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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 28, 2018 2:02 PM

Gamera
In 1/800th the Icarus would be pretty close in size to Kirk's Enterprise!!!

LOL.  I never claimed I was very smart.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 28, 2018 3:09 PM

Well--I trolled the net for two hours and I didn't find anything better. In my estimation, the ideal figures are the ones Timmy found. The scale is correct, the uniforms are a close match, even the poses are workable for modification. It only lacks a female. But that could be modified.

Tim--I must hand it to you. Once again-- your instincts are spot on. You picked the correct option before you even knew the correct scale. Two gold stars for that my friend. StarStar And--two thumbs up! YesYes Ah what the heck. And a beer!Beer

But--I can't justify paying that much. With shipping it has to reach over $50. No way; I can't do it. It goes against my grain. 

So, I went cheap at under $9 and purchased the set off Amazon. There are unknowns with this. But, the most I'll lose is $9.

Here is what I am thinking...

Below: Notice the female figures pointed to by the red lines. I hope to modify one of them into Stewart the corpse. What really works with this is that this figure has her hands folded, just as Stewart does. Or, close to it. I am not shooting for exact. There will be modifcations to this figure for sure. But--it looks like a good base to start with.

Below: This guy could be modified to represent Taylor, or even the other two. That's if I choose to. My original plan was to have Stewart in her chamber, and the others evacuated from the ship. They were not to be included in the dio. The dio is to loosely represent the final seconds before it sinks. By that time, in the movie, the guys are a long way off in their raft. That is still my plan. We'll see when I get there. 

 

So, that is the latest developement from on the road to Icarus.

 

 

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:02 PM

Bakster
This changes things a bunch. With it being 1:48 there is a lot more out there to choose from

Not only that, but you can "cheat" if you care to.

Use 1/48 for Chuck Heston, and 1/50 for all others

At 1/50, 6' is 1.44"  {((1 / 50 )* 6' ) * 12"}

At 1/48, 6' is 1.5"    {((1 / 48) * 6') * 12"}

Going back'ards, 1.44" at 1/48 is {1.44 * 48 = 69.12"} or 5'-9 1/8" tall.

Or, just buy Heller 1/48 figures; all Heller figures seem to scale small, like they are all 5'-6" tall.  Some of the Preiser figures in O scale seem closer to 1/50 than 1/48, too.

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:43 PM

Bakster
Tim--I must hand it to you. Once again-- your instincts are spot on. You picked the correct option before you even knew the correct scale.

I do stuff like that  "ALL THE TIME". I get the right answer the first time , then second guess myself for a week.

B. T. W.  That pile of Flesh Colored people look's like it should get an X rating .

Good thing you pointed out the Female figure's , They all looked the same to me.

And this guy look's like he should be smoking a pipe.

History Professer ? ? ? 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:52 PM

Here's my 1/48 Crows nest ICARUS build...

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:53 PM

Bakster
Two gold stars for that my friend.  And--two thumbs up!  Ah what the heck. And a beer!

I don't care for beer .... but I'm off for the next 48 hour's ..... so then "This" happened.

CHEER'S !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, July 28, 2018 4:56 PM

Jim Kirk
Here's my 1/48 Crows nest ICARUS build...

Now we're talking !  We should have looked you up on day one.

NICE ! ! !  And the console panel is "Spot On" !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, July 28, 2018 5:03 PM
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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 28, 2018 5:14 PM

littletimmy

  

I don't care for beer .... but I'm off for the next 48 hour's ..... so then "This" happened.

CHEER'S !

 

That was my yesterday. Oh boy. Drunk posts from Tim tonight.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 28, 2018 5:16 PM

Yours look good...  Mine won't have anywhere as much detail.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, July 28, 2018 5:19 PM

CapnMac82
Not only that, but you can "cheat" if you care to. Use 1/48 for Chuck Heston, and 1/50 for all others At 1/50, 6' is 1.44"  {((1 / 50 )* 6' ) * 12"} At 1/48, 6' is 1.5"    {((1 / 48) * 6') * 12"} Going back'ards, 1.44" at 1/48 is {1.44 * 48 = 69.12"} or 5'-9 1/8" tall. Or, just buy Heller 1/48 figures; all Heller figures seem to scale small, like they are all 5'-6" tall.  Some of the Preiser figures in O scale seem closer to 1/50 than 1/48, too

From the review I read--what I am getting will range from 30 to 37 mm. Which, is probably okay. Not everyone is the same height. It will make making the conformed beds interesting.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, July 30, 2018 9:02 PM

Working off impulse power this pig with lipstick has reached an outpost for its next phase of repair.

For what it's worth, I have the clam shells as structurally sound as I am going to get them. When the time comes, I should be able to use much thinner applications of bondo in order to bring it all together, hopefully. That phase will be down the road. 

You probably can't tell that much from the images, but it is a far cry from where she was before. This was an unbelievable beast to repair.

I will probably tackle all the holes next. Shaking my head.

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, July 30, 2018 10:08 PM

I will probably tackle all the holes next. Shaking my head.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:59 PM

Bakster: Yeah, I think breaking out the Bondo is the right idea too! Best of luck!!!

 

Maybe you could call on the blessing of the Monkey King!!!

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:52 PM

Gamera
Maybe you could call on the blessing of the Monkey King!!!

I watched your video and thought, when does Gamera appear in the movie. Then I remembered, I'm writing to him now! I always liked your flaming appendages.

Gamera
I think breaking out the Bondo is the right idea too!

Or maybe breaking out the hammer? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:14 PM

Is that electric Saw plugged in and charged ?

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:22 PM

littletimmy

Is that electric Saw plugged in and charged ?

 

Ready, waiting, and very willing.

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:40 PM

Bakster
Or maybe breaking out the hammer? 

                                                

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:44 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Bakster
Or maybe breaking out the hammer? 

 

                                                

 

Oops. My deliberate hammering shattered it. That's a shame.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:13 PM

Lol, yeah does look like a fire-breathing turtle would fit in there.

 

Whelp give a monkey a hammer and what do you expect??? Wink

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

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 7:14 PM

Gamera
Whelp give a monkey a hammer and what do you expect???

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 7:27 PM

Exactly, Gamera.

You know something? That skull kind of looks like the wart encrusted nose of my model. That monkey isn't stupid. He knows a bad thing when he sees it.

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, August 03, 2018 8:22 PM

Well.....

I just "Hacked" my way back onto the forum.

But I dont have anything "importaint" to say sooooo......

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:51 PM

Wow , 6 day's without an update , Cheesy advice, or picture's of "Destroyed Spacecraft" !

What we know , .... so far ...

TOUCHDOWN:

Oopps...

Oh NO ! We've run Afowl of the law.... ( Ape law , that is ...)

On trial.... For talking ?

There's no place like home.

This is what happen's , when the world run's out of model kit's !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:26 PM

Now, timmy, you know good and well Excellence cannot be rushed.

 

Instead, you beark the squad up into Fire Teams and flank it from either side Smile

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:16 PM

CapnMac82
Instead, you beark the squad up into Fire Teams and flank it from either side

                                                 L O L 

                                                         

Just trying to keep this WIP on the first page. So I "Bumped it" ..... 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 10, 2018 12:02 AM

Tim--I have no progress to report. Odd happenings--strange tales--lost shipment-- warped model--woes me. How is that for poetic monkey cheese.  

Thanks for the bump but... I've lost that lovin feeling. I hate it when that happens.

You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
And there's no tenderness like before in your fingertips
You're trying hard not to show it, [(baby)]
But baby, baby I know it

You've lost that lovin' feelin'
Whoa, that lovin' feelin'
You've lost that lovin' feelin'
Now it's gone... gone... gone... woah

Now there's no welcome look in your eyes when I reach for you
And now you're starting to criticize the things I do
It makes me just feel like crying [(baby)]
'Cause baby, something beautiful's dying

You lost that lovin' feelin'
Whoa, that lovin' feelin'
You've lost that lovin' feelin'
Now it's gone... gone... gone... woah

Baby baby, I get down on my knees for you

If you would only love me like you used to do, yeah

We had a love, a love, a love you don't find everyday

So don't, don't, don't, don't let it slip away

Baby (baby), baby (baby)
I beg of you please... please,
I need your love (I need your love),
I need your love (I need your love),
Well, bring it on back (So bring it on back),
Bring it on back (so bring it on back).

Bring back that lovin' feelin'
Whoa, that lovin' feelin'
Bring back that lovin' feelin'
'Cause it's gone... gone... gone
And I can't go on, woah

 

The Icarus--No Lovin Feeling.

 

Bakster Records



 

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, August 10, 2018 7:51 PM

                                       L O L !!!


This remind's me of the girl that broke my heart in high school.

I hid in my room and listend to the Alan Parsons Project song , " since the last goodby"

It took 3 day's , ..... but I was soon back on a steady diet of Ozzy Ozbourne .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, August 10, 2018 8:10 PM

When it comes right down to it , were all kinda "nerdy", "sci-fi", "Plastihaulics"  here. I know where your current state of mind is coming from. Been there ... didnt glue that...... can I smash it now ?

This should cheer you up.... ( or at the very least, cause you to flashback to a more creative time in your life...)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 11, 2018 9:55 AM

littletimmy

                                       L O L !!!


This remind's me of the girl that broke my heart in high school.

I hid in my room and listend to the Alan Parsons Project song , " since the last goodby"

It took 3 day's , ..... but I was soon back on a steady diet of Ozzy Ozbourne .

 

LOL!  Tim... leave it to you to understand me. Laughing. That is a funny story about your high school sweetheart. Not that it happened, but how you dealt with it. Three days seems to be the magic number. Life happenings crushed my heart many times, but nothing like this one:

My Dad, not much for spending time with us kids, sure had a passion for animals and such. We grew up on an old farm and he seemed to get every pet imaginable. Some of the more exotic was a pair of Red Tailed Hawks. He had planned to train them. He snatched the pair from a nest high up where not many would venture. They were pretty cool. Anyway, eventually, they took off. That is a long story, but he set out to get another pair. Not finding a nest of Hawks, he found a nest of crows. I suppose he thought, well, I'm up here, I might as well take a pair. He did this with a buddy from work. His buddy took one, and my Dad took one. We called ours Duke. Let me tell you, crows make awesome pets. Duke followed us everywhere, and there was many a day that he sat perched on my shoulder nuzzled next to my face. I can tell you many stories that I suppose might fill a small book. I loved that little guy. He was the most faithful pet I could have imagined. If he didn't like you though, look out. He had a pension to doo doo people as they walked below. He was very skilled. Lol. He did this to people that outwardly said that they didn't like him. Animals know these things. 

One day, I was racing around in the fields with our minibike. It was late in the summer season, and the grass was tall. I came around a bend and there was Duke. He was walking along the path. I had only a millisecond to react, it was too late. I looked back to see Duke fluttering as only any mortally wounded creature could. He was dead in seconds.

I was crushed. Like you Tim, I cried for three days straight. It was terrible. After the third day I started to recover. We had Duke for about 1 year. My Dads friend had his for I think 8 years. He told my Dad that they trained theirs to talk, like a parrot can talk. They are incredibly intelligent. 

And that is my story of Duke.

BTW Tim. Alan Parsons was one of my favorite groups to listen to. Them, Pink Floyd, and Emerson Lake and Palmer. 

 

 

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