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  1. From what I have heard is that the UK release has sold out. The US release is now scheduled for July issue.
  2. Argh, pics are blocked here at work. I'll check them out when I get home. Sounds cool though!
  3. Nice. I also have this kit. Messed with it a bit and then got shelved. I need to kit it back out. Will be following your build.
  4. Not a model, but scifi related, came last week. Airsoft version of Han Solo's DL-44. This is the one by Armorer Works. It's all metal and weighs just over 2 pounds. I'm in the middle of weathering it right now. I have a new 3D printed grill being made for it. Great fun on semi and full auto! Stock out of the box after assembly. After some weathering. Still a ways to go.
  5. Thanks for the comments guys. I'll be building another with more mods and upgrades in May.
  6. It's on Shapeways. Just search 1/2700 star destroyer. https://www.shapeways.com/product/BU2FD7RUZ/1-2700-rebel-blockade-runner-zvezda-star-destroyer?optionId=61521233
  7. Here are some pictures after I did the darker wash. Looks much better and details pop much more now. Plus, I just sold it! I'll be boxing it up and sending it to a new home.
  8. Thanks guys. Yes, it looks soo much better. Pics coming soon.
  9. Madhatter, are you telling me how to build and light models???? I've been doing this for 40 years and I will tell yo.............Yeah, your right, warm whites would have been better. LOL!!!!!! And yes, I will definitely be using warms on the 2nd build! Thanks for the comments guys! I HIGHLY recommend this kit to any SW fan. Even if just built right out of the box with a basic paint job, we have never had a kit like this before! With that, I decided I was not happy with the R1 paint scheme (mostly white) and decided my original grey wash just didn't enhance the details enough. I got my oils out last night and mixed up a nice dark grey, but not black oil wash. I applied that with a 2 inch brush over the entire model. I let that sit for about 30 minutes. I then took a clean rag dipped in Turpenoid, and wiped down the surface. Wow! What a difference. The nooks and crannies now pop with detail, it's still white but with a much warmer grey tone instead of the creamier white tone. So much happier now. I'll do another set of pics tonight as I also have the Tantive mounted as well. In the mean time, here is a teaser picture.
  10. Thanks guys. It was such a fun build, I'm going to do another!
  11. All done. Check the Ready for Inspection for pretty pictures.
  12. Finished off the 3D printed Tantive IV this morning. I added laser canons from stretched sprue and replaced the antenna that had broken off with a new one. The antenna was made with stretched sprue and the thinnest piece of paper (from a pack of chopsticks) I could find. The ship was mounted to a metal wire and added to the SD's base. I'll get more pics of the final set up tonight. The 3D print is just a wee bit smaller than my Anigrand, but not by much. It's hard to get good pics of something so tiny! And what a friend on FB said I must have looked liked.
  13. After 3 months she is finally done. It uses 31 LEDs, 170 feet of .5mm fiber optic lighting over 500 windows (I lost count at 500). This was an absolute blast to build. High praise and kudos to Zvezda for releasing a kit that no other plastic kit maker would touch at this size. I look forward to my next (super modified) build this summer.
  14. Looks fantastic. I'm glad you finally finished this off. I also lit this kit years ago. Those headlight lenses, what were they thinking????
  15. Thanks! Were getting close to the end!