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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2004, 04:10 AM »
Would it be lame to call your work "breathtaking" Muftak?  Not sure how else to describe it.  It's just awesome, and the jealous pangs shooting through my body right now are most unpleasant!  You are indeed lucky to have such great customizing skills, and as a result, such wonderful one-of-a-kind toys.  Doesn't seem fair to the rest of us, but I'm sure you deserve it for the many hours of hard work I'm sure you've put into this spectacular diorama.  I can't wait to see the finished piece!

So here's a question:  What's up next once you've finished the Death Star?  The Cantina?  Jabba's Palace?  Or just retirement?

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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2004, 09:11 AM »
Thanks once again to everyone for their feedback. I don't deserve a lot of the praise--I've been learning so much as I go, I am still a novice customizer. Maybe it's just beginner's luck. If anything, I really put the most effort into making sure it had a nice visual flow, over a month of planning and drawing before I started to build.

So here's a question:  What's up next once you've finished the Death Star?  The Cantina?  Jabba's Palace?  Or just retirement?

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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2004, 10:28 AM »
Holy Crap Bobb, that is one of the greatest things I have ever seen!  Its a drawdroppingly, breathtaking beatiful piece of work and you deserve all of the praise and then some.

I can't wait to see Cloud City!

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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2004, 07:18 PM »
Yes indeed, this diorama is "outstanding". I really like all the action features you have built in, awesome touches. :o

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Finished at long last
« Reply #49 on: February 5, 2004, 09:55 PM »
Thanks for the compliments, Scott and Dan.

About a month behind my dream schedule, I finished up Level 5 today, so now The Death Star is fully armed and operational!

I'll have pics to share soon!

(and curse you, JediMAC, I couldn't help sketching out a rough idea of what a Throne Room might look like as level 6 the other day. But it is not meant to be...at least not for a while.)
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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #50 on: February 5, 2004, 09:56 PM »
those are some nice customs.
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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #51 on: February 6, 2004, 11:22 AM »
I know I'm a little late to the game here, but I just came across this thread (and pics) today.  I just had to post to say what incredible work you do Muftak.  I am just astounded by each and ever level you have put together.  That is a tremendous diorama, and I can't believe how great everything looks.  Tremendous work!

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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #52 on: February 8, 2004, 03:24 AM »
Hell of a job, Muftak!  I can't wait to see the finished product as well.  If Hasbro were to put out a set like this, how much do you think it would cost?  I think it'd run into the hundreds.
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Re: Finished at long last
« Reply #53 on: February 9, 2004, 08:50 PM »

I'll have pics to share soon!


Not to rush you...but how soon is SOON??? ;D
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Re: Finished at long last
« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2004, 07:47 PM »
Not to rush you...but how soon is SOON??? ;D

As soon as Chris gets the pics uploaded to the site. ie Any day now.

I hope it doesn't disappoint.
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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2004, 08:14 PM »
After what we've seen so far, I really doubt it will disappoint.  What's your next diorama?
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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #56 on: February 10, 2004, 10:17 PM »
Hey--sorry SithTrooper, missed your comments the first time around (thanks, BTW).

Next up I'm working on a Modular Cloud City, very different from my Death Star in design.

(As far as how much I'd estimate a Hasbro-made version of my Death Star would go for, I'd say about $180, breaking it down piece-by-piece into $20 to $30 dollar playsets.)
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Re: !!LEVEL 4!! of the Modular Death Star
« Reply #57 on: February 10, 2004, 10:36 PM »
i never spend more than 10$ at a time on SW, but i'd make like 800 exceptions if hasbro made this. i am STUNNED at how awesome this is.

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Modular Death Star Review and Preview!
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2004, 09:19 AM »
I discovered to my surprise that Toy News International did a write-up on the Death Star a couple of weeks back as there "custom of the week." I'm quite honored!

Anyways, they have the pics of the fifth level as well. For anyone that wants a preview, click through to the review!

(Rest assured, I'll have the pictures posted right here as soon as I get the word from Chris Berry that they're up.)
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Re: Modular Death Star
« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2004, 02:50 AM »
Muftak,

Again an oustanding job. The 5th level came out great and really rounds out the whole Death Star. Did you make the tractor beam control area from scratch or did you utilize parts of the Kenner DS set?

Happy Customizing!