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Old 27-03-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Randy Cooper 38" Star Destroyer - Finished!

Enjoy.

I do.

As resin has the tendency to sag over the years, I thought it best to support her weight more on the aft third (well, ok, aft half) - rather than on her full length. That'd just be asking for trouble...





















Build up/overview here: Randy Cooper Star Destroyer - The Ultimate Speedbuild™

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Old 27-03-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Absolutely stunning model. Great base too, doesn't distract from the beauty of that Star Destroyer. Really wish I could do one now.
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Old 27-03-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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Great Job And DAMN! That thing is big!
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Old 27-03-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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what can i say boss, other than that is a truly brilliant piece of work. i have been following the build up picks and you certainly didn't hang around. your work with the airbrush has got me seriously tempted to go get one. really wonderful job, well done mate.
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Old 27-03-2008, 08:17 PM   #5
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Old 27-03-2008, 08:36 PM   #6
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Top notch!!!
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Old 27-03-2008, 08:37 PM   #7
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Totally awe inspiring. What a great job you've done - and in such a short space of time too. The paintwork has worked out great too! Well done!

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Old 27-03-2008, 09:01 PM   #8
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it sure is big & beautiful, but looks like it could use a wee bit o' weathering?
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Old 27-03-2008, 09:15 PM   #9
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BEAUTIFUL Job!

You did a superb build sir.

Randy said to say you really did the kit justice.
Congrats!
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Old 27-03-2008, 09:15 PM   #10
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Looks great man.
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Old 27-03-2008, 09:16 PM   #11
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Very nice indeed, great build.
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Old 27-03-2008, 09:27 PM   #12
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BEAUTIFUL Job!

You did a superb build sir.

Randy said to say you really did the kit justice.
Congrats!
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Old 27-03-2008, 09:31 PM   #13
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it sure is big & beautiful, but looks like it could use a wee bit o' weathering?
Thanks. It is weathered - but it's too subtle to show up really well on the photos. When weathering to show in photography/film you have to kick the arse out of it and it's too heavy to have on a display model to be honest (I learnt that with the RU23 and 'subtled it down' a year later after the build). I'm sure DX will agree.
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Old 27-03-2008, 09:37 PM   #14
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Looks fantastic Mark , you really did an excellent job on it
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Old 27-03-2008, 09:51 PM   #15
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Eagle's right. Weathering does tend to get lost under high contrast lighting. A general rule of thumb is if you squint at a model, that's how film will see it.
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Old 27-03-2008, 10:32 PM   #16
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That's high praise from the creator of the kit. Very well deserved. It looks "unweathered" on one level because the kit doesn't come with sheets of decals for grand markings. I really like the clean look, unless its driven through the mud, and this hasn't. Perhaps if it had been through the Hoth battle may be, but this looks just great. How much dirt does one pick up out in space, and how much residue do lasers and Ion cannons carry.
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Old 28-03-2008, 12:13 AM   #17
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Not a great deal, I'll wager.

I only really like heavy weathering on space craft that have atmospheric roles too. Having said that, the Star Destroyer does in fact have an atmospheric combat role. I do think however that they're reasonably well maintained ships and are used as flagships - so wouldn't normally be seen dead looking dirty!


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Old 28-03-2008, 06:09 AM   #18
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I don't know enough SW lore, I didn't realise these larger ones could do that, thought it was only the earlier ones from ep 2 onwards. Still think you're right about them being maintained. All the black around the engines doesn't really sit with me either. I really like what you've done.
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Old 28-03-2008, 07:00 AM   #19
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If I had not come across this site a few weeks ago and had simply come across these pictures I'd have suspected somebody had sneaked into the Skywalker ranch and made off with a production model! The quality of the kit and build is simply astonishing. I put as side alot of my modelling after Ep 1 and ,if I am honest, was seduced by the dark side of video gaming and hi def TV for the last decade or so instead.There are only so many hours in the day afterall. But after having seen whats around and the sheer quality of it I've totally recaught the bug (And you can only play Halo 3 and COD 4 for so long anyway).
Eagle- superb piece! Something every true fan of SW will admire (and want rather badly!).
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Old 28-03-2008, 04:13 PM   #20
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As far as I was aware the Victory Class Star Destroyer, a smaller older Imperial ship, although the same basic shape, and the Imperial Class Star Destroyer, (this one) are not atmospheric capable craft at all, so not sure what the artist was thinking in that painting.

I have played Star Wars RPGs for nearly 20 years now and the GM who has run our SW games over this time period literally know all there is to know about the SW Universe and all the ship capabilities, the Star Destroyer entering a planets atmosphere willingly has never happened in all this time, although we have dropped loads out of orbit onto planets despite the crews best efforts to stop us.
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