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[SW] Ultimate CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

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[SW] Ultimate CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Postby Veynom » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:52 pm

I realised I had not posted it here yet and I should as FTBT is the site that got me out of my dark age. :)

So here comes my SHIP built for SHIPtember 2013: a CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

It had been a while that I wanted to modify the old 10019 Tantive IV in order to improve it seriously. When the 10198 set was released, I jumped on it but was also disappointed by several aspects of the model. So let’s review the pros and cons of each set.

10019 Rebel Blockade Runner (2001 - 1747 pieces):
Pro
- Its size, it is massive;
- Its shape, it is recognizable and elegant
Cons
- No playability, no space for minifig;
- Worst stickers ever (mine peeled);
- Some details and construction technics are obsolete today.

And about the 10198 Tantive IV (2009 - 1408 pieces):
Pro
- No sticker  ;
- Somewhat detailed interior;
- Nice engine pods;
Cons
- No landing gear or support;
- It is small!!!
- The cockpit top metabricks are ugly, particularly the white color does not match with the rest;
- Accessing some of the play features was complex (un-mount then open);

So in the end, what I wanted to build was:
- A large massive CR90 of over 100 studs;
- It should have a detailed interior, easy to access without un-mounting 300 parts.
- No sticker;
- A landing gear that is integrated and that can support the weight of the beast.
And here is the result, mostly rebuilt from scratch.

Name: CR90 Corvette Tantive IV
Length: 102 Studs (82cm)
Weight: 4.4 kg
Swooshability: yes
Number of SHIPs built: 1
Number of pices: 2500 (estimated)

And now the pictures:

Its nice head:
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

So yes she is swooshable ... if you can carry singlehand 4.4kg without any problem:
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

Some details from the side:
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

From top:
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

And even more details from the underside:
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

There is a full detailed interior: central command center, operation center, weapon rack, coffee corner, corridors, gate with republic logo...
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

And this Corvette has something in her head:
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

Another section of the ship that can be opened, revealing a well-known story.
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

Two minutes of inattention and guess who comes for a little harlem shake?
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

The full interior: 5 compartments are available and playable.
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CR90 Corvette Tantive IV by Veynom, on Flickr

More pictures on My Flickr.

Comments are always welcome.
But no, this MOC is not for sale. :cool:

And if someone could give me the length of the 10019, I would be happy to compare. I forgot to measure it beforehand.
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Re: [SW] Ultimate CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Postby Solo » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:20 pm

I quite like this.
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Re: [SW] Ultimate CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Postby dWhisper » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:46 pm

I'm actually tempted to go try and build one like it... just need to find some escape pods
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Re: [SW] Ultimate CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Postby murphquake » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:30 pm

i heart tantive iv... amazing job
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Re: [SW] Ultimate CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Postby colajunk » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:19 am

The 10198 was the first set I got after my dark age and as amazed I was back then, I am now!
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Re: [SW] Ultimate CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Postby wegj » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:32 am

Man, I love it. I haven't built my Tantive IV yet, but I know I'll be wishing it was more like this.
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Re: [SW] Ultimate CR90 Corvette Tantive IV

Postby Mofo Jones » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:55 am

Well, I WAS happy with 10198 as designed. It's still in my personal top 10. However, I'd attempt to build one of these if I had the time. Excellent details!
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