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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #195 on: September 09, 2020, 06:08:29 am »
WHAAAAT?  :o :o

OK, consider me boggled, totally.

But how do you make those little geeblie things in the first place?

Especially the tiny round ones with bumps on, looking a bit like a COVID-19 virus..................Ooooer.......... :(
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #196 on: September 09, 2020, 07:00:41 am »
Its not as hard as it might look. Start with say a tube, cut a bit off, and add some slivers of strip to the side and you have an exhaust vent. At this scale, you don't have to be to precise but have enough detail that it looks functional. Same goes with those other bit. Lay down one piece of strip, then add another on top and so on until you have the shape you want. I'm using pics from various sources as a rough guide to what they should look like.I even use my Bandai DS bases as a guide to help get the shapes.  :thumbsup: What ever works I guess  ;D

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #197 on: September 09, 2020, 07:39:12 am »
More power to you then.

They look wonderful, but once on the model they're MAGNIFICENT!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #198 on: September 10, 2020, 12:37:25 am »
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #199 on: September 10, 2020, 02:59:52 am »
Yep, I can see how that works;

I need a break from all this micro-fiddly detail work on the star destroyer .... Think I'll do this micro-fiddly detail work on the base! :o :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: ;D
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #200 on: September 10, 2020, 01:32:43 pm »
Yep, I can see how that works;

I need a break from all this micro-fiddly detail work on the star destroyer .... Think I'll do this micro-fiddly detail work on the base! :o :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: ;D

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #201 on: September 21, 2020, 11:19:12 pm »
so, my tube bending springs arrived today, so filled with hope, I tried bending some tube. Kinked
OK, no worries, filled it with sand and tried again: kinked
Alright then, filled it with sand, heated it then tried again: kinked
last do, filled with sand, heated it and tried the tube bender: Kinked
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #202 on: September 22, 2020, 03:48:29 am »
That sucks! :(

Wish I had a solution for you ... Do you have a local plumber? Preferably an "old school" guy, who did his apprenticeship bending copper pipe? :unsure:
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #203 on: September 22, 2020, 03:59:13 am »
Bugger.
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #204 on: September 27, 2020, 06:52:32 am »
Well, the new sheets arrived on Friday and I am now half way through making the master base piece. I should be able to update this soon
If anyone has any ideas on how to side mount this, I am very open to suggestions  :thumbsup:

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #205 on: September 28, 2020, 04:44:57 am »
Hi everyone

Well, my replacement grid sheets finally arrived last week and I have now finished my master which I will make a cast of tomorrow and hopefully, will be able to produce enough copies to cover a large area.

Started off with this:







Ended up with this:











Yeah its not perfect but I'm still happy with it

Will post the results of the casting even if it fails

Thanks for looking

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #206 on: September 28, 2020, 04:51:40 am »
...If anyone has any ideas on how to side mount this, I am very open to suggestions  :thumbsup:

Continue as planned but use metal rod instead of tube.  You should be able to bend that OK.
Instead of running wiring for the lights through tubes use the rods as conductors.  You'll only be using low voltage so you shouldn't electrocute anyone.
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #207 on: September 28, 2020, 05:14:55 am »




My eyes go all blurred looking at that! Quite what it's like seeing it in 3D boggles the mind!  :o :o
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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #208 on: September 28, 2020, 05:34:29 am »
So. How are your shares in Evergreen going ?

Continuing on down the terrificness path :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project
« Reply #209 on: September 28, 2020, 06:55:37 am »

My eyes go all blurred looking at that! Quite what it's like seeing it in 3D boggles the mind!  :o :o

My eyes went blurry a few months ago or more, but I do know what you mean. Amazing work  :thumbsup:

Just wonder if it could be 3D printed ?


Instead of running wiring for the lights through tubes use the rods as conductors.  You'll only be using low voltage so you shouldn't electrocute anyone.

I do find the use of shouldn't slightly unnerving in this context  :angel: ;)
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