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"...but the empire is far from defeated."

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Just thought I would show off my Assault Frigate MkI. I decided to do a little sequence with the shots in this one using the Aftermath story arc. (link to custom cards/base template)

 

The Emperor is dead, Vader with him, and the Death Star is destroyed. The New Republic has dealt a grave blow to the Galactic Empire but, the enemy has not been defeated. Remaining vigilant, New Republic forces continue to press into Imperial space.

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On patrol near Imperial space in the Vega Tul sector, the Verdant Sun stumbles on an Imperial recon patrol emerging from a near by asteroid cluster. Dispatching its Y-wing CAP to persue, the enemy forces look to be in retreat.

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The Verdant Sun finds itself quickly on the recieving end of the retreat with the arrival of the ISD Resolution.

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I actually find that ugly. . . It looks like an oversized Nebulon that will break under pressure. . . 

 

Great painting but I dont like the look of the ship. . . 

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Maturin, its a Utar resin Assault Frigate MkI V.

 

Thanks guys. I don't think it is a pretty ship by any stretch of the means Lyraeus, but I grew up with this being the Assault Frigate. That space whale MkII was not even a thought. However I do agree with its Nebulon-B comparison, but I get the impression they were at the time trying to blend it into that ilk.

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Because I have a soft spot for Y-wings. Spent many night playing X-wing (PC game) dogfighting with the best of em, even if it was a bus.

 

I used to like them because in X-wing vs TIE fighter, if you pressed the 'switch weapon' key really fast, you could increase your rate of fire of both ion cannons and lasers by about 1,000%

 

Back on topic, I like the Assault Frigate.  My Star Wars knowledge of EU ships come from the X-wing series rather than the comics, so I would have preferred a Mon Calamari light cruiser.  Judging by the tendency of FFG to favour potato shaped ships for the rebels already, the future looks bright for that one.

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Love this compared to the pure uglyness that is the AFM2. A proper assault frigate. Gotta love modified Dreadnoughts.

(Which is not to say that it's pretty!)

Agreed!

This is what a Rebel assault frigate is supposed to look like!

(Before it's destroyed by green turbolaser fire, that is.)

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Because I have a soft spot for Y-wings. Spent many night playing X-wing (PC game) dogfighting with the best of em, even if it was a bus.

 

I used to like them because in X-wing vs TIE fighter, if you pressed the 'switch weapon' key really fast, you could increase your rate of fire of both ion cannons and lasers by about 1,000%

 

Back on topic, I like the Assault Frigate.  My Star Wars knowledge of EU ships come from the X-wing series rather than the comics, so I would have preferred a Mon Calamari light cruiser.  Judging by the tendency of FFG to favour potato shaped ships for the rebels already, the future looks bright for that one.

 

I would love to see Mon-Mothma's Light Moncal Cruiser in future expansions.

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I actually find that ugly. . . It looks like an oversized Nebulon that will break under pressure. . . 

 

Great painting but I dont like the look of the ship. . . 

 

To each his own, I think the Assault Frigate Mk-I is the best looking rebel ship of them all. Love the exposed superstructure and how its visibly a modified Dreadnought.

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I'm actually a fan of the look of the AF. Model looks great could you post a link on where to find them per chance?

 

You can get it from Utar Ships. Mel Miniatures does the two-pronged Type VI variant. And if you want specific cards for them (rather than using it as a replacement for the Mk.2) you can find them in Armada Shipyards.

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Nah I have Mel's dreads and Utar's Assault frigate. I have other guys with Utar Dreadnaughts in my group but they just got them so they have not had a chance to paint them. I suppose the biggest thing I could compare is that Utar's Dreadnaught is a little closer to the size it should be for the sliding scale. Mel's is oversized but nicer detailed.

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I have ordered both types of Assault Frigate Mk1 from Shapeways  :D

Can't wait to do a paint job, just as good as Wes ;)

 

http://www.shapeways.com/product/VX3TUE5JD/armada-assault-frigate-mk-i?li=shop-results&optionId=57225647

http://www.shapeways.com/product/UDEE3Z42V/arm-aslt-frig-mk-i-type-v?li=search-results-1&optionId=56743186&rc=SearchResults

 

PS: Wes I like the way you painted the Y-wings, even though they are seen from a distance, they look good to.

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Kiwi rat, you can always get the Utar Assault Frigate MkI in resin direct from him. The one pictured here is a resin copy of the 3D print version so the quality is excellent.

 

Thanks for the compliments. I want to do some highlights on the hull I think, but I may just leave it at this point.

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Kiwi rat, you can always get the Utar Assault Frigate MkI in resin direct from him. The one pictured here is a resin copy of the 3D print version so the quality is excellent.

 

Thanks for the compliments. I want to do some highlights on the hull I think, but I may just leave it at this point.

 

It was more convenient for me to order via Shapeways.

I did contact Utar via E-mail, and he said he was going to close down shop next month for a year, so to spare him to hazzle of making a hasty last minute job, I decided to order the Shapeway version.  ^_^

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