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Lil' Scavenger
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About this creation
Well, I must say that itís pretty nice to be able to post a MOC within a month of my previous one. I decided that I wanted to do something smaller for this go Ďround, so I went with something a little more functional. I also have always liked the look of ships that are built with the dome canopy in the front, especially the works of David Roberts, so I tried for one of my own, (though I didnít even attempt to touch those color combos that David is famous for).

So, yes, I decided to do something smaller, but it has inspired something larger. I am now in the contemplative stage of building a larger ship that carries Lilí Scavenger. I named this ship ďLil ScavengerĒ because I have plans to name the ship Iím attempting now, Scavenger I. This will be a salvage ship in a galaxy where space salvage is mostly illegal. Iím sure Iíll explain more when I complete the larger ship. Weíll see how that goes. I guess that makes this another WIP, and I get to tease you all for a bit again.

Heehee.

So letís have a look at Lilí Scavenger.





I tried to play around a little with a black background for this build so the space shot looked better through the canopy.



You can see the black extensions in the claws. Those are not cannons, but cutters. Great for slicing pieces of scrap metal or breaking into the hulls of long dead spacecraft.





A look at the engines in the rear.





Here is the pilot. I wanted him to look a little devious considering his trade. Mwah-hahaha.



A somewhat clearer look of what the cockpit looks like in there. Not the easiest to show with how tight it is in there.



With it in mind that I want to fit this into a larger ship, I designed the arms to be able to fold in half, which is why I used the elbow technique that I did.



Thanks for checking it out everyone. Let me know what you think.



Comments

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  March 23, 2014
Great design! The shape is excellent and the details are perfect.
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  November 30, 2013
Excellent Tim. So much greebling on such a small surface.
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  September 11, 2013
Quite a nice little scavenger you constructed! It has just enough detail to compliment the small, rounded body of the ship nicely! Great job!
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  August 19, 2013
Cracking little ship :)
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  August 12, 2013
Great ship, and it's nice to see something different, done with your customary panache.
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  August 12, 2013
Awesome ship, all sorts of great details. I especially like the pilot, very Han Solo/ Red Dwarf -esque.
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  August 7, 2013
This is great, and looks like it'd be at home in space or the ocean!
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  August 7, 2013
Wonderful! I wanna drive this thing around... Love your stuff!
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  August 7, 2013
This has a very good shape to it, and I love those folding arms!
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  August 5, 2013
I love the functionality of those arms! Can't wait to see what this lil' guy is going to nestle into! :)
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  August 5, 2013
Very, very slick. I love the little grabber arms and the clear bubble cockpit, they really give a nice exploration-device feel. The rear engines and greebling are also excellently done. Nice one!
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  August 5, 2013
Quoting Michal Hennel Very nice and cute work :D All your creations have lots of details that looks very realistic, even among futuristic designs. If I may ask , do you make walls of your ships from those little pieces that form details or do you make some skeleton of ships with plating and mount details on it later? I use both options and I would like to know what is better in small ships :D Keep working , I am looking forward to see more form you :D
For this one, it was plates on click joints, and then getting creative on filling in the gaps. I don't have a favorite technique, although for me, the plates on click joints technique seems to give the most freedom for shaping, if you have enough parts to cover all the studs, that is. However, building ends up being a bit of an organic thing for me. I get the basic idea of what I want, then whatever technique I can figure out to get the effect that I want is what I go with. Thanks for the interest, Michal.
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  August 5, 2013
Very nice and cute work :D All your creations have lots of details that looks very realistic, even among futuristic designs. If I may ask , do you make walls of your ships from those little pieces that form details or do you make some skeleton of ships with plating and mount details on it later? I use both options and I would like to know what is better in small ships :D Keep working , I am looking forward to see more form you :D
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  August 5, 2013
Very nice machine!
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  August 5, 2013
Awesome! Love the shape.
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  August 4, 2013
cool!
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  August 4, 2013
Nifty!
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  August 4, 2013
Another brilliant and unique design. The shape is great and the arms are very clever
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  August 4, 2013
Firstly, a most embarrassed "Thank you" for the name check. As I mentioned on Flickr, it's fascinating looking at the arms on this MOC and spotting the various hinge techniques that you've used. I like how they fold away so neatly too. You've also used a technique for making a cylindrical hull that I haven't played with yet. I'm already excited to think about what the mother-ship will look like. As for the colour, well just buy some very dark glasses and get ordering all of those black & yellow parts from Bricklink: you know it makes sense :P Sorry to take so long to post this, I typed it just as Friday's server crash happened.
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  August 4, 2013
Nice work. Make it in yellow or orange and it would be a great deep sea science sub.
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  August 4, 2013
It's great to see a sppecialized non-military space vehicle with such a high attention to detail. The folding arms for storage put it over the top for me!
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  August 4, 2013
Quoting The Timinater ! awesome little MOC! BTW, the link doesn't work, and it may be because you haven't closed the html off properly. a correct link looks like this <a href=(link)> (name for link) </a>
Ah-ha! That was driving me crazy. I couldn't figure out why it was making the rest of the text blue. I had the "a" and the "/" reversed at the end of the link. Sheesh, I've done this enough, you'd think I would have caught it. The link still led to David's page, though. Thanks for that, Timinator. Also, thanks for the compliment.
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  August 3, 2013
Ooh... that cockpit does look good (unliike some of mine.) I love the plated sides, and the arm-folding functions. Looks like we're in for another two months of WIPs and teasers :) I'll be on the lookout!
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  August 3, 2013
awesome little MOC! BTW, the link doesn't work, and it may be because you haven't closed the html off properly. a correct link looks like this <a href=(link)> (name for link) </a>
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  August 3, 2013
Nifty rig, Dude!
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  August 3, 2013
Really cool! I like the curved design and all the detail you added on to it. 5/5 stars for sure! :D Can't wait for more!
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  August 3, 2013
awesome! I tried to build something similar and the space catfish came out! I love the arms and the round body with the bubble. I think the engines could be more detailed, but this is awesome nonetheless!
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  August 3, 2013
Awesome! I like these round ships :D
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  August 3, 2013
Ohhh, that's pretty cool! I like the dome cockpit.
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  August 3, 2013
Awesome worker . Love the claws and how they fold up out of the way . Fantastic job
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  August 3, 2013
Underwater or outer space, this Lil' guy works perfectly. Everything on this is splendid!
Tim C
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Dr. Monster
  August 2, 2013
Great design on this MOC. Lots of cool details, and I like how the arms tuck away when not in use.
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  August 2, 2013
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate . That's very nice. Hehe, love the claws. With a name like that, it would partner well with this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/365891
Why are all the best names always taken!!?? Haha. No offense meant, Reaper. I hadn't seen your ship until just now. Thanks for the compliment. Maybe I'll go back to the drawing board with that name.
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  August 2, 2013
That's very nice. Hehe, love the claws. With a name like that, it would partner well with this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/365891
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  August 2, 2013
Tube ship! Love the design, and how scrappy it looks. I should play around with this building technique. Good work. Now build the mothership! To scale!
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  August 2, 2013
Salvage ships are great fun to build. There is something about space, Lego and utility that just fit. In this case those claw arms are just fantastic. The sub in space feel adds to the whole piece. Getting close to David's amazing style - just need to invest in some red and yellow bricks.
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  August 2, 2013
Love the all the little details Tim! Great job on this one. Reminds me of a one manned sub for underwater.
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  August 2, 2013
Very nice! I can see a little bit of submarine in there; I dunno if thats intentional or not... Not a complaint in the slightest; just gives it a unique appearance overall. If this is a WIP, boy will you have a large creation :-)
 
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