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Author Topic: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project  (Read 4424 times)

Offline Madhatter

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #60 on: December 04, 2018, 03:35:52 am »
Thanks Steve :) You're very kind. I'm getting there - got most of the lighting installed in the Bridge and started installing it into the neck. I'll take some pics later but will post them when it's all done. BTW, what does *SMH* mean? I'm not as up to date with my acronyms as I thought...  ::)

Offline modelerdave

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #61 on: December 04, 2018, 07:49:47 am »
"SMH" = "shakes my head." I have to look this stuff up too! lol

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #62 on: December 08, 2018, 05:37:18 am »
Ah thanks for that Dave. It's a lot cleaner than I had in my head I'll be honest :)

I did a lighting test tonight of the bridge and I am happy with how it turned out. I made a number of mistakes on the internals and had numerous electrical issues but I got there in the end.









I've also been cutting away at the body to accommodate the fibers. I've actually finished the whole top but just haven't taken any pics yet because it's not daylight



Anyway, I just wanted to share the results of the lighting. I'm really happy with how it came out.

Till next time

Si

Offline jwood314

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2018, 09:15:43 am »
LOVE IT! ;D

Offline modelerdave

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2018, 10:20:09 am »
That bridge looks fantastic. I love the red lights peppered around.

Offline Guns Akimbo

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #65 on: December 09, 2018, 10:14:03 pm »


Did you have as much fun doing that as I did?  ;D

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2018, 11:41:03 pm »
yeah..nah - it wasn't fun at all. Glad its all over and one with  is all I can say.

Offline ImWolf

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #67 on: December 26, 2018, 03:25:15 pm »
Very sweet bridge!!
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #68 on: December 30, 2018, 10:02:13 pm »
2 days back and I have already pretty much finished the bridge and neck section. I'll run a light grey wash over it once everything has dried and sealed proper. There are still a couple of sections I need to hand brush to bring up to spec.


I'll take some lit shots once I have connected the remaining fiber optics.






























That's it for now. I have to finish painting the big antenna in the middle as well as replace all the broken projections on the shield generators but I'll do that once the bridge is attached to the body

As always, thanks for looking

Si

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #69 on: December 31, 2018, 08:13:31 am »
That is incredible.  Great job.

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Offline Guns Akimbo

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #70 on: January 01, 2019, 10:47:37 pm »
Amazing work!

Oh and Happy New Year!

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2019, 02:38:46 am »
That looks awesome. The added details make a hell of a difference when sprayed up.

Offline Madhatter

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #72 on: January 02, 2019, 06:00:06 am »
Thanks very much guys - and a happy new year to you as well  :)
I made a start on the top roof and side walls last night and am progressing as usual
I finally took delivery of my LED strips which arrived 2 days after I left for holidays etc. and I will be using your method of lighting the hangar bay Guns - thanks so much for that incredibly useful idea  ;D
Cheers again guys
Si

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #73 on: January 02, 2019, 12:22:19 pm »
Si,

This is some EXCELLENT work! (Happy New Year, BTW!)

I am always amazed at how clean and precise your builds are! This is the standard for which I strive!

Keep going!

Steve
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