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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-02-09, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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This model was the product of two days of searching through old lego boxes due to my determination to use a manta in an apocalypse game without paying for a FW one. I posted this in the strangest proxied model thread but after looking at it again I saw that I'd posted an old + not to scale one I made before this one. This ones a bit more colour coordinated than the original and obviously more to scale. Hope you enjoy



The only thing I'm not really happy with is the wings as I can't find any curvy bits to resemble the curve of the real manta.

Unfortunately I dropped this while moving it, so it's now lying in big chunks ready to be refitted when I'm bored enough.

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Ummm.... I'm not sure what to say. But nice creativity, and way to avoid paying retail!

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yeah....how much retail? Is it over a grand? Can't remember, waaaaaaaay to much money to splash anyway.

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I've seen tin-can dreadnaughts, Id play against it.

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Id shoot it with a Vampire Hunter or 3.

lol that is pretty cool man,and if it gets destroyed just drop it on the table what ever parts hit a unit, that unit dies >=D
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At least your 'weapon destroyed' results are easy to show...

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How long did that take you to build?
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The first one I did took me about 3 days( quite a few hours every day) to make as I kept changing the bits to use and had to find them in the first place. When I went back to remodel it, I knew what to use so it only took a day to rustle through four boxes of lego and lay them out and then about 6 hours the next day to fit together.

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Very nicely done.. maybe you can use the large long wings on the sides to make it curve a bit. the 30 degree ones, compared to 45 degre ones at the middle... that should give it a bit of a curvy shape.

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holy crap +rep

95% of teens would cry if they saw the Jonas Brothers at the top of a skyscraper about to jump. Copy and paste this if you are part of the 5% that would yell "DO A FLIP!!!"
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