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    Exclamation Building the 10030 Star Destroyer set Part III

    Thursday the 28th of November 2002:

    Since I once again had trouble sleeping I got up at around 2 AM and watched TV and some movies on cable but eventually I got bored with that so I deciced to finish off the Imperial Star Destroyer by building the tower and command bridge area so at 7.30 AM I got started.

    The construction of the tower and command bridge area was pretty straight forward but building the detail parts that goes on the sides are time consuming and somewhat boring as it’s repeted building and I also managed to find another but smaller error in the instructions.

    The error is as follows:

    Step 14, page 161.

    On the parts needed picture on the upper left corner it’s shown that you need a blue, part# 4274, Technic Pin ˝ but you aren’t told how many of them you need but on the progress picture all 22 of them that you actually need are being shown already attached and in place.

    Yes guys, I’ve done my home work this time around.

    Then it was time to build the “Rebel Blockade Runner” that are included in the set and it’s a very nice addition especially if you built the “Ultimate Collector Series” one and know about it’s “real life” size as it really shows how gigantic a “real life” Star Destroyer would be.

    The last thing to do was to build the display sign for the set but I didn’t add the sticker as I’m thinking of designing a completely new stand for the Imperial Star Destroyer as the double stand is the weakest and most poorly designed part of this entire set and it doesn’t look good.

    After 7 hours at 2.30 PM I was finally finished building the Imperial Star Destroyer.

    File closed.

    End transmission, Thursday the 28th of November 2002.

    Stay tuned for a full review of the 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer set.

    Kindest regards,

    Lars “Sweden” Olsson in Sundsvall, Sweden.
    R.J. (John Carpenter's The Thing) MacReady: Crazy Swedes...

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    Don't forget to post some pics if you're able to. With it's size and bulk, how are you planning to display it?
    SSG Dioramas Editor
    ACPin Star Wars Webmaster

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    How many hours in total did it take? And please let us see some pics with some thing to scale it against.

    Well done on your gargantuan achievement!
    and I thought they smelled bad on the outside...

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    Exclamation Re: Building the 10030 Star Destroyer set Part III

    ACPin, I do have a camera but it’s not really suitable for good close up shots as I’ve tried that last year with the “Rebel Blockade Runner” but I’ll try to take some pictures but I won’t be able to send them in until next week in case they turn out pretty good but we’ll see.

    At the moment I couldn’t spend any money on a new and more advanced camera as I spent $2600.00 on my brand new 36” SONY widescreen TV a couple of months ago and now the 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer and then again it’s Christmas soon and that will cost me too.

    I’ve got a quite large family in my girlfriend Eva Marie, her daughter, son and mother, my father and his wife, my mother and her common law husband, my younger sister, her common law husband and their two daughters, my younger brother, his common law wife and their daughter and son.

    Since I want to give them all a little something a new camera is out of the question right now.

    How I’m going to display it you ask?

    Go read here:

    Mightywhelk, how many hours in total did it take to build it you ask?

    See the above link.

    As you can see in the above answer to ACPin’s post I’m not totally sure that I can provide any good pictures but go to the following link for some great pictures:

    Virtu Halttunen’s 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer construction photo-documentation.

    Virtu’s 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer compared to 7153 Jango Fett’s Slave 1.


    Kindest regards,

    Lars “Sweden” Olsson in Sundsvall, Sweden.
    R.J. (John Carpenter's The Thing) MacReady: Crazy Swedes...


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