Scratch Star Destroyer from Cardboard

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Idaho Jones, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Idaho Jones

    Idaho Jones Well-Known Member

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    So I had been admiring the scratch built Star Destroyer builds here and had some scrap cardboard I'd been saving, so. I had to have a crack at it. I shared a progress pic in the OT, but I’ve finished it up, so I thought I'd share here.

    It's 11” x 6.5”. I stared off with some inaccurate plans and I was just winging it, because it was just for fun. I sealed the cardboard with a few washes of thinned Elmer's glue and hit it with a coat of grey primer. My daughters also donated some beads from one of there craft kits for the super-structure.

    I stopped adding detail like the bottom dome and the 4 aux engines because I started on a big brother. I think I found some better reference plans to use. If you have some better one that would be great, this set doesn't have the bottom.
  2. kodiak33

    kodiak33 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Impressive....most impressive.

    Seriously great work!
  3. youngwm

    youngwm Active Member

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    That looks pretty good it is amazing to me what can be made from card board/paper.. Nice work
  4. LRL

    LRL Member

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    Great ship, I love card as a material. Strong, flexible, easy to cut and FREE. Add in emulsion paint and you can build anything, in fact that gives me an idea........
  5. glenthornetms

    glenthornetms Member

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    WOW! So cool :thumbsup
  6. Galane

    Galane New Member

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    Can't wait to see your bigger one!
  7. Idaho Jones

    Idaho Jones Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the complements. Here an update on the larger scale model. I've been working on the superstructure. At this point I'm not happy with the angle on the back of the neck, Ill have to rework it. Starting to think about how I'm going to address the greebles.

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