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  1. Yeah very nice indeed. Cool to see that everyones Star Destroyer is slightly different. Each has their own uniqueness to it ๐Ÿ‘ Finally I've got all aprox 300 fibers in place on the upper deck. So now I'm about 33% done ๐Ÿ˜ฒ And of course a quick check if all is working After painting when the fibers are nicely trimmed, the entire thing will look a lot less cluttered. For now I'm glad that everything is working and I can pick up a different task for a while. All these hours pulling fibers using tweezers was really demaning a lot of concentration. (and I can only work on the model just some spare minutes at the time, as I'm doing major renovation work on my house...) Arno
  2. Yeah... that is a reall cool project too!!! I would like to do an Arduino build once... but this is just my second build using lights and already a big leap forward than my first project. I'm almost ready with the upper deck. Once that is done... I've probably done about 300 optical fibers and the main hull still left to be done ๐Ÿ˜ต And the sun hit the optical wires by accident, giving a small dose of light to the bridge. This view nevers gets old
  3. Yes that is true. I will feed that back to them. I have already contacted them on another small issue with the photo etched stuff. They are very open to suggestions. ๐Ÿ‘ I'm also planning to some LED strip lighting for the hangar bays. To do so I will tap into the main power input. Never worked with electronics on this level, but Google and a technical friend have proven very helpful so far ๐Ÿ˜ƒ For today I'm hoping to get some of the fiberoptics in on the upper deck.
  4. ๐Ÿ˜… ow did you mean that. Hehe he The lighting set is from GreenStrawberry and had a retail price of around 90 euros. However since I bought a lot of different sets, I was granted a nice discount. And the lighting kit contains everything. Really nice set!
  5. Do I really need to answer that? Well okay, just don't tell my girlfriend ๐Ÿ™„ The kit was 75 euro. The other stuff (GreenStrawberry and Shapeways) close to 300,- euro And then there is always the 'normal' stuff I put into models. Paint, plastic card, wiring, extra LEDs... But I don't smoke or spend money on other useless stuff ๐Ÿ˜‡ so once I a lifetime, I'm allowed, right? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  6. Well... you had started me thinking if I was doing the right thing is putting in all those lights... but as the holes were already drilled, I think I need to continue. But on the other end, I do like the remark the ILM made, back in the day: In order to give the viewer a sense of scale, we wanted to have many little lights. Because many little lights will give that feel on something very big. So I'm crossing my fingers that I can accomplish that. And if it would really be too much... I can always paint some of them over I guess.
  7. Love the paint scheme, however it's not working entirely on the A-wing for me. It feels like the patern needs to be 'broke' just a bit. With the X-wing that happens automatically because of its shape. But as the A-wing is a single body its a bit... cluttered. But of course that is a personal taste... painting is still great!
  8. It has been a while since my last update, but besides a wonderful vacation I have been pretty occupied with drilling holes and placing fiber optics. On the bridge I have managed to place them all. And the entire inside has been given a coat of black for light blocking. I will be clipping the extended pieces of fiber optics once the out side of the model is painted.
  9. An absolute stunning job. I really like the extras that you have put in. And lighting also looks good. I hope I'm not overdoing mine, let's see ๐Ÿคž Will you also be 'playing' this model, or is it for display only?
  10. Yeah it looks really great. From the pictures it looks like you also used the lighting kit from Green Strawberry. But on the other hand, the fiber optics look ticker than mine. (0.25mm) What did you use? And I'm very interested in where you have got all the reference materials. I mostly used scenes from my SW DVD and BlueRay collection, but it's hard to make out all the details.
  11. I'm on vacation, which is cool, but now my fingers are itching to continue on mine. Great job so far
  12. Very cool indeed. I'm building one as well, but keeping the level of detail more on the hangar bays. But I'm also adding fiber optic lighting.
  13. Stil a nice print though. And that paint queue problem caused by the 3d printer... guilty over here as well ๐Ÿคซ
  14. Yes, give the model a nice wash with some soapy water. Then a primer. I used grey, that is quite neutral. I only use black when I need to finish with a dark or reflective paint. Arno
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