View Full Version : BFG Modeling: Grand Cruiser

07-02-2007, 10:30
I wan't to make Mordia Class Grand Cruiser that counts as Vegenance. I don't like the GW version, It has that chaos felt to it. The plan is to make the center hull from Chaos Cruiser, but add some bits that will give more Imperial look.

Here's the hull section of the vessel.

The nose of the ship will be made from Master of Raven Wing on Jetbike (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/?do=Individual&code=99110101328&orignav=9) bike shield. Some other parts will also be taken from it, but I need to see the kit first.

The aft section is little troublesome. All Imperial vessels have wings, so this one will also have. Don't know what to use tought...

Any ideas for continuing this?

07-02-2007, 13:11
Very good so far, and I agree to ravenwing master fron looks jawsome. I'd say buy that first then carry on.

As for the aft section, how about using the back of the rw jetbike as well?

07-02-2007, 13:46
Might work well, might not. Perhaps some ambitious Green Stuff work is in order for the aft? Nice cruiser anyway.


07-02-2007, 14:22
Thanks for replys. I'll just wait for that Ravenwing jetbike kit and see what kind of turbine it has. Also speaking of turbines, one Land Speeder turbine could work too...

07-02-2007, 17:21
Wow, I'm really looking forward to seeing that ravenwing bit on a bfg ship...it looks so much like an Imperial ship's prow.

Very cool idea.

-peace out

28-03-2007, 12:52
Here's an update for the project that has being under pause for some time. The new Master of Ravenwing on Jetbike -model has arrived and my Grand Cruiser now has a prow armor and aft wings. Only one major problem is left, the keel. I have no idea what parts should I use for it. If anyone has any ideas now is the time to say them...


28-03-2007, 12:55
Wow, very, very, very nice.
Too bad I don't have much BFG-knowledge and have no suggestion for the keel.
Just wanted to say: Beautiful!

28-03-2007, 14:10
You could possibly use a chaos cruiser top for the keel of the ship, cut to shape. Just to hint at the cross-over nature of the ship whilst also keeping the main appearance suitably imperial.

Gorgeous ship, cannot wait to see it painted (and I may have to steal that ravenwing idea!)

28-03-2007, 15:33
I like it - it's looking monster :)
Hadn't thought about using the MotR jetbike prow - I think I'll wait for one to turn up cheap on ebay before I go playing with it though.
Keel: I had a similar problem with my grand cruiser, I just kept looking through my bits until something showed up. small scale ship models provide a wealth of good bits usually - and they can be quite cheap - I picked up two 1:700 revell wwII ships last week for 3.99 each...
Looking forward to seeing this ship completed.
Keep up the good work

28-03-2007, 16:15
I sacrificed a roque trader escort for the keel part, works nicely. The engine modelu needs to be a bit bulkyer, some bits needed there... Well, then it's just GS for the gaps and it's ready for paint...


Cadian 21st
28-03-2007, 17:00
- I'm glad to see this continuing! The Cruiser is looking marvelous.

28-03-2007, 20:21
Nice one! though please tell me you've got rid of the purity seals of the right hand panel from the MOTRW bike

28-03-2007, 20:29
they are still there, should I remove them or paint them to be gold as an ornament..?

28-03-2007, 20:39
They'd be the biggest purity seals known to mankind :p

I'd remove them, if you can do it without ruining the prow. Otherwise it might look a bit too much like a BFG ship with a Jetbike prow, rather than a cool ship, if you know what I mean.

I see where you're coming from with the ornamental seals, but that might be a bit OTT even for BFG.

29-03-2007, 19:50
Nice looking cruiser, I like the lines and the feel, but yes remove the huge purity seal.