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Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2017, 10:33:07 AM »
Good progress
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Offline fluffy05

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2017, 12:20:45 PM »
Love the ramp!

Very nice :)
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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2017, 05:16:53 PM »
I think the cogs are rather too Steampunk, but everything else looks great so far.

Offline Connectamabob

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2017, 03:23:53 AM »
I'm with Fram: cogs look out of place. They sort of imply a much more "mechanical motion" based machinery, like a clockwork, steam, or diesel engine. For Star Wars engines, I'd reference jet and rocket engines for the Newtonian stuff, and high-energy physics machines like fusion experiments or CERN for the hyperdrive.

I'm not sold on diamond plate either, as it feels a little too specific an "our world" thing to be at home in Star Wars (they would have tread plate I think, It would just look like something different... like plastic shipping pallets ;) ), but it's too late to do anything about that.

The rest is great. I love the lighting and the landing legs.
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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2017, 10:55:16 PM »
I think the cogs are rather too Steampunk, but everything else looks great so far.
I agree with the above

Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2017, 09:27:49 PM »
I made a few rivets today, I popped out about 350 but it does not look it...

So much to do, so little time...

Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2017, 12:02:22 PM »
The main crew ares of the ship is nearly complete. Each of the wall panels has to be individually cut as the shape of the hull is not consistent.

I have tried to add some exposed pipes in one wall section, which took longer than I would have liked.



I finished up the environment suit rack with the Ainsty resin bits.



Towards the bridge I have added some storage space to be filled with gubbins at some stage.


Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2017, 12:05:19 PM »
The main crew ares of the ship is nearly complete. Each of the wall panels has to be individually cut as the shape of the hull is not consistent.

I have tried to add some exposed pipes in one wall section, which took longer than I would have liked.




That detail works really well

Offline tomrommel1

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2017, 09:17:13 AM »
 :-* :-*
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Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2017, 05:35:01 PM »
Feedback from LAFers is very useful and the comments on the rear battery cover with the use of cogs was a very good point. I also felt that the height of the control panel bit was too high when the main top section of the ship hull was removed.

I decided to make a new cover that is basically much more understated.



I used a lot of bracing so it will hopefully not warp.



In place I think it does look much better.


Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2017, 06:23:15 PM »
Yep looking a lot better with out the cogs
What is the final ship going to be used for?

Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2017, 06:35:24 PM »
What is the final ship going to be used for?
Basically anything sci-fi where I can fit it on the table. For starters, I will use it in Rogue Stars, also as a 40K transporter for the Inquisition and Grey Knights and also in my own No Limits game.

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2017, 06:39:25 PM »
great project  - looks fab

can you remove all the walls to paint them or are they now fixed?

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2017, 11:27:35 PM »
'Awesome' is just an understatement :o
This is fabulous. The attention to details is what makes the difference. :-*

Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2017, 09:29:02 AM »
can you remove all the walls to paint them or are they now fixed?
The main wall sections are fixed in place, a lot of the detailed components will not get glued until they get painted.

 

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