Hammerhead Corvette 1/127 Scale Rogue One Build


kokkari

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I've been seriously missing the RPF, and build threads specifically. With all that's been going on in the world, I've had an abundance of time
and wanted to try my hand at scratch building something. I've built a Y-Wing from the ground up, but with the help of digital files and DaveG's parts. I've been really liking the Rogue One Hammerhead and was initially satisfied to wait for Randy Cooper to come out with his. I decided I wanted a bigger version and thought why not! I don't have easy access to a 3D printer, so I'm approaching this old school style.
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The Lightmaker from Rogue One has limited reference, but there are a lot of 3D renderings out there to compare. I'm staying away from the cartoon design, which is chunky and less detailed. The film asset is much more slender and has more engine, extensions, and detail. I came across this video from TROS that gives the actual dimensions.
At 34 seconds there is a computer shot of the ships size of 380.57' (116 m) Here is the link to the video:
See How Star Wars' Most Impressive Fleet Was Created in This Exclusive Rise of Skywalker Clip
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Like the Blockade Runner, the Hammerhead is built off cylindrical telescoping tubes. I started with the widest pipe being 3" and scaled it in photoshop. I was left with my ship being 36" 1/127 scale. It's really rough right now, but here's where I'm at.
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kokkari

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So, I've gotten a lot done recently, focusing on the forward fuselage and the cockpit. Initially my plan was to vacuum form the head, but kind of evolved from a bunch of fails. So initially cut the head out of wood with the intent of using it for the vacuum form.
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Here is a shot of my vacuumform fail. I got sick of wasting styrene and decided to make some molds instead.
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kokkari

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Here were my solid molds before I started hollowing them out.
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The large circular sanding bit attached to my drill press worked nicely to hollow and smooth the cockpit out.
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Drew patterns for the armor plating and traced them onto styrene.
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