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SF Model Mania; if y'all built it and/or painted it, let's see it!

POSTED BY: CHRISISALL
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Monday, August 2, 2010 12:50 PM

CHRISISALL


Today I unearthed a couple of models, and retouched them paint-wise, and totally fixed a broken one...


Built 1983- needed more paint & some glue. Lost the broken dish, so until I fashion another, it's the Falcon AFTER Lando trashed it escaping the second Death Star.


Built 1984- This one was in pieces. Nice to see it all together again. Very minor paint touch up.


Model circa 1983- Just built by Sonisall yesterday, painted today. Needs some battle damage action to be done soon.

So post your work on models here, or even replicas that you love!




The crafting Chrisisall



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Monday, August 2, 2010 3:43 PM

CHRISISALL



Scratch built from Sculpy, recently
(stand removal courtesy of Lwaves)


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Monday, August 2, 2010 4:23 PM

CHRISISALL


And of course, my E.




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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 2:59 AM

LWAVES


Nice models and thanks for the credit.

What size is the Falcon? It's hard to tell against the grass.

I have no patience for modelling, even as a kid. Which is strange because I can spend hours fine tuning a vector drawing or blending/tidying photos but when it comes to models (or replica props in my case) I just want it done.

I have an idea for that last piccy with the blue light. If you can take the shot again but add some smoke (or maybe steam as it would be easier and safer) you might be able to get some nice volumetric shadows from the ship.
Just a thought.



"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 3:05 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Nice work, Chris!

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5:19 AM

BRIGLAD


I haven't built plastic models in over 10 years. I used to do it all the time too. I had the Falcon, Enterprise D, Voyager, Reliant, Scratch built Firetrucks (I was a firefighter for a long time) and the like.

I got into 3D modeling when I got hooked on Microsoft Flight Simulator and have built many "Virtual" planes in that medium

Nordyun Noresman



Stinson model 108



Gipisland Airvan



Beechcraft Model 18E



And even a fictional ship that goes with my "Allenverse" Fanfics






Brian


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5:57 AM

CYBERSNARK


All my models are in another city at the moment, but I have the Voyager, DS9, the Defiant, a horribly-painted D'Derridex Warbird, an unlabelled Runabout (the decals tore when I tried to attach 'em), A badly-painted Snowspeeder, an Imperial-class Star Destroyer, a custom-painted Starfury, and some "micro-models" of a trio of Vulture droids and a tableau of the Echo Base hangar (featuring a bunch of tiny-scale X-Wings, snowspeeders, a Gallofree transport, and the Falcon.

And a bunch of model cars, but they don't really count.

I used to have an X-Wing/B-Wing/TIE Interceptor set (a three-pack of separate models), but the B-Wing fell apart through normal play, and a shelf of encyclopaedias collapsed on the X-Wing. I think the Squint is still intact, but it's up in the attic.

Yeah, I used to be quite a modeller when I was young and had time and resources.

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We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 9:06 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

What size is the Falcon? It's hard to tell against the grass.


It the big MPC model-


18.5 inches long. That was a lot of fun to make.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 10:47 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Briglad:





I thought this was a photograph at first!

My next project is restoring a Flying Sub model I made in the seventies, and never painted, then it broke over the years in different moves (just like my Airwolf).
Pictures will ensue.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 1:07 PM

CHRISISALL


Okay, lots of work going on on my early seventies Flying Sub model that I built back then but never completed.

First of all, besides the fact that the windows turned all yellow & cracked after 35 + years, they were too small, so I removed them and carved them bigger openings. Thick acetate bent to the right shape will replace them. Also, the hatches top & bottom were missing the latches- no biggie- easy to simulate with a few pieces from "tree" extras from the X-Wing kit.


Pictures of the completed model will follow shortly.


The model-nutty Chrisisall


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Thursday, August 5, 2010 11:39 AM

CHRISISALL


Here it is completed!






Gee, that only took 35 years to finish...


The laughing Chrisisall


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Thursday, August 5, 2010 1:40 PM

CLJOHNSTON108


Nice job on accurizing the windows and the hatches!
There used to be a nice site with tons of photos of the original studio miniature, but I can't find it anymore.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010 2:37 PM

CHRISISALL



I found a site but I can't link to it!!!!@@!



I had to connect the dark blue stripes around the nose of the ship, I realized. They do not break as in the photos I just posted. Perfection is a road, it seems...


The laughing Chrisisall


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Thursday, August 5, 2010 9:58 PM

CLJOHNSTON108


http://www.bcliffe.com/subs/FS1.html

I assume you're well familiar with this site... http://www.vttbots.com/

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Friday, August 6, 2010 11:31 AM

CHRISISALL


Okay, NOW I'm done!






The idiotically meticulous Chrisisall


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Friday, August 6, 2010 11:40 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
http://www.bcliffe.com/subs/FS1.html

I assume you're well familiar with this site... http://www.vttbots.com/, I was not aware of this site!!!

http://www.vttbots.com/flying_sub_burns1.html

Verrrrrry cool!!!


The laughing Chrisisall


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Friday, August 6, 2010 12:28 PM

CLJOHNSTON108


I made a Flying Sub & Seaview add-ons for Virtual Sailor < http://www.hangsim.com/vs/boats.php?dzone=sub>, but they didn't come out anything like this!


(I just love how it does that little rocking motion when the port engine starts up!)

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Friday, August 6, 2010 12:31 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
I made a Flying Sub & Seaview add-ons for Virtual Sailor, but they didn't come out anything like this!






I've seen that before; it's awesome!
If ONLY the series was as good as its ship designs...!!


The laughing Chrisisall


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Sunday, August 8, 2010 5:46 PM

CHRISISALL



bigger! Not...


The laughing Chrisisall


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Sunday, August 8, 2010 10:29 PM

CLJOHNSTON108





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Monday, August 9, 2010 12:36 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Great Airwolf clips cljohnston108!

There are a few shots where those models flying are really convincing!



Cartoons - http://cirqusartsandmusic.blogspot.com

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Monday, August 9, 2010 1:38 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Yeah, I'd seen those little turbines in fixed-wing models, but never in R/C helicopters!




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Monday, August 9, 2010 3:42 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:

There are a few shots where those models flying are really convincing!



Yet if they made an Airwolf movie today they'd probably use CGI...


The laughing Chrisisall


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Monday, August 9, 2010 4:02 AM

CHRISISALL




A bit bigger, and with the ERTL diecast little brother behind her.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Monday, August 9, 2010 4:17 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Now that's a bigger picture :D. Awesome Chris. Is it me or are the nose sections a little different? Whatever looks totally groovey!


Cartoons - http://cirqusartsandmusic.blogspot.com

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Monday, August 9, 2010 4:34 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
Is it me or are the nose sections a little different?

They are a little different. But some of it is the angle & proximity to the camera.


I believe the model is more accurate than the simpler lines of the toy though.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Monday, August 9, 2010 4:16 PM

CHRISISALL


Here's the real thing






The laughing Chrisisall


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Monday, August 9, 2010 10:35 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Woah!!!! Excellent isometric drawing. Nice find Chris.


Cartoons - http://cirqusartsandmusic.blogspot.com

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:28 AM

CHRISISALL


Flying finished with custom stand I made:











The laughing Chrisisall


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Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:07 PM

LWAVES


Loving the Airwolf pics.
There both nice models Lil Wolf and Big Wolf.

If I had lotsa money (i.e. big lottery win) I'd take helicopter lessons, buy a Bell 222 and have someone kit it all out like Airwolf.
It would be too cool for words. Pimp My Copter.



"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:26 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

There both nice models Lil Wolf and Big Wolf.


Check THIS, and cry, like I did...

http://cgi.ebay.com/AIRWOLF-Aoshima-Diecast-1-48-Matte-Black-Weathered
-/120609624041?pt=Diecast_Vehicles



The laughing Chrisisall


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Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:05 PM

MANGOLO

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Monday, August 16, 2010 12:52 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

There both nice models Lil Wolf and Big Wolf.


Check THIS, and cry, like I did...

http://cgi.ebay.com/AIRWOLF-Aoshima-Diecast-1-48-Matte-Black-Weathered
-/120609624041?pt=Diecast_Vehicles


The laughing Chrisisall




$250 !!!!
Ah well, even if I had the cash he only delivers inside the US so I'm buggered both ways. Nice model though.
As a side note I always pictured Airwolf in my head as the dark cobalt blue, not black. I never did find out which one was officially correct.
Do you know? Did you see it as black or blue?



"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Monday, August 16, 2010 10:44 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

As a side note I always pictured Airwolf in my head as the dark cobalt blue, not black. I never did find out which one was officially correct.
Do you know? Did you see it as black or blue?



It's mainly black with a touch of bluish-green thrown in. I painted my model accordingly. I researched it like mad back then.


The colourful Chrisisall


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Monday, August 16, 2010 10:45 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Mangolo:
Our space elevator

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=440034160120


Very VERY nice!


The laughing Chrisisall


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Monday, August 16, 2010 12:29 PM

CHRISISALL


Just got & customized this- Futura Shuttlecraft from Ebay ($6 *with* shipping; there's more to be had there), had to shave off a piece on the top front, and get rid of the one window that was in the wrong place, and paint in the correct ones & paint the shaved area. Other than that, it's really good.





The laughing Chrisisall


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Monday, August 16, 2010 1:11 PM

MANGOLO


The second picture allow to appreciate the scale you're working in. Impressive!

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Monday, August 16, 2010 1:24 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Mangolo:
The second picture allow to appreciate the scale you're working in. Impressive!

Other than what I had to change (small stuff, really) it's the most accurate model of the shuttlecraft I could find (and I LOOKED!). I was tempted to do an interior (still am). Maybe next week! Seriously, I never worked this small before. It's like, the size of two quarters.


The land O' the giant Chrisisall


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Monday, August 16, 2010 5:34 PM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

There both nice models Lil Wolf and Big Wolf.


Check THIS, and cry, like I did...

http://cgi.ebay.com/AIRWOLF-Aoshima-Diecast-1-48-Matte-Black-Weathered
-/120609624041?pt=Diecast_Vehicles


Ohhhhhhh, that's byooooteeful!
They do all the hard work for you over there in Japan, huh?
I never built an Airwolf kit, but I'd have hated to mask off the black/white areas for painting, especially the rounded bit under the nose.

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