Zvezda Star Destroyer

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Madhatter
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September 25th, 2019, 10:55 am

LOL, thanks Tom. Hopefully the next update will be interesting too
Madhatter
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September 28th, 2019, 4:45 am

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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Lumin0us
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October 1st, 2019, 4:08 am

Wow!!! What a feast for the eyes! This is amazing! Thanks for sharing! :o
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MSgtUSAFRet
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October 27th, 2019, 10:29 pm

Thoughts?! What thoughts do you think I have to share?! This is stunning work and I am too stunned, STUNNED, to say anything!

Keep at it, Si! Take a break, sure, but COME BACK! :D

Thanks, as always, for sharing!

Steve
Admirals don't fly; do they...where's the fun in that?!
Ragnar
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October 29th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Fantastic job, the details are awesome, did you make the resin parts your self And if so did you make the moulds too?
I absolutely love your work and you’ve given me inspiration for my star destroyer, thanks for sharing your amazing work.👌👍👌
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705CO
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October 31st, 2019, 2:50 am

same comment as always. Wow. The level of greebliegoodness is simply off the charts.
"When I left you I was but a learner; now I am the master."
Madhatter
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October 31st, 2019, 7:15 am

Thanks guys! I'm sorry I don't have a photo update. In fact, the only update I have for you is that I don't have an update. It's sitting next to me in my office and even though I keep looking at it, despite all the while knowing deep down that I really want to get on and use some ideas I want to try on it, I am still sticking to my short break from it and am currently concentrating on a Revell 1/584 Scharnhorst for my friend as a birthday present.
Dedication boys.... :roll: :lol:

Ragnar wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Fantastic job, the details are awesome, did you make the resin parts your self And if so did you make the moulds too?
I absolutely love your work and you’ve given me inspiration for my star destroyer, thanks for sharing your amazing work.👌👍👌
Hey thanks very much Ragnar - welcome to the forums BTW!
Yep, I did make my own molds for those parts. It's not hard to do really. In a personal first, I'm going to try and make my own mini model kit of the hangars for sidewalls. I'm confident it'll work but it sounds more complicated than it is. All I'll be doing really will be making the walls, molding them and then casting them. It's not the making molds that gets me - its the casting. I use the tried and true method of injecting the resin into the molds with a syringe and get a very mixed result each time. I keep watching you tube videos to see where I'm going wrong but I am doing what they do. I think it's just because the parts are so bloody small too
Madhatter
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January 7th, 2020, 11:37 am

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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madmonk
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January 8th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Great work as always MH.

To bend tube without it collapsing you will need an bending vice and bending spring. The spring goes inside the tube to stop it deforming. Not cheap bits of kit for a one off use so might be worth seeking out a metal working firm locally that might be able to do it for you.

Cheers,

Warren
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Spencer
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January 8th, 2020, 3:41 pm

K&S makes spring benders that aren't terribly expensive. Although I don't know what size of tubing you're working with.

https://www.amazon.com/TUBING-BENDR3-MA ... B000BQMMDQ
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