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The Ebon Hawk

By Martinux
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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.


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random1289's avatar
if this had more 3d greebles i could imagine it being used in an actual star wars movie
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DIGImByteHobbyist General Artist
would it be possible to acquire the mesh and textures? I'd like to 3D print it.
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I cannot distribute the mesh as I do not own it. You could use a directx ripping tool to extract the mesh from the game. Web search for "3d Ripper DX".

Best of luck.
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Wow I just found this and I have to say, GREAT JOB MARTINUX! I will definitely enjoy making this one! Also great job on the directions. I was looking at them and they seem very thorough. If I could ask, what type or brand of glue do you use? Thanks. 
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the *terribly* late reply!

Many thanks, I'm glad you enjoy the model.

I use white wood-glue. It's cheap and sticks very well while allowing a few moments to position parts properly.

Stay away from glue sticks, they aren't very good.
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Quagmirefan1 Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. I can't find any words to describe it at all.
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
Giggedy? :)
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Quagmirefan1 Digital Artist
....

All I can say is that you did an epic job. This is my favorite starship from the Star Wars series.
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
Cheers. :)

If you decide to build your own please send me photos. :)
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SpectreFauxProfessional Traditional Artist
I WANT!!!!!!!!!! GAH
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Thomasfan96 General Artist
Holy crap, amazing work this is.
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)

Glad you enjoy it.
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Thomasfan96 General Artist
^^ Indeed I did.
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HarryBillyBobGeorgeStudent Filmographer
Amazing job. It's just so freaking exact.
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
Thanks, it's about as good as one can ask for given that it's identical to the in-game model.
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HarryBillyBobGeorgeStudent Filmographer
I WANT ONE!!!! How big is it?
Galech's avatar
Thks for the tip Martinux, you've enlighten my day ;]
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
Thanks Galech. I'm very glad your day has been enlightened. :)
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Quagmirefan1 Digital Artist
How Davik Kang got his hands on a Republic Dynamic-Class Freighter is beyond me.
You managed to capture the likeness of the Ebon Hawk. She's a beaut.
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
With enough money anything is feasible. :)

Many thanks.
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CeleryBearStudent Traditional Artist
Wow. I am stunned. That is amazing.
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MartinuxHobbyist General Artist
Cheers CeleryBear

I'm happy you enjoy it. :)
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CeleryBearStudent Traditional Artist
:]
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I too loved the design of the Ebon Hawk. great model.
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