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Comics are now on Fantastic Modelers

Blake et Mortimer, the Yellow 'M' - top view

Fantasy and sci-fi, born during the XIXe century with famous writers like Mary Shelley, Bram Stocker, Maupassant, Jule Verne or H.G.Wells have always been on all artistic supports. The seventh art of course, first art on this website with many Star Wars and Star Trek topics but today Fantastic Modelers goes to comics, the ninth art.

So, let me show you my latest diorama from the French-Belgian comics : a representation of the Yellow ‘M’ cover, famous Blake and Mortimer’s adventure comic book.

Posted on 2 June 2020 by petersteven in Finished model

Imperial destroyer : evolution

Destroyer stellaire impérial. Fond Tatooine, pont net.

After finishing a model, I like to write an analysis of the ship’s design, when it’s possible. I’ve already published an assembly review of the imperial destroyer here and in the Work In Progress posts.

Two types of the project’s evolution that lead to the imperial destroyer as we know it can be distinguished : what I call the conceptual evolution, dated 1977, fruit of the work of the ILM model makers and illustrators and what I call an historical evolution that the prelogy and postlogy scriptwriters imagined from the original concept.

Posted on 2 December 2019 by petersteven in Analysis, Finished model

Imperial Star Destroyer (3) :

Imperial Star Destroyer : hull paint job

After talking about the optical fiber and the Arduino programming, last WIP for this build up : the Imperial Star Destroyer paint job. Two major challenges in this paint job : the model is single-coloured (in fact that’s not totally true but that’s the most common representation) and the colour is hard to define : white ? grey ? grey-white ? Tricky. In this article I try to explain every step required to get a satisfactory result. Bye the way, many Star Wars ships (or others) can be treated this way.

Posted on 28 September 2019 by petersteven in Work in progress

Imperial Star Destroyer (2) :
Arduino card in scale modeling

Arduino chip used to realize the light-up of an imperial stardestroyer Star Wars.

A few weeks ago I began to make an Star Wars imperial star destroyer. I decided to educate my self on the Arduino cards. These cards allow to upload a program wich runs automatically as soon as the card is powered. I won’t explain here the all card operation ; if you’re interested you can go directly on the Arduino website. I just want to show you what you can do with an Arduino in your models.

Posted on 25 August 2019 by petersteven in Work in progress