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First Foray into Sci-Fi

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I did Art at school in Years 9&10.  We were big fans of Frank Frazetta's fantasy art.  Some of the kids were really good at replicating his style.  I was shoot-house at it 😁.  But when I revisited some of his pics lately, I got  an idea.

 

I'll probably not include the hot looking naked fairy girl unless I can find a suitable 1/48 figure 😉  & the other bits in the air!

 

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I'm using some old Tamiya WW2 groundcrew figures and some spare pilots for the spaceman.  I've made a little progress on this, but need to add more detail with Epoxy then sand very carefully to shape.  

 

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Lots more fiddly stuff to do on this guy!

 

I'll probably use the spare transparent fuselage parts from a 1/48 Fouga Magister for his spacecraft.

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Giving him some muscles & a space helmet.

 

Still looks like he's had a few too many trips to Macca's though.

 

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A few touch ups and he'll be done.  Not as smooth as I'd planned, but in 1/48, it's pretty tricky to scratch build a figure and with the naked eye it looks OK.

 

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Starting on his spaceship fuselage frame.

 

Was hoping to use parts of a 1/48 jet fuselage, but it is the wrong shape so will have to scratch the lot.

 

I've since added Araldite to the plastic-brass wire joins to strengthen as Superglue is too weak.

 

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Now trying to figure out how to add wings.  Just trail & error, no blueprint/measurements to go on.

 

Been looking at radio control aircraft building websites to get some basic ideas.  A few spars & formers is the current plan, then skin with either drink can aluminium or maybe thin styrene sheet.

 

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Some basic cockpit details scratched up.  Who knows what this spaceship cockpit looks like 🤷‍♂️, all you can see in the pic is part of a brown seat & console, so artistic licence rules eh!

 

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