Chiss Clawcraft fighter finished!

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Sluis Van Shipyards, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    First the pictures aren't great because I was experimenting using the article in FSM about photographing models. I think something automatic in the camera is making the pictures darker. Anyway I got it finished. Like I've said before I did make the wings a little larger because that's how I thought they should look. I thought the official version's wings were too stubby compared to how they are described in the books. I'm pretty happy with it as a first scratchbuild.

    Also if you're ever using masking tape to remove dust before painting (I don't have a tack cloth) and you ask yourself whether it's wise to use regular tape and not painter's tape, listen to reason. I used regular tape and popped off one of the little "wing" things on the cannons. :lol: It was easy to fix though.

    Here's the reference pictures in case you don't know what this is: http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraf...iss_fighter.jpg
    http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraf...ss_fighter2.jpg
    This is the picture I used as a weathering reference (the Japanese cover of "Dark Journey" ): http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraf...ss_fighter3.jpg


    The model is 1/48. I used the SMT TIE Defender because the cockpit was easy to modify. (and I wasn't sure how to scratchbuild a TIE cockpit).
    [image]http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraft/chissclawcraft1.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraft/chissclawcraft2.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraft/chissclawcraft3.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraft/chissclawcraft4.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraft/chissclawcraft5.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://rogue74.nt3.npsis.com/chissclawcraft/chissclawcraft6.jpg[/image]
     
  2. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Okay, THAT ranks up there as one of the coolest scratch-builts I've seen. Great job Jason.
     
  3. corranhornjje

    corranhornjje Well-Known Member

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    VERY Nice Jason. It's a great piece. I too like the elongated wings. I like the side profile the best. Not too hot on the front end look, but that's just my design astheticts. It looks like a deadly machine.
     
  4. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Thanks. Yeah I think on the front the SW Gamer artist should have angled the wings out more.
     
  5. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    * Jason I am really impressed with how that turned out. Top Notch :thumbsup

    Greg
     
  6. Less than Super Ostrich

    Less than Super Ostrich Well-Known Member

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    Jason... it looks wonderful. The proportions looks spot on. I suppose it took a little creative guessin for the backside (can't remember any art depicting the back).
     
  7. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Thanks. Yeah on the back I just made something up. The only pictures available have the back end hidden behind the wing.
     
  8. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Nice work Jason, actually that ROCKS...
     
  9. Buckeye_01

    Buckeye_01 New Member

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    That is awesome. Killer job brother.
     
  10. Sluis Van Shipyards

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