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I started this group up as there seems to be no (or at least no clearly sign-posted) group for space micros. Over the last few weeks I've seem some spectacular micro work, and hoped to get them collected here.
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| April 9, 2012, 8:53 am
Thanks for the invite, and great idea - it would be nice to see all the microscale stuff collected together, some amazing builds out there!
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| April 9, 2012, 9:15 am
Thanks for the invite, David. I have to admit, I have nothing to submit at this point, but you have given me some motivation. We'll see what I can come up with.
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| April 9, 2012, 9:38 am
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Quoting Tim C
Thanks for the invite, David. I have to admit, I have nothing to submit at this point, but you have given me some motivation. We'll see what I can come up with.

I reckon you'd make a pretty mean micro.
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| April 9, 2012, 12:06 pm
Oh yeah .. Thanks for inviting me .. This will fit my SC2 build perfectly ... All Micro scale ... Still huge :P

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| April 9, 2012, 12:07 pm
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Quoting LEGO Family
Oh yeah .. Thanks for inviting me .. This will fit my SC2 build perfectly ... All Micro scale ... Still huge :P

Hence the invite ;)
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| April 9, 2012, 12:08 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
Hence the invite ;)


Sweet .. Thanks :) .... Might do a WIP later tonight depending on a lot of things ..
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| April 9, 2012, 12:10 pm
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Quoting Jon B
Thanks for the invite, and great idea - it would be nice to see all the microscale stuff collected together, some amazing builds out there!

How would you feel about using HMS Relentless Fire as the image for the group?
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| April 9, 2012, 12:46 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
How would you feel about using HMS Relentless Fire as the image for the group?


I'd be honoured :)
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| April 9, 2012, 12:54 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
I reckon you'd make a pretty mean micro.


Seconded!

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| April 9, 2012, 12:58 pm
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Quoting Jon B

I'd be honoured :)


Excellent, if I give you some admin rights, you can add the file if you like, otherwise it will be a screen grab.

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| April 9, 2012, 12:59 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith

Excellent, if I give you some admin rights, you can add the file if you like, otherwise it will be a screen grab.


All done, cheers :)

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| April 9, 2012, 1:12 pm
Thank you for the invitation David. This is great inspiration to build on the micro scale. It will be an entirely new experience for me to build in this genre. Ahh bonus! I'm the 8th member and my favorite number is "8" Sweet!
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| April 9, 2012, 1:12 pm
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Quoting Jon B

All done, cheers :)


Looking good, and thanks for the photo-shop title addition.

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| April 9, 2012, 1:20 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith

Looking good, and thanks for the photo-shop title addition.


No probs, sorry the text blurred - it seems MOCpages 'processed' it :/

Thanks again for using my pic :)
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| April 9, 2012, 1:31 pm
...ooooops sorry, I've added some pics of regular scale.. sorry, but thank you so much for the invite !
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| April 9, 2012, 4:29 pm
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Quoting Romy British
...ooooops sorry, I've added some pics of regular scale.. sorry, but thank you so much for the invite !

No problem , just remove them and add some of your micros. They look interesting, but I'm trying to keep this purist micro or nano scale.
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| April 9, 2012, 4:49 pm
Thank you for the invitation. I'll post a couple of my older micro-scale ships for now and add a few new ones once they're posted. One thing you might want to consider though is renaming the group "Micro Space" because some builders might mistake it to mean builds in minifig scale instead. Just a thought.
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| April 10, 2012, 7:13 pm
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Quoting Mike Johnson
Thank you for the invitation. I'll post a couple of my older micro-scale ships for now and add a few new ones once they're posted. One thing you might want to consider though is renaming the group "Micro Space" because some builders might mistake it to mean builds in minifig scale instead. Just a thought.

You probably are right, I chose mini, to include micro and nano scales, but of course mini is even more confusing.
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| April 10, 2012, 7:16 pm
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Quoting Mike Johnson
Thank you for the invitation. I'll post a couple of my older micro-scale ships for now and add a few new ones once they're posted. One thing you might want to consider though is renaming the group "Micro Space" because some builders might mistake it to mean builds in minifig scale instead. Just a thought.

Also I forgot to say, great to have you on board, you have some great ships to share.
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| April 10, 2012, 7:20 pm
sweet group!
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| April 10, 2012, 11:34 pm
Alright. I've never done micro before. It's not that I thought there would be no challenge, but I always thought the big challenge was finding a spot to fit a fig. I am in the middle of a micro build right now. I am discovering that NOT fitting a fig is the challenge. David, you have me walking circles around my latest half-done build, scratching my head, and wondering how I'm ever going to get this to work.
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| April 13, 2012, 2:53 am
Hey anybody! I am in the middle of building a ship in what I have been calling microscale, until I saw the updated title of the group. Now I ask, what is the difference between micro and nano?
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| April 16, 2012, 9:58 pm
Quoting Jon B

Seconded!

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Jon. Okay, so I've been staring at Relentless Fire until my eyes hurt, (not literally), and I've been wondering. Although this is probably akin to asking the magician to reveal the illusion, where do you find the inspiration for your greebles? Are you trying to replicate something that you see in movies or comics or sci-fi paintings, or is this just all out of the mind of Jon B?
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| April 16, 2012, 10:07 pm
Quoting Tim C
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Jon. Okay, so I've been staring at Relentless Fire until my eyes hurt, (not literally), and I've been wondering. Although this is probably akin to asking the magician to reveal the illusion, where do you find the inspiration for your greebles? Are you trying to replicate something that you see in movies or comics or sci-fi paintings, or is this just all out of the mind of Jon B?


I think any inspiration comes from years of sci-fi movies, and 3 years staring at some of the wonderful creations on MOCpages and Flickr, I guess they all leave an impression. Have you seen this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredforsound23/6209344182

Now that's some greebling :)

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| April 17, 2012, 5:06 am
Quoting Tim C
Hey anybody! I am in the middle of building a ship in what I have been calling microscale, until I saw the updated title of the group. Now I ask, what is the difference between micro and nano?


Good question! Anyone?
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| April 17, 2012, 5:07 am
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Quoting Jon B

Good question! Anyone?

From my naive perspective, I think of it like this: if you use a cheese as a cockpit then its micro-scale, but if the cheese represents a bridge of a vast ship (for some reason I want to say the Cygnus from the Black Hole - not sure why) then we are probably talking nano-scale. I don't think its a big worry, and surely there are a lot of intermediary scales. I changed the title to allow any builds for obviously smaller than mini-fig scale to be included. BTW Tim really looking forward to seeing what you are cooking up.
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| April 17, 2012, 5:49 am
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Quoting Jon B

I think any inspiration comes from years of sci-fi movies, and 3 years staring at some of the wonderful creations on MOCpages and Flickr, I guess they all leave an impression. Have you seen this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredforsound23/6209344182

Now that's some greebling :)

And they thought to put a green stripe down the side - amazing!

I always have a place in my heart for Christopher J Foss when it comes to Sci-Fi art. Even before I saw Star wars, and I am old enough to have gone to the cinema to see it on release, the covers of EE DOc Smith's novels my Dad used to read embedded in me what spaceships should look like. Well worth a scan for inspiration http://www.chrisfossart.com/2011/07/ee-doc-smith/

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| April 17, 2012, 5:55 am
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Quoting Tim C
Alright. I've never done micro before. It's not that I thought there would be no challenge, but I always thought the big challenge was finding a spot to fit a fig. I am in the middle of a micro build right now. I am discovering that NOT fitting a fig is the challenge. David, you have me walking circles around my latest half-done build, scratching my head, and wondering how I'm ever going to get this to work.

Its all going to be worth it - I have no worries about you delivering an excellent ship! For what its worth I have three unfinished MOCs at the moment, none of them quite right, and the terrible dilemma of realising one of them will have to die, as I need the pieces to save the other two.

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| April 17, 2012, 6:00 am
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Quoting Parrington Levens
sweet group!

Glad to have you here. You have some excellent ships to contribute!
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| April 17, 2012, 6:01 am
Quoting David Alexander Smith
And they thought to put a green stripe down the side - amazing!

I always have a place in my heart for Christopher J Foss when it comes to Sci-Fi art. Even before I saw Star wars, and I am old enough to have gone to the cinema to see it on release, the covers of EE DOc Smith's novels my Dad used to read embedded in me what spaceships should look like. Well worth a scan for inspiration http://www.chrisfossart.com/2011/07/ee-doc-smith/


A New Hope was the first film I saw at the cinema, and always loved the original trilogy (tolerate the last 3!) - probably the first time those of us of a certain age saw greebles I guess.

Chris Foss has done some stunning work, I remember some of those books lying around too. I think I have a fair few in the attic somewhere!

Have you seen these books? I'm tempted to try and get hold of them, they look full of inspiration!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terran_Trade_Authority

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| April 17, 2012, 6:07 am
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Quoting Jon B

A New Hope was the first film I saw at the cinema, and always loved the original trilogy (tolerate the last 3!) - probably the first time those of us of a certain age saw greebles I guess.

Chris Foss has done some stunning work, I remember some of those books lying around too. I think I have a fair few in the attic somewhere!

Have you seen these books? I'm tempted to try and get hold of them, they look full of inspiration!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terran_Trade_Authority


No I haven't, but they look excellent - certainly tempting.

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| April 17, 2012, 6:12 am
for me the scale terms are interchangeable.

I tend to describe anything as micro (or mini) if it is in a scale too small to take a minifig. however if I then build something which "in real life" would be larger but is actually built with less bricks or smaller, that I would call nano.

There are official size guides out there, but I tend to be quite flexible in how I use all three terms.


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| April 17, 2012, 7:45 am
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Quoting andros tempest
for me the scale terms are interchangeable.

I tend to describe anything as micro (or mini) if it is in a scale too small to take a minifig. however if I then build something which "in real life" would be larger but is actually built with less bricks or smaller, that I would call nano.

There are official size guides out there, but I tend to be quite flexible in how I use all three terms.




Thanks Andros, that's really helpful.

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| April 17, 2012, 7:49 am
Quoting David Alexander Smith
From my naive perspective, I think of it like this: if you use a cheese as a cockpit then its micro-scale, but if the cheese represents a bridge of a vast ship (for some reason I want to say the Cygnus from the Black Hole - not sure why) then we are probably talking nano-scale. I don't think its a big worry, and surely there are a lot of intermediary scales. I changed the title to allow any builds for obviously smaller than mini-fig scale to be included. BTW Tim really looking forward to seeing what you are cooking up.

Thanks for the insight, sir. I think I get it. In that case, I may be building something in nano. It's still largely in its beginning stages. I'm trying for the largest ship that I've built yet, with maybe some potential for extra detail. However, I bet I'm looking forward to seeing what I'm cooking up too. This being my first build in a smaller scale than mini, I'm still figuring out what I'm doing.
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| April 17, 2012, 5:37 pm
Hello everyone. I finally posted my new micro-scale fighter so feel free to take a look and leave a comment or two. I have two more to post but I need to finish the write-ups first.
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| April 17, 2012, 7:21 pm
Quoting Jon B

A New Hope was the first film I saw at the cinema, and always loved the original trilogy (tolerate the last 3!) - probably the first time those of us of a certain age saw greebles I guess.

Chris Foss has done some stunning work, I remember some of those books lying around too. I think I have a fair few in the attic somewhere!

Have you seen these books? I'm tempted to try and get hold of them, they look full of inspiration!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terran_Trade_Authority

What do you mean, "tolerate the last 3!?" Those were great movies. I mean, sure, they might have been better if casting had found someone other than Hayden Christensen for the role of Anakin, or if Jar Jar had been cut out completely. And sure the plot could have used just a little more thought. And maybe the script was so poorly written that even Natalie Portman, who turned in so brilliant a performance when she brought Evey to the screen in V for Vendetta, couldn't save it. There may have been a slight time discrepancy between Episodes III and IV. And there was absolutely no chemistry whatsoever between Anakin and Padme. And I know that it was supposed to be Yoda who was the Jedi Master who trained Kenobi. Yes, every main character from the original trilogy, (and several not so main characters), made an appearance except Han Solo. I suppose it would have been nice if they had kept Darth Maul the villain through the entire trilogy instead of giving us Count Dooku, (really? Dooku?), portrayed by an actor too far past his prime to be taken seriously as a dangerous Sith Lord. And if Padme HAD to die, maybe they could have wracked their brains a pinch longer to come up with an ailment other than a broken heart. And if Episode IV says that Darth Vader helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi, he can be shown doing something other than slaughtering children, (oh, I'm sorry, younglings). And am I imagining it, or does Nute Gunray, (Gunray?), have a bad, almost insulting Asian accent? And then there's...

Wait a minute...

Yeah, you're right, Jon. All we can really do is tolerate those stinkers.
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| April 17, 2012, 10:08 pm
Quoting Tim C
What do you mean, "tolerate the last 3!?" Those were great movies. I mean, sure, they might have been better if casting had found someone other than Hayden Christensen for the role of Anakin, or if Jar Jar had been cut out completely. And sure the plot could have used just a little more thought. And maybe the script was so poorly written that even Natalie Portman, who turned in so brilliant a performance when she brought Evey to the screen in V for Vendetta, couldn't save it. There may have been a slight time discrepancy between Episodes III and IV. And there was absolutely no chemistry whatsoever between Anakin and Padme. And I know that it was supposed to be Yoda who was the Jedi Master who trained Kenobi. Yes, every main character from the original trilogy, (and several not so main characters), made an appearance except Han Solo. I suppose it would have been nice if they had kept Darth Maul the villain through the entire trilogy instead of giving us Count Dooku, (really? Dooku?), portrayed by an actor too far past his prime to be taken seriously as a dangerous Sith Lord. And if Padme HAD to die, maybe they could have wracked their brains a pinch longer to come up with an ailment other than a broken heart. And if Episode IV says that Darth Vader helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi, he can be shown doing something other than slaughtering children, (oh, I'm sorry, younglings). And am I imagining it, or does Nute Gunray, (Gunray?), have a bad, almost insulting Asian accent? And then there's...

Wait a minute...

Yeah, you're right, Jon. All we can really do is tolerate those stinkers.


Haha, I think you just about covered it ;p At least a few decent ships and minifigs were spawned I suppose...
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| April 18, 2012, 7:23 pm
Quoting Mike Johnson
Hello everyone. I finally posted my new micro-scale fighter so feel free to take a look and leave a comment or two. I have two more to post but I need to finish the write-ups first.


Welcome Mike, good to see you here :)

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| April 18, 2012, 7:24 pm
Quoting Jon B

Haha, I think you just about covered it ;p At least a few decent ships and minifigs were spawned I suppose...

You know, Jon, I can complain all I want about the movies. The special effects were mind-blowing. The ships have the most original designs of any sci-fi movie or TV show. And, if I'm on the couch here, I still watch them quite frequently.
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| April 18, 2012, 11:31 pm
Quoting Tim C
You know, Jon, I can complain all I want about the movies. The special effects were mind-blowing. The ships have the most original designs of any sci-fi movie or TV show. And, if I'm on the couch here, I still watch them quite frequently.


You're right, the ships and effects were certainly the highlight. My other half only caught the LEGO bug after I risked buying her a Venator, so I suppose I have to thank Mr L for that!

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| April 20, 2012, 5:14 pm
Quoting Jon B

You're right, the ships and effects were certainly the highlight. My other half only caught the LEGO bug after I risked buying her a Venator, so I suppose I have to thank Mr L for that!

Really? Paula has built one of my favorite MOCs on this site. It took you buying her a set to light the fire? Hmmm. My wife only marginally tolerates the bricks that are slowly taking over her house, maybe I should buy her a set. You have me rubbing my chin over here, sir
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| April 20, 2012, 8:20 pm
Quoting Tim C
Really? Paula has built one of my favorite MOCs on this site. It took you buying her a set to light the fire? Hmmm. My wife only marginally tolerates the bricks that are slowly taking over her house, maybe I should buy her a set. You have me rubbing my chin over here, sir


Paula disapproved somewhat to start with too, but I bought a job lot of CS sets from Ebay a couple of years ago, and roped her into helping me assemble them all to check they were complete as listed. The Venator just sealed the deal - it's her favourite Star Wars ship, so easy choice.

Give it a shot. At the end of the day, you have little to lose - if your wife doesn't like the set you buy her, you win anyway ;) But if the addiction takes, be careful. I seem to have created a monster. I'm photographing and 'shopping her latest tomorrow, she's just completed it this evening.. finally!
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| April 20, 2012, 8:35 pm
Quoting Jon B

Paula disapproved somewhat to start with too, but I bought a job lot of CS sets from Ebay a couple of years ago, and roped her into helping me assemble them all to check they were complete as listed. The Venator just sealed the deal - it's her favourite Star Wars ship, so easy choice.

Give it a shot. At the end of the day, you have little to lose - if your wife doesn't like the set you buy her, you win anyway ;) But if the addiction takes, be careful. I seem to have created a monster. I'm photographing and 'shopping her latest tomorrow, she's just completed it this evening.. finally!


If the addiction takes? I feel like a mad scientist;) Can't wait to see Paula's new MOC.
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| April 20, 2012, 9:53 pm
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Quoting Tim C
Really? Paula has built one of my favorite MOCs on this site. It took you buying her a set to light the fire? Hmmm. My wife only marginally tolerates the bricks that are slowly taking over her house, maybe I should buy her a set. You have me rubbing my chin over here, sir

I understand completely Tim, my wife would be best described as tolerating the bricks too. Maybe I should buy her a set for her birthday next week; hang on, I want to live a little longer.
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| April 21, 2012, 2:21 am
Quoting Tim C

If the addiction takes? I feel like a mad scientist;) Can't wait to see Paula's new MOC.


Well you need the skills of a scientist to get the balance right. Paula's attitude started with tolerance (and a little amusement), then mild curiosity, then obsession. I got the formula wrong, needed to halt the reaction somewhere between curiosity and obsession.

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| April 21, 2012, 9:46 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
I understand completely Tim, my wife would be best described as tolerating the bricks too. Maybe I should buy her a set for her birthday next week; hang on, I want to live a little longer.


It sounds like you'd better have a quality backup present ready if you try it :)

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| April 21, 2012, 9:48 pm
Quoting Jon B

Well you need the skills of a scientist to get the balance right. Paula's attitude started with tolerance (and a little amusement), then mild curiosity, then obsession. I got the formula wrong, needed to halt the reaction somewhere between curiosity and obsession.

Hahaha. That's awesome, Jon. I got the formula wrong, too. I started with some preliminary experimentation, and tried to administer some inoccuous conversation. That was met with uproarious laughter and incontrovertible denial of the possibility of success, which was my anticipated result but was completely contradictory to my desired outcome. Maybe I'll start with some ABS flowers;)
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| April 21, 2012, 11:29 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
I understand completely Tim, my wife would be best described as tolerating the bricks too. Maybe I should buy her a set for her birthday next week; hang on, I want to live a little longer.

Ah, yes. That is a conundrum. I would err on the side of living no matter what I was trying to accomplish. I think I need to lay a little more groundwork on my side. Good luck to you in your own ambitions.
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| April 21, 2012, 11:33 pm
Hey guys, thanks for the invite!
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| May 3, 2012, 9:39 am
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Quoting Cody G
Hey guys, thanks for the invite!

You're welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing some of your ships join our fleet.
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| May 3, 2012, 10:00 am
Hello all. So I feel pretty silly that I have been invited into a group and still have nothing to contribute. Just in case anyone was wondering, I am still hard at work at my first microscale ship. It has ended up being quite a bit larger and more challenging than I had originally anticipated. Bear with me, I will hopefully be posting it within the next few weeks.
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| May 4, 2012, 2:07 am
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Quoting Tim C
Hello all. So I feel pretty silly that I have been invited into a group and still have nothing to contribute. Just in case anyone was wondering, I am still hard at work at my first microscale ship. It has ended up being quite a bit larger and more challenging than I had originally anticipated. Bear with me, I will hopefully be posting it within the next few weeks.

It was worth the wait. I'm now working on my largest MOC yet, following the recovery of my old Lego. It is a large micro-scale classic space cruiser. Give me a few days and I look forward to posting it. Thanks Tim for inspiring me to go for it.
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| June 7, 2012, 11:12 am
Quoting David Alexander Smith
It was worth the wait. I'm now working on my largest MOC yet, following the recovery of my old Lego. It is a large micro-scale classic space cruiser. Give me a few days and I look forward to posting it. Thanks Tim for inspiring me to go for it.

I suppose turnabout is fair play there, David. You are inspired by a ship that I wouldn't have built if I hadn't been inspired by this group. I seriously had no interest in building micro before that. Now I even have a few more ideas for the micro scale that I'm eager to get going on. The only problem is that the Orion holds the majority of my collection and I am in no hurry to dismantle it, so I'm left trying to throw together some table scrap builds out of odd-colored bricks and technic pins. But I've always been impressed by what you've been able to turn out with your previously limited collection; I absolutely cannot wait to see what you do with all of those awesome pieces I saw in your posting. Best of luck and have fun.
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| June 7, 2012, 11:57 am
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Quoting Tim C
I suppose turnabout is fair play there, David. You are inspired by a ship that I wouldn't have built if I hadn't been inspired by this group. I seriously had no interest in building micro before that. Now I even have a few more ideas for the micro scale that I'm eager to get going on. The only problem is that the Orion holds the majority of my collection and I am in no hurry to dismantle it, so I'm left trying to throw together some table scrap builds out of odd-colored bricks and technic pins. But I've always been impressed by what you've been able to turn out with your previously limited collection; I absolutely cannot wait to see what you do with all of those awesome pieces I saw in your posting. Best of luck and have fun.

Well is done and posted. It lacks the polish of the Orion - I can see why you needed several weeks to get it finished. I'm so impatient, and am always thinking about the next MOC I'm going to build! BTW love your new page intro, I think I need to update mine now; no more claims about limited pieces!

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| June 9, 2012, 6:45 am
hahaha - i know what you're talking about David! everytime i built something; i can't wait to get it finished, although i like the WAY building more...

And all the ideas!!! what could i do with this or that part...
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| June 9, 2012, 7:04 am
Quoting David Alexander Smith
Well is done and posted. It lacks the polish of the Orion - I can see why you needed several weeks to get it finished. I'm so impatient, and am always thinking about the next MOC I'm going to build! BTW love your new page intro, I think I need to update mine now; no more claims about limited pieces!

That ship is great, David. You didn't mention the length in your description. About how long did you get it? Also, I think you misunderstood my comment about the old pieces. I loved the effect that it gave. It made your ship look like an old war dog that survived many a battle. As far as greebling is concerned, I think you're pretty much at the same level as me there. My greebling is largely giving my ships that textured look that I mentioned. I think it will take us quite a while to get to the level of the Jon B's and the Blake Foster's and the Thomas Haas's and the Mark Kelso's of this site. They are the best greeblers that I've seen to date.

I'm glad you like my intro. If you haven't already made this assumption, I'm very rarely serious, and this intro gave me an opportunity to show my joking side. I'm now wanting to replace the pic of the Orion on the top of my page with a "Current Fave" pic from another builder with a link to the MOC and the builder's page and a quick comment from me about the MOC. I'm waiting on permission from Jon to allow me to use "Relentless Fire" for the first "Current Fave" pic, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
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| June 10, 2012, 9:23 pm
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Quoting Tim C
That ship is great, David. You didn't mention the length in your description. About how long did you get it? Also, I think you misunderstood my comment about the old pieces. I loved the effect that it gave. It made your ship look like an old war dog that survived many a battle. As far as greebling is concerned, I think you're pretty much at the same level as me there. My greebling is largely giving my ships that textured look that I mentioned. I think it will take us quite a while to get to the level of the Jon B's and the Blake Foster's and the Thomas Haas's and the Mark Kelso's of this site. They are the best greeblers that I've seen to date.

I'm glad you like my intro. If you haven't already made this assumption, I'm very rarely serious, and this intro gave me an opportunity to show my joking side. I'm now wanting to replace the pic of the Orion on the top of my page with a "Current Fave" pic from another builder with a link to the MOC and the builder's page and a quick comment from me about the MOC. I'm waiting on permission from Jon to allow me to use "Relentless Fire" for the first "Current Fave" pic, so keep your eyes peeled for that.


It reached 62 studs in total. Not that massive, but the body was substantial and I think gave it a gravitas beyond its length; the Orion did something similar I think.

Don't worry I got it that you liked the scratches and marks, I was just comparing your comment to a less complimentary one.

My lego work is almost entirely for fun and often more about nostalgia and kitsch than coolness or accuracy. It makes me laugh when someone notes that the legs of my robot wouldn't work in terms of the laws of physics. You've probably noticed I don't make models of real or previously created things very often (Balrog and Star Wars trash compactor are the two occasions I can think of where I have actively tried to make a model of someone else's idea), it is all about the joy of inventing something totally of my own.

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| June 11, 2012, 6:20 am
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Quoting Mihe Stonee
hahaha - i know what you're talking about David! everytime i built something; i can't wait to get it finished, although i like the WAY building more...

And all the ideas!!! what could i do with this or that part...


That's the spirit!
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| June 11, 2012, 6:21 am
Thanks David for accepting me into this awesome group! I plan to make many micro space ships in the future.
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| July 24, 2012, 12:01 pm
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Quoting Garett Smith
Thanks David for accepting me into this awesome group! I plan to make many micro space ships in the future.

Looking forward to it :)
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| July 26, 2012, 6:56 am
Me tOo,just yesterday I took apart 4 of my biggest Star wars sets so I could afford enough pieces to make four micro fleets,one after the other.Not gonna be easy but not impossible either.Yet it's quite exciting!!!
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| July 26, 2012, 2:54 pm
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Quoting Redge ~
Me tOo,just yesterday I took apart 4 of my biggest Star wars sets so I could afford enough pieces to make four micro fleets,one after the other.Not gonna be easy but not impossible either.Yet it's quite exciting!!!

The more the merrier.
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| July 26, 2012, 6:39 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
The more the merrier.

Oh yes indeed.
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| July 26, 2012, 6:53 pm
Quoting Redge ~
Oh yes indeed.

I can't wait so see what you make.
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| July 26, 2012, 6:57 pm
Quoting Garett Smith
I can't wait so see what you make.

Well,I uploaded the 1st fleet.



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| July 29, 2012, 3:30 pm
The city is finally finished! Bear with me, work is going to get in the way of an immediate posting and it's probably going to take a couple days to get the main photo edited and posted.
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| July 31, 2012, 4:00 am
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Quoting Tim C
The city is finally finished! Bear with me, work is going to get in the way of an immediate posting and it's probably going to take a couple days to get the main photo edited and posted.

Great news, I'm on the edge of my seat.
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| July 31, 2012, 4:14 am
Quoting Redge ~
Well,I uploaded the 1st fleet.


Here's a link: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/334939

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| July 31, 2012, 8:33 am
Hey Tim it's finally done. The Vanguard Alliance is ready to take on the universe!
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| August 7, 2012, 7:30 pm
Quoting Garett Smith
Hey Tim it's finally done. The Vanguard Alliance is ready to take on the universe!

I saw it, Garett. It is a beautiful thing. Quite the step up from power tools;) Every ship is well crafted. Keep it up! I can't wait to see what you're cooking up next.
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| August 8, 2012, 1:15 am
Hi, I'm new here. Nice page.
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| November 16, 2012, 4:21 pm
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Quoting Brick Lord
Hi, I'm new here. Nice page.

Glad to have you on board, feel free to add to the fleet!
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| November 16, 2012, 4:23 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
Glad to have you on board, feel free to add to the fleet!


Why thank you. I'm not the most experienced builder so please be patient with me.
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| November 17, 2012, 4:40 pm
Oh boy! I just finished make'n me self a pretty narwhal early colonization transport vessel.
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| December 15, 2012, 1:36 pm
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