A long post, but I’ve finished the work on the custom YT-1300 for the X-Wing Miniatures game. Let’s review!
First, I put more plasticard in place to finish the structure of the bridge. I also use a small amount of Apoxy Sculpt to give it a bit more structure. The plasticard is a mix of cards from weird games (Transformers 3D Battle Game, Star Wars PocketModel TCG), gift cards (which are nice and thick), and regular old styrene sheets. I also used a plastic stick from something to add the tube to the bridge’s right side… which I figure must be where the modified concussion missile launcher is now. (It just so happens that YT-1300 diagrams show that the concussion missile launchers are where I put the new and improved bridge – right between the mandibles.)
Then I started adding the details. This basically means carving lines into the plasticard in some places, adding extra plasticard armor plates or whatever in other places, then filing and filing and filing to get it all to look like it was meant to be that way.
And so it’s ready for priming!
It still doesn’t have a name, but I guess that can wait for painting. Next up, I prime the model and start painting!