Kuhn Global’s KORBANTH Dreadnought “DESTRUCTION” – Built by Dan Grumeretz

When I first viewed photos of art Alfred Wong making these patterns for KORBANTH of the immense Mandator IV-Class Siege Dreadnought DESTRUCTION, I was intrigued greatly! Upon getting my kit (VIEW HERE) from Randy Johnson of Korbanth, I assigned this build to artist Dan Grumeretz…. who did a most amazing job. The kit was fantastically patterned after the Maquette model shown in the Disney Launch Bays in California and Florida, USA. That stated… that Maquette is not exactly like the film version.. and since it is that which I wanted to replicate as much as possible, the kit thus required slight modification. Firstly, I wanted lights, which the Disney display Maquette did not have. Dan sliced the bridge in half to make top and bottom halves. Then he ground it out for room for the hundreds of tiny fiber optic filaments that would make this 34 inch model look close to as massive as it was in the film. He also made modifications to the structure under the bridge section to again match the film version. The engine light colors were only seen once, and I grabbed my own screen shot of that scene to use as example. As plain as this design looked in it’s flat (Pizza Slice) shape, the digital model had very much detail on it, which made it’s scale that much more difficult to replicate. Again Dan came through with tiny gun turrets, detail markings on the hull, and more tiny filament fiber. Then there is the giant guns on the belly. Actually… there is much more I may share of this build by Dan Grumeretz… he does amazing work indeed! All in all this was fantastic work by Dan for the build, Alfred for making a great pattern, and Korbanth for yet releasing another great model option for us all. I will be taking Blue Screen Photos of this model, and many models that have backed up over the years. Stay Tuned!
Kurt Kuhn
Kuhn Global Incorporated
Modelers Miniatures & Magic

BELOW: Dan Grumeretz’s Photos of the KORBANTH Kuhn Global Dreadnought “DESTRUCTION” at Kurt Kuhn’s Shop

…The Completed Model…

Below: Kurt Kuhn and Dan Grumeretz with the Dreadnought “Destruction”

…The Build…

…The Utilized Reference…

 

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Dan Grumeretz

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Kurt Kuhn

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Randy Johnson

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Alfred Wong

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