I bought the model over 18 months ago where it has been languishing in the shed. Until now.
[FONT=Arial]After spending over a year building a 1/35 scale Australian version of an M113 for dear friend of mine, I decided that I needed to build a sci-fi model (I have many models waiting to be built). I had no idea which one to build from my stockpile, so my wife asked me place all of my sci-fi models on our bed and she would figure out which one would test skills I had never used before.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]I spent half an hour out in the sunroom and was then told to come into the lounge-room. The model selected on the coffee table was the Revell Republic Cruiser. Now all Star Destroyers are my favourite star ships of all time in particular, the Imperial II class and the Executor class.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]My immediate thought was "I can light up this one". I have never built a kit with fibre optics so this will be a learning curve for me. Also, I have never added nurny's or greeblies; although the kit is fairly well detailed, I saw many places for improvement after reviewing The Revenge of the sith a number of times.
[FONT=Arial]While placing orders over the Internet for the electronics, styrene, paints, etc, I reviewed The Revenge of the Sith on my computer and took as many screen captures as I could of the Republic Cruiser. This gave me an understanding of the lighting requirements and the greeblies that needed to be added to the base kit to fill out the details.[/FONT]