Hype the Prototype
I have chosen my next project starting in 2020... Cross-Section Star Destroyer, based on a picture in the Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections book. At the core is a Zvezda/Revell (1-2700) Kit, which is about two feet long. I am planning to do general lighting, as well as light the "hero" side. Hopefully it will also have my first 3D self-designed and printed parts, as part of this as a prototype and learning project.
Status: Click pic for more details...
RG1 Death Star
Korbanth + Scratch-Build, Half Studio-Scale
On-Again, Off-Again Fun Project
This started as a half-Studio-Scale ANH Death Star Kit, from the original film. Since it had a separate main laser dish, I decided to try and custom-build the inside more to the Rogue-1 scene, where the laser was being mounted and you could partially see the inside.
Status: Playing with a 3DP STL of the main laser...
TPM Ani's Podracer
Merlin Models, Studio-Scale (1-8)
I got in on the original 2020 release of this monster 3DP kit of Anakin's Podracer from TPM. This thing is a monster of a kit, beautifully engineered as far as the parts breakdown and display options.
Status: Watching progress on the paint masters...
ROJ DS2 Port Attack
Scratch-Build, Non-Studio-Scale (1-144)
My On-Again, Off-Again Beauty...
This started with a $25 rack from a local store-closing. After months of analysis, I calculated the scale of the original port model to around 1-98. There were not many ships in that scale, at the time, so I settled on 1-144. I was a Computer Engineer, a math guy, and at one time a want-to-be Architect, so this really intrigued me. I also like to try dioramas that have never been done before. After completing the fully-lit tunnel, it took two years to complete the port itself... and is completely hand-built. The top of the port is also removable and hinged to work on any innards. With life-events, this has been sitting under plastic for about five years now, but looking to restart on the finish-work at some point.
Status: Moved to workshop awaiting restart...