This was one of the categories that i was dreading! The main reason being that i don't own a single phase 1 clone trooper. I only have phase 2 clones, which really limits what i can do. So i threw episode three in the DVD player and looked for a good battle. Obviously, I chose the battle of Utapau. I know it's very, very late in the clone wars but it's before order 66, so i think i'm in the clear :) Enjoy
Here is a quick view of the crab droid (better picture further down)
Here is the droid's side of the battle.
This is an explosion (again, better pictures further down).
some of the wall detailing.
more of the wall.
This really bad picture is to show you that the landing pad doesn't need any kind of supports to hold it up. You might notice the transparent stilts under there, they are just there to support it when it's on my shelf (my cat has a tendency to sleep on my larger mocs, such as this one, and i don't want him to step on it and launch all the droids to kingdom come)So, it doesn't NEED the stilts but better safe than sorry :)
Here is another bad shot of the crab droid.
OK, here are the better shots i was talking about. I cracked the rib cage for these pictures.
Here is that explosion again.
And a better view of the crab droid. This is right out of episode III! The clone runs across the platform and jumps onto a crab droid and blasts it's droid brains out! HAHAHAHAHA... Best scene EVER :) (PS. this crab droid sits on his brains XD)
And finally we have yet another view of the clones.
Oh, and i forgot to mention that i now have a better camera! My old one was a 4 MP this new one is 12 and can take HD video! Woohoo! I'm still trying to figure everything out so my pictures are probably going to be a tad blurry for a while. I'm working on it!
no offense, but you could have done better on the crab droid, but really impressive otherwise. I love the explosion too. Oh, yeah, please join the Grand Army of The Republic group. Thank you and happy moc-ing!!!
When I saw the rib cage, I immediately knew this is Utapau! Finally a cw battle I know (since this in a real movie). The overhang construction is pretty good and I love all the details. You also did a really good job on the rock wall. All in all great work!
whoa! i cant believe you were dreading this! this is amazing! My only tip is to change all the clones to white ep III ones. i dont think there were any pilots fighting on the ground. but i doubt you want to spend money for figs that are only gonna be in one contest entry, so it really doesnt matter.
Why does anyone even have you compete against other builders? You're way too awesome for competition. Anyway, I guess i'll tell you how amazing this is: I don't remember a skeleton over the scene. I love all the details. The Crab droid should be dark red, though, but, this is still better than anything I could do!