Custom 3D print (1/500)
This is the finished rebuild of Nicholas Sagan's 1/500 Nebulon-B Frigate. It was originally 3D printed from his own 3D model. Unfortunately, it shattered during shipping to a buyer. So, Nicholas asked me to repair it. I have several blog entries that discuss the process and the headaches that ensued.
A Nebulon-class Headache - Here's the initial post/rant about how difficult it is to repair a 3D-printed ship. There's something about that plastic that lends itself to shattering.
Priming the Frigate - Here's where I talk about the final details and the initial primer coat. Afterward, I found a lot of small cracks that I had to go back and cover over.
The Frigate Continues - Here, I'm covering the final priming and painting. Also, I talk about using index cards as quick airbrush masks to make streaking effects.
Originally an Imperial ship, the EF76 Nebulon-
The EF76 was primarily a communications ship, featuring several long-
The Rebels used their “liberated” Frigates mostly as portable bases of operations, particularly leading up to the Battle of Yavin. Later, the Alliance modified many of these ships as medical stations for wounded, one of which treated Luke Skywalker after his encounter with Darth Vader.