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MINI Gladiator Star Destroyer & Broadside Cruiser


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#1 Legostein

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:32 PM

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Hello everybody!

Today I'd like to present two lesser known ships of the Imperial Navy to you. Both ships from the Expanded Universe have the same length and a similar ground design.


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Let's start with the small Gladiator-class Star Destroyer (click here for a referene image). These ships were used as escorts in the Old Republic and later as long range patrol ship in the Imperial Navy. Some of you may remember the ship from the animated Drods TV series where we learn about the "Demolisher". These ships were probably the smallest ships given the description "Star Destroyer". It has a wedge shape like the real Star Destroyer but with a large cut-out on the front which is the entrance to a huge hangar bay. :classic:


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The second ship for today is the Imperial Broadside-class Cruiser (click here for a reference image). This is a typical ship invented for computer games. It's a quite simple and not very exciting design. It appears in the "Empire at War" game series. There's one interesting aspect however: three centered cannons. That's an aspect not easy to realize when you have only two studs in width. Fortunately a SNOT-technique helped out. :classic:


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That's all for today!

Thank you for your time and interest! :classic:

See you around,

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:34 AM

Excellent minis as always legostein! The overall shape is spot-on as usual. I particularly like the Demolisher, very clever use of the lightsaber hilts and 2x4 piece (forgot the exact term) for the ship's bridge. :thumbup:

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#3 Brickdoctor

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:56 AM

Yay! Two more EU ships that I do know! I definitely remember the Demolisher, somehow when I was young I always thought it more intimidating than the Imperial-class. Maybe because of the split front that gives it a 'fanged' look.

Great job on them both. :classic:

#4 Legostein

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:28 PM

Hello,

and thank you for your comments. :classic:

I am aware that such EU models are not among the most popular, and hence I will try to find those of the movies which are still missing in the colllection. :classic:

Cheers,

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:35 PM

'Legostein' you keep comming up with these mini-creations, I like the hanger bay trick on the first one and the second.....three big guns...ouch ! :devil:
Excellent work from you again and may the brick be with you ! :grin:

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:45 AM

Very cool, accurate as always.  I like the indent the star destroyer has, it looks like a great place to such in ships with a tractor beam.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:11 AM

 Legostein, on 17 February 2011 - 10:28 PM, said:

I am aware that such EU models are not among the most popular, and hence I will try to find those of the movies which are still missing in the colllection. :classic:

On the contrary, I like that you're showing your appreciation for older Expanded Universe and introducing classic material to n00bs who wouldn't have known otherwise people who are newer to the franchise. Besides, I enjoy seeing Thrawn ships like the Alliance Assault Frigate( :wub: ) and the Dreadnaught battlecruiser( :wub: ) in LEGO form, as well as video game classics like the Xg-1 and bounty hunter ships like the IG-2000 and the Hound's Tooth.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

Two more great mini's there Legostein. Good to have the reference material available too as I'm massively ignorant of the EU (and will remain so).
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#9 Legostein

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:49 PM

Hello!

Thank you everyone! :classic:

I am glad to have the opportunity to share some EU stuff with you. :classic:

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

More wonderful minis!  As always simple but very detailed.  I definitely like the first one better though. :thumbup:
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