Star Wars NEW Republic Gunship- Bob's Build

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  1. F131

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  2. Zathros

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    Wow, you have a great start. This is the first time I have seen this built. If it's anything like your Rodger Young, it will be awesome! )
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    Thanks, buddy!

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    WOW very nice, this should be fun to watch, I've got this down loaded and waiting in the archives.
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    This one is waiting for me to find clear styrene balls of the correct diameter for the turrets. I'm excited to see what you come up with and how it turns out. :thumb:
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    I'm not sure how I am going to do that yet. I do have transparency sheets but I don't want to see glue marks.:confused:
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    You could make a simple vacuforming machine out of pegboard and a vacuum hose adapter. Then you just take a piece of clear styrene, mount it to a wooden frame, then heat it up, jam it over the plug, and turn the machine on. You can get good results without having to spend a lot of money.
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    i wanted to build this one, but it is now just another stack of paper on the ever-growing mountain of projects i forgot (and didnt want to do.)
  9. F131

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    Wow, the Holidays are busy....... I haven't got too much furthur, but I like whats forming.

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  10. Zathros

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    I showed my son and his Jaw dropped too. He has the big Lego version and the paper one is far more accurate. Considering the Lego one was well over $100 dollars, Oh well, he still has it and loves it. I get to play with it when he's in school! :)
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    Would clear ping pong balls work? Or can you raid the Christmas Decoration department of a local store?
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    I was at Michael's Craft Store this weekend and they have clear plastic Christmas ornament balls in different sizes. I thought about using one to make a Souix Helicopter bubble.

    Clif
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    I never understood why plastic bricks could be so expensive, but the SW toys are cool. :cool:
    Lets see some pictures. Feel free to add them to this thread.
    Hey, thats a great idea. I have plastic transperancy, but I am not looking forward to those gun mounts.....or the canopy. First time for everything.
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    I will do my typical edge painting when the model is almost half way done. I did use a black water proof marker for the cockpit edeges and it ran when I glued the parts together. Back to the stinky Sharpie.

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    Wow. It just screams for pilots!
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    Kill this stupid double post. My mistake.:curse:
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    I'm really digging this model. In Photoshop, I started joining parts, so if you look at the Starboard side you can see where there cockpit section blends with the Trooper section. The overlap of parts is giving a nice layered effect.

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    The lower, aft section is a bit of a pain to fold.....but sure fits nice. Beware to anyone building this model, without formers, I squashed the upper aft section when pushing too hard to combine with the lower aft section. The wing assembly should mask most of my opps.:cry:

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    Ok, the family survived Christmas (and my sanity) so, back to building.

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  20. Zathros

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    This is so cool! This is really coming along! I wish I had a little more salt in me to try this out!