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Thread: Project: "Ghost Stories" - building VCX Playsets

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    Post Project: "Ghost Stories" - building VCX Playsets

    Hi there! First time poster here.

    Thought I might share my project.

    The moment I saw the Ghost from Star Wars: Rebels, I immediately fell in love. Nothing about this ship makes sense (the interiors don't fit the exteriors), but it's a great design nonetheless, and I like that it's basically a flying house. With the Black Series-Figures of Ezra and Chopper on the Horizon (and I hope Zeb isn't too far away either), I thought, it might be a good time to start building some dioramas/playsets. I'd like to do a photo series if all is done and the specters are complete. Until then, there's a lot of work to be done.

    These are the sets I plan to build:

    Starbord-Bunks (Hera's Bunk and Zeb and Ezra's Bunk) - Check!
    Corridor
    Common Room
    Kitchen
    Cockpit
    Cargo Bay
    Engineering (made up)
    Bathroom (made up)
    And mayyybeeee the Phantom (In- and Exterior)

    This is gonna be a low-budged project, so I'll use only cardboard. I'm not aiming for perfect screen accuracy, but I'll try to stay as close to the original sets as I can. My skill level is medicore at best, to be honest, and I really want to keep the cost down as much as possible, but I'm committed and I'm sure it's gonna be fun .

    I started last week with the Bunks on Starboard (Hera's and Zeb and Ezra's). Here's what I have so far:




    It's not completely finished - I need to reinforce the structure a bit and I'm not happy with the lighting, but the hardest part's are done.

    Next: the Corridor.
    Last edited by SpectreOne; 11-28-2018 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpectreOne View Post
    Hi there! First time poster here.

    Thought I might share my project.

    The moment I saw the Ghost from Star Wars: Rebels, I immediately fell in love. Nothing about this ship makes sense (the interiors don't fit the exteriors), but it's a great design nonetheless, and I like that it's basically a flying house. With the Black Series-Figures of Ezra and Chopper on the Horizon (and I hope Zeb isn't too far away either), I thought, it might be a good time to start building some dioramas/playsets. I'd like to do a photo series if all is done and the specters are complete. Until then, there's a lot of work to be done.

    These are the sets I plan to build:

    Starbord-Bunks (Hera's Bunk and Zeb and Ezra's Bunk) - Check!
    Corridor
    Common Room
    Kitchen
    Cockpit
    Cargo Bay
    Engineering (made up)
    Bathroom (made up)
    And mayyybeeee the Phantom (In- and Exterior)

    This is gonna be a low-budged project, so I'll use only cardboard. I'm not aiming for perfect screen accuracy, but I'll try to stay as close to the original sets as I can. My skill level is medicore at best, to be honest, and I really want to keep the cost down as much as possible, but I'm committed and I'm sure it's gonna be fun .

    I started last week with the Bunks on Starboard (Hera's and Zeb and Ezra's). Here's what I have so far:




    It's not completely finished - I need to reinforce the structure a bit and I'm not happy with the lighting, but the hardest part's are done.

    Next: the Corridor.
    ooks awsome
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    Dude that is awesome-ly done. You're a cardboard savant!

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    Yes! So awesome! Now if you could just build a giant Ghost around them, this would be perfect! Seriously, though, they are looking great, can't wait to see more.

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    I concur re: awesomeness.

    That makes either a great playset or display. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

    Just curious, will you be making your model available for others to make as well?

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    Thank you all Working on the corridor right now and making good progress. I might finish this until monday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth_Sceptaurus View Post
    Now if you could just build a giant Ghost around them, this would be perfect!
    Don't give me ideas
    I already toyed with the idea of making the front section of the ship, but I really don't have the space.

    Quote Originally Posted by Utinniii View Post
    I concur re: awesomeness.
    Just curious, will you be making your model available for others to make as well?
    I don't think so. Not out of spite or anything, but I have no Idea how. The reason I started with the bunks is, because I could extrapolate their measurements from this behind the scenes sheet from the episode with the puffer pig:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8XZgrNIEAAAMLX.jpg

    I just scaled it up by rule of thumb. That gave me the rough dimensions of the bunks, of the corridor and (mostly) of the cockpit as well. And if you have that, you also have some of the measurements of the cargo bay (with, length). Everything else is just guesswork and made up by me on the spot.
    Last edited by SpectreOne; 12-01-2018 at 06:46 AM.

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    But.. but...
    My puffer pigs need a home!


    Just kidding.
    While I always enjoy seeing what other people make, I prefer to make things myself by hand. I just asked because I knew several people must have wanted to know.
    When Rogue 1 came out, I designed a paper craft Kyber Crate but didn't have the technical skills to render it. I asked for help here and 2 Scummers helped me out.

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    Omg, you have Puffer-Pigs! And Pypey! He looks adorable. What are they made of? Are they printed? Or made out of clay or something? They look fantastic (and really hugable! )

    Quote Originally Posted by Utinniii View Post
    But.. but...
    While I always enjoy seeing what other people make, I prefer to make things myself by hand. I just asked because I knew several people must have wanted to know.
    Well, I'll be glad to share what I can - dimensions, some templates and computer graphics and all, but I'm not sure how helpful that's gonna be, because I'm making most things up on the spot without planning or writing much down.

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    I think if some people have the dimensions templates, they can figure out the rest. I usually recommend that people scale things for the space they have anyway.

    This thread might be of interest to you as it has a few paper models of Rebels crates. Read through all of it before downloading anything since some of the files were updated.

    I use Model Magic to make most of my figures. I have figures I made in 2002 that still look great although MM isn't good for either pose-ability or play-ability. If I had access to a 3D scanner, I would make free printable files for my creations as I don't have the software skills to make digital versions of them. One day though.

    I have a few other Rebels characters and creatures.






    I also made a realistic Blurrg and nearly finished Nuna.
    Last edited by Utinniii; 12-02-2018 at 11:36 AM.

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