Sunday, August 14, 2005

ISD



I found this page by accident; it contains links to a series of enormous (3072 x 2048 pixels, 3.5MB) photographs of one of the original Imperial Star Destroyer (ISD) models. Although it doesn't show much in these small copies, the original photos show the stunning amount of surface detail on the model. One can see the light bulbs located in the ISD's engines* (...nacelles? exhaust pipes? What do you call those things?), as well as thousands of technological devices attached to the skin of the hull, most of unknown purpose.

When the photos are viewed at full size, there are small numbers visible over each bit of machinery; I believe that these are a reference to the different model kits "bashed" to create the ISD, but the key to the numbers in on some private page we are not allowed to see. Apparently the author has gone to a great deal of trouble to identify each and every panzer and battleship model piece that was incorporated into this movie prop, in case you want to devote a few months of your life to building a copy.

*Caution: you may not want to click on this link if you have a dial-up modem

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