color) and their stores end up high on the list. Then another thing you can do is to go through the parts list and uncheck everything you already have in your collection, because the highest component of the price is actually the lot count. If you can trim just 50 positions from the 250 position list, you will greatly reduce amount of the shops required, and most likely the price will get lower by far more than 20%. Ultimately though, the more popular a MOC is the more expensive their parts will be, due to increased demand. I do all I can to limit expensive pieces, but some are unavoidable and mistakes happen (like picking a more expensive jumper variant).
  7. Jerac

    TIE Fighter & TIE Interceptor

    This is looking super good! Would you have anything against using it in an update for the design?
  8. Thanks guys! Yeah, fenders gave me most headaches here. There is so much happening there. It should have a bulge, should have a continuous line from bumper to front edge of the roof, should have a recess for "frunk", should be gently sloping inwards near the bumper, should have turning wheels - AND it should also have flared fenders, which ALSO need not to be exactly round. Yeah that was nice challenge.
  9. I rarely do vehicles in lego, but a Countach was on my list for long enough to eventually make it to the top. The version I picked was 1985 LP5000 Quattrovalvole, because I had a poster of this exact variant and to me, it is *the* Countach. The model features opening doors, front trunk (frunk?), engine cover and proper trunk: ...and an interior: The metal die-cast model I had had no carburator covers for some reason, and indeed it seems some cars are like that. Because this is an incredibly photogenic detail I opted to do it like this too: Steering uses so-called "vritual axle" mechanism, which was inspired from newest UCS Batmobile. The movement range is low, but it works. Steering is routed through the center tunnel and you insert a knob into the differential area to use it. You can store the knob in the trunk, making it one of few model LEGO cars having an actual tool in its trunk! Instructions are available at brickvault.toys - though, it is the MOC aspect I wish to share with you the most. Since I rarely build model cars, please tell me if you spot anything which can be fixed or made better. There is one particular area which gave me A LOT of headache... Thanks in advance!
  10. Jerac

    [MOC] ISD Chimaera

    Spain, but not sure which city right now.
  11. Jerac

    [WIP] [UCS] MC75 "Profundity"

    I absolutely love the hull shape. Especially the bottom curves, I imagine start trek enterprise-like passing shots will look marvelous. That said, I also liked offcolored details and hatches from this very first photo: If the hatches are too bright, maybe do them in DBG too? Anyway, if you could incorporate some of these details, it would be even better. Congrats on the build!
  12. Jerac

    [MOC] TIE cockpit ball

    I hope! Two years after mine it should be better, after all! :D Thats the best thing in lego. Few new pieces and entire new way of building stuff emerges. I do have problem with some of the gaps buuuut this is an interesting new direction which is worth exploring. Good job!
  13. Jerac

    [MOC] mid-scale Millennium Falcon (WIP)

    I'd consider removing few of the tiles on the 3x12 wings, especially nearing the center area, to break up the striped texture a little bit. It still looks fantastic anyway and this is a minor issue. Overall, this is the best looking MF I've seen so far.
  14. Jerac

    [MOC] BTL-S3-ish Y-Wing x 2

    I didn't scale to any "official data", as my experience tells me most of these values are outright wrong. For example: https://www.starwars.com/databank/a-wing-fighter A-Wing's listed length is 9.6 meters. Someone did research on this already. If we consider average pilot height to be 1.75meters, then the ship would be... just 4.5 meters long. It is very rough estimate, but even if we are really far off and have 50% error, this still gives us up to 6 meters in length. You can safely ignore all official data regarding Star Wars starship sizes. That said, I scale the ships to available pieces, most often cockpit canopies or other areas which would be hard to get right without specialized pieces (for example y-wing nacelle domes). If Y-Wing was scaled to the same scale as the X-Wing, it would be bigger than the UCS Y-wing, at least according to what I could see in the movies.
  15. Jerac

    Fraud MOC sellers.

    Is it just me or all these fraud sellers are also selling lighting kits? Maybe this is literally one person?