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)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Deja vu

I know I have posted this before, but today being the release of the Lego Ideas Exo-Suit, I figured I ought to repost Peter Reid's Blacktron version of his original one:

This was also an entry in my second Colour it Blacktron contest, and now I wonder how I didn't pick it to win. I think I was in a very anti-mech mood at the time.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Super Nova 4

This MOC might even be older that the Shuttle I posted, but It's actually a good thing I held off taking pictures of it until now.

You see that canopy? It only recently came out in trans neon green. Before it had that trans lime colour. It's close to neon green, but obviously it's different. I was so happy when I saw that that part had come out in trans neon green.

More pictures in my photostream, if you care to look

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shuttle

I finally got around to taking pictures of my shuttle that's based off of 1479 Twin Pilot Craft.

It's also modular, built like all the Blacktron II cockpits, so it can attach to any of the ships (Except the Aerial Intruder, the shuttle is too wide) More pictures here. Oh, and this is just the beginning of a whole wave of Blacktron II creations by yours truly.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Curves are the new angles

One thing about the old Space stuff, is that all the windscreens had no curves. They were all straight with angles. There hasn't much trans neon green canopies since the became curvy, but they have started to resurface. Whitesidewjw from Flickr has made use of some of the newest TNG (That's Trans Neon Green, not The Next Generation)

Updating Blacktron II sets is one of my favorite things to do, and whitesidewjw has gotten in on the fun with his Aerial Intruder (below) and Spectral Starguider (above)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Even the evil beings of the Galaxy need to move stuff

Ben Cossy built this magnificent Cargo Hauler for the Blacktrons.

My Favorite detail has to be the angled windows in the cockpit. That just looks awesome.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Always stealing stuff

The great thing about recolouring any sets in Blacktron colours, you can always give the explanation that the Blacktrons stole it.


Crimso Giger took the classic Galaxy Explorer and made it Blacktron. Then he modified it, so it isn't an exact copy. Blacktron. They will even steal your classic rides.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

"Well that's interesting"

Alkinoos_38 just posted these twin cruisers in the Blacktron Flickr group.

I think they are kinda cute, actually, but the most interesting fact about these, is the fact he built two. I current project I am working on involves building two identical ships, but mine will be on a larger scale, and in the Blacktron II colour scheme.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Full Circle

Though to be honest, I have been around this circle three or four times now. My latest Blacktron creation is a revamp of my first Blacktron II ship, the Talana. This is the first one to be named other something other than Talana, as it is the Tirax.

At least this one has a fancy background. More pictures will be forthcoming. Also my 200th blog post. Wooo!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's all about pint sized speed

Some time ago, people started building spaceships that weren't fighters, but were racers. The called it GARC, and it has been quite a fad. Recently, they have gone micro, and Jacob Unterreiner took the original micro GARC, and Blacktronified it.

 The results are mean and sleek, and all those stickers really give the impression that it's a racer, not a fighter (But being Blacktron, you can bet some hidden guns somewhere)