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Author:  Darth Niob [ Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

Hi Dave,
does it need good modell skills to make this kit? How many parts has this kit?

Cheers

Nick

Author:  vaderdentist [ Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

Yeah, man this kit is not for the faint of heart. It's a challenge to get any garage resin kit to go together properly.......sometimes it takes lots of sanding and filing to get it all to work together. Randy gives good instruction CDs with his kits, so if you follow his directions it will go smoother.

The kit comes with over 120 parts if I recall. You'll need to cut and add some plexiglass supports inside as well because I don't think the stuff he provides will be quite enough to keep it from sagging over time.

I also added roughly 1000 parts from a couple of 1/700 scale battleship kits made by Dragon. Then of course the 1000-1500 fibers for the lighting.

Dave :)

Author:  Darth Niob [ Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:08 pm ]
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:eek Sounds it isnt easy enough for me :lol So i will enjoy to have a look on yours in the future.....its nice too .....and much cheaper :lol

Author:  vaderdentist [ Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

I'd love to say it's simple, but it would be misleading......at least with my kit. Others have expressed the same sentiment about it's difficulty. Garage kits are hardly ever a simple matter to deal with. With commercial kits, everything is injection moulded and has very little flash and you don't have to do alot of trimming to get it all to fit and work together.........not wo with resin garage kits. Most Garage kits end up sitting in storage until they are sold to someone else. Because if you aren't pretty dedicated to working with the kit and making it look like it is supposed to in your mind..........with lots of effort and time............it's not worth starting. Garage kits are very very rewarding if you are willing to put the correct time and effort into them.

Dave :)

Author:  CSMacLaren [ Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:51 pm ]
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Holy smokes, that is totally AWESOME! :thumbsup

Author:  vaderdentist [ Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:59 am ]
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Thanks Mac! :)

Dave

Author:  SithLord [ Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:57 pm ]
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Wow, Dave, I'm just speechless....I didn't realize you could do stuff like that...amazing work! :cheers

Author:  vaderdentist [ Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

Thanks Tom. I didn't know I could either........LOL. I still don't know exactly how I'll pull it off, but I'm gonna give it my all. I have a few kinks yet to work out, but with luck, it will work like I want it to.

Dave :)

Author:  Darth Noronha [ Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:49 pm ]
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Simply amazing! Thats got to be one of the coolest things i've sever seen!

Author:  vaderdentist [ Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

Here she is all finished and moved into my prop room.

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Author:  Darth Niob [ Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

It's a beauty. Fantastic work on that kit :drool

Author:  vaderdentist [ Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

Hi guys, I'll attempt to post some darker pics later this week which really highlights the engine pods as well as the fiber optics.

Dave :)

Author:  StarWars Collector [ Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:28 pm ]
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Now that's an amazing piece of work, Dave. :eek

Can't wait to see the darker pics.

Author:  clutch [ Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

That so rocks!

Author:  vaderdentist [ Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My Randy Cooper Star Destroyer model kit in progress......

here are a couple darker shots:

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