Scratchbuilt 1/2222 Star Destroyer Avenger

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Leif_G

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Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

Fantastic Scratchy! What an incredible job. Glad to see a fellow modeller from BC.

If I can ask... what books are using for reference? I see one or two in some of the pictures. I'm guessing the ILM shots in the one book are from the ILM ESB 'Avenger' build.


The first SD build for ANH was done largely with a single sketch as reference. I collect production used ILM prints and just happen to own an ILM dyeline of the sketch that was used for the ANH Devastator build.

Leif

 

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Scratchy

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Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

Fantastic Scratchy! What an incredible job. Glad to see a fellow modeller from BC.

If I can ask... what books are using for reference? I see one or two in some of the pictures. I'm guessing the ILM shots in the one book are from the ILM ESB 'Avenger' build.


The first SD build for ANH was done largely with a single sketch as reference. I collect production used ILM prints and just happen to own an ILM dyeline of the sketch that was used for the ANH Devastator build.

Leif

That's an awesome print!!!

The books that I'm using;

Star Wars Chronicals
Sculpting a Galaxy
Technical Journel
From Star Wars to Indianna Jones - The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives
Complete Cross Sections (for the heavy ordinance hanger)
Art of The Empire Strikes Back

Various images found on the Internet

Thanks for the kind words Leif
 

Scratchy

Sr Member
Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

here's some updated images of the build, I've roughed in the Tower Bridge



I'll make the bridge removable, just for accessability to the F.O.

It just slides on.....



I'm happy on how snug this fits


Here's the tower sitting on the hull....


Starting to rough in the superstructure....






I'll have the Superstructure removable too, held to the hull with magnets (eventually)



That's where I'm at so far, thank you everybody for following along,

scratchy
 

YoPaulie

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Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

One more thread to follow... this is simply tremendous work!

Thank you for sharing!
 

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Scratchy

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Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

Here's the latest in the WIP images. I've done some wrk on the superstructure




I still have a ways to go, but I decided to take a break from it and start detailing the command tower. I did some scribing and I scratched up two rings for the shield domes. I used 1/2 tube and some .015 styrene.


Here they are glued in place....



On the eight foot Star Destroyer, these cavity wells aren't present.... only on the larger tower where the 32" Falcon was filmed. I thought it would be a nice little piece of "eye candy" if it was included on the build, eventually I'll have these illuminated with a strand of fiber optic with a lense at the end.


I made some boxes and glued them in, eventually I'll detail the insides.


Cut flush with a Razor Saw....


Shown at the same perspective as viewed in the movie.


Starting to detail the bottom.


A demonstration of scale with my hand.


Here's a little bit of detail that I was looking forward to scratch, the battleship deck that's glued to the bottom....



Where the build sits now.....


Thanks again for following along.

scratchy
 

Scratchy

Sr Member
Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

Thanks Julien. I'll be spending a fair amount of time detailing the Tower. I plugged the ESB DVD into my computer, and the clarity of the cavity wells is quite good on the one side. I gonna try and have the command bridge finished, lighted and painted by the New Year.
 

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Scratchy

Sr Member
Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

Looking great.
thanks for the compliment IED Bounty Hunt

Wonderful Job...!

Is this a commission ?
Rahman, thank you, as far as a commission, no, I'm building this for myself. It's something that I've always wanted since seeing the first movie in the theater, sure it's a different Star Destroyer in ANH, but given the choice, I went with the Avenger.

However, if the monetary offer reflects the amount of work that goes into a model, then I suppose that anything is for sale. In the time being, I'm not going to entertain any offers, I'm just going to concentrate on this build and take my time at it.

Thanks for following along everyone!:cheers
 

Scott Graham

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Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

WOW! That's some intense scratchbuilding. That's a tremendous amount of work your putting into it. This is going to be great!
 

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Scratchy

Sr Member
Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

WOW! That's some intense scratchbuilding. That's a tremendous amount of work your putting into it. This is going to be great!
Thanks Scott, I appreciate the kind words.

Here's a small update, I finally finished the bottom. I also ran some fiber optic with the lenses on one end of the strand to see how the cavity wells look lit up.




You'll probally have a hard time seeing the details in the wells, but I scratched a girder support on the ceiling of each of the two outside wells and made a little "A" frame crane in each of them, as far as I can tell with an ESB screen cap, it looks like an "A" frame crane is supposed to be there.




I also detailed the inside cavity wells, with a bunch of battleship greeblies, there will be two doors glued at a 45 degree over these openings, I'll paint the wells and feed the F.O. at a later date before glueing them on.

Here's a complete view of the finished bottom.....



I've started to detail the sides, I cut some 1/4 millimeter strip from a .002 piece of styrene to create the raised lines. As more pieces get layered on, I'll have to shave some of those raised lines off.




Once again, I'ld like to thank everyone for following along with my build.

scratchy
 

Toni Plutonij

Active Member
Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

Most impressive!

It's very interesting to follow your build, and it's nice of you to post detailed WIP pictures!
 

MonsieurTox

Master Member
Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

That's awesome Jay !

I dont know if you used mine as ref for the portside because I glued the whole mobelwagen part, but it's actually cut (I did cut it later) :



It's cut like that :



I really love the bays with the led's, very cool stuff ! Your attention to replicate all the details is incredible, keep up the good work !
 

Scratchy

Sr Member
Re: Scratchbuilt Star Destroyer 1/2222 scale

Actually Julien, yes, of all the reference images that I have on the tower, your's is the best visible with all the kit parts. I'm just working on the "Starboard" side,... I even have the "17" in there:lol
 

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