STAR WARS Flurry Carrier in 1:2256

Jason Abbadon

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Okay, I started a thread on this a year ago (more!) but I'm back on task and done painting the amazing Flurry carrier from Cosmos models(available in the SSM Store- which wont work for me for some reason!).

This is what you get by way of parts- there's also an excellent color diagram of how the kit goes together:
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Obviously I'll need to carefully remove the pour stubs- I might just sand them down with a nail file. I want it as though they were never there- same goes for the engines- but those are easier than the sharp angled lip of the main hull.

For the sake of showing off the incredible level of detail the kit sports, I have added a light wash to the parts:
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The ship's cannons and the racks for fighters- the racks will need the ol' hacksaw to seperate from the excess- I'll have to be careful here!

This is the hangar interior- I love this one part where the pilots and crew enter the ship- SO well thought out! I can see the inevitible ground crew guys sitting in there, drinking coffee and complaining about pilots...
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The decals for the hangar floor look great- laser printed and super sharp- though I did add some details and make my own version- or expand what's here to go with some additional parts have added.
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This is the ventral hangar- I wanted to show off the intricate details added to every part of this model- it's amazing!
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My overall impression of the kit: BLOWN AWAY.
Super crisp casting with zero voids or pinholes I can find, amazing mastering of the kit and the design of the details could not be better: a big round of applause to everyone involved with this- Utar, Nick, Jimi and anyone else I'm missing!
I have a second Flurry on-deck with a more colorful paint scheme in mind!

HERE'S WHERE I'M AT AS OF TONIGHT:
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So (after many alcoholic spirits were consumed) the spirit of Jimi-Wan appeared and said "Jason- you must complete the Flurry this year! The fate of the galaxy depends on you!"

So I got back into my Flurry build- she's got a gloss coat drying now, but here's the non-weathered paint version.
I'll add the ship's defenses after decaling- she'll be nicely armed!
You can see the new AA cannons on this pic- four on each side, two forward and two aft- plus the cannons that come with the kit- big honkin' turbolasers for the command section!

Colorwise, I wanted very subtle variations of light grey against the white hull- there's going to be some serious decal work next and I did not want the paint to detract from all the crazy I have lined up- lots of spot-color bits to move your eye around and keep you looking at details.

Here's what I have in mind (roughly)- a mock up I made in Photoshop forever ago when I started this build:
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The big Rebel Alliance emblem is printed in black at 20% opacity on clear lazer decal film- which should allow for some of the paint underneath to show through.
I've got a TON of tiny hatches and markings, airlocks, cargo bay doors and windows (for the bridge) waiting application next.

Printed up my expanded decals- made the giant Rebel alliance emblem, some Aurbesh writing for other builds (BWHAHAHA) some hatches and ports and tweaked the hangar floor decal some for kicks and because I cant leave well enough alone.
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I have maybe 20 fighters waiting to go in this (Amazing little buggers from Shapeways!) but will probably only put six or seven inside the hangar- as it's very difficult to see inside there once the model is finally assembled.
The rest will be flying escort for their momma- each fighter on a very think black wire.
Photographed against a blak backdrop, I know the fighters will appear to float. I've done that with 1:2500th Trek builds to nice effect.


AS ALWAYS, QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS ARE WELCOMED!
 

urumomo

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What Tha ? :eek:



How do you see into it once it's assembled ?

How big is this thing ?
 

Jason Abbadon

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She's about 6.5" long by 6" wide. Maybe 2" high.
A big carrier by 2256th standard- the interior hull space would be immense.
 

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Here's Nick Sagan's excellent build up of the kit-
https://cosmosmodels.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/12256-jpg-flurry-carrier/ :eek:

Hmmmmmmmm- I'm definitely going to need to detail those engines.
Fortunately, I have a ton of vinyl adhesive to cut and apply- looks far more in-scale than cut styrene and is still (slightly) raised. ;D
 

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Love the starbird idea!! I think the hangar is so immense to accommodate the B-Wings that get mounted on the back rack.
 

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Yeah- the diagram also shows X-Wings and A-Wings up on the racks
Might be that the bay deck is for incoming ships and repairs while the racks take ready fighters from the deck to an elevated launch position
No collisions that way!

I have a second Flurry that I may try to make a through-deck carrier.
I'd need to lower the deck much farther though- OR open the sides and install a runway at an angle like an aircraft carrier.

One model at a time though
I'm hoping to get the hangar interior done today and take pics- I made some cranes and repair equipment to go in those side bays
Thanks to my cat Shameless Suzie, I have several one-winged X-Wings to salvage

Nick- how do you seperate the X-Wings from the sprue safely? The landed kind with closed S-Foils
They're sooo fragile!
 

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Jason Abbadon said:
She's about 6.5" long by 6" wide. Maybe 2" high.
A big carrier by 2256th standard- the interior hull space would be immense.

;D The Color Modulator would be ~ 6 " across @ 2256 .


There doesn't look like much depth is available for the engines from the back of the hanger to the nozzles :p



Ciao ,
Uru
 

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I think the rear of the top "arrowhead" has plenty of engineering space- its almost two decks tall and several football fields in volume
They could store dozens of fighters, parts, provisions, quarters and have room left over.
It just looks odd because of the design shape-we're used to engines having the ship's mass before them- not offset "above" them

Wait till you see an X-Wing scaled with the ship.
 

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Pfft !
Gonna run outta fuel :p

Does it have a tow hitch up front or something ?
gonna need it
 

Jason Abbadon

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Fuel? SW ships seem to need very little. Remember, common stuff like Power Droids are walking fusion reactors.
Power and fuel don't seem issues- the Death Star laser would have needed more power than a week's solar output- per blast!

Also, it's a resin model of a fictional spaceship from movies written bu people with ZERO grasp if science, physics or probable dialogue. ;D
 

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Jason Abbadon said:
... it's a resin model of a fictional spaceship from movies written bu people with ZERO grasp if science, physics or probable dialogue. ;D


HERETIC !! :eek:
 

Jason Abbadon

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2/12/2016


Painting is done and I've tackled the giant emblem decal- I was stressing over it, but with some adjustment and a lot of decal set, it went on fine

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I've got a TON more decals to add- mostly small details for my own satisfaction- but also windows and ship's name, then I add the the weapons and weathering, make the base and take pics.
Then it goes into my cat-resistant Detolf display case with my other SW builds!

Custom hangar decals next!
 

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" Cat Resistant " ;D

.. Does that just mean that the cat ain't trying ? ;)

Looking forward to more pics - especially what can be seen of the interior .


Cheers !
 

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Oh, the cats don't TRY to destroy anything- but my little 10 pound wrecking ball runs after his (much lighter) brother, shit happens. Cats don't stop or corner well in tile

Good news- the Flurry is going to be a Canon ship!
It's going to be in an upcoming episode of Rebels - though they have done some design alterations and I'm kind of interested in how they added partitioning in the hangar bay- seperating it into four bays.
I might try that on the next floor I build (i have a second kit on-deck).
 

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Added bridge windows and a custom grille-
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There's still some bits to touch up- or maybe I'll leave the chipped paint as weathering...hmmm...

I've got hours of decals to add, but I'm liking the windows this way instead of the GIANT windows the design has- those would be 10 meters tall at a guess!
I'll probably add some grey paneling- and of course, the guns! I'm tweaking the guns to be not so huge.
 

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Made custom decals for the hangar- this is just the start of what's going into it
I'm adding refueling stationsfrom ESB and those mobile cart things from ANH.
And some cranes and retrieval arms for damaged ships.

Maybe a pony. We'll see.
 

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