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#21 Boomer_J

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Instead of detailing the paper CR-90 I’m redoing it in styrene plastic to be able to keep the flex and twist out and add more detail. I will keep you posted.



#22 Dinobassus

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

That's awesome.  Can't wait to see it when you're done.  Do you have plans for the Gallofree GR-75 Medium Transport?

 



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

 

It took me forever and a year to find this site but here it is. http://3dpapermodelb...-transport.html

You will need Pepakura Viewer 3 to open this one as well. Not a lot of detail in this model but it’s a good start for modification.    



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

I actually found a really nice GR75 transport model which works nicely with the X-wing models and looks good on the battle map. Its scales out at about 1/300 but is very detailed and being slightly under scale doesn't bother me. Its an old Micromachines playset from the early 90's. With a little detail work and some paint it will make a fine addition to my collection and will match up well with the CR90 Blockade Runner I picked up off Ebay.

 

 

 

 

 


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#25 Boomer_J

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Very cool! I see no reason why FFG could not make a GR-75 at some point. Fingers crossed.



#26 Dinobassus

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Where did you happen to find that piece.   1/300 looks close enough for pretty cool gameplay.  Let us know how it works  in a game.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

What scenario would you use that in, besides the obvious escort one.  Also, what size base and movement (if any)?



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

I am trying to determine if I should buy the GR-75 "Rebel Transport playset" from Micro Machines, or the Rebel Base model set to get the GR-45.  Both are about the same cost.   Does anyone have a suggestion as to which is a better purchase?

 

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

Salcor said:

I am trying to determine if I should buy the GR-75 "Rebel Transport playset" from Micro Machines, or the Rebel Base model set to get the GR-45.  Both are about the same cost.   Does anyone have a suggestion as to which is a better purchase?

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I've had both pieces and both would be a good purchase.

GR-75 ERTL Battle of Hoth Playset = 1/370 scale

The ERTL transport model is a true scale model listed at 1/150 scale, but isn't. If you use it as a GR-45 it would be about 1/245 scale but would have secondary drive engines in the back. If you look closely at the one shown in “A New Hope”, at Mos Eisley, in the enhanced film version. It seems to only have one large reactor cowl at the rear of the ship. It also has a loading ramp extending down between the Primary engine nacelles which means it has two or possible four smaller engines than the GR-75's three. Being a civilian transport it also doesn't have any weapons and probably minimal shielding. It could be the start of a nice conversion if you wanted to.


 

GR-75 Micromachine Playset = 1/330 scale (I original thought it was 1/300)

This is a playset and has obvious out of scale detail pieces like loading ramps which are not to scale and the under side detail is not great. You can easily pop off the plastic landing skids, throw it on a flight stand and have at it as it does have good detail on top and would look very good on the game table. With a little work, which I'm currently doing, it's detail level could easily be raised to pass muster with any nit-pickers, other than scale.

The GR-75 Micromachine Playset is closer to scale with the X-wing miniatures but I don't mind it being under scale. I think I would have more of a problem with the other one being a GR-75.


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#30 Boomer_J

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

 

Here’s the 1/270 scale CR-90 Corvette I’m working on in styrene plastic.


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#31 Boomer_J

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

 

Of course you can open in new tab to see the whole image.



#32 Boomer_J

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

 

Oh yes and the turrets rotate.



#33 Boomer_J

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

 

It’s a slow work in progress but I will keep you updated as it comes along.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

 

Most of the main fuselage is done now I have to work on the engines. 


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#35 Viceroy Bolda

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

Great job!  I would love to see pics of the process.  Keep up the good work!  

Also, what did you use for gun barrels?


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#36 ErikB

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

Now that is a thing of beauty.


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#37 Boomer_J

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

 

Thanks guys! The large turrets are made from sheet styrene and styrene rod. The small ones are made from styrene tubing and a small wire (paperclip) inserted into the tube.  



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

do you take commissions or anything like that?  I'd love to create stats and bases for capital ships and play fleet battles with my friends.  Great work by the way, looks great.



#39 Boomer_J

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:12 PM

wynandc said:

do you take commissions or anything like that?  I'd love to create stats and bases for capital ships and play fleet battles with my friends.  Great work by the way, looks great.

 

 

Thanks! No one has ever asked me. I don’t think anyone would want to wait 3 to 4 months on an order. And I would not know how much I would have to charge. Of course the next one I build should take less time. I’m just now getting to the engines. I will post some pictures of them soon.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

I'm stoked to see the engines, those are the best part of the blockade runners in my opinion.






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