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PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by blackninjatom on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:41 pm

While pondering what to make for the military podracer gbuild, I noticed the engines were similar to missiles. So for my militarized podracer, I based the engines off an ICBM. Here's another, clearer picture.
There are two methods of attack: first the pilot guides the pod to the target, discharges the ordnance in the nose, and turns back to refuel and rearm, second the pilot can go kamikaze and steer the pod into the target. Use with discretion

Building this was quite difficult because the entire thing is round. The diameter of the engines is 5 studs, so I couldn't use any prefabricated pieces. The nose/ordinance, the black ring behind it, the red and white stripes(along with the black tiled areas behind them), and the studded area all use different techniques. The especially hard part was they all had to have the same diameter of 5 studs.

In the second reference image you can see the gray spots are completely outlined in black. I really wanted to get that detail so I used 1x1 round plates, which allowed me to squeeze black bars between the rows of plates, and the rubber bands served the double purpose of holding the bars in while creating the perpendicular lines I wanted.
There are some additional images of the exhaust nozzle, and the pod itself.
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by 1 Million Watts of Power on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:53 pm

Well, there goes my chance. That is, if I ever get around to building one. Razz


Great work. Smile
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by Rijulskywalker on Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:24 pm

Nice one. There goes my chance when I become a GMem.
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by Rook on Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:28 pm

Kamikaze Pod Racer! Worst weapon ever! Wow this thing looks Nice details on the pods. Thumbs up

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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by LazerBlade on Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:38 pm

This is a military pod racer contest. So it needs weapons. Wink

Otherwise, this pod racer looks great! I am not real sure about the pod. :scratch:
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by PhiMa on Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:16 pm

LazerBlade wrote:This is a military pod racer contest. So it needs weapons. Wink

Otherwise, this pod racer looks great! I am not real sure about the pod. :scratch:

Did you read the description? The engines ARE the weapons. Razz

Nice work. If possible I'd love a break up of those engines, seeing as you mention them all being built differently. The techniques would be really helpful, I'm always trying to learn new stuff Smile
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by bl*c on Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:39 pm

Rook wrote:Kamikaze Pod Racer! Worst weapon ever (if you're the enemy)! Wow this thing looks Nice details on the pods. Thumbs up
I couldn't have said it better! Kamikaze Pod FT Guild Win!

The engines are soooo... *30 characters later*... ooo awesome! Wow this thing looks
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by eclipsegrafx on Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:50 pm

LB it IS the weapon. Read the description.

This is a great entry. Looks super hot!
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by Troopa Daisy on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:35 am

Wow awesome! It's a really pity the fuel connection thing wasn't made of LEGO. Wink Smile
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by Bishop on Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:45 am

Great Job! I can never build something that good. Laughing
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by LazerBlade on Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:37 am

My bad. I guess I did not read the discription. Razz

That is one great pod racer. I will be sure to stay behind yours at all times. Razz :d'oh:
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by Jedi Joe on Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:32 am

Dang. You got me beat. Shocked
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by blackninjatom on Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:23 pm

Glad you all like it.
Troopa Daisy wrote:It's a really pity the fuel connection thing wasn't made of LEGO.
Don't worry you aren't missing much. Wink Laughing

I wanted to get a picture of the inside, but I forgot to take one yesterday. I will eventually get some pictures of the guts.
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by Alpha Beta on Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:55 pm

Amazing. At first glance it looks as if the cockpit wouldn't match, but after a while it grows on you. Smile
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by droidbait on Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:02 pm

See, its things like this that start wars. Razz I am bowled over by this design Blackninjatom and I think yours is the best I've seen. Nice work!
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by blackninjatom on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:34 am

Alpha Beta wrote:Amazing. At first glance it looks as if the cockpit wouldn't match, but after a while it grows on you. Smile
Actually in keeping with the ICBM theme I based the pod design off of this. So it should fit exactly. Wink Laughing
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by stormtroopertj on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:56 am

I gotta say this to you, that's a really good podracer! Wink
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by legorevolution on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:15 am

Mmmm shmexy pods up front and nice stripe in the back.
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by KalSkirata on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:01 am

You based the pod design off a transporter? OMG

No, it really looks friggin' good, I would be happy if yu could make a view inside them to see how you made the connections.
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by blackninjatom on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:10 pm

Sorry, I almost forgot about that. I'll see if I can get some cutaway pictures up this week.
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by CowsRTasty on Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:22 pm

I would have never thought of using nuclear missiles as podracer engines... those would make crashes fierier than NASCAR... Run away!

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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by blackninjatom on Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:14 pm

Ok, I finally got around to getting a picture of the innards.
Here you go, and sorry it took so long.
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by KalSkirata on Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:15 pm

Wow, that's a really good idea. Myself, I would never figure out that tiles fit on the chain parts. :-(

Well, thanks for the image, and I really like the podracer.
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Re: PeaceKeeper Podracer

Post by bl*c on Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:47 pm

Very clever. I wouldn't have thought of that either! A toast!
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