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#1 Millennium Falsehood

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:41 PM

Well, I've completed this project to the point that I feel ready to show my progress on it. I want to get it done in time for a model contest in a couple of weeks, so hopefully it'll be done pretty soon.

 

The model will be fully lit, with a couple dozen spotlights and internal lights for the windows. The windows will all have small rooms behind them (and naturally I'll be limiting their number because of this) and some crew, as well as a full-size bridge which will sit under the ship. The lower hull will contain a battery for the power source and will attach to the model via permanent super magnets.

 

First, here's the blueprint I'm using for the model:

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I modified it slightly by changing the angle of the hull to a much shallower one. It feels more "Imperial" to me this way.

 

Here's the main hull:

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And the "sail":

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The sail served as a sort of test bed for the level of detail I wanted to attain, and yes that is a tiny brass ladder on the side. They gotta get up there to perform maintenance somehow, right? ;)

 

I'm also putting in tiny rooms behind a select number of windows, starting with the Boarding Operations bridge:

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I'm also putting in turbolaser turrets which will be able to rotate and elevate. I'm short one of the elevation mechanism greebles, but I'm hoping some modeling buddies of mine will be able to find one for me in their spares:

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Here are the main engines. I'm waiting for a part to come in the mail so I can finish the third engine, but you can see the parts breakdown here. The engine bell is actually from the Imperial Star Destroyer kit, which is fitting as this ship is supposed to function as a sort of mini-Star Destroyer in the roleplaying game.

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And here are the two finished engines lit up:

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I'll be blocking in the lower hull tonight and hopefully will get it finished before the week is out. Then I can concentrate on greebling it, and finally applying paint and weathering.

 

UPDATE (5/16/15): The ship is finished! :D Final beauty shots on page six. :)


Edited by Millennium Falsehood, 16 May 2015 - 04:14 PM.

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#2 TRamsey

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:33 PM

Now that is the business!



#3 DB Draft

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:52 PM

Excellent work! This is great inspiration for a project I am working on at the moment... quite similar in fact.

Edit: Could you give a size comparison shot with a couple of the X wing models?

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

Oh Yeah.... :) looking forward to watching this one.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:27 PM

There you go!

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 06:29 PM

Love it! Can't wait to see your progress!

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:26 PM

One of my favorite ships from WEG. Looks great!

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#8 oddeye

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

looks great! awesome work so far, keep it up!


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#9 Cilionelle

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:01 PM

That's purdy righ' thar!


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#10 Parravon

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:42 PM

Awesome. Keep posting updates. I can't wait to see how this one turns out.  :)


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#11 Millennium Falsehood

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:11 AM

Well, I've got some more work done on the Imperial Customs Corvette. Most of the work done was on the lower hull, but I managed to get the engine cluster built as well, though the center engine is still not finished (that part still hasn't come in the mail yet . . . ). The little room that I had created is also installed behind a large window in the middle of the fork, and even though it's a bit hard to tell in the photos it looks really good from my end. I probably would have worked through the night but for two things: I need to sleep so I can wake up for calculus class in the morning and I have a headache which feels like a railroad spike being driven through my skull.

 

Anyway, here are the pics:

 

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These pics of the control room are at half brightness. Normally the room is more brightly lit, but it was washing out when I tried to photograph it.

 

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Galactic Empire: 7 TIE Fighters, 1 TIE Advanced, 2 Firespray-31s, 1 Lambda class Shuttle, 3 TIE Bombers, 2 TIE Interceptors, 3 181st TIE interceptors, 3 Royal Guard Interceptors, 1 VT-49 Decimator

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:56 AM

The way people build this stuff is just amazing.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:31 AM

ARGH! I WANT TO DO STUFF LIKE THIIIIS!

Dude you're really good at this stuff. I'm dying to see more.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:05 AM

WOW! Like it, so far so good. I wish to see pics also of the constest, good luck!

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

Awesome!


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:32 AM

tbh, I'm jealous of your bits box. That you have all these things lying around. I have a fairly extensive bits room but I don't do scale modeling, just wargame modeling so I'm lacking all the neat 1/300 men and details.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:56 AM

Incredible! Can't wait to see more.



#18 Millennium Falsehood

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for all the compliments, you guys. I had an unbelievably cruddy day yesterday (with school, as Sheldon put it, I'm up a river of excrement without a means of propulsion), and it's nice to come online and read the nice things you are all saying. :)


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Galactic Empire: 7 TIE Fighters, 1 TIE Advanced, 2 Firespray-31s, 1 Lambda class Shuttle, 3 TIE Bombers, 2 TIE Interceptors, 3 181st TIE interceptors, 3 Royal Guard Interceptors, 1 VT-49 Decimator

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#19 Bulwark

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:14 PM

An inspiration

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:34 AM

Incredible, wish I had half of your skills!


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