COMPLETELY SCRATCHBUILT Star Destroyer Glory (OMFG!)

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  1. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Okay, I know this has to be moved to the Kitbash forum, but I worked all winter break on this and thought it'd get a few more hits in GD. Besides, I'm hoping I can catch some of the Star Wars fan eyes out there before it gets moved.

    This project started over a year ago as a labor of love. The Star Wars series is riddled with Star Destroyers, some of which aren't always the same basic wedge shape. I wanted to create a signature Star Destroyer, something I could say was my twist on the look of the wedge ship. This is the result - a starship with a cored-out middle section, a "spine" like the Nebulon-B frigates (the Medical Frigate in "Empire Strikes Back") and a boat-like prow (like the Emperor's Star Destroyer in "Dark Empire.")

    The interior of this ship is a Lego frame. The exterior is ALL styrene plastic and spare parts from the parts box. Nothing larger than 1/4th inch pieces came from another model kit.

    The lighting look is accomplished by using reflective tape, a trick I picked up while looking at various Star Trek models websites.

    Behold: The Glory.

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  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    That's quite impressive. How many hours of work would you estimate?
     
  3. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Around 100, I'd figure...has to be more than several days worth of work. I know that the past week, I've been working on painting and gluing on the reflective tape for 4 hour periods at a time.
     
  4. Boo

    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    That is very impressive!
     
  5. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    That's cool, love the lights!:thumb 
     
  6. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Daaaaaaaaamn maaaaaaaaan! Dude agh sheeit whoa wow cow!

    That's frikn awesome!

    WORD!

    That 3rd window from the left in the back is my office window. They used to bring bad wookies and defected droids in there for me to evaluate. Would love to get back on that ship but now they have me working one some turrents in an SD hangar. :( 


    Have you seen the Republic Destroyer ??
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/loebig/LEGO/RSD1.jpg

    Or the Executor?
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/loebig/Star%20Wars/executor.jpg

    Those are awesome too. I splurged on that $300 Lego SD about a year ago
    Pics
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/loebig/Star%20Wars/LSD31.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/loebig/LEGO/lsdcopy.jpg

    I frikn love SD's with a passion. Yours looks right at home in space.
    It looks so sweet. I thought your were just smart, did'nt know you had those crafty skills. Would take me a lifetime to build that.

    Oh yeah, stick this baby in the cool stuff thread.
     
  7. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    Kick ass job there. And the originality gets you bonus points!
     
  8. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Man that is great and I love you originality.
     
  9. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Good work, the design makes it look more of an Old Republic ship rather then the sleek wedges favored by the Empire.

    Somebody really needs to do a good ISD model, the old ERTL one they trot out every so often sucks. Wouldent mind a VSD or Allegiance kit either.
     
  10. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Most impressive!
     
  11. Lord Of Tetris

    Lord Of Tetris Well-Known Member

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    WOW. The workmanship is great enough, but the original design could fit right in with the movies. Hell, that could be good enough to be a miniature used in the old movies!
     
  12. SubotaiBaghatur

    SubotaiBaghatur Borys of Ebe

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    Nice work, that is one impressive looking ship. The array of antenna on the front is a nice stylistic choice.
     
  13. Seth Buzzard

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    That’s cool man, nice work.
     
  14. Optimus Scourge

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    WOW, that's freakin' sweet!!! nice work, Ops! :thumbs2: 
     
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    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    I take my hat off and bow to you Sir Ops!
     
  16. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    I'm spechless. :rock  :rock  :rock  :rock  :rock  :rock 
     
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    getoninja 1# Porno Moderentor

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    That is bloody awsome, great job. :rock 
     
  18. Gort

    Gort Klaatu barada nikto TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is awesome - thanks for sharing!
     
  19. ArmadaJetfire

    ArmadaJetfire <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    Wow thats awesome, but I cant help feeling I've seen that design on the front before. I just cant place my finger on it. Again that friggin rocks!
     
  20. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    very nice, impressive work man.
     

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