The Authority on Star Destroyers

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Watson, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know that we have seen some really nice SD models built over the last few years, but who do we consider to be a leading expert in all things Star Destroyer?

    I mean who can answer the tough questions?

    It seems unlike Trek where everyone claims to be an authority we are lacking a SD expert?

  2. star-art

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    That's a tough question. I would think someone working on a studio-scale replica would have to be pretty expert. Someone building a reduced-scale replica can get by with a lot of artistic license, so that does not necessarily require the level of expertise on the subject needed for a studio-scale replica IMO.

    No one has ever built a studio-scale replica of one of these. Rick Ingalsbe has built two ANH models that are almost studio-scale. No one has ever even attempted an 8.5-footer as far as I know.

    Several people are now experts on the parts for the ANH model and a lot of people in the studio-scale hobby have recognized many of the parts on the big ESB model.

    I have patterns in the works for an accurate ANH replica. These are pretty good so far but need to be tweaked. I have not had time to get back to work on them yet.

    With all that said, the folks who have built the smaller replicas have done a fantastic job. Having to scratch all that detail is no easy feat. :)
  3. Kuhn Global

    Kuhn Global Sr Member

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    I would love to see a list of names or name regarding this. A previous thread shed some light on some very nice pieces out there. 8.5 footer would be outstanding.
  4. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  5. REL

    REL Sr Member

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    Very nice.
  6. Mechinyun

    Mechinyun Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Pauleysolo @ Jun 15 2006, 11:43 PM) [snapback]1262463[/snapback]</div>

    Holy sh*t

    Thats incredible. :thumbsup
  7. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    The talent of some people out there just never ceases to amaze, that is the most beatiful, detailed model i've seen up to date
  8. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Pauleysolo @ Jun 15 2006, 10:43 PM) [snapback]1262463[/snapback]</div>
    Yeah Lee does awesome work but even he has admitted to eyeballing a few things here and there. I guess none of us other than at MoM have gotten close enough to a SD to actually get real measurements off the model.
  9. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    Stunning work .......

    Dave :)
  10. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I got into the ILM Archives in 1998 as a friend of mine worked on Phantom Menace-and I saw the 8.5 footer from ESB --I got within one inch of it and let me tell you- it was the most detailed model I have ever seen...Just awesome-the scribed panel lines- the tiny armor plating--the edge detail-amazing. It was in amazing shape as all the Empire models were--the Star Wars ANH models looked like they had been treated a bit rougher, paint chips, some dirt etc. etc. Perhaps they were lovingly restored for the MOM tours.

    With CGI they will probably never build a physical model as detailed as this ever again for a motion picture.

    There was no way I could take measurements- they wouldn't even let me take pictures.

    The Executor Super Stardestroyer was not out of it's crate- but I hear it is also incredible.
  11. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    That SD is amazing. The other stuff he has on the site is also jaw droppingly good. *...I wish I could paint like that.
  12. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow- that's awesome.

    Does anyone have the link to the member who built one about a year ago.

    I think it was larger. Looked Awesome.

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