1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

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1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby nicholassagan » September 1st, 2016, 7:26 pm

First post on another commission project! This will be a fun one. Classic ship. Classic scheme. I’m thinking of doing a Star Destroyer hull section as the base for an “action shot”. Either that or the long flexible metal arm. The base already has openings for switches and jacks so we’ll see what the client wants.

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So far the build has been a breeze. I’ve been able to glue parts here and there in the brief flashes of time that come up.

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The most intensive section has been the engine array. Not only are there 11 separate engine parts, there are at least 7 unique parts (some duplicated). Luckily they are numbered. Unluckily, parts needed to be shaved down for everything to fit. Alignment is turning out really well though.

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Further unluckiness: the section just in front of the engine block was misaligned and scoops upwards. I will need to saw it off (see black marking), sand the joint and re-connect….

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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby nicholassagan » September 1st, 2016, 7:27 pm

There! I fixed it! The odd bent angle section was sliced off and I devised a method for making sure all the pieces stay straight. TABS! I lined each module end with plastic tabs. These will provide a strong joint and keep everything aligned.

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I still need to drill out some sections before adding the remaining engines and the engine block but she’s coming along nicely.

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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby nicholassagan » September 1st, 2016, 7:30 pm

Opened up the head to make a lit bridge.

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Also finally added the rest of the engine pieces and drilled through for wiring.

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My client also decided on a clear acrylic base style so I’m going to go wireless with this so I started cleaning out the docking ring section to accommodate a 9v battery.

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And she's finally getting close to the final shape!

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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby sci-fi-bldr » September 2nd, 2016, 2:15 am

Wonderful start....I'll be following along for sure...one day I'll get brave enough to start mine.. :P
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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby Stefan Hacker » September 2nd, 2016, 7:29 am

Nice to see that old Lady again! Your works looks very good so far. Looking forward to more.
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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby nicholassagan » September 2nd, 2016, 3:15 pm

As always Stefan your attention to detail blows me away. This is an amazing kit. I'm still planning on redoing some of the details like piping and greeblies though. :)
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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby dano985 » September 5th, 2016, 5:17 pm

Nice work!!! I am afraid to start mine! By far my most favorite kit in my stash.
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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby dark kyp » September 22nd, 2016, 2:12 pm

great job done so far! ;)

Can't wait to see the next steps! :)
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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby Unreality » September 22nd, 2016, 4:32 pm

Love it.

Step 1: Buy resin kit
Step 2; remove 75% of the resin
Step 3: run fiber
Step 4:
Step 5: profit
Rebel Scale: my modeling website
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Re: 1/350 Rebel Blockade Runner *FINALLY*

Postby nicholassagan » May 1st, 2017, 10:52 pm

WHOA big updates!!!

Wires run and body parts connected!!

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