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Old 27-04-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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Default Wet Sunday Project

Finally a cold wet wintery day - time to head down to the shed, fire up the heater and knock up a ship out of bits. My Daughter had an old glitter lamp - it broke. Picked it up and thought humm, could make something with this. Wife got some Ferrero Rocher chocolates - cool container - thought I could make something with this. Work has some old swabs that were not required - looked at them and though damn, these would make a cool weapon for a model. I used hot melt glue as well I have no patience at times and styrene glue and superlue wouldnt have been too compatable with the various types of plastic used here.

3 hours later -.

Not yet completed - gave it a quick coat of paint to see how it looks. Still some gaps to fill and lots of tidying up.

The bits - the engine is a nozzle from a honey bottle:



Building the cockpit - CD cases again - no one here sells styrene sheeting - have to make do.



An old Bug kit makes the seats - parts of an Cessna, AT-AT, and other bits in my spares box make the rest - seriously depleted my greeblies now.



Almost done - detail painting to come and some serious tidying up yet to be done. I just wanted to see if my idea had merit.



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Looks like it could be something from a 60's sci fi show. Yet to figure if it needs landing gear or ifs a spaced based fighter. Anyone got a name?
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Old 27-04-2008, 08:53 AM   #2
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That looks great! Kinda reminds me of the stylings of the rockets in the Flash Gordon movie from 1980.. No idea on a name though.
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Old 27-04-2008, 09:17 AM   #3
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Sometimes it is really fun to do sf models without a perfect plan, just with a vision. Then using pieces an bits. Like probably many of us, I always salvage interesting parts (which would normally be trashed by Mrs. Transporter) for such projects...
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Old 27-04-2008, 10:41 AM   #4
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Lovely!

A Men in Black size, small alien transporter!

Great.

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Old 27-04-2008, 10:49 AM   #5
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It looks great! Reminds me of what I drive at the weekends..

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Old 27-04-2008, 11:43 AM   #6
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Brilliant Liberator, looks really cool, very clever.... Flash Gordon!!
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Old 27-04-2008, 11:47 AM   #7
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Definitely cool LiberatorNice details and it does have that 50's 60's feel to it Also could see Barbarella climbing out
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Old 27-04-2008, 07:46 PM   #8
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Just noticed reflected in the gold finish in the third pic there - you've got a trainee with you!
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Old 27-04-2008, 08:23 PM   #9
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Just noticed reflected in the gold finish in the third pic there - you've got a trainee with you!
I noticed that, too. Very, very cool!!
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Old 28-04-2008, 06:13 AM   #10
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I noticed that, too. Very, very cool!!
Yes my trainee - attached to the hip when I'm down in the shed. As soon as I'm down there he's with me - sometimes driving me mad with his incessant chatter. I would never want it any other way!

We have built an Army Tank once - well me mostly. I seriously need to get hold of the Revell Germany Star Wars kits - the snap tite ones so he can build one himself think he would love the AT-At - nice size kit. He is "developmentally delayed" so I have to keep things simple for him.
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Old 28-04-2008, 07:44 AM   #11
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That is absolutely eggcellent!!
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Old 28-04-2008, 08:50 AM   #12
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A yoke gone bad....

Its one of the troubles I have liberator, trying to find stuff my almost 6 year old can do without me doing most of it.
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Old 28-04-2008, 08:51 AM   #13
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Nice build..

You got to get a figure in there... too cool...
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Old 28-04-2008, 07:18 PM   #14
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Given the Flash Gordon-like design and the tradition of naming craft after females, how about (Dale) "Arden", as in, "... she was an Arden to find a name for"

(... perhaps I'll just shut up and drink the rest of the champagne...)
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Old 28-04-2008, 08:41 PM   #15
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what a lovely way to spend a wet day. the craft is looking good . i have a box of bits ( not model bits ) that would otherwise get chucked out, but have yet to put them to use.
i would call it "the Ferrero"
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Old 28-04-2008, 09:05 PM   #16
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Hey that's a brilliant project. I've used a few of these Ferrero Rocher chocolate containers too, but only the clear plastic half for windows. Your use of the whole thing is really imaginary!

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Old 29-04-2008, 02:15 AM   #17
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I just got a couple of the containers myself after Easter, but I didn't envision anything like that! Yeah, the idea has merit, very much so!! I see I need to find some Australian honey, though. Nice shape for a rocket motor.
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Old 29-04-2008, 02:47 AM   #18
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Oh, I really, really like that. 'This spacecraft is made from 100% recycled materials'.

I can imagine a Treen (from 'Dan Dare') zipping around in that thing.

Liberator, I assume you've seen the 'fatherhood' commercials shown on TV recently? You're living & breathing that stuff.
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Old 29-04-2008, 06:57 AM   #19
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Really cool stuff, there, Liberator
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I like it...Very original Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers-looking. How about O.V.A. Fighter for a name?

Dana
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