Rupidupe, Transcoder, Julien, Jason and Scratchy
Thanks for your kind comments~
That is a beautiful model Eric.
You have done fantastic work bringing this to life.
Can almost start on your Escape Pod soon.
During this weekend, I finished the front bay and engine baffles.
For main docking bay, it was also done excluding some part which was donated from Fujimi 1/700 Krishima.
Of course, although there is still remain to paint some part of the lower hull by grey, I won't hurry the work...
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Love it Eric,just dont know what to say again.Clean work as usual
Would like to repeat my question if ya dont mind,do you plan to add the missing parts buddy?
Recently it seems that everytime I log into this forum there is yet again some more stunning work done on an astonishingly accurate build. The quality of the work being completed recently is incredibly high.
Epic Eric,truely epic. Bravo.
it's absolutely stunning Eric!!!!
Thanks my friend CutThumb, Dave
Actually, I'm not fully satisifed this building because I found several inaccurated proportion and some detailing work as chips and panel-line lately.
Of course, I need more underside pics to completely make the model, however, there are too many camera distortion.
It always makes any inaccuracy.
In the future, I just need 3D scan source for the Devastator....
I'm hoping to get down to Florida shortly so that I can photograph the model in such a way that I'll allow me to perform a true photogrametric analysis and finally put to bed the length question, as well as many others.
To me it looks perfect in every way!!!!
Eric, I can kind of understand what you mean. There are very few early models I've built that I'm totally happy with now. I went back and redid my Sandcrawler because I couldn't stand the fact I left the windows raised away from the hull ,just as they were cast by Randy. So I chipped them carefully off ,then chiselled the resin out, rescuplted them back in and redid the paint work. I'm far,far happier with it now but of course if I'd done it at the time I'd have saved about a weeks worth of worrying corrections. My recorrected B wing has been sitting primed and looking at me glumly for months because (a) its too cold to paint it now , (b) everytime I look at it another thing grates on my nerves that I can try to correct, (c) my nose itches horribly if I don't have every window open as I spray these days.
So I guess its entirely your choice in the matter as to how far you want to take the build and after months of study you understand exactly what you want from it but even by my picky standards the model as it stands looks perhaps the best I've seen so far but if the tech allows you to take it further then all power to you. 3D scanning does seem to be producing some revolutionary builds at the moment. Perhaps this generation of studio scale RPFers will be the last to truely scratchbuild a model.
I also agree with your comment and 'm one of the scratchbuilder.
Actually, I didn't like the Prequel trilogies because I still think ILM's miniature seems more realistic than the digital model.
I'm 42 years old and
In the future, I want to remain as one of the analog generation.
Beautiful work! I'll be following this thread for sure.
Thanks Bud for your kind comments~
Finally, I finished the Docking bay using most of the original parts.
As you can see, the crane details of this is based on modified ESB version.
Until now, I used 120~130 kits for my Star Destroyer and several kits are still needed to match the prop completely.
Actually, I think that this model has by 90~95% details in comparison with the prop and I never add unIDed parts by scratchbuild because want to add its when I ID in the future.
I would like to update this thread with some new pics.
Although this model's shape has been finished since last year-end, some area is still waiting for it's donor kits.
So, this thread could not be closed before 100% accuarcy
First, I've changed the engine bell from left to right new version~
Some tank tread part on the trench section was killing me....however, the super rare part is supported by Craig.
Thank you very much my friend
This area still have unIDed many parts...
Heya Eric, great to see you update this, the new engine bells are beautiful my friend.
I could stare all day at your SD pics, she's just incredible.
I'm just wondering if you have any progress for your 4foot X-Wing and large falcon?
That's stunning Eric....Wow!
Truly amazing work on the Star Destroyer! I'm in the process of trying to ID some of the kits on the turrets myself.
I'll be at the museum exhibit on Wednesday - is there any area in particular that you'd like pictures of? I know that at this point this model is fairly well documented, but I thought I'd ask. I'm going for quality AND quantity, we'll see how it goes.
Its the best 4fter built Eric.
Bloody beautiful achievement.
Eric, your ISD is truly a piece of art, thank you for the updates !