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c-70 Consular frigate(Charger Upgrade)Completed 12 May 2018

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c-70 Consular frigate(Charger Upgrade)Completed 12 May 2018
Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:25 AM

Hi guys,

 This is my new project:

Started during the winter so i only have a little bit done. The casting is nice, a few problems to correct.

These are around the enginges but, you expect this with resin kits.  Another problem I had was warping. This was my fault as the part was straight when i got it, leaving it in the garage over the summer was more likely the cause.

Gun barrels will need some work also.

Construction has begun. My time is currently being spent working on the engines as that I believe will need the most attention.

-StephenCowboy

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 12:15 PM

Oh cool! Are you going to scratchbuild new laser cannons? 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:15 PM

Hi Gamera! Thanks for the post. I am going to try and use the ones provided. It is nothing a little hot water can't fix. If that does not work then I will have to scratch or kit bash something.

On a side note I will need to correct my title as this is correctly called a c-70 Consular ship that will have the Charger upgrade as in the Clone Wars.

Now I know my first post was not really that great, just the kit parts and damaged areas, but; This post is ........... well, really not that much to either.

I have started work on the engines as that seemed to be the area that requires the most work. After some sanding and dremel work I was able to get the end parts on the main engine.

As you can see they left a lip where the two parts joined. So I cut some thin styrene strips and built the area up as close as I could. Then I used Tamiya putty to fill in the rest.

Then after sanding and puttying and sanding three or four times, it came out like this.

This picture is actually still alittle rough, I had to putty and sand one more time after this. Followed this process for all three engines, which took a little time, but I think I got it right.

Stephen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:29 AM

Looks cool! Frankly I'm old enough I still call the ship 'the blockade runner'.

And nice work on repairing the engine. I hate dealing with resin like that, it's so brittle I'm afraid of breaking it. 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:39 AM

Thanks Gamera, I am that age also. This is not the Blockade Runner though. This ship is the one that gets blown up in the Phantom Menace, the first prequel. I am going to try and emulate the ones from the Clone Wars cartoon series.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:31 PM

If this is a consulor ship, where is the ambassador? 

 

This is should be cool to watch. From what I’ve read, this design was one of Ralph McQuarrie’s early concepts for the Millennium Falcon, and it was not used at that time. 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:12 PM

Whoops! Should have looked closer... 

Embarrassed

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, February 23, 2018 6:21 AM
This is going to be really cool! I'm definitely going to be following along for this one. If I recall, this was one of the few ships that actually had a model in the prequels and was a practical effect when they blew it up.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, February 23, 2018 10:48 AM

Thanks guys, glad to have you along, hope it will be worthwhile.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:00 PM

Well, moving along I primed the whole ship in black.

Base coated in white, gloss coat, masking and then the red.

I am going to go back and do some chipping on the red. Good and bad thing about Vallejo paints is they are very fragile. I can use a toothpick to do the chipping and then seal it with another gloss coat.

-SephenCowboy

 

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, February 25, 2018 8:20 PM

stikpusher

If this is a consulor ship, where is the ambassador? 

With the way events played out in "Rogue One", the confrontation scene between Leia and Vader in "Star Wars" seems almost absurd:

Vader:  "Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by rebel spies, I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you."

Leia:  "I don't know what you're talking about.  I'm a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan!"

Vader:  "Don't try blowing plasma up my armored codpiece your highness, we got the license plate number of your getaway car as you skeedaddled out of Raddus' ship!!!"

Leia:  "Umm... That was somebody else...  Can I call my lawyer now?"

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Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:33 AM

Sorry guys been running a little behind on this build. But it is still in progress and I am making some headway on it. I have the 4 main parts glued on and it is starting to look like something now. 

So, I am starting to work on the small fiddley bits, starting with the gun pods. They are supposed to be mounted in line with each other, but that would put the bottom guns over the landing strut doors, do I moved  them back. this is the top.

This is the bottom.

 

And a side view.

 

Will try and get the escape pods and radars attached this weekend

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 20, 2018 7:31 AM

Looks cool, good to see you back at it on this one! 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 20, 2018 7:36 AM

Had not spotted this thread. Some great work there Stephan, really looking good.

Who's kit is it?

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Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, April 20, 2018 1:56 PM

It's good to be working on this one again, thanks for looking in guys.

Bish, this is one of .JPG's kits that i was able to get from, of course, Starship modeler.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:26 AM
Glad to see an update on this! Looks really good, I'd love to get my hands on this kit.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:45 AM

Wish I could point you in a direction Silentbob, but I have not seen this around for a little while now. Kind of like the blockade runner, finally had some money saved up for that one and now I can't find it. May just have to get the X-wing game version and do a repaint on it if needed.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, May 06, 2018 9:33 PM

Started to do some weathering, I think I am getting close to finishing this up.

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 07, 2018 2:04 AM

That is one dirty bird :).  Looking good!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, May 07, 2018 2:13 PM

Thanks Keavdog, want this to be grungy like it has survived the clone wars.

Stephen

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 07, 2018 3:07 PM

Yeah, I love the grundy look and the chipped up paint. Yes

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Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, May 11, 2018 12:05 PM

Thanks Gamera, I have since finished this project. I will try and get the money shots up this weekend.

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 Gamera on Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:24 PM

Ohhhh, looking forward to the new photos!

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:50 PM

Well, here it is all finished. Shiny and new and put up on my shelf in the Star Wars room. At least after these pics were taken.

Thanks to everyone who followed along. 

-Stephen

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 Gamera on Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:52 PM

Oh wow, friggin' amazing!!! Heart

 

Only thing I'd change is a different base, maybe put a Republic insignia or something on it?

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:06 PM

Yeah, I can agree with you there. I think I finished to soon and just needed something to put it on. Never really been to good at making bases though.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:39 AM
That is really cool! I love the well-used look

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Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:16 AM

Thanks Silentbob, appreciate you looking in.

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 Greatmaker on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:29 PM

Looks fantastic! "If this is a consular ship, where is the ambassador"

 

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