1/350 Medical Frigate (pic heavy)

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  1. Darkeyes

    Darkeyes New Member

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    Hello everyone, been a lurker here for some time and I thought I’d share my latest build. I mostly build 1/350 warships, but I thought I’d tackle one of my favorite ships from ESB in 1/350 scale. I tried to get the basic shape down, and then freehand the details using spare parts accumulated over 30 years of modeling. The Falcon is from the Rawcliffe pewter collection, which I almost hated to use it after seeing what it sells for these days but I purchased it years ago for this purpose in mind. Eventually I’ll have other ships from the fleet added to the scene. Overall it was a pretty fun project.

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  2. SVTStingRay

    SVTStingRay Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow looks great! love the paintjob
     
  3. oregonweim

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    very nice
     
  4. owenseago

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    Incredible detail. Great looking bird!
     
  5. Alan Cross

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    I have to tell you that the ending to ESB is just pitch perfect to me. Emotional compelling, sad get hopeful... the grand shot of the spiral galaxy... the unbelievable power of John William's score... and then you have the Medical Frigate, which is hands down one of my all time favorite ships in the Star Wars universe...mostly because of its "motor boat engine" design and the emotional power in the coda for all the above stated reasons.

    What a great build! I wish someone would make a kit available of this ship (Is there one available?). Thank you for sharing!
     
  6. Alan Cross

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    BTW, for a "first post" that's a winner. Helluva way to kick off your presence on the site!
     
  7. Noumcea

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    Mate, how long did it take you build that beauty ?

    Gobsmakking work !!
     
  8. Darkeyes

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    Thanks for the nice replies! It took me about 2 months to build, but I put a lot of time into it. Currently working on the rebel transport, although I’m scaling the transport to about 120 meters rather than the usually listed 90 meters for its length. I read a very good analysis on the transport’s size, and 90 meters is just too small, so I agreed that 120 meters is much closer to the actual size. I’ll post some updated pics as I get the fleet together.

    Oh, here's a link to the warships I've done:

    M o d e l W a r s h i p s . c o m - G a l l e r y
     
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  9. clancampbell

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    Fantastic build and paintjob!...maybe a bit of clear styrene over the med bay window?

    Rich
     
  10. steveo

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    Wow!! That is awesome. That is one of my favorite ship designs. Great job on the build and paint job.
     
  11. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    oh man, that is sweet. Great work!
    :)
     
  12. Darkeyes

    Darkeyes New Member

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    Actually I added a clear window after I took those pics; I was trying to avoid any reflecting from the flash.
     
  13. xingshen

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    For a scratch build with " freehand " details this looks really good

    Nice job
     
  14. clancampbell

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    Excellent, see, you pre-empted me! Love this build! The detailing is really authentic looking!

    Rich
     
  15. Darkeyes

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    Thought I’d post a little update on my ESB diorama. Completed the rebel transport, however, I shaped the hull a little too cylindrical. I like the way the hull plating turned out though. I figure the rebellion has several transports in their fleet, so they are all slightly different. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Also built a little x-wing and y-wing this weekend. Now, off to the blockade runner.

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  16. yuumi2891103

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    Woow ! such a great build !
    This is one of the best scene through all the SW sequel.
    I can feel your love for these ships.
     
  17. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    Those matte lines are terrible :sleep

    But the builds are great, very nice work and a cool diorama :thumbsup
     
  18. PHArchivist

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    Great stuff!
     
  19. Darkeyes

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    I wanted to do one last post to finish up this project after completing the Blockade Runner. I cheated on this one and began with the Collectors Fleet blockade runner toy which scales out nicely to 1/350, then tore it apart and re-detailed it. I also scratch built an engine section and decided to build it as the ROTJ version with the extra guns. You can never have too many guns. Then I made one of the little fleet ships and added some Micro Machine ships for the background, and my winter project is done.





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