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1953 Martian War Machine

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  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Ridott, Illinois
1953 Martian War Machine
Posted by Banshee1000 on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:22 PM

The 1/48 Pegasus kit.  Thanks for letting me share.





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    January, 2003
  • From: Washington, DC
Posted by TomZ2 on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:57 PM

All hail hypnotoad! Oops! Wrong SF continuity! Never mind … The Martians had calculated their descent with amazing perfection and subtlety! Recalibrate the magnetic blister to emit a neutralizes meson! We know now we can’t beat their machines! (Remember, it’s not technobabble if it’s said by an engineer.)

Occasional factual, grammatical, or spelling variations are inherent to this thesis and should not be considered as defects, as they enhance the individuality and character of this document.

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    April, 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:10 PM

Nice work, Banshee!  I really like the ruined building on the base.  I built a garage shop resin model of the Martian War Machine, years ago, but it lacks the interest that this one has.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by TD4438 on Sunday, June 10, 2012 8:03 AM

How did you get that flawless metallic finish?

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    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:48 AM


How did you get that flawless metallic finish?

Ditto, what did you use to paint the body?

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  • From: Ridott, Illinois
Posted by Banshee1000 on Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:00 AM

Thank you, everyone, for your kind remarks.

There's some extensive puttly and sanding for the underbody seams and the eyestalk, so I primered with Tamiya Fine White Surface Primer, sanded progressively down to the micro mask 12000, covered with Model Master Metalizer stainless stell and misted with Testors enamel copper from the little bottle.

Misted copper over stainless steel finish I learned from the Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine, where another modeler used the technique to replicate what he saw as the finish from the movies. 

Thank you, again.


  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 11, 2012 7:33 PM

Great job on the war-machine and I love the ruined building, rubble base. Somehow it makes the craft look even more deadly Cool

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


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    June, 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Monday, June 18, 2012 7:07 PM

fabulous build. it just needs an appropriate background to tie it all together (and hide the mounting pipe)

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    February, 2013
Posted by Offlaker on Friday, March 22, 2013 9:49 PM

Beautiful! Brings back memories. While other sci-fi movies of the time followed the same template, this movie featured unique alien ships that I don't have equaled yet. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by DennsDB63 on Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:08 AM


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    October, 2010
  • From: Hoodsport, WA
Posted by Dogfish_7 on Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:13 PM

Can't wait to see it with the Dio all complete!


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  • From: San Diego, CA, USA
Posted by Gerry on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:03 PM

Nice work. Beautiful metallic finish on the hull.

Metals area always a challenge for me. Your works inspiring.

Gerry ...Young at Heart - Other parts slightly older.


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