Loving watching the progress on this, I'd never have thought of using tha method to make domes, great job.
Monkeywiz & Glockink, Thanks for the kind words!
Nice work!! I love the lighting !!
Thanks JP, lighting really does make a model, doesn't it.
sweet ... looka amazing. nice work
Those fiber optics must be a real headache to set up! Though I love the picture where they are lit and coming out of the holes, looks like a missile storm.
Yeah, what they said!!
Brilliant, I wish I could do this but I have to rely on buying my props.
I just wish Master Replicas had done one of these as people with a finished Star Destroyer rarely sell them.
Fantastic Scratchy! What an incredible job. Glad to see a fellow modeller from BC.
If I can ask... what books are using for reference? I see one or two in some of the pictures. I'm guessing the ILM shots in the one book are from the ILM ESB 'Avenger' build.
The first SD build for ANH was done largely with a single sketch as reference. I collect production used ILM prints and just happen to own an ILM dyeline of the sketch that was used for the ANH Devastator build.
The books that I'm using;
Star Wars Chronicals
Sculpting a Galaxy
From Star Wars to Indianna Jones - The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives
Complete Cross Sections (for the heavy ordinance hanger)
Art of The Empire Strikes Back
Various images found on the Internet
Thanks for the kind words Leif
here's some updated images of the build, I've roughed in the Tower Bridge
I'll make the bridge removable, just for accessability to the F.O.
It just slides on.....
I'm happy on how snug this fits
Here's the tower sitting on the hull....
Starting to rough in the superstructure....
I'll have the Superstructure removable too, held to the hull with magnets (eventually)
That's where I'm at so far, thank you everybody for following along,
One more thread to follow... this is simply tremendous work!
Thank you for sharing!
Here's the latest in the WIP images. I've done some wrk on the superstructure
I still have a ways to go, but I decided to take a break from it and start detailing the command tower. I did some scribing and I scratched up two rings for the shield domes. I used 1/2 tube and some .015 styrene.
Here they are glued in place....
On the eight foot Star Destroyer, these cavity wells aren't present.... only on the larger tower where the 32" Falcon was filmed. I thought it would be a nice little piece of "eye candy" if it was included on the build, eventually I'll have these illuminated with a strand of fiber optic with a lense at the end.
I made some boxes and glued them in, eventually I'll detail the insides.
Cut flush with a Razor Saw....
Shown at the same perspective as viewed in the movie.
Starting to detail the bottom.
A demonstration of scale with my hand.
Here's a little bit of detail that I was looking forward to scratch, the battleship deck that's glued to the bottom....
Where the build sits now.....
Thanks again for following along.
Great job Jay ! Love the scratched Shinano deck !
Thanks Julien. I'll be spending a fair amount of time detailing the Tower. I plugged the ESB DVD into my computer, and the clarity of the cavity wells is quite good on the one side. I gonna try and have the command bridge finished, lighted and painted by the New Year.
wow! keep up the good work!
Is this a commission ?
However, if the monetary offer reflects the amount of work that goes into a model, then I suppose that anything is for sale. In the time being, I'm not going to entertain any offers, I'm just going to concentrate on this build and take my time at it.
Thanks for following along everyone!
WOW! That's some intense scratchbuilding. That's a tremendous amount of work your putting into it. This is going to be great!