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)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NOW who is the hunted?

All the official space sets were shown to have the Space Police hunting down the Blacktron, in both iterations. Pico Van Grootveld has posted this ship, and he calls it the Hunter:

The big front is quite unusual in a starfighter, but it works really well. More pics here

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A trio of greatness

Looks like Michael Steindl has been busy! These three great creations all appeared in the Blacktron pool, and at the risk of being redundant, these are are top notch!

First is this Blacktron 1 VicViper. It ain't Novvemebr right now, but who cares? It's big, it's mean, and it has a great cockpit. I always admire people who can do such angles, and have it flow with the entire ship. The triangle prongs are also pretty neat. A very smooth ship all around. Can't find any studs....

Next is a large Blacktron 2 Battlecruiser that looks like is was influenced by Nathan Proudlove's ship back form SHIPtember. I really like the half covered panel up in the command tower. The engines are quite unique and cool.

Lastly, we have his Heavy Fighter. I LOVE this ship! The cockpit is gorgeous, the shap as a whole, and the fact that it isn't as studdless as the other two. The studs add a level of meanness.

Also, great photo editing on them all, it adds to the already awesome MOCs. Seriously, why are you still here? Go look at these!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

No question who the hunter is here

F@bz has built this massive NBT starfighter, and he has called it the Predator.

I never would have thought to use those quarter domes in the way F@bz did, but it looks really good. Run Space Police. Just run.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

1 +1 = awesome!

I know that sounds like an equation from the The LEGO Movie, but it is what happens when two great builders collaborate.
Part 1 comes from disco86, and Part 2 comes from markus19840420. You can hardly tell it was two different builders who built these, they flow seamlessly. Great job

Thursday, February 13, 2014

FebRovery is back

And halfbeak has built his obligatory Blacktron rover.
Really, the picture says it all

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

OMR #2: Alpha Centuari

Okay, time for another blast from the past (more like "dodge the incoming missile barrage from the past") This time, I am looking at my first SHIP, the Alpha Centauri. This ship was inspired by the ship that came with 6988 Alpha Centauri Outpost, hence, the name. Heck, I even wrote a story about this ship, and am working on a more proper book.


When I first built this ship, and when I took the pictures, there was a lot of modifications. I had this ship built for over 6 months, and back in 2007, that was a long time! Actually, it might have been over a year, come to think of it.... Either way, it got modified a lot over the course of it's life. A few mods I can easily recall: The forward section was extended from a 16x32 baseplate, to a 16x32 and a 8x16 baseplate. The X-pod container was another. The interior, especially the rear section.

Looking at it now, two thing come to mind. First, WOW! What a mess! The colour scheme is very messy, and has too much white. Secondly, how does this thing move? The engines are tiny and/or flat. That would never do these days.

Now that's what you call "butt ugly"
Ok, on to the interior. Well, it certainly had everything. A bridge, sick bay, transporters, crew quarters, brig, even a conference room! Everything! Oh, wait, where is the engineering?

Ah, tucked under that ledge in the forward, right hand section of the aft part of the ship. More support for my theory that this ship can't move...

Final thoughts. This stands as one of the few Blacktron II ships that never had landing gear. Not that building landing gear would have been easy (Or smart) with the bottom being built entirely out of baseplates. As of now, I have rebuilt this once, done a couple others that were loosely based on this, and have plans to rebuild a better version in the near future, AKA, when I take apart my Dalek. In 2007, I took this to a local fair, and it won a 2nd place.

Exterior: 6.5/10 Way to cluttered, too much white, still used baseplates. Overall shape would become a classic shape I would use.
Interior: 8/10 Had almost everything, but wasn't laid out very well. Also, engineering sucked. More of a space station then a space ship, really.
Nostalgia: 9/10 I still think back fondly on this, despite it being my ugliest ship, IMO. The backstory that it has probably has a lot to do with it.
Colour it Blacktron!: 7/10 All the right colours, but very poorly balanced. And the baseplates don't help...
Swooshability: 4/10 I didn't understand the concept of internal support back in 2006/07. Middle section was very weak. I recall having a hard time moving this from one place to another.

Final say: 6.9 Much lower than the Talana, but this one stretched my collection to the max at the time.

Friday, January 10, 2014

2 for 1 Deal!

What happens when you combine the Spectral Starguider and the Mega Core Magnetizer?

You get this awesome beauty by spaceruner, that's what.


It's very sleek, and it takes awesome stuff from both and combines them together very well. The little ship is pretty nifty, too.