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John Beaulieu has entered his Republic Star Destroyer in the SciFiantasy 2018 MOTY Online Contest. Here is what John had to say about his build.

Here are some pics of my Republic Star Destroyer, my story behind it is that it’s Mace Windu’s personal command ship, hence the purple stripes. Since M.W. Was played by Samuel L. Jackson, I decided to toss in a couple Easter Eggs. For starters, the ship’s name is the Fury, and the Aurebesh script on the side of the hull says Ezekiel 25.17 for a nice Pulp Fiction tie-in!

The model is covered in minute styrene chips to break up the smooth lines and there is a mass of 1/700 ship parts to further greeble up the surface. The ship features a custom-made lighting system and the engines are run by an Arduino microcontroller.

Kenny Conklin

I have been building models since I was about 8 years old. As many of us did, I picked up the hobby from my father. Without him, I would probably have never known this great hobby. I like to build everything from Military Models to Starships. Right now my passion is to build and light science fiction models.