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Offline jalles

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Type 320 Nubian Courier
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:00:00 pm »
So after digging through the spares boxes Iíve decided to build a Nubian ship akin to the Naboo Cruiser/Diplomatic Barge seen in Star Wars Episode II.  I have some 1/72 KC-135 wings and rockets from a Pegasus Apollo 27 rocket for the engines.  I contemplated using part of a 1/72 SU-34 for the cockpit section but it seemed too identifiable.  Therefor Iím hoping to 3D print and vacu-form the center portion.  This ship will be smaller and lighter than the Naboo Cruiser, two engines instead of four.  Iím thinking maybe sold for surplus and picked up by a smuggler.

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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 04:34:00 pm »
Ok... now THIS I want to see! Sounds awesome.
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 06:17:23 pm »
Ditto for me!
I did a little search and I didn't realize there were so many Naboo designs.
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 05:51:54 am »
Ok... now THIS I want to see!

So do I! hopefully I can get this done in time  ;)

I did a little search and I didn't realize there were so many Naboo designs.

It does seem like Naboo designs get forgotten, I like their elegant, flowing design.  Although they might not look "Star Wars" enough for some.

I'm done with the 3D files for the center section.




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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 09:54:26 am »
3D printing AND vac-forming? Sounds quite involved. Please do take lots of in-progress shots.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 05:53:30 pm »
The Naboo designs are great contrast to the usual ST designs.
Might be a good idea to scratch up something.
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 09:14:00 pm »
Please do take lots of in-progress shots.

I'll try my best.  I'm still waiting on the 3D printed fuselage (or whatever the center section of a flying wing is called).

Here is a rough idea of what I'm thinking of.  I'll lengthen the engines to just past the leading edge of the wing.


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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 09:27:18 pm »
that is a beautiful looking design. I'll enjoy watching this one  :thumbsup:
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 11:20:54 pm »
Neat start. :thumbsup:
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 01:55:36 am »
that does look stylish, and very much in the nabooian (?) style  wile being very much a different ship to anything we've seen. 
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 01:58:43 am »
That does look pretty darn sharp, even though I haven't a clue what a Naboo is............  :thumbsup:
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 09:34:23 am »
That does look pretty darn sharp, even though I haven't a clue what a Naboo is............  :thumbsup:

It's a Star Wars thing, Kit.........but at least whatever it is appears to have reasonably long wings!
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2017, 10:38:44 am »
That does look pretty darn sharp, even though I haven't a clue what a Naboo is............  :thumbsup:

It's a Star Wars thing, Kit.........but at least whatever it is appears to have reasonably long wings!


Precisely!  ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2017, 08:13:56 am »
I finally received the first of the 3D printed parts.



In the photo above the top has been sanded to get rid of the serrations/terracing.



A better view of the bottom texture straight from the 3D printer.  This needs to be smooth for vacu-forming.



Close up of the top after some sanding.  This will also be coated with a special epoxy paint made for smoothing 3D prints.  Since this will be vacu-formed in clear, it needs to be close to mirror smooth.



Mating with the wings, the fit looks good.



 

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Re: Type 320 Nubian Courier
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2017, 04:59:54 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.