So yesterday I told in my post that I was working on my Venator Class Star Destroyer and that it was almost finished. Well I finished it alriht, and I am super happy with it. personally I think it came out way better than I expected although with a few things I’m still not really happy about. First, I couldn’t get the bridges to be illuminated with fibre optics. The reason for this beings that every time I put the fibre optics in place and wanted to glue the seperate parts of the bridge together, the plastic glue ate away the fibres, so there was no way I was going to either assemble the bridges, or put fibre optics through them without incident. So I chose to have a fully assembled model instead of a detached illuminated bridge. Seems the most obvious choice in the end right? haha.
Second thing (well, things) I’m still not completely happy about are the Republic Navy icons on either side of the ship. But they had to be painted on by hand. I had no decals or any kind of equipment to use as guideline, other than my ”painting experience and eye for detail”. But to be honest, painting straight lines and perfect circles have never been my strongest suit.
Other than that, I am actually quite proud of how it came out. Putting the fibre optics in place was, at times, one hell of a job. But I never got discouraged to keep on going. It had to be done. And pesonally I am really glad with the endresult.
I will be using the same methods I used here for my next project: The Imperial Star Destroyer Avenger, which is designed and made by Randy Cooper. Although the model will be twice as big (34 inched long), I think the size of the fibre optics will be even more appropriate on a model of that size, making the windows look smaller in comparison and giving it a better sense of scale and such.
I hope you guys like it as well. So without further ado, here are the pictures I made of it. Enjoy the view and let me know what you think. Is it a worthy go? And would it be good enough to put into my next project, the Randy Cooper Imperial Star Destroyer Avenger?
Bye bye ^^