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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:25 pm

Zahru II wrote:That Flail Droid is crazy and I love it.

Well yeah, when your Army is cripplingly specialised in Range Combat and your Glorious Astromech Hero can't repair you, guess what?
You get turned into a Human-Weed Wacker!

Anyways, new Turret Module:
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16 Rockets and a small Anti-Personal Blaster for those pesky targets you don't want to waste explosive on like Bonn-o-Tron.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Robot Monkey » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:32 pm

:ftw: :boss:

That there is just plain epic! I love the actual functionality it has.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:54 pm

Robot Monkey wrote::ftw: :boss:

That there is just plain epic! I love the actual functionality it has.

Well I figured that if I'm going to have rockets, I might as well have ones I could play with.
And if I was going to have rockets I could play with, I WANTED A BUTT LOAD OF THEM!!!

While the flick-fire gimmick is good, I think this module will be even more functional on the battlefield.
Remember that the idea for this vehicle is that it can pick up and drop these turrets, and most of the rockets have a clear firing line even when pointed foward.
So I imagine this equipment will be rushed to the front line first while it fires from the back of the transport, then be dropped off there while something else gets moved up.

I've got a base set up for another turret module, so any ideas as to what I should put on it?
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Ben-Jammin » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:24 am

I'm gonna have to mod my old battle droid carrier now to make it like that.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:02 pm

Why carry droids when you can carry rockets?
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Robot Monkey » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:24 pm

Maybe add a droid launcher? (That's right, a cannon that launches droids at the enemy.)
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:31 pm

Ben-Jammin wrote:I'm gonna have to mod my old battle droid carrier now to make it like that.

Remember Ben that the rocket turret is on a platform that can slide out the back, because that's probably the most useful feature.

Robot Monkey wrote:Maybe add a droid launcher? (That's right, a cannon that launches droids at the enemy.)

Damn it RM, GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!
I'd been pondering some type of rail-gun using the sliding rail brick things, but had been dismissing it due to it just being an explosive launcher...

...Then I remembered my plans to take out Brickville's Super Heavy Artillery platform!
The only issue is trying to figure out how to fit a large rail-gun on a relatively small base and how to deal with the rail sled.
I'm thinking for the launcher itself, it would be fixed structure with a fold out rail extension, but it probably have to be limited to around 24 studs long for it to believably fit on the back.
There is also the rail sled, should I make each explosive a rail projectile itself and then build each Rocket Droid Commando (The troops I would prefer launching) their own sabot sled, make an open catapult shuttle that any projectile can be set in that never leaves the track and stops at the end of the gun, or some combination of the two ideas?
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Ben-Jammin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:20 am

Maybe add a droid launcher? (That's right, a cannon that launches droids at the enemy.)


And load their skinny forms up with as much explosives as they can carry, just like the Indians in the PARV battle.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby heavyfishcannon » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:51 am

Ben-Jammin wrote:
Maybe add a droid launcher? (That's right, a cannon that launches droids at the enemy.)


And load their skinny forms up with as much explosives as they can carry, just like the Indians in the PARV battle.


Didn't they have chainsaw bee things in the 3rd movie? Launch barrels of those!
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Ben-Jammin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:57 am

Yeah, buzz droids. But I think explosions do a lot more than simply cutting into a ship and chopping up its internals.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Silverdream » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:20 pm

Ben-Jammin wrote:
Maybe add a droid launcher? (That's right, a cannon that launches droids at the enemy.)


And load their skinny forms up with as much explosives as they can carry, just like the Aboriginals in the PARV battle.


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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:41 pm

Ben-Jammin wrote:And load their skinny forms up with as much explosives as they can carry, just like the Indians in the PARV battle.

Well I was figuring that Rocket Droid Commandos (Or should I make them Rocket Commando Droids?) would be rigged to explosively self destruct in the event of death...

...Bad news is, I've hit a snag with the folding rail gun idea.
The click joints I was using only fold to a 72 degree angle and I think that makes the end hang away a bit too much.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby ForlornCreature » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:03 am

I wish lego droids were more animation friendly.
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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby morganm » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:11 am

Here's two ways I cope when these Image break.

The right arm is nice because now he can hold a regular gun the correct way. Where as if you just slap on one of these Image they hold everything gangsta sideways.

The left arm is just a droid torso slid onto the shoulder and a U clip on the end for a hand. Just using the droid shoulder allows for a lot of versatility since it has a stud and multiple places to clip on stuff.

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Re: Star Wars Vehicle Creations

Postby Whiteagle » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:35 pm

morganm wrote:Here's two ways I cope when these Image break.

Wait... how often do those break?
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