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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 08:19 AM UTC
Kostas Katseas stirs the fantasy waves with his latest mini-diorama of the US Naval fleet taking down an Imperial Star Destroyer and then trying to avoid the inevitable.

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The_Snowman
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 12:00 AM UTC
That is simply awesome!! Who would have guessed that you can achieve such a dramatic dio at 1/2700 scale!!
jimb
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 04:07 AM UTC
This is a very cool diorama in such a small scale; however, I think it is unlikely that any terrestrial navy (US or otherwise) could take down an Imperial Star Destroyer.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 02:54 PM UTC
HOOOLY This is Rad! mad skills.




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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 02:47 AM UTC

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This is a very cool diorama in such a small scale; however, I think it is unlikely that any terrestrial navy (US or otherwise) could take down an Imperial Star Destroyer.



With a muzzle energy of more than 300 million foot-pounds, I don't think that there would be much difficulty in getting a 16" shell to penetrate, although the bursting charge isn't likely to do much damage, given the relative sizes, unless you got a 'golden BB' or used one of the nuclear shells the guns can fire.

The other consideration is that the maximum elevation of the 16"/50 Mark 7 is only 45, which limits the altitude that a shell fired from the gun can reach; an intelligent Imperial commander could stand off in orbit or, if necessary, at high altitude and bombard the surface while being immune to naval gunfire.

Shipboard surface-to-air missiles would have warheads too small to have any significant effect, although if there were any AIR-2 Genie or AIM-26A Falcon missiles still in inventory, a nuclear warhead shot up the stern of the ISD might be capable of doing enough damage to the engine systems to bring one down. Be an awful long shot, though. Still, that would fit with the theme of the diorama, which only shows the end result, not how they did it.
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 01:49 PM UTC
Good points, Sean. Or the Rebel & Imperial fleets are slugging it out in orbit around a technologically inferior planet (aka Earth), and these Navy ships were just in the way when it crashed.

Either way you look at it, it's a really fun diorama in a really small scale.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2017 - 06:50 AM UTC

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Either way you look at it, it's a really fun diorama in a really small scale.



Definitely one of the great "Ooops" moments in military achievement. Whoever fired the critical shot is gonna have a ton of bragging cred, though...
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 04:36 PM UTC
Beautiful diorama! The details are very cool and the water effects very convincing. The nice detail of the city on the shore is cool as well.

Thanks for sharing
JSSVIII
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:06 PM UTC
That's very cool! Nice idea, and very well executed.
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:49 AM UTC
Reminiscent of HMS Thunder Child in Wells' War of the Worlds.

But on a much larger scale.