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Star Wars GB Episode II CLOSED
Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:19 AM

Welcome to the 2015 Star Wars GB, being held in the build up to the release of Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens, due for release on Dec 18th 2015. This GB is open to builds from all 6 previous Star Wars movies plus the expanded Star Wars Universe. It is also open to Star Wars inspired builds, so if you have a new idea for a TIE Cockpit, bring it along and Star Wars models painted in a none Star Wars schemes are also acceptable. If you’re unsure as to whether your build is viable, please check with our official adjudicator.

 

                    

Now, the important bit, the rules.

 1. All facilities may open for construction on Jan 1st 2015. All new construction ends on Dec 18th 2015. This date will only be changed if the Imperial senate deem it necessary to change the release date of Ep VII. All construction started and proved with photo evidence may continue after this date.

 2. Whether it be space, land, figures or scenes, if its Stars Wars it can join the ranks. AM, OOB and scratch building all acceptable.

 3. Having fun, laughs, giggles, silly jokes and posting all Stars Wars related imagery is not an option but absolutely compulsory. But please remember to keep it clean.

 (Not that I am aware of any none clean Star Wars images of course, I’m just sayin)

 4. Evidence is essential, so post as many progress pics as you can.

 5. Cross overs allowed. And started builds are acceptable within reason. Again, please check with our adjudicator.

 6. Sign up any time from now until the campaign is over.

 And with all that, here is your reward for your heroic struggle. But please, only display this honour after completing at least one build.

And remember, the Lord is watching.

So, whether you are joining the ranks of the Galactic Empire, or those rebel scum (sorry, I meant those plucky freedom fighters of the Rebellion) the murderous bounty hunters, the greedy Trade Federation or any other faction, come and join the struggle.

                                   

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:19 AM

Starring, in alphabetical order

badlanguage -  Revell V-19 Torrent

Bish – Multi Verse Models 1/72nd TIE Bomber (Completed)

           Screamin 1/4 Stormtooper (Completed)

BrandonK - Fine Molds 1/48th X-Wing (Completed)

Eagle90 – Revell Arc-170 (Completed)

Falconmod – MPC A-Wing

gunner_chris - MPC X-Wing

Hogfanfs – MPC Star Destroyer (Completed)

Jibber – Fine Molds 1/72nd TIE/X1 (Complete) 

Klik - Finemolds' 1/144th Millenium Falcon (Completed)

Ktkrow – AMT Star Destroyer

lewbud - AMT TIE In

modelcrazy - AMT  1/32nd Trade Federation Tank (Completed)

natvtxn - Revell snap-tite Jedi Starfighter dio

NucMechTec – Screamin 1/4 C3-PO (Completed)

                           Screamin 1/4 Chewbacca (Completed)

                         Blue Moon 1/72nd Clawcraft (Completed)

OctaneOrange - AMT Pod racer (Completed)

PANZERJAGER - A-Wing, direct from the spares box.

Panzerpilot - Fine Molds 1/48th X-Wing

Porkbits - Bandai 1/72nd Y-Wing (Completed)

                 Fine Molds 1/48th X-Wing

qlabs - AMT AT-ST

Raven728 - Bandai 1/72nd X-Wing

Rigidrider -  MPC Speeder Bike (Completed)

Rob Gronovius - TBC

Rob S. - AMT TIE Fighters (Completed)

Senormodeler - Studio scale X-Wing

  Unofficial build - Fine Molds 1/72nd Millennium Falcon

Silentbob33 - AT-AT on Hoth dio. (Completed)

Stikpusher – AMT AT-AT

Teddz – Revell X-Wing

waynec - AMT AT-AT

ygmmodeler4 - Fine Molds 1/72nd Naboo Starfighter (Completed)

 

Now appearing in a galaxy far far away.

 Rob S. - AMT TIE Fighters

modelcrazy - AMT  1/32nd Trade Federation Tank

 Jibber – Fine Molds 1/72nd TIE/X1

Rigidrider -  MPC Speeder Bike

 Eagle90 – Revell Arc-170

Bish – Multi Verse Models 1/72nd TIE Bomber

Klik - Finemolds' 1/144th Millenium Falcon

BrandonK - Fine Molds 1/48th X-Wing

 

NucMechTec – Screamin 1/4 C3-PO

NucMechTec - Screamin 1/4 Chewbacca

 OctaneOrange - AMT Pod racer

Porkbits - Bandai 1/72nd Y-Wing

Bish  Screamin 1/4 Stormtooper

ygmmodeler4 - Fine Molds 1/72nd Naboo Starfighter

Hogfanfs – MPC Star Destroyer

 Silentbob33 - AT-AT on Hoth dio.

 NucMechTec - Blue Moon 1/72nd Clawcraft

 Porkbits Fine Molds 1/72nd X-Wing (Completed)

 

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:13 AM

VERY cool opening page...gotta get shopping for this!!

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:46 AM

Absolutely smashing Bish!  Who would dare deny enlistment!

Eagle90

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Posted by jibber on Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:20 AM

Bish that may be the coolest badge ever, may the force stay with you.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:21 AM

Bish, epic introduction and badge! 

Just need to acquire a few more AM goodies and I'll be set to go!

What is thy bidding, my master?

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:36 AM

In keeping with my AFV build leanings and with my penchant for bringing order to the Galaxy I will be doing the AT-AT that I have in my stash. it's the old MPC kit that I have had for many years sitting collecting dust.

"....prepare your troops for a surface attack"

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:05 AM

I'm in.  AMT ROTJ Tie Interceptor, my Master.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Porkbits on Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:19 AM

Not sure I can resist Star Wars! Especially with the new movie and new Bandai kits (X-Wing and TIE apparently already available in Japan). Probably not join until next year, though. Gotta do the Kitty Hawk Bronco first. :-)

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:28 AM

Eagle90

Absolutely smashing Bish!  Who would dare deny enlistment!

Eagle90

Who indeed

Glad you like it guys and great to have you all on board.

Stik, I was just looking at Starship modeller this morning and they have a improvement set for that kit. Its a bit pricey, but you know me, just can't resist. But from my previous build of it, its a nice kit once done and I don't think there are any major issue with it from what I recall.

lewbud, be interested to see that one. I've built the FM 72nd one but I do like the larger kits as well and have been giving that one some thought.

Porkbits, no worries, sign up when ever you can, replacements will be needed throughout the campaign. 

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:54 AM

Bish, I built that kit when it was originally released back in Empire Strikes Back days of the early 80s. Any upgrades I may make this time will be whatever I can do with what I have onhand here. It should be fun!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:29 PM

Bish,

I'm in with a 1/32, AMT Trade Federation Tank.

Steve

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1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:58 AM

Nice choice Steve, glad to have you on board.

SP, look forward to seeing what you do with it.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:12 AM

Bish, she'll be in the blood red of the Emperor's personal guard.  That was my plan for the kit in the last Star Wars GB.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:22 AM

O, now that's an interesting idea. Seems like you have had this on hold for a few years.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:29 AM

Ah jeez, now your saying that... I can rarely leave a kit alone on my own...

ok, in keeping with the spirit of this GB I gotta share this for the folks who have not yet seen this oldie but goodie...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:47 AM

stikpusher

Ah jeez, now your saying that... I can rarely leave a kit alone on my own...

ok, in keeping with the spirit of this GB I gotta share this for the folks who have not yet seen this oldie but goodie...

I've not seen that before, that's brilliant. I like the intro. ''All suspects are guilty, period'' Excellent.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, November 24, 2014 1:37 AM

Bish

O, now that's an interesting idea. Seems like you have had this on hold for a few years.

Yeah, it has been on the back burner for quite a while.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:20 AM

Glad to see this one up and going. I'm in Bish, put me in for Screamin's Chewbacca and C-3P0 in 1/4 scale! I will hopefully be able to finish my other group build by years end. Really looking forward to this.

-StephenCowboy

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Raven728 on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:59 PM

I'd like to get in on this, if I can find a kit somewhere between snap-together and the more serious Fine Molds.

Anyway, here's something I came across today. Looks like a scene from "Bayeux Wars: The Tapestry Strikes Back" Stick out tongue

- Steve

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 2:25 PM

Stephen, nice choice. I am still trying to get my hands on that damn Stormtrooper. Will defiantly be looking forward to those 2.

Steve, o that's good. Finally real evidence of the true beginnings of the great saga.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by Porkbits on Friday, November 28, 2014 10:22 AM

OK, only slightly off topic but...it's out!

trailers.apple.com/.../starwarstheforceawakens

Note rectangular radar dish. :-)

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, November 28, 2014 10:27 AM

I just saw it myself and was going to post a link.  I noticed the dish as well

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 28, 2014 12:36 PM

Just this second saw it on the news. WOW. They still have TIE's and all the large ships from the earlier movie. And I like the black trooper with the sabre. Thanks for posting the link pork. I couldn't see that one as I don't have QuickTime, but its on you tube.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 28, 2014 1:02 PM

ok, the one I posted was not the official trailer, but I did find it on you tube as well. I guess that dish must have replaced the one knocked off inside the second Death Star.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, November 28, 2014 6:24 PM

I really want to dig out the X-wing now! Big Smile

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Raven728 on Friday, November 28, 2014 7:46 PM

Amazing how that fanfare still gives me a little chill 37 years after I first heard it. I'm not 100% on board yet though. something about that teaser struck me as a little un-Star Wars-y, but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe I'm just old & grumpy.

- Steve

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Posted by Señormodeler on Friday, November 28, 2014 10:06 PM

Hey all,

Really excited about about this GB. I've been working on a Fine Molds 1/72 Falcon over in the Sci Fi Hard Science GB. I'd love to include the updates into this GB... Bish gave me the okay to do so. I'm already halfway through the build so it won't be an official entry here in this GB. But I'd love to get your feedback on it as I progress.

I've got a lot of the build completed but I'm in the process of lighting it as well, so that's taking some time. I'm using the Paragrafix PE set for the cockpit and engine fans. I bought resin fans for the engines and resin engine nozzles for the rear engines. The base will be made up of death star tiles, as seen below.

I drilled a hole in the bottom turret and epoxied a nut inside to attach to the gooseneck.

Drilled a hole in the base and dry fit it all together.

Also did a little work on the engine grill. Tried to make it look like it's seen a lot of heat.

More to come!

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 29, 2014 2:28 AM

Don't worry Steve, there still a year to get into the mood. Grab a Star Wars model and dive into the GB, that will help.

I haven't been to the cinema in a long time, but I defiantly plan on going for this.

Senor, looking really nice there, can't wait to see more.

As Senor said, I gave him the UK to post progress pics of this as an unofficial entry to get us all hyped up. He his going to dive in later with a resin X-Wing as his official entry.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by Señormodeler on Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:55 AM

Right! I forgot to mention that I have a salvo v4 resin x-wing on order. It'll be awhile before it gets here but when it does I'll submit that as my official entry.

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