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Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

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thanks mate :) Yeah, every couple of months is about when I get splurges of inspiration to keep on with it. I feel like I've burnt myself out with this one but then I remember how much time this has sucked from me (damn my incessant obsession to micro detail every little thing).

I will finish it though. I know I keep saying that, but you guys have spent a longtime looking at this and I'm sure some of you also just want me to stop making excuses and finish the bloody thing already. I am aware of that as I am one of you and I get the irks when someone start something cool then it just never gets finished. I think I over complicate things for myself sometimes too. That'll be my wife-diagnosed "High-functioning" ASD,  Yup.....

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Its been a while since I last updated this and a fair amount has happened. Still waiting on my fiber optic cable which I think will never get to me, so I will have to order from somewhere else

In the mean time, I have been working on the base and also the hull. I have finished penciling in the panel lines using a 0.3 mechanical pencil and a cut up credit card




















And as for the base, I have been playing around with some make shift buildings, trying to work out where everything will go





Well, that's it for now but will be back once I have done the top superstructure and associated panels etc

As always, thanks for looking in


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OK, well, I have finished putting in all the panel lines and I am really happy with how they came out. It was a fair amount of work but IMO, worth every minute. I reckon it took a total of about 4- 5 hours to do the whole ship - which given how long its taken me to get this far could be considered mind blowingly fast :) 









then you put it all together and you get this:










And finally, the obligatory bridge shot:



Well, that's it for now. I'll continue working on the base until I get some more fiber. I still need to add a clear coat to the ship and then I'll do a small wash in places to bring out more detail but other than that, yeah, the painting side is pretty much done. Open to any suggestions on how to make it better


As always, thanks for continuing to stop in and have a look




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I have finished building the machinery stuff for the hole section on the right side of the base. It's made up of 2 layers which will be sufficient to give a scale of depth. You won't see much if it but I will be adding some lights under the first floor to make it more visible and for some interest (gotta have more to look at than just the ship right?)

This is now all ready for paint which I will do tomorrow night.

Ground floor:


First floor:




And with the top plate on:



Simple but effective I think. I'll take some more shots once it's all painted etc
As always, thanks for stopping by

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continuing on with the base, the insert is painted and lit:




I have sprayed black underneath since taking that shot to add light blocking. It looks pretty good to me

The walls have also been started. You won't see much once the middle layer is added but there is enough to make it interesting:

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Well, that's it for now but I'll update this again once the bottom layer has been finished. I think I'll need to black base the bottom first before I start on the top layer as it'll be impossible to get in there once the middle deck has been added. The top plate is almost ready for paint too. I still need to add frame work to it which I'll do once the bottom part is done.

As always, thanks for stopping in and having a look



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The bottom layer is now pretty much ready for painting. I just need to add some PE ladders to the frame work and it'll be done. Then to make the top layer which will be pretty much the same as whats on the bottom. I'll add in some lighting too to both layers  - just for added interest :)









The next update should see some paint on it! Getting closer to the end - sort of

As always, thanks for stopping in and having a look :)



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I don't spend as much as you think - I had quite a lot left over from a project long ago that I never fund a use for until now. Yes, I do have a pipe bender but its too large for this kind of small work. Instead,  I use a set of jeweler's pliers which I liberated from the wife many years ago :) Invaluable tool for bending brass

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