X-Wing Miniatures game: The next new scratchbuilt ship from my home based "shipyards" is the Rebel faction Outrider YT-2400 light freighter!
Fluff (source Wookieepedia): The Outrider was a heavily modified YT-2400 light freighter used by the brash smuggler Dash Rendar. Rendar held that his ship was almost as well known as the Millennium Falcon. One of the first modifications Dash made was to replace the original engines with three KonGar KGDefender military-grade ion engines. When Rendar could not avoid combat, the Outrider was more than capable of holding its own. The ship was armed with a pair of Dymek heavy laser cannons, mounted on dorsal and ventral turrets.
The ship: Well this scratchbuild ship was the most challenging build of a Star Wars ship for me so far. While its shape seems to be rather easy at first glance, the many, many hidden details and undercuts of the hull and the visible internals proved very time consuming and sometimes challenging to recreate.
I wanted to build this ship for a quite while and it took me about 4 full days to build without painting. The main shape comes from Warmachine game large miniatures bases and some GW flight bases. Tons of details needed to be added to the hull in a sandwich manner and I tried to recreate the ship as close as possible. I have provided some WIP pics too so that you can see the unpainted built. All in all I am however very satisfied with the final result. :-)
Gamewise it´s weaponry is true to the fluff that it has a 180° fire arc of the main laser guns to the front. I wanted to make this ship simelar but also different from the YT-1300 Millenium Falcon in terms of handling that´s why it can also perform barrel rolls as it´s general shape reminds me a alot of a B-Wing crossed with a Millenium Falcon.
Hope you it too!