Star Wars - J-type 327 Naboo Royal Starship Free Papercraft Download

Star Wars - J-type 327 Naboo Royal Starship Free Papercraft Download


Star Wars - Naboo Royal Starship Free Papercraft DownloadThis  papercraft is a J-type 327 Naboo Royal Starship (aka the Naboo royal cruiser), a starship used by Queen Amidala, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Invasion of Naboo, the paper model was created by tekzo. The scale is in 1:250. The starship was copyrighted by the Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps.

King Ars Veruna first gave the Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps the contract to design a ship that was built around the famous components of Nubia. Three engineers from Naboo traveled to Nubia, where they explained their design. With the expertise of the Nubians behind them, the delegation returned to Naboo and began construction on the ship, which would take four years to complete.

Veruna would only use the ship three times during his reign, before he was slain and his administration was plunged into corruption. When Queen Amidala took office, she inherited the use of the ship. During the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY, the Royal Starship was instrumental in allowing the Queen to escape her planet's blockade. The hyperdrive was damaged, and the crew diverted to Tatooine. The Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn was able to secure an additional T-14 generator. One night on Tatooine, a band of Tusken Raiders invaded the vessel and absconded with the Queen. Jinn's apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to rescue the Queen. Amidala was then able to inform the Republic of her world's plight, and used the craft to return to Naboo to fight off the Trade Federation invaders. The craft landed in the swamps and the crew went to visit the Gungans to discuss an alliance. The craft was later used to transport Kenobi and his new apprentice Anakin Skywalker.

After Amidala retired her position, the royal starship was decommissioned and another craft was handcrafted for her successor, Queen Jamillia. By 25 ABY, it was described as "quite the collector's item".

An example of the marriage between art and design, the craft was designed to embody the glory of Naboo royalty which represented the noble spirit of the citizens of Naboo. It was, in fact, reserved only for use by the Naboo sovereign.

Naboo engineers claimed that the royal starship was actually composed of two major components: the spaceframe and all the other components. This spaceframe, created by the skilled engineers of the Theed Palace Space Vessel Engineering Corps was a single, long supple hull. The frame was covered in chromium, formerly used to shield starships from radiation and some forms of laser attacks, but later used simply in a time-honored tradition. Only the Queen's own vessel could be entirely chromium-covered, but royal starfighters, such as the Naboo N-1, had chromium on the front of their engines. Non-royal Naboo ships were forbidden to wear chromium.

The rest of the ship's component's were provided by Nubian Design Collective, including the impressive T-14 hyperdrive generator. The T-14 was compact and accessible, unlike most other hyperdrives, and was powerful enough to take the ship from Naboo to Tatooine in a single jump even when damaged. It could also be raised from a compartment in the floor to allow easy checking, repairs and even complete replacement.

The royal starship had no weapons since it was designed as a peaceful ambassadorial ship. The Headon-5 sublight engines, which had been modified by the Naboo to be environmentally friendly, could exceed the speed of most starfighters. Its powerful deflector shields could withstand large amounts of damage, including bombardment by turbolaser emplacements. Intricate sensors built into the craft reported damage instantly, allowing the crew to locate trouble spots immediately. When the starship was damaged, up to 8 astromech droids could be automatically deployed. These droids would even venture onto the surface of the ship's outer hull during flight, braving the vacuum of space and enemy fire to make emergency repairs.

The royal starship was normally accompanied by a small wing of N-1 starfighters. This elite squadron, known as Bravo Squadron, was handpicked from the most dedicated and talented pilots in the Royal Naboo Security Forces. During Queen Amidala's term in office, the royal starship was piloted by Ric Olié and a well-trained crew of technicians, engineers, navigators and diplomatic aides.

The ship was furnished to accommodate the Queen's entourage, including handmaidens and bodyguards. The vehicle also had large climate-controlled wardrobes that provided Padmé with clothes for all occasions.

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