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Old 23-02-2009, 02:03 PM   #21
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Nothing much to add that has not already been said by other members, a cracking job, well done.
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Old 23-02-2009, 03:43 PM   #22
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Bruce,you certainly know how to put on a show! Your recent pieces are absolutely excellent. Have you any other great stuff hidden away ??? Well done!!
Thanks, Known Space!

Yes, I have quite a few other ships but they are not SP99 subjects so I haven't posted them here...
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Old 23-02-2009, 04:16 PM   #23
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Yes, I have quite a few other ships but they are not SP99 subjects so I haven't posted them here...
"Deep Space Tracking Station - All Other Hardware "

That's the place to show your other - not SP99 - ships ... and we like to see them ALL
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Old 23-02-2009, 05:16 PM   #24
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Accurate or not, Bruce, it is a fantastic piece.

Thanks for sharing the images. Now to pick which one
becomes My latest desktop.
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Old 23-02-2009, 05:46 PM   #25
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That's a great original piece!
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 23-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #26
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Cool!
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Old 24-02-2009, 03:33 AM   #27
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But please, what did you use for the cylinder?

Oliver
Ok, you guys charmed it out of me...

kids: "Hey daddy, whatever happened to the Pretty Pretty Princess game?"
me: "Ummmmm, I have no idea..."



Art sometimes demands sacrifice
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Old 24-02-2009, 06:58 AM   #28
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A man after my own heart. Wonderful.
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Old 24-02-2009, 07:13 AM   #29
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That is absolutely gorgeous, Bruce...Great work! As others have said, this is probably a first (since we haven't seen this build before).

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Old 24-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #30
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That is an ABSOLUTELY gorgeous build. Super work!
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Old 25-02-2009, 04:25 AM   #31
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We had people asking about the tanks used in this machine a couple of years ago. This is beautiful work. Do you have any progress pictures from when you built it? You did a very nice job on that eagle too. Is it an Airfix one?
Unfortunately I do not have any progress pictures of this diorama, but I was able to find some remnants from this build in my spare parts box...



As previously disclosed, the cylinder for the main building is the round jewelry box from a "Pretty Pretty Princess" game. I cut out the top and bottom and built an entry door from spare parts. The conveyor platform was made from a pull-out paper guide from an old inkjet printer. You can see the remainder (purple plastic piece) from this part in the picture. One benefit of using this part is that it already had a nice, rough texture to it. One surface detail on the building came from a spacesuit from a figure included with the old Mattel Eagle set (included for sentimental reasons). The round tank on the building was constructed out of baby formula scoops similar to the one shown (we have had a lot of those about over the years).

The original parts for the tank-style "feet" came from the back of an old X-Wing fighter toy (remember this one?)

I have some exotic pieces in my spare parts box The legs are made from Plastruct H channel beams and other cast resin parts. The treads were constructed from a half piece of a 2001 Moonbus landing foot with greeblies added mostly using the spiral staircase parts from the AMT Moonbase Alpha kit. This was wrapped in the belt from that same printer. The teeth on the belt made a very convincing looking tread.

Also shown is what is left of the radiation labels that I printed (on a different, working printer ) and wrapped around 5/8" wood dowel rod. I put a punched hole reinforcement sticker on the top of each canister to approximate the surface detail. The lunar surface was made using white glue with Woodland Scenics fine gray ballast sprinkled over it. This was done in several layers to get the desired effect.

Sorry I can't provide more details. The rest is just a simple wood box with a hole cut into it to show the underground stockpile. As I said before, this parts list is not true to the studio miniature, but I thought that it was a decent approximation.
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Old 26-02-2009, 06:48 AM   #32
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A decent approximation, indeed! By the way, I thought that piece you used for the top of the tracked 'feet' loked familiar. I still have that old X-Wing toy, and its original (very beat up) Star Wars box! (As for other things, MrsCR always thought I was nuts to hang on to those baby formula scoops... Ha! I got the last laugh there! Of course, I haven't actually done anything with mine... )

As for the diorama being skewed from the base, that actually makes it look much more interesting & dynamic. If it were perfectly aligned with the edges, it would have a static (in other words, boring) appearance.

Funny, isn't it, how sf models receive indifference? Happens here in the Midwest at several shows I attend, though some local chapters have more respect for the genre. (Some people even recognize S99, which surprises me!)
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Old 16-08-2009, 03:08 AM   #33
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Thanks to anyone and everyone who voted for this diorama in the Starshipmodeler.com "To The Moon" contest that recently ended. This was my first (and only) win in any category (in several tries).

You can see it here:

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/entries.htm


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Old 17-08-2009, 03:02 PM   #34
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CONGRATS BRUCE!!!


You really deserved that award for your incredible build... obviously one of the tops of ALL entries. Surprised by how many other Space: 1999 related models there were in competition. Sets some goals for me to finish up some scratch builds I've started...

Again... great job on that model!

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Old 17-08-2009, 03:04 PM   #35
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Congrats!

An amazing build indead.

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Old 17-08-2009, 03:46 PM   #36
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Many congratulations,

It really is a great model and persistence pays off..!

I would be very interested to know what your daughter made of it?

Regards.

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Old 17-08-2009, 06:06 PM   #37
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Congratulations. Certainly worthy of it.

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Old 17-08-2009, 09:46 PM   #38
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An award well deserved for the excellent work.

Congratulations bruce.
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Old 18-08-2009, 04:07 AM   #39
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Many congratulations,

It really is a great model and persistence pays off..!

I would be very interested to know what your daughter made of it?

Regards.

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My daughter was a little miffed when I revealed the fate of her childhood game (she is 20 years old now). I think her exact words were, "I hope that Pretty Pretty Princess game is worth a lot of money some day and you regret this". She thinks the model is cool, though.

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Old 18-08-2009, 04:12 AM   #40
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CONGRATS BRUCE!!!


You really deserved that award for your incredible build... obviously one of the tops of ALL entries. Surprised by how many other Space: 1999 related models there were in competition. Sets some goals for me to finish up some scratch builds I've started...

Again... great job on that model!

Steven
Thank you, Steven, very kind of you. You may have noticed that one of the reasons why there were so many S99 entries is because three of them were mine.
I just love the S99 hardware.
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