Welcome to my presentation of Star Wars spacecrafts! This is my first post where I tackle the challenge of building classic ships in microscale. Usually I like building big creations nowadays, but I found them quite expensive in the longrun. Microscale is really good to evolve your skills at. Now I feel ready to share my work, 14 different microscale MOCs in total! Enjoy them all!
About this creation
Much can be said of this legend of a ship which of course is one of my absolute favourite spaceships all categories. The Millenium Falcon used by Han Solo and Chewbacca proved to be the hardest one to recreate in microscale and still keep some detailing accurate. The final scale is 1:234. I know smaller versions has been made but not with as much details as this one. Still, Iīm very content with the end result.
Actually Iīve never seen a microscale version of the Slave 1 before that captures the originality and shapes good enough and I still know of a few good bigger ones. The ship of Jango and Boba Fett is of course worthy of being in this small collection.
Visually stunning design that I just had to remake. The final scale is 1:224. Again, this one also turned out to consume a lot of time especially designing the "strutted wings". Some details at this scale just doesnīt look realistic but I think I found the right balance.
Another classic, the Lamba-class T-4a shuttle. Carrying the great villains Darth Vader and the Emperor it certainly qualified to join my collection. A lot of redesign was needed as it fell apart a few times when built for real, it gave me some headache. But the reward was far bigger of course. I used the Revell plastic kit of the shuttle as a reference. The final scale is 1:227. The most famous shuttle was indeed the Tydirium version that carried the small Rebel detachment to the forest moon of Endor.
Quite good huh?
On to the next one, the T-65 X-wing starfighter! Firstly I planned to build a much bigger version, but I thought: why make it harder than it has to be? Still, it isnīt easy to build a good-looking X-wing in microscale, but you save a lot of money! ;) This one is the famous Red Five piloted by the heroic Luke Skywalker himself. Everyone must remember his extraordinary trench run on the first Death Star? The final scale is 1:174.
Every microscale offers you a true challenge, and this one just breaths power and speed!
I have a sort of love-hatred relationship to the BTL Y-wing starfighter. I flew quite a few missions in the 1994 Star Wars Tie Fighter game against this machine which often came in great numbers to ruin your day! Anyway it was great fun to watch it in action both in the game and the old Star Wars movies. The final scale is 1:200. Not to big of a challenge to build actually....but obviously good enough to be honoured!
If something gives you nightmares before your missions itīs this starfighter! The RZ-1 A-wing interceptor was a formidable opponent in most situations, even if you were flying the ultra-fast Tie Defender. Extremly agile while turning, quite fast and very small and hard to hit! I would say this was the easiest one in the collection to design, even if it took 2 hours to get right ;) Yeah I know I use a lot of time! Turned out good, hey I challenge you to make it even smaller! The final scale is 1:214.
And now for the newest reveal of the Star Wars Universe, I give you the A-wing SuperMark! This is my own evolution of the original A-wing starfighter and as you may notice itīs twice the size. Extremly well adapted and modified with the latest gatling superlaser cannons and even one neutron rocket capable of destroying an Imperial ll-class Star Destroyer in one strike! The final scale is 1:227. Turned out quite fun to design and build, not hard in any way but a good personal contribution to the Star Wars Universe.
The combination of starfighter/bomber made the B-wing a feared ship by the Imperial Navy. Heavily armed and shielded it fought through most defenses both consisted of lasercannons and missiles. My own experiences of this ship was as itīs opponent, as I often was flying the Tie Defender to counter itīs heavy assaults. The only effective way to destroy it was by dual missiles. The final scale is 1:211. I tried a lot of designs..finally came out on top with a decent result. But I get nervous everytime I think of duelling this warbird!
Most known for participating in the Battle of Hoth, the T-47 airspeeder (snowspeeder) made it possible to evacuate most of the Echo Base before it was overrun by Imperial Forces. The final scale is 1:196. The Snowspeeder is the smallest microscale I have ever made, just 2,7 cm long.
And now for one of the most unknown Imperial starfighters, The Tie Experimental M1, also known as Tie Bizarro. It was a part of the Tie Experimental Project and was a remote controlled craft. It didnīt see much action but I found it an interesting concept design, very simple but quite exotic. The final scale is 1:196.
With out a doubt, this is my favourite starfighter in Star Wars! I really donīt know where to begin, but my first experience of this craft came with the 1994 Tie Fighter game. I mean just the looks of this fighter screams of war and glory! To bad it didnīt exist in the old Star Wars movies. Some sources says that it participated in the Battle of Endor? But I mean, if it had done so I doubt the Rebels would have won! When flying this warbird it just smoked the competition. Itīs blistering performance leaved both Rebel and Imperial starfighters cold in itīs wake. Limited by itīs small production numbers it didnīt make a really big impact on the war between the Alliance and the Empire. Well and no, I havenīt joined the Dark side if you wondered... Iīm just insanely in love with this starfighter! The final scale is 1:192. The design process generated two slightly different versions of the same fighter, which are both available in the LDD file. In the future Iīll certainly build a bigger version of this beautiful ship.
If you know of the Battle of Yavin, you also know of Darth Vaderīs TIE Advanced x1. This was an early prototype of the TIE Advanced line. Unlike most of the ships in the TIE series this was equipped with a hyperdrive system. Vaderīs ship was destroyed while aboard the SSD Executor when the latter crashed into the Death Star 2 during the Battle of Endor. The final scale is 1:288. Really easy to design..part of a bigger upcoming project.
Another Imperial fighter, just as classic as the X-wing and Y-wing. I give you the iconic TIE Fighter in microscale. Obviously it was the most numerous and maybe the most successful Imperial starfighter. It was followed by many different versions, like the Interceptor, Bomber, Defender, Advanced and so on. The final scale is 1:200. As with the TIE Advanced x1, this one is part of the same upcoming project.
The name TIE Bomber says it all. It was only intended for heavy assault bombardments. Quite big and sluggish it was easy to destroy even with a moderate starfighter. Just like the Y-wing, I hate this one! But I still find it worthy of joining my collection as it was a quite effective bomber when used right. The final scale is 1:244. No big issues designing this one...it turned out good enough without impressing to much.
Do you see where this is going? This is a teaser for my upcoming Star Wars diorama, and by the pictures you should figure out that Iīm designing a portion of the famous Trench Run! And while these starfighters are just about the same scale, the Trench will be scaled accordingly. This means that the Trench Run will be quite massive. The LDD version will appear first, and this will happen in the months to come!
The End of this presentation!
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