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My 50th MINI Model!

Postby TsoAutTmo » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:03 pm

Bricks from Bricklink have finally arrived, and I have finished my 50th Star Wars MINI model! :mrgreen:

Here it is.

The Modified hybrid YT-1300f/YT-1300p light freighter Millenium Falcon

Completed: April 25 2007

Scale: 1:284

It was pretty tricky. The front two 'wings' needed thinking. I figured it out after finding the 2 x 1 with 2 holes, but for that to happen I needed four 1x1x2/3 light grey slopes. If I had those I would have had this model finished days ago. But it came today. And I'm happy.

When I was building this, I was trying to make it as accurate as possible. That's why I used the official part for the round bits on the sides. Some of you might not like that, but I was trying to make it accurate, and that size actually fit into my model. But while I was making it, I thought, But MINIs aren't only supposed to be accurate. UCS is for that. MINIs should be cute and chunky! So, this model, is a hybrid of both (or so I planned it to be).
So the overall shape might not be that accurate, well, at least not as accurate as the official 'printed' one. But, we all know, that the Falcon's design is complicated and "a piece of junk" as one farmboy puts it.

Also, the quad laser cannons were impossible for this scale. Sorry, that part's not accurate.

I hope you guys like it. :wink:

please comment!
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Postby wunztwice » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:01 pm

Brilliant! You've captured the feel and look of the Falcon quite well indeed!
The front fork is great, nice idea to angle it all. Overal very impressive.
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Postby Aragornn45 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:45 pm

Very nice. Why couldn't the Lego minis look this good?
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Postby leaf_of_lire » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:02 pm

Another good MINI-model :D . The idea of the things in front are neat. Iit is quite accurate also. Configulations on your 50th model :mrgreen: !
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Postby DARKspawn » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:14 pm

Excellent work as always, TsoAutTmo. My favourite aspect of this one is the forward section of the ship where the cheese slopes from the "straight" section & normal plates make the angles. Very nice :D
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Postby kelderic » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:48 am

Personally, I think the best aspects of it is the back. The tubing you used for the engines looks great!

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Postby Shadowviking » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:33 pm

Aragornn45 wrote:Very nice. Why couldn't the Lego minis look this good?

This is fantastic, the wedges are great, but this one goes there, that one goes there! :wink: Anyway, the detail is great, you've even got the exposed engine bits on the front, the heat vents on the back, and I think the printed piece is fine.
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