The Ebon Hawk is the protagonist's ship through both of the truly excellent Knights of the Old Republic games. It is your method of travel throughout the galaxy, safe-haven and home.
It's obvious that Bioware chose the name to reflect that this was the Millennium Falcon of its day and whilst the Falcon is a great ship I would have to say that the Hawk felt like 'my' ship; a testament to great characters and storytelling.
I'd been looking to create a model of the Ebon Hawk for quite a while but could not find a method of extracting the mesh from the game. An industrious Anonymous-person managed to provide the mesh and textures and I set to the task pretty much immediately. Before I could "paperise" the mesh I first had to do a fair amount of clean-up work on the turret mount, landing gear and other miscellaneous small parts of the model that had intersecting polygons. In addition, because the computer model is effectively hollow and is not made of a plant-based medium, considerable thought had to be given to where and how much reinforcement could be added.
Most of the model is built from 165GSM* and 220GSM card with a few pins glued inside the landing-gear struts for strength. It's fairly sturdy though the port and starboard guns and top-turret barrels need to be handled with care (if at all), in retrospect I should have added reinforcement to them as well.
Still, I'm very happy with how it turned out given that I pretty much was figuring it out as I went along and it was a fun month and a bit in the building. I'm working on preparing the template and instructions so that others can build this and will find a location from which it can be downloaded.
*Grammes per square metre, I do not know the imperial equivalents unfortunately.
As you remember, we recently launched a creative noncommercial project «Venture to your Dream» (details about the project can be found here - svetliy-sudar.deviantart.com/a….
And the first participant of this project was our friend Maria Kitaeva, recently joined the ranks of the Rebel Legion Outpost Ruusan (www.rebellegion.com), working closely with the 501st Legion (www.501st.com).
Maria suggested that we bring to life a character from the game Star Wars: The Old Republic - Jedi Grand Master Satele Shan, and we gladly agreed to help her in the context of our project.
Our work was complicated by the fact that the above organization very seriously in the question of the admission of new members, demanding much to replicas of the costumes of the Star Wars universe . Therefore, all cadets when joining the Legion should send detailed photos of his costume to officer of his Outpost to test for reliability and accuracy. In particular suit should fully comply with the canons, specify Lucasfilm Ltd. (lucasfilm.com) when creating the famous Saga.
And now, after several months of selection of necessary materials, discussions, sewing, waiting for a response and correction officers of the Legion, we can proudly present to you the result of our long painstaking work.
So, this Halloween I wasn't going to make a costume or go out or anything, right? Yeah, except I'm going help make a movie! And after the first meeting of our Star Wars spoof movie I got really inspired. I started with the light saber and went from there.
Total time taken: just under two weeks.
Total money spent: $15 for the robe + $30 for the boots = $45. I had the rest of the stuff around.
What I made: The robe, both shirt pieces, the cloth belt, the bigger brown belt, the pouch, the gauntlets (you can hardly see them) and the light saber.
What I didn't make: the pants, boots and thin brown belt.
I am really happy with how this turned out, omg. I might take a picture with a better background for you guys later.
Inspiration for the costume design: [link] by
Awesome cloak tutorial: [link]
Jedi (c) George Lucas, Star Wars.
And I want to say, "For the glory of God! And thanks for the wonderful abilities he's given me. He created the creative!"