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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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I abandoned my attempt to make the fuselage panels from drink can aluminium (may still use it on the wings?), and went for styrene sheet instead - much easier to work with and more forgiving.

 

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Wow, that's coming along nicely. You've got some scratch building skills.  🙂

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It's coming along.  Not as smooth as I'd planned, but scratching everything is a learning curve. I tried to vac-form the canopies but failed, so ended up cutting down some spares to fit.

 

I've decided I will add the naked fairy girl 😁 I can buy a 6 pack of scantily dressed 1/35 WW2 pinup girls & cut & paste with some anatomical modifications 😉

 

A friend in making a circular wooden base for me.  I'll buy some of that AK carving foam (never used it before) to make the rock scenery.

 

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Spaceship now done.  Tamiya paint bottle for scale.  Even in 1/48, it is very small.

 

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That turned out great!

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Very nice. I love the gull wings.

 

The crash damage looks very convincing. Especially the shredded and torn skin

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Put all the progress pics together in the build video.  Music might not play in some countries....but what else was more appropriate than 'Rocket Man'.

 

 

 

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That is so very cool and a great introduction to scifi modeling. Clearly your not new to building though.

I really like this. Well done! Look forward to seeing more scifi from you in the future 

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Thanks gents.  I'm really happy with the base & spacecraft, but think I could have done a bit better on the figures.  In the end, the pilot was 1/48, but the fairy 1/35 & I had to put her further to the left than in the Frazetta painting.  And she was too scrawny, so I had to fatten her up a bit with Epoxy (a Botticelli style girl).  Her butt is still a bit small though!

 

The rocks on the base are made from AK-Interactive carving foam.  This stuff is absolutely the ducks nuts, so easy to work with.  But make sure you wear a dust mask, else you'll think you are coming down with Corona, esp. when sanding it.  Lots of small particles are liberated.

 

My wife & I watched Bladerunner 2049 this arvo which gave me a few ideas for another Sci-Fi theme.

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4 hours ago, Thommo said:

My wife & I watched Bladerunner 2049 this arvo which gave me a few ideas for another Sci-Fi theme.

 

Great Movie. I recently watched the original and sequel back to back. They did a really good job continuing the story so many years later.

 

 That's a really cool vignette.  I love that 60's/70's pop-sci vibe.  Really nice job.  The figures look great to me.  Impressive job on the fairy.

 

 

 

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Thommo,

I was caught off-guard as I read your introduction, because I thought you were building a

ready-made kit. Wow, what a pleasant surprise in what you've been able to accomplish.

Just my opinion, the Fairy Girl is a must have and would complete the diorama! Excellent

modeling skills creating such a model from scratch.

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11 hours ago, The Underdog said:

Just my opinion, the Fairy Girl is a must have and would complete the diorama! 

She's off the top of the youtube snapshot, but she's there. Watch the video.

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3 hours ago, dmk0210 said:

She's off the top of the youtube snapshot, but she's there. Watch the video.

 

I wrote and posted that comment, then watched the video. Great to see Thommo decided

to build her and include the model in the diorama!

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