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Kenner Blockade Runner - re-paint

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Is it just me or does the Kenner version look a little bit squashed up when compared to the FFG version?  Especially the engine block...

Kinda does.

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Is it just me or does the Kenner version look a little bit squashed up when compared to the FFG version?  Especially the engine block...

Kinda does.

 

 

In case you all are curious as to proportions, et al, here's a "studio scale" one: 

 

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More pics here: http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/tag/tantive-iv/

 

The Kenner one does look super blocky by comparison. Look at those engine blocks. 

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I'll give you a clue why....it's  a feckin toy that makes noises, lights up and gets crashed into the back garden, I'm not sure studio accuracy was high on their 'to do' list and I'm pretty sure, as a kid  'flying' my millennium falcon up to my grannies, 'pew pewing' everyone I passed,  I never suddenly stopped and collapsed into a sobbing ball of resentment after I realised that the internal dimensions were considerably different from the on screen representation. No,  More important is the fact that it helped kids create sci fi  fantasy worlds in their heads although TBH I was out there yesterday in the flower borders pretending it was the swamps of Dagobah, luke levitating the cat poo like a true Jedi...

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That is fine stuff. I saw this image the first time you posted it Bully. The Kenner version is going to get some love as parts for conversions... at least at my Game Parlor. FFG clearly made the extra effort to be sure of their model.

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Gawd knows how but I managed to sneak in some time to finish the space station off, I can finally throw it on the shelf and reclaim a large space on my table!

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Amputee with breathing difficulties, of course Vader has a reserved parking spot!

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As do Chewy and Han!

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Now to get this **** Frigate finished!

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Little touch up of the outrider and Decimator

Before the tickle over, pretty boring stock colours

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After, not strictly a re-paint, just a little colour to the edges of panels, and that is pretty much it, quick and simple!

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A smuggler tries to lose the Imperial border patrol in a Debris field!

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Space station all painted! All set for Armada, would also work really well for Attack wing, should be available early next year after I clean up the parts and create a master mould :)

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Lots of options to customise and fit into your own game thematics!

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Deep space relay station?

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Defence station?

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Forward colony base with bio domes!

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Space dock?

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Or how about a mixture!

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Space station all painted! All set for Armada, would also work really well for Attack wing, should be available early next year after I clean up the parts and create a master mould :)

SpaceStationTB014_zps9e3fa144.jpg

Lots of options to customise and fit into your own game thematics!

Deep space relay station?

Defence station?

Forward colony base with bio domes!

Space dock?

Or how about a mixture!

 

As a former effects artist, I'd like to see pictures of your molds when you get them done if you don't mind.

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Space station all painted! All set for Armada, would also work really well for Attack wing, should be available early next year after I clean up the parts and create a master mould :)

SpaceStationTB014_zps9e3fa144.jpg

Lots of options to customise and fit into your own game thematics!

SpaceStationTB013_zps32a5d6e5.jpg

Deep space relay station?

SpaceStationTB012_zps2ec176d5.jpg

Defence station?

SpaceStationTB014_zps9e3fa144.jpg

Forward colony base with bio domes!

SpaceStationTB015_zpsa7f6d73a.jpg

Space dock?

SpaceStationTB016_zps593f4070.jpg

Or how about a mixture!

SpaceStationTB017_zps619feb5a.jpg

 

I..... want one too  :unsure:

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The space station is a thing of beauty - good work! The colony/space dock is also great.

 

I'm not sold on the uglies but that's my personal preference - I've just never liked the concept. From a modelling perspective they're also good work.

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Asteroid base done, this is the 'Imperial/Rebel' version, just working on a more colourful pirate version for my uglies to nest in

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A few variations possible, for instance with or without the little pad at the back

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And the pad itself can either hold the docking boom or additional landing area for the smaller ships

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The docking boom caters for the larger ships...

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Vader and his buddies get together for a cozy little cup of tea before the next campaign of fear and annihilation..

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Han stops off at the local drive through 'two shakes and a large Ewok burger with fries please'

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Or a den of scum and villainy where the rebels hatch their nefarious underhand tactics...

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I might create some alternate plug ins for the weapons too

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Don't adjust your TV, you haven't been force fed hallucinogenic drugs, this is merely a more colourful version of my asteroid base, a home for my scum and villainy faction!

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we will be selling the 'top bits' separately so you can customise too, this way you can simply purchase a full base and then buy separate tops for different systems (the base obviously is heavy and more expensive to ship) I also plan on making some more widgets to go with the base set so it can be used in various systems and be a little more unique but for now straight repaints are all I have time for, Klingon forward base and Federation science station next on my list!

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Don't adjust your TV, you haven't been force fed hallucinogenic drugs, this is merely a more colourful version of my asteroid base, a home for my scum and villainy faction!

piratebase2_zps8658c984.jpg

piratebase3_zpsb7433226.jpg

piratebase7_zpsc3c80bf4.jpg

we will be selling the 'top bits' separately so you can customise too, this way you can simply purchase a full base and then buy separate tops for different systems (the base obviously is heavy and more expensive to ship) I also plan on making some more widgets to go with the base set so it can be used in various systems and be a little more unique but for now straight repaints are all I have time for, Klingon forward base and Federation science station next on my list!

 

Uglies!! If there's one thing I'm hoping for in future scum expansions more than anything else (even a huge ship, like say, the Wild Karrde which would be the ideal size) it's uglies! Awesome paint job and models, too.

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MkII Rebel Assault Frigate finished!

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Named her the 'Mighty Mo' in memory of a recently departed, much loved and frankly bloody awesome mother-in-law, gawd bless her

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She caps off the Rebel fleet (for now) Should make for an interesting game when I find a table big enough to play!

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