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    1 Week Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 12:24 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #51

    Robiwon said: View Post
    Interesting the one that INVAR posted above has an orange ceiling while the one Edge posted is all grey.
    The "Orange" ceiling was added by a fellow modeller for part identification only. It's not on the actual model. I've done a lot of this for my scratch build
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 6:38 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #52

    Robiwon said: View Post

    Waiting for fiber optics.....
    http://i64.tinypic.com/29dgs41.jpg
    Where did you order from and was it expensive?
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 6:45 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #53

    BarryZ28 said: View Post
    Where did you order from and was it expensive?
    I think he mentioned the Fiber Optic Store.

    http://thefiberopticstore.com/

    They are also on the bay of e
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 4:56 AM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #54

    Yes, the Fiber Optic Store. I ordered 5 feet of 32 strand cable. That's a total of 160 feet. Should be enough. I think it was $13 and change.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 12:34 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #55

    Started the garbage chute. It will feature a 3 deminsional Slave 1 silouhette.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 12:50 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #56

    Robiwon said: View Post
    Started the garbage chute. It will feature a 3 deminsional Slave 1 silouhette.
    Saw the earlier pics you posted on FB - love the way it's shaping up back there!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 1:04 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #57

    Surprised me too!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 4:23 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #58

    Robiwon said: View Post
    Surprised me too!
    Have you decided on the base color for the entire ship? I realize a light gray is in order, I'm just not sure how light.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 4:37 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #59

    Goodtime said: View Post
    Have you decided on the base color for the entire ship? I realize a light gray is in order, I'm just not sure how light.
    I take that back.Perhaps light gray is not necessarily in order but more of a preference. Based on the R1 Star Destroyers,white would be accurate.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 6:53 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #60

    It's looking great Robiwon! I love the Slave-1 silhouette. Out of curiosity, was that present on the ESB model too?

    Chris
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 8:39 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #61

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    I take that back.Perhaps light gray is not necessarily in order but more of a preference. Based on the R1 Star Destroyers,white would be accurate.
    I would warn against white. There really is almost no such thing as pure white, contrast just makes some things appear that way. Upon close inspection of almost any real-world object, you find the shades of grey.

    The same goes for a Star Destroyer. Also consider scale effect which tends to neutralize colors further.

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 8:49 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #62

    What about Tamiya Insignia white?
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 9:12 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #63

    I think a black primer with white basecoat is all you need. Then SLIGHTLY darker and warm grey, and a SLIGHTLY darker cool grey for the paneling.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 10:10 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #64

    Scarecrow Joe said: View Post
    What about Tamiya Insignia white?
    Not a bad choice, especially if you do some black basing first and/or some post washes.

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 10:30 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #65

    Toadmeister said: View Post
    I would warn against white. There really is almost no such thing as pure white, contrast just makes some things appear that way. Upon close inspection of almost any real-world object, you find the shades of grey.

    The same goes for a Star Destroyer. Also consider scale effect which tends to neutralize colors further.

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    Great point!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 8, 2017, 6:14 AM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #66

    My plan for this guy's is a grey primer base coat, mask off panels and shoot with white. Remove masks and shoot with white again. Same as I did for the Revell kit seen elsewhere in this forum.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 8, 2017, 8:12 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #67

    Garbage chute done, and all windows drilled for fiber optics. Next up is lighting the engines.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 10:29 AM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #68

    Not sure why half the pictures loaded sideways! Here they are again, right side up this time...





    Space junk the Slave 1 will sit with.


    Lots and lots of holes...


    Looking pretty jimongous compared to the Revell snapper!

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 11:08 AM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #69

    Looking really good Robiwan. I can't wait for mine to get in. It took a holiday in Russia and should ship out soon so hopefully it's well rested and ready to be built. 😁

    Just curious, can you measure, or estimate the diameter of the geodesic domes? Either across flats or from point to point. Keep up the great work!

    Bill
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 11:29 AM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #70

    Sure, Ill do that after work today.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 11:31 AM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #71

    Awesome. Thanks.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 5:08 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #72

    Nice job on the garbage chute.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 5:51 PM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #73

    Awesome!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 8:44 AM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #74

    Awesome start. Zvezda says the SD will be repacked by Revell to sell in the states sometime this year. Can't wait = Ebay.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 8:49 AM - Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer-a WIP #75

    Marlon Spike said: View Post
    Awesome start. Zvezda says the SD will be repacked by Revell to sell in the states sometime this year. Can't wait = Ebay.
    Where did you hear that? Revell of Germany will re-box in April for sale in Europe. Zvezda has stated on their site that they do not have a license for the US.

    Still waiting on fiber from the Fiber Optic Store....

    Took care of the hull seam, top and bottom. I used Tulip brand fabric paint. Its basically thick acrylic paint (great for light blocking small areas too!) and dries super fast. I taped so just the seam was visible. I laid down a bead of Tulip and let it set for a minute. Then I just took my finger and wiped off the excess. Doing this also ensures the paint is down in the joint. I then removed the mask and let it sit for a few more minutes. Next I took a pointed cotton swab and cleaned up the smeared excess. Until I get primer on it its hard to tell if there is any seam left, if there is its shallower than the surrounding panel lines, plus, no lost detail from putty and sanding!






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