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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:40 am    Post subject: Halcyon SPACE JOCKEY vinyl model Reply with quote

Did this a while ago. I can't believe I didn't post it here earlier!

http://cenobitecustoms.blogspot.com/2009/01/halcon-space-jockey.html






I did a lot of research trying to find every single photo reference I could find regarding the space jockey. When looking at the film, the high contrast lighting made knowing what colors to use almost impossible except for some good photo stills!







Finding in-studio photos of the guy, I was able to come up with a relatively close approximation to the actual colors of this guy.

The astronauts were actually what most of my time was spent painting to get right! Unfortunately, they are so small, details were extremely difficult. What you can't see in the photos are that the headlights have glow-in-the-dark-paint. The faceplates went from black to silver. Maybe I will take small acrylic spheres some day and cut them into the domes as I'm still not satisfied. Yes... that is a U.S. 10 cent Dime for scale.





Also, when I get more time.... I will make a suitable base for this guy!

What you might not be able to tell from this photo, (and my only deviation of creativity) is I added just a teeny tiny hint of green iridescence to some pipes on the gun and purple iridescence to the pipes on the back of the chair (only seen when light hits it just right) to give a slightly alien *ahem* appearance.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Nice!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A work of art it is! Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too cool.
The paint is outstanding.
Great work.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You really nailed the colors and shading! I wish I had built mine when I first got it. It's hidden away in storage somewhere now.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is fantastic... a great job you did there..I am glad someone has finally posted a picture of this! Thanks fpr sharing it!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing: good job indeed Cool ...I would've painted the "pilot" with a mat colour/varnish to have a difference between machine (shiny) and skin (mat) but that's just my two cents
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this model,

I picked one up on ebay last night for an unbelievable price of 45 dollars brand new in the box with the parts in the original sealed bags. I am going to mold all these original parts ...(of course I will not sell it as a recast) but the molds will be important because someday these kits will be nonexistent .
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bump for this thread and CENOBITE'S cool Space Jockey.. Here is one I picked up last week...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very jealous of both of these. Incredible work cenobite. Great deal JTP.

Andy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good deal on that one JTP...will look for finished product in anticipation Wink
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