TIE Bomber

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The TIE Bomber was one of my most rewarding model projects. It’s much larger in scale than the one built at ILM and it has a full cockpit interior lit with fiber optics, and a scratch-built pilot. The TIE Bomber body is made from two acrylic tubes. I ordered them…

Imperial Star Destroyer

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The Imperial Star Destroyer was a real burnout project. It stole a year of my social life from me and my body had to process about 3,000 gallons of coffee. It was the first scratch-built project I made in materials other than cardboard and paper. The challenges were endless and…

Twin-Pod Cloud Car

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The Bespin Twin-Pod Cloud Car has a sleek and beautiful design and its color provides a nice contrast to the grays and whites of typical spaceship models. This particular model was vacuum-formed from styrene sheets and constructed in several parts before it was assembled. I made only one vacuum-plug for…

A-Wing Fighter

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My good friend Lars Ole (or “Ollie” as we call him) has built a large A-wing fighter model. This was an ambitious project for him since it involved large-scale vacuum-forming and prototyping. He based his construction plans on a few pictures that showed the craft from the side, aft, top…

Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter

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This was one of my earliest projects and it was a great experience. It’s one of the few ships exclusive to Episode IV – A New Hope. This vessel, with the Dark Lord Vader at its controls, killed Biggs Darklighter and a number of other rebel pilots during the attempt…