Building The Death Star - PRODUCTION

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  1. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    More pics for you slobs...

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  2. PHArchivist

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    And a few more...

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  3. 3DImpact

    3DImpact Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Go ahead, keep rubbing it in... :)

    Dan
     
  4. PHArchivist

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    Getting darn close to running aground on this...

    Have exhausted all my light pattern reference, with the area to the right of the dish incomplete.

    Still have trench lights to do, and the center disc on the dish STILL bugs me (flat, versus concave - and against the larger dish, creates the illusion of actually being convex).

    I may take a quick and simple casting of the center disc, using brush-on latex for the mold. I'd then try warming the resin cast to test to see if I can press it into a concave form.

    If that is successful, then next would be considering tearing out the current disc (second, actually), and adding the cast.
     
  5. CutThumb

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    Work of High Art.
     
  6. Jedi Dade

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    You know that Center disk issue you have... Its kind of begging for a 3D print... kind of a simple shape - take a few measurements and draw it up. I bet that if you're 3D modeling ignorant like myself there are a few around here that would do it for you gratis :).. well bragging rights that they "finished" your dish :D.

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  7. Somerset

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    Oh wow, that's absolutely fantastic!

    After this you can make a to-scale Alderaan....
     
  8. 3DImpact

    3DImpact Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, you know, I uploaded the dish portion of my digital Death Star model for someone who is building a physical model from a standard 12-inch globe:

    Death Star dish by 3DImpact on Shapeways

    I do a lot of this kind of modeling in modo and would be happy to help...

    Dan
     
  9. PHArchivist

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    Not a bad idea, JD...
     
  10. Jedi Dade

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    Why scaled to 11"??? Seems like the standard 6" Hemispheres would be the goto for that kind of model... Let me put it this way - if it were scaled for a 12" dome I'd have bought one when I visited your shapeways page :).

    Jedi Dade
     
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  11. Analyzer

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    Wow, those pics are so awesome!
     
  12. joberg

    joberg Master Member

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    Oh yeah...that's what I'm talkin' 'bout(y)(y)
     
  13. feek61

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    That's no moon!!
    (I know it's probably been said dozens of times but it seems appropriate)

    Fantastic progress from someone who has watched this from the beginning!
     
  14. daveman

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    Absolutely incredible !!!
     
  15. Zinger

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    I just finished my to-scale Alderaan.

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  16. PHArchivist

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    LOL...!
     
  17. Zinger

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    Your Death Star is pretty good, too.
     
  18. PHArchivist

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    Pretty good... Could be better!
     
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  19. t2sides

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    Thanks for the latest pics PHArchivist! This thing is so absolutely SPECTACULAR!!! I love seeing a new update every time!!! You have truly built one of the nicest Studio Scale replicas out there. You should be * proud of the INCREDIBLE level of detail and faithfulness to the original. We always see the 'little things' that endlessly bug us, but in reality, a build like this is just Stunning and gives all of us so much joy just gazing and admiring your mad skills!!
    Thanks for continuing to share your journey with us!!
    Sean
     
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  20. PHArchivist

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    Amazing compliments, my friend - thanks!
     
  21. russellsch

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    This project is glorious! (y)
     
  22. edge10

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    Who knew a ball with a dent in it could be so beautiful?
     

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