|Relatively simple Death Star model drawn at scale (120 km): November 11, 2015|
For the interior, I started with the 'Ramped Corridor' where Luke and Leia engaged in a firefight with stormtroopers before swinging across the chasm. This was a good starting point since it was easier to determine the actual dimensions of the space with the actors near the walls.
This is also the first modeling project I'm using the project timer add on for Blender. The first five images below screenshots represent progress after two hours of modeling work.
|'Ramped Corridor': December 5, 2015|
|Elevator Shafts: December 5, 2015|
|Main Corridor: December 5, 2015|
|Main Corridor in Unity: December 5, 2015|
|Stormtrooper for scale: December 5, 2015|
The following set took another two hours of work since it required much more attention to detail and looking at screencaps. Time here was divided by interior wall panels plus some exterior details.
|Large blast door and wall panels: December 6, 2015|
|Test lit corridor: December 6, 2015|
In addition working on the corridors above, I also started augmenting the Death Star sphere model I had done in November. Using measurements on Wookieepedia and http://www.st-v-sw.net/STSWdeathstarsizes.html, I was able to add the docking bays in the equatorial trench as seen in the matte paintings in A New Hope when the Millennium Falcon is pulled into the Death Star.
|Equatorial Trench: December 6, 2015|
|Docking Bays with the Millennium Falcon for scale: December 6, 2015|
|Imperial Star Destroyer also for scale and fun: December 6, 2015|