Another Zvezda Star Destroyer

Madhatter

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Madhatter

Sr Member
No one else think that starship is cool or is it just me? :unsure:

Got one building done and primed and have started on the second one. I'm hoping to have the first one painted by the weekend. I have already drilled out the holes where the fibers will be going. I lost count after 50 and 8 drill bits later

The good news is it won't require a lot big lengths of fiber. I am contemplating sticking in just little bits of fiber and flood lighting the entire inside but I am not sure I can get much light through the top sections. They'd require longer lengths I think. Also, there would not be enough room to angle an LED bright enough to fill the space... unless I used SMD strip?

Enough pondering, here are the pics. I used my phone and not my proper camera coz I can't be faffed getting it all set up

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In black primer with a very light white primer highlight coat brings it all together nicely

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And together with the new building. I drilled out some vents on the side of the tower and I'll stick in some strips of clear sanded styrene to cover the openings from the inside. With a red LED shining up from the bottom it'll look pretty cool with the sanded styrene diffusing the light nicely. At least - that's the plan

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and lastly, the new position of both on the surface:

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Well, I think I have bored you all enough, but as always, please feel free to critique or suggest anything that could be improved. Like, share, subscribe... LOL

I watch way too much Youtube!

Thanks for looking
 

Madhatter

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I know I've already posted a fair bit over the past couple of days but I thought I'd share my successful lighting in the one part I had strong doubts about getting lit.


The part itself is only 8mm x 5mm x 4mm and there was no way I was going to be able to thread nearly 20 fibers through it, so I went with the flood light method which is cutting off 4mm pieces of single strand fiber and sticking and gluing them just 1mm into the wall and then sealing off the bottom with a strip of styrene (that has some al-foil stuck to the bottom to better reflect the light up).

Inside the rear of the wall. I stuck a 2mm SMD upright through another small strip of styrene and then glued that onto the roof.

Hopefully the pictures will explain better than what I can in words

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(sorry for the slightly blurry image there - I was struggling to get the phone to focus)

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I've already fixed that light leak but I kinda wish I hadn't as I like that floodlit area. Maybe once its been painted black again I can chip a bit out and let that spread. We'll see how much light is left leaking soon enough.

Anyway, I was pretty happy with this

Thanks for looking

Si
 

Madhatter

Sr Member
I agree, the flood lighting will stay - somehow. I sealed it up last night after I had taken the pics but before I saw what effect had been accidentally created.
 

Madhatter

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I have been busy with this and have got some colour on it. I only have to fit the nose section and then I can paint the rest of the top half and then of course the bottom.
I have found the best colour match to the screen SD's in Gunze paints - in particular their Gundam paint. I'll look the # up if anyone cares enough to ask, but its the right shade (well, to my eyes anyway) to what they're meant to be.
The first building is base painted as well, but I haven't taken any pics yet as there is more I want to do before then.

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Well, that's it for now. I'll glue the nose on tonight and get the top half ready for painting. I'm fine with the black basing, it's the hours of tedious, repetitive masking I'm not looking forward too
Anyway, as always, thanks for stopping in and looking
Si
 

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