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FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby foximus-prime » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:20 pm

Legomancer wrote:Are these fighters strictly of the small, snubfighter type? I'm debating on building a gunship.


Totally agree! I was thinking something along the line of Bomber/ Gunship or Freighter/ Smuggler ship I also have a fighter already made if I change my mind on which I'd like to use as my entry.
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby foximus-prime » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:23 pm

Oh also I'd love to see more people feeling a little dangerous and going with the more difficult letters like Forn, Dorn, Usk, and Yirt. That is if anyone's up for the challenge ;) .
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby BrickC137 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:39 pm

Legomancer wrote:Are these fighters strictly of the small, snubfighter type? I'm debating on building a gunship.

onions wrote:Scale is minifig scale.

I'm guessing people are staying on the smaller side given this constraint.

(Also, this is my first comment on the forum!)
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby meiguizi » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:21 am

foximus-prime wrote:Oh also I'd love to see more people feeling a little dangerous and going with the more difficult letters like Forn, Dorn, Usk, and Yirt. That is if anyone's up for the challenge ;) .


Don't worry, I have something for Dorn, just enjoying the extra time to figure out how to photograph it
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby Darth Dee » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:24 am

meiguizi wrote:
foximus-prime wrote:Oh also I'd love to see more people feeling a little dangerous and going with the more difficult letters like Forn, Dorn, Usk, and Yirt. That is if anyone's up for the challenge ;) .


Don't worry, I have something for Dorn, just enjoying the extra time to figure out how to photograph it


I feel your pain. I'm halfway done with my Dorn fighter and already dreading trying to take good pictures of it.
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby Oky Wan Kenobi » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:59 pm

The Aurek-Wing starfighter was an experimental starfighter which resembled the shape of the first letter in the Aurebesh alphabet "Aurek". It was an extremely fast and agile fighter with similar features to the U-Wing fighter. Its most notable feature was its prong-like retractable wings or S-foils that could split apart at the front to switch from flight to attack mode, thereby increasing the size of the ship's deflector shields and the spread of its fire, which earned it the nickname of Scissor Fighter. It also featured retractable landing gear, a central fin, laser cannons on each wing and in front of the cockpit, large engines on each side, as well as a small thruster behind the cockpit.

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Aurek-Wing Fighter by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr

Here is a bird's eye view where you can see the Aurek shape better.

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Aurek-Wing Fighter attack mode top by Okay Yaramanoglu, on Flickr
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby ThePaleMan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:14 pm

Piece of Shen

ImagePiece of Shen by Don Wilson, on Flickr
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby FettsNotDead » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:37 pm

Besh-Wing
With its strong defensive shields and powerful twin cannons, this star-fighter is ready to lay down cover fire for any convoy in trouble.

ImageThe Besh-wing by FettsNotDead, on Flickr

ImageThe Besh-wing by FettsNotDead, on Flickr
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby crazybirdman » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:15 pm

OSK Bomber

ImageOSK Bomber by James, going for double Osk in the body and the wings. Wings that fold/move of course, since this is Star Wars.

ImageOSK Bomber by James, on Flickr
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Imperial Escort Besh-Wing

Postby sparkart » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:55 pm

The Sienar Systems "Saber-and-Shield", colloquially known as the Besh-Wing, is a hyperdrive-equipped escort fighter designed to accompany Lambda-class shuttles with Imperial envoys on longer distance missions that require hyperspace travel.

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Star Wars Besh-Wing LEGO model by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

Large, sensitive sensor arrays detect faraway or cloaked threats and blaster turrets project firepower fore and aft. Two crewmen in a stacked and staggered configuration, pilot the ship and operate the sensors and weapon systems.

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Star Wars Besh-Wing LEGO model by SPARKART!, on Flickr.

Over 800 carefully selected and arranged pieces were used to make this LEGO model. You can examine the model, the detailed cockpits, inside and out, more closely with LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) and the LDD file for this model, or surf over to Flickr for more pics.

Thanks for checking it out, and thanks FBTB for another entertaining and inspiring contest!
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby bartosza6m » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:38 am

Hi everyone!
And...
WOW!
Every ship so far has really great design.
Especially the last two. Maybe because of the white color, they look so good to me, so ascetic.

Personally, I'm still looking for some free time to participate... (As we've seen lately, being adult is hard)

I'm glad I can see how everyone develops here and gets better and better :)
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby Trooper10 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:27 pm

Wesk-wing QIE Fighter-Bomber
The QIE (Quad Ion Engine) Fighter-Bomber is a First Order era fighter-bomber which replaced the venerable TIE bomber. Highly efficient Quad Ion Engines give this one-man, hyperspace capable fighter more power to move it's increased weight: supporting guidance systems, twin concussion and twin proton torpedo launchers and double heavy lasers and heavy blasters. All the extra power means the QIE loses the solar collectors traditionally associated with TIE Bomber in favor of Cooling vanes fore and aft to dissipate heat, while the side engine/missile launcher pods stack in the attack position providing excellent balance, improved maneuverability and good visibility for the pilot. The rectangular silhouette in cruise/landing mode gives the QIE Fighter-Bomber it's nickname - the "Wesk-wing".

Wesk-wing: Attack mode
ImageWesk wing Fighter - Attack position by Chris Wight, on Flickr

Wesk-wing: Cruise/Landing mode
ImageWesk wing Fighter - Cruise position by Chris Wight, on Flickr
Lots more angles and pics on my flickr page (and yes I deliberately chose the most boring character in the Aurebesh to try to make an interesting fighter!)
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby mkjosha » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:06 pm

My entry is the letter "Shen."

The Shen-Wing is used heavily by the mining guild to move large chunks of space matter around. It uses mini-tractor beams extended from the front mandibles to condense the matter to make it easier to move.

ImageShen-Wing by Josh, on Flickr

It's unique shape allows it to maneuver easily around debris fields.

ImageShen-Wing by Josh, on Flickr

More photos visible in my album https://www.flickr.com/photos/mkjosha/albums/72157687808093852!
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:06 am

Turns out my initial plans for a Nern Wing were far too ambitious, so this will have to do:

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Nern Wing by Andrew, on Flickr

Think of it as a space tug, using small tractor beams to push cargo pods around the dock. The large clear cockpit window gives the pilot a good view of what is going on.

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Nern Wing front by Andrew, on Flickr

I'm quite proud of the Dimensons tags as engines. Never seen that before, but maybe I haven't been looking in the right places.
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby ted @ndes » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:14 pm

An aurebesh starfighter contest you say? "I'm On-ith..." XD

MAIN ENTRY PHOTO Onith-Wing Starfighter
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Onith-Wing Starfighter by Ted Andes, on Flickr

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Onith-Wing Starfighter by Ted Andes, on Flickr

In addition to the Onith shaped wings, the starfighter evolved into a mash-up between an A-wing and Y-wing too. Was a lot of fun to build. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the entries as they come in before the deadline.
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby darth85 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:08 am

foximus-prime wrote:Oh also I'd love to see more people feeling a little dangerous and going with the more difficult letters like Forn, Dorn, Usk, and Yirt. That is if anyone's up for the challenge ;) .


I thought the most difficult challenge was choosing a letter with disconnected shapes (shapes not being connected). I would like to see more entries working with that. :)

Awesome submissions thus far!
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby maedhros1980 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:58 am

Here is my entry into the contest, the Enth-Wing Starfighter. It was an interesting build with some unique challenges to overcome, but it is swooshable as long as you don't get too aggressive with your swoosh. :) You can find more angles of it on my flickr page. Good luck to all the other competitors and thanks FBTB for hosting the event.

ImageEnth-Wing Starfighter by Jake RF, on Flickr

ImageEnth-Wing Starfighter by Jake RF, on Flickr
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby matoli » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:50 pm

My submission.
D.R.O.I.D. recycling chain. Droids evolved: far away from Geonosis foundry the entire combat stuff is recycled. Damaged droids are accurately refurbished, if they missed legs than a robot chain will provide new legs, and so on. The chain structure simulate the word DROID in Aurebesh alphabet.

ImageD.R.O.I.D. recycling chain by matoli

ImageD.R.O.I.D. recycling chain by matoli

more images here : https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 0290457685
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby toastkateer » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 pm

And now...the RF-8024 also known as the Forn Fighter is my submission for this sweet contest!

ImageForn Fighter by Todd Wright, on Flickr

Built primarily as a high-speed reconnaissance ship, the Forn Fighter was one of the fastest ships in the fleet thanks to its giant main engine. While super fast, the fighter requires a rather unique stabilizer configuration, giving it the unique shape resembling the Aurebesh letter "Forn". It's rotating cockpit also helps to allow the ship to maneuver in unique ways, and make its flight path unpredictable for would-be attackers.

ImageForn fighter by Todd Wright, on Flickr

Thanks for checking out my latest project! And thanks to FBTB for always coming up with awesome build contests to kick my creativity organ in gear! Check out my flikr page to see the dry dock used for major repairs, as well as other views of the Forn Fighter.
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Re: FBTB Announces Star Wars X Building Contest

Postby Inthert » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:10 am

Here's my entry: Shen-Class Transport Fighter AKA 'Beluga'. The ship is modelled after the 'Shen' glyph which just so happens to be the perfect shape for a small transport fighter (or I thought so anyway! :D)

The backstory bit: 'Modified using scrap Y-wing parts and affectionately referred to as 'The Beluga Brigade' by other squadrons, a small fleet of Shen-class Transport Fighter's serve the rebel alliance as cargo delivery and extraction ships. Flying in tandem, two 'Belugas' combined firepower and upgraded sensors can bypass imperial blockades whilst carrying a large payload more typical of corellian freighters. This makes them an invaluable asset to the rebels selfless cause of providing aid to those suffering on occupied worlds.'

ImageShen-Class Transport Fighter 'Beluga' (3) by Inthert, on Flickr

ImageShen-Class Transport Fighter 'Beluga' (2) by Inthert, on Flickr

More images can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/inthert/a ... 0329330915

The minute I found out about this contest I knew it would be a fun departure from my usual builds..and it was! Really enjoying seeing everyone else's entries and I can't wait to find out what the next contest's theme will be!
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