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Bases, Planes and more!

Postby Dr. X » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:56 pm

And here is a collection of images, including the AG-9 Light Scout plane, the X-73 Black Hawk fighter, and a few of the battlefield I play Brikwars on like Bonn-o-Tron. Here they are:

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is The Base. This is probably my oldest creation still standing, I built it years and years ago. The first layer I probably built when I was 7 or 8, a few simple baseplates and buildings. Over the years, it has been added onto, layer by layer, eventually covering my ENTIRE desk, forcing me to do homework on the floor, then I had to start expanding vertically. I built Grape Tower, a Landing pad, the Armory, and many other things, like a cantina where my people can chill out and have drink, and shoot some greedos. Somewhere in there I also incorporated the Shuttle Launch set from spaceport, and a Discovery Space Rocket set (Now officially a Nuclear Cruise missile). Now, the base is a huge, sprawling metropolis, with over a hundred minifigs, countless vehicles, and layers and layers of tiny details, secrets, and rooms. It's not unlike the city-planet Coruscant. This thing is great to play Brikwars on, the battle's I've had here are great, mostly because of the sheer size and number of towers. These Brikwars were mostly infantry, and a few helicopters, because vehicles can't fit in the cramped narrow roadways of The Base.


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This is Grape Tower. It's the tallest building in my Base, and on top of it is the tallest spire (built from a tie fighter cockpit you see.). Grape Tower has many levels, the bottom supported by a few pillars and a dinosaur head. The first level includes a small landing pad, a room, and a deck with weapons on it. The second level has the Main Command Room, with all those computers and things (this part needs more computers I know), and also a dock sticking outward (this leads to a bridge over to the armory). The third level is the treasury, it can only be accessed from the side, and it houses barrels and barrels of jems, crystals, gold coins, and other treasures. The top floor has an advertising billboard, a Spiffcraft landing pad, the main Radar dish, the main Spire, and an outward dock thing with a turret. Between the first and second levels, there is a small space. In here is the 'Black Market', an illegal dealer of stuffs that the residents can get stuff from. Grape Tower was named so because I didn't have enough letters to spell anything else, besides of course 'snuggle tower' and I didn't particularly like that name.


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This is The Rock. It's a big frikin' rock. But every rock has it's secrets... this one is a nuclear missile silo! The top opens up to reveal a huge Nuke. It's awesome.


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This is the armory. It has weapons. It is suspended in midair between the east landing pad and Grape Tower, and it is constantly being added to.



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This is the Jungle Outpost. My people were exploring and they found an old castle smack dad in the middle of the Jungle, so my people built an outpost there. There are 3 scout towers, 2 155m turrets, and a base inside the castle. The Base inside has some computers and stuff, a small armory, and some bunk beds. The jungle itself also holds a few secrets, namely the mountain opens up to reveal a secret command center. This place is fun to have Brikwars in, although you can't have a huge battle here.



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And now, here are the planes! This little baby here is the X-73 'Black Hawk', a prototype developed by Base Engineering. It has meager stealth capabilities, good armament, high speed and good maneuverability. It also has in flight refueling capability, a chaff/flare dispenser, an AI0G-3Y Radar, and a comm antenna. Yes, I know, the front has a grey piece. Sorry, I just couldn't find another black one.


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A side view. Note the large tailfins, this gives the plane very good lateral stability. The tailfins were one of the two things inspired from a guy on Bshelf, I forget his name but he deserves credit.


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Here is the in flight refueling probe extended, ready for fuel. I always liked this feature of the plane. You can also see the comm antenna next to it. Both of these fold down to reduce radar signature.


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These are the missile arms. The missile arms fold inward during flight to reduce radar signature, and fold outward to launch the missile. (The arm idea was not mine, I got it form a guy on Bshelf.)



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Here is the AG-9 scout plane. It is The Base's main recon plane, the SR-X9 ship belongs to the Northeastern Coalition. It has infared and imaging sensors of the port tail, a comm antenna underneath the starboard wing, and a high-res long range camera underneath the nose. It is not quite as effective as the SR-X9, but it is still an advanced, good plane.



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This is the base of the evil dumbfucks (my brother dumbfuck calls his people the dumbfucks, this has nothing to do with religion). As you can see, there is a large house for his boss, a command center with a satellite dish, a dock with a battleship and a submarine, a forest, and a few ships. All his buildings have no roofs for some reason. His base is a minor threat to The Base, however, so right now The Base and the dumbfucks are in a state of war, as they have been for generations. The dumbfucks have been around for almost as long as The Base has, and they have been blood enemies for as long as anyone can remember. There have also been a few Brikwars here, and they were fun. Before Brikwars, though, me and my brother fought just with our imagination, and there was still all the explosions, death and action. Now, of course, I'm almost 16 and he's almost 13, so we play Brikwars and Shipwars now.


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This is teh dumbfuck's docking pad. You can see his bomber, cargo ship, and recon plane. You can also see an imperial dropship and a stable with horses.



Wellp, that's all folks, be sure to tune in next time!


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Postby Adean » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:07 am

...............EPIC. The armory is my favorite. I need to build something like that for the League of Well Dressed Gentlemen.
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Postby ace121 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:14 am

Oookay... Wow, a lot of stuff here. My ratings will be out of 10. Let's begin:

Base:
6: -10000000 for lack of color coordination. To the extreme.
7: +10000005 for sheer giganticosity.
8: +2 for landing pad.
9: +1 for all of the vehicles in fact.

Jungle Outpost:
... Look, this is just a 10. Do I need to go into detail?

First Airplane:
6: +3 color (Black is the most badass color ever devised)
7: +5 shape
8: +2 Non-blockiness

Second Airplane:
7-ish total. Basically, this really is a good airplane, but it was not a good idea to show it right next to the other one. It's great but totally looks pathetic next to the first airplane ;)

Those Silly dumbfucks ( :) )
6-ish total. Your bro's work ain't too bad. The forest in the back is pretty good in fact. Again, this suffers from the lack of color coordination though. And the lack of a roof on that one building. And the lack of troops. Still better than anything MY brother could make. A lot better. Care to trade?

That was quite epic, colors or not. Very nice work, especially on the vehicles! Long story short: TRIANGLE JOB, MATE!
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:47 am

Everyone loves those bases and ships you made when you were seven. One of my jet planes i have has been kicking around for a decade now.
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Postby Rody » Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:47 am

I never ever got the chance of my creations surviving that long, either my parents forced me to clean the mess up, or my brother broke it up for parts, it was horrible.

and nice stuff you got there, I especially like the jungle outpost.
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Postby Bonn-o-Tron » Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:59 am

I'm en envy of your colossal base.
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Postby Dr. X » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:00 am

Thanks guys! :D And yeah, the base is very un color-coordinated, but mostly because I built the buildings years ago, before my Legos were sorted into color. It's almost impossible to build large single color buildings if your legos aren't sorted. I wish it was all grey, that would be cool. The best thing about my base is that is it colossal.

The Jungle is my most recent base, and I like it a lot because of it's militaryness and all the jungle plantiness. about 80% of all my plants are stuffed in there, so it's like a really thick jungle. It has a river too for a pontoon plane. And it has the actual building, in black!

And my brother's base, I think it needs some roofs over his buildings (lol) and also some more troops, the best quality thing in there right now is the forest. He could never build color-coed, he's just too lazy even with most of our Legos sorted. (his legos are just big fat random boxes)

I also have one more base (but it's smaller and very old, with a runway), and about 3 bookshelves in my room where all my ships are stored.

And on the landing pad in my base, there is my most awesomeness creation. More pics later.
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Postby IVhorseman » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:44 pm

if you have the pieces to do it, re-coloring models is an extremely satisfying process. I finally got around to re-coloring this assault gun i've had since forever, and it looks a million times better!
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Postby Dr. X » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:04 pm

I know, I once re-colored an old star wars ship I built and it looked so much better. But for my base, I can't. There are just way too many things to be re-colored, I don't have THAT many brick in one color, and for some strange reason, I kinda like it like it is. I might try re-coloring it sometime in the future though, thanks for the suggestion.
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Postby Rody » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:43 pm

or you could partly recolour it, and have part of it in one colour and part in another and try to sort of make it blend where the two meet...

it might look nice, but it's probably also loads of work, so I wouldn't do it myself.
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Postby Blitzen » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:15 pm

When I saw the first picture, I said, "WUT."
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Postby *CRAZYHORSE* » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:27 pm

I love your Black Hawk and did you make that tinny little red UFO your self its AWESOME!!! I think it should have some abduction rules.
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Postby Dr. X » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:49 pm

Blitzen wrote:When I saw the first picture, I said, "WUT."


Lol. That's most people's reaction when they come into my room for the first time, and not just because of The Base. It is fun to just look at the base for a long time and keep finding little new things in it. Btw, underneath the building in the center, on that raised desert baseplate, there is the shield generator. It is an intricate clump of greebles inside a sunken pit in the baseplate, and it generates my bases' shield in case of attack. Also, behind the generator building and to the left, there is the jungle district, and a river. The jungle district is very jungly, and there is a dock on the river that runs by it. My base has lots of old, abandoned buildings and little things in the back. If you look all the way to the left in the picture, you can see my Post-Apoc battle wagon before it was modified. Next to it, in the corner of my base is the hospital, with it's own little supply of peg legs and hook hands, and a chainsaw. To the left of grape tower there is a Discovery™ set I incorporated as a missile launch site, and you can also see the monorail going through the middle of the base.

And Mr. Horse, sorry to say I didn't make the UFO myself. You might recognize it if you've read Calvin & Hobbes as the Spiff craft of Spaceman Spiff.

I found instructions for an awesome Spiffcraft on Brickshelf, so I built it. Mine is modified from the original, but it isn't truly my own creation. I highly recommend building one if you've got the pieces, though: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=22665
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Postby Erasmas » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:04 pm

This is beyond impressive. I am envious that you have both the collection and the space to build a set-up such as this.

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Postby piltogg » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:12 pm

me and my friend once built a base almoust as big as this one. it took nine hours... we didn,t sleep that night but then he got then new castle and broke the base down to make room for it. I was sad.
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