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Smugglers Alliance/Convoy - More YT-1300 Customs

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Well it's been a very long time since my last post and I do have a lot of photos of progress to post but unfortunately don't have time at the moment.  However I have posted a couple of photos on Twitter.  Will hopefully have some time to post this weekend.

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Thanks for the comments. 

 

I've got a couple of projects that I just need to start work on now.  It's been quite a busy time over Christmas but I should have some time to concentrate on some more customs. 

 

For the people that have been in touch, I'm really sorry for the delay but you have not been forgotten about!!

 

Will post some photos of progress soon, I do have a custom Corran Horn E-Wing that I completed a few weeks ago now.

 

To anyone with the power to do so, is there any chance this thread could be moved to the repaints and conversions section of the forum?

 

Thanks.

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Finally, some new photo's:

Latest projects

Scratch. YT-1000

Starting image

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Didn't have the best start, took me four times to cut the foam board right, third attempt was 5mm short which was gutting, patience paid iff (I think/hope).

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Lots of measuring, checking, cutting and filing later:

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Hoping to make any early mistakes on the underside.

Latest progress on the underside:

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I've managed to get some more work done on the top side now, nearly finished the sections to etch the panels in to. It's taken a while but I feel it's been worth it. The ship is really starting to take shape and look like the actual ship. I've just been using layers of foam board covered in various thicknesses of Plasticard. I think the thickness of the ship looks ok at the moment, need to double check when the top round section for the turret is complete.

Hooping to have this ship ready for paint soon.

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Not sure if these really fits in to my smugglers alliance but these are a couple of random other projects I have been on, both a little different to the YT's.

My alternate E-Wing which will have a Corran themed paint job! Been flying Corran for a while now, really like him as a pilot and love the E-Wing.

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Underside

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The ship didn't take much work, the part that took the longer was taking the wings off, trying to be careful not to break anything. New sections were added in between the hull and wings, I also cut a little away from the front section of each wing. I even filed the nose slightly on the underside so it had a similar look to the x-wing. Really enjoyed building another custom small ship.

Another project that shouldn't take much work to finish is my attempt at a Royal Guard Tie interceptor. I wanted to add the extra fins. Didn't take too much time to cut once I worked out how I wanted the fins to look. I added texture the putty to match the other panels. I just need to finish the edges then get to work on the red paint scheme.

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Again, it was cool to do something a bit different.

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One fins post for now, I promise.

I'd forgotten about my very first YT-1000 attempt, not much planning at all went in to this, just looked at a image of a comparison between the 1000 and 1300. It worked out ok but I wasn't 100% happy with it. I did however get to try out some techniques to attempt to work on the details that I will be using on the current attempt. I may come back to this model and get it finished just so it's not wasted.

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I really need to go back to my first scratch build and get the YT-2400 finished.

I've really enjoyed working on the YT-1000 and will be looking at building a few more ships to add to my smugglers alliance. Pick do keep receiving messages from a friend asking to start work on a scratch build of the ghost.

Would be nice to get a group shot of all my smuggler's ships.

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Can we get a shot of the Ewing from not so right above it? More of an angled shot like seeing it on the table. Hard to get a good sense of it from just the above and below elevations.

I'll try to take a decent photo today for you, it has been painted though so, hopefully, the changes won't be as obvious.

I've made a little more progress on the YT-1000:

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I've actually added details on the interiors of the engines and added a little detail to the cockpit. All of the panels are now on, I just need to finish them before scribing any panels. The top is nearly full encased in Plasticard, I should be able to get this done today then work can begin on the detailing of the whole ship. Just remembered that I will need to fill any small gaps and have the escape pods to add. Still hopefully that I can get the main structure finished today.

I think the ship is to scale I'll post a photo of the ship next to the falcon as a comparison.

I found this yesterday and think this may turn in to the next project rather than starting a huge ship straight away, hopefully I can find out if this build was a fluke or not.

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I'll try to take a decent photo today for you, it has been painted though so, hopefully, the changes won't be as obvious.

Your work is exquisite, sir! It's been amazing to start this thread from the beginning and see all your masterpieces progress! Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to seeing Corran's E-wing when you get a chance!

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If I remember right that bottom one there is a YT 1760... I've used it for RPGs in the past. It is my favorite YT, there was someone who did floor plans for an even smaller version of it too, I'll see if I can scrounge up some views for you, you might find it interesting.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/YT-1760_small_transport

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YT-1000 Update

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Added interior detail to each engine, just need to finish off a couple of edges by covering the foam with plasticard.

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Tubing added on each side for the escape pods, ready for details.

I think the ship is getting there now with the main structure, I keep finding little bits and bobs that need finishing off. I'm not 100% happy with the top turret section so I think I'll build another.

Just hoping that everything will look alright once I start scribing the panels.

Really enjoying this project, it's not too far away from the YT-1300.

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Really like the engine upgrade E-wing. Surprised you didn't give it green markings though.

It is something I want to have another look at. Not sure if I'm 100% happy with the paint.

Will have another go once I have the time.

I'd quite like to have another go at this custom. Always nice to work on something g different and on a small ship.

One way, forgot to han you for the link and be info.

Warrior Poet, thanks for the comment, I actually had a look through the whole thread again, it was cool to have a look at my old projects again.

Looking forward to working on some new projects.

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No problem.. it gave me a chance to reaquaint myself with it.. I loved the 1790.. was a go to ship in the RPG. Been thinking about stats as well... a custom and stock variant.. I think stock should look like this..

2 2 6 0 evade, focus, maybe target lock...

Stock was bare bones, and maybe even 0 for attack.. it was issued no guns, but has a hard point for one or two. Maybe options for turret or a cannon. Could be fun.

A modified one maybe they could give it some options.. I think with the falcon they should have given options to cusotmize it moreso than just the few we got.

A custom, like in the write up would possibly be

3 2 6 2 evade, focus, target lock, barrel roll.

With customization it could have titles or a new custom slot for just this purpose, or give it 2 slots for shields or hull, something like that. Make it modular, say, give it a card that has options to customize and add cost to the overall price of the ship.

I don't know, just ideas.. it had less cargo, but used that space for engines and weapons, its got some potential... I might want one myself.. lol would love to see that on the table with some back up.. either scum, or rebel...

Can't wait to see what you do with her..

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Had a couple of hours to work on the YT-1000. Started adding details to the top side of the shi, hoping that it won't take much longer to finish.

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I've also added details in the trenches between the top and underside of the ship, the photos haven't turned out so good but I'll try to find some time to take dome better photos this week.

Hopefully I'll be able to make some more progress soon.

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