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Title: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: TK Iain on October 22, 2017, 01:48:37 pm
I have the big girl finished up at last and ready to go to the charity auction next month.

I have been told that the starting bid is sitting at 650GBP at this time as folk have already started bidding on her. The video might be a bit "strange" to listen to but I am describing it for the folk in the UK Garrison (just in case you were wondering). The build thread has been almost all over on the UKG forums and when I first started I named the WIP thread "Our Lady of the Empire" and the name stuck.

Anyhoo! On with the show and I hope you like what you see.

(https://i.imgur.com/r6CPYil.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hIugTdU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vlyQTut.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/B3DSYsx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RMb1Z68.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iRCA5N0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dhSi0RF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mtpDLGI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/N4xDwoc.jpg)

And as is my tradition the usual end of build video to show her off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMdOyb8pUfk
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: ImWolf on October 22, 2017, 02:08:07 pm
Awesome job on this build Iain.....   I personally prefer the photos which are lit but still have enough light in the room to display that paint job as well.

I don't imagine you want to work with any FO for a long time to come!!!    ;b
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: AlW on October 22, 2017, 02:35:49 pm
Well done, Iain!  You really outdid yourself with this incredible build.  It sounds like auctioning off this beauty is going to raise a tidy sum for a great charity -- and rightfully so!  Congratulations!
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: Lestatdelc on October 22, 2017, 04:46:33 pm
Very nice looking build. Do you have an photos of the lit docking bay on the underside?
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: Quarky on October 22, 2017, 05:57:39 pm
She's a pure stoater!

 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: starsiegeplayer on October 22, 2017, 06:16:25 pm
Beautiful work!  I love the dedication plaque too :)
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: modelerdave on October 23, 2017, 02:13:09 pm
Gorgeous.

Edit: Where did you get the name plaque made?
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: greg on October 24, 2017, 05:22:17 pm
I'm going to try to light up my Revell Build&Play too, but of course it won't be as nice as your build. Very beautiful. I've built models as gifts before, but something that big would be a bit too difficult for me to part with. This was a labor of love.
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: Mr Atoz on October 25, 2017, 08:37:28 pm
Super job on the grand Star Destroyer!
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: TK Iain on October 26, 2017, 05:54:35 am
Thanks guys.

It really did turn into a trial by patience but I am more than happy with the end result.

Lestatdelc - I will see what pics I have and post them up but the kits away in storage just now, out of harms way 'til next month but I'll see what I can do.

Modelerdave - The plague was made by a fellow member of the UK Garrison just for this build.
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: Madhatter on October 27, 2017, 02:38:02 am
wow! That came out beautifully Iain. It really makes me want to build mine!
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: scottminium on October 29, 2017, 08:59:00 pm
Thoroughly awesome!
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: nkaltso on November 07, 2017, 08:42:28 pm
Great Job Iain

Nick
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: TK Iain on November 12, 2017, 06:45:08 am
She's a pure stoater! 8) 8) 8) 8)

I haven't heard that one in years.

And thanks to everyone for your kind comments. This time next week she'll be the property of a new owner and I'll let you know the final auction price.
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: Tiburon on November 16, 2017, 11:33:43 am
Will you ever build a new one for yourself?
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: TK Iain on November 16, 2017, 02:07:16 pm
I do plan on building my own one day Phil. But not for awhile so it stays in the stash for now. :)
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: madmonk on November 17, 2017, 02:52:18 am
Good luck with the auction Iain, deserves to raise a shed load for the god cause.
💰💰👍🏻
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: TK Iain on November 19, 2017, 03:00:48 pm
Just got home from Birmingham after transporting the model to the UKG charity ball/auction and totally gobsmacked.

She sold for 1400GBP.
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: AlW on November 19, 2017, 04:59:09 pm
Wow, Iain, that's roughly $1850 USD for your charity!  What great news!  You're build was so totally awesome that it's not a surprise it raised such an incredible bid for UKG.  Take a bow, Iain!  Well done.
Al
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: TK Iain on November 21, 2017, 07:51:40 am
Thanks AlW.

Have'nt a clue as to how I could possibly top this years model build. I could easily build another Star Destroyer but it will always be "just another one" at the end of the day. This one was the special one.

I do have a build planned for next year which will be a Star Trek Runabout the "USS Graham Campbell" who was the founder of the UK Garrison until he was killed in a car crash in 2003. The NCC number will be 130500 which equates to 13th May 2000 which is the date of the first ever UK Garrison trooping event. I would dearly love to get one of those 21" Mon Calamari cruiser resin kits that are out there but they are 200+GBP before you add the inevitable shafting from UK customs but never say never on that one.

I forgot to mention I got an achievement award from the garrison to acknowledge the model builds over the past three years and the money they have made for the charity pot.
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on November 21, 2017, 11:19:13 am
I forgot to mention I got an achievement award from the garrison to acknowledge the model builds over the past three years and the money they have made for the charity pot.

Congrats, Iain!

Well done and well deserved recognition!

LLAP!

Steve
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: madmonk on November 21, 2017, 12:16:14 pm
Brilliant news Iain, an outstanding amount and congrats on the achievement award.
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: Madhatter on November 25, 2017, 02:28:41 am
Congratulations on both a fantastic build and the acknowledgement so richly deserved Iain. Am looking forward to your next project!
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: ImWolf on December 08, 2017, 03:13:48 pm
Very well done Iain....   sounds like you can quit the day job now  :b
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: TK Iain on December 11, 2017, 07:38:47 am
Thanks guys.

ImWolf - I wish mate I really do. :)
Title: Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer
Post by: Guns Akimbo on December 11, 2017, 10:05:28 pm
Most excellent job there Iain!