SLAVE 1, 1/6 SCALE BUILD

GEEK1138

New Hunter
You sure thats not 1/4 scale? Looks HUGE!
Definitely 1/6. It's a bigger ship than u think

Anyway...the painting has begun. It's gonna be emotional, that's for sure. With the exception of maybe Boba Fett's helmet I would say this is the best paint job in Star Wars? I'm gonna take it slow and get as much help as possible from past masters.
So, if you wanna paint the Mona Lisa, u need the right colours and these most definitely are not...

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Not sure where this info comes from...found it online, but the greens are totally wrong. For the skirt I am using this pink and red but I've over sprayed with some Boxcar red and grime from Archive X and several washes and rubbing back with Scotchbrite. Needs more work but I think it'll deliver the result I'm looking for. The wings are done and were pretty easy

Here's a glimpse

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Also finished the buck for windshield vac-form
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droidbait

Active Hunter
Definitely 1/6. It's a bigger ship than u think

Anyway...the painting has begun. It's gonna be emotional, that's for sure. With the exception of maybe Boba Fett's helmet I would say this is the best paint job in Star Wars? I'm gonna take it slow and get as much help as possible from past masters.
So, if you wanna paint the Mona Lisa, u need the right colours and these most definitely are not...

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Not sure where this info comes from...found it online, but the greens are totally wrong. For the skirt I am using this pink and red but I've over sprayed with some Boxcar red and grime from Archive X and several washes and rubbing back with Scotchbrite. Needs more work but I think it'll deliver the result I'm looking for. The wings are done and were pretty easy

Here's a glimpse

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Also finished the buck for windshield vac-form
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That's the biggest buck I have seen.
 

RamSkirata

Hunter
Dear GEEK1138

I have nothing substantial to add to this thread, only the wish to congratulate you. This project is amazing. I dont know what else to say.

What will you do with the ship when you are done? Where will you park it?
 

ShortFuse

Active Hunter
Dear GEEK1138

I have nothing substantial to add to this thread, only the wish to congratulate you. This project is amazing. I dont know what else to say.

What will you do with the ship when you are done? Where will you park it?
I believe he mentioned that it would be going to the Star Wars Museum Outpost One in Germany. Perhaps you will be able to see it in person.
 

GEEK1138

New Hunter
Ok people...the painting is done! Firstly, let me say a HUGE thanks to Guy Cowen from Archive-X for not only supplying the volume of paint required but also for going out of his way to help me actually paint this beast. His paint is absolutely essential if you are seriously trying to replicate the work of the original ILM guys and mimic the techniques involved...the man is a genuine legend!

Anyway on with the show...
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The lighting sucks and it's impossible to get any decent shots just yet but I'm very happy with the result.
Here's a few detail shots...
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Only thing left to do is the windshield
 
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GEEK1138

New Hunter
Thanks guys...I don't have any 1/6 scale figures and don't fancy spending a few hundred quid on a decent Boba, but rest assured, he will turn up when the ship touches down in Germany
Here's a few more pics of the wings etc
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As u can see, the wings can be displayed in flight position too
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Got2bfett

Hunter
Wow absolutely brilliant work, and the detail is staggering! Just epic work on display here congrats on a job well done. Just a question that’s popped in my head do you have any idea of the total weight?
 

GEEK1138

New Hunter
The windshield is done and fitted so that brings the build to an end really. I still have to put her on wheels and transport her. I work in a boatyard, on a little Island in the middle of the river Thames in London, so she will have to go by boat to a slipway to load onto a lorry...and then on to Germany. NON trivial! I will wheel her outside and get some decent pix with my DSLR before she departs for her new home.

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