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[SPACE] Amatsu-Kami

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[SPACE] Amatsu-Kami

Postby Memory » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:07 am

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Third place winner for the contest at SCI-LUG on flickr. :]

-Jacob

ps-Oh, and congrats on the new forums- everything looks shiny and promising.
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Re: Amatsuu-Kami

Postby theJudeAbides » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:27 am

That is a fun little fighter you got there. It looks quite swooshable.

I really like the front guns, they're quite inspired, and I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like them before. It took me a while to figure out how you had attached them to ship. Very nice.

My only problems with this is that it seems a bit blocky and uses too many stickers. Granted, this is LEGO, and certain degree of blockiness is to be expect, and is sometimes even nice, but I just feel that the fuselage could use a few more curves. Also, while I think a few stickers can add some nice finishing details to a MOC, it just feels like you may have gone a bit overboard. The amount of stickers used reminds me of the Exoforce sets, and not in a good way.

These are just my opinions, and I don't mean any offense, but I'm trying to stay true to the new policy of constructive criticism around here. Thanks for posting this.
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Re: Amatsuu-Kami

Postby Groovybones » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:29 am

ooooooh, it looks so purdy!

i like the cannons and the use of stickers the best good use of those tread pieces!
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Re: Amatsuu-Kami

Postby Jake » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:44 am

Very cool, it goes well with your other MOCs too. The guns are good, and the fact that they have 360 degree rotation is cool too. However, to echo what Jude said, the engine pods and even the main body seem to blocky. I don't know if you could shave a few plate's worth of height off the ship, but I think it looks perfectly fine as-is. And I like the stickers too.
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Re: Amatsuu-Kami

Postby Firespray » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:30 am

Whoa I never knew you could use those ball joint pieces like that :shock: I like it, sleek little fighter, the main body might be a bit too blocky though. Totally digging the guns, love those :D
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Re: [SPACE] Amatsuu-Kami

Postby Memory » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:40 pm

Thanks, everyone.

In my defense, the fighter had to be no more than fourteen studs square and five bricks tall. But, the shape is something I'll keep an eye out for on the next build. As for the stickers, it was the effect I was going for. To each his own, I guess. ;]

The ball joint is an idea from Moko, but I've used it so many times, you'd think I invented it.
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Re: [SPACE] Amatsu-Kami

Postby Joedward » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:26 am

I like the bulkiness of it, it adds to it's completely unorthdaox and completely awesome profile.
The usage of stockers works really here, the connection of the engine pods is just incredible, and I'm amazed they stay on. The treads around the cannons is pretty sweet too, and the fact that it can fit into that small space it so cool, I know that was the point, but still.

Congrats on thrid place, now make it in blue... XD
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Re: [SPACE] Amatsu-Kami

Postby Memory » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:35 pm

Thanks! The engine pods were actually too heavy for the joints, but they had just enough friction to stay in some tenuous positions. Why blue?
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Re: [SPACE] Amatsu-Kami

Postby Joedward » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:40 am

Why not...blue is a cool colour. I'd rally like to see a whole fleet of these things, coloured like the rainbow....but that's just me :p
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