Building The Death Star - PRODUCTION

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by PHArchivist, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. blakeh1

    blakeh1 Sr Member

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    "That's no moon..."


    Excellent work
     
  2. JediMichael

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    This was posted in the funny stuff thread, but this is also a really appropriate place for this.

     
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  3. jasonh1234

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    Is this something you'd be willing to post to Google Photos? I'm planning on building a 12" version of the Deathstar and would love to see what you have.

    As an aside: Check out this guy's Death Star II.
     
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  4. PHArchivist

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    Added 500-600 more lights this week.

    Anyone want to see?
     
  5. feek61

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    Yes, I think that would be nice! :)

    Funny, I read your first post from back in 2008 (it's hard to believe it's been 10 years) and you said it would take a while to build; 6 months to a year!!! lol
     
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  6. swgeek

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    Yes please!
     
  7. dbuck

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  8. tdb68

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    please please please :)
     
  9. PHArchivist

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    Sorry guys - been traveling. Will post some in the next day or two...
     
  10. PHArchivist

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    Well, no time like the present...

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  11. Jedifyfe

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    Hey Rob, have you noticed any separation between the halves or and potential warping, paint chipping due to the weight of it?
     
  12. PHArchivist

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    None whatsoever - in 9.5 years...

    Irritants / concerns:
    --Wish I made the second center disc concave (third coming up?)
    --First "city block" immediatly to the right of the dish; top 20% - was re-done and clear coat not yellowed and thus is an inaccurate mismatch
    --Intimidated by the trench lights
     
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  13. joberg

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    Well, if you don't like it, you could always send it to me (I'll pay for shipping):D Kidding aside; it's the best Death Star out there!!
     
  14. PHArchivist

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    Thanks!

    The only one, that I'm aware of... Unless someone else has done one off the grid... (?)
     
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  15. MangyDog

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    Its not a moon!
     
  16. jasonh1234

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    This model inspired me to build my own smaller Death Star which I've recently started.
    If you're willing to share reference materials it'd be greatly appreciated.
    Oh and paint colors even.

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  17. scottjua

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    OMG how have I not seen this thread!??? I LOVE IT!
     
  18. russellsch

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    I'm right there with ya!

    Stunning work!!! :love:thumbsup
     
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  19. CutThumb

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    Good grief, that is looking brilliant!!!!
     
  20. vaderdarth

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    beautiful sir!!!
     
  21. PHArchivist

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    Was the DSII really sold by PIH?
     
  22. stonky

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    "ILM made" - doesn't look like the screen-used piece to me.
     
  23. swgeek

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    If it's complete on the back side, fully detailed and not open then it's the DS 2 built for Planet Hollywood. Funny thing, I actually saw them building that model when I won a contest to tour ILM back in the early 90's.
     
  24. PHArchivist

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    I'll probably do a third center disc, knowing me...
     
  25. PHArchivist

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    Was able to work on this more over Christmas...

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  26. 3DImpact

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    Just stunning - this is such a fantastic work of art!

    Someday. Someday I've got to attempt to build this. Very inspiring!

    Dan
     
  27. PHArchivist

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    Thanks!

    When I look back upon it, I'm frankly amazed I did it...
     
  28. belloq

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    Sweet merciful cr@p, that is beautiful.
     
  29. feek61

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    I have been watching this for 10 years; it's been a fun ride. Your DS looks fantastic!!!
     
  30. Jedi Dade

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    It is pretty incredible really...

    Jedi Dade
     
  31. tdb68

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    truely a work of art! inspirational!!!
     
  32. Obiflex

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    I'm only new to this forum and a thread 10 years old has just blown my mind. MAN THOSE PICS ARE OUTSTANDING. Incredible piece. Now to read all 61 pages...
     
  33. Jedifyfe

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    The little lights aren't twinkling Clark...
     
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  34. joberg

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    If I was LFL, I'd ask to rent it for their next exhibit(y)
     
  35. edge10

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    That, is a thing of beauty.
     
  36. PHArchivist

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    LMAO ROTF....!!!!

    I'm home in late January - we need to hook up!
     
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  37. OTnROTSfan

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    So glad you stuck with this... truly inspiring and an amazing work of art! The lights just bring it all together. Fantastic.
     
  38. smurf

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    That is fantastic. I can’t wait until you build the second Death Star too
     
  39. PHArchivist

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    Ha...!

    No... I'm not THAT insane!
     
  40. Boboli

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  41. CT1138

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    Without a doubt one of the coolest SW builds I've ever seen on here!
     
  42. Corellianexports

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    Amazing. All we need are some photos of a SS Y-Wing and some SS X-Wings in the foreground. :D
     
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  43. GF

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    TOP NOTCH!!!!!
     
  44. marvin

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    Lovely work. The light spread really sells the scale just like the original. Great work.
     

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