1:270 Starfighters

Discussion in 'Gaming & Toys' started by Tirick, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Hello Sean,

    This is not Necroposting. It is Resurrecting!;)
    I am glad to see that you are back (and designing) again!!!:)
    I hope that all is going well for you and that you are able to get the rest (of what ever you are working on) sorted without too much trouble.
    The X-Wing looks good!!!
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  2. Draegor

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    I really love these small scale models, great for my limited amount of space ;)
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Beautiful!! :)
  4. Tirick

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    I think I've picked my next design...

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    There is a LOT of work to do, and to be honest, I leveraged a very old project I had to get this far (I had mad plans to make a 1:50 scale model, with full interior...).

    Any any rate, I'll post progress as I go. Textures will be last, as much of the detailing with be laminar.

    Enjoy,
    Sean
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This will be a GREAT ADDITION to your collection of the small gaming pieces.
    I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
  6. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    While the kettle is hot, so to speak. Moar progress!

    These highlight the laminar design of the panels, and show the detailing that will be put into the model. For my own sanity (and time) I will be making a much more symmetrical version of the Falcon, closer to what I imagine would a 'stock' configuration YT-1300. This will help speed up design, and for the most part, will be lost in the assembly anyway. Purists are welcome to modify as they see fit (and in fact, the laminar design will be very suitable to that). I am eager to finish, as if it goes well, I'll be able to start making the modular elements which make this design so fascinating.

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    The guns don't look like much, but at scale they'll be around 3 mm long. I would likely use pins to replace them. The panelling on the turret worked out quite well however.

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    Enjoy,
    Sean
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This will be very interesting to see how this turns out at this scale.
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Frakkin' cool, man! :):):)

    I'd love to see it in 1:50, too! ;) And the (still) missing parts of the B-Wing... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  9. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    ... I too would like to finish the B-Wing. Perhaps next. It, along with the Falcon and the 1:50 Lambda shuttle are my oldest unfinished works.
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  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    There has been great need for a model of this ship, done well. Great!!
  11. Tirick

    Tirick Member

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    I suspect there are some good models out there. However, as with nearly everything I do, I do it because I can. My muse takes a firm hold of my mind and compels me to create. She's been sleeping for a long time, it feels good to get back into modelling. I intend to enjoy it while it lasts.

    This is a little picture heavy; upper and lower Mandibles are now done, Gear has been roughed out and the forward gear bay and doors are modelled. The two mandibles are at their core, symmetrical, but the upper mandible has an extra boxy structure around the saucer, and the lower has the gear bay. I intend to focus on the dorsal section, including the cockpit/hallway section, before I do more work on the belly.

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    Enjoy!
    Sean
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This thing is getting better and better as time goes on.
    This looks like it will be an interesting and fun build.
  13. Revell-Fan

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    Enjoyed - by your command! :):):)
  14. Tirick

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    I am glad you are enjoying the process. I've said before, it feel good to be modelling again.

    I have not made significant progress this week, life tends sometimes to interfere, but I have finished the engine thrusters, and the greeble on the engine side of the large underside boxy structure.

    The engine baffles are quite intricate, especially for that scale. I will be using UV projection on all of the greeble bits, so builders can omit elements they find too small to construct. This will allow for some rescaling up without major modifications to the model. There is so much excellent detail in the filming model, that a larger (1:50 or so) scale would be a daunting (but rewarding) task to replicate.

    Nevertheless, the baffles on end of the thruster panels will be very small at this scale ~3 mm wide or so, with the hinge/clips on the ends of the hydraulics even smaller. I may need to do a test build of these once textured.

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    Enjoy,
    Sean
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  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I really like seeing all of the greebles being added.
    It looks like it will be an interesting model to build!!!
  16. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I truly understand this psychology. I've talked with Rhaven much. my pain issues make it hard to follow through with models that are 98% ready to go. I love your honesty and insight. Truly, it brings me comfort to know I am not alone in this. Thank you. I can't express how much that statement helped me. :)