Here lately, I've been trying to tackle the TIE Fighter. I got some vintage Koolshade (thanks Matt!!!) and I decided that I'd attempt to build the ship ILM style rather than look for a resin kit.
I'm starting with the wing stars. I plan to get the shapes laser cut, stick the donor kits on and cast each star just like the Model Shop did back in the day.
Here's an early look at my wing star drawings. I used some of the donor parts I do have, took measurements and made vector drawings of them as best as I could. I also used the best ortho view photo of the wing that I could find. I'm no expert but I tried to combat photo distortion. With or without distortion, I've come to realize that most shapes which ILM cut from sheet styrene aren't perfectly symmetrical so I tried to incorporate as many flaws that I could. These are not the final drawings, of course, and hope to gather more info to make better ones.
Which leads me to my first question. To those who have built or are attempting this build...do you go with perfectly symmetrical shapes or not?