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« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2017, 02:30:48 PM »

Do you really need a seventh pod?

This is the sort of internal debate I often have  Laugh
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« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2017, 02:56:38 PM »

That set-up looks great so far.
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This is the sort of internal debate I often have  Laugh

It is good to know that I am not alone with that kind of thing.
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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2017, 10:23:56 PM »

Really coming together.
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« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2017, 12:12:59 PM »

This is great Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2017, 03:52:45 PM »

Those escape pods ... you said they were some Mega Blok containers.  I've scoured the interwebz trying to figure out which set they came from.  Do you recall? 

Also, you totally need to toss a few droids in one of those pods.  See if anyone notices.
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« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2017, 03:55:43 PM »

Those escape pods ... you said they were some Mega Blok containers.  I've scoured the interwebz trying to figure out which set they came from.  Do you recall?  

Also, you totally need to toss a few droids in one of those pods.  See if anyone notices.

They are Mega Blok 'Plasma Tech". Last week I had trouble finding out what they were, and I even knew what I was looking for!





Not much progress (visually anyway) since the last update. I tried a sample layout, cut a circle out and set a pod down in the iris opening, I don't think it looked quite right. I glued in the magnets on the ends and added a strip of card around the sides of the sections.
I've started cutting components for the hydraulic arms, I hope to have those built soon.

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« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2017, 04:06:37 PM »

Thanks!  Never saw those. 
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« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2017, 04:16:18 PM »

Thanks!  Never saw those. 

They sure weren't available in retail very long, and searching 'Mega Blok pods' brings up a bunch of Halo stuff.
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« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2017, 04:37:35 AM »

I spent the last three nights working on the arms that hold the pods in position. I didn't think they would take me quite as long as they did- I have even more respect for those people working on the excellent landing gear in the other 'Build Something' threads now!  Laugh



The board sections are mostly finished now, although I'd like to add a hydraulic line to arch arm, and I have a semicircular doodad to add to the outside edge.

I also decided I didn't really need six functional escape pods, so I made one mechanical mishap with a pod stuck in the iris. I used a heat gun to soften the plastic so I could twist it to appear torqued out with a sheared-off shaft.


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« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2017, 07:37:30 AM »

Excellent, those arms look the job - even more credit, as you've had to replicate them so many times.

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« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2017, 09:00:55 AM »

Amazing! Pod idea is fantastic, the whole bay  is just stunning.
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« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2017, 09:23:05 AM »

Great concept and great workmanship on those arms.  Cool Love
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« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2017, 10:14:42 AM »

Brilliant, especially the damaged pod.
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You know that you need to make an 'out of order' sign now, dont you?
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« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2017, 12:17:39 PM »

You know that you need to make an 'out of order' sign now, dont you?
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« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2017, 12:42:33 PM »

Excellent, those arms look the job - even more credit, as you've had to replicate them so many times.
Very neatly done. Cool  Its the consistency of the repetition that makes it so time consuming, making sure that each component is the same across the batch.
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