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Halo - Eye of Chaos Construction Journal: Entry 6
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Yeah, I figured I'd hear it from all of you about how long it's taken me to post another update...so I just decided to beat you all to the punch. Now, on to other matters...

Our thrilling saga of the epic struggle between man and brick continues with the addition of details to the Eye of Chaos in both the lower section, and the upper section.

The theme for this post might be something along the lines of "Best Laid Plans," or "Back to the Drawing Board." My last few months of construction have been spent mostly in re-designing and re-building sections that I THOUGHT would work just fine...only to find the shattered remains of my Lego dreams strewn across the blood-soaked Legotorium table...




A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I left off with the upper section completed, and the lower section off to a solid start. Here I've moved on with the lower section, addressing a portion of the ship with some difficult angles and detailing. In an effort to make the SHIP somewhat modular, this portion is designed to allow panels to attach and detach quickly. The arrows point to modified plate elements that hold the panel in place...




The panel, itself wasn't too complicated, and clips (indicated by the arrows) just attach to the plates mentioned above.




This section had to be re-designed several times, though. The panel locked in place just fine, but getting the proper angle and size of the panel was EXTREMELY difficult. The problem was in the upper and lower sections of the ship coming together. This panel has to meet with the upper wing elements precisely - get the wrong angle or the wrong width to the panel, and the whole SHIP fails to fit together properly. (And when your MOC is 7 feet long and close to a hundred pounds, it's not like you can easily test it out, know what I'm saying!)




And of course, there's always gravity to contend with. Gravity can be a great thing sometimes - like if you have to throw up, for example - but here it just meant that I had to figure out some way to keep the stupid panel from falling off!





Ha! Yeah, that's right. Take that, gravity. You got nothin.




After that mess, I moved on to tackling the wings. This was another change in plans, as I was originally hoping to finish out the bottom section before taking on the wing elements. but it seemed after the fiasco of trying to make that panelled section above fit properly, I'd need the wings in place to be able to make sound judgements for the rest of the MOC. So it was on to the wing sections. Here you can see the basic approach to construction.





There was to be several "segments," each attaching to the body of the ship with technic pins for easy attachment and removal. It was about this point where I was beginning to reconsider my flippant attitude with gravity.





"...Only I didn't say Fudge. I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!" Yep, gravity wins another round. After the third time (yes, shallow learning curve) it was time, once again, to go back to the drawing board.




Various solutions came to mind...this was my first one.





Fortunately a few others came to mind, as well. This actually did the trick quite nicely. Yeah, that's right, gravity. I told you! You got NOTHIN!!!





And with yet another adjustment, the wing elements are now moving along nicely.





Joking aside, I bring up all of these changes and adjustments for others building large MOCs. Such a scale is fraught with complexities that usually can't all be predicted. The trick is to work through them and keep plugging away.


And having said that, I'm off to the table now for another battle to the death with some plastic bricks and the law of gravity. Thanks for checking in, everyone...let's all hope it's not another 180 years before the next progress entry!

Cheers!



Comments

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  August 24, 2014
Nice model! Love the way the details are made there! I enjoy building Halo too! Would be nice if you've check out my Mocs! Anyway I have loved yours since long time I didn't even had an account ;D
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  August 28, 2012
LOL!!!! the things said in this moc made me laugh xD this dudes funny alright x3... im surprised mocpages allows him to say some of the things inbetween pics and introductions that it does... O-o... Lol Is he an admin of mocpages? anyways Excellent job so far. if i were you ied be to lazy to repair it after it broke xD
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  July 22, 2012
Hahah I got quite a few laughs out of this, thanks.
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  June 28, 2012
And THAT IS A GOOD NEW !!!!! 11 month ??? Time goes to fast... gosh !!..
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  June 28, 2012
Quoting christophe corthay Of course it is "eye of chaos" and not hammer..... Made a mistake but i'm still impatient to see the suite..... Please please please.....when will be the next post ????? I say that just because my two "no mercy" cant wait ..... To kick the a.. Of your ship !!!!! And you can come with the G.A.I.A army I'LL BE THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE !!!!! MOHAHAHAHAHAAAAA !!!!!.....hum...sorry....i go out....
LOL...yeah, we'll see. Meanwhile, ironically enough, I just started working once again on this project. It's been 11 months since I last did any building on this, and I had to not only dust it, but shake the rust off of my building skills. But, I spent a couple hours on it this morning, and will hopefully be returning to it regularly for a while now.
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  June 28, 2012
Of course it is "eye of chaos" and not hammer..... Made a mistake but i'm still impatient to see the suite..... Please please please.....when will be the next post ????? I say that just because my two "no mercy" cant wait ..... To kick the a.. Of your ship !!!!! And you can come with the G.A.I.A army I'LL BE THE MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE !!!!! MOHAHAHAHAHAAAAA !!!!!.....hum...sorry....i go out....
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  June 12, 2012
To find good pic of the beatiful Spirit of fire you could play the game ,pause it then snap a pic or go on halo nation or halopedian.Another way is watch some videos on halo waypoint,YouTube,ETC....Also I could draw some pic and send Em' to you (doubtfully going to happen)I know th Spirit O' Fire inside and out the MAC was built EXTREMLY well.Alo I've got a question,How are you going to get the ROUND and OPEN PART???!!!!!stay a step ahead and go back that's what I suggest-then agian I am twelve and you're like 24 Right?Do even like the halo franchise?Anyway really cool and accurate. I give it 100000/5.Keep up your OUTSTANDING AWESOME RIGHTOUS work man!!!!!
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  June 5, 2012
Awesome. Whens the next update?
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  May 26, 2012
AMAZING! The picture of you with the sledgehammer cracked me up big time!! This is fantastic!
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  May 19, 2012
Massive undertaking Mr Kelso...I hope all goes well!
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  April 11, 2012
Love it ! =] Can't wait for this ship to be completed. Are you trying to make it in time for BrickWorld? Oh and by the way, if you can, check out my latest MOC? =] 5/5, love it
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  April 9, 2012
Uups... Sorry for that stupid question on your "Entry 5" i did...maybe i was in a drunken feeling ;-) But now on the right Entry - how long we have to wait for the next Entry or better for the finished ship? I'm really agog to see this big Lady finished! it's beuatiful and stunning so far!
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  April 1, 2012
amazing amazing amazing
Mark Kelso
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Chris Melby
  March 29, 2012
Man this thing is awesome, but I will say one thing, the round racers element would look better if it were custom manufactured. A build of this magnitude needs all the stops pulled. Just a suggestion to take it to the next level. Chris
Mark Kelso
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Armageddon XD
  March 28, 2012
you are EPIC, you use a hammer with making lego stuff :), and the bulds you do are awesome...
  March 15, 2012
Love the build absolutely brilliant Really would love to make a model of the original for my own personnel use in a homeworld 2 mod called halo:homefront (I am not part of the team I just make small changes to it for my own personal use) but I guess I will be unable to do that. However I do wonder why they don't want people to see it. Still it is a beautiful ship and I can't wait to see the completed versions of it
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  March 14, 2012
Looking great, Kelso. Always loved the detail and sheer size of the ships and scenes you make.
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  March 13, 2012
awesome!!!! your creations rock this world!! seriuosly also it would be an honor if u could check these out i mean an honor! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/304503 http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/313372
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  March 10, 2012
Saw this in person today at Brickworld Indy, looks even more impressive close up. Rather curious as to how you moved it out of your basement without breaking anything though (or if something was broken it was easy enough to fix quickly)
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  February 21, 2012
It's about time I checked out this Eye of Chaos thing! First off, hilarious intro and impressive photo editing. However, the MOC itself is (obviously) by far the best part of this post. I'm no Halo fan, but the skill, bricks, and time required for this is awe inspiring, and the details and shaping's superb. Great work, I can't wait to see this finished!
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  January 29, 2012
This is shaping up to be your best creation yet Mark! That wing solution looks like it was an excellent idea. The fudge thing brought to mind A Christmas Story...
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  January 4, 2012
Really looking forward to seeing this one completed (although enjoying reading about the building adventure also!). A certain masterpiece in the making methinks...
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  January 3, 2012
This is really starting to come together, Mark! As usual, your SHIPS are top notch! Looking forward to seeing it finished... providing you don't bust it open like a pinata with that sledge hammer.
  December 31, 2011
Dear Lord. Thats a lot of plastic. Think about how many pieces are in there! My MOCs probably have no more than 200-550 pieces. You must be hitting the billions!
  December 31, 2011
Only 102 years to go! Other than that, its quite nice.It looks great.
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  December 28, 2011
It's comin' along quite nicely!
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  December 24, 2011
That pic with the hammer gets me every time. The expression is perfect. That's how I feel sometimes. Awesome SHIP, wish I had enough parts and skill to do that.
Mark Kelso
Chris Melby
  December 22, 2011
Hats off to a master builder! Fantastic MOC's. Thanks for the page view! I will keep posting as I wade through your incredible builds. Chris
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  December 18, 2011
That's just incredible, but especially funny, humor counters the frustration that comes with such large project. Keep it up
Mark Kelso
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Spaztastic the Diabolical
  December 13, 2011
I think you're done right there.
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  November 30, 2011
It seems too awesome to be real... I think it might be an idea for a collaborative project for you, Brian K, Legoholic, and possibly a few other builders who are amazing at Halo builds to team up and make some sort of Halo scene... That is if you're not completely sick to the stomach of Halo after finishing this ;)
  November 10, 2011
Hope u don't mind, I know it isn't a race but I guess I finished mine first- http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/295/c/5/spirit_of_fire__forge_world_by_d4rkst0rm99-d4dkmp7.jpg At least u can stand on this one as long as u have Halo Reach and an Xbox 360 :D Please don't attempt that on yours lol.
Mark Kelso
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White Knight
  November 2, 2011
Phenomenal !>.....I expect you`re all to used to getting exclamational comments...but really its not every day you see someone with so much lego !>.....and all grey lego too ! the real sort after stuff !>....I am not worthy. I am a humble collector of lego knights and the maker of a multi colour castle. Anyway....well done to you....
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  October 29, 2011
Dang, dude. Looking great so far! And cool moc. Wait, what?
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  October 18, 2011
I have never seen something so big and beautiful before in my whole life!
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  October 4, 2011
Dude, this thing... this Ship that you created is just Plain awesome. I am a huge fan Of Halo and can say this thing is so Dang Detailed! I love this creation and hope you make more. Keep up the good work!
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  September 29, 2011
This is amazing! can i ask you, how long did it take you to build this?
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  September 26, 2011
this is my 3rd attempt at a comment, what can I say it's " speechless " sorry but I am lost for words. maybe I should contact the news room, they could do me a script yeh thats it.
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  September 25, 2011
Really can't wait to see this done. Great work as usual. I also have Lego room envy!!!!! I showed my wife and said thats what I want for xmas. LOL!!
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  September 24, 2011
Can't wait so see this bad boy done.
Mark Kelso
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Mitchell Andre
  September 3, 2011
Wow, you've got talent...and a lot of pieces... Great Work!
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  September 3, 2011
This is the MOST AMAZING CREATION I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!!!! keep up the good work i hope to see your creations more often, ~Telamon
  September 2, 2011
Hi mark! How are your doing? How about having a ride on her, one day? =) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/284671
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  September 2, 2011
Flip, how did you make it? An awesome MOC!!
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  September 1, 2011
Not bad, would you mind commenting on this please?... http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/285589
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  September 1, 2011
Aw Fudge. I hate it when Gravity takes it's toll. That's alot of Dark Grey 2X2 Tiles..... I have 17.It's amazong to see the progress of this and the invisible hand. I can't decide which one is more amazing, and this one isn't even done!
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  September 1, 2011
When I first saw that I was like 'That is not LEGO.' It's just too good. It looks like a Model that you make with glue and little parts (The type you paint.) Only a lot better. That's amazing.
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  August 31, 2011
Wow. You know what? I think you should name your next entry "The Mighty Muscles of Mark Kelso Manage the Madness". Hehe. Great job on what you've got. There's some really cool looking parts already.
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  August 31, 2011
Your work looks fantastic! It inspires me to try something gigantic in the future.
  August 30, 2011
I love it. No other words needed!
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  August 30, 2011
Who cares how long it takes for a update..... Your work is as always... magnificent, mind blowing, impressive and on and on and on..... You bring me to one idea, perhaps i should my sledgehammer more..... it's together in my Lego toolbox . It contains : screwdrivers, Stanly- knife, pair of pliers, scissors and a sledgehammer. Either Way it's brilliant what you are doing.....
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  August 30, 2011
Dang Kelso, you're ripped. Holding that hammer had me trembling in fear.
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  August 29, 2011
Very nice ship indeed and a very fine intro.^^
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  August 29, 2011
one of the best models ever!!
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  August 28, 2011
Yep the sledgehammer, one of the many tools in the MOCcers arsenal. LOL! Great update - lookin good!!
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  August 28, 2011
SWEET awww fudge lol mind looking at this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/284731
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  August 28, 2011
Another thrilling installment mate. Thanks for taking the time to try and beat gravity for the rest of us plebs. Your attention to details is very helpful. Great lead in story too, very amusing, guess we can all hop into the cryo till your next post now....
Mark Kelso
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Jarod Waltz
  August 27, 2011
So... Mr. Kelso, how many times did you have to be talked down from burning it, smashing it, shooting it, and blowing it up with Chris Phipson tied to it?
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  August 27, 2011
Man, I bet the covenant grunts will be hiding in their shells if they saw THAT thing. tis friggin huge! If only the UNSC actually had it *sob*
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  August 27, 2011
Whoa, whoa, WHOA! NO! Mark...Mark, look at me. Listen; put the sledge hammer down... That's it, nice and easy... Now just back away... back... back.. Yeah, that's good. Now have a seat, take a breather. Breathe.. that's it, just breathe. We'll get through this, okay. Just...we'll get thr... no, Mark, NO! - put it down! Mark! Look at me... (x3)
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  August 26, 2011
How many times during building this awesome ship you wished IT fell on Newton's head instead of apple? It looks really awesome! Is it possible you used ultra-super-ultimate-awesome rae Light Bluish Gray 2x2 Barrels? How many? My current WIP is the most accurate minifig scale X-wing (it won't be finished in next few months), and I need four of them. Would you be interested to sell any?
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  August 26, 2011
i would love to make a minifig accessable ship this size.
Mark Kelso
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Mark E
  August 25, 2011
Nice ship you thar!!!
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  August 25, 2011
She's really starting to take form. Not to belittle the wealth of details you've designed, but I'm absolutely loving the VERY humble dashes of sand green you've put in place.
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  August 25, 2011
Just wondering, are you going to put those deck guns on it like the ones on the spirit of fire?
  August 24, 2011
Sean blammed me of spamming so I don't get likes on my MOCs. I have tried telling Sean I did not do it but he will not answer my emails. I'm really sad because I just started getting more popular and now I can't get likes. I want to tell Sean how I did not do it and I have evidence that will make him realize I didn't. Can you help me? ,Shadow
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  August 24, 2011
NOOOOO!!!!! lol, tis cool, must be honored that they approached you after seeing your work and for them to trust you with their materials, perhaps one day they will reveal them in a future Halo Art book/Tech journal. Also great to know that this will be as close to the original as possible instead of just guess work and estimates. cant wait to see it finished:D
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  August 24, 2011
That is looking gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to finally conquer the laws of gravity. If you were smart like Bugs Bunny, you woulda just avoided studying law. :P
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  August 24, 2011
Quoting Paul Martin SERIOUSLY!? you have the original CGI rendering of the Spirit of Fire?..... don't suppose you'd be open to please sharing such rare materials please, kind sir, please? :) For person uses of course
I'd love to (cause they are insanely cool!), HOWEVER...I had to sign a written agreement not to share the images with anyone. They're under strict copyright laws and apparently heavily enforced.
  August 24, 2011
SERIOUSLY!? you have the original CGI rendering of the Spirit of Fire?..... don't suppose you'd be open to please sharing such rare materials please, kind sir, please? :) For person uses of course
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  August 23, 2011
OMG. That's the most AWSOME moc ever
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  August 23, 2011
Wow, you've got quite a biceps for a nerd. :P
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  August 23, 2011
kelso! hey, recently i got inspiration from you to build large scale mocs and heres what i built! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/284218 hope you liked it =D
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  August 23, 2011
Wow... it has been a long time. But I'm glad to see another update. Dang, this thing is coming along nicely!
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  August 23, 2011
Always on the top.
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  August 23, 2011
oh mark, i loved the news report!!! it looks great! the ship is coming along nicely too! i know a bit about long projects! lol! it s impressive as ever!!!! good luck mark!!!
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  August 23, 2011
Dear Sir please take all the time in the world that you need. Because once this project is completed it will be EPIC! Your work really amazes me and I enjoy all of it.
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  August 23, 2011
Very nice progress Kelso!!!! Keep up the good work! can't wait until its finished!!! I still should've thought you should make it a hanging model ;) Nice work!
  August 23, 2011
I've just seen the flikr pictures and can see the arches, should have been more obvious to me. The barrel was the mystery item but a good part use. Nice feature overall. Again, DBG looks brilliant in large scale. I don't think this would half as good in LBG. Some of the pictures have a matte look about them, for instance the top picture in this link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22824835@N05/6064503545/sizes/l/in/photostream/ As much as I like shiny bricks, matte is a good look. So, er.... next update by a week Monday? :D
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  August 23, 2011
Quoting J H On the side of the wing, what are the circular LBG parts you are using and what DBG parts are they built over? Any chance of a sneek inside that box?
If I can remember, I'll post some close-ups of that section next time. Meanwhile, (assuming I've got the right section that you're refering to here...) I used an upside down barrel for the main circular element, and filled the central part of it with a tile, 2 x 2 round. Then I used 1 x 6 x 2 arches (with a 1 x 1 plate added between them) to surround the barrel.
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  August 23, 2011
Excellent update Mark. An MOC within an MOC. I always welcome the technical details on how you're building this ship and how you're overcoming gravity. My current method of defying gravity on my own large scale MOC is friction. :) So far it's working! But having sat and thought about it, I would have done it differently (an obvious technic brick solution) for ultimate peace of mind. At the time I was just in a rush to build and was constructing the ship upside down, so didn't consider it until later. On the side of the wing, what are the circular LBG parts you are using and what DBG parts are they built over? Any chance of a sneek inside that box? DBG is a fine looking colour for this build.
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  August 23, 2011
Looking good sir! I finished my first SHIP a few months ago (yeah still have to post pics) and while it's only 154 studs long it was fraught with challenges and hiccups, I can only imagine what your dealing with at this massive scale! I hope one day I get to see this behemoth at a con!
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  August 23, 2011
Mark, maybe it wouldn't take so long to post updates if you were such a perfectionist on your news reports. Fantastic presentation on the news segment. And thank you for posting the "tutorials" on master building.
Mark Kelso
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Jarod Waltz
  August 22, 2011
I just thought you went on my page my mistake, thinking I was the infamouse Chris Phipson, freaked out over , over my MOC's and then ran away from your computer for good. -Jarod Waltz, the new Chris phipson
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  August 22, 2011
I'd probably have to tell my grandsons' grandsons about your next update if it comes in another 180 years...I thought fights against gravity were supposedly short and painless. :P Looks like progress is coming along nicely, and I loved the little comic you had in the beginning to put us all at ease. Channel 69? Phippie in a straight jacket? Too funny. Great work!
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  August 22, 2011
Nice going with the newsreport, very ironic. XD Continue the awesome job - sorry for the such inspired comment, but honestly, what can be said of such MOC?
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  August 22, 2011
Great job!(actually a lot more than a great job) I like how there's a special news report in the beginning. It's beautiful. :O
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  August 22, 2011
Master Kelso, I'd love to meet you one day! I have tons of questions about your technics! Why don't you write a book ?
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  August 22, 2011
Really funny and absolutely awesome!!!
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  August 22, 2011
Who is this Mark kelso guy that I've only heard of in rumors and tall-tales and why is everyone so interested in the Mocs that he only posts every 180 years? Oh, wait, now that the pics are working, I can see why! You, sir, have WAY more patience than I! Like, Shannon, I'm lucky to spend 2 weeks on something! Looks great, so far, and the comic is priceless!
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  August 22, 2011
i love the introduction, hade me laughing; funny stuff. I tried to construct a spirit of fire once but i ended up annoyed and throwing it across the room to where it would meet its fate.
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  August 22, 2011
Nice!
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  August 22, 2011
Oh man, the news bit had me in stiches. Kitty Fellgood for station 69 eh? CP in the padded room was priceless. As to the WIP, brilliant! Look forward to the completed package!
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  August 22, 2011
i like the way you did introduce this part 6 of your W.I.P. this thing is getting huge and looks so cool and like the real thing, greatly done, i specialy liked your first though after "fudge" and one last thing, DING DING, in the right corner with an wieght at.....20 kilos we have MMMAAAAARRK KEEELSOOOOO, and in the left corner, with a wieght at.....well all the wieght there is in the world.....GRAAAAVIIITYYYYY
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  August 22, 2011
Nice to see another update, great job so far, the blend of comic relief and building is seamless. Great work and look forward to it being finished!
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  August 22, 2011
Great way of posting your update. The SHIP looks amazing so far and can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing your fight with gravity, know what you are talking about. Had some similar experiences...
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  August 22, 2011
Quoting Ben Cossy HAHA I feel for you mate, I'm working on a battle of Kashyyyk Diorama that is 3 dining tables long, gravity isn't too much of a problem for me in this build, but the whole not posting anything is :/ Anyway, so far this looks amazing! Can't wait to see it finished!
Dude - can't wait to see THAT!!! Here's to large-scale work, and being tenacious!
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  August 22, 2011
Quoting Paul Martin Great to have you back buddy, made some progress I see, I noticed the addition of the drop ships under the wing, hard to say if they're the right size given the awkward angle in the FMV but it still looks cool anywayz. Also if u need more reference material I've recently updated the gallery on the Halo Nation wiki- http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/UNSC_Spirit_of_Fire#Gallery hope it helps :)
Thanks so much for the link...Actually one of the artists who created the Spirit of Fire contacted me with his original digital renderings. I've got every angle in high res detail now. MMMMMWWWHAA-HA-HA-HA!!!
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  August 22, 2011
Dude, there's some serious engineering and patience going into this I can only wonder at. I lose interest in a tiny robot moc if it takes me longer than 2 weeks to finish! Keep sweating mate! (and feel free to like, um, take off your shirt when you take the next pics...)
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  August 22, 2011
HAHA I feel for you mate, I'm working on a battle of Kashyyyk Diorama that is 3 dining tables long, gravity isn't too much of a problem for me in this build, but the whole not posting anything is :/ Anyway, so far this looks amazing! Can't wait to see it finished!
  August 22, 2011
Great to have you back buddy, made some progress I see, I noticed the addition of the drop ships under the wing, hard to say if they're the right size given the awkward angle in the FMV but it still looks cool anywayz. Also if u need more reference material I've recently updated the gallery on the Halo Nation wiki- http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/UNSC_Spirit_of_Fire#Gallery hope it helps :)
Mark Kelso
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Mandalore The Ultimate
  August 21, 2011
And just how is it that you accomplish such engineering marvels?
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  August 21, 2011
Good thing that news report was there, panic on the 'pages surely would have ensued this post. Gravity is indeed a brutal adversary to MOCists, I know from mech building. If you like Halo though, and you need to blow off some steam, playing firefight while listening to some AC/DC might help you keep that sledge hammer in the tool shed. Keep on chuggin, Kelso!
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  August 21, 2011
amazing! love the start!
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  August 21, 2011
I don't know...if this going to take much longer you may need to start passing out some Ritalin. Oooh look, a quarter! =) Seriously, it's looking fantastic and I admire your perseverance.~H
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  August 21, 2011
Good progress so far. I'm excited to see the final version, however long it may take. >Eric
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  August 21, 2011
So the real Chris Phipson finally stood up!
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  August 21, 2011
The gravity is the sister of Murphy's law..... I know it by heart !!!
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  August 21, 2011
Yes! He's posting! The first part was hilarious, and I look forward to seeing this monolithic work complete.
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  August 21, 2011
That's it, smash that thing with the sledgy! Hahaha, Glorious rendering as usual, and mad Phippy's a classic... I can't believe you build these hanging like that, like your own space dock in there!
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  August 21, 2011
Super funny beginning. I thought the straight jacket was hilarious, but more seriously the ship is coming along great.
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  August 21, 2011
It seems to be the inherent liability associated with every decent looking MOC; absolute fragility. I must say, as an engineer, I like your 'Solution'! Great post, looks like it's coming along nicely. Had me laughing the whole time! Looking forward to the finish! -Ultra
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  August 21, 2011
Indeed, in this situation gravity might be a big drawback. But you'll find a way eventually. So, good luck on this and I hope you'll find a good way to defy grafity.
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  August 21, 2011
I've been holding my breath for this one, it's nice to breath again. Great job, as always your technique continues to astound and amaze me. If you'll excuse the childish neediness, I'd very much appreciate if you could supply me with some critique of my MOCs. Now to hold my breath for your next update.
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  August 21, 2011
Great news! I'm always impressed about your way to work! Your supsension system for your spaceships is really great. Thanks for all the explainations and happy to see this chaos of brick is still defying gravity. The veissel is really coming along great and impressive... It shall be next to your Rusy Ferret soon, now! Great shot, with your hammer! I laughed a lot!
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  August 21, 2011
Coming along nicely... I guess... cool job Mr. Kelso!
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  August 21, 2011
Lovely - I especially love the black on black photos that force me to use my imagination ;-) Lee.
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  August 21, 2011
It's comming up nicely, I just hope to live for the next update!
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  August 21, 2011
And another one bites the dust, dirt, carpet, and whatever is on the ground I don't know of. I love the creativity on finding a way to get such a part/ section to stay on. BTW, I've been wondering, is your sigfig's head somewhat inspired by a ZAKU or something else?
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  August 21, 2011
Great job on the news cast in the beginning, and know I was not going to mention how long it took to get the next entry log. Great job on the brainstorming with the gravity issue. It must be hard with almost a 100 pounds your working with. Anyway as always great job on all the detail work and nailing the concept of Eye of Chaos. Looking forward to the next entry. But looks like you almost have it warped up. Keep it up Mark!!!
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  August 21, 2011
I don't think this Kelso guy really exists anyway. He's probably some kind of Max Headroom. But thank you for sharing your new experiences (and the comic and the photos). It's always interesting and informative.
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  August 21, 2011
Hey, if you really were dead, you wouldn't be the credited builder... ... just the ghost builder
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  August 21, 2011
Great bit with the news, Dude! And I snarfed when I saw Chris in the straight jacket. Fine piece of work! He's probably going to be in there for real after the Olympics! Yeah, and the ship's pretty cool, too.
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  August 21, 2011
Nice to see you making progress. If this was Boeings Project that design flaw would have just added another billon to the budget. Great to see a cheaper alternative.
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  August 21, 2011
Don't worry about gravity, Mark, I wrote the Department of Gravity Usage and they said they would shut it down for your house next time you build :p
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  August 21, 2011
Since you beat us to the punch, I'll let you slide on the time since last post. Seriously though, it's good to see an update on this. The comic relief you provide is fantastic, but to see the sheer scale and quality of your build is inspirational every time. OK, done being corny now.
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  August 21, 2011
You win at life...
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  August 21, 2011
Ummmm, dude, I don't know who you are. Perhaps you shouldn't come around MOCpages anymore. We don't take kindly to strangers in these parts ... lessen ya gots plenty o' money. Otherwise, you and the horse ya rode in on! Great post, mucho progress! The wing solution looks good and the detailing is coming along nicely. Also, thanks for the GK pluG!
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  August 21, 2011
Incredible creation! Great commentary which made me chuckle and i love that sledge hammer shot! At times i've got frustrated and wanted to smash up my creations, it's never happened though thankfully ;)
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  August 21, 2011
I love the new's report! Lol!
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  August 21, 2011
This project is amazing, and it's so fun to read!
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  August 21, 2011
great! Now about Kitty's phone number...
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  August 21, 2011
Your building skill mesh nicely with your story telling... perhaps you should be considering a book deal?
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  August 21, 2011
This is coming along very nicely. I think that my favorite part was the book that Lee wrote.
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  August 21, 2011
Mark: 1. This was soooo hilarious! 2. You are a comedy-entertainer... 3. Good to see some progress in your work (other word would be: life :-P) 4. Reminds me to the famous tag-sentence: This is f'in *bleeeeep* 5. You look like a logger in the picture :-P - K.
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  August 21, 2011
Good to know I'm not the only one to take a sledge hammer to Legos. The SHIP looks awesome!
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  August 21, 2011
wow! this is incredible, do you glue any parts or is it the studs and pins holding it together?
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  August 21, 2011
Maybe that's why in the fiction they build ships of that size in space and don't have to worry to much about gravity. The Eye looks like it's coming right along even with the occasional duel with gravity. Channel 69 News, I guess I should have seen that coming.
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  August 21, 2011
Mark... posted? I CALL WITCHCRAFT! ~ Chris.
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  August 21, 2011
Hoo boy, this is looks like quite the build!
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  August 21, 2011
This... is... stunning...
 
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