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#1 ZombieHedgehog

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:51 PM

As I really enjoyed building my first custom YT-1300 and my YT-1200 I've buitl 2 more, they were a lot quicker to put together as I now have a better idea of how to carry out the conversion.

 

I like the central position for the cockpit so went with the same conversion, I wanted to do something a little different so I removed the right mandible and replaced it with some sensors which were made with some plasticard and brass rod.  I also decided to try a different paint scheme and went with one yellow but the second was blue which I think worked out ok.

 

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Blue Colour Scheme:

 

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I really  enjoyed working on these ships but I'll not be keeping these, I'm looking at starting another project for my Outer Rim Smuggler list, after searching the internet I found an image of a heavily modified YT-1300 which I think is called Courageous, I think it will take quite a lot of time and paitience to build but I'm happy to give it a go, hopefully it will turn out similar to the image:

 

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I really like the look of this ship as it's very different to the stock model but still has the same back.

 

 

 


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#2 johnb60

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

I thought my modelling skills where good, but they fade into rubbish compared to your pictures.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

My modelling skills are non-existent and I'm blown away by some of the conversions, custom paint jobs and scratch builds I see on the forum. Awesome work!  



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:18 PM

That is some really good miniature work for models that are so small.  I like all the variants you have done.



#5 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:42 PM

There you go...again!

:lol:

 

Awesome work buddie...wow wow wow! Now you need to do a green one up!

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:24 AM

bah, you guys make this look so easy! I may have a try myself once...


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:32 AM

There you go...again!:lol: Awesome work buddie...wow wow wow! Now you need to do a green one up!:D


When painting these I actually thought about going for a free scheme but I know blue is quite popular and I can't seem to get totally away from yellow, my own figures will have a yellow scheme. I will probably look in to this for another conversion, I don't really want to stop building these at the moment. I think is because it's a pretty simple conversion after building the YT-1200 which I'm still trying to get painted, I wasn't happy with the scheme I went with so have started again.

I'm looking forward to starting the Courageous, should be fund to build.

Thanks for all the kind comments everyone!!
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#8 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 02:23 AM

That yellow sure is nice...

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#9 ZombieHedgehog

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:27 AM

bah, you guys make this look so easy! I may have a try myself once...

 

I think the key is to find a method that you're comfortable with.  fortunately you can hide small mistakes with extra details on the Falcon. which makes things easier.

 

 

That yellow sure is nice...

-_-

 

Cheers, I really like this yellow, I want to paint my 2 outer rim smuggler miniatures and the x-wings in the same list to tie everything together, I like how the yellow looks as it's quite different to the standard figure, I think it works well with the greys and its simple to paint.  Also I thinks it's' a little different to other colour schemes, reds and blues tend to be popular across the board, I must like to be a little different :) .

 

I'm sure there will be plenty of oppurtunities to try out different schemes, I can't seem to stop converting YT-1300's.  I will be looking at different YT models to see what will be simple to convert, I like the idea of fielding older ships for a game.  I'm also going to have a look at different modifications that can be done. 

 

I was also looking at starting a scratch YT-2400 as I think it would be easier that using the falcon as a base.  I'm just not sure how to go about working out the scale so if anyone could offer any help it would really be appreciated, not looking at starting this project just yet though.

 

As this is something I enjoy doing and people seem to like my miniatures, I am looking at probably taking on commissions if people would be interested, if I sold some models I'm sure it would also make my wife a lot happier.

 

Also, if anyone would like to try their own conversion similar to mine I would be more that happy to offer any advice, not that I think that my method or finished product is perfect.

 

I really appreciate


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#10 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:02 PM

Takes a bit of LOVE doesn't it...

Say man why not build a whole fleet of Smuggler/Pirates?


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ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3] [B-WING: 3] [HWK-290: 2] [X-WING: 2] [Y-WING: 1] [YT-1300: 1] *CAPITOL SHIPS* [TANTIVE IV: 1] *GROUND FORCES* [T-47 AIR SPEEDER: 12] JEDI: [DELTA-7: 1] [ETA-2: 3] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1] [TIE BOMBER: 3] [TIE FIGHTER: 3] [TIE INTERCEPTOR: 4] [FIRESPRAY-31: 1] [SHUTTLE-LAMBDA CLASS: 1] *GROUND FORCES* [AT-AT: 4] [AT-ST: 6] SITH: [ETA-2: 3] [INFILTRATOR: 1]

 


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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

Takes a bit of LOVE doesn't it...

Say man why not build a whole fleet of Smuggler/Pirates?

 

I think it will turn in to this eventually, I would love to field a load of different YT-1300's in a big game, I think having a variety of different looking ships would be cool.  I just need to have a think and find some more images for inspiration.  I would like to do something different but I don't want it to turn in to a massive project!!

 

I think for a 100pts 3 outer rim smugglers with the anti pursuit lasers would be fun to play and would give me chance to regularly play 3 YT-1300's.

 

I think I just played lists because I liked how things worked together but now I just to try to find any excuse to use a YT-1300, I think I'm becoming that obsessed/crazy YT-1300 guy.


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#12 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:16 PM

It IS going to be a very cool Smuggler Faction buddie. I am going to build a little meaner Pirate Fleet for my third Faction.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:57 AM

I like the idea of putting together a band of smugglers so I've started another thread to track progress. Just need some inspiration to try out some different conversions. I am thinking of trying to put together a yt-1300 with the cockpit underneath the front in the middle but convert the cockpit so there are windows all the way round.
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#14 KnightShift

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:17 AM

Question: do y'all strip the paint  from these before you convert them, or start converting right out of the box?



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

Nope I convert straight from the box and paint over the top I would just suggest that you seal the paint with some varnish just to make sure.
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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:18 AM

 

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I am sorry but this thing is hideous.  Looks like the ship is giving me the middle finger.


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6 X-Wing's, 2 Y-Wing's, 4 A-Wing's, 2 YT-1300's, 4 B-Wing's, 3 Hawk 290's

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#17 ZombieHedgehog

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:25 AM

I am sorry but this thing is hideous.  Looks like the ship is giving me the middle finger.

 

 

How can you not like this ship??

 

I do think that I like random ships, I don't think this will be the easiest to build but I'll give it a go.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:15 PM

I've started work on another conversion, this will be similar to the other blue falcon that I made but will be a slightly darker blue and the turret gun has be turned 180:

Some progress pics:

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The more conversions I do, I manage to get the work done slightly quicker which is good. I think with the different panels each model is slightly different which is nice so they're not all exactly the same.

I just need to add a few more details then should be able to get on with painting.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:52 AM

Looking very good.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

The blue one looks absolutely amazing




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