That’s no moon!
This project is a completely scratch built model of every bodies favourite weapon of mass destruction, “The Death Star”.
The model is constructed in a similar way to the actual studio model for ‘Starwars episode 4 a new hope’. I used two 300mm diameter hemispheres then cut out the super laser section, inverted it and then stuck it back.
Sources vary but a lot of the research material puts the (supposed real life) Death Stars diameter at about 160km which would make the scale of this model a bit over 1/500,000
The two hemispheres are separated by an equatorial trench 1/2mm wide. Incidentally the trench was incorporated in the original model to cover up the fact that the two hemispheres didn’t quite line up.
The model incorporates a bit over 300m of fibre optics and 6LED lights. Hope you enjoy it
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