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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 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:44 pm

You will not regret that book purchase.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby UOldPirate » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:57 pm

I've never bought any of the "New Essential" guides but Legomancer gave it a thumbs up, so I thought I'd check it out. Plus the odds of regrettable Star Wars purchase are generally pretty low in my book.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Legomancer » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:58 am

The only, and I mean only downside is that it precedes Episode III.

Upside? Yuuzhan Vong craft.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby SuperDave » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:05 am

The original Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels has a lot of stuff that's not in the "new" version. It also has better projections and it's black & white (so some details are easier to see). I have both books, and use both when I can (old for details and scale, new for color and 3/4 views).
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby bartosza6m » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:39 pm

Hi, this is my entry,
Naboo starfighter.
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naboo_starfighter_c by
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naboo_starfighter_d by bartosza6m (War-C), on Flickr
(check out other picture with the base plate http://www.flickr.com/photos/sasinski/8395513377/ )
Thenks for great contest!
And good luck everyone!
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Ultron32 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:53 am

Nice starfighter!
Thought you'd like this about the Vatican cameos.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Rook » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:36 am

MicroFig Asajj Ventress and MicroFig Scale Trident

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MicroFig Asajj Ventress and her MicroFig Scale Trident by RΟΟK, on Flickr

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MicroFig Asajj Ventress and her MicroFig Scale Trident by RΟΟK, on Flickr
Yea, though I walk through the valley...
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby WillyWampa » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:39 am

I'd just like to comment on how much I'm liking this contest. :D Most of the models shown would fit beautifully into an expanded Midi-scale lineup of Starwars vehicles. It was too bad that TLG didn''t pursue this size of model more, despite what seemed to be a poor reception of the 2 official models that were released (likely due to being overpriced). The great thing about this size of models is that they are instantly recognizable and can easily be displayed without taking up a huge amount of space on a desk or shelf like the minifig scale sets do.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby MotionOTheOcean » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:16 am

WillyWampa wrote:I'd just like to comment on how much I'm liking this contest. :D Most of the models shown would fit beautifully into an expanded Midi-scale lineup of Starwars vehicles. It was too bad that TLG didn''t pursue this size of model more, despite what seemed to be a poor reception of the 2 official models that were released (likely due to being overpriced). The great thing about this size of models is that they are instantly recognizable and can easily be displayed without taking up a huge amount of space on a desk or shelf like the minifig scale sets do.


I'm pretty sure that's what the planet series sets are meant to be. Some are just a bit smaller than microfig scale, so they kinda do what you are talking about. That being said, I think some of the entries to the contest blow some of the official TLG sets out of the water. It never ceases to amaze me the level of skill and imagination of creations in contests on this site.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Jake's Oy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:40 pm

RZ-1 A-wing interceptor

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A-Wing 2 by vwzealot, on Flickr

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A-wing 4 by vwzealot, on Flickr

Few more pics here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDGKUzp
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby mjfirefly » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:44 am

Here is my microfig scale Desert Skiff for entering "Palpatine's Shrink-o-matic Ray Contest".

First time I've built anything for this scale, so it was a fun experience using items I wouldn't ordinarily think of using! Apologies for the base, but I wanted to give the impression of flying.

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Microfig Desert Skiff side view by mjfirefly, on Flickr

Luke is the yellow minifig, Han the red, Chewie the maroon, and Lando the blue. The prison guards are grey, including the skiff pilot.

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Microfig Desert Skiff by mjfirefly, on Flickr

A different angle showing the pilot in position and other microfigs. You can see how the skiff steering sails were constructed also.

A still from the film, "Return of the Jedi", is included on an external Flickr link here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjfirefly/ ... 2588179101

to assist those who may not be familiar with the vehicle.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby madLEGOman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:52 am

Boskk's Cap-2 Captivator! EVEN SMALLER!!

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microCAP-2captivator by madLEGOman, on Flickr

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microCAP-2captivatorRear by madLEGOman, on Flickr

Disqualified - not seen in the movies or Clone Wars series.
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Reason: dq notice
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby captain sambuca » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:25 pm

Madlegoman: Genius! I was hoping someone would do that: I think it works because of the fact that it is piloted standing up. Nicely done!

Aside from that, the Chibi style is really super successful...I fear I missed the boat on that one, by just trying to build to scale. No matter. I just love seeing the creativity of all entrants! Good work fellas.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby buriedbybricks » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:05 pm

madLEGOman wrote:Boskk's Cap-2 Captivator!


Was that in the Clone Wars cartoon? I've never seen that one before...
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby captain sambuca » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:07 pm

To be fair, I guess that Cap 2 might be a questionable entry. It's an old Kenner toy
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Personally, I consider it canon, because I'm a child of the seventies! we lapped that stuff up with a spoon!
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Solo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:22 pm

Solo wrote:- Any vehicle from any of the films plus Clone Wars cartoon are eligible.

That does not qualify. :(
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby madLEGOman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:06 pm

Solo wrote:
Solo wrote:- Any vehicle from any of the films plus Clone Wars cartoon are eligible.

That does not qualify. :(


whoops, missed that stipulation. oh well not the first time i've been dq'd
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby mjfirefly » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:23 pm

still a nice build though, and heaven knows there'd be confusion if the AST-5 ( http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/AST-5_Ar ... _Transport ) was allowed, seeing as the pilot of that stands up AND lies down... ;)
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby naugem » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:26 pm

mjfirefly wrote:still a nice build though, and heaven knows there'd be confusion if the AST-5 ( http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/AST-5_Ar ... _Transport ) was allowed, seeing as the pilot of that stands up AND lies down... ;)


Wow, I had the AST-5 as a kid, and I had completely forgotten about it until I clicked the link.
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Re: Announcing Palpatine's Shrink-O-Matic Ray Contest

Postby Xiser17 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:03 pm

Hello all here is my submission the fastest ship in the galaxy the Micro Scale Image
Micro scale millennium falcon by Xiser17, on FlickrMillenium Falcon.


Cockpit is fully enclosed and can hold six micro figs standing up.


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Cockpit fully enclosed by Xiser17, on Flickr

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