Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Boltax, Sep 28, 2014.
It's my build of Star Saber as a super-sized Kreon!
Thought I'd throw out there some tips for how I built Star Saber, so other people can build him too if they want to.
Keep in mind: I MIX BRICKS. There are both Kre-O and LEGO bricks used in the Star Saber build! Some effects can ONLY Be done with Kre-O, or only be done with LEGO.
My main tips:
1) Jumper Plates
Use jumper plates! The jumper plates are 1x2 (and 2x2) plate pieces with a single stud in the middle. These allow you to off-set things when you're building them.
You can see in the pictures how I used jumper plates to centre SS's hands, or to offset his heel spurs.
Modern LEGO jumper plates have an extra functionality that Kre-O jumper plates (Which are designed like old-style LEGO jumpers) that I used in this build -- they can 'jump' from underneath as well as above. You can see that in the picture of Star Saber's wrist.
2) Ball Joint Pieces
Both Kre-O and LEGO have ball joint pieces -- plate pieces with ball joins. They're not compatible. you need to choose whether to use LEGO or whether to use Kre-O if you want them to join. I use LEGO because their joints are tighter -- but both will give you exactly the same range of motion, and exactly the same kinds of functionality.
On this build I used them to construct the articulation in Star Saber's arms.
3) Kre-O hinged plates
These unique Kre-O pieces are fantastic for making nice large and well-articulated heel spurs for these kinds of builds. You can see in the pictures how I used jumper plates to offset the heel. It's SLIGHTLY lower than his toes -- allowing his foot to sit quite nicely when connected to the studs.
Okay, some more tips based on Star Saber's torso:
1) Jumper Plates, for colour variance.
One of the techniques that's really good with jumper plates, which I used on his crotch, is colour splitting. By placing a plate sideways over a jumper plate of a different colour you can have two smaller spaces of a different colour appear in the build.
I did this on this build to replicate the way white is distributed on Star Saber because of Saber's folded up legs.
2) Kreon crotches + bricks.
Kreon crotches are attached to Kre-o bodies by a long, thick post. This post is sized perfectly for inserting in any bricks! the best for these scale of build is 2x2 bricks. It fits in perfectly.
You know I kinda forgot to show something, didn't I?
My Star Saber has a gimmick! I used a Micro-Kreon to give him a Brainmaster-esque extra unit.
Some paint on the helmet would really push this over the top. LOVE the Brainmaster.
Feel free to paint one up and send it to me.
(Not a painter -- have to work with what I've got, unfortunately.)
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