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Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs (Winners Posted)

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Yakfinities #65 should be....?

Poll ended at Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:34 pm

Criminals
5
17%
Vehicles/Mini Rigs
12
41%
Battlefront Characters
3
10%
Scientists/Doctors/Medics
2
7%
First Order Forces (including fan fic)
2
7%
Role Reversals (i.e., if Han Solo were a Sith, etc.)
1
3%
Found Objects (turn something non-SW into a Star Wars toy)
2
7%
Next Gen Astromech Droids (fan -fic... more advanced than R2-D2)
2
7%
 
Total votes: 29
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby huttman » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:04 am

Inspiration....it has arrived. BTW, MouseDroid, that fits perfectly in the Mini-Rig Lineup!
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby JawaKing » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:53 am

Mousedroidhoojib, the mini-rig is very cool and very much like those from Kenner in the 80s! Nice concept and execution. I've started now on my first custom vehicles. Making a mini-rig type speeder, and then something larger for my Dark Bush Ewok Clan.
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby OC47151 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:07 pm

Kicking some ideas around.
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby MCScoobyT » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:45 pm

Here is my Guavian Death Gang Single Magna Fighter.
All 3 wings rotate for landing or flying/fighting. Speeder bike magnetically attaches to the bottom of cock-pit and can be released for in atmosphere worldly exploration!
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby Utinniii » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:48 pm

That looks pretty cool. It reminds me of a (nicer) "Ugly" from the old EU.
I like that is also has the speeder.

I've narrowed my choices down to 10, 3-5 I hope to actually finish.

I've almost finished my R1 diorama so I can get back to making the R1 Tank.
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby MCScoobyT » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:54 pm

I'm down with the EU 'Ugly" idea and I think the Guavian Death Gang would be too!
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby hyperdrive » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:02 pm

Wow there are a lot of cool design elements going on in that rig. The addition of the TIE wings on the Utapau fighter is actually really cool looking and unique. The magnetized speeder- now THAT is a cool idea. Good execution overall but I would love to see it all painted to "TIE" it all together.... Can't resist the easy pun. Are there any plans to paint this. How did you secure the wings to the vehicle????? Also kudos for making it a Guavian death gang vehicle- I love those guys!
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby MCScoobyT » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:43 pm

Thanks guys! I did consider paint, but the deal is some of my stuff comes back apart after the pictures. I couldn't justify permanently paint modifying a First Order Tie, Tie Interceptor and Utapua Fighter. I have taken photos and then 'painted' vehicles in Photoshop for Yakfinities challenges in the past. It took a fair amount of 'artistic desire' just to put small drill and screw holes into all three of these ships... to create something new!
With that said, I'm with you on the paint job!
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby JawaKing » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:53 am

This is super-cool, MCScoobyT! I agree that some paint to make the parts more uniform would be a plus, it looks great as is! The small child playing with it reminded me of the old Kenner packaging.
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby hyperdrive » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:12 pm

Ok- my mini rig supplies have arrived and are in order. Some very cool images on this thread so far. The tank tread image is intriguing. Hoping that tonight it begins! Well actually my kids have football and hockey practices so......
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby I-am-Boba-Fett » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:25 am

Here's my entry for this Yakfinities. This is a custom Imperial AT-MPT (All Terrain-Manned Patrol Transport) walker. I added a small LED flashlight inside the cockpit of this custom walker to light up the front viewport. I made the blueprint type image just as a fun extra.


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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby Darth Vlad's Clone » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:11 am

Nice. Using a vintage mini-rig to make a new one.
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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby YAK_Chewie » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:03 pm

Love it!

I made one kind of like that years ago... no clue where the pics are. I'll probably take new pics of it for reference.

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Re: Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

Postby mousedroidhoojib » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:17 pm

One of several concept art pieces for the TIE Fighters that the First Order deployed in what became The Force Awakens featured the familiar central ball but with additional weaponry, triangular forward facing wings and tubular engines deployed in the connecting struts.

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Reference, recipe and turnaround animation can be found in my customs thread.
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The Roving Ronto

Postby Utinniii » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:06 pm

My first creation for this contest is my Jawa transport, the Roving Ronto.

This baby packs an extending grappling arm, rotating ion canon and 2 levels inside.

There is additional storage space in between the treads. The treaded cart can be used to transport parts to areas too small for the Roving Ronto.

This was made by mashing the treads of a tank and a TMNT van. I added the missing doors and panels for any holes left when gutting it. I added the chair and steering controls.

The floor for the second level is matboard with the bottom of a take-out container.

Because it is a Jawa transport, I limited myself to only using scavenged items.

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