VCX-100 'The Ghost' from Star Wars Rebels (open source!)

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Ancalagon

New Member
Hello there, replicators!

For the past year or so, I have been working on a digital model of the Ghost from the Star Wars Rebels, and I'm finally getting to a point where I'm pleased with the overall shape and accuracy. The idea is to use the digital model as a blueprint for a "studio scale" model.

I haven't been very active on this forum, but I've admired the work of all the artists here for many years! One of the really big eye-openers on this forum for me was DaveG's open source y-wing. The idea of an open source project in this vein really resonated in me, and that's why I made this post: to gauge interest in open sourcing this. :)

The model is made in Fusion 360 and I've used stills from all the seasons as reference; mixing and matching to get what I personally find to be the definitive version.

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jah5150

Well-Known Member
"The idea of an open source project in this vein really resonated in me, and that's why I made this post: to gauge interest in open sourcing this. :) "

Yes, please!
 

Analyzer

Sr Member
I would love to participate. My desired scale would be 1/72

I can't contribute much though as I do not have any 3-D modeling experience and no resin printer
 

Stinger

New Member
I would love to contribute as well.

Do you plan on setting up a "team" in fusion 360? If not, a STEP export would be amazing to work with.
 

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computergeek

Active Member
This is fantastic! I'd love to help somehow. I have some CAD experience, I could probably assist in cockpit interiors and some of the detailing. I'm not the best with greeblies, but practice makes perfect!
 

Riceball

Master Member
Are planning on adding a removable shuttle (forget its name) in the back? I think that would make for a nice touch.
 

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Ancalagon

New Member
Sorry about the late reply. I have moved into a new apartment, handed in my thesis and started a new job so my mind have been quite occupied!
I'm really happy to see that so many of you would like to participate :D

I'm not sure what the best course of action from now on would be. The files are in Fusion 360 but I'm assuming only a minority have access to it anyway. Blender could be a good alternative as it is free, but this is an open source project so the decision should be collective. What do you think?

The Phantom (both I and II) would be a nice touch indeed, and will definitely be added later. Whether by me or someone else remains to be seen.
 

kermet

Well-Known Member
Well very nice work also so you would know Randy Cooper just put out a ghost kit very nice detail going to have to pick one of these up Thanks for sharing
 

Ancalagon

New Member
Here's a link to my Google Drive. In it you will find a fusion360 archive that can be imported directly with the aforementioned software. Please be aware that I have used this project to learn CAD, so expect more than a few bad practices and odd solutions. Also included is an export of the model in both fbx and obj formats.

If you ever use this model in a project, my only request is that you post an image of it here. :) Reuploading any changes you do is also highly encouraged.
 

Skittles6969

New Member
That's brilliant. I've done exactly the same on Fusion 360, and I must say our designs are extremely close. I started this project about 2 years ago, with intent on building a 1/43 scale 3d printed kit. It's huge and is over 1meter long. Full interior and lighting/motorised ramps etc. While this version is slow going due to complicating everything with detail, I decided to re-scale it down to 1/72 for a quick build that would fit in with a 1/72 Falcon kit. It's still quite large, and I've slowed down on it because, once again, I feel the need for lighting etc. It's too big not to at least light it up.
I used the best 3 view plans I could find and set them up for a full sized design on 360. I used the official figures from wookiepedia. Whilst being amazingly close to your design, I opted to make the nose gunner window the oval shape, rather than the cannon round shape. I just think it looks sleeker. And the only model anywhere near accurate, except Randy's masterpiece , was the star wars xwing miniature, which also has the oval window.
The STL files are posted on Thingiverse if anyone wants to have a go. It was designed for a 200x200x230 print space. This was printed on an Anet A8.
 

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