My 3' Imperial Star Destroyer

mr.predicta

Well-Known Member
Thats incredible detail!
great job!
I am guesing you are trying to use the same kits the studio used to detail the prop ships?
here are a few shots of a six foot Star destroyer made completely out of cardboard even the side detail .the whole thing is lit with christmas tree bulbs !
this was built before the plastic kit was released back in the 70's and had a lot of guess work because of the lack of any detail photos at the time. after a time its sagged a bit in places ,should have started with wood or plastic ..

 

bwize

Sr Member

OH...MY...GOD


vos, dude, you are awesome! that SD is so deliciously detailed that it makes me want to eat it
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How do you plan to display it? i seriously hope that you scratch a scaled blockade runner/falcon or shuttle to go along with this beast. i am quite sure your masterful skills are up to it.

Bryan
 

Laser Brain

Sr Member
hi mr predicta,
Great cardboard destroyer...wow.
I'm not using the exact kits on mine. I'm just using what I think looks good...plenty of 1:700 battleships etc

Bryan, thanks dude! I'm going to get an MR style display case made with a mirrored base (like the AT-AT)
I want to make a mini Falcon to sit on the rear of the bridge (waiting for the garbage to be dumped)

cheers
Neil
 

Laser Brain

Sr Member
Here is a little preview of the upper level detailing that I have been working on. I've still got a long way to go yet though









Thanks to wackychimp for hosting

Neil
 

Laser Brain

Sr Member
I wish it was as easy as it looks.


I'm very much a beginner at scratchbuilding and am learning (and bodging) as I go. Building models in a kitchen doesn't help, but I'll have a workshop one day! I'm going to try something smaller and more delicate next.

Neil
 

bwize

Sr Member
man vos, this just keeps looking better and better each day. for a beginner scratchbuilder, you're doing a fantastic job. i can't wait to see this completed.

Bryan
 

Laser Brain

Sr Member
Thanks chaps. I think I'll be done with this project in a couple of weeks. While the missus is away I'm going to pile all of my spare time into it


Cheers
Neil
 

Laser Brain

Sr Member
Here's an update :)

I almost completely stripped the belly of it's detail and made it 200% more subtle. I just need to darken up the scribed lines slightly and then do a white wash to damped the grey panels down a bit.

I've done quite a bit more work on the upper section but am still adding detail as I go.

Once I've completed the upper levels I am going to build one of the turbo laser bases and cast 7 copies.

[image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/DSCF0890.jpg[/image]

Cheers
Neil
 

Laser Brain

Sr Member
Thanks guys :) It was pretty scary stripping the model back, but I am really glad I did it now. It matches the top section now.

Jamie,
Okay, where can I get me two of those? ;) Pretty please?
I have ordered a couple of 18mm faceted beads and a couple of 20mm faceted beads (after looking for weeks) similar to these:
[image]http://www.earthstone.com/Info/Beads/Img%20260/268-1001%20Brandy%20Crystal%20Faceted%20Round.jpg[/image]

They'll do the job but the crystal you posted looks better.

Cheers guys
Neil

oh, here's a closer shot of the bridge
[image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/DSCF0894.jpg[/image]
 

EchoLeader

Well-Known Member
Man Neil. That ship is shaping up great. You're inspiring me to tackle one of these in the future.

Continue you're awesome work and keep posting your progress.
 
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