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Anton Ryzbak03 Sep 2023 6:47 p.m. PST


I was brow-beating a friend of mine to get him to run a game at a local con. He agreed but the deal was that I have to build a model of the Death Star trench as part of the game. The three week deadline makes this a tight schedule but I'm all-in with this project. link


Hardly canon, but it is starting to look the part

tomrommel104 Sep 2023 1:14 a.m. PST

looking good so far, hope you can keep your deadline

Andrew Walters04 Sep 2023 7:47 a.m. PST

That is awesome. I can just hear the greyfaces asking where you're going to store it. Should be a blast. Needless to say, we will want more pictures as the work progresses!

Anton Ryzbak04 Sep 2023 9:33 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind comments guys,

Andrew Walters, the whole build will be inside a custom-built crate 4'x2'x1' so storage shouldn't be too bad (besides this is a commission job so it won't be at my place anyways). I have the build completed now, I "just" need to paint it and crate it up. More here; link


Anton Ryzbak05 Sep 2023 5:35 a.m. PST


Having watched the trench-run sequence about a dozen times now it struck that the interior of the trench was very dark. With that in mind I tried painting a couple of small section flat black. Now that I'm looking at it the whole thing just seems to dark. Thoughts, ideas…..somebody with a Graphic Arts Degree? Help

Anton Ryzbak05 Sep 2023 6:51 p.m. PST


Changed my mind and painted it all black again, now I'm trying a flat white azimuthal spray.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2023 8:03 a.m. PST

Very nice. I wouldn't even attempt something like that.

Anton Ryzbak06 Sep 2023 6:51 p.m. PST


A couple of extra coats of white this morning (and I finished painting the floor) gave me this.

Then I couldn't resist a little photo-editing


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Sep 2023 6:20 a.m. PST

It should probably curve downwards in the distance…?

Anton Ryzbak07 Sep 2023 7:26 a.m. PST

I should, but that was maxing-out my photo retouching skills. My talents (such as they are) lie in the physical world.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2023 8:31 a.m. PST

Depends on the circumference of the Death Star at the area of the trench. The curvature of a significantly large enough sphere will not be evident near the surface of the sphere.

Nice work, by the way. Are you using the FFG X-Wing rules?

Anton Ryzbak10 Sep 2023 8:28 a.m. PST

Parzival, Yes we are using X-Wing models and rules

We ran a play-test of the scenario, it turned out rather well! link


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2023 8:19 a.m. PST

Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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