Monday, January 30, 2012

Captain Steven Netsooj

May as well get started with this...
NAME: Captain Steven Netsooj
AGE: 32
BACKGROUND: Steven, or Smirky as he is known to most people, was born on the Blacron, the homeworld of the Blacktron II. He had an uneventful childhood. The middle of three children (one brother, one sister), he was the only one to enter the Blacktron Military Academy, at the age of 19. He placed fairly high in all of his classes, but never was tops in any. He passed the 5 year course, and was assigned to the TALANA, were he would eventually rise to 2nd in command. He eventually became Captain at the age of 31, and was assigned to the GAMMA CENTAURI. So far he has proved to be a competent captain, and very loyal to his crew and ship, as well as the Blacktron Government.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Smirky is one of my first Blacktron,(Back in late 2004, I had ordered about a dozen Blacktron 2 figs, of which Smirky was one) and the second one to have a 'personality'.(more about that in another profile) The personality stemmed from the fact that he had only had half a smile, or a 'smirk'. He originally was made a Commander, but then he got promoted twice, and then demoted back to captain. About 2 or so years ago, after much debate on my part, Smirky became my official Space Sigfig. He is also a major character in an story of which I have been working on since mid 2010.
ACQUIRED: Bricklink, 2004, random fig

Friday, January 27, 2012

Yes, I am a Geek

So since Blacktron creations have been scarce as of late, I have decided to do a little profile on all of my Blacktron minifigs, of which I have 50 or so, as of this post. I shall (hopefully) doing one profile a week, so this should last me a year. Hmm, maybe I should do two a week... I will also be getting more Blacktron minifigs as time goes by (It's a given, with how much I like them!), so whenever I acquire a new fig, I shall give him a name and profile, then post him/her/it.

A little background information might be useful first, so here goes.

I keep a running tab on all of my Minifigs. (As of this post, I have 1317 minifigs) And most of them have been named! (Even if it is something silly like the last name being their occupation (i.e. Ronette Reporter)) Not all are named. Castle footmen, Stormies, and all around and kind of soldier generally don't have names. Now, my Space minifigs are probably the theme that has the largest  percentage of figs with names. 150 Space Minifigs, with only 9 not having a proper- Wait, only 9!?! That's a freaking 94% with names! I didn't realize it was THAT high! Town probably doesn't even have that high... Anyways, Since ALL of my Blacktron minifigs (Should that be capitalized or not?) had proper(ish) names, and since I had plenty of the, and since I was in the right mood, I took pictures of them, with the intention of posting profiles.

A not that should be considered is that all my Blacktrons are in a military of sorts, and therefore have ranks. And these ranks are pretty much taken straight form Star Trek, which was a VERY heavy influence in my early days of Space Lego MOCing. So all the figs will have any of the ranks of Admiral, Captain, Commander, Lieutenant-Commander, Lieutenant, and Ensign. I am pretty sure Star Trek (And the real life navy which Star Trek gets the ranks from) has a couple different Kinds of Lieutenants and/or ensigns, but my mind back in the day was too simple to understand that, and it has since stuck. I like simple.

Okay, enough talking, I should have the first profile up within a couple days or so (Baring a disaster of any kind)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Micro'ed again!

Another excellent version of the Invader, that classic Blacktron 1 set. This is even fully functional as the real one, as explained by the builder here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Aerial Bomber

This is quite possibly the fastest I have posted a MOC of mine here after building it...

Well, the Aerial Bomber, my first MOC of 2012, is a ship built by me, but is based of that classic of a set, 6981 Aerial Intruder.

Backstory of the build is I was in the mood to build some Blacktron, and I had only enough parts to build one cockpit, and I had that large panel extra, so I decided to take another stab at building an Aerial Intruder style ship. (My other attempts being okay at best) The idea of making it a bomber came from games I plyaed with my original 6981, where the ship would use the two little vehicles int he main section as, you guessed it, bombs. Also using that big ol missle as the other cockpit also helped in deciding to make in a bomber. Interesting to note that the pilot in this here ship is one of the two figs from my 6981.

And to top it all off, it is really swooshable!

Rest of the pics here when public