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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Sorry it's been so long from the last post. I have been busy packing in preparation for a house move. Might be a while before things settle down and I get some time to continue my work. Here, I added corrugated panels to the skin. I used the same technique in sealing the edges as in previous...
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Began adding the panels onto the bottom hull.
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Scoring is all done and the first shot of primer applied. I actually like how it turned out, for the most part. From here, I'll go back through and tidy some of the lines up and start adding some of the raised panel details and the bottom dome. I'm a bit disappointed on how the nose and some of...
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Here I have taped each section of the paper cut out to the corresponding cardboard cut out so that I can begin scoring the lines. The intent is that when I primer it, the lines will stand out. The difficulty is ensuring I score each line. I've noticed that I have missed some lines. It's hard to...
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    The first layer of skin is glued down and lightly sanded. I've started cutting out sections for the second layer that will have the scoring marks throughout the bottom hull, making it look like individuals panels. Hope to have that done and pics uploaded to view in a couple weeks. Pic of the...
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Too bad I don't get any kickbacks from Kellogs! LOL
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Here I used some plaster mixed with wood glue to fill in the cardboard seams. Sanded smooth and is ready to glue on the first layer of skin. I recommend using a larger piece of cardboard to avoid having to do this. Next time I will either go down to the bike shop to get a couple boxes or go to a...
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Sorry for not posting for a while. I have had other priorities pop up and haven't been working on my project for a couple months. this is a pic of the small FWD hangar roughing in the structural beams with round toothpicks.
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    For internal hardening, I use wood glue. For the exterior I am going to try glue a thin layer of chipboard (aka Eggo boxes 0.45 MM) to the existing hull exterior. My hope is that the layers will be strong enough. If not, I may apply a layer of mod podge and seal it with primer and paint. As I...
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Got the Hangar bay in. OOOOPS! Had to trim some cardboard to fit. I used stripped copper wire to set up the ceiling tubes and track system. I hot glued the ends in place. Roughed in the side walls and tested the indirect lighting cast with a flash light. I think it will work nicely when I...
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    I will mostly use cardboard as much as possible. I anticipate that some things I will have to fabricate out of other materials. We'll see how it goes.
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Started crafting the main hanger box. I cut out long windows along the top edge to allow the future led lights to cast light underneath the tubing structure. I also cut out two small bays in the front and one larger bay in the rear.
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Attached the trench and hull supports the the lower hull. Added a layered nose block to the front inside of the trench. Fitted 3/4" and 1/2" structure support dowels.
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    Created the front point of the trench. Cut out excess material and formed a lap seam to extend a continuous piece for the trench.
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    Scratch Build - Star Destroyer out of Cardboard

    I cut back roughly a 1/8" (Thickness of the cardboard). Glued the edge and secured it with tape. Then ground off the excess material. The top hull I ended up trimming the excess first so there was less excess to grind off.
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