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Re: What's on your workbench?

PostPosted:Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:11 am
by Kiwi HW
Looking awesome Cloneone.
I remember being impressed by a Battlestar Galactica build a few years ago on YouTube, looking it up the guy has since added more content, while not being Star Wars I found the build up of the detail interesting and maybe helpful with your project.

https://youtu.be/hFsZ_3BJn2E

Re: What's on your workbench?

PostPosted:Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:59 am
by cloneone44
Looking awesome Cloneone.
I remember being impressed by a Battlestar Galactica build a few years ago on YouTube, looking it up the guy has since added more content, while not being Star Wars I found the build up of the detail interesting and maybe helpful with your project.
Thanks Kiwi HM. Thanks too for the link. Another thing to add to my 'things to make' retirement list. The opening Battlestar theme still gives me the chills, and there's no Battlestar like the original Galactica!! I still have an original Colonial Mk1 Viper model yet to be made. 40 years in the making! Loved the tiny Millennium Falcon in the hanger bay. I've always been a fan of the Viper and Galactica ships.

My Star Destroyer will certainly not be that detailed. I'm building from scratch from whats in my shed. No purchasing of model kits. No 3D printer. But I'm pleased with how its going. OMG, the detailing is driving me mental though. Funnily, I start detailing on the Starboard (right) side which in New Hope, had no detailing as it was never seen. Lol

Anyway, the model has stalled awaiting more putty and glue supplies from a Level-2 model shop. When you're surprised with an extended lockdown, those supplies are always the last thing you think of. Toilet Paper #1. Haha.

So while I wait, lets start on another project, because I have the wood, greeblies, etc and because I can....

Re: What's on your workbench?

PostPosted:Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:14 am
by cloneone44
With Auckland's lockdown extended, and being out of glue to continue my Star Destroyer, what better thing to make than a Moisture Vaporator! Well, living in Auckland, Watercare is struggling to keep the dams full, so my own personal moisture spire might come in handy this summer.

It stands about 65% of the height of Luke's on Tatooine. Will be broken down into 4 units so it can easily be dismantled and moved or displayed elsewhere. I'm planning on a few LEDS on a control panel. Still a lot to be done; skinning the ribbed sections, more greeblies and pipes, before painting and weathering. At least I have a Pit Droid to help with the lower sections.

It's certainly been keeping my neighbourhood guessing the past week to what it is.

Re: What's on your workbench?

PostPosted:Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:06 am
by Kiwi HW
Thats an awesome build, that's the sort of content that would be cool at an SWNZ museum (yet to be constructed hint hint Matt rally the crew)

Ive done minimal on my HW customs as gathering materials needed, living on a tight budget I found a cheap airbrush on ebay that's just arrived, will be testing it out today before continuing mining guild tie.
The tiny decals are gonna be challenging.

Re: What's on your workbench?

PostPosted:Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:41 am
by cloneone44
Thats an awesome build, that's the sort of content that would be cool at an SWNZ museum (yet to be constructed hint hint Matt rally the crew)
LOL....Give me 6 years!! The plan is to leave Auckland, build a house with a ranch style shed attached to display the collection in a Star Wars themed area. And open it up once day a month. Thats the plan.

Got the idea of the Vaporator while watching a few Youtubers visiting the remains of the Star Wars set in Tunisia and saw the Spires. Hopefully the Tunisian Govt can restore the sets before they're beyond repair. So I've discovered recently, "A good set breaks and falls over the minute the director says Thats a wrap!"

Your Guild Tie is looking fantastic. What a great addition to a collection. Maybe practice with your new airbrush and paint a Tie in the artwork of Sabine Wren as in Rebels.

Re: What's on your workbench?

PostPosted:Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:34 pm
by MattG
Your vaporator is looking very cool Clone. That's actually a build I've toyed with a couple of times, but never got beyond collecting up reference pics. Looking forward to seeing it all skinned and dressed.