scratchbuilt Death Star laser turret...

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Laser Brain, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Hi guys
    This was the first model I ever started from scratch. It has sat around unfinished for a long time. Thanks to bowjunkie, who was kind enough to help me by casting my gun master, I can crack on and complete it.

    This model is wildly innacurate to the real thing. The angles are off and the guns are too small, and the details are made from what I had lying around but you can tell what it's supposed to be. [​IMG] I'll finish the turret off when I'm not in Star Destroyer mood.

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    Cheers
    Neil
     
  2. masterjedi322

    masterjedi322 Sr Member

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    I think it looks great. Awesome work! The detailing is a nice touch.

    Sean
     
  3. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    AMAZING work! Ilike the ladder on the side. Nice size too.
    Did I say it was amazing? WOW!

    how long did it take and what did it cost you to make?
     
  4. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Neil, whatever job you have, it's not good enough...you need to move to the USA and go work for ILM or if anything get over to WETA!

    WOW!
     
  5. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That ought to keep that pesky mailman at bay! [​IMG]
     
  6. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    [​IMG]
    Thanks for the kind words guys. It took a couple of weeks of spare time to build the turret and about a week for the gun. Then I shelved it for a couple of years. As far as cost? Well, I only really bought sheet styrene and some audio adapter things for the gun. The rest I had lying about (like the ERTL Falcon parts and tubing)
    It's quite big. 18" tall. 12x12 base. I haven't got a clue what scale that makes it. I'll try and make a start painting it in a week or so.

    Neil
     
  7. Tony

    Tony Well-Known Member

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    I don't care if it's not accurate to the real thing. It's how well the interpretation is that counts.
    Vos, I think your turbo-laser looks seriously awesome.
    Not too many Deathstar Turbo lasers out there by the way.
    Here's my interpretation of a Deathstar Turbolaser from a few years ago.
    http://www.starshipmodeler.com/starwars/ta_tower.htm

    I can't wait to see your Turbolaser all painted up!
     
  8. TomSpinaDesigns

    TomSpinaDesigns Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Woah! Neil, that rocks!

    Love it man [​IMG]

    And Tony... that display is KILLER! Great idea!

    I always love the "slightly obscure" ANH-ish stuff... thanks for sharing the pics.
    Tom
     
  9. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Thankyou Tom [​IMG]

    Tony, [​IMG] What can I say? Your tower is incredible. Awesome work.

    Neil
     
  10. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Outstanding work guy's.
    That diorama is incredible!!!!

    D6
     
  11. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Tony...that...that...tower...

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  12. bwize

    bwize Well-Known Member

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    vos[​IMG]

    that's a thing of beauty[​IMG]
    tony is absolutly right. it's all in the details and craftmenship. please keep pounding away on this and keep us posted.

    Bryan
     

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