I borrowed an idea from JD Luse and Chas Irish and introduced it to TwinLUG. That's our LUG here in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
About this creation
That's the picture I sent out to the group. I found it on the internet. It was too close to the current meeting to do anything. I figured it was a good example to generate some chatter and see if people were interested. Some where and thought it was a good idea. Most of us aren't ship builders by nature and it would be a good way to practice. Yay to JD and Chas for introducing the concept to me.
Update: As Chas said he was the original inventor with Sterling Knight. Here's the group they started.
If you want to compare your building style with someone join this group!
Even though there wasn't much time I said I would try to make one in the two days before the meeting and so did Roy Cook. We both managed ships. Here's mine. I kind of swerved from the design and it came out different enough I thought. Roy's takes an even bigger swerve. I have no picture at this time.
Max Braun made one the following day. He posted it to his Flicker account. Worth a look.
I'm not to happy with the caboose. Might work on that before the next meeting.
I wanted to use that blue windshield and keep the color pretty monotone. I need to practice up on my snot work, but I do like the few studs that are left there on the hood. I thought it looked better than having a solid layer there. I'm curious to see what the other's who try this come up with. Nathan is already picking out the next assignment.
Looks great Garth! I love the interior and the color scheme really stays true to the picture. This is a great idea and I am looking forward to building one of these for (hopefully) the next TWIN-LUG meeting.
Yeah, they did come up with a great little idea didn't they? I only wish I had the time to play along. Nice one you got here Garth! For someone who doesn't really do many ships, you coulda fooled me! Oh, and I hope Dave and Stacy didn't get too frisky on their visit... I still get the shakes from time to time from our little Brickworld encounter (But it was TOTALLY worth it). ~ Chris.
Wow! Great job! I didn't know the idea would get this big when Sterling Knight and I created the idea. Would it be too much to ask you to advertise the group on this page. I really think the group needs more adults to do a comparison. So far you the first. The html is located under number 5 on this page: http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=3044&topicid=12722
First, great idea of challenge, I've seen the other entry and it's a nice one ! Your choice of ship wasn't the most easy one so I'm impressed by the quality of your MOC : it's different from the drawing, and more interesting in fact, yours have the "used sci-fi look" which was so exciting and cool in StarWars (in 1977).
The front part is awesome, you're right about the studs it's better like that, and the interior is nice too. Very very cool, great "training" for the MOColympic and congrats on a nice ship !