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Update 15 Mar: Annigrand Star Destroyer 1/2256 WIP

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Update 15 Mar: Annigrand Star Destroyer 1/2256 WIP
Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, January 11, 2019 4:22 PM

Good afternoon guys and gals,

  I hesitate starting this thread now because I know the winter will delay my build since I build mostly in my garage. I've been slowly working on this beast of a project since August. Most of that time was dedicated to getting the large pieces straight. Two years in my garage left them pretty warped. Now I am in the process of drilling holes and fitting the fiberoptics, talk about a tangled mess. I will get some pics up as soon as I get back into my imagur account. Should be this weekend. It won't look like much but it has been a couple of months work.

-StephenCowboy

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 11, 2019 4:47 PM

I'm looking forward to your build. Online build articles show a very impressive kit- you've got some b*lls, man.

As a longtime ship modeler, I would suggest that you design and build a good solid temporary work base, one that can be switched out for a finished one later.

When I build say a 1/350 aircraft carrier, I'll mount her on pedestals on a piece of 1x10 shelf board longer than the ship. I like to put a upturn piece of same on one end, it allows me to lay the thing on it's side and still have a sturdy support for working on it.

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, January 11, 2019 5:51 PM
Sounds cool if you need any help with leds or working with fiber optics I'm happy to help.

Clint

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, January 11, 2019 6:11 PM

Stephen,

That will be an incredible build once it's done! I'm looking forward to the seeing pictures.

 Bruce

 

 

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, January 11, 2019 9:18 PM

GMorrison,

    Thanks for the advice, I will have to do something like that once I get to that stage. Not my first time playing in resin, but the other ships hulls were one solid piece. This one comes in six parts, three top and three bottom, that you join together and the warping is not helping. We will see how it goes together.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by NucMedTech on Friday, January 11, 2019 9:24 PM

Rambo, thanks i may pick your brain a little. This will be my third lighting effort and with each one i try to do something to improve. I guess we all do that tho.

Hogfants, thanks for looking in. I approach this one with a little trepidation.

Here is the bottom hull

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I strengthened it by epoxy flat steel bars on the inside.

The superstructure just cobbled together to get an idea of how it looks.

Stephen

 

 

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:24 PM
That's bigger than I thought it was going to be is from the same guy who makes the super star destroyer?

Clint

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:27 PM

Wow, that's going to be friggin' epic!!!

 

Looking forward to more!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:51 PM

Rambo, this thing is 27.5 inches long and 18.5 inches at the widest. This is a  recast from the annigrand kit, I am not sure who makes the SSD.

hey Gamera, hope I will be able to do a decent job on it.

Stephen

 

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, January 13, 2019 6:57 AM

See !

The original design was probably a take - off of a door stop !I have seen so many Star Wars and othe Sci-Fi ships that had roots in common things till the imagineer decided to take a chance .I definitely wouldn't have room for this .My Enterprise Carrier ( when I get her ) is going to test the theory that you can put a large ship in a tight space !

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:04 AM

Looking forward to it.

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, January 28, 2019 8:35 PM

Got some work on the bridge done.Some progress is better than none.

Now I have to fill seems and make sure it looks good before priming.

Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:40 PM
Looking good. It's funny how just a few fiber optic lines are a real pita to wrestle into place. About how many you have in just the bridge?

Clint

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Posted by NucMedTech on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:37 AM

I have about 100 strands going through there. These were all drilled with a .5mm bit in a pin vise. I have since bought a miniature electric drill which should really speed things up.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:28 AM

Oh wow, even more epic than I thought! She'll look beautiful all lighted up! Heart

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Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, March 17, 2019 9:02 AM

Well not much work done. I've been drilling holes and filling them with fiber. I think I may have gone overboard. I figure if it is to much then I can just paint over some. Better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them. So this is the super structure lighting:

And a little work on the sensor domes.

Next will be putting the upper hull plates together and attaching the super structure.

Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:39 PM

Censored that's a lot of fiber optic cables!!!

 

She's gonna be awesome!!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, March 17, 2019 6:53 PM

Gamera

Censored that's a lot of fiber optic cables!!!

 

She's gonna be awesome!!!!

 

Ditto

That is a TON

Clint

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Posted by NucMedTech on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:31 PM

Thanks guys. I hope I am not going overboard.Huh?

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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