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Yubihama Container Hauler
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YH-MERGE II CONTAINER HAULER





















YH-CLASS I CONTAINER







Behind the scenes

This was inspired by Keith's Bogata Railhead diorama. I wanted to build my own container frighter. I have built a container attached by magnets before, so I won't give him credit :P

I started with the container. It's a pretty simple build, everything is held together by hinge plates. The studs on the surface are definitely on purpose, it gives the container a rougher look. The door actually doesn't open, there was no space left to build such a mechanism.

An earlier concept. After all it took me about four hours to get to this stage. I'm really glad I managed to abandon it. ^^



So I started over. Oh, did I mention that I only had the parts to build one container at all? Yeah, that's true, I duplicated it through the magic of photoshop ;) There probably are some flaws, but it's much cheaper than buying the parts...



I added some fins at the back and already had the final shape in my mind. I first used hinge bricks to generate the shape, but when I came to the point to add a landing gear I realised, that it wasn't sturdy enough.



So I removed the lower half and rather continued to work on the cockpit meanwhile. From the moment I had that windscreen piece in my hand I knew it was the only one that fits. I desperately tried to find another one, because that thing drove me crazy. I couldn't think of a way to attach it, without the whole cockpit box getting too big. It wasn't until I looked at Keith's ships again, when I saw how he built it. Even though he doesn't use the same windscreen, it helped a lot. Thanks ^^


From there on it was a straight line to the finished ship. I used angled technic connectors instead of hinge bricks for the body. I know that I could have spent more time on the landing gear perhaps, I know that I need more black magnet holders and I might have improved some areas if I had the time to wait for a bricklink order. But I did not post anything since January, and I'm quite busy with studies right now. I don't know when I will find the time to build something again, but I wanted to throw this in, to prove that I'm still alive...and building ;)

Thanks for looking and feel free to comment ^^




Comments

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  April 22, 2010
This is awesome! Its awesome in so many ways, i cant think of a single thing to point out about it :D
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  April 21, 2010
Wow, REALLY nice! Excellent job on the hauler. Love the shapes, the details, the parts usage. Great work!
  April 21, 2010
Ah, glad to see I'm not the only one who remembers those old games. I'm still hoping that the remake hinted at a year ago is still in the works.
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  April 21, 2010
now THAT is cool.
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  April 21, 2010
Quoting Aidan Bryant Very cool design, and look to it! The photoshoping was excellent, and the whole Class-I container instantly reminded me of the old Tie Fighter game. Almost anything that reminds me of that game puts me into a good mood. Well done!
Thank you! To be honest, the design of the container was heavily inspired by the X-Wing Alliance game, I believe it's a successor of the TIE Fighter game, and one of my all-time favourites ;)
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  April 21, 2010
Very cool design, and look to it! The photoshoping was excellent, and the whole Class-I container instantly reminded me of the old Tie Fighter game. Almost anything that reminds me of that game puts me into a good mood. Well done!
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  April 21, 2010
I like it a lot, and because it's so much better than anything I've built I dislike you a lot now. Cheers
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  April 15, 2010
Great stuff here and the playability adds to the grandour. Cool techniques and shape but that's your trademark, right?
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  April 14, 2010
Thanks again, everybody! ^^
Quoting Sven Junga Wirklich klasse geworden! Frage mich wies wohl aussieht wenn man das ganze Raumschiff nach vorne hin um einen Container verlängern würde.
Hehe, um ehrlich zu sein, ich hab mich auch schon gefragt, wie es aussehen würde, wenn ich das Schiff nach hinten um einen Container verlängere :)
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  April 13, 2010
AMAZING !!! GREAT !!!! SPLENDID !!!! TERRIFIC !!! AWNESOME !!!! BEAUTIFUL !!!!! GEORGOUS !!!!!
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  April 12, 2010
Awesome ship! You did a great job! I liked the colors you used, it reminds me of one of the classic space themes.
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  April 12, 2010
Wirklich klasse geworden! Frage mich wies wohl aussieht wenn man das ganze Raumschiff nach vorne hin um einen Container verlängern würde.
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  April 11, 2010
It looks great
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  April 11, 2010
Sweet, could of used a better fig though.
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  April 10, 2010
Nicely done, the combination of grey and red always does something more, thanks for the construction photos, very inspiring
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  April 10, 2010
Wow, this is great! The colors and pure and original design combine so effectively.
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  April 10, 2010
This is really sweet!
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  April 9, 2010
Amazing, great job! I like the shapes of this, and I think you did a magnificent job! =D Great one, if you have the time would you mind looking at this? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/196822
Space Pirate
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That LDD Guy
  April 8, 2010
I like it, I can just never get a cargo ship that fits my liking.
Space Pirate
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Dave and John Xandegar
  April 8, 2010
This very well may be the best Cargo Ship design EVER on MOCpages! A great look, while remaining true to it's utility...splendid!
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  April 8, 2010
The odd shape of the ship and container is what really makes this moc stand out. Very impressive work.
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  April 8, 2010
Wow, a great bit of civilian sci-fi!
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  April 8, 2010
Very cool design! I love all the gleebles and details of the freighter. Good job "cheating" with Photoshop too. You can't even tell:)
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  April 8, 2010
wow very imaginative :-)
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  April 8, 2010
Flawless. This container ship is just flawless.
 I made it 
  April 8, 2010
Thanks guys! It's really interesting that some like the containers more than the ship :D
Quoting Shannon Ocean Yeah man, fantastic shaping on both the ship and the container. Very enjoyable to see the WIP shots too. Great stuff!!
I didn't intend to post them first, they were merely meant to help me, in case I had to go back a step during construction. I'm glad you enjoy them. :)
Quoting Harrison Kelly Wow i really enjoy the shape of this! It doesn't even look flawed at all on the photoshop pics! I guess unless you look really close... Good job i like it!
Yeah, I didn't look really close either. Merging two photos is an automated process by photoshop...luckily, otherwise it would be a pain to do that.
Quoting Kevin Walter Extrem cool! Vor allem gefallen mir die Container - und dein "Arbeitsplatz" den man da sieht ;-)
Danke. Mein Arbeitsplatz...hehe...oder Couchtisch, Esstisch, Fußablage...der ist richtig universell ;)
 I like it 
  April 8, 2010
Very well done! I love the neat container design, and the hauler is awesome! 5/5
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  April 8, 2010
wow, schaut super aus :) Jetzt würden dir nur noch Container für andere Frachten fehlen ^^ 5/5 von mir :)
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  April 8, 2010
Wow, just a great design, and looks very 'playable' too. Good job!
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  April 8, 2010
Great details and the assembly of those components look just great!
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  April 8, 2010
Sehr schön geworden. Mir gefallen besonders die Details.
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  April 8, 2010
Looks great! The container is really well designed with its tapered edges. On the ship there are some good ideas for detail solutions.
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  April 8, 2010
Extrem cool! Vor allem gefallen mir die Container - und dein "Arbeitsplatz" den man da sieht ;-)
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  April 8, 2010
Fantastic and unique, great build!
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  April 8, 2010
very cool moc detail is awesome looks like it could move alot of cargo no problem .
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  April 8, 2010
Awesome. I love the container design.
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  April 8, 2010
Very impressive. But those containers steal the show from the hauler itself... I love them, you're really creative.
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  April 8, 2010
Wow i really enjoy the shape of this! It doesn't even look flawed at all on the photoshop pics! I guess unless you look really close... Good job i like it!
 I like it 
  April 8, 2010
Yeah man, fantastic shaping on both the ship and the container. Very enjoyable to see the WIP shots too. Great stuff!!
 I made it 
  April 8, 2010
Thanks Steef! I'm glad you like it ^^
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  April 8, 2010
This is the best thing I've seen on here for ages, for personal reasons. The reason being that I really like this sort of thing ;) Love the shape of the containers (amazing what you can do with some hinge plates eh), love the little ladder and the completely utilitarian shape of the lone hauler without the cargo. Great stuff! A (rare) 5/5 from me.
 
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