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Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

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hi guys
quick update. I've finished with the top side of the nose section for now and won't be adding any more surface detail to it until it's joined to the rear section.
I'll be moving on the the main superstructure sidewalls and finish those off plus the roof sections and then add the last of the surface detail to the right side.

Sorry for worktop pictures, but I couldn't be bothered getting out the photo tent tonight - too much effort

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It's current rest place:

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Well, that's it for now but as always, thanks for stopping in and having a look
Till next time
Si

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Neat, but those aerodynamics must buger the gas mileage!

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So, I have managed to get most of the starboard sidewalls and roof parts detailing done with only 3 left to go. Then it'll be time to blend in the walls to the surface and add some other stuff around - then the last part of the top side surface detailing will be over.
I'm still deciding if I will paint first then add the fiber or vice versa. I'm leaning toward paint first because I just think it'd be too hard to be able to trim off fibers without damaging the paint work but shuddering at time it'll take to do it like that. No pain no gain right?
Anyway, here's some pics of where I am at currently

 

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That's it for now, but as always, thanks for stopping in and having a look

Si

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Rather impressive as usual Si.

 

Showing the Tamiya bottle in the picture really show how small the bit you have added are! I'd be interested to see a picture of the stuff you are using to spruce the SD up.

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thanks Ray.  The picture you would like would be pretty easy to take as its just strip styrene and some ship kit parts. I will take a "group shot" of the work bench which will show you all the bits and pieces

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Incredible work, bloody outstanding.  I showed my wife & she was blown away by the detail & lighting you have added.

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Glad to see this project is going strong again Simon!  With all the layers of detail I could stare at this model all day!   :cheers:

 

/Jesse

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Thanks very much for the appreciation guys. I have managed to get a fair bit done over the past few days but won't be posting an update until I have finished the detailing on the whole top surface. Mind you, there's not much left to do but it'll be a few weeks until I'm done. 

Thankyou both though for posting your thoughts. Im glad to hear someone's wife is impressed with the work im doing! Wish I had the same level of support 

 

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Your keep spoiling us with your meticulous detailing! It's pure joy to see 😄

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Thanks Janne! I'm almost done with the top side surface detailing and will be posting an update soon. Im still undecided about painting first then adding the FO or the other way around. Currently leaning towards paint first.

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I had the camera out today for other things and decided today is a good a day as any to take a couple of update shots. I'm not as far along as I would have liked but I had the spare time. I'm almost finished the top. I just have to finish the edging and then the top will be considered done.

I test fitted the bridge to the body to make sure I could. There are definitely going to be fitting issues but nothing some super glue won't take care of. Looks like I'll also have to add some more details once the body has been glued together to help tie in the areas better. This adds to the ever compounding issue of painting first or not (first world problems....)

 

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Anyways, that's all the pics I took but thanks for looking in.

Si

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You combine a prop modeler's eye for what is photogenic with a hobby modeler's concern for detail. I love the feeling of scale these additions create.

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Sacred bovin..... that looks amazing! And massive!

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thanks guys. This is on hold for a short time while I finish off another project (I needed a break from the SD to be honest)

However, when I pick this up again in a few weeks, it should see some paint, so at least there will be something different to styrene chips and resin bits to look at

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