WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

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WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by computergeek » January 6th, 2020, 6:30 am

A few months back, I messaged Jimi at JPG Productions about the cockpit on his upcoming Outrider. I tend to like the studio model approach of having the cockpit frames with no glass, and I saw that his was going to be cast in clear resin (I hate masking!). One thing lead to another, and I ended up re-modeling the cockpit and interior for the kit. Wanting to stretch my CAD skills a bit further, I decided to try a full ship.

This is a New Republic V-Wing I've been working on for the last few months in FreeCAD. Eventually I will 3D print it on my LCD resin printer. I decided to do this model because the shapes are rather basic (or so I thought), and I don't think anyone has ever done a kit of this ship. I used what little references there were from Google, many of the smaller details are inspired by the Rebel Snowspeeder and the X-Wing cockpit.

By the wingspan from Wookiepedia, this model is 1/48 scale. However, a 1/72 pilot fits the cockpit perfectly (1/48 is way too big). So I'm calling it 1/72 scale.

This is my first ship model I've made from scratch for 3D printing. I've started learning about greeblies that many SW ships use, but I know there's plenty of room to improve. Any advice or critiques are welcomed!

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Cockpit details are still a WIP. Pictured here is a 1/72 scale Rebel pilot from Thingiverse. I plan to add some recessed areas to show where monitors and dials and such are. The black panels are actually a very fine ribbed texture (somewhat inspired by koolshade, but not quite the same).

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Main reference image-

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I also used this very awesome cross section to get the initial shaped down

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If you want to see fullsize pictures, here's a link to the imgur album- https://imgur.com/gallery/bkWl0tY


Thanks for looking!

Thanks,
Trey

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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by Ramsayman » January 6th, 2020, 8:33 pm

Very cool! I've always wanted a model of this kit. Went far enough to print out a paper model of it, and scratch-built most of a cockpit for it. Never finished it, as I've never really liked paper models, and never got around to translating it to plastic. This looks good, though.
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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by Uwe Kaeding » January 7th, 2020, 12:23 am

That's looking really good - will be really interested in seeing how it prints.

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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by computergeek » January 7th, 2020, 7:38 am

Thanks for the kind words! I plan to distribute this somehow after it's finished and I know the pieces will build up correctly

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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by Ramsayman » January 7th, 2020, 11:44 pm

I want one!

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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by blakeh1 » January 11th, 2020, 12:04 am

Very cool!
If you have a tool and aren't aware of what it can do, its dangerous. A jedi can do amazing things with a lightsaber. A roomful of chimps with lightsabers... would get messy.

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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by computergeek » January 13th, 2020, 7:14 am

Thanks everyone! Currently working on more greeblies (particularly in the back area)
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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by acesh007 » January 24th, 2020, 11:34 pm

Awesome work. It looks great, especially for your first time doing a ship. Gives me hope to brush up on my CAD skills that I havent used in almost 13yrs.

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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by computergeek » February 4th, 2020, 9:39 pm

acesh007 wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 11:34 pm
Awesome work. It looks great, especially for your first time doing a ship. Gives me hope to brush up on my CAD skills that I havent used in almost 13yrs.
Thanks! I'm sure it's like riding a bike, just gotta get used to a new interface.

I started test printing a few parts and have realized that some of my greeblies don't come out well in 1/72 scale. Since I've already done the work, I'll probably save these as "large scale" parts and make some larger, simpler details for the "smaller scales"

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Re: WIP New Republic (Legends) V-Wing

Post by dark kyp » February 6th, 2020, 9:06 pm

the 3D is looking good!

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