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  1. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks guys. I'm enjoying myself with this one lol, yeah, It'll be taking on the Yamato in the next cross genre movie. I just like them for detail - makes the surface look so much more interesting don't you think?
  2. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks guys The detail is all just winging it. Im just adding what I think looks good really.
  3. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Hey guys Thought I would show you where I am up to on this before I go on a well deserved holiday for a few weeks. I've only really just started but it's not a race. I probably won't take any more pics now until the bridge is finished Hopefully the cutting board will help some of you convey a sense of scale as well The first set of pics are the walls for the bays underneath which are present on the filming models. I thought that was a cool feature so I did the same, except I opened up another one that wasn't there. All for my own personal tastes Well, that's me done, but if you have any questions or comments or critique, I am always open to it As always, thanks for looking in Si
  4. Madhatter Mk2

    Y-wing fighter

    whoa! That's awesome on multiple different levels. None less than the fact you have a wife who will model with you - that's awesome!! I am so envious Great paint job too I must say! The wash is just right Well done
  5. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks Duncan! I made a start on the bottom half of the bridge last night and opened up 3 ports that I have run some pipes out of. Not exactly movie accurate but equally as interesting I think Pics soon enough Si
  6. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    hi all Work continues with the completion of the roof. I'll have the big X thingy standing up I think. I need to start detailing that part and then add it to the roof. The shield generators have been added since these pictures but I need to fix up a few things before I can show you. That's it for now. Thanks for looking Si
  7. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Time for an update I've started the bridge and have pretty much finished the face. I may yet go back and add a couple more bits on for good measure. I have most of the holes drilled ready for fibers to go in. I've also made a start on the roof section. It's a little bland for my taste so I've started adding details there to. Again, all made up stuff - no references. It just makes it look more interesting The back end is also now painted and ready to go on. I still have to install the lights but that won't take long. I'll take some lit shots when it's all done Well, that's it for now. I'll update again once I've done something worth showing with the bridge Thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
  8. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    That's exactly what I've gone for - Ice Blue for the main 3 thrusters and standard White for the 4 smaller ones I've been asked a couple of times on another forum if I could take some shots with something recognisable for scale, so I just took a couple of pictures with a Tamiya Glue Bottle in front. It's not a small ship like usual - this one's definitely bigger than the Yunagi!! I can lay 2 of them, 1 over each side of that back end alone As you can see, it's got some paint on it and it looks much more tied together now. I think I got the colour right too! Anyways, I've started on the bridge and I shall have pics of that hopefully this weekend I hope the pictures give you a better sense of scale.? Si
  9. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    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. Next update should be the final pics of the back end Thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
  10. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    yeah - OOB s still nicely detailed but it also lack in a lot of areas. Nothing that a bit of strip styrene won't cure
  11. Madhatter Mk2

    SBY 2202 1/1000 Andromeda

    thanks guys. This didn't earn anything at Expo this year but that's OK. I like it I am half way through the big ship from set #3 but that's now in limbo for a while. It was to go with the base and still will once I find some time to get it finished
  12. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Its all ad lib I'm afraid - no references. Im not always sure that's good thing but it works for me 😁
  13. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    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 Si
  14. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Oh I will keep on posting - I was being silly and melodramatic with the lonely statement.
  15. Madhatter Mk2

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    You should buy it if you like SD's- -- its a very nice kit and heads and tails above previous offerings in styrene I have to say, it's a bit light on in foot traffic here. where is everyone? I'll keep posting for now but wow it feels lonely down here. Update #1 - playing with the back end 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 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) The white bits are all cast resin pieces of bits I use a lot of As you can see in those last 2 pics, I've gone outside what is on the filming model and added an insert to make things a little more interesting. I'll be adding some pipes going in 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 Si
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