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Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

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5 hours ago, Brett M said:

Brilliant work as usual from you. 

 

Guessing the nose was something not present on the studio model and added....for fun?

 

oh, the nose is there alright, but it's supposedly not as high on the studio one as it is on the Zvezda kit. I can live with it quite happily though

 

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On 8/20/2019 at 8:20 PM, The Madhatter said:

Hi guys

 

It's that time of the fortnight again - yup: update time!

 

I've been plugging away at yet more side walls and naturally, there is still a heap more to do yet. I did say this will be a loooooong build (ticked over the one year mark already with so much more to do). I sometimes wonder why I do this to myself but for the rest of the time, I love it

 

I have to remind myself that I still have the other side to do yet as well as the bottom and then the sidewalls. Maybe by 2021 it'll be done..... 

 

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As you can see, I still need to add some details to the hull to tie in the sidewalls but that'll happen soon enough.
Anyway, that's all I have for now but I will be back again once I have done something worth showing
Thanks for looking and if you have any suggestions for details etc, I'm open to them
Cheers
Si

 

wow that is super detailed!  I don't know how you get the motivation to ultra detail kits!!!!

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Thanks mate! I'll be honest, sometimes I ask myself the exact same thing, but I am determined to finish it and to an extent, I do enjoy detailing it. I have almost finished detailing the front roof section and will be starting the rest of the superstructure side walls in the next couple of days. The roof section has taken me a lot longer to do than I thought. World of Warships hasn't helped either..... :whistle:

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Hi again

Last update before a short tools down period. I've not really spent as much time on the bench as I thought I would but did still manage some decent progress

The front end is as busy as I want it now. Just need to start filling out areas around the hull. I won't go to crazy as I want to try keep to the grand scale and immensity of the ship.

At the same time, most of this detail will likely be obscured by the paint.

 

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Well, that's it for now but feel free to share any thoughts you may have

Till next time

Si

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This is fantastic.

 

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This is one of the few areas, if not the only area, that I can recall, where you have projected out from the surface.  Mostly it's been raised detail.  Anyway.  Just an observation.  Is the resin yours?  Or an aftermarket?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Honestly based on the neck, all your details are going to enhance the build and will not be obscured by paint. Brilliant work as always....and microscopic.  

 

Brett

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I really like the Arduino idea. Be sure to leave a way to program the device again once it is inside, just in case you change your mind. Sneak that small USB connector in and you can fix what you find later with lighting.

 

Good luck and keep having fun,

 

Tnarg

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6 hours ago, Tnarg said:

I really like the Arduino idea. Be sure to leave a way to program the device again once it is inside, just in case you change your mind. Sneak that small USB connector in and you can fix what you find later with lighting.

 

Good luck and keep having fun,

 

Tnarg

Thanks for the useful tip! I've yet to buy the start up kit from Arduino but it's on the top of my to-buy list. 

 

On 9/29/2019 at 6:56 AM, Brett M said:

Honestly based on the neck, all your details are going to enhance the build and will not be obscured by paint. Brilliant work as always....and microscopic.  

 

Brett

 

Thanks for the vote in confidence mate. I'm looking forward to the paint stage!

 

On 9/28/2019 at 7:13 PM, dodgem37 said:

This is fantastic.

 

This is one of the few areas, if not the only area, that I can recall, where you have projected out from the surface.  Mostly it's been raised detail.  Anyway.  Just an observation.  Is the resin yours?  Or an aftermarket?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

 

Thanks Mark, there's a few other parts like the scattered around. At the back there are parts going into various  surfaces.  The resin parts are my casts of different kits I use a lot of. Its purely a money saving use for me

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Hi everyone - happy new year! :) Hope we all managed to get some bench time in. I know I didn't 

 

So I have not long gotten back from holidays and decided it was high time I expended some time into this project. To be honest, I spent a lot of time thinking about this build and the things I could add and by the end of it, was busting to start back onto it.

Also, finally, I have settled on the base layout and how it's going to be displayed. It'll look pretty wicked if I get it right. BTW, does anyone know of a way to bend brass tube to an angle of 90 degrees whilst still maintaining the structural integrity of the tube itself, as in, not collapse in on itself?

 

So, I got home and promptly got bored of detailing the main body so I decided to move onto something else for a while. In this instance, I chose the top nose piece to play with. Better than my own one right?

 

Zvezda have created these rather large, blank protrusions from the top surface which just look like blocks. They appear to have no function what so ever. They're just sit there like a zit.

Can't have that, can we now. So, dress it up with some strip shelves, add some various piping and you have something much more interesting. I'll even try to stick in a fiber optic or 2.

 

There's just some more plates to add then I'll look at the undersides of those edges and add some detail to those as there are woefully lacking. Then it'll be back to the main body and finish that off before moving onto the bottom half.

 

Anyway, here's where I currently stand:

 

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And I just couldn't help myself, and took a pic which it joined up - just to remind myself of how big this ship is of course :)

 

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Well, that's all I have for now, but I will be back in a while once the nose is done.

As always, thanks for sticking around and having a look

Si

 

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Awesome to see you back at it. I cant say anything new that I haven't already said, brilliant detailing work! Looking forward to seeing more soon. 

 

Brett

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hi guys
quick update. I've finished with the top side of the nose section for now and won't be adding any more surface detail to it until it's joined to the rear section.
I'll be moving on the the main superstructure sidewalls and finish those off plus the roof sections and then add the last of the surface detail to the right side.

Sorry for worktop pictures, but I couldn't be bothered getting out the photo tent tonight - too much effort

 

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It's current rest place:

 

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Well, that's it for now but as always, thanks for stopping in and having a look
Till next time
Si

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