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Jason Abbadon
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So, Nick Sagan makes this killer model in 1/2256th of the EU Lancer class- it's a design specificly made as an anti-starfighter screen- something SW sorely needs.

By SW standards, the design is pretty small- just over 300 meters, IIRC, with numerous manned towers: each with it's own quad-cannon emplacment!

As usual, I can't build anything "stock". so I added all the indivual turrets, some extra heavy armament at the bow and some other goodies.

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At this scale, the model is about six inches long.

Anyone familliar with the design from the EU books? I think it might hail originally from the WEG stuff, but I'm not certain- I know it's in the X-Wing Alliance games too.

Here's a size comparison chart showing the ship next to some better known designs.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f252/CanisD/Shipyard/Drawings/SW/SizeComparison.png

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That is my favorite EU vessel that actually feels like a Star Wars vessel. I also like the 25th Century Klingon ship here:

http://swsv.swcombine.com/hapes/index.html

Amazing details for the size.

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Awesome model there [Smile]

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Jason Abbadon
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Thanks guys- apologies for the image size- I guess I'm used to seeing them auto-scale on other websites!

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Fabrux
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That's pretty neat! A little confused on the odd scale, though. Great weathering. What paints do you use? Brush painted, airbrush, rattle can?

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Jason Abbadon
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quote:
Originally posted by Fabrux:
That's pretty neat! A little confused on the odd scale, though. Great weathering. What paints do you use? Brush painted, airbrush, rattle can?

1/2256 is the scale of the Venator model that Revell made several years ago- and there's maybe a dozen garage kits in scale now- plus ALL the fighters and most of the freighters.
The Falcon is about half an inch long!

Thanks for the compliment on the weathering- I used Tamiya primer, then Testors Light Aircraft Grey rattlecan and brushed acrylics over that.
Then decals and Future (sealer) and oil paint wash for the weathering followed by some drybrushing and a dullcoat.

Sounds like a lot, but I loved it.

[ December 23, 2014, 04:16 AM: Message edited by: Jason Abbadon ]

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Fabrux
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It seems no matter what one builds (I build primarily 1:25 scale automotive) the paints and methods used are universal. [Smile]

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Very nicely done, especially on the paint and weathering.
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Jason Abbadon
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Thanks, Trimm.
Fabrux, you're sooooo right- the skills are universal, it's adjusting your technique to the scale that's the trick, lest your frigate look like a fighter or your tank look like a toy.

The techniques are something I love seeing: how different builders use the same tricks in their own style.
Sorta like the same songs covered by different bands, in different genres of music.

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