FBTBForums.net Forum Index FBTBForums.net

...has been nuked!

 
 ChatChat    FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

MINI Twilight and Porax-38 (Magna Guard) Starfighter

 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    FBTBForums.net Forum Index -> Star Wars MOCs
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Legostein
MINI Master


Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:35 pm    Post subject: MINI Twilight and Porax-38 (Magna Guard) Starfighter Reply with quote

Hello and a happy new year to everyone!

I want to start this year with two models which appeared in the last two issues of BrickJournal, but haven't been presented to this fine community yet. Smile

_________________


First, there's the Twilight, a Corellian Engineering G9 Rigger transport. You will know this ship from the Clone Wars movie. When the model was built, there was not much reference material available yet, as it was before the movie was launched, but I tried to include all functional details, like rotating guns, all engines and retracting gun emplacements.

The special "feature" of this model is that it consists of two sub models which slide into each other to give the complete model. It's one of the trickiest models I have ever built, and uses one SNOT brick after another. Smile

Click here or the image below for all pictures: MINI Twilight




PS: Yes, I love the cockpit slope. There is an alternative with 1x1 slopes, but I still like it that way. Razz

_________________


Second ship for today is the Porax-38 Starfighter, also known as "Magna Guard Starfighter". Its first appearance is in "Revenge of the Sith" but regarding the timeline it appears before in the "Clone Wars" movie. To build the rounded cockpit shape, two 1x1 slopes were used, attached to a headlight brick. The more tricky part, however, were the wings. I searched for a way to include those twin gun emplacements. But to attach binoculars you need a bar which has to be attached to the wings in a very flat way. Solution was the chainsaw, a very useful piece. Smile

Click here or the image below for all pictures: MINI Porax-38 Starfighter



_________________


That's it for today!

Thanks for stepping by and have a great start into the new year!

Yours Chris.
_________________
deckdesigns.de
Bricks, Building & Beyond
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Zombiesoup64
Undead!


Joined: 01 Oct 2005
Location: Wilsonville

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Twilight is good, but the Magna Guard Starfighter is excellent! Clever use of the saw blades, and I love that touch of purple. Great job!
_________________
dotbstudios

[quote="Rook"]Can they hire someone who can at least build a ship with a windshield. Idiots.
[/quote]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Battle Zombie Alita
Undead!


Joined: 06 May 2005

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed both. The P-38 is sexier, cause the Twilight's cockpit doesn't look like the slit that it is.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
knapplZ
Undead!


Joined: 22 Dec 2006
Location: Waiting for Rocko's next cool build

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just can't get over how ugly the Twilight is. You did a nice job, but my opinion will forever be clouded by how much I dislike that ship.


Now, the Magnaguard SF is really nice. I just built the system version yesterday and it's a nice looking ship. You've done another briliant job in capturing it in micro scale. I may have to build one of those...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Zom-9
Undead!


Joined: 17 Apr 2007
Location: somewere out there

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Magna Guard fighter a lot, the detail is great. Smile Good job Chris.
_________________

Brickshelf "You ponce in here expecting to be waited on hand and foot, well I'm trying to run a hotel here!"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
han_kelsen



Joined: 17 Feb 2006
Location: on my computer

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

knapplc wrote:
I just can't get over how ugly the Twilight is.


I totally agree. It's a great mini, but I hate the ship. Still, both are perfect.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
JayfoZombie
Destroyed!


Joined: 13 Aug 2005
Location: New York

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You sir, truly are a MINI Master, both of these are just perfect. Great job.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
blackninjatom



Joined: 29 Jul 2006
Location: In front of a computer in VA.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've worked on a p-38 the other day, and I can relate to the trickiness of the ship. Nice use of the chainsaw and binoculars. As for the twi-light, I think you did all you could with that ship.

Again I love the binoculars,
Thomas
_________________
Caution:"unsocialized" homeschooler Wink
mocpage
solomon's temple project
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Thunder-Zombie
Destroyed!


Joined: 15 Dec 2008
Location: A galaxy far, far away...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool!

You and banthabricks are the best Mini makers out there!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
CommanderJake



Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Location: England

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The construction of the Twilight would perpex M.C Escher. Well done. Very Happy
_________________
http://www.ogame.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Joedward
Hoover


Joined: 23 Jun 2005

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<3 Chris, just <3.

You did absolute wonders for the Twilight. I love that practically every version I've seen in such a scale is such a vast improvement over the 'real' thing.

The P-38, it's just beautiful. Seriously, the highlight of purple looks great. And the use of parts just has win all over the place; the chainsaw, the cheese, the binoculars. And the build of the wings is just very nice indeed.


Awesome stuff Chris
_________________
Jigame
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
roguebantha



Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Location: England

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another great two-some Chris. The Twilight seems to be universally hated but produces a great mini here Confused It has some really tricky angles well pulled off.
I would never have thought of that splash of purple on the P-38 but it really finishes it perfectly.
_________________
My Brickshelf
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
TK-425
Destroyed!


Joined: 08 Aug 2008
Location: TK forever! FBTB forever!

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great mini of the Twilight (love the engine!), but the P-38 is perfect! I love the binocs, and the 1x2 purple plates make the ship!
_________________
Am I the only one who sometimes comes here, logs in, and fools around?
Life finds a way. ~Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Legostein
MINI Master


Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello again,

and thank you very much for your interest and the nice comments! Smile

I agree with you all that the Twilight is not the prettiest ship in the Star Wars Universe, you're absolutely right with that. But nonetheless it was fun puzzling around with the odd shape. Wink

And as you all saw, the colour sheme of the P-38 is orientated more towards the Lego set, while the real model is more sand blue. But I had those 2 purple tiles left which came as extra in a Bricklink order, so... Razz

Thanks again!

Yours Chris.
_________________
deckdesigns.de
Bricks, Building & Beyond
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    FBTBForums.net Forum Index -> Star Wars MOCs All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group