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About rx79gez8gundam

  • Birthday 08/23/1978

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  1. rx79gez8gundam

    Star Destroyer - Set 75055 UCS Mod

    Thanks! My goal was to offer a highly detailed alternative to the UCS Destroyer, as it's just too big and too expensive for the average person! I can afford to buy it currently, but I simply have no room to display it if I did. This model is just under 2' long and takes up far less space, and being based off an existing set offers a good starting point for someone to mod. There are also few Imperial-II Star Destroyer models out there, both UCS to date have been of the Imperial-I class Devastator. I made sure to stay away from using exotic parts as well. I'm working on plans in Stud.io, will be offering them once complete.
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    Star Destroyer - Set 75055 UCS Mod

    As beautiful as it is, not everyone has either the funds nor the display space for the UCS Star Destroyer. To that end, I offer a highly detailed yet modestly sized alternative that is a modification of an existing set, 75055. This is a model of Vader's Imperial-I class Star Destroyer Devastator as seen in Rogue One and A New Hope, but can also be reconfigured using easily swapable modular parts into an Imperial-II class Star Destroyer as seen in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The original set has had the internal playset removed, a complete ventral hull added with main hangar, detailed engines, and two new command towers. The model has been slightly enlarged to 1/2700 scale and is 23.5" long. The command tower, main batteries, and dorsal axial cannons are modular to convert between versions. The Mk I also has removable waist mounted quad cannons and engine thrust vanes. Completing the model is a display stand and a microscale Tantive IV Corellian Corvette, that while slightly overscale still fits perfectly in the main hangar and can be attached there. I used photos of the original Devastator filming model from A New Hope and the larger Avenger filming model from The Empire Strikes Back as reference. More pics available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rx79gez8gundam/. Star Destroyer - 75055 Mod by Justin Davies, on Flickr Star Destroyer - 75055 Mod by Justin Davies, on Flickr Star Destroyer - 75055 Mod by Justin Davies, on Flickr Star Destroyer - 75055 Mod by Justin Davies, on Flickr Star Destroyer - 75055 Mod by Justin Davies, on Flickr Star Destroyer - 75055 Mod by Justin Davies, on Flickr Star Destroyer - 75055 Mod by Justin Davies, on Flickr LEGO Star Destroyer - 75055 Mod by Justin Davies, on Flickr
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    WWII German 88mm Flak 37

    Model features geared turret traverse and barrel elevation controls, gunner and fusing operator's seats, folding legs, removable front and rear axle assemblies, steerable front axle, and opening sight port on gun shield. More pics available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rx79gez8gundam/with/50514485912/. WWII German 88mm Flak 37 by Justin Davies, on Flickr WWII German 88mm Flak 37 by Justin Davies, on Flickr WWII German 88mm Flak 37 by Justin Davies, on Flickr WWII German 88mm Flak 37 by Justin Davies, on Flickr
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  5. rx79gez8gundam

    Incom-FreiTek T-70 X-Wing

    Because of the funky minifigure proportions, I "fudge" things as necessary. In this case I went with the most readily visible part of the figure in the model, which is the head.
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    Incom T-65B X-Wing

    Working on making one available.
  7. rx79gez8gundam

    Incom-FreiTek T-70 X-Wing

    Look at the studio model picture I posted above. The current LEGO minifigure/x-wing size relationship has been closer to 2/3 scale. My design is closer to a true 1:1. When building my T-65B (off which my T-70 model is based) I also used a 1:72 scale Revell X-Wing kit, as well as pictures of the various studio models and planform drawings.
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    Incom-FreiTek T-70 X-Wing

    Look at pictures of the studio models. If anything I'm undersized. Note the size of the pilot in relation to the size of the craft. I posted a T-65B X-Wing the other day, this model uses the same basic hull. The color on this one is white (muted it in the render).
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    Incom-FreiTek T-70 X-Wing

    Yes it is.
  10. rx79gez8gundam

    Incom-FreiTek T-70 X-Wing

    Adaptation of my Incom T-65B X-Wing model. Features the same geared S-Foil mechanism, working landing gear and opening canopy. LDD does not yet have parts from the Force Awakens sets, so I substituted an R2 astromech and Rebel pilot for now. Will post pics of real model once I've collected the parts.
  11. rx79gez8gundam

    Incom T-65B X-Wing

    Collecting the parts currently, almost have them all. Also working on a T-70 model, will post pics when it's finished.
  12. rx79gez8gundam

    Incom T-65B X-Wing

    Yes I have. There is no adequate transition for the studded end, and they would preclude the ability to feature functional landing gear.
  13. rx79gez8gundam

    Incom T-65B X-Wing

    Thanks! Seamless design is always a big goal of mine, as is as nearly studless as possible. Overall I strive for accuracy first, playability second, and size/number of elements a distant third. That's why so much of my work is huge! This is actually one of my smaller sets. That said, I think I actually nailed all three on this one. No worries, a better TIE is on the way!
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    Incom T-65B X-Wing

    I set out to create a more screen-accurate minifigure scaled X-Wing, and this is my result. The model is built to accept the canopy used in the new Poe's X-Wing Fighter set (75102), but it is not yet available to use in LDD so I created a stand-in for now. I am collecting the pieces to build the model, which is 1471 elements total. It features a geared S-Foil wing system controlled by the wheel on the back, opening canopy, and positionable landing gear with doors. Please visit my Mocpages to see more of my work. Comments/feedback appreciated!
  15. rx79gez8gundam

    Discussion Should LEGO make a Military Theme?

    You have had ample opportunity to bring new ideas and thoughts into the conversation, instead you have restated the same argument again and again. Your last few posts have added nothing to the conversation whatsoever.