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The Race Into Space GB, October 2018 - July 2019 (Ended)

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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:23 PM

Thanks guys! 

I wish I could help you Mach71, but I got the figure in a Christmas gift exchange and the guy who donated it had it for years... 

I dunno Gary, you could print off some copies and see if anything looks good to you. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Friday, June 28, 2019 3:04 PM

Mach71>  Revell has released the astronaut figure again, but where you could buy it I could not tell you.

https://www.revell.de/en/products/modelmaking/space-scifi/50th-anniversary-moon-landing/

Oh, and I have the DVD box set of "UFO".  Couldn't pass it up!  Big Smile

Here's a question I've been pondering.  The black circle I made for the Vostok to sit on, I've been considering making a "flame" pattern as if you were looking down as the rocket were launching from its pad.  I'm not sure if I have the artistic talent to create a believable representation, so I'm on the lookout for images of the rockets taking off with a view looking down.  Might be an impossible task, but I'll explore the possibility.  Smile

Gary

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, June 28, 2019 12:34 PM

Buzz looks great Gamera! I never built that kit as a kid, I hope Revell re releases it again.

 

UFO is a must see if you like science fiction. Purple haired women in silver catsuits, Neru jackets, Moonbase, Nuclear cars, It's what the '80s should have been!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 9:21 AM

Thanks Gary, I'll check the left arm when I get home. Hopefully I can get it fixed without too much more work. 

Good luck with the booster decals. Sounds cool! 

Plus I really need to get my hands on UFO sometime, I'd like to at least give it a whirl. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Friday, June 28, 2019 8:53 AM

Gamera>  "UFO" was one of those shows best viewed at the age of 13-15.  It's kinda campy in a "British" way.  It does have a premise that Star Trek used on occasion:  the aliens are using humans as organ donors (as unlikely as that seems in reality).  Good fun!

The astronaut figure looks great!  I only see a slight seam on the left arm.  Nothing some paint can't fix!  Smile

UPDATE: My third project for the AMT Man In Space boosters is coming along.  I need to do some last detailing on the capsules, then I can print out some decals for application.  I think I can finish them up by the 20th.  I hope!  The hardest part is figuring out how to mount them.

Gary

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 8:38 AM

BTW: Between posting photos of candy and three-eyed Venusians I actually DID get more work done on Buzz Lightlight. There are a few rough areas on the legs but with the deadline coming up and diminished returns from doing the same areas over and over I think it's about time to stick a fork in this one. So I attached the life support pack and put the hoses on last night. Hopefully I'll get a base coat down on the whole thing this weekend and maybe some highlights and shading.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 28, 2019 7:43 AM

Mach71: Looks sharp! Not much more to do now, almost there! 

Gary: Funny, I've heard so much about the Gerry Anderson shows but I still haven't watched any of them! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:52 PM

Thanks. 

It's an almost 50 year old kit and it's modeling.

 

Bakster I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on your jeep!

 

Gary, UFO is one of my favorite shows! I love the "look" of it. One day I'll build my SHADO Interceptor kit.

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:56 PM

Mach71> Welcome back!  The Vette is looking great, despite your problems.  Too bad you don't have a 1/25th scale Apollo astronaut to go with it.  Big Smile

Bakster>  Hope to see the jeep soon.  Glad to hear she's almost done!

Gamera>  Heh!  I don't think I've watched a UFO series since "UFO" by Gerry Anderson!

You know, I don't remember the 1980s being anything like that...  Must be the aliens!  Stick out tongue

Gary

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:08 PM

Mach, your Vett looks sweet! Darn about the chassis issue but whatever makes it work. I have the same problem with my Jeep. Speaking of, I am almost done with it. I will post an update within the next few days.

 

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:15 PM

Gary that is a great background for the Vostok, It fits the model perfectly.

 

I'm back home, only a little sunburned, and I found just a bit of time at my bench.

 

I got the wheels on, not without issues. The top/front A frames don't have clearence.

One came lose and one came off. Thats fixed. The chassis is now a rolling chassis!

Small steps.

 

 

 

The firewall and cockpit are just placed on the chassis, they will get glued to the body once I gloss coat it. Maybe tomorrow.

I started on the tail lights, not a big project. 

 

Thats it for now.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:59 PM

Considering both played aliens in this episode it struck me as funny that Hoyt would play the first doctor, Dr. 'Bones' Boyce' on Star Trek. 

And Phillips would play a USAF office, Colonel Bourne, in the 'Sighting 4023: The I-Man Incident' of Project U.F.O. I wish he'd take his hat off at the end of episode and open his third eye 'We're already here, suckas!!!' 

Btw: The Project U.F.O. series is on YouTube if you ever have the hankering to watch it. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:31 PM

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:26 PM

Gamera

I was thinking the Venusian had the third eye and the Martian had three hands. 

Of course it's been a long time since I saw the episode so I could be mistaken. 

 

You're right. I just looked it up. Wink

I was rooting for Barney Phillips, I never much careed for John Hoyt.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:09 PM

I was thinking the Venusian had the third eye and the Martian had three hands. 

Of course it's been a long time since I saw the episode so I could be mistaken. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:52 AM

If I'm not mistaken, the Venusion had the extra hands. 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:37 AM

Lol, only that the Martian used the third hand to smoke cigerettes. Probably healther for me have just two... Stick out tongue

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:56 AM

Gamera>  Thanks for making me laugh this morning.  I had forgotten about that Twilight Zone episode.  Too bad you're not a Martian with the third arm.  Might come in more "handy" for modeling!  Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:15 AM

GAF

Modelcrazy>  I guess they had good reason to be proud.  Smile

Gamera>  How do the tri-focals work for model building?  Wink

Gary

 

It's actually of question of getting them to all line up...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:38 PM

Modelcrazy>  I guess they had good reason to be proud.  Smile

Gamera>  How do the tri-focals work for model building?  Wink

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:12 PM

They were sure proud of themselves. 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:13 PM

GAF

Since I didn't have a Soviet Space poster large enough, I just used some photo manipulation to make a background.  Big Smile

Zamechatel'no!

Gariski

 

 

Very cool!!! 

 

PS: Yes, my eyes are crooked- all three of them... Propeller

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:05 PM

GAF

Since I didn't have a Soviet Space poster large enough, I just used some photo manipulation to make a background.  Big Smile

Zamechatel'no!

Gariski

 

 

That looks cool. I like it.

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:52 PM

Since I didn't have a Soviet Space poster large enough, I just used some photo manipulation to make a background.  Big Smile

Zamechatel'no!

Gariski

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:30 PM

Gamera>  I don't think your eyes are crooked!  I think there is some lense distortion, as you can tell by comparing the last two photos.  The model does seem to "bend" as it gets closer to the top of the image.  A trick of the camera, I believe.  As I've seen it in both the smartphone and my Canon SX160/S, I think it's a common effect.  All it means is that I'm not a very good photographer!  Sad

Gary

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:45 AM

Gary: Maybe my eyes are crooked, looks fine in these photos. Very nice work! I need a Soviet booster in my collection... 

Mach71: Thanks again, those are great photos. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:04 PM

Mach71>  That's a great view!  Looks like nice weather, so you're lucky.  Big Smile

As stated, I took some more shots of the Vostok tonight using my smartphone.  I must admit, the rocket does seem like it's leaning when the phone is turned vertically.  However, when I turn it back horizontal, the lean disappears.  I think it's a trick of the camera, though what causes it I cannot say.

Here's the best images I took tonight.

Here's a couple of earlier shot of the unfinished model for comparison.

Your opinions are welcome.

Gary

 

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:12 PM

Modelcrazy, Kill Devil hill is right next to the area. It's about 100 ft high. The Wright obilisk is on top of it. They flew the gliders from there. My understanding is the powered flight needed level ground so they used the flat near the hanger/living shed.

 

 

This is the view from the top of Kill Devil hill. looking down on the 1st powered flight area.

 

Gary, the matting is there to hold the sand in place. My understanding it the grass was planted to stabilize the sand, and people walking the flight route kills the grass, allowing the sand to start shifting. 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:42 PM

Thanks for the kind words on the Vostok!  It turned out fairly nice.

Gamera>  I'm not sure about the angle, though it does appear to lean in the photos.  That may be a combination of the camera and the posters behind it.  I'm not sure I got them entirely straight.  Anyway, I'm not happy with the ones I've posted (I took two sets with my regular camera and the smartphone), so I think I'll try a couple more with different background just to make sure everything is okay.

Mach71>  Nice photos of the Wright memorials!  One small step for man.  Smile  BTW, what is that mat material on the walkway?  I guess the ground can get pretty soggy there.

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:32 PM

Awsome job Gary. Toast Gagarin would be proud.

Gam, I think the photo is askew just a tad. The rocket is just right.

Mach, nice photos. I always thought the first flight was from a hill for some reason. Maybe it was their glider.

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