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Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Solo » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:52 am

cmaddison: The problem wasn't the scenery note, but rather the scope of the contest. The task is to build a vehicle of some sort and your first pic exceeded that. You're all clear now though. Thanks.

MotionOTheOcean: You're good now too.

zhouston: kjklock's entry is fine.

SDIronClaw: Don't sass the man for a simple question please.

Also, if anyone else has any concerns about an entry for any reason but doesn't want to bring it up in this thread for whatever reason: you can always send me a PM. Worst case is if there really is an issue I've overlooked I can let the builder know what needs to be fixed, hopefully while they still have time to fix it.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby kjklock » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:26 am

Thanks Solo. I was gearing up to take more photos if I needed to, but I'm glad to hear that I don't have to.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby zhouston » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:33 pm

Solo wrote:zhouston: kjklock's entry is fine.


Sounds good! And kjklock, I apologize if it looked like I was trying to pick on you or anything, I didn't mean anything personal by it.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Blackninjatom » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:25 pm

Y-wing with microfig equivalent and astromech
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microfig Y-wing by tbone_tbl, on Flickr
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At the controls by tbone_tbl, on Flickr
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby onions » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:36 pm

interesting. you're using the stud on your brickbuilt microfig as the connection for the 1x2 tile.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby SDIronClaw » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:54 pm

The TIE Fighter and Y Wing are superb. Great job!
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Ultron32 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:10 pm

My entry is done. I look forward to any reactions.
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Thoughts? I guess I don't really have much of a description anyway...
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby sparkart » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:44 pm

Yay, my favorite, a Y-Wing!

This model shows a nice compact solution to put a microfig into a starfighter cockpit. I'm off to make an X-Wing, A-Wing, and Snowspeeder for microfig pilots!
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby naugem » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:37 pm

SDIronClaw wrote:The TIE Fighter and Y Wing are superb. Great job!


I concur.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby MacLane » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:09 am

Here is my entry.
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Micro X-Wing by MacLane, on Flickr

And here is with the S-Foils locked in landing position:
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Micro X-Wing by MacLane, on Flickr

Full gallery including diorama.

Thanks to everyone at FBTB for another great contest.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Legomancer » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:02 pm

Here's my entry:

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Microfig-scale BTL Y-Wing by -Legomancer-, on Flickr

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Pilot and Gunner at the ready by -Legomancer-, on Flickr


Great contest, guys! Loving the entries so far! :)
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby sparkart » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:43 pm

Yay, another Y-Wing! Nice greebling.

I've gotta try to make a Clone Wars era version of the Y. I luv the stripped down, hot-rod look of the A New Hope Y-Wings, but the full faired Y-Wings are interesting, too, no?

I'm looking forward to seeing new entries, too. I'm always amazed and surprised by the level of creativity and ingenuity the contests bring out.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby UOldPirate » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:32 pm

There are a lot of great entries so far. The only thing that surprises me is the variation in the scale.

Is the contest more about making a something that looks like it would fit in the Battle of Hoth game, only more complete / detailed or to actual scale size as if you were making a minifig based set and scaling it down to be proportional to the micro fig?
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Legomancer » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:43 pm

My two biggest helps were Google Images for diagrams, but also the New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels. It was through that nifty guide that I approximated my scale; most of it was based off of the astromech droid's size, because I knew it would have to be a brick wide.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Solo » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:32 pm

UOldPirate wrote:Is the contest more about making a something that looks like it would fit in the Battle of Hoth game, only more complete / detailed or to actual scale size as if you were making a minifig based set and scaling it down to be proportional to the micro fig?
Either way works. Whichever you think will look better.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby dexterminator » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:33 pm

If I'm making a vehicle that usually fits multiple people, like an aat or the falcon, do I have to be able to fit all the crew or just a driver?
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Jake's Oy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:37 pm

dexterminator wrote:If I'm making a vehicle that usually fits multiple people, like an aat or the falcon, do I have to be able to fit all the crew or just a driver?


I asked the same question on page 2. The answer didn't really address cap ships or bridges that don't have canopies.

onions wrote:build small; you can exaggerate the cockpit. it doesn't have to be perfectly in scale to a microfig. nothing in the star wars theme is perfectly in scale to a minifig anyway besides the UCS Falcon, and even that will generate scale debates. the idea is we're going for small ship, enclosed cockpits, microfig pilots.


I decided in the interest of time, I didn't have enough time to build anything close to scale in the spirit of the contest larger than a fighter anyways. Even a freighter like a TY-X or shuttle would be huge. So I decided not to press further. But from the way things are worded in the rules it sounds like you could build a tiny SSD trapezoid grey wedge and put the mico fig in the hull some where standing up right and it would be all good. Since cap ships don't have closed or unclosed canopies... But the focus of the contest seems to be around building a ship for a micro fig as if the fig was reg size. Its created some interesting challenges :D
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Solo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:06 pm

Just the pilot or bridge crew is fine if you want to go super small for something like a cap ship. You don't need to have the full crew if you want to build one of those but you still need to stick to the pilot orientation rules. SSD's do actually have a bridge if you look up the reference pics, so the microfig should be in that general area if you plan to build that ship.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby UOldPirate » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:49 pm

Legomancer wrote:My two biggest helps were Google Images for diagrams, but also the New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels. It was through that nifty guide that I approximated my scale;


Thanks for posting the info about the book. I ordered it from Amazon, so hopefully it will help with my scaling issues.

Solo wrote:Either way works. Whichever you think will look better.

Thanks for clearing that up. After re-reading one of Ace's earlier posts too, I think I'm on the right track now. Thanks again.
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