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Prometheus
Posted by Spark84 on Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:15 PM

I know this isn't a movie forum, but lets be honest, most of the kits in this section come from movies...

Anyway, If you haven't seen Prometheus yet... you should.

i just have one question, when do we get the kit for Prometheus itself!!!

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:33 PM

Looks very might like an advanced firefly class. With the movie having Joss Whedon s input it wouldnt surprise me.

 

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Posted by Kugai on Monday, June 11, 2012 1:06 AM

Spark84

i just have one question, when do we get the kit for Prometheus itself!!!

Probably in about 3 years would be my guess, and even then in resin.

Unfortunately, if there's anything in plastic, it will take a bit longer.  Just look at how long it took for the kits from Galaxy Quest and the newest War of the Worlds.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, June 11, 2012 6:47 AM

It pales in comparison to the original Alien movie I watched as a teenager. Of course, that movie was more of a horror movie set in space and set the standard for space monsters for decades.

The current movie had too many hidden agendas and clueless plot devices (why did characters do this or that) and never really answered the questions that were the whole point of the journey.

I can see a sequel being made in a couple of years regardless of how well it does in theaters.

Overall, it was an entertaining movie. The ship was vastly superior in design to the Serenity in Firefly, but seemed like it suffered from the Tardis Effect; way too much inside stuff to fit in the central hull.

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Posted by BashMonkey on Monday, June 11, 2012 5:41 PM

I'll bet we get only resin unless Mobius or Polar Light can pull one out of the hat. I for one would love a plastic Alien horseshoe kit, the resin ones are just too small or too expensive.

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Posted by Spark84 on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:55 AM

My money is in the "hope pile"... hoping that Mobius does one... and maybe in that case we'll get a Sulaco that is affordable!

and now that you say so, you're right it does resemble the serenity... this is what that ship should have been. i always thought serenity looked sorta silly. (but the show was great, i miss it dearly)

Prometheus was a decent movie, though i did feel like it moved way to fast. all the things that happened did so at an alarming rate and it seemed like we were moving on to the next scene before they fully explained the one we just left. it needed to be more like a three hour movie to capture everything well enough. but definitely entertaining and worth seeing in the theater.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:51 AM

I loved Firefly; I was attending the Army Logistics Management College at Ft. Lee, VA when it came out. I remember talking to my wife about this new sci-fi show that was really great. When I came home in December 2002, I was looking for it on TV to show her, and it wasn't there. They just ended the series.

A few years later I picked up the DVD that had all the episodes, even the unaired ones, in order. The series made more sense after watching them in order.

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Posted by Kugai on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:12 AM

Personally, I always thought that the Serenity was just right for the story.  Something like Prometheus thrown in would have looked good, but been odd plot-wise, IMO.

This ship in this story is supposed to be a pretty new ship for exploration duty.  Serenity was supposed to be more clunky, kinda like the first cars some of us guys had ( mine was an '84 Chevette, and I still have the keys though the car's been gone for almost 20 years ).

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, June 22, 2012 7:31 PM

1984? that was the year I bought my first new car (1984 Wolfsburg Edition VW Rabbit).

Yes, the Prometheus would have looked too futuristic for Firefly, but the overall look of the Serenity was odd and looked out of place. For a cargo ship, it seems ungainly and smallish (cargo bay interior) with an awful lot of living space, more than the crew needed.

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Posted by Centerdeck2 on Friday, June 22, 2012 7:38 PM

Mmmm... Firefly.  I'll be in my bunk.

 

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Posted by Star Wars Steve on Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:40 PM

Would be good to see this made in kit form, but as for me, I doubt I would buy it.

Scale Solutions makes a fine "boneship" case in resin, and the seller has 30% off at the minute. A great looking kit that comes with a mini pilot and pilot room covered with a transparent dome..nice kit.

The older Halcyon Nostromo is still a worthy kit too, if you can get it.

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Posted by BashMonkey on Saturday, June 23, 2012 11:52 PM

Star Wars Steve

The older Halcyon Nostromo is still a worthy kit too, if you can get it.

I was just at 'Monsters in Motion' today and they had a Nostromo kit sitting on the shelfs, nice but Wheeew! the price!! Surprise

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:49 PM

I bought most of the Halcyon Alien/Aliens kits when they came out in the early to mid 90s. Even back then the Nostromo was way out of the ballpark in what I would pay for a plastic model kit. I bought the shuttle Ripley uses to escape the Nostromo, the name escapes me, but the kit was in 1/144 scale.

I also got a couple of the APCs the Marines used as well as the drop ship and a few of the larger scale Aliens. The APC is probably my favorite, the drop ship is rather disappointing; it doesn't even hold up to an old Hasegawa AH-64 Apache helicopter I bought when that first came out.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, June 24, 2012 11:20 PM

Rob Gronovius

I bought most of the Halcyon Alien/Aliens kits when they came out in the early to mid 90s.

I also got a couple of the APCs the Marines used 

I should have purchased that APC kit but  was losing interest in modeling at the time; still like the look of that APC.

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Posted by Centerdeck2 on Sunday, June 24, 2012 11:42 PM

So how much was the nostromo?  I looked on  their site and saw that the "towing vehicle" was 200....

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Monday, June 25, 2012 7:35 AM

It pales in comparison to the original Alien movie I watched as a teenager. Of course, that movie was more of a horror movie set in space and set the standard for space monsters for decades.

Ditto on the original.. Scared hell outta me as a teenager (and my teenage grlfriend, lol)-"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream".. How cool a a header is THAT?

After that, none of the sequels were as frightening.. "Aliens" was pretty good though, as an Action/Sci-Fi flivk, a good roller-coaster ride, with some great quotes...

Apone: "All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps! "

Hudson: "Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man? "

Vasquez: "No. Have you? "

Ripley:: Hudson! This little girl survived longer than that with no weapons and no training.
[to Newt]: Right?
[Newt apes a salute] Hudson:: Why don't you put her in charge?

Gorman: "Apone! Look... we can't have any firing in there. I, uh... I want you to collect magazines from everybody..

" Frost: What the hell are we supposed to use man? Harsh language?"

Ripley: "I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. "

Burke: Hold on a second. This installation has a substantial dollar value attached to it.

Ripley:: They can bill me!

(After Bishop volunteers to take a portable terminal outside to remote-pilot the second drop-ship:)

Bishop: Believe me, I'd prefer not to. I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid.

Ripley: These people are here to protect you. They're soldiers. "

Newt: It won't make any difference. "

And the most-quoted line of the movie:

Ripley (in power-lifter) to Alien Queen: "Get away from her, you B*TCH!!"

 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:16 PM

I had posted a reply during the exact moments the forum went into change. I don't recall everything I wrote, but I recall the larger spaceships like the Nostromo and Sulaco being over $100 and the APC and shuttle in the over $40 range, prices that were virtually unheard of in the early 1990s for plastic model kits.

Even the first Dragon model kits were just over $30 back then, another unheard of price at the time. The Halcyon kits were hard to find; I bought mine at a comic book store I used to frequent outside of Fort Hood in Killeen, TX. The regular hobby shops (two in town) didn't carry them.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:35 AM

Ditto on the original.. Scared hell outta me as a teenager (and my teenage grlfriend, lol)-"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream".. How cool a a header is THAT?

After that, none of the sequels were as frightening.. "Aliens" was pretty good though, as an Action/Sci-Fi flivk, a good roller-coaster ride, with some great quotes...

Yes, Alien was actually a horror movie and probably the scariest movie I had seen when it came out. Aliens was "Rambo in Space". It was a good, entertaining movie and fit right in with the fantasy action movies of the 1980s. It also gave us the now-standard sci-fi studly Hispanic supporting female character who is generally tougher then most of the male soldiers around. (see Resident Evil, Avatar, Battle Los Angeles, et al).

Never could figure out why Ripley would PO the queen by torching her eggs when she was going to nuke the planet from orbit anyway.

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Posted by BashMonkey on Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:06 AM

Centerdeck2, if you were asking me, Yep, 2 big ones. Like I said, nice but Wheew the price! If I had the cash I'd rather splash for a resin Outrider kit.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:12 PM

The boxes have seen better days, but this thread motivated me to dig around for some of the older Halcyon kits. I did not locate the shuttle but I did find the built APC, just forgot to add it to the pile before I took the picture. Also a couple of old Revell Robotech kits that happened to be in the same moving box. I know I have a few built and unbuilt Aliens, but I didn't find them during my afternoon spelunking trip.

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:53 PM

BashMonkey

the resin ones are just too small or too expensive.

it's a double-whammy. Resin is expensive, and so is the licensing.

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Posted by Gerry on Saturday, June 30, 2012 9:45 AM

The model will be more entertaining than the movie.

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Posted by Kugai on Saturday, June 30, 2012 3:05 PM

Rob Gronovius

 I bought the shuttle Ripley uses to escape the Nostromo, the name escapes me, but the kit was in 1/144 scale.

I also got a couple of the APCs the Marines used as well as the drop ship and a few of the larger scale Aliens. The APC is probably my favorite, the drop ship is rather disappointing; it doesn't even hold up to an old Hasegawa AH-64 Apache helicopter I bought when that first came out.

The shuttle was named "Narcissus," and I have one waiting for final detailing and weathering.

I also have a dropship in the stash somewhere.  You're right about the disappointing detail.  Mine's waiting for my scratchbuilding skills to be up to detailing the completely blank APC bay.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:26 PM

Once upon a time, someone made an in scale APC for the dropship. I never got it because it was crazy expensive and the ship itself would be a major overhaul to really detail out just to add the APC.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:31 AM

Hi ! I thought the PROMETHEUS was the ship in that movie where they swam around inside that fellow. Am I wrong ? I wonder , because the model is nothing like the ship in the movie. If I am off base here , sorry ,       tankerbuilder

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Saturday, December 22, 2012 8:38 AM

Hi,ROB !

      Hey those kits look just like one of my parts drawer contents. I bought the stuff all mixed up at a yard sale. I saw many things in there that get used on ships , believe it or not !  In 1/96 scale all those diamond tread areas make good floors for the open 40 MM gun mounts .

      I also used some of the parts to creat a deep diving  minisub for an oceanographic research conversion I am doing to LINDBERG,S minesweeper kit. Can these still be found ? They look verry interrestiing !          tankerbuilder

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