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This wedge-shaped Star Wars ship has a massive superstructure and bridge tower (with two symmetrically-placed sensor globes) that are reminiscent of an aircraft carrier. Massive laser turrets flank either side of the superstructure. This view shows the model's current level of completion.

"Victory-Class Star Destroyer"

(from "Star Wars")

In Progress

Updated: September 3rd, 2012

This Victory-Class Star Destroyer, from various "Star Wars" books and videogames, is a smaller cousin to the Imperial-Class Star Destoyer seen in the movies. I began this model in August of 2007.

This marked a milestone in my papercraft modeling, as I'd never before attempted this level of detail at so small a scale. I would go on to create many other models using this Star Destroyer as a reference for scale (see many of the other tiny ships in this gallery).

Unfortunately I've been distracted by various other projects over the years and I haven't yet gotten around to finishing it. I do plan to, so keep checking back!

What is also unfortunate is that most of this progress happened back in 2007 and just wasn't photographed until recently. The superstructure forward face is complete, as are both primary sensor globes, and a tiny rear sensor globe. The "winglets" on either side of the main hull are in place, and the port-side heavy turrets are complete. I'm quite pleased with these. They swivel.

August 3rd, 2007

The ship's hundred-meter-long main external docking bay sits in my hand for scale reference. It covers about one-sixth of my palm.

The main docking bay, sitting upside-down to be photographed. Everything here is paper. At lower left is the aperture that will open into the main hangar bay (see next photo), and at upper right are the smaller bays that connect to the secondary docking bay.

Four views. Upper left: Primary landing bay. Upper right: The full docking bay assembly and framework from below. Lower left: The assembly slotted into the main hull. Lower right: The bridge tower and sensor globes (one complete).

Upper Left: The main docking bay, with its hundreds of tiny ceiling lights, and smaller bays lining the walls.

Upper Right: The entire hangar bay complex assembly, with the main hangar bay in the center, the main docking bay below it, and above it the secondary docking and launch bays.

Lower Left: The assembly in place within the ventral hull.

Lower Right: The command tower. In this model I experimented with using some metal components, such as a wire for the main antenna (center) and the sensor globes (either side). At right is the bare sensor globe, made from a small round threaded copper "foot" and a screw sunk into the tower's superstructure.

August 1st, 2007

The main upper hull is assembled, but not detailed. The first layer of the superstructure is complete, but not the second. The winglets on either side of the main hull are not yet in place. One sensor globe is missing.

The main hull and superstructure's basic forms are complete.