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Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Iceman792 on Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:15 am

Hi my name is Iceman792 and I have recently been accepted into the guild; this is my first post and I would love to share it with you. I first used this creation as introductory means in the new membersí area and collateral on my application and thought it would be advantageous to finally list it now that Iím legit. This gunship which I affectionately call Frostbite by the way was my first unified successful attempt at a major set customization and overhaul. I started my endeavors by first erasing any trace of green red and tan from the model and replaced them with comparable blue bricks that could be generated off LDD. The second area I turned my attention to was the creation of the bubble and wing turrets. Before I go any further about the creation let me provide a disclaimer for all you authenticity sticklers out there. Yes, there should not be pilots in the wing turrets I know and yes there should not be two pairs of doors on a gunship with bubble turrets (I will complain if Iím hassled about this). Unfortunately I regress tangentially, back to the turrets. They were created through a bricklink order of cockpit domes and cost me a substantial amount but I have not regretted their addition once. There design was a stab at a simplistic way to address geometry that simply did not line up. In the end the decision was made to use the clamp tension of the 2 sides to secure the laser projector rather than leaving an open seam throughout the turrets. Nextly I looked for a smart way to address a deploy net while still leaving the cabin as roomy as possible. I studied some specs. and was elated when I thought of simply attaching a Lego soccer net to the ceiling. To my surprise troopers even had a little bit of extra head room. I knew a gunship truly wasnít customized without a few little personal touches so I added a snowflake insignia on both wings to hint at the icy theme and added a pair of customized hull art with a famous Texas saying accompanying favorite StarWars beasts. The final shots I have included showcase the features I have discussed and shows how she handles a full accompaniment of clones. I have also proudly displayed her proudly beside fellow LAATs. The main ploy of this shot however is to make others with fewer gunships writhe with envy (WA Ha Ha)! Overall Iím pleased with the way my baby came out; Iíve always admired LAAT customizations and I think mine is at a level to represent the tradition proudly.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Darman on Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:18 am

Brilliant job on both of the nose decals, the coloring job is also stupendous. Great work Thumbs up
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by The Jinja Ninja on Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:18 pm

tl;dr

Gunship looks good, though, despite being more of a mod than a MOC.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Knight on Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:47 pm

The bubble turrets are great, and welcome to the guild.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Jttye on Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:22 pm

Could you tell me how to make the bubble turrets?
I am working on an EP2 gunship and that is the last thing i need.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Troopa Daisy on Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:33 pm

Like the bubble turrets, been trying to make something like that for a while. Welcome to the guild! Smile
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Dutch on Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:47 pm

I really like those bubble turrets And your gunship nose art is wonderful.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by DarthLeumas on Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:16 pm

That's awesome! Great job! You have a lot of Republic Attack Gunships!
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Darth Dan on Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:47 pm

Nice nose art and nice gunship. Are you maybe going to use it in your guild legion?
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Iceman792 on Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:03 pm

Yes its styling might be a future template to the look of my legion. It will be included in its armory.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by legorevolution on Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:21 pm

Nice job again with the ship Ice. I also like the netting you added to the interior top. That's a detail in the ships that most people miss.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Axel on Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:22 pm

The bubble turrets are very cool, and make it that much more accurate. However, I don't really like the trans-dark blue pieces you used; I imagine trans-light blue might look better.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by blackninjatom on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:08 am

Like I said on mocpages I love the nose art. I would like to see more done structurally (i.e. improve the wings and rocket tubes).
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Pandascide on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:22 am

Great gunship Ice, the turrets are excellent, nice collection of gunships too Wink
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Kir Kanos Kalinka on Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:05 am

Whew, that was a lot to read! I think the idea for the emblem on the wing was a good one, but are those your own decals? Also, your clones seem a bit squished. Razz
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by legorevolution on Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:08 pm

Forget to mention you might want to add paragraphs or at least split up long posts as seen above Ice. It makes it easier for us to read, and is just common courtesy. Wink I'm all for in-depth descriptions!
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Justin Pyne on Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:00 pm

As CK said, the custom gunship decals are spectacular, and you gave this gunship extreme detail. Also, putting a net in the troop bay was a great idea, thus I look forward to some of your later creations.

-SM Surprised
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by BrickChalkFilms on Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:18 pm

Wow dude...!! I really like how you put the little handles inside the Gunship like in the movies and I like how you added the little ball cockpit thing like in Episode 2 to the Blue one.
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Commando 45 on Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:07 pm

Nice job on the gunship. How did you get the six clones from the first lego starwars sets?
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Aerial Trooper Nitro on Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:16 pm

That is one good MOC, keep it up. You have and impressive colection of gunships, and how did you make the blue gunship, did you modify a regular gunship? By the way, can you please tell me how to make the side bubble turrets, they look awesome. Truly, you did make me seethe with envy, but me and my only LAAT (the new one) will be awesome too. I plan on probably painting some of the blocks green, or probably all red, such as the "Red Devils".
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Re: Customized Republic Gunship

Post by Gerrard on Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:50 pm

Love how you changed it to blue. Really nice work, you really captured the MOC and didn't fill it too much with blue. Welcome!
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