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Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby LN.01354 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:02 pm

Image20140714_161102[1] by nick_capersino, on Flickr

Entry number two! (I thought I was number two, but apparently I'm three). A new spin on the Y-Wing Starfighter of the OT, which I call the Marvelous Y-Plane! Featuring a brick-built sail, dual propellers, water/steam hoses, and an R2-Steam2 energy droid! For more (and better) views, go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126163229 ... 4664431542 . Notify me if there are any problems.

Also, please forgive the poor quality of the photo. This is my first time ever taking a real picture (also my first built-from-scratch model). It was the best I could do from this angle/distance, but the close-ups on my Flickr are much better. Trust me. XD Here are some extra pictures: Image
20140714_162345[1] by nick_capersino, on Flickr
The Steam Droid Socket

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20140714_161800[1] by nick_capersino, on Flickr
A Closeup of a Steam Engine
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby Solo » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:23 pm

You guys don't need to post a pick of the original ship for reference. I like the entries so far. Keep em coming.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby LN.01354 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:04 am

Will we be judged on the quality of the picture? I am not especially good at getting proper lighting, so I hope not...by the way, the other entries look great! I doubt I could do better than those.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby Ultron32 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:06 pm

Is it bad that I've mistaken most of the entries for Desert Skiffs so far?
Thought you'd like this about the Vatican cameos.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby Solo » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:22 pm

You need to get your eyes checked man. Or watch ROTJ again.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby Ultron32 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:57 pm

I blame the fact that steampunk vehicles are all brown.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby sparkart » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:52 pm

I'd really like to see some colorful variety, some entries that perhaps look like this.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby zhouston » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:34 am

That's the color of steam punk though
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby Solo » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:10 am

It's far too easy to fall into the steampunk=brown mindset. And I'm sure we're not helping to discourage that what with the three massive predominately brown sets as prizes. And the brown logo. Obviously we have nothing against it but if you really want to set your model apart from the crowd, try a different palatte.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby JackJonespaw » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:15 am

I find that gray and gold work very nicely with some subtle browns hidden around.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby dWhisper » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:45 am

The brown thing is kind of funny, when you look at the source and origin for steampunk (namely, H.G. Wells and the people that followed), it was in an age of metal. In fact, when you read his stuff, it was all very metal heavy. It was the era of the Ironsides and the dawn of the Battleship, where wood ships were quickly falling away for metal. Brass, Iron, Steel, Gold... all good colors for it, but we don't see it like that anymore. Those are just the materials we've lived all of our life with (the 80s, specifically, for brass), so we see wood as the more fantastic.

You could always just use tan for your wood components...
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby volumex » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:52 am

I think you need to read the rules, you may only submit one entry? :facepalm:

LN.01354 wrote:20140714_161102[1] by nick_capersino, on Flickr

Entry number two! A new spin on the Y-Wing Starfighter of the OT, which I call the Marvelous Y-Plane! For more (and better) views, go to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/126163229 ... 4664431542 . Notify me if there are any problems.

Also, please forgive the poor quality. This is my first time ever taking a real picture (also my first built-from-scratch model). It was the best I could do from this angle/distance, but the close-ups on my Flickr are much better. Trust me. XD
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby banthafodder » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:01 am

I think he meant the over all second entry of the contest not a personal second entry.
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby rodiziorobs » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:32 am

dWhisper wrote:The brown thing is kind of funny, when you look at the source and origin for steampunk (namely, H.G. Wells and the people that followed), it was in an age of metal. In fact, when you read his stuff, it was all very metal heavy. It was the era of the Ironsides and the dawn of the Battleship, where wood ships were quickly falling away for metal. Brass, Iron, Steel, Gold... all good colors for it, but we don't see it like that anymore. Those are just the materials we've lived all of our life with (the 80s, specifically, for brass), so we see wood as the more fantastic.

You could always just use tan for your wood components...

Well, the problem when you are building with Lego is that to represent metal, you would need to use Dark and Light grey/bley, which at that point doesn't set it apart much as Steampunk as much as makes it look like the Millenium Falcon or ISD or Death Star, more of the same.

If Lego made normal bricks and plates in Metallic silver colors, etc, then I would be all over that.

More on topic, I've got my entry built (admittedly, with a fair amount of brown ;) ), just got to get photos taken and put them up
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby Morgan19 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:13 am

Bah! Everyone knows steampunk is primarily dark blue!

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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby madLEGOman » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:15 am

Welcome Friends! Come marvel at the glory of Baron Von Vader's Fantabulous Grand Imperial Ornithopter Advance. Powered Entirely By Steam! Oh and the Darkside.


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GrandImperialOrnothopter01 by madLEGOman, on Flickr

Never built anything steam powered before, so this was fun.
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GrandImperialOrnothopter05 by madLEGOman, on Flickr

And the Dastardly Dapper Gentleman himself: Baron Von Vader, in all his mustached awesomeness
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby banthafodder » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:18 pm

Baron Von Vader is some serious awesomeness
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby LN.01354 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:54 pm

Wow...madLEGOman's model is incredible. The intimidation of the Empire is definitely conveyed, as it crushed every sliver of confidence I had! :lol: I mean, the picture quality alone...
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby Trooper10 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:11 pm

Presenting the Steam-Wars Tie Interceptor

Main shot
ImageLoco-Tie Interceptor by Trooper10.0, on Flickr

Detail showing pilot snugly in his cockpit
ImageLoco-Tie Interceptor by Trooper10.0, on Flickr

Features include:
-Large fire chamber driving twin pistons which in turn drive the 6-bladed rear propeller
-Double twin flame throwers on the front of the main fuselage
-Quad steam blasters and overheating vents on the wings
-Roof mounted 8-barrel Gatling gun mass driver
-Mynock catcher on the front
-Precision aiming telescope for the pilot
-3 lanterns for night-flying!

Good luck to everyone, great entries I've seen already and many more to come I'm sure!

PS I don't own any ice-cream, so no "steam" :(
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Re: Announcing MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!

Postby lord_vic » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:18 am

Amazing creations! Mine os going to be in clear disadvantage... :x.

I will post along the day but I have a doubt: it's allowed more than one picture of the vehicle? I think only one and the rest in flikr...
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