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    Possible re-tooling of the Republic Gunship?

    Hi guys.
    I was doing some searching for reference pics of the Clone Wars gunship for a set of upgrade parts i am making for mine(Front doorway hatch, new front turrets which ACTUALLY move correctly, new more accurate missile launchers on top, thinner wings and the new "forward hatches" which seal off the rear compartment), and i found the image from the box art of the new release of the Gunship...
    According to the image on the boxart, they have all those mods on the box...
    Now, i KNOW they probably just got a CW render for the box, and i KNOW it's VERY UNLIKELY they will re-tool the Gunship...
    I KNOW this...
    But...
    Is it likely?
    Is it possible they have re-worked the master?
    Has anyone seen this item out of the box in any preview sites?
    Thanks for any info guys.
    Bar.

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    Excellent!
    Thanks for that info.
    I am glad my work will not be in vain!!!
    Bar.

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    Isn't MSRP $50? The last gunships were $30. A new paint job isn't worth $20.

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    I suppose, but the Gunship has always been a "buy it while you can" type of deal...(And they can go for huuuge amounts on Ebay if the timing is right).
    I am working on a set of upgrade parts right now(Ostensibly for ME), which will add the new forward bay doors, add the blast shields on both doors, block off the front hatch(And add the new mount for the bubble turrets).
    I will see how the work goes and post pics here when i am done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bar View Post
    I suppose, but the Gunship has always been a "buy it while you can" type of deal...(And they can go for huuuge amounts on Ebay if the timing is right).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Courier New]I am working on a set of upgrade parts right now(Ostensibly for ME), which will add the new forward bay doors, add the blast shields on both doors, block off the front hatch(And add the new mount for the bubble turrets).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Courier New]I will see how the work goes and post pics here when i am done.
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    Please do. I'm always impressed with what you do and I am always interested in anything related to the Republic Gunships. I have 5 (1 CW, 2 AotC, and 2 RotS).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Courier New]"First of all, never bad mouth synergy..."[/FONT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
    Why do you always split your quotes, Ando?
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    [FONT=Courier New] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Courier New]It's not on purpose.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Courier New]"First of all, never bad mouth synergy..."[/FONT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by SplFrcsCWO View Post
    Do you have a site showing your work?
    I have a Photobucket gallery.
    Check here(And there are several folders on the left of you want to browse).
    Feel free to ask any questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ando View Post

    [FONT=Courier New]Please do. I'm always impressed with what you do and I am always interested in anything related to the Republic Gunships. I have 5 (1 CW, 2 AotC, and 2 RotS).[/FONT]
    I have you beat, but only by one...(I have three AOTC, 1 CW and 2 ROTS).
    And thanks for the kind words.
    I have replaced the forward cannons on the RG with small two-piece plastic bubbles(that are sold in airports here with a small chewable toothbrush in them!!!). I have made what i see as an ingenious solution to the problem posed by the "missile-firing" cannons as provided on the toy. First i removed the original cannons. Then i glued the bubbles in place, and i placed small neodymium magnets inside before they were secured. After this, i made new cannons, and placed very small magnets at the base of the barrel. This means with the magnets inside(Which are free-floating), are attracted to the magnets on the gun barrels, and holds them in place very securely(But not so securely they can't be re-positioned).
    Here is where i'm at right now(This build will be "pure" CW movie, in that it will have no bubble-turrets, or front doors, and will have the two sets of hatches for the rear compartment).
    Here are the pics of what i have done so far(The popsicle sticks are just to brace the forward doors in place as the glue sets).
    Also, anyone who has one of these will understand how radically i have altered the thickness of the wings:

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1752.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1753.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1754.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1755.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1756.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1757.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1758.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1759.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1760.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1761.jpg

    http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...k/CIMG1762.jpg

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