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So I recently finished my first LDD model for this site. It's the Rebel Blockade runner Tantive IV. There were some challenging parts such as getting the engines to align with the rest of the ship as well as the front section. I must give credit where it's due. I based some of the appearance on Dapper-D2 and Hollander's Tantive IV such as the side panels and engines. Overall you can see there are some major differences. I made sure to include all canons like the actual ship including the two duo canons near the front. What's neat about the top turret and radio dish is that they both rotate. I used the 2x2 spinning plate so that they both have rotation along the vertical axis. The bottom ones do not rotate sadly. Also, the turrets on the side of the body are on friction-less pegs which allow them to spin around as well. The outer appearance of the engines is very similar to the original by Hollander and Dapper, but the internal structure was a pain and it took me days to invent my own. You can see from the bottom that i also included the escape pods. Although there are 4 per side in the actual movie ship, I couldn't find a way to make that look nice. This is why I settled for 3 instead. So let me know what you all think! Any tips or suggestions are welcome as I am just starting out here.
This is a scene from A New Hope where Leia hands over the Death Star plans (on a five and a quarter inch floppy disc?) to Artoo aboard the Tantive IV that I've wanted to do for a while. I challenged myself to pull it off in an hour. The lighting was achieved by awkwardly holding a laser pointer in my mouth trying to hit the red 2x2 trans-red dish while I grabbed the shot! Comments greatly appreciated! Without "lighting"... ...and with. Ariel view