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Collins Does A Billion Suns

Collins Does A Billion Suns

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About the Project

I might as well jump on the bandwagon with this billion suns lark... especially as @avernos is so good at explaining to people the scale of models they should use.

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Dreadnaught Heavy Cruiser anyone?

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Dreadnaught Heavy Cruiser anyone?
Dreadnaught Heavy Cruiser anyone?

So many panel lines….

I mean it looks cool and i’m happy with the result but in all honesty that counted as a mission for me…

Start with the Carrier... how else will the starfighters get there!?!

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Airbrushed on some unique markingsAirbrushed on some unique markings
Tried to replicate docking bay glow.... that nobody will ever see!Tried to replicate docking bay glow.... that nobody will ever see!
Phoenix Home after phoenix home was destroyed by VaderPhoenix Home after phoenix home was destroyed by Vader

Sprayed Halfords grey primer

pin washed with nuln oil

edged with administratum grey

airbrush was white then yriel yellow

the base was whitelined with palid witch flesh


Prepaint standard achieved!

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prepaint standard or just primed? hmm...prepaint standard or just primed? hmm...

Yes its another Star War project from Collins...

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My initial fleetMy initial fleet
You can have it all in scale!You can have it all in scale!

Yes so ok, I like Star Wars, I get it, you get it, we all get it…

Before my old windows machine packed up I was able to get a number of ships sliced and printed off. sadly, until I replace (or fix) the 13 year old windows machine I won’t be adding to this fleet via the medium of 3D printing.

I enjoyed all @avernos rantings on the Unofficial Hobby Hangout about scale of ships that I decided to go and scale everything that was a capital ship to each other.

I elected to take a Nebulon-B frigate and say ‘I want it 6cm in length on the tabletop because reasons’ and then went to wookieepedia and discovered the ‘real world’ sizes of each ship.

After some back of the napkin maths I had the scales worked out and all I needed to do was alter the length of the free 3D files from thingiverse to suit the length I had decided on.

What I have got here is

  • 2 Dreadnaught Class Heavy Cruisers
  • 1 Quasar Class Carrier
  • 2 Pelta Class Transport Cruisers
  • 2 Nebulon B Class Frigates
  • 6 Corellian Corvettes

Everything is printed and from stl files on thingiverse

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