Sean Sides – Modified NICE-N Model Designs Kit, with SCRATCH BUILT Details – 1977’s Star Wars – Star Destroyer DEVASTATOR Studio Model Replica

This is a very accurate filming miniature replica of the Original 1977 Star Wars Star Destroyer “Devastator” seen in the opening shots and throughout the film. It’s a little over 4 feet long, and is a near PART for PART recreation of the original model. Using references directly from the original model, all details have been re-created. The basic structure leverages an existing kit armature and acrylic. From the basic structure, just about everything else is scratch built including the entire ‘bridge’ section and most of the ‘superstructure’. Construction took almost 2 years off/on again efforts. Over 150 unique model kits were used for this build, and several, sometimes 5 or six of the same kits parts were used. The panel lines were all hand drawn in leveraging some very light laser etched lines in the acrylic. The model contains a very well scaled Blockade Runner in the Hangar Bay, alongside an exact recreation of the ‘Crane’. Up on the bridge, the ‘Deflector Array’ has been hyper detailed, adding back in numerous small parts that were there during filming, but no longer appear on the actual miniature. The engine lighting was created leveraging a lighting effect that appears on an ‘inner ring’ as the original did, as well as accurate hangar bay lighting. Please enjoy looking at the pictures, and comparing to the original. It was such a pleasure to create a precise model of the original filming miniature with the help of quite literally dozens of friends that all helped in so many areas that could not be done if building this alone.
Sean Sides

—The Final Photos—



Sean Sides DEVASTATOR Studio Model Replica next to his Millennium Falcon Studio Model Replica

—The Construction Photos—



Sean Sides




Steve Neisen




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