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Old 09-01-2016, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default ShuttlePod (original design)

Here is my latest completed project, a ShuttlePod which was started as an escape pod but came out a bit too large and elaborate to be strictly an escape pod.
The main found object ingredients are an old hoover dustbuster shell for the hull sides and a couple of desktop pen holders for the thrust tunnels.
As usual, since there is no build thread category for original designs on Eagle transporter, you can find part 1 of the build thread on my blog;

http://rcscifi.blogspot.com.au/2015/...76609742568556

The model is 1/16th scale.













I still want to add some markings to the side and the action figure pilots need painting.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:41 PM   #2
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Looks fabulous !!!!
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:26 AM   #3
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Magnificent creation!
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:24 PM   #4
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That is truly excellent!
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:22 PM   #5
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Good design and build. Looks filming ready.
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Old 10-01-2016, 09:42 PM   #6
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It is filming ready, its got a threaded support rod bracket with access top and bottom along with two DC power connector positions alongside. There is a circular plug hiding the access points. If you look carefully the dc connectors are there in plain sight next to the plugs (a round shape with an offset hole) but look like one of the nurnies. The rear engines are lit by LED downlight bulbs, very bright but no plastic melting heat to go along with it.
I usually always make my models filmable, its a strange quirk I have particularly given that they are never filmed. Its a left over habit from my days as a VFX modelmaker more than 25 years ago.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:25 PM   #7
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Have to agree with all other comments - simply a terrific creation, and from things one can usually find around the house too! Clever!

Now - what original and intrepid adventures will you send it out upon?
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:38 PM   #8
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Wow nice work ! That's beautiful !
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:34 PM   #9
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Totally agree, its fantastic, a fabulous job.
I wish I could make original things like this.
Great stuff
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Old 11-01-2016, 05:28 PM   #10
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Add to the praise for a stunning model
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Old 11-01-2016, 10:57 PM   #11
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Totally agree, its fantastic, a fabulous job.
I wish I could make original things like this.
Great stuff
Mal...you definitely could if you get the right idea, you have the talent for sure to make it, you just gotta think it first !
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Old 12-01-2016, 03:03 AM   #12
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What I hope to show in my builds is that we need not be reliant on kit manufacturers for a satisfying and creative hobby. Nor do we need to wait on the next movie or tv series for inspiration.

Using found objects is a way to build something original without having to start from nothing, or a blank sheet. It has inherent limitations in what is possible due to the existing shape and it is limitations which can be the foundation for "great" art. Doing something original in this way frees you from the stress of accuracy to a subject. Nobody can tell you you got the shade of grey wrong, or the wrong kit part or the panel line should be 2mm to the left. It can be a lot cheaper too as you do not need any specific and rare donor kits for parts, and the found objects are generally free or very cheap from charity shops or cheap crap shops.
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Old 12-01-2016, 04:46 PM   #13
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Default Talent indeed.....

This really is a great lesson in how to make something out of virtually nothing. I love this kind of thing - on a very small scale, I gathered up bits and pieces for months when I was building my studio scale (but not studio accurate) 44" Eagle. Neither do I see it as a quirk that you build everything to be mounted and lit - part of the joy in creating the models you do must be working out where all of the components and fittings will go - and look at the results when you do!

Looking forward to seeing more photographs of your efforts - thanks for the inspiration so far.

Kindest regards

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Old 09-02-2016, 07:27 PM   #14
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Mung, You have a real talent for design. It's a damn shame that no one is using your models in any Sci-Fi productions. You just can't get the same "feel" from CGI, if Century 21 studios were still making their puppet programs, just imagine how good they'd look with your models in them!
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:58 AM   #15
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I just read this (and your blog entries) as I was about to post my own little kitbash. This is incredible work and takes me back to build-ups in the pre-internet model magazines.

Somethign to aspire to.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:54 AM   #16
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Stunning design! Believable weathering and gorgeous color choice! I like!
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