Super-Duper Detailing the ERTL Star Destroyer

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bobbyfett

Active Member
Hi all,
I wanted to share some pics with you guys of my most recently finished project, the ERTL Star Destroyer. I built it for someone who asked for an upgraded and lit version of the stock kit. So, to fulfill this I spent a couple months adding thousands of evergreen stock pieces and kit parts to the kit. He didn't need the detailing to be 100% accurate to the studio models or anything crazy like that. He just wanted it to look nicer than the stock version. To light it I used about 12 feet of .265 64 strand FO cable and nine white LEDs. Here are the pics:
Building progress: www.starwarsmodels.com/sdprog.html
Not lit: www.starwarsmodels.com/stard.html (second one down)
Lit: www.starwarsmodels.com/stardf.html (second one down)
Enjoy. :)
 

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HAL9000

Sr Member
my god,

that is the difference between a model and 'screenlook'. fantastic.

Can I suggest you slip some CTB gel over the tail lighting exhausts
(it will correct the blue to almost white). That's my only suggestion.

Otherwise, brillliant. love to see a a death star.
 

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bobbyfett

Active Member
Thanks guys. Lots of work, but definately worth it. :)
HAL, the LEDs are actually a very nice clear white just like in the film, only they look blue because I had to adjust my camera settings white balance to get a good exposure in the dark. I got some good shots, just the lights look blue. :unsure Maybe some day I'll go crazy enough to attempt the Death Star. :D First I have to regain my eyesight after all the closeup work on this one. :wacko
 

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