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Here is my Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Virago. form what I remember this was the main villains personal fighter. I think this thing has a pretty original and cool design( tho was a pain to photograph)

The kit is a amt earl from 96' and i was able to pick it up for $12(including shipping) its hard to tell from the photos but the ships a decent size (little bigger than my x-wing) and i was pretty happy with the model other than a few gripes.
the kit had this weird wing gimmick that would allow the wings to be moved to different positions. this was quite awkward and was gonna be a huge pain so i just skipped it and glued them in place. this is probably for the best because me and my daughter would play with it too much if the wings moved anyways lol.
overall i am happy with how it turned out and it does make for an impressive display. few things here or there i wish i had done better but its been a long time since i worked on a space ship and i really didn't want to push myself. haven't been feeling great so ill be taking a few days off and start my next build over the weekend.
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:iconcrimsonfalke:
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fucking awesome fighter
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
thanks dude! pretty neat design and looks like it would kick any x-wing.
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:iconcrimsonfalke:
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah thats true
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JamesMargerum Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To me the design actually looks more Babylon 5 than Star Wars, but it's a great looking ship anyway. I never played the game, but the Outrider is on my 'to build' list.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
yea i see what your saying, it really doesn't look star wars. i read the book years ago...Outrider is a cool ship too!
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:iconkingoob:
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Totally awesome!!!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
thanks dude! good chance of pace form tanks.
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:iconkingoob:
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Welcome! Change is good...er maybe ;p
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
Your Star Wars Shadows of the Empire Viagra? What?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
its a StarViper, the standard fighter for the Black Sun criminal consortium
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picoletor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
i remember those from the game shadows of empire, real bitches to shoot the whit the turret of the outrider...
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
yea they were! i remember playing the game (n64) and reading the book years ago.
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picoletor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
i loved the rogue squadron like levels (firts and last one) and when you know the cheat to transform the outrider into an X-WING or a TIE FIGHTER in the last level, is even better
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demones Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
XD thanks dude!
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katze316 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like it came out great!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
thanks dude! there is a bit more i could of done on her but i am happy with the results. she's pretty impressive IRL.
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13essylu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
great one !
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
thank you
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13essylu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:)
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BennyBedlam Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Really good work. I always thought the original Virago was kind of a bland design, but your colour scheme with all the different shades of grey really makes it pop. Easily the most interesting rendition of this spaceship.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
yea the box art/colors were pretty boring and so i used my fav three grays for this one, makes the wing panels a bit more interesting. might pick this kit up again(if i can find a good price) would make a great base for kit bash.
thanks for the great comment, glad you liked.
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BennyBedlam Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
You're welcome.
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SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Wow, great! You did a nice paint job!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
thanks man, i didn't want to give it that stock/box art paint. think the three tone gray was a good choice.
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SarienSpiderDroid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Definitely!
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
AFAIK this is the StarViper, the standard fighter for the Black Sun criminal consortium. The villains one is "just" heavily upgraded.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
ahhhhh thanks for the info!
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:iconheretic1311:
Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Glad i could be of help =D
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
awesomeness!!!!!!!!
pretty cool looking ship!!!!!!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
thanks buddy! its a weird one but i like it.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:D
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SlaterWheeler Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I would never have known it was from starwars. Looks cool though.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
yea its from a book/video game/toy line. it tells the story between empire and jedi.
thanks dude
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DelosQAndrews Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
a flying deathmobile!!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
XD
yea this thing looks like it would tear an x-wing up!
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DelosQAndrews Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
i want one...... XD
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
XD
yea it was pretty cool and a good way to get my feet wet with spaceships again.
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mitchblahman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thanks dude! it was fun
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kurochanwen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks really good, amazing weathering!! looks like its been beat up, yet still going.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thanks dude! i was gonna beat it up more, but with the design,i didn't want to take it too far.
think my next space ship will have a bit more damage and weathering.
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kurochanwen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Try experimenting bullet damage, I never did it myself, but really want to see some one try to give some inspiration XD
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
i have done bullet/blast damage before and plan on doing it some point this month on a ship with a tutorial on how.
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kurochanwen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This coming tutorial will serve as a good studying material to me =)
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NDTwoFives Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wonderfully done, I can see how it was a pain to photograph, the odd angles makes it hard to pick a good point of view. =P
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
thanks dude.
its a cool design but is very awkward, especially the cockpit. looks cool IRL but finding a good way to light and get shots was a headache. lol funny case the box only had like two photos of it.
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unspacy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Cool
my son and i play with this toy/model at home
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
yea it was a pretty sweet kit. lol my daughter really wants to "fly" it around the living room.
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unspacy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
LOL I know the feeling man!!!:)
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