Calling all master shipbuilders! This is your chance to share your building tips for all to see!!
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Thank You for coming to share your knowledge. I don't believe there is anything like this on MOC pages. Please take a moment of your time to read this.
Lately I have been looking at some large scale ships that have been frequently popping up on MOCpages and quite frankly I do not know how to build one. Or where to start for that matter. I speak for a large quantity of MOCgoers when I say this: How do I build the "ideal starship"???
That's where this database comes in!
I'm calling out to anyone who has built any ship of any size to share their building tips for the general public of MOCpages to see.
In the form of a post, describe things such as ideal hight, ideal LNS (length in studs), how to use simple techniques for amazing effects. As well, it would help if you also posted the definitions for ship building terminology such as "Greebling" or "SNOT". As shocking as this is, some people do not understand these terms (me included...nyuk nyuk).
I would perfer the post to be in this format to keep the page neat and uniform:
Title Of Tip: Blah Blah Blah
Description: Yadda Yadda Yadda
How To Do or What It Means: Hamunah Hamunah Hamunah
Change to details, just post, It's a free database!!!! Follow the format if you want, but in the end, it's a user generated database!!!! Please be sure to post!
I accept all types of ship-related information for the benefit of all MOCgoers seeking to build their very own starship, but please, do not post things that do not pretain to the subject of this database.
Again, this is not just for my benefit. I do this for the good of all MOCgoers who want build a starship, I ask all expert builders to share their knowledge and insight for the aid of others.
-In response to Ngeok N, most people may not know how to find THE SPECIFIC forum! This is for people who want to get information thats easier to find, HERE, on MOCpages. The forum IS a good idea, but it's easier for people to check stuff out in the form of a page. ALSO, anyone else looking for tips can veiw the posters' creations if they still cannot fully grasp what the the information given. It just seemed easier for me to make a page.
A genius idea!you are a clever one aint ya?
well,I love greebling and Ill explain my sight on it:Small details on ships,like machinery effects wires and machine details,Youve seen the new (not so new actually) Y-wing?Its full of Greebling.SNOT are short for:Studs Not On Top,And that gives the model an artiristic look.Thats nice on castles and ships.SNOT doesent have to mean that there cant be ANY studs on top,so mix it up.I use SNOT on some of my models.
Check them out and please write review!
PS:hope I can make a page like this too!please confirm in a review!
You're asking a very large question, one that should be in a forum. You could look at mine if that interests you, of ships I'm currently (and hopping) to post my latest soon to MOC. It's about 80% SNOT. For minifig scale ships, one should decide first if there is going to be an interior. If so, build the exterior with mind for a later interior. The main factor for the exterior before thinking of detail, colour, or appearance is the shape. Get the shape right first. one of the ways I build is just build with all pieces and then swap in the right colour (so all grey for example) after I know it has a good shape and a sturdy design. Generally My (I'm thinking I should be doing this in an email because I could write so much) ships have a strong spine either on the top that extends out and up from. While a co-pit in the very front of the ship as in many designs solves the problem of a nice rounded front and makes co-pit construction easy, I find it just not very smart because in a crash, everyone is dead. Alternatively, it could be like a battleship or star destoryer where there is a tower. If you like my ships, or want to "talk" more email me.
I think greebles would better be described as random machinery of the same color jumbled together tightly...and for my cruisers (microscale, which can be similar in building techniques to minifig scale ones...the basic factors you want to have in your ship are some SNOT, maybe a hangar of somesort, a nice, detailed interior(if you want), a recognizable shape, a good amount of greebles somewhere, a few windows, and something else new. Just a few basic tips..