Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Only Warlock

Imperial Customs Frigate and Millennium Falcon Kitbash

25 posts in this topic

I've been working on adding Larger ships to my imperial and Rebel Squadrons, including an Imperial Customs Frigate and the Millennium Falcon:

Imperial-fleet.jpg

X-Wing-Fleets1.jpg

In addition, I have a Rebel transport Model Kit on the way (From the old Battle For Hoth model kit)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the Falcon scale pretty close?  Gotta admit, it does look good in formation with the rebel ships.  Still not sure if I'll get one tho. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Customs Frigate Bridge is actually thicker than the Falcon's cockpit.  TIE Cockpits are enormous in scale, so it's actually a little deceptive.

As far as the official Falcon coming out,  I saw the model kit for $10 and wanted to play around with it, so i did.

When the "real" one comes out i can always convert it to a generic YT Class Freighter. <shrug>.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only Warlock said:

The Customs Frigate Bridge is actually thicker than the Falcon's cockpit.  TIE Cockpits are enormous in scale, so it's actually a little deceptive.

Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong ship.  The ones I'm thinking of hold 30+ TIEs.

Roy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahh, I see.  this is just my made up ship. i am not trying to recreate any "real" Customs frigate. i just wanted a teeny imperial customs enforcement ship to balance out the Falcon.

The other ship i am starting is the Rebel transport. this way I can do "Convoy Raid" scenarios and "Rebel trap" Scenarios:

REBEL_TRANSPORT_KIT.JPG

This is one someone else is using:

P1000186.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just looked it up and there is! 

Carries 3 crew and up to 10 passengers. It looks a bit different, but I assume it is because it was constructed at the inferior Kuat shipyards as opposed to the superior Corellian Shipyards.

LOL

-Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's pretty cool.  Couple of questions on the models.  Where did you find the model kit's for that size?  Not necessarily want to use them for the game…but i have a 3 month old, and those would make an absolutely killer mobile for his crib :)  Gotta get him started on Star Wars early.  The other question is around the base on the Falcon. Did you make an acrylic base, or how did you come up with that?

 

Thanks,

Tuen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Millennium Falcon is the Revell Snap-Tite kit that is out everywhere right now for $12 (I just cleaned it up and gave it a strong ink wash).

The Imperial Customs Frigate is my own scratch built kit built out of hand-cut styrene plastic.

The Rebel Transport is part of the old "Battle for Hoth" Model kit that came out a zillion years ago. You can often pick them up cheap on Ebay.

The Acrylic base is one of my extras from Firestorm armada BUT there are two great sources for appropriate bases.

Litko Aerosystems makes very similar ones to the ones I used and Corsec Engineering JUST released Custom high-end bases specifically to use for kitbashing X-Wing ships

Here is a link:

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/?id=1206546096

-Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Looks a lot like a Guardian light cruiser with a bridge on top and a little more triangle shaped. That one is a bit longer than the Falcon, but not much. Definitly fits with Star Was and cool to have something in scale that still feels a bit more substantial.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As i indicated above:

 

"The Rebel Transport is part of the old "Battle for Hoth" Model kit that came out a zillion years ago. You can often pick them up cheap on Ebay."

 

i do not recall that the kit assigned any scale, but I know it's about half what it should be. BUT, if it were truly scaled right it would be about a yard long.

Since there are few visual scale references on the model I think it will look fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just have to say that I love the design of that frigate.  I've thought of modelling out a custom design ship that I implemented in my old RPG, because it's size would be appropriate. 

Rules question:  Do you field it as though both cannons can fire forward, but each can also fire individually from the side instead?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Might have to make my own if I feel inspired. I think the rebel transport would only be 13-16in. Looked it up earlier. Had one of those old kits way back in the day.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic job OW!  Your endless creativity inspired me to build a couple of Imperial patrol escorts of my own, thanks. I can't wait to see how your Nebulon B project turns out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Trooper TK421 said:

Fantastic job OW!  Your endless creativity inspired me to build a couple of Imperial patrol escorts of my own, thanks. I can't wait to see how your Nebulon B project turns out.

Someone on board game geek has made a full Nebula B. I think it is half scale though. Still huge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really nice work - the customs frigate is particularly cool :)

The Rebel Transport - GR-75 - would scale down to 33.3 CM in 1/270

The GR-45 Medium Transport (seen in A New Hope) would scale down to 22.2 CM in 1/270

The Rebel transport from the old MPC kit that you are using is about 23 CM long, which is about 2/3 the scale for a GR-75, but perfect for a GR-45.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spike1382 said:

Trooper TK421 said:

 

Fantastic job OW!  Your endless creativity inspired me to build a couple of Imperial patrol escorts of my own, thanks. I can't wait to see how your Nebulon B project turns out.

 

 

Someone on board game geek has made a full Nebula B. I think it is half scale though. Still huge.

 

Happen to have a link? I tried to find it, but my search-fu failed me. :/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Nebulon B can also be found on the FFG forums:

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_foros_discusion.asp?efpag=0&efid=254&efcid=6&efidt=717165

 

Also: links for 2 different GR-75 models:

 

The MPC Rebel Base Snap Model Kit has a GR-75 that is roughly 9.25"/24cm long. Which is pretty close to the GR-45's 22.2cm

http://www.starwarsmodels.com/rebelbase.html

The Micro Machines Rebel Transport Playset is about 10.75"/27 cm long.

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2012/03/the_10_greatest_star_war… (Playset #6)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0