Starwars EF76 Nebulon-B medical escort frigate 'Redemption' . The Redemption was an EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate in service to the Rebel Alliance Fleet. Originally a standard Nebulon-B frigate, it was heavily modified to serve as the fleet's primary medical frigate during the Galactic Civil War. . Yeah, I wanted to build one of these for over a year now. And now I have.
Here you can see the Nebulon on my table. It has a pair of rather long and slender legs. It could barely fit under the ceiling. There's my public space transport (and a bit of a minifig scale venator) there for scale.
I've used several source images (about ten to twelve), and they differ greatly on some detailed areas. So this is my interpretation or a mixture of those sources.
I think it looks quite impressive.
Detail shot of the greeblage on the water tank. Why do they need to bring so much water anyway? I tell you those bacta tanks are at least 99.9% water!
Schematics for the Nebulon-B. You should probably look at the bigger version to be able to read it.
And now it is also time for some stats:
- Length: 300 metres (or 172 studs)
- Width: 72 metres (or 52 studs)
- Height/depth: 166 meters (or wayyy high on its legs)
- Maximum acceleration: 1200G
- Maximum speed (atmosphere): 800 km/h
- Armament: Taim & Bak XI7 turbolasers (6), Borstel Galactic Defense RH8 laser cannons (8)
- Crew: 850 crew (of which 66 gunners, 75 troops, 80 medical staff, 30 medical droids)
- Passengers: 745 patients
- Cargo capacity: 6,000 metric tons (I assume that's mostly water then)
The Falcon is docked on the midsection connecting spar. I like the short-range communications antennas, and the greebles in front of it.
Another view of the Falcon, with an X-wing also docked on the spar. I liked adding some details at this point, like the observation/control tower window (above the X-wing nose).
More docked X-wings and one flying past.
I think the greebles on the aft section really give it a sense of massiveness.
Here we have an action shot from behind, with our first view of the seven engines. I also really like the static discharge vanes. It's another part that's distinctive for this ship.
This was one of the first bits I built. It's also one of the bits that I've always found intriguing about this ship. The collection of weapons, sensors, control rooms and medical facilities has always puzzled me. Why weren't the medical bays attached to the central bit, for instance? And why is it able to do atmospherical flights when it can obviously never land like this? Anyway, there are some good bits in there.
Detail shot of some of the sensors and weapons. The higher parts also have windows and bay doors and stuff. Yes, stuff! Nothing but the best for my ship.
WHOOSH! Flyover shot. Lovely stuff.
So anyway, if that ship is 300 metres long, that antenna is about 100 metres long. I bet they get some deep space probing done with that.
The ship's rear end. A lot of horizontal-oriented lines. I like the little rusty bits on there. As long as it doesn't try to sit down, I think it'll be okay.
Some engine action.
I think the aft section came out pretty well. The greebles with the tiny blue windows in them worked pretty well. Then there's the static discharge vanes, the shield projector and the engineering bay. Oh, and I also added some gnus. And guns. Gnus are also known as wildebeast. They are of not much use during battles in outer space.
But hey, it gets your 6,000 tonnes of cargo space filled up pretty easily.
A more detailed shot of the greebles on the aft section. As I said, I like how these turned out. Hence the detailed picture. I tried using as much horizontal lines as possible, to give an impression of a lot of separate decks.
An even more detailed shot of the deflector shield generator and some of the roof greebling. I used square tiles for the outsides in contrast with the horizontal lines on the back and front of this part. Gives it a bit of a heat tile / shield feel to it.
Measuring 172 studs long, this is by far the biggest project I've ever endeavoured. There were many times during the build that I didn't think I was going to make it. Sometimes I had to actually *think* for days about how I was going to handle a specific part without having the ship breaking apart or falling over.
And to tell you the truth, I reconed it had a better chance of falling over then ever getting finished. So that's why I'm glad it's over now.
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. There are some details that I would like to see improved, but I haven't figured out how yet ;)