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    Mar 20, 2018, 12:59 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #626

    Now THAT was awesome fore thought on your part, I never would have thought of it
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    Thanks guys for the compliments on the Hangar Bay!!!

    The hangar bay light are dimmed considerably. I have them dimmed to 25% on a 10 volt power supply. I put separate dimmers on the hangar bay, main lights and engines figuring they may be too bright. The main lights and hangar bay are dimmed to 25% while I have the engines running at 100% I can up the brightness at the show when the overhead lights are bright and dim back down to 25% when showing off in low light. That needs to be considered when lighting these ships.

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    Mar 26, 2018, 9:22 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #627

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    Mar 26, 2018, 9:43 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #628

    EXCELLENT! I want to see the show pics too...and your eminent trophy
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    Mar 26, 2018, 9:59 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #629

    Lovely follow up photos Scott , thanks for sharing

    I’d like to know if possible please , the more ‘ prominent ‘ lighting as seen approximately midway down the side trenches in pic.#4 what did you use , and are they meant to resemble floodlights as seen on some film reference stills ?

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    Mar 26, 2018, 10:15 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #630

    Hi Ged........Those are 0402 cool white micro SMDs

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/10PCS-Pre-S...8AAOSwqrtWneLx


    After I closed the hull up I seen pictures where I they should have been spread out in 3 or 4 spots along the trenches on both sides. Not so accurate but it looks alright. I was following along robiwan's Star Destroyer build and he had those 0402 SMDs in those 2 spots and I did the same. There was so much to do that slipped by. Some SD's have them and some don't. I can turn those lights off if I want to.


    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=271362&page=7


    A super cut clip of SDs from the various Star Wars movies. Some have the lighting and some don't. See 8:19 and you can see 4 or 5 accent or spot lights along the trench

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW0kuf2Lx-Q





    gedmac66 said: View Post
    Lovely follow up photos Scott , thanks for sharing

    I’d like to know if possible please , the more ‘ prominent ‘ lighting as seen approximately midway down the side trenches in pic.#4 what did you use , and are they meant to resemble floodlights as seen on some film reference stills ?

    Ged
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    Mar 26, 2018, 10:41 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #631

    Thank you .
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    Apr 13, 2018, 7:20 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #632

    Hey there brother, it's been a week or two...what's next on the agenda for you? I've been putting pieces together for my Echo Base dio. Have you decided to take a break? My wife wishes I would, so I can work down her list of honey-dos, which I've pecked away at, but I still need my table time. Holler when you can, and don't forget to take a post pics of that show of yours that's coming up
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    Apr 16, 2018, 9:09 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #633

    Hi Ross, the Noreastcon show is in 2 weeks April 27th & 28th. I will take some pictures of the show and post. I took a break since the finish of the SD and will resume after the show. Probably do a few small builds followed by another bigger lighted one..........


    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Hey there brother, it's been a week or two...what's next on the agenda for you? I've been putting pieces together for my Echo Base dio. Have you decided to take a break? My wife wishes I would, so I can work down her list of honey-dos, which I've pecked away at, but I still need my table time. Holler when you can, and don't forget to take a post pics of that show of yours that's coming up
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    Apr 16, 2018, 9:24 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #634

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Hey there brother, it's been a week or two...what's next on the agenda for you? I've been putting pieces together for my Echo Base dio. Have you decided to take a break? My wife wishes I would, so I can work down her list of honey-dos, which I've pecked away at, but I still need my table time. Holler when you can, and don't forget to take a post pics of that show of yours that's coming up
    Another amazing job! This looks like a studio shooting model!
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    Apr 16, 2018, 9:55 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #635

    Escape does some fantastic work, his NCC-1701 refit is incredible as well. Award winning builder, and I'm sure his ISD will be no different!
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    Another amazing job! This looks like a studio shooting model!
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    Apr 16, 2018, 11:58 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #636

    Thank you guys I really appreciate it!!

    It would not have been as good and as fun to build without all the input and ideas from everyone on this thread.


    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Escape does some fantastic work, his NCC-1701 refit is incredible as well. Award winning builder, and I'm sure his ISD will be no different!
    whb64 said: View Post
    Another amazing job! This looks like a studio shooting model!
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    Apr 16, 2018, 12:15 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #637

    I'll second that! The ISD was the most fun I ever had on a build, thanks to you guys!
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    Thank you guys I really appreciate it!!

    It would not have been as good and as fun to build without all the input and ideas from everyone on this thread.
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    Apr 27, 2018, 7:06 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #638

    Scott it was great seeing your SD at the Noreastcon today. Nice meeting a fellow nut who gets just as enthusiastic about model making as I do. It really is superb and my prediction is that your taking the Gold baby!
    A lot of old guys there....though that one kid we saw eyes just lit up when he had seen the SD fully lighted.
    Cheers!
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    Apr 30, 2018, 9:17 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #639

    Thanks your kind comments NYY27. Like wise meeting you.......I had a lot of fun over the 2 day event. Unfortunately my SD came in second place. A lot of nicely built and painted models were entered in all the categories.

    Here are a few pictures from the show. The kit that won is the Moebius Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider(Bottom Left first picture)


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    NYY27 said: View Post
    Scott it was great seeing your SD at the Noreastcon today. Nice meeting a fellow nut who gets just as enthusiastic about model making as I do. It really is superb and my prediction is that your taking the Gold baby!
    A lot of old guys there....though that one kid we saw eyes just lit up when he had seen the SD fully lighted.
    Cheers!
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    Apr 30, 2018, 9:36 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #640

    seriously?! I mean, that Excelsior class ship is pretty nice, BUT, you mean the silver looking "non lit" thing at the bottom left? That's BS. However, congrats on the second place...but you clearly should have won. JMO
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    Thanks your kind comments NYY27. Like wise meeting you.......I had a lot of fun over the 2 day event. Unfortunately my SD came in second place. A lot of nicely built and painted models were entered in all the categories.

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    Apr 30, 2018, 9:56 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #641

    Thanks Ross, I thought the same thing that the Excelsior was a really nice ship and didn't win anything. I talked to the builder of the Excelsior ship and he also did extensive modifications to it. That is a huge ship over 4 feet long. I doubt the judges even noticed the extra detail on both ships (engine block, trench wall raised, Hangar bays with tie fighter in them and all extra detail added all over the hull) compared to the stock kit. Although the Cylon raider was nicely painted it was not lit and their was no extra detail added. I think that category should be spilt into ships under 16 inches and ones over because their is a huge difference in work going into an unlit and unmodified 12" model compared to the larger lighted ones. I could have built (3) 12 inch ships painted and lit in the time spent on the SD and probably won.

    Everybody loved the tie fighters in the mouth of the trench hangar bays....I owe that to you!!


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    seriously?! I mean, that Excelsior class ship is pretty nice, BUT, you mean the silver looking "non lit" thing at the bottom left? That's BS. However, congrats on the second place...but you clearly should have won. JMO
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    Apr 30, 2018, 10:38 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #642

    Well it sounds to me like there was some rigging in the judging...but I don't know, wasn't there. The Tie hangars...wasn't that your idea? I got that from someone else, thought it was you. I scanned back through the thread, thinking maybe we had another fella working along with us on this? didn't see it though. maybe Invar? Or was it, you built the hangars first, and I picked that up from you, and then I found the Tiny Ties on Shapeways? oh well, as long as it worked for you and folks noticed it, all good
    Escape068 said: View Post
    Thanks Ross, I thought the same thing that the Excelsior was a really nice ship and didn't win anything. I talked to the builder of the Excelsior ship and he also did extensive modifications to it. That is a huge ship over 4 feet long. I doubt the judges even noticed the extra detail on both ships (engine block, trench wall raised, Hangar bays with tie fighter in them and all extra detail added all over the hull) compared to the stock kit. Although the Cylon raider was nicely painted it was not lit and their was no extra detail added. I think that category should be spilt into ships under 16 inches and ones over because their is a huge difference in work going into an unlit and unmodified 12" model compared to the larger lighted ones. I could have built (3) 12 inch ships painted and lit in the time spent on the SD and probably won.

    Everybody loved the tie fighters in the mouth of the trench hangar bays....I owe that to you!!
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    Apr 30, 2018, 10:59 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #643

    It's interesting you said that because when they got to 601 Sci-Fi category to read the winners they said their was a problem and they would come back to the category when it was all sorted out.....I'm not pushing any conspiracy theories!!!


    I think the trench hangar was Dubz idea but you put the tie fighters in yours which gave it that much more detail and realism


    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Well it sounds to me like there was some rigging in the judging...but I don't know, wasn't there. The Tie hangars...wasn't that your idea? I got that from someone else, thought it was you. I scanned back through the thread, thinking maybe we had another fella working along with us on this? didn't see it though. maybe Invar? Or was it, you built the hangars first, and I picked that up from you, and then I found the Tiny Ties on Shapeways? oh well, as long as it worked for you and folks noticed it, all good
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    Apr 30, 2018, 11:07 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #644

    Congratulations Scott on scoring second place ( in that category ? ) , but I agree with what Ross said in post #640
    Your thoughts on separate categories sounds valid too , but I’d have them as ‘ stock ‘ and ‘ modified ‘ instead of size

    Reading your post of the event was a ‘ deja vu ‘ moment for me ... having witnessed the same model - Cylon Raider ( Nu BSG ) take out first place over a Deago MF ( 2nd place ) in an expo held over this past weekend here in Perth .

    Though the one I saw was displayed over a mirrored base as was the MF . Both had excellent paint work and weathering details , but the Falcon had sooo much more work done to it , including scratch built components , internal and external lighting etc ... whereas the Raider was stock standard - albeit with a very nice metallic finish !?

    However , the MF owner /builder I had the chance to speak with was pretty good natured and was more than happy with his result . He was also a font of information and tips regarding his build , some of which I’ll find most helpful when working on mine .

    Anyhoo just thought I’d share that with you cause it seemed a strange coincidence occurring thousands of kilometres apart in a specific modelling category around the same time !?!

    Ged

    p.s. Thanks for sharing photos - that Enterprise and what looks like a ‘ moisture farm diorama setup ( to the right of your SD ) look cool too !
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    Apr 30, 2018, 11:22 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #645

    Hmm, a Cylon Raider over a DeAgo Falcon...something mighty peculiar about that...good paint or not
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    Congratulations Scott on scoring second place ( in that category ? ) , but I agree with what Ross said in post #640
    Your thoughts on separate categories sounds valid too , but I’d have them as ‘ stock ‘ and ‘ modified ‘ instead of size

    Reading your post of the event was a ‘ deja vu ‘ moment for me ... having witnessed the same model - Cylon Raider ( Nu BSG ) take out first place over a Deago MF ( 2nd place ) in an expo held over this past weekend here in Perth .

    Though the one I saw was displayed over a mirrored base as was the MF . Both had excellent paint work and weathering details , but the Falcon had sooo much more work done to it , including scratch built components , internal and external lighting etc ... whereas the Raider was stock standard - albeit with a very nice metallic finish !?

    However , the MF owner /builder I had the chance to speak with was pretty good natured and was more than happy with his result . He was also a font of information and tips regarding his build , some of which I’ll find most helpful when working on mine .

    Anyhoo just thought I’d share that with you cause it seemed a strange coincidence occurring thousands of kilometres apart in a specific modelling category !

    Ged

    p.s. Thanks for sharing photos - that Enterprise and what looks like a ‘ moisture farm diorama setup ( to the right of your SD ) look cool too !
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    Apr 30, 2018, 11:31 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #646

    Hi Ged, Thanks for the compliments! That's interesting that you had similar experience over the weekend at another one of these show. Definitely 2 categories stock and modified sounds good also. I don't think these judges are aware of all the modifications done to these larger ships and the work involved. The Excelsior wasn't in the top 3 either



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    Congratulations Scott on scoring second place ( in that category ? ) , but I agree with what Ross said in post #640
    Your thoughts on separate categories sounds valid too , but I’d have them as ‘ stock ‘ and ‘ modified ‘ instead of size

    Reading your post of the event was a ‘ deja vu ‘ moment for me ... having witnessed the same model - Cylon Raider ( Nu BSG ) take out first place over a Deago MF ( 2nd place ) in an expo held over this past weekend here in Perth .

    Though the one I saw was displayed over a mirrored base as was the MF . Both had excellent paint work and weathering details , but the Falcon had sooo much more work done to it , including scratch built components , internal and external lighting etc ... whereas the Raider was stock standard - albeit with a very nice metallic finish !?

    However , the MF owner /builder I had the chance to speak with was pretty good natured and was more than happy with his result . He was also a font of information and tips regarding his build , some of which I’ll find most helpful when working on mine .

    Anyhoo just thought I’d share that with you cause it seemed a strange coincidence occurring thousands of kilometres apart in a specific modelling category around the same time !?!

    Ged

    p.s. Thanks for sharing photos - that Enterprise and what looks like a ‘ moisture farm diorama setup ( to the right of your SD ) look cool too !
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    Apr 30, 2018, 11:38 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #647

    Excelsior wasn't in the top 3? sound like a multiple crime scene to me
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    Hi Ged, Thanks for the compliments! That's interesting that you had similar experience over the weekend at another one of these show. Definitely 2 categories stock and modified sounds good also. I don't think these judges are aware of all the modifications done to these larger ships and the work involved. The Excelsior wasn't in the top 3 either

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