Anyone ever tackled the Nebulon B?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Thrawn, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Thrawn

    Thrawn Well-Known Member

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    I was watching one of the extended features of the OT DVD's today, and noticed in a scene someone is talking next to a 4-5 foot model of the Nebulon B Frigate (the Medical frigate from ROTJ, and the largest rebel ship at the end of ESB). Just wondering if anyone has ever built one, its been a favorite of mine for a while.
     
  2. roguemodeler

    roguemodeler Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am having one one built for me by scale solutions of Australia. There are a few projects that I would never get to myself and this is one of them. The model will be 4-5 ft. long. and is taking a year to do. It is being done the same way ILM did it. Sub and ship models for the front and layered decking in the rear. When I get some more pics I will post them here.
     
  3. iceman

    iceman Well-Known Member

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    Is it going to be complete on both sides ? ( The ILM model was only finished on the left side )
    Somewhere I have a picture of me standing next to it....
     
  4. roguemodeler

    roguemodeler Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It will be complete 360 degrees. Basically replicated from the side seen in the movie...and lit. M
     
  5. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    i started this idea a while back, wat you see here is now in styrene via vacforming, but sadly i shelved it for now as the project hurt my head, i may pick up on it someday, it just became a build of ifs and buts and major lack of reference, length was planned at 34".

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/ral...icture00081.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/ral...icture00079.jpg


    this is a build my cousin did, came out at around 14"

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/ral...ysbuilds014.jpg
     
  6. Griffworks

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    Your cousin did a great job on that. Does he have a tutorial of some kind on the buildup?
     
  7. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    No tutorial griff as it was built off the cuff and outta styrene miliput and junk box parts, im workin on buildin one in 1/700 scale at the moment at 16", been lookin at ship hulls till im goin blue to get the right shape, anyone know wat was used on the prop, i need to find something similar in a small scale i can hack and work on, failing that ill have to sculpt it.
     
  8. kbilly

    kbilly Well-Known Member

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    Have any of the kits used on the medical frigate ever been identified?
     
  9. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There's an "x-wing strip" (casting of the entire top of fuselage of the SS x-wing) on the side of the rear portion, and to me it looks like there MIGHT be a couple of V8 pistons just forward of the window Luke and Leia look out of at the end. Oh, and lots of battleship/destroyer/sub hulls, but I don't know which ones specifically.
     
  10. ralphee

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    Saturn V's seem to make up the engine units for sure. The rear conning tower looks like a fairly 80's F1 airbox intake.
     

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