"Sabre Dart" original design scratchbuild

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by glorbes, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. glorbes

    glorbes Active Member

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    I figured I'd throw this one out there...I made it over two years ago and always kind of liked it. I had a rough idea for an 'original trilogy' rebel alliance fighter...I wouldn't describe it as all that ground-breaking in terms of design, but it had a comfortable Star Wars universe feel that was reminiscent of a snowspeeder.

    The initial sketches:
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    Basic form takes shape:
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    Cockpit details:
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    Paneling and puttying:
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    Home-made greeblies:
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    Astromech port:
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    Primed:
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    Main colors (before weathering):
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  2. glorbes

    glorbes Active Member

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    The finished fighter:
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    From top and bottom:
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    Astromech port detail:
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    Shot with Artoo:
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    Cockpit:
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    It isn't perfect or anything, and I kept the profile angular to make it easy t build, but I still have a soft spot for it.
     
  3. Leon Kowalski

    Leon Kowalski New Member

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    looks good
     
  4. boodha

    boodha Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nicely done!
     
  5. krusinclone

    krusinclone Active Member

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    Very nice!!
     
  6. Burke

    Burke Member

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    Cool is that styrene, what thickness?
     
  7. Mole

    Mole Well-Known Member

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    I like it! Fits in with the SW look quite nicely.
     
  8. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    Nice! I could easily see that being a McQuarrie design.
     
  9. TazMan2000

    TazMan2000 Sr Member

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    I think what really stands out is the non-typical paint job (the stripes). It contributes to it's uniqueness.

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  10. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    It really does look like it could fit into the original trilogy.
     
  11. Oriontide

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    Very nice! It really does look like it fits in with the original trilogy tech.
     
  12. Atlanthia

    Atlanthia Sr Member

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    That is a beautiful piece of work....and the original design that you came up with could easily have been popped into a McQuarrie sketchbook. Awesome work as always!
     
  13. youngwm

    youngwm Active Member

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    Looks good, it has a nice aged weathered effect yet its not real dirty.. I like the cockpit nice detail.
     

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