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#41 bulldoguk

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:42 AM

Havent had much time as I have been busy with other projects but managed to knock a base together for the Cruiser.

 

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Timer permitting might throw together a scratch built Nebulon B, always liked the freaky look and it would use up some of the rubbish I have lying around in the bits box!


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#42 ScaperCrawford

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

These are amazing! You sir have inspired me to go out and be creative with my game! Keep it up and keep sharing!


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#43 MooseMCA

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:05 PM

How does the Kenner blockade runner scale compare to the xwing models? It looks pretty good to me.

#44 DoubleNot7

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:27 AM

Your bases look way better than mine.  How about helping a guy out here?  :)


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#45 elveciosan

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:48 AM

where i can buy a model Corellian Corvett like this?



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

From Hasbro/Kenner in 1996-1997.


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#47 MooseMCA

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:22 PM

Do people feel like it's pretty in scale with the xwing figs?

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:21 PM

It is about 6" too short to be in 1/270 scale but it is close enough for tabletop play.  It is still a 16" vessel.

 

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#49 RealGenius

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:59 PM

What are you using rules-wise for it?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

We use The Redeemer fan-made scenario for it.  Plays well.


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#51 Ken at Sunrise

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:17 AM

I received my Kenner Blockade Runner and it was VERY off-white even gray.

 

Looks like shading so I thought that's the way it originally came.  But every picture I see is very white.

 

Did I get something left out to collect dust???



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:55 PM

They are pretty white normally. The ones in the thread have been repainted. Maybe the previous owner of yours already painted it. Post some pics.

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#53 JCDisaray

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

I think like the FFG models the Blockade Runners are not all identical as to the weathering or greying levels.  



#54 bulldoguk

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

What the heck, have decided to scratch up a Nebulon B, always liked the freaky look...just looks like it should be floating around in space

 

My first decision really was size. Based on the picture below built to scale the Neb B would be 1.5M long, while easily do-able I just felt it was a little impractical for casual play an storing the damn thing on my already heaving shelves!

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Anyhow, I have taken the decision to build this to a more suitable scale of about 50cm long, this puts it alongside my 'big ship' scale of the rest of the vessels in this thread and keeps everything pretty uniform, I also feel it offers a suitably impressive scale while still being practical to use in the sort of games I play

 

Now, I don't often do build blogs and I cant promise this will be a long winded thing as when I get stuck into something I usually tear through them without pausing for breath or pictures! However I have a lot of different projects on the go at the moment so maybe just maybe I may include a few more WIP pics than normal ;)

 

First up, imagine a bald dude wandering around the toiletry department with a printout of a neb b in one hand and a puzzled look on his face toying with most of the shampoo bottles on the shelves, the things we suffer for our hobby!

 

End of the day, found what I was looking for and I reckon I will probably have the only Nebulon B that smells of ylang ylang and Iris this side of Hoth

 

Doesn't look like much right now but prepare for the magic to happen :)

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#55 Boomer_J

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 08:02 PM

Nice job on all the builds and I love the basses you made for them. I’m still stumped on what to do for a base for my build.   



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:09 PM

Hi Boomer, I picked up a couple of huge Xmas baubles from the pound shop a while back with the intention of making them into planets for X-wing. If your not wanting a functional game base one of these sliced in half and painted up like a planet might make for a nice base for your corvette. One half even has a hole for the acrylic rod to slot into ;)

 

Of course you would have to drill a whacking great hole in the bottom of your pride and joy, or alternatively build a little support rig that screws onto the rod and the ship just sits on top, important factor is finding the centre of balance



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

Been doing a little work on it, haven't scratched anything up for ages and really enjoying it, bear in mind I aint going for exact replica here, usually once I get started on these things I like to let my imagination take over a little, admittedly mainly because I am a lazy so and so biggrin.png

What I am aiming for is a cool looking larger ship that offers up some more eye candy and is playable in an already brilliant and fun game that you someone can point at and say '''ooooh, that's a Neb B'

Anyhow, bum end pretty much finished, I am building the Neb B so it can be broken down into engine, spar and front section to aid transport and storing

99% card seeing as its cheaper than plastic and I have tons of the stuff!

 

Just for the record, old space marine helmets make nice turbo laser turrets, I knew 40k would eventually prove useful!

 

Good old pritt sticks, throw away the glue and use the tubes for thrusters! :)
 

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#58 MooseMCA

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:22 PM

Totally awesome, keep those updates coming!

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:57 PM

How long are you making it/what scale?  1/270 for the Nebulon B is what... 30-something in/80-something cm?

 

Now that I have my own Kenner BR, I kinda like the 1/370 scale for big ships.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

Just for the record, old space marine helmets make nice turbo laser turrets, I knew 40k would eventually prove useful!

hahaha... great... it seems that you have an Big Mek orkish spirit... :P

 

Great job... looking forward for your advances....


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