Custom Razor Crest for 3 3/4" Figures

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Razor Crest
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The main thing I was looking for at NY Toy Fair was an announcement of a Vintage Collection Razor Crest. Instead we got...another Troop Transport and a reissue of the Slave 1. With that disappointment out of the way, I set about making my own damn Razor Crest.
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Styrene is the material, with curved surfaces roughed out using the same method I applied to my USS Enterprise from 9 years (!) ago...creating a skeletal rounded structure filled out with a LOT of thin styrene planks. I puttied and sanded the canopy and front, and opted to leave the engines unputtied to give the look of more panel lines and texture. The cannons were based around a wooden dowel that I shaped with my dremel to create a cannon tip.
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On the show, there are hatches on each side and one main hatch in the back. I opted to create hinged and magnetized hatches for the the right side and the aft of the ship, and the canopy would hinge from the front. To simplify my life, I didn’t worry about having transparent canopy “glass” and opted to go for the same look with the window sections painted black.
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The cockpit is pretty simplistic: I made it so I could fit Mando (and a Baby Yoda if they ever make a 3.75 scaled version), and there is a small hatch to the main hold behind where he sits.
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The main hold has pretty bare-bones detailing...just a few control panels, the Vac-Tube, and Mando’s gun cabinet. Obviously, this thing is under-scaled, but I wanted this toy to be small enough for my seven year old son to zoom around the room, but big enough to fit the necessary characters and still look good positioned next to my custom Sandcrawler.
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When I was determining the proportions, I had in mind the vintage Falcon and Slave 1 toys and their proportions.
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That top square panel is removable, giving access to the interior from the top of the ship:
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The wings should be more elongated, but in person this thing is really exactly what I wanted. As soon as I watched the first episode in November, I knew I was going to make this thing if Hasbro wasn’t getting it out there by the end of 2020. I happened to wander into the Wal Mart toy aisle when I was making my weekly trip to get groceries, and I nearly fell over when I saw Mando and Cara Dune on the pegs. Perfect timing to coincide with my finishing up this project:
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I’ll still buy the Hasbro iteration if it ever gets released, but I am really pleased with how this one worked out.
Thanks for looking.
 
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Fantastic work on this!!! Glad to see another creation and some WIP shots. You are the master of panelization! And there were some Indiana Jones projects you did that blew my mind.
 
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Shut the front door! Dude, that's awesome! You snuck that one up on us! Lol
 
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Really cool. I think this scale works too. Big enough for the weapons and a mini carbon freeze, but not too small to "fly".
 
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Wow - thanks for sharing! That Razor Crest is gorgeous!
 
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Great work. I am always amazed of the use of styrene, and you have built something that looks straight off Hasbro's production line. Where did you get that styrene, if I may ask?

P.S: your custom Sandcrawler is amazing too!
 
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Very nice! I'm in awe of your patience and creativity in building such vessel.
 
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Jaw-droppingly out-filthywordSTANding! What silver paint did you use on this sweet puppy, might I ask?
 
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Great work! I can imagine if your son has friends also into playing with SW toys, he'd be the envy of the town with that. Like when you knew someone in your school who had the AT-AT or Falcon, but all you had were a few mini rigs.
 
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Nice work! Always impressive when people scratch build vehicles. The rest of us will have to wait until 2027 for Hasbro to release any version of that ship, so I'm envious!
 
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Thanks, folks.

Here's the next project...

Pasaana Transport Skimmer

The dearth of new figures and vehicles for Rise of Skywalker meant that I had some opportunity to tackle some custom projects. The first one I wanted to try was the Pasaana Transport Skimmer, a very old school Star Wars design that really tickled my fancy. It was small enough that it wouldn’t be all encompassing and only take a few weeks. Also, RoS Rey was the only character that got the 3.75” treatment, and I had Chewie and BB-8 to fill out the rest of the crew. Where’s my Sexy Ascot Poe and Sexy Vest Finn, Hasbro? I gotta make the Cargo Skimmer, but need the characters to pilot it!
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See? Wee little build! It’s about 10” long, and was a lot of fun to put together. I sacrificed some of the finer details around the steering vanes and the bottom, and rejigged the back to make it sturdier to stand up to being played with (it may still get broken, but it can always be repaired).
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And with figures!
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Thanks for looking!
 
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Wow! My mind is blown by both customs (The RC and the Skimmer), let alone one of these!

:D Amazing work!

Thanks so much for sharing - inspiring work to say the least!

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That skimmer is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Two of my favorite all-time vehicles are the landspeeder and skiff, and this suggests both. It’s one of the best things from TROS, and would’ve made such a fantastic toy. You’re right—the dearth left much to be desired. Dearth Sidious! As freaking phenomenal as that Razor Crest is, I actually think I’d rather have the skimmer. It’s landspeeder, skiff, Ewok wagon, mini-rig, with a little bit of dewback and podracer thrown in! Pure genius build!
 
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LOVE the details like the bedrolls and softgoods usage, just fantastic all around!
 
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