Rebellion era D5-Mantis variant in 1:350

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Rebellion era D5-Mantis variant in 1:350

Post by Kottlewski » December 13th, 2014, 1:07 am

Hi guys,
I'm back after a while (newest member of the family is now 6 months old and things run smoother now).
After building 3 good guy ships I decided to turn to the dark side for a while...

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I have plans to build 3 ships, all from the group build poll. One for this group build, one quickbuild with a winter theme, the Hoth Runner...

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I wish I had 1:350 AT-STs (Gosric?), they would fit perfectly between the 4 AT-ATs...

One capital investment, a Imperial fleet supply ship (doubledecker with detachable landing barge or mobile field base). Hey Stefan, see I hacked your SD... :lol:

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Gotta do a lot of cargocontainers...
Both ships are soon in the WIP area..

For this group build I decided to finish my D5 variant, I liked the SWTOrs designers way of altering the Slave1 to a 4000(?) year old bounty hunter ship. And I decided to turn a 4000 year old design into somnething of the Rebellion era.
I started this in summer but the baby stopped it with a simple look into my eyes...

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Let's see:

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Still a lot to do and I hope it's ok for this group build?
Lower engine has to be shortened a bit and the lower part redone, probably with a Gundam shoesole,
weapons and greeblies have to be addded, I don't like the inner engines etc.

It's good to be back :)

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Re: Rebellion era D5-Mantis variant in 1:350

Post by dano985 » December 13th, 2014, 5:07 pm

Very cool! I love the mantis!!! We need one in72!!

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Post by Scott Girvan » December 14th, 2014, 12:01 am

ok that's cool. Never considered modifying the Slave 1 into something else. Very cool.

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Post by dupes » December 14th, 2014, 3:05 am

Kottlewski wrote:Image
These are flippin' SWEET!
Need to build 30 models per year until I'm 90 to clean out the stash. Time to get cracking!

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Re: Rebellion era D5-Mantis variant in 1:350

Post by nicholassagan » December 15th, 2014, 5:14 am

OH man you're having fun with these. I was just admiring your freighter in the Departures gallery. Nice work!

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Post by Kottlewski » December 15th, 2014, 4:22 pm

Thank you guys,

I just love the small Revell kits, cheap with an ok quality, the only thing you wouldn't want to build are the intended ships, I would never try to build an YT-1300 out of them... ;)
The F-toys 1:350 ones are so much better except the guns, they are dual not quad, before I repaint the Mill. Falcon I have to find adequate quad guns for it.

BTW I' searching my stash for the Hoth dio Falcon -> center cockpit, 3 ARC engines like the one above but in a triangle pattern 2 on top 1 below, and many guns -> 50-60m light correlian gunship in 1:350...

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