Radiant VII Republic Cruiser

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The Republic cruiser is the only craft in Episode I that bears a close resemblance to ships of original trilogy and was therefore a natural choice when making the decision on what model to make from that film. I made the construction plans based on the excellent reference pictures found…

Escape Pod

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The Escape Pod is a definite classic. It’s unique to the first Star Wars film, has that wonderful early ILM look, and is a part of that legendary and mind-blowing opening sequence. ILM called their model a “five day wonder.” For those of you who are new to scratch-building, this…

Escape Pod II

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After a long break enjoying nature and wildlife photography, I finally decided to get back into scratch-building Star Wars models. I decided to build a new and better version of the A New Hope Escape Pod which would be a fast and cheap project that would hopefully revive my energy…

Back In Time…

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I was going through some old images and found some fun photos I thought would be great to share with you all.These are some of the very first models I made a long time ago in an era called… the 1980’s! These are built mainly from cardboard or wood, along…

Making Round Shapes and Parts

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For newcomers to scratch-building, it may seem a difficult task to make all the round shapes and parts on a spaceship. In the early days, I remember feeling powerless and inadequately skilled by the thought of actually having to make large round or multi-curved parts from plastic materials. Over the…