It's been a while and I've been pretty busy lately, so I haven't achieved as much as I'd like to have done by this point in time. Still, I'm 99% finished on the bottom of the ship now, just waiting on parts, and I felt like an update was needed. I hope you can see a difference between the main picture and the last update. If not, the shots below show the areas I've been working on. One problem I am finding is it's been quite tricky taking details off grainy youtube videos of the Doomgiver. So I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out the structure before I can build it! Probably the main reason I got bogged down by the stern.
One building setback has been my 1x1 LBG tiles, which I've discovered are actually 1x1 LG tiles. :o( I doubt you'd see it once the ship is turned over, but I'd know they're there and that kind of detail keeps me awake at night. So I will be painstakingly removing these within the next week or two and replacing them with what are (I hope) a new and correct batch of tiles.
All six engines are finished, as is much of the tail, including a tie fighter hanger bay and 'the hole.' Not sure what it is, but I wanted some kind of hole, so I built one in. :o)
All 100 pods are in place, although I will be adding some more parts to each pod to fill out the holes, with 800 Light Bluish Gray Technic, Pin 1/2 to be precise. I think that will make 20 pieces per pod, or 2,000 pieces in total, just for the pods. I'm going to enjoy counting the total part number at the end. I was thinking I would be ~5,000 pieces, but now I'm thinking more like 10,000 pieces.
Engines and stern almost finished here. the hole is in between the tie fighter hanger bay and the slope.
Close up of one of the guns and some of the pods. Remember this is the bottom of the ship, so turn your monitor upside down...
Stern, I think you can see the difference in tile colours in this shot. If I'd had a mix of LBG and LG for all tile sizes, I would have probably been happier. But as I chose early on to go with LBG, I have to replace the 1x1 tiles. I'll be breaking up the monotony of tiles with a bit more of what you see in the top left corner, with some raised tiling. I'll also be adding some antenna on the right corner of the ship.
Looking back over the pods to the stern of the ship.
More of the same.
And, er, more rear shots.
I didn't take a shot of the base I have built, which I will include in the next update. I also cracked a problem with the greebling last night. I had built up long strips of greebling to attach at the bow/stern of the ship with a hinge, but found it curved out. I'll have something on that in the next update as well.
Quoting Hans DendauwNPD
Wow, quite the ambitious project! It looks fantastic so far and I can't wait to see the finished product. Hope all goes well with the move and you can get back to the bricks ASAP!~H
Thanks. Hopefully will be getting my hands on bricks again within a week. Itching to get back to building this and finishing it!
Just stumbled on to this, and it's looking fantastic. I can relate about the frustration of having to put it aside for a bit. I'm having to do the same with my Eye of Chaos SHIP, and it's driving me nuts. But good things to those who wait, right? Looking forward to seeing more progress, but meanwhile...amazing!
Thanks for all the feedback. Unfortunately, this MOC is packed away and will be for a while as we move house, so no building for me over the next 1-2 months, at the very least. :o(
Pretty keen to get it flipped over and start working on the topside once we're settled again, this side is definitely going to be trickier to complete.
Wow... This looks like its going to be MASSIVE. I hope it works out well, making a ship anywhere near this big takes a lot of work (my biggest ship I've made was 64 studs long and that took about 3 months to complete, and it wasn't even very detailed...)