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glorbes

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Rebels Ghost scratch-build
« on: April 06, 2016, 01:26:28 PM »

Alright Hasbro, fine…if my kid and I want the Ghost, then by gum I’ll just have to make it myself!


Made from styrene sheet for the main construction, and an oversized plastic Easter egg for the forward canopies, this took a good long while to bring together.  I was hoping to have it done for Easter (my son got the Phantom from the Easter Bunny), but I didn’t quite hit that timetable. 



The basic body is 22” by 22”, roughly 2” wider/longer than the vintage Falcon.  My son can pick it up at least. 





The dorsal and forward turrets are articulated, which took a bit of figuring.





The project began by using Hasbro’s Phantom and working my way out within the basic dimensions I had in mind.






Again, like the Twilight, I imagined how this would work as a vintage toy, with clear inspiration from the old Falcon with the removable cockpit and hold sections.




It ain’t too sophisticated, but I think it’s recognizable as the Ghost, and it should provides some decent play time. 

Thanks for looking!
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Re: Rebels Ghost scratch-build
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 04:03:52 PM »

THIS. IS. SO. AWESOME!!!!

The level of details, functionality, esthetics... damn, I'M JEALOUS!!!! I WANT ONE!!

You are truly a master builder. This is incredible. I lack the words to convey how much I'm in awe looking at what you did.  :o :o
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Re: Rebels Ghost scratch-build
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 08:56:51 AM »

Wow! If I show this to my son I'll never here the end of it!!! Hasbro needs to see this!

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Re: Rebels Ghost scratch-build
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2016, 01:36:47 PM »

Dang...that is sweet!
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Re: Rebels Ghost scratch-build
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 05:33:29 PM »

Any chance you are looking to adopt a 40 year old son?  I can mow the lawn and do dishes and I'm house broken... for the most part!

Excellent work, you... I mean, your son is going to have lots of fun playing with that ship.

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Re: Rebels Ghost scratch-build
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 08:31:07 PM »

Very nice!
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Re: Rebels Ghost scratch-build
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 08:14:13 AM »

Wow, great job.   Your son must have been so excited once he got to play with it.

Good Job Dad !!!!!!!!!!!!! :party0007: :party0053: :party0007: :party0053:
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Re: Rebels Ghost scratch-build
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 08:37:51 AM »

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. 
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