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Old 12-03-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Has anybody built the Altares from Chris Larson yet? I'd love to see some finished models before I start to build it myself. Thanks.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
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I just received a nice little parcel from Florida. Has anybody built the Altares from Chris Larson yet? I'd love to see some finished models before I start to build it myself. Thanks.
I have one to build too from Chris Larson. Got it some days ago with the moon surface. To build it check the Altares blueprint and pics. The small (90 cm) altares is on my wish to build list, but the 88" and 44" first.

http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/press/wrefalt.html
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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I have one to build too...haven't quite gotten around to it after a couple of years...
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Old 13-03-2007, 09:36 AM   #4
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Wow, when I look at the detailed pics in the Catacombs (http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/...spaceconv.html), I understand, that this is a very time consuming project...

My kit has obviously the CM nozzles missing. Or is this normal? And which part of the main body ist the front end, the longer or the shorter cylinder?
Thanks for your help, chaps! Ron
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Old 13-03-2007, 05:48 PM   #5
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You might want to check out these pages for details about the Altares, as well as Into Infinity (The Day After Tomorrow)...
General info page about the film here: http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/plus/dt/day0.html
Screen caps & story summary begins here (several pages long): http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/...indexday0.html
Altares model profile (from an old Starlog issue) here: http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/press/wrefalt.html
Right to the Starlog blueprint here: http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/...sblueprint.jpg

Oh, just glancing at the pics in the links I provided, I'd say the longer ends of the cylinders face forward.
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Old 13-03-2007, 07:56 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody. I will keep you posted on any progresses.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:42 PM   #7
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Default First progresses on the Altares

Here are the first pics of my Larson Altares. The kit is of course not in the league of the smallart castings. Therefore -> more work and forcing myself to accept some inaccuracies.


Layout of parts

I started with cleaning all the parts, washing them and spraying them with FDW and after masking with a blue metalic. The kit was missing the nozzles of the CM, so I built them with some jewellery drop pearls. You will see this in the next part of my Altares build up info.


First subassemblies, prepared to be detailed. The blue looks a bit too bright, but this will change when all gets its final matt varnish coat.

Hope to show more soon.

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Default Kit images from Transporter's build....

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Here are the first pics of my Larson Altares. The kit is of course not in the league of the smallart castings. Therefore -> more work and forcing myself to accept some inaccuracies.


Layout of parts

I started with cleaning all the parts, washing them and spraying them with FDW and after masking with a blue metalic. The kit was missing the nozzles of the CM, so I built them with some jewellery drop pearls. You will see this in the next part of my Altares build up info.


First subassemblies, prepared to be detailed. The blue looks a bit too bright, but this will change when all gets its final matt varnish coat.

Hope to show more soon.

Ron
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:08 PM   #9
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Neat! Looking forward to the rest of the pics!
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:03 PM   #10
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This has got me fired up to build my kit this coming holiday weekend...

I'm just finishing off my set of SAW Laser Tanks, so was looking for the next 'small' project for quick satisfaction...this may fit the bill well...

Of course that and sanding down the halves of my Chris Trice 44" CM so they join together (at last).

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Old 02-05-2007, 11:10 PM   #11
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How big is that kit?
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:14 PM   #12
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I'd say if put together about 10.5 inches.
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Ok, here we go again:



The two solar panels with their connections before assembly.




Directional Nozzles with match for size comparison




Scratch built antenna which originally was based on a gravitation tower from Moonbase Alpha.

More to follow soon.

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Hi All,

I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction regarding the Altares. I know there is a drawing of her in an old Starlog (I believe it's posted in the Catabombs). Is that considered the definative reference? Are there others?

Was there ever an indication as to the scales of the 2 Altares models used?

Is there a list of the kits used in the making of the models? (I know the 6' model used the parts of 4 Airfix 1/24th scale Harriers(!))

Thanks much for any direction.

Art
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There was a drawing of her in SF and Fantasy Models (as a fold-out poster)
Kit parts are reccognisable including Airfix Saturn V and 1b Engine nozzles
The 'Particle scoop was a Moonbase Alpha Forcefield Tower
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Start here: http://www.space1999.net/~catacombs/plus/dt/day0.html and follow the links at the bottom of the page for screen grabs showing the model as it appeared in the show.
You might also check out Martin Bower's website: http://www.martinbowersmodelworld.co..._infinity.html
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:34 PM   #17
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MkIXHawk,

Which issue of SF and Fantasy Models do you refer to? The Catacombs page seems to imply those drawigns were in the May 1982 issue of Starlog.

Thanks again,

Art
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Hi Guys,

Did we make any progress with this thread, I am curious as I am starting to find and compile information from these studio miniatures. I will move, copy and edit information into the reference section as I come across it but was wondering if anyone has made an attempt at a recreation?

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Old 17-06-2010, 06:28 PM   #19
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MkIXHawk,

Which issue of SF and Fantasy Models do you refer to? The Catacombs page seems to imply those drawigns were in the May 1982 issue of Starlog.

Thanks again,

Art
The blueprints were drawn by Stephen Corbett - sigspace - who recently joined this forum. I'm sure he'd be happy to give you more info about them

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Old 17-06-2010, 10:25 PM   #20
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thanks for the 'plug' Keith.
The drawing I did appeared in the Starlog who actualy commisioned it. It was later re-used in the SF & F magazine. Martin Bower put it forward. I didn't know it had been used at the time but it was nice to find when I caught up with the mag. There was also a drawing of the Voyager which was used in a 1999 convention brochure and the S, F & F again. I also did a drawing of Gwent which too was used in a convention brochure. I still have a folder of reference material somewhere but as I recall it seems to have thinned out over the years which sadle, isn't the case for me!!!
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