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Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

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Looks great with all the little details you've added. Definitely will be something to see once you get into final paints. 

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I think my favorite aspect of your work is that the greeblies look like they have a purpose and are functional in some way rather than just randomly planted on. They also don't ruin the scale of things

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Now....since I saw you were commenting on a lit SD on Starship.......going to run fiber everywhere too? :)

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Thanks guys

Brett, yes, there will be fibre optics,and a lot of it. I have about 30 feet of it ready to go, and no doubt I'll need more! 😁

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Hey guys

 

Thought I would show you where I am up to on this before I go on a well deserved holiday for a few weeks.

I've only really just started but it's not a race. I probably won't take any more pics now until the bridge is finished

 

Hopefully the cutting board will help some of you convey a sense of scale as well

 

The first set of pics are the walls for the bays underneath which are present on the filming models. I thought that was a cool feature so I did the same, except I opened up another one that wasn't there. All for my own personal tastes

 

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Well, that's me done, but if you have any questions or comments or critique, I am always open to it

As always, thanks for looking in

Si

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Thanks guys 

I got back from holidays and took possession of my new hangar bay set from greenstrawberry and the turbo lasers from shapeways whwn i got home. Im mixing the GS PE set with the Falcon set to get a better detailed bay. So far so good. Will post some pics once I've actually done something worth while showing 

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19 hours ago, The Madhatter said:

Thanks guys 

I got back from holidays and took possession of my new hangar bay set from greenstrawberry and the turbo lasers from shapeways whwn i got home. Im mixing the GS PE set with the Falcon set to get a better detailed bay. So far so good. Will post some pics once I've actually done something worth while showing 

 

Looking forward to seeing how they all look together!

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hi guys

 

It's been a while since I last updated this thread, so time to do so. I have finished detailing the bridge and am about ready to start adding the fiber optic threads and then get it all sealed up.

The main hangar bay has also been started. I have used a mix of Green Strawberry PE and Falcon resin parts as well as some strip styrene here and there, with more to go in due course. The front hangar bay is the GS PE set and looks good. It's all lit, painted and ready to install

So, less talking and more pics I say

Starting with the hangar bays:

 

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I will try to meld the TIE fighter bay to the Falcon hangar section but it may not work do well. If not, I will need to scratch build it. I had a heck of a time mounting the SMD's as the wires kept coming off. They are not the best quality SMD's I think

 

Lastly, the bridge detailing is all but done. I won't be adding anything further to it. Once the paint goes on, it'll look much better and not so busy

 

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Well, that's all the pics I have for now. I am about to start on the neck area and garbage chute etc. I won't add too much detail here....well, maybe a little but not too much

Feel free to comment, critique or suggest

Thanks for stopping in and looking

Till next time

Si

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WOW...nice work! Question...do just put those extra bit randomly or do you have some kind of plan? 

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Thanks Mikkod. There's no plan as such, it is pretty random, but I try to make them look functional as opposed to just being stuck on. 

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Wow all that extra detail bits look great and would probably look even better once you get a coat of paint on it and then some washes and drybrushing. Thank goodness you have pictures of your under construction pieces. Also, I am pretty sure that the original model makers at Lucas films probably did exactly what you are doing back in 1977. A little bit of plastic here, a little bit of plastic there. Yup that looks about right 😁

 

Thanks so much for sharing and I am taking notes for when I have the chance to pick up this kit.

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It's looking much more uniform now that the bridge has some paint on it.

 

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Started on the neck section

 

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The garbage chute is installed and has some red fibers on the inside

 

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Adding some details to the big antenna thing using some scrap PE bits

 

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Close up shows there's some clean up to do, but that won't be hard

Anyway, thanks for looking

Si

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Looks like there are more additions than the original kit parts Si,

 

Your progress is great though especially the painted shots, I assume it is a base coat and some washes and dry brushing to get that effect?

 

:thumbsup2:

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Thanks Ray

No mate, no washed or dry brushing as yet. Its just the high contrast of the pictures that makes it look like that.

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I'm going to start mine over Christmas break.

 

What aftermarket add-ons do you feel are the most worthwhile?

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