Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Devil in the Details

The detailing on the Galactica's main engines is pure evil. But that's why I love this ship. She is a real challenge.

Here are some shots of the Main Engine plate;

Main Engine detailing

Main Engine Detailing

The armor paneling offers a challenge in how to model the subtle thickness that is apparent in closeup shots. My solution was to laser cut three layers of material. The thickest being styrene to depict the armor itself. The next two being thin vinyl shelving liners. After they were stacked up I made a silicone mold immediately because of the very delicate nature of the assembly.

Armor mold

Armor casting

Next up; Landing pod pocket detail.

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