Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pulsar Requin

Time to reset that bar. I present to you, my largest SHIP to date. Measuring 260 studs (6 feet, 9 inches) the Pulsar Requin is 100 studs (The length of an entire SHIP!) longer then my previous largest SHIP, the Epsilon Corvus. This is even longer than the Dalek was tall, by 18 inches!)

If you want to see more, click here!

I really need to stop building so big. I don't have much building space!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bring in the heavy guns

Grzegorz Ludwiczek built a Blacktron 1 invasion force (Can you call it anything else, really?), and the biggest eye-catcher is the cruiser. It just looks so mean and nasty. i wouldn't want to be some poor Space Police, fighting a war, then seeing this beast coming down at you.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

They must be up to something

There hasn't been much Blacktron to blog lately, and yet I somehow missed this rendition of the Blacktron 1 set Battrax, built by Dorian glacet.

Though I can explain why there hasn't been much from me for the last couple of months. If you follow me on Flickr, you will know what I am talking about.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

OMR #3 Alpha Orion, The Lost Ship

Been a while since I posted anything here. Not many creations to post, really busy holidays, and a good dose of laziness will do that. So I'll just do another OMR (That's Old MOC Review)

This one is a very unique spaceship, as I never took pictures of it. I was lucky that my dad randomly took these pictures, otherwise I would have no evidence that this MOC existed, outside of my and my two younger brother's memories.

The Alpha Orion was over 100 studs, that much I recall, and I had built it just to have a bigger ship than my youngest brother. This ship is much cooler than I remember. I never took pictures of it because I wasn't happy with it (I do recall the engines were just the wheels from the Spectral Starguider), but looking back at it now, this is a pretty cool ship.
That's me int he red shirt, many years ago.

I recently built a ship that was inspired by the Alpha Orion, the Epsilon Corvus, but the resemblance isn't that great.

I really regret not taking pictures of the Alpha Orion now. But it will always reside in my memory (And that of my younger brothers) as that ship that looked really good crashed.

Exterior: 7/10. Looks quite cluttered, but also greeblied. Really hard to tell with the small pictures.
Interior: 7/10. Only going off of memory here, but I remember it had a lot of cool stuff.
Nostalgia 9/10. One of the most fun games involved this ship crashing, and I really wish I had more pictures of this.
Colour is Blacktron! 9.5/10. Only really problem I can find with this, is not quite enough white.
Swooshablity: 6/10 I don't think this swooshed to well, as I remember it most as being crashed.

Overall: 7.7/10. Higher than the Alpha Centauri, but lower than the Talana.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A good crop this year

So Novvember is over, and there was quite a good showing of Blacktron this year.

First, is the Viv Punisher by Pico van Grootveld

Second, the VVx-14 by Max Braun

Third, this big chunky Blacktron II viper by Crimso Giger (It is also my personal favorite of this years crop)

Fourth, the B1C Viper by Nix Antonio

Fifth, the NBT VV by Aaron Dayman

Sixth, this great use of the X-pod part by Michael Stiendl
And seventh, the Blacktron Intimidator by Peter Morris (Oh, this one is a Transformer.)

Go here to see the whole poster!

Friday, November 21, 2014

MFP Lieutenant Morgan Blackeye

Oh right, I am doing this stuff. It's been just over a year since my last Minifig Profile

NAME: Lieutenant Morgan Blackeye 
NICKNAME: N/A 
AGE: 26 
CURRENT ASSIGNMENTBETA CENTAURI
BACKGROUND: Morgan lost his eye in a freak accident during his teen years. He is unwilling to give full details, but it is known that it was a vehicle accident. His body resisted an implant, and he didn't like the mechanical prosthetic, so he opted for an old fashioned eyepatch. He is an excellent gunner, and only needs the one eye. 
BEHIND THE SCENES: Not much to say about this guy, other than I got him in a large batch of figs, and was looking for heads to give them, and the Pirate head was one I stumbled across.
ACQUIRED: Trade, 2013

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The claw chooses who will go and who will stay

If I saw this sort of claw above me, I would follow it's orders too.

The Flying Claw, built by Michael Steindl, is just fantastic. The overall shape is quite unique, and the cockpit is just fantastic. well done.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lego Space: Stealing the Future

The book (Which I have yet to aquire) Lego Space: Building the Future has some awesome photography, but not all pictures made the cut, for various good reasons I'm sure. Here are a couple of those shots that have been posted recently.
Those Neo-Alienators are super cool, and I really wonder what the rest of that dropship looks like.

Friday, October 3, 2014

SHIPtember has come and gone

I already posted one Blacktron SHIPtember build, and here is the only other Blacktron SHIP to come out of SHIPtember, DJ Quest built the Blacktron Fast Attack Carrier Telum:


So I guess the Blacktron 1 and the Blacktron 2 were equally represented this year. Will a Blacktron 1 SHIP take the prize again? We shall see...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A total enigma

It bugs me when people post a sweet awesome spaceship, but don't even bother naming it. Such is the case with this recentish Blacktron 1 MOC by Michael Steindl

But really, when ships are this cool, do they even need a name? maybe I am just OCD.....

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SHIP happens

It's in the midst of SHIPtember, that time of year when spacers crawl out their asteroids and build big. After Nathan Proudlove won last years with his Arrested Development, there seems to be a lot of talk about building Blacktron SHIPS this year. So far there is only one to report, and that is Pascal's Hammer of Injustice:


Hopefully there is more to come this year (None from me, all my black brick was tied up elsewhere.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Microscale Fleets are for wimps

A bit late in posting this here. I had planned on posting each individual ship first, but I got sidetracked. No surprise, really. Anyways, here is my Epsilon 9 battle fleet (And all but the small ship in the background are minifig illusion scale.)

The fleet contains the following ships:
The flagship of the fleet, is the Epsilon Corvus

Two support corvettes the Beta Centauri and the Delta Centauri.

The Tyrax, the state-of-the-art Talana Class Frigate.

A Super Nova 4, an Allied Avenger 2, and a Atmo Bomber provide Fighter cover.

A small shuttle is there bringing the esteemed mad scientist Dr. Winks.

Atroop transport has also been added to the mix, in case any enemy ships need to be boarded.

And hanging behind, the heavy cruiser Gamma Centauri.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Keeping the landing pads clean

Even the most evil of space organizations need to keep their stuff clean, so That New Zealand Guy built this little street cleaner to do the job:


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another Disappointing Birthday

My birthday and as with all my 21 others, I didn't get any Blacktron. Oh well. But my Exosuit came in that day, and it was around the same time someone asked me if I had made a Blacktron version yet. I haven't, but no need when warvenov has done it.

The builder has stayed true to the original Blacktron version quite well, even if it is mostly a carbon copy of a super awesome and crazy good official set.

More pictures here.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Awesome in small packages

Shamisenfred has built two fighters for a challenge over in the Starfighters group. The first is a Blacktron 1 coloured fighter that doubles as a fancy ride:

The second is a Blacktron II fighter utilizing that half cylinder as a cockpit.

Both ships are well detailed for such small footprints (Even though they both fold up a bit)