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Bar
08-24-2013, 10:29 AM
Making this for a guy i know in China who has wanted an in scale Hyperdrive Ring since 2002.

Gallery is here: http://s52.photobucket.com/user/All_the_good_usernames_are_taken/library/Jedi%20Starfighter%20Hyperdrive%20Ring?sort=2&start=all&page=1
But the latest(Nearly finished) images are below:



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Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-24-2013, 06:18 PM
Great work! Do you have the underscaled Hasbro one for comparison?

Bar
08-25-2013, 02:54 AM
Great work! Do you have the underscaled Hasbro one for comparison?


I don't, sorry.
But trust me when i say this one has to be at least twice the size!

JediTricks
08-26-2013, 08:57 PM
Very nice! Anything move on it like the clips that connect to the ship, or is it solid?

Bar
08-27-2013, 03:08 AM
Very nice! Anything move on it like the clips that connect to the ship, or is it solid?

No. I have left those as unmoveable.
The fighter has to slide in and out. But they hold it nice and secure when it's in.

Bar
08-27-2013, 10:03 AM
Major pic dump. I think i shall call this one complete.
It will be getting boxed up shortly and sent to the customer in China.

JediTricks
08-27-2013, 02:05 PM
Makes sense, you'd have to modify the fighter to have a magnet system to dock with those moving parts, just wondering if you might have given it a shot.

Looks great with the final paint. Before you send it out, think you could grab a shot with a figure for scale? I can see how big this really is, but without anything recognizable in scale to it it's hard to fully understand.

Bar
08-27-2013, 02:29 PM
Makes sense, you'd have to modify the fighter to have a magnet system to dock with those moving parts, just wondering if you might have given it a shot.

Looks great with the final paint. Before you send it out, think you could grab a shot with a figure for scale? I can see how big this really is, but without anything recognizable in scale to it it's hard to fully understand.

It's on my bench at work. I will take pics of it with some GI Joe figures on it tomorrow when i go to work.

Bar
08-27-2013, 02:33 PM
Edit... I took pics of it with 1/20 scale figures back when it was just painted in black primer.
These figures are closer to what i believe is the "real" scale of the starfighter, and are plastic model kits of military guys.
Basically they are a head shorter than SW or GI Joe figures.
But i will take pics tomorrow of actual Joes.

JediTricks
08-27-2013, 09:11 PM
Ah, got ya. I agree with you on the scale being smaller, so it makes sense to use those model guys, they're a good mechanic choice for the piece too, and without paint they pass easier as SW universe. A pic with a SW or Joe figure definitely will give the best idea, but that thing is really big!

Bar
08-28-2013, 08:35 AM
Ah, got ya. I agree with you on the scale being smaller, so it makes sense to use those model guys, they're a good mechanic choice for the piece too, and without paint they pass easier as SW universe. A pic with a SW or Joe figure definitely will give the best idea, but that thing is really big!

Okay. I don't have a lot of Joe figures lying around, but i had a MKII and War Machine on a shelf, and Scarlett from the ROC.

Here are some pics of the figures with the ring to give you an idea of size.

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DarthBrandon
09-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Very nice work. :)

Bar
09-09-2013, 12:47 PM
Very nice work. :)


Thanks a lot.
The item is securely wrapped and on it's way to the buyer in Hong Kong.
I hope it makes it there in one piece!