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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2017, 11:14:05 PM »
Can't go wrong with a bit of lighting  :D

cheers

James

Offline War In 15MM

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2017, 03:40:06 AM »
It's a wonderful toy or toy carrier.  I was very lucky to find one at my local swap meet several years ago.  I paid $30 for it; the most I have ever paid for a swap meet cast-off toy, but I feel very lucky to have it.  Your project looks great.  I look forward to watching it progress.

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2017, 03:53:19 AM »
Ooo - this outta be fun.
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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2017, 11:14:48 PM »
Finished installing the lights, loads of spaghetti in there now.

I have also added the first control panel so I could mount the light switch.



...and it all works!



There will now be a short pause in the project as I am off on holiday to spend some quality time with two of my best mates, Gin and his close friend Tonic.
So much to do, so little time...

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2017, 10:10:38 AM »
After a bit of a break, I have found some time to get back to my transporter project.

I have made an engineering control block of some sort that will fit onto the rear battery cover.



Not sure if I like the cogs or not...


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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2017, 10:12:44 AM »
Ambitious!

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2017, 12:43:22 PM »
Have added a bit more to the interior of the ship, starting with the bridge deck supports. Quite a bit of guess work as I am still not sure how the bridge will end up looking, I have a rough idea, but I will make a lot of it up as I go along.



Lego is great to use for positioning stuff that needs to be vertical and have a right angle join.



Lots of tread plate plastic has been added, all picked from Antenocities Workshop, should look good when painted.



I have lots of wall panels to make, each of which needs to individually cut as the shape of the hull changes along its length.




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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2017, 05:30:25 AM »
This is looking great.
Can't wait to see it all finished.

I agree - the cogs look out of place. Maybe in some steam punk thingy, but it just doesn't look right here.

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2017, 05:16:32 AM »
Stunning work!

Cannot wait to see how it turns out  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2017, 07:28:18 AM »
Very nice project
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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2017, 09:03:45 AM »
Coming along very nicely.  8) :-*
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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2017, 10:58:40 PM »
I have lots of wall panels to make, each of which needs to individually cut as the shape of the hull changes along its length.



Where do those suit-rack bits come from? Is that Ainsty?

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2017, 09:58:31 AM »
Where do those suit-rack bits come from? Is that Ainsty?
Yes they are Ainsty bits. All of the light grey wall furniture is from Ainsty.

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2017, 08:34:35 PM »
I spent years trying to keep my Rebel Transport until I lost it in a "spring cleaning" I'm going to be very jealous/interested as to the final results with this project.
Keep it up

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2017, 09:26:21 AM »
I am having fun making this model, I can treat most bits as individual builds within the actual model, such as the access ramp.



I may over over engineered the ramp as it will not be very visible, but is was quite satisfying. I build up a box section so it will not bend.



It is removable but fits securely in place. When I was gluing down the main deck, I realised that I had forgotten to add a couple of magnets that were to help secure the ramp, so I had to change my design a bit.



Some extra strips of plastic across the ramp should stop model sliding down.


 

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