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Halo - Eye of Chaos Construction Journal: Entry 1
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1/18/10 – Well my fellow brick addicts, I'm finally off and running with this Halo monstrosity. As with the Invisible Hand, I thought it would be fun to keep a journal of sorts. See, this is actually for all of you. Oh, yeah...it is.

It will be a record for you to remember me by after all of the toil, the misery, the swearing, the grey hairs (those being the remaining ones that I somehow miss pulling out), the broken bank accounts, the marriage counseling, and the eventual suicide that this undertaking will inevitably bring. Again, this is for you. I know, I know. I’m so thoughtful.

So like Chris Phipson on date night, let's skip the foreplay and just dive right in. (Get used to these jabs, folks...it's the price he pays for being one of my best friends.)



The Eye of Chaos is to be a sister ship to the Spirit of Fire (a massive colony ship from the game, Halo Wars, that was converted for military purposes and eventually lost in service to the UNSC). After getting opinions from numerous builders (and thank you to so many for chiming in on that post!) I’ve come up with the concept of a sister ship. I’m pretty stoked about this idea from the standpoint that it should allow me to create something very similar to the original SOF design, which I absolutely LOVE, while still providing the freedom to make creative adjustments as I see fit. A necessary part of this project as reference images to the original ship are somewhat limited.




So, here we start with some detail work from the very front dorsal section of the SHIP (Seriously Huge Investment of Parts). As you might notice from the accompanying reference shot, the form is similar, but the details differ. It’s like I’m making a twin, of sorts…Ahhhhhh, twins. Long, dark hair, with huge hmmf?…What?…Where am I? Oh, sorr Mind wandered for a second there and, uh...Yeah, ANYWAY…This will probably be the basic formula that I use throughout the creation process.




The storyline will suggest that after the UNSC loses the SOF, they begin construction on a new vessel to replace her...




The resulting carrier will be the Eye of Chaos, sister ship to the SOF. It will be grounded in the original design, but improvements will be made in various areas where technology has advanced, or where the SOF just doesn't look “bad-ass”enough for the jar-headed, gun-slingin’, testosterone-laden, manly-type UNSC ass kickers.




Okay, here’s where it gets interesting (well, for me anyway…maybe you couldn’t care less). As you’ll see in another pic farther down, I’m planning on building over half of this SHIP upside down, with studs primarily up during construction…




After the various sections are complete, they’ll be attached in their proper direction; studs down. This is due to the fact that I’m planning to hang the ship once again (as I did with the IH) vs. using a base. How half of the ship (weighing, at best guess, between 20 to 30 pounds) is actually going to hang on to the upper portion, I have NO idea…Time to start sacrificing the neighborhood kids to appease the Lego Gods once again! (And maybe I’ll throw in E.K.O. Builder for good measure! Ha-ha, just kidding…not really.)




I actually want this thing in a hanging arrangement because there is a tremendous amount of detail on the ventral half of the SHIP, and with it hung from above, viewers should be able to see all of that detail much easier. The problem when doing this, is that gravity no longer functions as your friend, but becomes your adversary. Suddenly the difficulty in creating a sound substructure increases two-fold. Oh well, just goes to show that I’m a glutton for punishment. But, Lee Jones already knows that. And by the way, Lee…the safe word next week is “Sparticus.”

Moving on...




This was the original “spine” of the SHIP that I’d come up with, including a board with which to drill eyelets for hanging. This arrangement stuck around for a month or two, but I recently realized that while the design worked for the pull of gravity, it wasn’t going to do what I wanted for attaching the exterior details, sooooooo…




…back to the beginning for more head scratching (and scratching of other various body parts) to see what else I could come up with.




After a short time, this configuration seemed to do most of what I wanted. It’s as solid as a rock, holds the board in place nicely, and once it’s repeated for the length of the SHIP, it should do what I need. And so begin the Bricklink orders…God help me. Or Bill Gates, whoever’s willing to offer more money!




And finally, I thought I’d throw this shot into the mix. The yellow line illustrates the division between the half of the SHIP that I’m planning to do with studs facing primarily up, and the other half that I hope to do mostly studs down. Whether things actually work out that way is another matter. Time will tell.



So that’s if for now. Thanks for stopping by, and now that I’ve officially committed to the project by posting this for all of you, I guess I’d better get my *%# to work!



Comments

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  August 18, 2014
Amazing... as usual :)
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  September 15, 2012
... HOLY CRAP! DOOOOOD ... O_O WOW O.O
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  March 29, 2012
Wait a sec! did all of your entrys get MOTD!?!???
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  October 17, 2011
Quoting Ben Layne I THINK I CAN HELP U WTH THE MODEL!!!!!, i am a 3d animator, and there is a program called google sketchup. which is a free download, now there is a warehouse of models that u can download into sketchup, i have uploaded my recreation of the spirit of fire, which is based off of alllll the halo wars cinamatics, i spent hours looking through the different scenes to recriate the model to the best i can. now i am sure that u can use this model to help refference in making the overall model, so it is an option for u to use to help make ur lego model, now i do warn u that my model is not nearly as close to the detail f the real thing, but it is still one of the most detailed models in the google sketchup warehouse, there is more then one person with the sirit of fire model, but mine (the most detailed one is mine
Thanks so much, Ben - really nice of you to offer! I'm actually in great shape, though. I was contacted by one of the designers from Bungie who provided me with his original renderings. All of the detail one could possible ask for. Again, though, thanks very much for the offer.
  October 13, 2011
I THINK I CAN HELP U WTH THE MODEL!!!!!, i am a 3d animator, and there is a program called google sketchup. which is a free download, now there is a warehouse of models that u can download into sketchup, i have uploaded my recreation of the spirit of fire, which is based off of alllll the halo wars cinamatics, i spent hours looking through the different scenes to recriate the model to the best i can. now i am sure that u can use this model to help refference in making the overall model, so it is an option for u to use to help make ur lego model, now i do warn u that my model is not nearly as close to the detail f the real thing, but it is still one of the most detailed models in the google sketchup warehouse, there is more then one person with the sirit of fire model, but mine (the most detailed one is mine
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  June 25, 2011
I commented on this before, but great work. I am posting a much more modest Halo moc today or tomorrow. You should check it out.
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  June 25, 2011
this is amazing! congrats on MOTD!!!!
  June 25, 2011
very cool!!
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  June 25, 2011
that is so awesomely cool.
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  June 25, 2011
Great! Can't wait to see it finished!
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  June 25, 2011
Congratulations on the MOTD!
  April 15, 2011
That is so awesome! structure, design, shape, size... 10 out of 5! Your spaceships are really stunning! I would be very glad if you take a little time to come and check this: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/252434 :-)
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  March 9, 2011
I thought I'd share my idea for a SHIP mount seeing as you're going in a similar direction. Google 'engine puller' and look at the images. My plan is to start with a similar foundation on wheels and weld on a T-bar to the hoist horizontal and level with the ground. My plan is to build around the T-bar so that I bring the MOC to the mount vs. the mount to the MOC like you're doing. I'd considered your solution but it still results in manhandling the MOC to place the lower sections on. My SHIP design would be impossible to construct on a workbench as the bottom portion has lots of protrusions like a Nebulon B frigate from Star Wars. Food for thought.
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  January 26, 2011
ok i know a way to help you with it use 2x1 blocks with holes in
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  October 19, 2010
cant wait to see it finished! hope Bill Gates shows up at yur place with a truck of parts and bottle of xanix lol
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  August 25, 2010
even if it s a finished project,it s always interesting to see how you aproach it and present it! you re very cool,love your project already!
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  August 24, 2010
not worthy not worthy
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  August 23, 2010
so are u making a model of the spirit of fire and calling it a different name or is it a real ship in the halo universe and how did u get all the right coloured pieces and if u paid for them than how much will it cost for all the pieces
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  March 8, 2010
Cant wait to see the finished product!Oh yeah and what saber scorpian said.
Mark Kelso
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Blade Bat
  February 26, 2010
Halo kiddie!
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  February 26, 2010
great ship! and saber-scorpion; waynes world, shwing!
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  February 26, 2010
great ship! and saber-scorpion; waynes world, shwing!
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  February 26, 2010
Wait, you're actually doing this? You're actually making a Halo SHIP? WE ARE NOT WORTHY! *bows repeatedly* This is going to be so boss. This is gonna be boss hogg. You're awesome.
Mark Kelso
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Michael Sloper
  February 13, 2010
Hey, could you comment on my Executor when you get the time? Thanks. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/185676
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  February 7, 2010
.....speechlessness.....wow.....thats.....AWESOME!!!!!
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  February 7, 2010
I saw the reference picture and couldn't believe what you're attempting. That ship is going to be HUGE! Let's hope you can finish it for BrickWorld!
Mark Kelso
Michael Sloper
  February 3, 2010
Hey, could you comment on my new Star Wars moc when you get the time? Thanks.
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  February 2, 2010
Looking good. Very accurate. I thought you might want to make it differtent to the Spirit of Fire?
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  February 2, 2010
Quoting The Fantastic, Fabulous, and just plain ol' Awesome... Mark Kelso! Alright then, Phipson and I are forming a team...who wants in?
Hey Mark, can I be in your and Chris's team? I'm good at building in multiple themes, and I really admire you and Phipson. Don't tell him that though. ;) So can I be in?
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  January 31, 2010
Quoting Greg Stringer-Bates I just heard a rumor that the Spirit of Fire was not lost in battle but was built so far over budget that the UNSC CLAIMED it was destroyed so they could cash in on the insurance... hence the rapid creation of the "sister" ship, the Eye of Chaos, to replace it. Just something you hear when you drink with the right people.....
Amhakia Industrustries can neither confirm nor deny such rumors. (But just between you and me, I'd say that's a likely possibility! LOL.)
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  January 31, 2010
I just heard a rumor that the Spirit of Fire was not lost in battle but was built so far over budget that the UNSC CLAIMED it was destroyed so they could cash in on the insurance... hence the rapid creation of the "sister" ship, the Eye of Chaos, to replace it. Just something you hear when you drink with the right people.....
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  January 31, 2010
awesome....:D time to kick some alien ass
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  January 31, 2010
Quite simply - this is gonna be epic !
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  January 31, 2010
ultra awesome ....
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  January 30, 2010
Nice! Sorry for not commenting on this before! Its getting very nice! Loved the idea of the studs upside down! It the best choice! I wish you good luck and a good work! Lawrence
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  January 30, 2010
Cant wait till u finish
Mark Kelso
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Michael Sloper
  January 29, 2010
I knew you couldn't resist making another #1 lego creation on the site. I can't wait until entry 2. Oh, and I have a non-star wars moc up, could you check it out if you have the time?
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  January 29, 2010
cant wait till u finish!!!!! u sure u have enough bricks?????
  January 29, 2010
so,so cool!!!!!
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  January 29, 2010
That looks very station! Good pictures and very precise resemblance! You got some serious skills!
Mark Kelso
James Walker
  January 28, 2010
I played Halo way too much in my youthful days, now I have upgraded to the manly art of Lego! This, however, brings back the memories...
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  January 28, 2010
Are you Korean, because u have those symbols.
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  January 28, 2010
Lookin' good, man. Keep up the work!
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  January 28, 2010
i love halo and you are genious with this creation
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  January 28, 2010
I love Phipson's little comments sprinkled throughout the fanboys'. =) Lookin' fine, Mark! Not that I would expect anything else...
Mark Kelso
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James Hawke
  January 27, 2010
No Kelso! Not another Invisible hand!! ; )
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  January 27, 2010
I not sure what I enjoy more, the journal entries or the end product. Ok fine, the end product, but the journal entries are a close second. I'm glad you decided to do this again. Looks great so far.
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  January 26, 2010
Yes. Yes! Continue at all costs. When will your next update be? I know it takes a while to get a part of the ship done but I am just curious.
Mark Kelso
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Maj. Forge Macfarley
  January 26, 2010
AWESOME!
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  January 26, 2010
The detail you have put into this ship ALREADY is just... WOW !!!!! If I had that much detail in ANY part of my stuff I'd be more than pleased. How do you do it?
  January 26, 2010
nice work
  January 25, 2010
One word: URG. That best describes this undertaking. Hope you win the lottery.
  January 25, 2010
uh... nice work.... ~m0s3s
  January 25, 2010
tihs 1z n0t hayl0s!!11111 weer iz teh mastuur ch3erf!11111 i play hyal00 0d5t aNd th3er was m4ster cheef in a bl4ak arm000r!1111 thies iz n00t hayl00!!1!!11111 (uh... jk?)
  January 24, 2010
Quoting Ben Kelly Sometimes I wonder who in their right mind would attempt this, my question is answered!
Now now, no one has ever accused Mark of "being in his right mind."
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  January 24, 2010
Sometimes I wonder who in their right mind would attempt this, my question is answered! And are you aware that you are picking the topic for the COP vs. UNE showdown? Just making sure...I've got 6 days till I'm back in prison (Boarding House) and my building finger's gettin itchy!
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  January 24, 2010
wonderful, hopefully you'll be able to solve that problem. not that it means much to ye' but i've improved some of the pictures on my ship
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  January 23, 2010
Thats awesome i think it will look great when its done! =D
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  January 23, 2010
Thats awesome i think it will look great when its done! =D
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  January 23, 2010
This will be massive. I'm looking forward to it, good luck~LL
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  January 22, 2010
Beautiful.
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  January 22, 2010
You are the sith lord of the space ship !!!!! You'r name should be -"darth kelso !!! "gosh what a project !!! I'm really jealous !!!!
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  January 22, 2010
Wow you must put a lot of effort into those Mocs of yours. I really enjoy seeing you build and hope I can be as good as you some day!
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  January 22, 2010
Man, you sure have patience... and money... What an effort to make such MOCs, but I thinks it's worthy, both for you and for us... Good luck!
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  January 22, 2010
This gonna be gorgeous ! You're The Master for converting concept art into Lego. Please Mark, there's an homepage I would really like you to checked, it will interested you (and it didn't had any recognition...) http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/43375 - Thanks a lot !
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  January 22, 2010
expensive is right, mark. this thing already has more bley than I have in my collection, and by the time you are finished, you'll have more bley in it than I have legos in every color! but I agree, 2010 is the year of the SHIP.
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  January 22, 2010
Quoting Thomas Benedikt I've been around long enough to know that this is easily gonna be the coolest Lego spaceship of the year. On that note, congratz on MOC of the year, and making the cover of every Lego ezine on the web.
Oh, wait til you see what Lee Jones has in store for us! And I can't WAIT to see what you've been up to with that SSD...should be a goooood year for us all (albiet an expensive one!).
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  January 22, 2010
this is going to be very big, and very expensive, and extreamly cool!
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  January 22, 2010
I've been around long enough to know that this is easily gonna be the coolest Lego spaceship of the year. On that note, congratz on MOC of the year, and making the cover of every Lego ezine on the web. -- I'd compete with you, but my head exploded at 35,000 pieces on design for my super star destroyer. Now I'm working on selling my just completed science-fiction screenplay. If I ever need concept art, atleast I'll know who to look for. :)
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  January 21, 2010
Woot! Great work here! The commentary was quite amusing too. Looking forward to more!
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  January 21, 2010
WOA! Amazing. WOW. Very good job.
  January 21, 2010
I rest my case.
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  January 21, 2010
I really like that construction journal, interesting to see how you approach such a huge build. Especially the difficulties are interesting to me. The board integration looks a bit stressed, probably that's intentional though? I'm also looking forward to see the "How half of the ship is actually going to hang on to the upper portion"-problem solved.
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  January 21, 2010
You should have been a handyman, and just planed that silly board to fit the legos. Great work by the way!.
Mark Kelso
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Nunoyo Bizznizz
  January 20, 2010
Does it fit a fig?...and what set does that board come in? Is it official Lego lumber? But seriously, Mr. Kelso, you either have a tremendous surplus of testicular fortitude, or a rather large dent in your cranium. Either way I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. Thus far, it looks pretty ok.
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  January 20, 2010
Quoting Chris Phipson ... we should just all go to Flickr because that's a much better environment for our children... I seriously doubt that any of the people this rant was aimed at truly understood the irony of it.
Too true, but not lost on us my friend.~H
Quoting Mark Kelso the grey hairs (those will be the remaining ones that I somehow miss pulling out!)
STOP PULLING! My God man, from the looks of that pick, you have so little to spare. Yes, I actually looked at the MOC again, bustin' your nuts is just a bonus!~H
  January 20, 2010
Oh, and I also want you to know that I find this moc truly inapproriate for MOCpages. The HALO game is rated M for mature and therefore people under 18 shouldn't know anything about it. MOCs like this only contribute to the delinquency of our youth! We must protect the children! MOCpages will not stand for this... we should just all go to Flickr because that's a much better envrionment for our children. You should be ashamed of yourself for subjecting the young, impressionable builders of MOCpages to something that is totally inapproriate for their age. I mean come on! What, do you think it's the parents responsibility to make sure that their kids aren't playing games that are intended for adults? I would report this but I seriously doubt that any of the people this rant was aimed at truly understood the irony of it. ~ Chris.
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  January 20, 2010
Very nice! It looks fantastic already. :)
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  January 20, 2010
Ok, so correct me if I'm wrong here... Lee is building the Pillar (Halo), you're doing this (Halo) and I'm posting a Clone Wars MOC sometime in the next week? Did anyone else see Satan skating to work today? ~ Chris.
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  January 20, 2010
Wow, you've got another large one coming on. Although I'm not familiar with the ship, it looks like a great one to build. Lovin' the idea of the bottom studs pointing downward.
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  January 20, 2010
It looks like its coming along pretty well!
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  January 20, 2010
Quoting Nunoyo Bizznizz you either have a tremendous surplus of testicular fortitude, or a rather large dent in your cranium.
The latter, to be sure!
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  January 20, 2010
Quoting John Moffatt Hello again Mr. Kelso. I'm sure this will be lost in a stream of "Wow"s, but just a friendly reminder that we need you to bestow judgment tomorrow or sometime soon thereafter.
Not a problem. It's on the calendar as part of my "to do" list, but thanks all the same for letting me know.
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  January 20, 2010
I can only imagine how large (and expensive) that's going to be... but at least it looks cool:)
  January 20, 2010
Quoting Mark Kelso …back to the beginning for more head scratching (and scratching of other various body parts) to see what else I could come up with.
oh wow. that had to have been the funniest thing i heard today XD i lol'd so hard, no, i ROFL'd. anyhow. great job! cant wait to see it finished!
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  January 20, 2010
That's gonna look really impressive when it's ready! Looking great!
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  January 20, 2010
This is going to be epic.
Mark Kelso
brandon emmert
  January 19, 2010
you went to the dark side.....this looks good so far, the detail in the ship though is in great amounts. this will be a big project. bonne chance!
Mark Kelso
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That LDD Guy
  January 19, 2010
So far so Great!
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  January 19, 2010
wow kelso you really looked stressed in that picture, you need a vacation (no offense) but cant wait till its done just dont stress to much or else you might destroy the whole thing in your rage lol take it easy
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  January 19, 2010
Too good for words.... cant wait to see the final project
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  January 19, 2010
Hello again Mr. Kelso. I'm sure this will be lost in a stream of "Wow"s, but just a friendly reminder that we need you to bestow judgment tomorrow or sometime soon thereafter.
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  January 19, 2010
Wow, that is quite the undertaking! I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty completed! There's going to be quite a few happy folks on bricklink, that's for sure. Now....if you'll excuse me, I have some gray to stock up my store with.
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  January 19, 2010
Wowa. This is really nice, everything is great, the slopes are perfect... I only see one flaw that doesn't matter at all, and that would be on the upside-down portion with all the fin pieces (5th pic down in 'about moc'). The sort of platform on the big fin should be slightly bigger/one brick lower, I think. What am I ranting on about!? The master knows best! Anyway, great job, me wants more...
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  January 19, 2010
oh by the way Mark the last day for round 2 in the moc off is tomorrow, just encase you forgot
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  January 19, 2010
Quoting alex Mc zippadee doo da, zippadee day, my oh my what a wonderful day. I like your details so far and I have a question. Will the studs up/studs down division go across the wing or underneath it?
The wing elements will be both studs up and down (as I did with the Rusty Ferret MOC), and attach by way of hinges into the side of the studs-up portion. (Famous last words!)
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  January 19, 2010
zippadee doo da, zippadee day, my oh my what a wonderful day. I like your details so far and I have a question. Will the studs up/studs down division go across the wing or underneath it?
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  January 19, 2010
I'm as giddy as a school girl!!!!!
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  January 19, 2010
I got say when you do it you do it big. I'm lookin forward to seeing the work in progress. I'm sure it will be nothing short of amazing.
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  January 19, 2010
Looking sweet Mark! This is going to be a real work of art!
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  January 19, 2010
I'm with Lee on this one: your journals are Legoporn Marky! If money is tight maybe switch to Megablocks-they do Halo sets yes? ;D
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  January 19, 2010
If only I was a bricklink seller, I'd start stocking up on grey pieces..... in a big way. One good thing will come from this Mark, You'll make someone rich.... ;-) p.s. it makes me happy to see your work too.
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  January 19, 2010
Looking good so far - in fact if you had just posted the first photo and said it was a micro-scale futuristic city then I would have said well done! Brave to take on such a project (I barely have time to build a speeder bike, nevermind this scale....) but I look forward to following it's progression. Thanks for the insight into your creative process and thanks for the fave too!
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  January 19, 2010
So far so good! Looks superb! Keep it up without losing it :D
  January 19, 2010
Lol, that's good to hear...The Invisible Hand was epic b.t.w.
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  January 19, 2010
Quoting Hans Dendauw Translation: Ain't it cool that I can pretty much build whatever the #%*& I want, still call it Halo and get all those Kiddies to rate it into oblivion! HAHAHAHAHA! My plan to rule MOCpages is nearly complete...LMFAO! Great WIP, you're detail work shows how good you are with the small things, just like your wife says. The whole 'studs down meets studs up' technique sounds like something that Phipson would've showed you...never mind. Awesome stuff.~H
If there were a contest for "best comments" this would be a serious contender. LOL!
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  January 19, 2010
Quoting Parrington Levens I just hope that when it's all put together, you don't find that it slips and explodes the entire ship apart from within!
Entirely plausible scenario! But, I used that same wooden centerpiece for the Invisible Hand, and it managed to hold together, so I'm at least 1 - 0!
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  January 19, 2010
Quoting Sebeus I Good luck, I wouldn't be able to achieve such gigantic build, how long do you think it's going to take ? less than a year ? (that would be impressive already)
I'm hoping...HOPING, mind you...that I can have it done in time for Brickworld (mid June). That's really pushing it at this point, though, from a financial standpoint. Time-wise, I could do it, but the economy's done a number on most artists, myself included, and funds are dangerously low...We'll see.
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  January 19, 2010
Good luck, I wouldn't be able to achieve such gigantic build, how long do you think it's going to take ? less than a year ? (that would be impressive already)
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  January 19, 2010
How many requests from mini HALO minifigures did you get to build this?
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  January 19, 2010
Looks very promising Mark, completely different approach as what I'm used to do. I start with a frame design and fill it up with details later. Disadvantage with that is the frame needs to be redesigned when details take to much weight. I like to follow your storyline, it's written in a capturing way. Keep on the good work!
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  January 19, 2010
This is awesome! I can't wait for the finished product :D
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  January 19, 2010
You just had to put wood in your moc didn't you. :P
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  January 19, 2010
Wow. Looks so far that your models of the different sections of the ship are going to match up perfectly. I have to give you credit for being able to keep everything to scale and still keep it clean and real. On the contrary, my favorite part here is how you showed the comparison pics on the side of your models. If only everyone else did that too. I foresee the greatest headache trying to piece together the opposite sides of the bricks using your "support" system. Anyway, it resembles a ship, so your past stage one, keep up the good work. Oh, and congratulations, you have received your brown belt in Halo Kidde-fu. -Dylan
Mark Kelso
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Joe P.
  January 18, 2010
Excellent so far! The progress is very good. This is something many MOCpagers should get excited about, including me! Good luck on the shipbuilding! Can't wait to see the second build journal! ~Joe
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  January 18, 2010
Another beautiful 'Construction Journal Entry'... Oh how I'll be awaiting more! Like a puppy beneath a table, begging for scraps... or something like that...
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  January 18, 2010
G'day mate. Funnily enough, I have also found myslef experimenting with how to incorparate a wooden plank into large scale craft design and what I came up with was actually screwing 1-block-thick base plates down onto it. Worked a treat, but only used it once. I love the way you are going about it trying to jam it in between a lego structure, I just hope that when it's all put together, you don't find that it slips and explodes the entire ship apart from within!
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  January 18, 2010
This, Mr. Kelso, is going to be good. Very good. The Vose are hissing with excitement; the Trelassi are smashing mountains in their glee, the Rim Worlds are fascinated, and Lt. Starr is so envious she could SPIT fire! In addition, I am sitting here saying, "The scope! The beautiful gray pieces!" In fact, they're coming to take me away, hah, hah!"
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  January 18, 2010
Looks good so far! I'm sure it will turn out great. By the way I like your office. :)
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  January 18, 2010
Quoting Mark Kelso I’m pretty stoked about this idea from the standpoint that it should allow me to create something very similar to the original SOF design, which I absolutely LOVE, while still providing the freedom to make creative adjustments as I see fit.
Translation: Ain't it cool that I can pretty much build whatever the #%*& I want, still call it Halo and get all those Kiddies to rate it into oblivion! HAHAHAHAHA! My plan to rule MOCpages is nearly complete...LMFAO! Great WIP, you're detail work shows how good you are with the small things, just like your wife says. The whole 'studs down meets studs up' technique sounds like something that Phipson would've showed you...never mind. Awesome stuff.~H
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  January 18, 2010
Halo kiddy that I am, I'm really glad that you're pursuing this. What you've got so far looks exceptionally promising. I've been wanting to try my hand a microscale Halo starship for a while now, and this might just nudge me toward doing some work on that. (maybe I'll build it to scale with Eye of Chaos, imagine that! Ok, so it'd only be a frigate, but whatever.)
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  January 18, 2010
So your first huge ship, the Invisible hand, looks like a giant you-know-what, and now you're building a ship with a huge piece of wood in it. Just some food for thought (and Phipson). Good luck =)
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  January 18, 2010
Great job so far, just imagine how much more money it would cost to make it studless
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  January 18, 2010
Do you plan on building the words "Eye of Chaos" and the UNSC symbol into the side of the ship? It looks fantastic so far!
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  January 18, 2010
Great work Kelso! looks good so far!
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  January 18, 2010
Wow, it's looking good. I am looking forward to seeing it progress over the next view months. Can't wait to see it finished. ~ J
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  January 18, 2010
cant wait to see it finished!
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  January 18, 2010
Ahh, how I have longed for another Kelso journal. Life is good again. Lee.
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  January 18, 2010
Nice seeing the building process. Good luck with that. see ya. garth
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  January 18, 2010
Hot diggity (Wow, did I just say that?). Good luck with your marriage.
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  January 18, 2010
Looking awesome Mark! Can't wait to see the completed work
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  January 18, 2010
Looking awesome Mark! Can't wait to see the completed work
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  January 18, 2010
Looks great so far. keep it up!
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  January 18, 2010
Great stuff! This reminded me of something you and Brian K. said at BW last year: Take a part and look at it and think about what it is, then turn it upside down, sideways, or inside out and imagine what it could be. What you have here has a great shape and is already taking on a life of its own. The plan to suspend the finished MOC (and the upside down build) is great, and that is something I'm sure I'll never do on a large scale because, well, I'm lazy like that. Maybe one day I'll do a journal about what I go through to make comics . . . nah, that's too much work.
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  January 18, 2010
Amazing. Cant wait for the finished product. And good luck with that gravity! -Sam
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  January 18, 2010
Seth stole the words out of my mouth!
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  January 18, 2010
Your talent with the bricks extenze as far as the eye can see, and then some. Best of luck to ya with this project!
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  January 18, 2010
Your talent with the bricks extenze as far as the eye can see, and then some. Best of luck to ya with this project!
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  January 18, 2010
Seth stole the words out of my mouth!
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  January 18, 2010
when youre done, it will look amazing, after all you are like a Mondern Da-vinci. -Matt Shack
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  January 18, 2010
Excellent as usual Mark. You almost rival Phipson...IDK.
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  January 18, 2010
It's barely started and I'm already giddy like a ... nevermind ... Wow! Those little pieces of the ship you showed already generates excitement! How one manages to create an eventual monstrosity is beyond me. I could only imagine what those suicidal thoughts would be. In the meantime, I'll fire up the popcorn machine and watch out for the next episode of your journal... XD
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  January 18, 2010
Your off to an excellent start! I will be following these journal entries very closely...
 
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