NAME:Commander Wilfred Vinks NICKNAME: Dr. Winks AGE: 42 CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:R&D BACKGROUND: Wilfred's past is a most guarded secret. No one outside of the High Command knows anything about his past life. Most people don't even know his name. All records of him know him only as 'Dr. Vinks', though everyone calls him Dr. Winks, for he has a tendency to wink at people. A lot. He proudly calls himself a mad scientist, and the stories that come out of his laboratory don't do anything to discourage the claim. BEHIND THE SCENES: Dr. Winks isn't actually one of my minifigs. He belongs to my younger brother, but I feel that I contributed enough of his personality that he deserved a spot here. And I like him. He is evil. Since I like him so much, I decided to build one myself. But you can't have two Doctors, right? (I know what you are thinking...) Wrong! I simply made my copy, well, a copy. A clone. He IS a mad scientist, after all. ACQUIRED: Bricklink, 2013.
Well, it is about time I posted about my massive WIP here.
I mean, it is my biggest, longest, most epic creation ever. And it's BLACKTRON! (Though really, if it wasn't, you would never have seen this post.)
If you have been following my Flickr page, you would know that I have been working on a project, a project I have called 'Project D'. You probably also know that Project D is, in fact, a Dalek. A life sized Dalek.
And if you haven't been following my progress on Flickr, you now have the chance to follow my progress here, on CiBt. Well, if all goes according to plan.
Anyways, more than just the the head (Which is complete, even with 1/3 of the neck!) is built. I have also completed the fender, and have a framework for the skirt, and 4 of 11 panels of the skirt done, though a couple are going to need some reworking.
There is only two panels shown here, but a couple more are built. In addition to the above, I also have the plunger arm (complete) and the gun (still WIP) and enough of the round white parts on the panels for the rest of the skirt.
An on going project (I started construction last July) the build is slow. Especially considering how much of the parts I actually am having to purchase. AKA, most of it.
That is all for tonight, but I shall leave you with one last picture. At the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, I had brought my head. and Sylvester Mycoy (The Seventh Doctor) was one of the guests. and he came down to the SALUG booth to see my Dalek head. That was the highlight of that weekend, and so far, the highlight of this year.
The contest that you all have been waiting for is back!
Well, the contest that has everything and anything to do with Blacktron is
Right, onto the important stuff. The whole purpose of this
contest is to recolour something old, and make it Blacktron colours!
But, there are going to be two categories this year!
Category 1: Remake an old MOC or any
set in Blacktron (1, 2 or even 3) colours.
In this category, you can take an old MOC, and rebuild it in
Blacktron colours. A good example would be
this, one of
last years winners. A good example for the set part, would be
a MOC that I got from an older brother as a Christmas present a couple years ago.
Another great example would be last years winner.
On another note, it has never been stated that it has to be a space MOC.
No, you can Blacktronify a Castle, or your airport, or even your sailing ship.
Heck, I think it would be awesome to see a Blacktron coloured sailing ship.
Also, remember that the remake doesn't have to be an EXACT copy of the original
material. Just make it close enough that it should be obviously based on the
Category 2: Make an original Blacktron
(1, 2 or 3) MOC.
New for this year, there is a second category, where you
don't have to rebuild an old MOC in Blacktron colours, but you can just build a
brand new Blacktron MOC.
1- No Megablocks or any clone brands.
2- No limits on how many times you can enter.
3- LDD and other such stuff ARE ALLOWED.
4- Third party stuff (Such as Brickarms, Brickforge, ect) IS
5- Concerning Category 1, the old MOC must be yours, and not
someone elses. 6- Also for Catagory 1. You must have a picture of the original MOC.
TBA. Since I am not currently with my Lego as I type this
and because I have reorganized the layout since I bought the prizes, some
shuffling will have to be in order. Suffice to say, there will be a first and
second prize for both categories.
Contest ends on June 30th, in whatever time zone you are
living in. Entries can be posted either in the Flickr group, or at Classic Space.
This little speeder by Triple Negative would fit right in with the Space Police III villians, or the Blacktron 1. It is that awesome The use of those big gun parts is especially nice. Not a part used all that often.
What happens when you mix a new Trans-neon green panel, a classic Blacktron 2 set, and a Rebel ?Blockade Runner?
I had acquired that 10x10x12 Quarter dome and immediately wanted to use it in the way that I did. I was very happy with how the front turned out, though irony would strike, in that I wasn't fond of the rear. Oh well, live and learn.
Already I am making changes to my continuity. Instead of having to wait for a certain age to join the BtMA, it is a mandatory thing, like many country's military.
NAME:Ensign Jerry Traine NICKNAME: N/A AGE:24 CURRENT ASSIGNMENT:Sub Orbital Guardian BACKGROUND: Not sure what to do with his life, Jerry Traine decided that since there was a mandatory Military stint, he decided to just continue on with it. An only child and an orphan with no close relatives, there was no one to argue, so he went with it. Security was a perfect fit, for Jerry loved weapons. He is starting his young career, but shows a promising future. BEHIND THE SCENES: Not much to say about this guy, other than he is a good example of how multiples of Collectible Minifigures can be put to use. In this guys case, it was an extra Football player from Series 8. ACQUIRED: Sub Orbital Guardian (2nd copy), Brickcon 2012
I finally have another creation of mine to post, and it is a revamp of 6933 Spectral Starguider. I have attempted to revamp 6933 before, but to no avail. This creation was brought to Brickcon 2012, so you might have seen it there!
I had built this to be modular, so it comes apart into many smaller pieces, and can be rearanged in variousways.
Whitsidewjw is doing a project where he updates all the Blacktron 1 sets. I was really happy to see the Renagade, as this is not a common ship that people choose to rebuild. This is the first one I can recall seeing. You can check out the rest of them here.
The only way I can properly describe this awesome vehicle, is that it is the Invader, but with wheels! This picture will really help the image along. Of course, the builder did say he dedicated this build to the designer of 6894 Invader. Well done!
I am posting on behalf of SALUG (Southern Alberta Lego User Group) about our upcoming show, BRICK ROUNDUP!
If anyone is going to be in or around Calgary, Alberta on February 8th, I highly recommend coming and checking out our first show! We have some amazing builders, and there is going to be plenty of amazing spaceships! I know that I am bringing a whole fleet of Blacktron ships, many of which have never been posted!
Novvember this year churned out a lot of VVs alla round, and Blacktron got it's fair share. I held off most of Novvember posting, simply because I was beginning to see so many great Blacktron VVs, so I wanted to get them ina group shot. Many thanks to Pasukaru for making the image!
This image is very indicative of the kinds of VVs that were seen this year. Very large, and very small were two common themes this year.
NAME:Lieutenant-Commander Andrea Porter NICKNAME: N/A AGE:25 CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: Spectral Starguider BACKGROUND: Born to two officers in the Blacktron Military, Andrea was borught up mostly by an aunt, but grew to be very much like her parents, and so she joined the Military at the age of 18. Having both parents in the Military, she was able to rise in the ranks very quickly. An exellent shot with just about every form of gun, laser, and even rock throwing, she was handpicked to go on a very special assignment. BEHIND THE SCENES: One of my most recent figs, there isn't much to say here. Though I am going to point out the custom torso. I have about 3 Blacktron females who sport this torso. It was my first attempt to make a female torso sticker for a minifig, though Andrea wasn't the first fig to use it. ACQUIRED: A LUG member, 2012