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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:43 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #51

    Thanks for the compliments.....90% of the windows on the Enterprise are filled with micro crystal clear. I'm doing a test on a scrap piece of plastic with a few holes with FO next to a few holes filled with micro crystal clear and see if there is any difference but have to wait for the micro crystal clear to dry and turn clear. I will post results tomorrow if I have time or Friday
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 3:52 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #52

    Cool stuff man, I'll look forward to seeing that. Have a great Thanksgiving!
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    Thanks for the compliments.....90% of the windows on the Enterprise are filled with micro crystal clear. I'm doing a test on a scrap piece of plastic with a few holes with FO next to a few holes filled with micro crystal clear and see if there is any difference but have to wait for the micro crystal clear to dry and turn clear. I will post results tomorrow if I have time or Friday
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 4:00 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #53

    This is really beautiful. Good job.

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    That sounds good....post some pictures of that when you have it all setup . I think Omnius has it lit from the end of the corridor but can't tell from the angle of the picture.

    I was also thinking of cutting a slit/groove in the middle of the corridor ceiling and inserting some clear plastic in the groove and let the interior lighting illuminate it. If you are familiar with the Polar lights 1/350 Enterprise Refit kit.......the hangar bay has 2 over head slits with clear plastic and it light up very nicely

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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 22, 2017, 4:24 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #54

    I appreciate all the nice compliments..........Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Cool stuff man, I'll look forward to seeing that. Have a great Thanksgiving!
    schwiiifty said: View Post
    This is really beautiful. Good job.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 24, 2017, 1:40 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #55

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ID:	775550this is what I came up with for the trench hangar, not exactly what I hoped for, but it's good enough for who it's for, right? I had the Shapeways tie squadron so I stuck a few in there getting ready for launch. I was surprised that I had to put an LED in each end to get it lit good enough. I had some light defusing acrylic that I use on my Falcon engine lighting, thinking that would do it, but no dice. Finished my engine panel this morning. light tinted blue in the 4 small ones, and bright white in the 3 mains. I had to use a method that either Scarecrow or Robiwan had used (can't remember who) and use tubing to run them out further to illuminate the entire bell. Again, good enough for who it's for.

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    My cat Wilson is fascinated by the wires and FO, I keep having to run him off the table. And I can't leave anything on the table...ever. he chews up stuff

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    I did also order the HDA PE set for it, got an email there were in stock again. act fast before they run out again

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    Not sure if I want to build another hanger for the opposing trench...though I should
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 25, 2017, 9:18 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #56

    Looks great gt350pony66!

    I wonder, how bright LED's are you going for to the FO and engines?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 25, 2017, 1:30 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #57


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    I did also order the HDA PE set for it, got an email there were in stock again. act fast before they run out again
    What's this?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 25, 2017, 5:07 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #58

    computergeek said: View Post
    What's this?
    HDAModelWorks has the phot etch set for these, with shipping it was like 28 bucks. Google it, it looks pretty good and it's the one Omnius used on his thread. It's got the Garbage chute that most of us already got from Shapeways or Falcon3D, but there's a lot of other good stuff in there too. I thought it was worth it since I'm one of a few that are dedicating their build to Robiwon. They're occasionally out of stock but they have some right now, lucky for me. Sorry, I kinda suck at pasting links
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 25, 2017, 5:13 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #59

    Hey thanks brother! Everything I have is of the bright variety unfortunately, 2mm, 3mm and 5mm, but I'm making it all work. looks good for me anyway. I just spent like 6 hrs trying to duplicate the added greeblies that Omnius did on his. not quite AS good as his work, but far better than if I hadn't done anything. I'd post pics, but my sucky laptop always loads them upside down no matter how I configure it in the library I usually do them at work, they come out right there for some reason any of you guys got pics to share, I'm dying to see something other than my own stuff
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    Looks great gt350pony66!

    I wonder, how bright LED's are you going for to the FO and engines?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 25, 2017, 5:59 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #60

    Okey. Trying to figure out how bright I should buy. Guess its trial and error.

    For my part this will take some time for progress. I had some troubles. My upper "hatch" is somehow crooked. Gonna use some neo magnets to press it down enough and hold it in place. Have ordered +650 feet FO and 20x #80 drills. See how far I come with that.

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Hey thanks brother! Everything I have is of the bright variety unfortunately, 2mm, 3mm and 5mm, but I'm making it all work. looks good for me anyway. I just spent like 6 hrs trying to duplicate the added greeblies that Omnius did on his. not quite AS good as his work, but far better than if I hadn't done anything. I'd post pics, but my sucky laptop always loads them upside down no matter how I configure it in the library I usually do them at work, they come out right there for some reason any of you guys got pics to share, I'm dying to see something other than my own stuff
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 25, 2017, 8:26 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #61

    Not sure what to tell you on LED's, lots of opinions out there. Heck I'm happy with the bright white, but alot of guys like the warm white citing it's more screen accurate to match the incadecent lighting they used in the 70's for filming, wjitch is likely accurate statements...but I'm good with what I'm using, however, the bright makes pics tough to take, but then I have a less than up to date Iphone. If you drill at the right speed, you'll have plenty of bits left over. I've only broken one on hole #10...out of 800 plus. If you're going to go nutty with light points like I did, you may run out of FO. You're using .25mm, right? Once you start drilling, you're going to find alot more places you want to illuminate cause there's plenty of area for holes. Use a fine pint scribe to mark a dimple for your holes, it helps the bit cut in easier and you can get your lines of holes straighter, though i still have some areas that got off track Not sure I understand about the hatch...you got a pic of the problem?
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    Okey. Trying to figure out how bright I should buy. Guess its trial and error.

    For my part this will take some time for progress. I had some troubles. My upper "hatch" is somehow crooked. Gonna use some neo magnets to press it down enough and hold it in place. Have ordered +650 feet FO and 20x #80 drills. See how far I come with that.
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    I originally ordered 1000 ft of .25mm, and I needed more .50 anyway for other stuff, but I did use some on this too in certain areas. the flashing reds I used .50, the .25 was too small and you could barely see the flashing cause the ends wouldn't bloom big enough
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 25, 2017, 9:55 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #62

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    HDAModelWorks has the phot etch set for these, with shipping it was like 28 bucks. Google it, it looks pretty good and it's the one Omnius used on his thread. It's got the Garbage chute that most of us already got from Shapeways or Falcon3D, but there's a lot of other good stuff in there too. I thought it was worth it since I'm one of a few that are dedicating their build to Robiwon. They're occasionally out of stock but they have some right now, lucky for me. Sorry, I kinda suck at pasting links
    Ah, thanks for the info! I've seen other threads reference the strawberrygreen photoetch but never knew what they meant! Just ordered a set for when I start this beast.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 26, 2017, 8:37 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #63

    Yes, I will go for warm white and maybe some red once.
    I realize that I might have ordered way to little. But I will try not to stress this project. Great tip wth the dimple, will do that.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 4:55 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #64

    Does anyone know the size of the fiber optics of an fiber optic lamp? I have seen Aztec Dummy use them for his Star destroyer build on his YouTube channel I'm thinking about using them on mine ..They are only about $6 on Amazon.. I'm cheap😀
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 8:05 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #65

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ID:	776320 Over the holiday I attempted to duplicate what Omnius did with his greeblie work on the upper hull. I didn't get exactly what he's got due to what I had to work with, but I think it came out pretty good and was worth the time and effort. I also decided I needed to do the trench hangar for the other side as well, actually was easier and quicker since I had the other one to go off of. lit pics are too bright to see anything so I left the LED's off, though it does look pretty good when lit, just can't get a clear photo. I had a bit of trouble washing the upper, couldn't get it even, so I did a mist of the Citadel white to clean it up, but I think I'm going to have to get the air brush out to get it right.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 8:45 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #66

    Looks awesome!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 9:11 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #67

    Thanks buddy, how are ya? You working on anything or still concentrating on getting thing back in order?
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    Looks awesome!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 9:15 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #68

    I'm afraid I don't...seen them in the funky gift shops in the past, Spencer's I think they were called. the size might be useful if someone has already done it, though. I wonder about the length of the strands and how many there are to use. I'd imagine they'd have to be at least .50mm to stand up the way they do, but if they're any bigger I don't know that I'd use it, out of scale I'd think.
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    Does anyone know the size of the fiber optics of an fiber optic lamp? I have seen Aztec Dummy use them for his Star destroyer build on his YouTube channel I'm thinking about using them on mine ..They are only about $6 on Amazon.. I'm cheap
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 9:57 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #69

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    Thanks buddy, how are ya? You working on anything or still concentrating on getting thing back in order?
    Just finished a Grievous figure:

    269A5010 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    ....and working on a display base/diorama for a 1/6 Stormtrooper:

    20171125_172102 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    20171126_142258 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 10:37 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #70

    very cool...have to wait till I get home to view...my work has Flickr blocked
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 1:34 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #71

    I just recieved my drills... how the heck did you not break more than one? Thats so tiny!
    (No thats not what she said.)
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 2:11 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #72

    Well she'd better not!! LOL, I dunno brother...I'm gonna reckon it's all in the drilling speed? And dimpling where you intend to drill with a scribe probably helps the bit start and pull itself through. I was using a variable speed Makita with my pin vice stuck on the chuck and that worked, but it got a bit heavy and cumbersome. Then I acquired that Tamiya hobby drill, the TAN one though, not the blue. had nary a problem so far but you're quite right, those dudes are smaller than sewing pins
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    I just recieved my drills... how the heck did you not break more than one? Thats so tiny!
    (No thats not what she said.)
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 3:08 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #73

    The added details look good. I love the Tie hangar
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 3:30 PM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #74

    Thanks Blakeh1, it was sort of a last minute rush job on the tie hangars...but it was Escape's idea. In fact, he was kind enough to post pics of his scratched up parts or I'd still be screwing around with them and likely done them goofy. I think his are gonna look better once he gets them squared away. That's why I started this as an open invitation thread. I like seeing what other guys are doing and hearing their ideas. It makes my builds better for sure, and if someone picks up something from me, well that's cool too.
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    The added details look good. I love the Tie hangar
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    Better than mine I meant to say, but you probably know what I meant
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 7:47 AM - Re: 1/2700 Star Destoyer on the kitchen table #75

    PE set 1.pdfPE set 2.pdf just in case some of you haven't seen what this is.

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