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[Epic ship scratchbuild] Storm Commando Escort Carrier

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Didn't really have time to do much yesterday, except sanding, so I didn't bother with an update. Today on the other hand I have something to show! Of course with all the excitement surrounding the Imp Raider reveal, it seems fitting that I can continue to present news on another epic Imp ship. :)

 

Got around to mount the ship on an epic base, in this case borrowed from a Corvette. Also started on the engines. The second engine picture show all the individual parts of a single engine.

 

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Started on the panel lines, in this case, the front wings. This is the reason why I haven't glued many pieces into place yet, otherwise this would have been quite a bit more problematic. The lines are more visible on the right wing because I took a pencil and filled them in bit. Since most pictures of the ship doesn't show the panel lines very well, or indeed at all, I took inspiration from the Raider. The idea is to cover most of the ship with similar lines.

 

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Work ended early today so I've had time to do some serious work! More panel lines of course, but also finally gluing several of the pieces together. The ship is actually soon finished, the only major work left are the engines and the rest are mostly small details. Also, I just couldn't resist something a bit fun. :D

 

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Work ended early today so I've had time to do some serious work! More panel lines of course, but also finally gluing several of the pieces together.

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That looks so cool. Could you take a picture with the same angle but with the turrets in place?

Also, what would you say the difficulty of this project is for you? (I am horrible at plasticard I found when scratch building 40k)

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Work ended early today so I've had time to do some serious work! More panel lines of course, but also finally gluing several of the pieces together.

That looks so cool. Could you take a picture with the same angle but with the turrets in place?

Also, what would you say the difficulty of this project is for you? (I am horrible at plasticard I found when scratch building 40k)

 

 

The ship is soon finished so yes, a few more pictures will be forthcoming. :)

 

This has without a doubt been the most difficult project I've attempted yet. It is similar in scope to this, a mostly scratchbuilt Land Raider for 40k, which I built a little over a year ago. However the Land Raider was shaped like a box whereas the Carrier has been loads of awkward and difficult to measure angles. I feel like half the time I've been praying to whatever deity that may listen that everything will work out in the end and the other half I've felt like I just made crap up on the spot. A lack of proper blueprint, that is a good side, front and top view has obviously not helped matters.

 

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Ohhh I am really tempted to ask you to make a copy for me too!

 

Please don't, at least not right. At this moment I feel like I never want to build another thing again. :)

 

 

I'd love to see this with a couple ships for scale. :)

 

Dagnabit! I forgot to include a couple of ships with today's crop of pictures. Sorry!

 

Anyway, the ship is finished! The building stage that is. I've also applied a coat of primer but for now that's it. The turrets are not included in the pictures as they are all mounted on an assortment of tools for easier painting.

 

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