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Kit Name: Star Destroyer
Scale: 1/4222
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: AMT/ERTL

Model Number:

8915
Released: 1995
Number Of Parts: 58
Final Dimensions: 15"L x 8.25"W x 2.5"H
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Instructions: Click Here (.zip)
Country of Origin: USA
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Ahh, the mighty Imperial Star Destroyer, the mainstay of the Imperial Fleet. This kit is pretty good, it's big, somewhat accurate and can look quite nice with some detailing work. This kit has quite a few pieces, almost all of them superstructure. You sort of have to box out the different parts of the superstructure to build them. It's not overly difficult, you just have to make sure they are square and fit right onto the upper hull half.

Speaking of the superstructure detail, it looks good, but is wrong. That's why you see a second buildup where I went all out detailing the kit as well as lighting it. I spent several months cutting literally thousands upon thousands of teeny tiny pieces of sheet styrene, rod, strip and various kit parts to detail out the kit. The result is quite nice. It's not 100% accurate. That was never the intention; only to beef up the existing detail and make it look nicer than the stock kit. In addition to the detailing, the side walls were trimmed down as well as the engine area, the guns were replaced with some parts from the Arvey Model Products Turbolaser kit, and the globes were made from some glass beads and fiber optic strands. I also scratchbuilt a little Rebel Blockade Runner that snaps right into a crane I built up inside the main hangar bay.

I also added lights to the kit. More on this can be seen in my Fiber Optically Lit Star Destroyer page. Just under 1,000 points of light throughout the ship, as well as all seven engines, give the model a great finishing touch when the lights are turned out.

The kit was painted with a dark gray primer from Polly Scale called Bar Gray. I then dusted the model in various coats of Polly Scale White. In between the dustings I masked off small panels to make some variation in the coloring. It's difficult to see in the pics, but adds significantly to the overall look. I then finished the kit off by adding some streaks and general weathering with some charcoal dust on a brush. The kit was sealed with Polly Scale Matte.

Overall the kit is not bad. It can obtained quite cheaply. I got mine for about $5 originally. With some elbow grease, it can really shine.

 
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Kit Name: Star Destroyer
Scale: 1/4222
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: MPC

Model Number:

1926
Released: 1980
Number Of Parts: 58
Final Dimensions: 15"L x 8.25"W x 2.5"H
Box Cover:  
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Country of Origin: USA
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Kit Name: Star Destroyer
Scale: 1/4222
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Airfix

Model Number:

912101
Released: 1983
Number Of Parts: 58
Final Dimensions: 15"L x 8.25"W x 2.5"H
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Country of Origin: UK
Special Note:  
Kit Name: Star Destroyer
Scale: 1/4222
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: MPV/ERTL

Model Number:

8915
Released: 1989
Number Of Parts: 58
Final Dimensions: 15"L x 8.25"W x 2.5"H
Box Cover:  
Instructions:  
Country of Origin: USA
Special Note:  
 
Kit Name: Star Destroyer
Scale: 1/4222
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: AMT/ERTL

Model Number:

38310
Released: 2005
Number Of Parts: 58
Final Dimensions: 15"L x 8.25"W x 2.5"H
Box Cover:  
Instructions:  
Country of Origin: USA
Special Note: Includes 5x7 movie print
 
 
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