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Offline beefcake

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #45 on: September 15, 2017, 10:09:41 PM »
Very nice. Keen to see more!


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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2017, 01:09:20 PM »
This is such a treat to see
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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Offline Duke Donald

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2017, 01:12:39 PM »
This is a really nice project. The attention to details is fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2017, 07:38:50 AM »
This is a wonderfull build. I cannot wait to see it finished.

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2017, 08:43:12 AM »
I made a turret that may or may not get used on the top of the transporter hull.

If not, I'm sure I will use it on something else.



I had not made a scratch built turret before so rather than try to make a symmetrical turret with the same angles on all sides, I decided to make an off center weapon mount and have the two sides completely different.



I will need to drill and pin the plates on the side of the barrel as the tube is so smooth, the superglue does not stick very well.



I also need to add some counterbalance weights to the rear of the turret.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 08:46:21 AM by Coronasan »
So much to do, so little time...

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2017, 10:35:09 AM »
Great project!  :-*

Do we get to see pics of the whole ship at wip stages? :)

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2017, 10:45:56 AM »
Good work on the turret and gun. I understand what you mean about not wanting to tackle something symmetrical. I have failed 3 attempts at cutting out a simple straight sided rectangular box for a signal van. 

Offline Coronasan

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2017, 05:33:43 PM »
The state of the build so far.



Using some paint lids, I have made some engine nozzles.



Still need three more for the lower hull.



The turret on the upper hull is easily removable if I decide I don't like it.



I am thinking of trying a curved wall on the bridge but will make a three part alternative to see which works best.



The main crew area of the ship is just about finished.



The new battery cover is much better, I have added a bit of extra detail, but it is now just meant to be a cargo hold.



The ramp exits to the rear of the ship, under where three more nozzles are needed.



There is a platform in the upper hull that may be useful in games for the crew to disembark from.


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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2017, 05:57:35 PM »
Stunning work!

Love what you have done and the attention to detail throughout  :-*
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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2017, 10:10:31 PM »
Simply stunning I like it a lot

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2017, 09:12:14 PM »
Only just seen this - I have the very same ship that I bought with the idea of doing something similar. I'm missing the front and back removable sections thought so I am looking at what to do there as well.

This looks great so far and am following for inspiration and ideas! Keep up the good work! :)

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #56 on: September 24, 2017, 07:39:28 PM »
Only just seen this - I have the very same ship that I bought with the idea of doing something similar. I'm missing the front and back removable sections thought so I am looking at what to do there as well.
I was missing the front section and found one on eBay for £7.

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2017, 09:46:02 PM »
Only just seen this - I have the very same ship that I bought with the idea of doing something similar. I'm missing the front and back removable sections thought so I am looking at what to do there as well.

Front section:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAR-WARS-REBEL-TRANSPORTER-FRONT-SCREEN-VINTAGE-/162685407809?hash=item25e0ce5241:g:ZQsAAOSwCV5Zx95n

Rear section:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-STAR-WARS-REBEL-TRANSPORT-REAR-COVER-BOOSTERS-/132338689714?hash=item1ed00026b2:g:MsQAAOSwSYpZxnFl

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2017, 09:13:02 AM »
A mammoth undertaking!

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Re: Star Wars GR-75 Transport Conversion
« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2017, 10:50:30 AM »
The whole ship looks great! Very nice work with the engines, among other stuff.

Have you thought about adding a missile rack or two for the ship? If yes, I have the missile racks from GW's Taurox kit, happy to send them if those suit your plans?


 

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