I added a few plastic detail bits to the bridge face. This was to give it more of the pronounced "S F" that is seen in ANH.
It's hard to photograph something white with white lights!!!
Again hard to photograph. The garbage bay was just an empty hole in the neck. I built a small hanger bay with some junk in there. The bay is lit from above by a diffused LED in the ceiling.
I added photo-etched metal bits I had left over from a jet I had built. I made a double crane sort of thing, added some detail pnels to the walls and a few box shapes on the floor.
The engines are much, much brighter in person.
Slightlt different angle. The LEDs in the three main engines are behind a frosted clear insert I cut out of clear sheet. This difussed the light and helped to scatter it around the engine bell.
This is the rest of the wiring/lighting harness for the fiber optics.
Each "cup" will hold about 50 fiber optics each. There are 16 LEDs in all. Enough for the 800 windows!
You can see a Testors spray can under the rear of the hull. That gives you an idea of how big this model is!
Here you can see where the join between the front and rear hull sections has been puttied, sanded and primered.
I may add the 1/2256 Falcon to the back side of the bridge.
While I was working on the engine panel the lower hull here had gone almost completely flat! Without the engine panel in place, the weight of the upper hull had flattened it. With a little heat and some plastic clamps, the hull is now back to its original shape.
There's a small bit of warpage in the large flat panels of the hull. But when it's clamped and glued it should be pretty straight.
That's about 250 fiber optic strands that will light the port side of the superstructure. While the molded in internal ribs were a nice idea, they really don't do much to prevent sagging. I will add foam core supports to help them out.
This is a wood base made by a co-worker. It is just a plywood slab with three 3/4 inch dowels for support. I'm not sure how I'm going to "finish" the base yet.....
Here you see the power cord coming from the unfinished hangar bay. The rear dowel is hollow. The power cord will exit the ship where it sits on top of the dowel. It will run thru the dowel and exit the side of the base.
For size comparisson you can see the Tantive IV, Medical Frigate, and the Falcon all in 1/2256 scale! The hulls on the SD are not glued yet, which is why it looks wavy.
Crap, turned out blurry!!!
This is a 1/50,000 Star Destroyer made by Odessy Slipways. It's about 3/4 of an inch long.