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Alright folks, so here we go. As promised, a techniques section. Sometimes when you build spacecraft, or military machines, you find the need to use, unorthodox, techniques. Feel free to share them down below. Please, however, provide links to BL or Peeron, each link leading to a part used in your technique.
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| July 12, 2013, 7:12 pm
I've found that snot works very well for the wings of spaceships and you can create great wing design with them.
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| July 13, 2013, 11:37 am
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Quoting Seamus M.
I've found that snot works very well for the wings of spaceships and you can create great wing design with them.

It works fantastic for any wing. Just look at my planes.
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| July 13, 2013, 11:57 am
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Quoting Seamus M.
I've found that snot works very well for the wings of spaceships and you can create great wing design with them.

Most MOCs I have seen that use that design seem to make it work well. You have to have a sizable aircraft to do it, though, as you get a thick wing.
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| July 13, 2013, 12:00 pm
I have found that with much bigger ships, a sub-frame of technic bricks and couplers is massively strong once you add plates on top and bottom for skin. PLUS, you can alternate the bricks for studs on top and bottom. I cantilevered the wings of my Ecosse out about 40 studs and it's perfectly flat. Okay, not perfectly, but pretty darn close.
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| July 14, 2013, 9:46 am
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http://joncraton.org/media/files/UnofficialLEGOAdvancedBuildingTechniquesGuide.pdf Quite a nice guide for "unusual" building techniques. A bunch of SNOT ideas in there.
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| July 14, 2013, 12:45 pm
NEVER make a hollow SHIP with huge sections hanging on less than 6 studs each. Also always make sure you have something to stop the force of connecting pieces.
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| July 23, 2013, 3:42 pm
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
NEVER make a hollow SHIP with huge sections hanging on less than 6 studs each. Also always make sure you have something to stop the force of connecting pieces.

Well. From advice from my carrier; never use tiles to hold together plates. THAT is a really bad idea.....
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| July 24, 2013, 11:19 am
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Well. From advice from my carrier; never use tiles to hold together plates. THAT is a really bad idea.....

Even though it looks nice and just needs thrusters now, it strikes me that I should not have jumped into sci-fi after two years of pretty much just castle (+ some apocalypse) with a SHIP. A dio would be better.
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| July 24, 2013, 11:24 am
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Even though it looks nice and just needs thrusters now, it strikes me that I should not have jumped into sci-fi after two years of pretty much just castle (+ some apocalypse) with a SHIP. A dio would be better.

Yeah, maybe not a SHIP as such. You could have gotten away with maybe a space fighter, or yes a dio, but a SHIP? Not so sure.....
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| July 24, 2013, 11:26 am
Quoting Achintya Prasad
Yeah, maybe not a SHIP as such. You could have gotten away with maybe a space fighter, or yes a dio, but a SHIP? Not so sure.....

You will change your mind, even though you should not (upon seeing it).

It was hard, but what is decided has to be done. We meet again in Valhalla.
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| July 24, 2013, 11:29 am
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
You will change your mind, even though you should not (upon seeing it).

It was hard, but what is decided has to be done. We meet again in Valhalla.

It will be interesting to see, but maybe a more gentle slope. Like, I will most likely never build a castle with 4,000 parts; just not my building, so.....
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| July 24, 2013, 11:31 am
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