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The Madhatter

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    I'm into Sci-fi, Russian (and to a lesser extent US) military equipment, and the occasional train subjects.

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  1. The Madhatter

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Hey guys Thought I would show you where I am up to on this before I go on a well deserved holiday for a few weeks. I've only really just started but it's not a race. I probably won't take any more pics now until the bridge is finished Hopefully the cutting board will help some of you convey a sense of scale as well The first set of pics are the walls for the bays underneath which are present on the filming models. I thought that was a cool feature so I did the same, except I opened up another one that wasn't there. All for my own personal tastes Well, that's me done, but if you have any questions or comments or critique, I am always open to it As always, thanks for looking in Si
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    ICM Model T Ambulance

    that's pretty cool actually - it's certainly not a subject you see much of
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    1/48 KC-130J Harvest Hawk Done

    Another awesome build off your bench Danny. Very nicely done
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    Some civvies in 1/72

    Love that Learfan - that is one schmick looking machine! Fantastic paint work - especially on an A-Model none the less (my experience with them hasn't "been the best" - but that's what all unskilled modellers say ) Fantastic work on all of them though!
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    hi all Work continues with the completion of the roof. I'll have the big X thingy standing up I think. I need to start detailing that part and then add it to the roof. The shield generators have been added since these pictures but I need to fix up a few things before I can show you. That's it for now. Thanks for looking Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Time for an update I've started the bridge and have pretty much finished the face. I may yet go back and add a couple more bits on for good measure. I have most of the holes drilled ready for fibers to go in. I've also made a start on the roof section. It's a little bland for my taste so I've started adding details there to. Again, all made up stuff - no references. It just makes it look more interesting The back end is also now painted and ready to go on. I still have to install the lights but that won't take long. I'll take some lit shots when it's all done Well, that's it for now. I'll update again once I've done something worth showing with the bridge Thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    You're quite right and I am quite fastidious about not going with what's in the box (some exceptions excluded) I've been asked a couple of times on another forum if I could take some shots with something recognisable for scale, so I just took a couple of pictures with a Tamiya Glue Bottle in front. It's not a small ship like usual - this one's definitely bigger than the Yunagi!! I can lay 2 of them, 1 over each side of that back end alone As you can see, it's got some paint on it and it looks much more tied together now. I think I got the colour right too! Anyways, I've started on the bridge and I shall have pics of that hopefully this weekend I hope the pictures give you a better sense of scale.? Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    None of it is on the filming model, its all made up. I don't necessarily want the exact same one as on screen and as its scifi I can go a little more sideways.
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Well, I've done all the detailing that I'm going to do to the back end. I'll be base painting it all black etc shortly and then onto getting the lighting sorted out. I'm not sure which colours I should go for. Ice blue or white for the main thrusters? Warm white for the smaller ones as well. Next update should be the final pics of the back end Thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks for the interest guys. Don, I'm using jeweller's pliers to bend the brass rod. I reappropriated them from the wife years ago and they've been an invaluable tool ever since
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Update #2 - almost done with the back end So, most of the piping has been added and I am happy with how it's coming along. I am still going to add a few more closer to the central leading edge just to busy that up a little more but it won't be a lot. I drilled out the ends of the engines ready for the lighting to go in. I won't add that until after painting. I won't talk much and let the pictures tell you what I've done Well, that's all I have for now. The next update should hopefully be the finished back end Till next time, thanks for looking Si
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    AH-64 "peten" Matrix IAF.

    that gun looks amazing! I didn't know there was a 35th scale AH-64 until now. Will be watching with great interest
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    MH 60 Academy SeaHawk. 1/35 scale.

    I am always in awe of your updates Oliver - always so much to take in How do you form your plastic so perfectly?
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    DesTROYer's 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

    Nice work Troy - you build quite quickly! I've considered buying this kit numerous times but I just don't have enough energy to give it the attention it would require I shall enjoy watching you build one instead and hope to see it at next years Expo Si
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    wow - I've never ever seen one of these planes before. Its a great change of subject from the usual 32nd planes you see around! Nice paint job to Well done