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Author Topic: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project  (Read 1624 times)

Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2018, 07:16:03 am »
Si, as always, your models are astonishing in their complexity and detail!

How did you attach the rods to the bell housings of the engines? Our are they simply placed there and the glue is on the hull?

Nice job and I still love your photography skills.

Keep going!

Steve


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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2018, 04:18:51 am »
Great fun seeing how people add more greeble to their models this way. :)

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2018, 05:20:31 am »
thanks guys - sorry for the late reply
Steve, the brass rods are just filed flat and glued against the surfaces with a tiny drop of CA.
I've made a start on the other side and it mirrors (mostly) the other.
I ended up replacing the center pipes (you know - the 4 each side ones?) with brass rod and it looks so much better. I'll shoot some snaps hopefully soon once I've done more worth showing  ;D

Si

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2018, 05:55:42 am »
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.

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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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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2018, 06:24:49 am »
Holy crap!

That looks better than freakin' awesome. The end result will be some thing to see for sure.
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2018, 08:05:23 am »
thanks Iain :) It won't look as busy once the paint goes on though I think

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2018, 08:06:39 am »
Fantastic! Have you seen this Star Destroyer build? http://starshipmodeler.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=123058

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2018, 08:09:45 am »
So where do you get your brass rods?
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2018, 02:05:07 am »
Thanks Dave

Yes, I have seen Dirk's build on SSM and have commented on it a few times. It's a fantastic build and nicely detailed.
As for the brass rods, I buy packs of the K & S brass of various sizes which have anywhere from 3-5 rods in it. It's all formed using jeweller's pliers which I re-appropriated from the wife many years ago. It's been an invaluable tool ever since! :)

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2018, 04:57:27 am »
Nice photos btw! :)

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2018, 07:32:17 am »
Thanks Dave

Yes, I have seen Dirk's build on SSM and have commented on it a few times. It's a fantastic build and nicely detailed.
As for the brass rods, I buy packs of the K & S brass of various sizes which have anywhere from 3-5 rods in it. It's all formed using jeweller's pliers which I re-appropriated from the wife many years ago. It's been an invaluable tool ever since! :)

Excellent. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2018, 01:58:42 pm »
This looks like very painstaking work.....  But damn sharp!

What planet did you come from? :b

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2018, 03:50:47 am »
How to paint all the intricate pipes? Handpaint them with a brush to hide the brass and then airbrush it all with the same color?

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2018, 07:36:58 am »
Keep at it, Si!

This is looking great!

Steve
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2018, 09:22:47 pm »
This looks like very painstaking work.....  But damn sharp!

What planet did you come from? :b

Wolf

LOL - Middle Earth  ;D
Yeah it is a test of patience but I love it

How to paint all the intricate pipes? Handpaint them with a brush to hide the brass and then airbrush it all with the same color?

Yes, I have asked my self the same questions more than once, but I'll figure it all out later  ;)

Keep at it, Si!

This is looking great!

Steve

Thanks Steve - I still have a long way to go yet

Si

 




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