Thursday, August 14, 2014

YT-1300 Conversion WIP

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As I mentioned in my last post, I received a Millennium Falcon as an early birthday present. After the iniatial oohs and ahhs!, and a rummage thru the cards, tokens, and included scenario, I got to converting it. Yes, the Millennium Falcon is cool but I'd rather it be a YT of my own. Apparently I'm not alone, just google YT-1300 conversion or repaint and you'll see endless examples. Actually that goes along perfectly with the YT-series' fluff, as they're so easily modifiable, that few if any look/function alike.

Needs more red...
The conversion itself was fairly straight forward and easy, so now comes the hard part: how to paint it? As you can see I started on that a bit last night, but am not sure where to go from here. I'll probably just wing it as per my norm I guess.

Edit: After writing this post, I added red around the outer edge of the saucer as well as all of the front 'forks' (as Archon Voril calls them), whilst leaving the sides as they are.

Looks almost like a racing stripe that was painted in the wrong direction!
I'm still lacking a proper name for my ship. Being an Ork player, I tend to gravitate towards the goofier names (regardless of faction) but nothing I've come up with as of yet really has appealed to me. Any suggestions?

10 comments:

Screech said...

The Fugly? Seems relevant to me.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Says the guy with the TIE Defender...

Archon Voril said...

Fork noun -a device, component, or part with two or more prongs, in particular.

I vote the Century Pigeon... Or, you know, Screech's idea. :)

Imperial Recruitment said...

Rebel Scum

Da Masta Cheef said...

I think that one's already taken.

neverness said...

The "Hope our quad-gunner doesn't shoot the cockpit", or "Hope" for short. ;)

Da Masta Cheef said...

That comment brings this to mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zAmlQaepKA

Imperial Recruitment said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HmGwRf9KRo

neverness said...

Having been by your house earlier and seen the progress you have made on this since, I can attest to how well this is starting to turn out! Well done sir!

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks! :-D