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Imperial Star Destroyer Take-down!

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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.

Kostas used Zvezda's 1/2700 scale Imperial Star Destroyer as the focal point to this watery diorama. He added some 1/2400 scale US Navy ships from GHQ to finish things off.

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FROM: , GREECE / Ελλάδα


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
APR 16, 2017 - 09:07 PM
HOOOLY This is Rad! mad skills.
APR 17, 2017 - 07:54 AM
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.
APR 17, 2017 - 07:47 PM
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
APR 18, 2017 - 06:49 AM
Definitely one of the great "Ooops" moments in military achievement. Whoever fired the critical shot is gonna have a ton of bragging cred, though...
APR 23, 2017 - 11:50 PM
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
MAY 28, 2017 - 09:36 AM
That's very cool! Nice idea, and very well executed.
JUL 19, 2017 - 04:06 PM
Reminiscent of HMS Thunder Child in Wells' War of the Worlds. But on a much larger scale.
JUL 19, 2017 - 05:49 PM
This is a cracker of a diorama, at first I thought the ships and land were photoshopped in. The water colours and shape of waves are outstanding and looks real. I applaud the braveness of attempting a diorama like this and it has come out at a extremely high level of workmanship..........Well done!!
DEC 31, 2017 - 02:49 AM
This is freakishly awesome. Love the water effects and the sory. Well executed and now one of my favorites.
JAN 14, 2018 - 08:05 PM
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