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CLOSED 2nd Contest: Small Starfighter Build

JK Renegade [deleted] says:

For our 2nd contest here on SCI-Lug we will be building what we all love: Starfighters. But here is the catch it has to be small! Here are all the guidelines:

Starfighter:
1. Your starfighter must be able to fit in a 14x14 landing grid and stand no taller than 5 bricks tall.
2. It MUST be to mini-fig scale. Meaning a full minifig must be able to fit in the cockpit.
3. If your starfighter is submitted as part of a diorama (ie: a hanger bay), you will be judge ONLY on the starfighter.

Entry:
1. You must be a member of SCI-Lug.
2. The starfighter must be built specifically for this contest! If it has been entered in another contest before the judging of this contest, you will be disqualified.
3. Entries must be made here on this thread (please post pics and not links). Please submit 2 different pics of your MOC.
4. Only one entry per person.
5. There must be at least 10 entries for the winners to receive their prizes, however, we will go ahead and judge the entries either way.
6. Entries must be posted by noon (cst) on February 1st.

Prizes:
1st place: 1 LEGO set ($40 or less) of your choosing from LEGO
Shop @ Home delivered directly to you.
2nd place: 1 LEGO set ($20 or less) of your choosing from LEGO
Shop @ Home delivered directly to you.
3rd place: A flickr pro account (or $20 via paypal) payed for by Nannan Z!

Judging:
The judging will be done by the Admins (who are not allowed to enter in the contest).

Let the building begin!
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Steelharbinger says:

Ha i can enter this one, i was just about to take some fighters of a modular starfighter.

Oh and can we have £ translations of your $ prizes? I can't be bothered to go to XE...

Steel...
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Karf Oohlu says:

I could do with some more lego bits, so I'll give it a go
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Derek Almen says:

Hmmm… I'll see if I can come up with something.
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NewRight says:

This looks intriguing. I hope I can enter.
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steelbreeze9 says:

Count me in!
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kojman47 says:

Yes I can enter this one!!

EDIT: Would the hight be counted for stands or landing gears?
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Karf Oohlu says:

Clarification please.
14x14 landing grid, as in 14 studs x 14 studs?
because that's seems purdy small, not put off at all, just making sure I got it right? - as those two pictured above are bigger than that, yes?
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Yes, 14studs. Landing gear included (the 14x14 is in landed position, as if that is all the room it would have on a carrier). Steelharbingerofdeath: I don't know what that would translate to, sorry. I had some difficulty with LEGO Shop @ Home last time in shippin the $50 GC to Canada...that is why I am doing sets. Can someone else help with the translation?
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HStrang [deleted] says:

I will enter. Thank god, a small build.
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LegoLord. says:

Go time! I've got an idea...~LL
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Just to clarify as well, it can be smaller than the 14x14 limit.
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kojman47 says:

What currency is '£'?
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NewRight says:

I also have a question. Are custom elements from BrickArms, BrickForge, Arealight, Kam, etc. accepted?
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HStrang [deleted] says:

Kojo: GB pounds. The currency british people use.

Brickeye: Can it be atmospheric or must it be a spacecraft?
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Custom elements are accepted...however I would prefer that you don't "modify" LEGO elements (such as paint, cut, chew, or whatever) you won't be disqualified for it but it will hurt your chances.

It can be atmospheric, but it is a Starfighter contest so if you build an atmospheric fighter it needs to be able to travel in space as well.

Hope that helps.

Clay
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HStrang [deleted] says:

Ok, thanks.
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

14x14 is VERY small, I tested my small fighter out against a measured out square, and it's like 21 studs wide and almost 18 studs long, and it's pretty dang small compared to some other fighters. Though probably therein lies the challenge.
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UltraQ says:

Does the landing bay have to be oriented with the 14 x 14 as the floor, or can we have a landing bay that is 14 studs tall by 14 deep and 5 bricks wide?
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

Also, can it fit into the specifications in any direction? Like diagonally in the 14x14 landing pad?
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

Just so you know bridboykristan, you have to post pictures, not links, Entry rule #3.
Just making sure you knew.
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dkromp is a group administrator dkromp says:

crimson wolf is correct but the image size does not seam to fit even if i play with the sizes.
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Bill Ward's Brickpile says:

If it has folding wings, antennae, weapons, etc. then can it qualify as long as those things fit in the 14x14 space when retracted? In other words, is the 14x14 space representing a landing pad or a storage bay?
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

If you make me an admin or a mod (even temporarily) I could probably fix it.
Also no-one has answered my question about the diagonal fit.
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:Bob: says:

^ I'm not able to make an official ruling, but there does not appear to be any explicit rule against putting the ship diagonally on the plate.
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Bill Ward...Yes, When landed it has to fit in a 14 x 14 but it can "open up" and be bigger! That is exactly what I did with the Spitfire!

Diagonally is okay.

Birdboy, give it a name if you could...
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Yes, 14x14 is very small! That is what is challenging about this build.
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kojman47 says:

Would 15x14 be accepted? Probably not but...
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Nope, I am going to be pretty picky about the 14x14. It's tough, I know...those were the standards I put upon myself for the Spitfire and I had to rework it a couple of times! Good Luck guys.
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Chiefrocker9000 says:


is there a deadline?
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dkromp is a group administrator dkromp says:

yes . noon Feb 1.
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kojman47 says:

Gotcha.
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Chiefrocker9000 says:


aight!


plenty of time... lucky me.. ;)
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Chase Lewis [Vid] says:

Wowzers, what a tough challenge! I spent the night roughing out odeas, and I must say I'm impressed at anyone who completes a successful build, at the caliber of the Spitfire, what a superb MOC. Too bad that's only an example, eh?
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HStrang [deleted] says:

Mine is going to blow you away. With rocket thrust.
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kojman47 says:

Hahaha!

My entry:

Iron Pig by kojman47


Iron Pig 2 by kojman47

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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

I've got one, but It's not completely done (dum dum daaaaaaa)
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Derek Almen says:

Eh, cockpit design cute but totally worthless. No points of attachment for anything, all wing designs ill fitting, interior impossible to finish. Note to self, I suck at combining SNOT with studs up construction.

Attempt 1: FAILURE
End log. :P
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Cagerrin says:

Does flight orientation matter? The engine configuration I've got lets it take off from a position that fits within the size limits, but it looks more interesting in semi-vertical flight.
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steelbreeze9 says:

Ok... sorry for being a noob, but how on earth do I upload the pictures of my entry onto this thread?
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

Ok, so you copy the URL of your photo and put it in brackets [url] in your comment.
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steelbreeze9 says:

Im really thankful for your help, but i am so low key I
don't even know what an URL is.
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Cagerrin says:

Up at the top of your browser is the address bar. When you're on a page, it has text in it that looks like (https://www.flickr.com/groups/sci-lug/discuss/72157612015205997/) or something similar. That's the URL.
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

Put that ^ in brackets [ ]
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space_e says:

here's my entry:
it's exactly 12 studs long and 2 tiles
B'tenneck V-TOL starfighter
B'tenneck V-TOL starfighter
EDIT: ok how did that thing get bigger then the others
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HStrang [deleted] says:

neat!
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

As we are starting to get some entries coming in, I just wanted to remind everyone we need you to post 2 pics of your MOC. Thanks
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steelbreeze9 says:

Here's my entry too

Pygmy by steelbreeze9


[https://flickr.com/photos/29496339@N08/3177919007/in/photostream/]
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steelbreeze9 says:

Thanks to Crimson Wolf and Ca'gerrin for showing me how to upload it.
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fe2cruz says:

my entry: starfighter - space highway
comet and asteroid division
star(comet)fighterstar(comet)fighter
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Spacey and birdboy, can we get one more pic of each of yours?
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Cagerrin says:

Mah entry:

O3I "Tide" Interceptor by Cagerrin
O3I "Tide" Interceptor 03 by Cagerrin

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Karf Oohlu says:

And here's my effort:
The Clown-a-Round Starfighter
The Clown-a-Round Starfighter
The Clown-a-Round Starfighter
Yeah it appears to overhang, perspective - the curved engine pods do overhang a tad @ 1mm each side ( could have been pushed thurther in I guess) - Has that killed me, hope not.
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space_e says:

it looks a bit like a spiff craft, and alien.
I like it
and brickeye: I editted a second picture to my previous post
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

here's my entry, it fits pretty well into a 14x14 grid, and is exactly 5 bricks tall.

Pocket Protector by Crimson Wolf

Pocket Protector: Greebles by Crimson Wolf

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Tekka Croe is a group moderator Tekka Croe says:

And here's mine as well. I fits just barely, but I made it work out.

"Lightbug"  microfighter by Tekka Croe


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Spectir [deleted] says:

If we win, can we buy multiple sets that add up to the limit?
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martin steenbeeke [deleted] says:

jaja, i know i'm WAY late, i don't have anything to post...so maybe i'll wait till the next contest that comes around, and see if i can do that.
~Martin
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worker201 says:

My entry. It's actually 12x12, wahahaha!

Miller Genuine Draft A07 mag-deck swarm fighter by worker201


Miller Genuine Draft A07 mag-deck swarm fighter by worker201

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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Man this is going to be hard to judge! You are making some great looking fighters! Keep up the good work!
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Obxcrew [deleted] says:

Great contest, I'll definitely try to build something for this!
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Spectir [deleted] says:

I think I will too!
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Wiseman_Lego says:

Question: 5 bricks tall rule includes landing gear ? If my Moc is less than 5 bricks tall in flight configuration but with landing gear on is more than that, it qualifies?
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

From what I understand the 5 bricks is in a landed position, like that's all the room it has in a carrier.
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Captain Decius says:

These fighters would work out great for my SHIP carrier. I am definitely going to try this.
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gambort says:

A SHIP carrier will be huge. How many SHIPs will it carry?
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Chiefrocker9000 says:

My Entry:

ROU "Shoot Them Later"

ROU "Shoot Them Later"

- See the Fighter in his Box Here and Here -

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UltraQ says:

Dr. X - not to be picky, but you're too wide. Remember, a brick is taller than it is wide - the ratio of brick dimensions is 5 x 5 x 6. So those wings of yours which are 5 bricks wide are equal to 6 studs wide. Your fighter is actually 16 studs wide (not counting the studs on the wing tips).
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Big_X says:

Make it moar chibi!
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Dr. X. says:

@UltraQ: Curses! I know that ratio myself, and I should have done it properly. I was lazy and used a plate, and it came out at 14.

Anyway, am I still in, Brickeye? 16 is pretty close to 14...
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peterlmorris says:

Dude, if I had two extra studs in any one direction, neither of mine would look so dang chibi.
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_nash says:

with the size requirements... really ought to include a link to a pic showing they will in fact fit in the box. Or at least have them available, don't you think?
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Sorry for the slow response:

Dr. X submit me a pic of it on a plate with walls around it, similar to what fe2cruz did above and that will be the deciding factor. It has to fit, or it will be disqualified...sorry.

Wiseman_lego it has be 5 tall in the landed position.
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Oh, by the way, we now have 11 entries (if my count is correct) so the contest prizes will be awarded to the winners!
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Dr. X. says:

Ok, I have rebuilt mine to be much the same except it's now exactly 14 studs wide. Click here for a picture of it in a 14-stud wide 'box'. Sorry about the trouble Brickeye!

LB-21Gs 'Rabix' Light Fighter






-Dr. X
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Dano‎‎‎‎ [deleted] says:

Introducing Spyrius' latest fighter, the T-346 "Sleipnir"
Spyrius T-346 "Sleipnir"
Spyrius T-346 "Sleipnir"
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peterlmorris says:

YPB-12 Visigoth, often called the Goth Moth.

YPB-12a Visigoth by peterlmorris

YPB-12a Visigoth by peterlmorris

Pics showing it within the size constraints are in the stream.
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Thanks Dr. X, sorry you had to re-work it a bit.

The contest is heating definitely heating up with Peter Morris in the mix! There are at least 2 others that I know are going to be added! And we aren't half way through the month!
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Proudlove says:

Here's my entry. This was fun. I love building stuff with size constraints like this. It really pushes one to conserve space.

deathwish by Proudlove


deathwish5 by Proudlove

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Dr. X. says:

There's going to be some tough competition here.
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Γηεψλ says:

This contest was made for me.
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tadashistate says:

This may sound stupid but does the cockpit have to be sealed? What if we give the pilot a space suit?
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Micah G. says:

finished now all i have to do is get my camera to recharge
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Captain Decius says:

Not a SHIP carrier, but a Carrier that is a space SHIP.

Finished my first entry, should be up soon.
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Crimson Wolf is a group moderator Crimson Wolf says:

"Only one entry per person."
Just so you knew Cpt. Decius
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onosendai2600 says:

The Bad Fighter
Engines
Pics showing the size constraints can be found here.
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_nash says:

What's the verdict on stickers? Official and otherwise?
-That had nothing to do with the one onosendai2600 just posted
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LegoLord. says:

BLAST IT! Peter entered this one, so much for that ;)

Naw, but really, Clay, my starfighter is a milimeter over the 14x14 limit, I measured it. Would it qualify, or would I have to do some more hard work? ~LL
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Micah G. says:

Rei-Sen kamikaze fighter by Micah G.

Top by Micah G.


This was fun to build, to bad its only one entry per person
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

nash-Stickers are fine from LEGO or otherwise...

Legolord-If I were you I would build a nice little wall all around it, leaving the opening 14x14 (check out petermorris' photostream) and if it doesn't fit, then sorry, it will be disqualified!

To answer this for everyone, anything, even a hair over 14x14x5 will not be considered eligible!

Brickeye
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Dr. X and Birdboy...I still need one more pic from you guys.
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teikjoon says:

My HONEYBEE :


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curtydc says:

Question... Does the 'full minifig' have to be assembled?
Say, someone chopped him up, stuffed him in the trunk of the spaceship and sent the ship on autopilot off to a distant black hole where it would implode into nothing in which no evidence could be found?
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JK Renegade [deleted] says:

Curtydc yes it needs to be assembled.
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curtydc says:

Okay, I'll do both...
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Dr. X. says:

@Brickeye: Got it. Another picture added.
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Derek Almen says:

Alright, here's mine:
Goliath back
EX-23T front side
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Kristian.Stenslie says:

Got mine!
Fighter
Fighter
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Aaron (-_-) says:

Here it is.

Space Pirate Mini Fighter by Aaron (-_-)


Day 13 by Aaron (-_-)

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LegoLord. says:

What have you gotten yourself into Clay, these are some of the greatest small starfighters I ever seen, this was a good idea to get everyone building and thinking.

Now to stop talking and start building :-)~LL
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Shannon Ocean says:

Here's my abomination: Blacktron "Pernicious Pancake"




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