Hello dear fellows!
As suggested, I'd like to present some more mini models to you. But as I'd feel bad to only announce already published models, there will always be one or more unpublished or redsigned ones among them. I thought it would be best to organize them in small themed groups besides the standard sorting by episode. Please also let me know if you like the concept or if you think that's a bad and unadequate idea. I will only post unpublished models then, but these get more and more rare, as so many already have been built.
I am sure all of you will remember the scene in Episode I on Watto's junkyard about a replacement Nubian hyperdrive...
That's the beginning of our first mini model story: Nubian starships! The new one is the Freefall-class Bomber from the PC games "Starfighter" and "Jedi Starfighter". The J-327 Royal starship had been completely redesigned recently, as my older version was too large. There are new photos for all Nubian ships now. All images are links to the relating galeries.
Throughout the three prequel movies, there appear a number of starships of Nubian style. One major starship in Episode I for sure the streamlined yellow Naboo N-1 Starfighter.
These little fighter are often used to escort the larger royal and diplomat vessels such as the Naboo J-type 327 Royal Starship and the Naboo J-type Diplomatic Barge.
Besides the N-1 Starfighters, there are also some other designs of Nubian starfighters, like the N-X Police Cruiser, the NB-1S Bomber or the Freefall-class Bomber (which has just been updated today!).
Other smaller ships like the Naboo H-type Yacht or the Naboo J-type Star Skiff are fast and maneuverable enough to not need any escort.
The H-type Yacht also appears in the new Clone Wars animated TV series. If you're a fan of that series, you will have noticed another new class of Nubian craft in the episode "Blue Shadow Virus". It's the Naboo S-130 Shelter Speeder, an atmospheric vehicle.
The Shelter Speeder is of strange shape but has the same colour sheme as the N-1 Starfighter which brings us to full circle and ends our little story for now.
The message of this story is to not have aversions for bley or old grey colours. Don't avoid either old or new grey shades. Look at them as an enrichment for the parts variety. There are many valuable mini builder's pieces which only come in either bley or old grey shades, for example the incredible "Space Nose" piece. Mixing both colours in one creation is a different thing.
That's it for today. Thanks for your time and stepping by. Have a nice sunday!
~ Yours Christopher
Edited by KimT, 21 October 2009 - 11:12 PM.