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fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Humor in modelling.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:00 PM

Well, I have finally succeeded in learning how to post pics again after the photoucket fiasco so I thought I'd start posting pics of builds since then. This one is a result of a club member trading the Pegasus kit of the creature from mars to me for an armor kit I didn't have immediate plans for. It is a heavy vinyl figure and it stayed on the shelf for a while until I decided to build it for a contest and enter in the sci-fi class. I didn't want to just enter it by itself but couldn't decide just what to do with it. Happened to go to an R/C club fly-in and saw one of the members with a "flying saucer" model. It flew pretty well and gave everyone a good laugh. That was it. I'd reverse the process. Have the creature flying a WWI or WWII plane. Well, here are the results.

 https://photos.app.goo.gl/smtUTJPXMU82xkgX8

1/2 the base is part scale RR gravel glued to the base and sprayed with various shades of Vallejo red for the surface of mars. The other 1/2 is black sand paper for the runway.

Repositioned the arms using hot water and spray painted the figure in a combination of red and orange for a sort of wierd color. Painted the "blood vessels by hand in a dark blue.  Scratch built the R/C unit and positioned the arms to hold the unit. The Spad is a Bachman model train item taken apart and repainted. Same with the P-51. My wife shrunk a pic of mars off the internet and the easel was a no brainer.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nVCFCYKJJHkJACmY8

Placed the Spad on a thin wire into a drilled hole in the base for taking off.

 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NcKS5UWWNVwk3Y1t5

It's actually a very simple model to put together. Only the head, arms and eye section. The rest took only a couple of days mostly letting glue and paint dry.

Enjoy. 

Jim  Captain

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    September, 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:59 PM

I like it, way to think off the planet! Made me smile.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:09 PM

That is TOO COOL !

( Now I want one ..... )

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

  

 

    

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:01 PM

Really cool - now are the electric only or gas allowed!

Always thought this would be a great diorama idea.... cause, well I'm stoopid

Thanks,

John

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    October, 2005
Posted by CG Bob on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:10 PM

A few years ago, I built the Legend Boat Models kit of a Jersey Speed Skiff; and installed some rc gear.  I decided to have some fun with the kit and modified the Lindberg Alien (or Extraterrestial) as a driver - I call him CAPT Roswell.  The boat's name is SWAMP GAS with a home port of Grovers Mill, NJ.  The boat number is JS-51 as in Area 51.  The state registration number is NJ 1938 OW; Orson Wells did his radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds" in 1938.  The boat has the burgee of the Yeti Yacht Club on the bow.

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:50 PM

Beautiful model Bob.  Super fun stuff with the alien skipper lol

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:58 PM

Cool idea Jim Big Smile Looks good Yes

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, August 31, 2018 10:56 AM

Hey Jim,

This is a bit off-topic, but how about a WIP on that 1/12 Pocher kit your signature says you have in process?

Smile

I got so excited when I saw a Pocher kit mentioned that I forgot the actual topic of this thread!

-Greg

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 31, 2018 11:10 AM

Fox: Rotfl!!! Saw a guy a show years ago who had a group of figures holding controllers and tiny toy cars with antenna to give that R/C look. At the end there was a 'grey' in a Dale Earnhart shirt with a black flying saucer with a three on the side! 

 

Bob: That pretty awesome too!!! 

 

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

 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, August 31, 2018 9:21 PM

Hi Greg,

I'll start putting the pics together now. I might or might not get it done tonight. If  don't, I'll post them tomorrow. I guess I better post them in the Auto section. 

OK, see you later.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, September 01, 2018 10:40 PM

John, they are about 75% elect. and 25% gas. It's still the persons choice. With being easier to work with and less mess, the choice is becoming easier every day. Plus, they are making the electrics more powerful so they will power bigger planes.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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