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    melminiatures got a reaction from NairoD in Outer Rim Armada ships!!!   
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    melminiatures reacted to Aahz 1 in Assault Frigates!   
    I'm not a big fan of the Assault Frigate MK II model.  That's when I realized that a P-40 type paint job might improve the base model dramatically.  Introducing the Shark Potato!




     
    I'm a "screen accurate" kind of painter usually, though, so I wanted something a little more conservative as well.  No worries - @melminiatures to the rescue!  I recently acquired the AF MK I, Type V and Type VI models - I like them much better.
    Type V:


    Type VI:



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    melminiatures got a reaction from Bucknife in Sequel Trilogy Ship Count & Identification   
    That's nice I wish they released the full concept art shot that you can see here in the background. It even includes Poe's X-Wing



    There are a few differences between that concept art and what we see on-screen. In that shot the Aurore Freighter have the classic Clone Wars design, while in the movie they are different. Also in that concept art you can see Gallofree transports and Corellian Corvettes when in the movie they are absent from the fleet.
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    melminiatures got a reaction from Rmcarrier1 in Sequel Trilogy Ship Count & Identification   
    That's nice I wish they released the full concept art shot that you can see here in the background. It even includes Poe's X-Wing



    There are a few differences between that concept art and what we see on-screen. In that shot the Aurore Freighter have the classic Clone Wars design, while in the movie they are different. Also in that concept art you can see Gallofree transports and Corellian Corvettes when in the movie they are absent from the fleet.
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    melminiatures reacted to Rmcarrier1 in Sequel Trilogy Ship Count & Identification   
    I continued to see two separate images (here and here) from what was clearly a larger panoramic (of ILM concept art), so I decided to put together this simple stitch.

    Old news to @melminiatures, I know, but I thought you might like this wider shot. As far as I can tell, we can see in this image the following:
    Mandalorian fang fighter Wookie gunship YT-2400B freighter Hammerhead corvette Pelta frigate (opened and closed wings) Lothallian corvette (bottom-left - best guess) Sullustan cargo barge MG-100/SF-17 Star Fortress MC95E (wide body) MC95D (tri-fin - best guess) MC95C (bow fin) MC95A (bow wing) MC85 MC75 MC75C (dorsal fin - best guess) MC75D (bi-plane wing - best guess) Vakbeor cargo frigate CR90 corvette Free Virgillia bunkerbuster Aurore freighter Razor assault ship Quadjumper D-wing fighter GR-75 Coruscant freighter (bottom-right) New Gozanti What can you guys spot that I might have missed?
     
     
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    melminiatures reacted to ZealuxMyr in Mel’s Miniatures TIE Avenger   
    Back left is the "best option" plastic from Mel's. I don't have a better picture, but it is a very smooth model. My old opinion was it is always worth the money with Shapeways, my new opinion is just buy your own 3D Printer (can't print anything from Mel's but there is a free TIE Avenger on Thingiverse that is very nice - I don't have it painted yet, just printed).

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    melminiatures reacted to Noosart in Mel’s Miniatures TIE Avenger   
    I have bought quite a few models from Mel's Mininatures. But I always go to the best detail option


    This gunboat as well. Not the transport, that was scratch build

     
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    melminiatures reacted to Marcus Starkiller in Mel’s Miniatures TIE Avenger   
    I got both of his versions in the cheaper options.



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    melminiatures reacted to JBFancourt in Mel’s Miniatures TIE Avenger   
    So, I’ve been eyeing this mini for some time as a fun TIE Defender (my favorite chassis) stand-in. 
    Has anyone purchased from Mels that can walk me through the 7(?) plastic options ranging from $8 to $25? And white to black options as well. 

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/S3XYDCVZW/tie-avenger-1-270?optionId=43647864&li=shops
    Any advice?

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    melminiatures got a reaction from ClassicalMoser in Lovin that T-85!   
    The scale was done by measuring the cockpit and the R2 unit in the show (You can even see it in the video if you just look at the cockpits).

    I was indecisive as if I should fake it and make it smaller to fit the previous X-Wings but I figured that since it has 4 extra turbines in the back it made sense for it to be bigger.
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    melminiatures reacted to Aahz 1 in Gozantis!   
    While I love the alternative models available from Mel's, I really wanted a Gozanti with Tie Fighters in tow . . .


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    melminiatures reacted to Aahz 1 in Hammerheads!   
    Did a repaint of one of the standard Hammerheads to match the red version from Rebels:


     
    The problem I've always had with this model is that it isn't the version from Rogue One - which has to be the more famous version.  In any case, @melminiatures to the rescue!

     

    All My Hammerheads!  (a new soap opera, set in the Star Wars universe, coming soon to Disney+.  LOL)

     
     
     
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    melminiatures reacted to Thrindal in Hammerheads!   
    @melminiatures Hammerhead might be my second favorite of all my Mel's ships and I have quite a few.  My AFM1 V6 is probably my favorite.  The ISD 1 refit is also great although quite different as it is just a part of a ship.  If I can make my hammerhead list more viable I will definitely get more of Mel's Hammerheads.
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    melminiatures got a reaction from wintermoonwolf in Outer Rim Armada ships!!!   
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    melminiatures reacted to Aahz 1 in Aahz's Rebel Painting   
    YT-1300
    Han was one of the first squadrons I painted (for those starting out, the irregular, larger squadrons are great to practice on before you jump into the smaller, regular squadrons (where you need to make 3 fighters look the same)):

     
    I recently got the updated versions from @melminiatures, so here's Lando:

     
    And because they are useful in RitR, here are some generics:


     
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    melminiatures reacted to Aahz 1 in Aahz's Rebel Painting   
    Hi all - thought I'd share some painting stuff I've been doing (mostly) over the last few months.  Special shout out to @Drasnighta for the super helpful guides.  I really didn't start painting until about a year and half ago and those guides were awesome.  Thanks bud!
     
    X-Wings
    I really don't like the sculpt for the X-Wing.  Plus, they were the earliest things I painted.  So, at the beginning of the quarantine, I soaked all of mine in Simple Green for a week or so, then scrubbed them and started over.  I added some green stuff to make simple nosecones on the models.  I think they turned out better than my first ones in any case. Here's Luke:

    And Wedge:

     
    I liked Mel's version of the T-70 sculpt still better, though, so I ordered some of those to play with:



     
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    melminiatures reacted to Truthiness in Cannon Factions that could work in Armada   
    Comics are good enough of a source for me, which is what expands the First Order into a viable faction:
    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Maxima-A_class_heavy_cruiser (Mel's as a fantastic mock of up of this ship: https://www.shapeways.com/product/JUMKF6WLH/armada-maxima-a-heavy-cruiser?optionId=165067910&li=shops)
    https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/First_Order_Light_Cruiser
    I wouldn't expect the model for the Resurgent to be really that much bigger than an ISD. Add like 10% length and call it done.  I don't really care about the art books that give them ridiculous length. On screen they look to be about the same size as the Sith Fleet ISDs (again, I don't really care that the art book made these randomly bigger for...reasons?). We have a sliding scale anyway. So that said, in my mind we have a large in the Resurgent, a medium in the Maxima (which Mel's Miniatures has done an excellent model for) and a small in the light cruiser. If we really wanna get froggy, you can add the Xyston Star Destroyer from the Final Order. That's enough to flesh out a pretty good faction on its own before getting into repeats.
    The Resistance has enough from just TLJ alone. The MC85 (again, sliding scale, screw the random numbers in an art book), the Ninka, and the new-style Nebs is enough to make them unique before repeats. I'm sure there are others from the comics as well.
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    melminiatures got a reaction from Darth Sanguis in First Order Maxima-A Heavy Cruiser (by Mel Minis)   
    Well, considering the size o the tower, the engines and the turrets and this panel (the only panel where you can scale it with other ships) It should be about 800m. So it's pretty similar to the Acclamator.


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    melminiatures got a reaction from Rmcarrier1 in First Order Maxima-A Heavy Cruiser (by Mel Minis)   
    Well, considering the size o the tower, the engines and the turrets and this panel (the only panel where you can scale it with other ships) It should be about 800m. So it's pretty similar to the Acclamator.


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    melminiatures got a reaction from Bucknife in First Order Maxima-A Heavy Cruiser (by Mel Minis)   
    Well, considering the size o the tower, the engines and the turrets and this panel (the only panel where you can scale it with other ships) It should be about 800m. So it's pretty similar to the Acclamator.


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    melminiatures reacted to Rmcarrier1 in First Order Maxima-A Heavy Cruiser (by Mel Minis)   
    Another great model from @melminiatures, based on the ship seen in the Poe Dameron comic -- the Maxima-A heavy cruiser.

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    melminiatures reacted to Chamberlin in Shapeways Miniature Scale   
    @Arknur - Mel has minis in multiple scales and most (if not all) of his 1/47 minis are also now in IA scale after this awesome update. If you see a figure you like in the 1/47 scale if you copy its name and do a quick search you should be able to get results for each of the scales it is in, just select the one whose name includes (IA) in the title.
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    melminiatures got a reaction from kris40k in Shapeways Miniature Scale   
    Here you go people, a huge update on my catalogue. Happy Star Wars Day


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