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Old 08-09-2018, 04:02 AM
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Default Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

LOL - I could almost hear the collective groan throughout the forum as I was posting this thread: "FFS! Another Star Destroyer?!" - but I don't care - I'm going to bore you with my build anyways


Hi everyone

I thought it time to bite the bullet and start on the "smaller" of the 2 Star Destroyers I have in my stash (well really, the Bandai mini SD's are the smallest I have but they are not ones I am going to detail). The biggest one is the Korbanth Super Star Destroyer which as most you know measures out to be about a meter or so long. The mini Bandai ones are to go with the SSD. I will build that monster one day but I want to tackle the one that requires the least amount of health prevention work first. I've cleared some room on my display shelf for both ships


This kit obviously doesn't any introductions so we'll keep moving on


I bought this kit ages ago but just haven't had the mojo to put in the effort it deserves.
I'll be adding the inevitable details and of course lighting (which goes without saying really). To go with this kit, I've got the Falcon 3D printed hangar bay, rubbish chute, shield generators and engine bells - all of which are beautifully made and smooth as a babies behind. I might even go to Shapeways and order a set of gun turrets too.


As always, your feedback will be welcomed throughout the build - good or bad. If something looks wrong, say something in time so I can fix it


So, Update #1 - playing with the ass end (don't be rude! )

So this is what Zvezda give you in terms of detail OOB



Nothing wrong with that at all. Once those bells go on, you don't see much unless you're looking anyway.

I removed the molded on pipes in the middle here because they don't even meet up to the parts at the end. They seem pointless and half done, which on a ship this size is noticeable



Now here's what I've added to the surfaces (bear in mind I have only just started and there is a LOT more to do yet! I am just winging these details BTW)

If you need to ask, the cream bits are all cast resin pieces of bits I use a lot of. Very handy and inexpensive













As you can see in those last 2 pics, I've gone outside what is on the filming model and added those inserts to make things a little more interesting. I'll be adding some pipes going in and out of there later

Anyways, I'll update again once I've finished the other sides which will be a while away as I only build 3 nights a week

Thanks for stopping in and having a look

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LOL - I could almost hear the collective groan throughout the forum as I was posting this thread: "FFS! Another Star Destroyer?!" - but I don't care - I'm going to bore you with my build anyways
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That wasn't a "collective groan"-- it was my hot air popcorn popper firing up.

An in-depth Zvezda SD build, on ResIlluminati?

Fire away, and don't skimp on the pics.



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Old 08-10-2018, 06:26 PM
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That wasn't a "collective groan"-- it was my hot air popcorn popper firing up.

An in-depth Zvezda SD build, on ResIlluminati?

Fire away, and don't skimp on the pics.



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LOL -I was just being stupid with the groan statement. But don't worry , I won't skimp on pictures
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Ugh! Gasp. Moan and groan!! Not another awesome build from the Madhatter, is it? Again?!



Well, if you feel you must... What you have so far already looks stellar, so I would say keep it up.

I salute you, sir!!
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pfft -
Don't hate me coz I'm beautiful


How you been Thom? Haven't seen much from you lately - you on a break?
Mind you, I haven't been into the Military section for a while so you might have something going on in there?
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No break, just starting a few projects, putting them on hold and starting others. Normal modeling routine!

Haven't touched a sci fi project in a while. Mostly WWII piston. I have a dual Seafire build in Military (which is on hold at the moment) and a P-47 Dottie Mae in the Britmodeller group build area.

Just sanding and sanding and sanding!
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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.

I won't talk much and let the pictures tell you what I've done















































Well, that's all I have for now. The next update should hopefully be the finished back end



Till next time, thanks for looking

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My God, that is gorgeous work! I'm a sucker for brass and that plumbing is pure artwork. Can you describe how you are bending the tubing (or rod) into such beautiful arcs?
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yeah for sure - I just use rounded pliers that I stole/re-appropriated from the wife after she went through a making jewellery phase many years ago
They've been super useful so far and it's unlikely she'll ever get them back
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There's "super-detailing," "hyper-detailing," and then there's "Madhatter-level-detailing."
Just fantastic work, well done.


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LOL - thanks bud. I'm pretty happy with it myself so far
Not far off finishing the back end and then it'll be onto the bridge!
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Well, that bridge better watch out for a massive make-over, to judge by that back end!
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Well, I've done all the detailing that I'm going to do to the back end. I'll be base painting it all black etc shortly and then onto getting the lighting sorted out. I'm not sure which colours I should go for. Ice blue or white for the main thrusters? Warm white for the smaller ones as well.











































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Ice-blue for the main engines.
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I agree and thats just what I've gone for. White ones for rhe smaller ones
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