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33 minutes ago, Khyros said:

Where are the lights on the E wing?

 

Hahaha...No.

My soldering skills are far too crude for such delicate/tiny LEDs and, even if I was more skilled, I personally do not like being able to see the wiring - if it can't fit 100% in the model I wont even try it. But that's just my personal preference, not saying LED small based ships don't look awesome on other people's ships - just saying I wouldn't be able to tolerate seeing the wires.

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17 hours ago, ZealuxMyr said:

Hahaha...No.

My soldering skills are far too crude for such delicate/tiny LEDs and, even if I was more skilled, I personally do not like being able to see the wiring - if it can't fit 100% in the model I wont even try it. But that's just my personal preference, not saying LED small based ships don't look awesome on other people's ships - just saying I wouldn't be able to tolerate seeing the wires.

Nah, you can do it without seeing the wires (at least on the ship).  And my next gen of small ship lighting should have concealed peg wiring.  Here's my x wing where you don't see the wires on the ship at all, as well as a recent Raider for Armada where the wires on the peg are much tighter to the peg and less obvious.

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1 hour ago, Khyros said:

Nah, you can do it without seeing the wires (at least on the ship).  And my next gen of small ship lighting should have concealed peg wiring.  Here's my x wing where you don't see the wires on the ship at all, as well as a recent Raider for Armada where the wires on the peg are much tighter to the peg and less obvious.

Again, the lights look cool but I, personally, do not like being able to see the wiring - if it can't fit 100% in the model I will never be satisfied with it.

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Y-Wings Turret Weapon Upgrade (WIP)

So I've always been displeased with how shoddy the turret gun on the Y-Wing looks on the base model, so I was in a great hobby shop in Tyngsboro, MA (Hobby Emporium) and was poking around their WWII ships section and an employee showed be the scale of the 1:700 weapons emplacement kits. Now am I working on installing 40mm cannons for turrets on my Y-Wings, perfect scale. Pictures have the turret just sitting on top of the prepped ship - going to do some shaving of the wedge mount under the gun to get a less boxy fit. I would like to make them swivel but I think I'm going to just glue them in-place as (likely) rotating them without the use of tweezers will likely break/damage the cannons...

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Also extremely excited to mount so 5" dual barrel and 6" triple barrel gun emplacements on one of my VT-49 Decimators to really emphasize the Decimator part. (Plus the Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk fighter planes-comes with 2-are perfect scale to squeeze onto Armada squadron pegs.)

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The VanquisherVT-49 Decimator Upgraded Weapons Platform & Enhanced Sensor Matrix

New weapons include 4x dual turbolaser cannon batteries mounted to the forward hull (2x dorsal, 2x ventral), port & starboard dorsal quad laser cannons, 2 banks of triple laser cannons on both the port & starboard ventral hull, and an upgraded sensor platform for improved fire control and targeting solutions.

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I got distracted with all the cannon bits from my Y-Wing project... These are also 1:700 naval ship armaments: WWII US Navy 20mm guns for the dorsal and ventral fix batteries and Japanese Navy 3" guns for the dual turbolasers (which are magnetized so they can swivel). Satellite dishes also came from the WWII US Navy kit.

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12 minutes ago, Minaith said:

I've found that pack of bitz for almost 40$ on eBay. I wanted to buy it, but pokerface on than cost...

Holy cow! I hesitated on the cost at $26 a pack at the brick-and-mortar store I found it at (Hobby Emporium, Tyngsboro, MA - they do not have an online shop).

Punch it into Amazon, found a few for $18.99 + $5.98 shipping ($24.97) which seems a lot more reasonable than eBay!

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Y-Wing Turret Upgrade - Completed Squadron!

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All nine of my Y-Wings, kitted out and ready to bring the pain! Did a mix of turret tip colors; some are blue, some are orange, and a couple are green. The Black & Gold Y-Wing is sporting a quad-laser turret, for reasons...

Horton Salm - Grey Leader

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Jon "Dutch" Vander - Gold Leader

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Red Squadron Y-Wing

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Blue Squadron Y-Wing

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Green Squadron Y-Wing

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Syndicate Thug Y-Wing

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Kavil - with an aft facing turret, naturally.

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Black Sun Y-Wing

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Black & Gold Y-Wing with its quad-laser cannon beast of a turret...7Jyj1QK.jpg

Heavy Syck - Cannon

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Edited by ZealuxMyr

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On 11/20/2017 at 11:56 PM, ZealuxMyr said:

The VanquisherVT-49 Decimator Upgraded Weapons Platform & Enhanced Sensor Matrix

New weapons include 4x dual turbolaser cannon batteries mounted to the forward hull (2x dorsal, 2x ventral), port & starboard dorsal quad laser cannons, 2 banks of triple laser cannons on both the port & starboard ventral hull, and an upgraded sensor platform for improved fire control and targeting solutions.

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I got distracted with all the cannon bits from my Y-Wing project... These are also 1:700 naval ship armaments: WWII US Navy 20mm guns for the dorsal and ventral fix batteries and Japanese Navy 3" guns for the dual turbolasers (which are magnetized so they can swivel). Satellite dishes also came from the WWII US Navy kit.

You do commissions? That thing is dreamy!

Edited by Celestial Lizards

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12 hours ago, Celestial Lizards said:

You do commissions? That thing is dreamy!

I've only ever done 1 commission for a friend before (Wolverine T-70 X-Wing), I don't mind the concept of doing commissions but I don't actively seek them. I do this recreationally, not professionally so sticking to deadlines is pretty much out the window as I get distracted way too easily. Case in point: if you look back through this thread you'll see mining guild TIEs in pieces in the background of some of my photos. I've been actively "working" on them for over a year and keep getting sidetracked by the next new thing (whatever is in the foreground of those photos).

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