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Invisible Hand Construction Journal: Entry 1
Progress journal for the creation of General Grievous' command ship, the Invisible Hand.
About this creation
The idea with this page is to keep something of a journal for the construction of my first large scale MOC, General Grievous' Invisible Hand.



Looking at others' creations, I often find myself wondering how long it took, how difficult it might have actually been, and the steps involved. So I thought it might be fun to post some "progress reports" as this lengthy, and expensive creation trudges along...we'll see if I survive the process! (Also, there's always the hope that it may serve as a personal reminder to me never to attempt something so ludicrisly elaborate and difficult ever again. Although I tend not to listen to myself when stirred by some creative delusion of grandure!)



So anyway, here goes a bold attempt at what may amount to nothin'. But then again, as Ferris Bueller said..."Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive!"




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   March 12, 2007: So I'm off and running...The goal is to go no-studs, or at least as few as possible. I started with the dorsal portion at the front of the ship, calculating a length of approximately six feet. As the sides start to develope I'm working in blueish grays. However the color scheme I've chosen will eventually see the first portion of the sides in black...



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   (cont)...The nose and darker grays throughout the ship will more than likely be all bluish gray (although I'm considering mixing in old grays for texture). The lighter grays will be a mix of light bluish gray and old light gray to provide the subtle striping that occurs throughout the length of the ship.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 29, 2011
I had not before seen this small making of the front!
Mark Kelso
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Dave Shaddix
  August 27, 2008
Yeah, oooh wowee. Kelso gets MOC of the day... AGAIN.... for the invisible hand. ...again. OK, I get it, KELSO IS A GOD. I am big enough to admit that. I just wonder how long you are going to milk this whole Invisible Hand build?? Couple more years??? MARK KELSO RULES!!! ...seriously, this was an awesome, AWESOME build. (note the 5/5) MARK KELSO RULES!!!
Mark Kelso
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Dave Shaddix
  August 27, 2008
all remarks aside. ...you NEED to make Pegasus. Get hot dude!
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
WOW, this is the first time I have read any of these "construction journal entries", bah, at least I read this one! Nice job on the number one, and on MOC of the day!
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
I must say your work is above & beyond excellent, your custom built "Invisible Hand" is inspiring to us normal lego builders, keep up the great work. P.S. Please check my MOCpage.
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
yeah yeah man!!! i agree with the guy below me... thank god that u r not a car guy... i think then i'll leave MOC pages, or even don't build cars any more.. oh goooosh i'm lucky, by the way man thanks for your respond, i really consider your opinions, thanks for your time... and congrats for MOTD!!! take care man.. peace.. fofo
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
Yes you should definitely stick with ships. I can't have you going around building castles and making all of my stuff look bad.
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  August 27, 2008
Wow it has so musch detail! P.S. congrats on moc of the day!
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  August 27, 2008
Jeeez, thats impressive. Did you have to buy the Star destroyer Lego set from Lego? That will surely be an impressive structure when it is completed. May The Brick Be With You
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  August 27, 2008
dare you to make and SPHA-T!
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  August 27, 2008
wow.MOTD,bet no one saw that one coming.....
 I made it 
  August 27, 2008
Thanks so much, everyone for the good comments...well...most everyone. Yeah, I'm dying to start another big project, but it's still going to be a while before the schedule lets up. I've been toying with a Battlestar (Pegasus), a minifig Serenity, or acutually a design of my own. I'll definitely do another SHIP of some kind, though...it's been my favorite project thus far.
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
Congratz on MOTD. Are you going to make another big Star Wars vehicle? If so, how about a groundvehicle like a Juggernaut? Then you can make it minifig scale. Anyways,keep em going!
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
Aaa... Congrats with your visible hand! Where is the head? I thought this were a cyborg racer Mark! Where is my Oceanssigfiggy head... aa... there it is... He won't let me put his head on your big cyborg racer! I like it how you showed us how you built the invisible hand. Do you know you are the only one on the world who created the biggest invisible hand ever? GO AND CREATE LITTLE MOCS LIKE EVERYONE DOES, MARK! You did created some of those skelly vigs, but where stays the art? Maybe you fancy some art MOCs in the future! Anyway, happy MOTD! Keep 'm coming!~Joris
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
I already saw it finished, but the finished version has that disturbing page, your other creations are much easier to view
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  August 27, 2008
Hey, I'll trade you a cupcake for this MOC of the Day. Simply inscribe it to Sho Fukamachi for his fantastic Invisible Hand...that he made...not Mark Kelso. Sooooo Whaddaya Say? You Know you can't resist a cupcake. Get it before it's gone. Mmmmmm, what a great aroma! Yup, definately worth the trade.
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
First you win the MOCies, and now Moc of the Day?! Wht makes an Invisible Hand so special if you can't see it?! It better have some sort of Force Grip or something.
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
Well look who thinks he's so special with moc of the day! I suppose you think you deserve a cookie for this or something huh? You would think a MOCie award would be enough but NOOOOOO. "I'm Mark Kelso and I get MOC of the day on the same project more than once. NA NA NANA NA NA..." Next thing ya know you'll get moc of the day for that Apocolypsis thing... Please. (congrats dude.)
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
MOC of the Day, is it? You lucky duck, you. Well, Kelso you did well, I must say. The "Invisible Hand" has been a tremendous success...you won a Mocie award from Phipson, impressed SigOcean Figgy with it (sort of) and have earned MOC of the Day! Now if only you could give me a "hand" with my ship-building...heh heh...my puns seem to be getting more t*rrible by the minute...C ya~Nick ("ElNickre)
 I like it 
  August 27, 2008
cooll...
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  August 27, 2008
OMG Congrats on MOTD!
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  November 6, 2007
looks great dude bellow me it is
 I like it 
  October 13, 2007
looks like the droid battleship from star wars
 I like it 
  April 2, 2007
WWWWWWOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!! That's huge! How long did it take to build?
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  April 1, 2007
HEY DUDE IM FROM CLAYTON IN. OK SSSSSWWWWWWWEEEEEEETTTTTTTT!!!!!!
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  March 19, 2007
Hoooooooooolllllllllllllyyyyy frap!!!! My jaws on the floor and you've just started. Feed me...must have more...feed me.
 I like it 
  March 15, 2007
Keep us posted - this is already looking like it could be an all-time great!
 I like it 
  March 12, 2007
cool, you need to make some more minifig scale stuff. ALSO, CAN SOME PEOPLE REVIEW MY NEW CREATION? IT WAS THE ONE NEWEST JUST INFRONT OF THIS. THANK YOU!!!
 I like it 
  March 12, 2007
She's gonna be pretty. Be sure to post your progress reports as separate MOCs so it shows up as a new MOC.
 I like it 
  March 12, 2007
This is incredible, and it's not even done! I'm already going to say that the final model will be amazing.
 I like it 
  March 12, 2007
I await the next progress report with relish... From what I can see thus far, the final result will be nothing short of awe inspiring - persevere my friend! I myself am accruing my lego supplies in order to attempt a similar project - the USAC EVENT HORIZON from the film of the same name..we both must be stark raving mad!
 
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