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Isnochys79
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:16 am    Post subject: Scratchbuilt Nostromo Landing Gear Reply with quote

Hello happy Alien fans...

My first post to let you know here about my little project. After many months visiting and admiring the fantastic jobs of many talented people on Propsummit, I have decided to scratbuilt something myself,related to the fascinating Nostromo.The landing gear seems to be the perfect part for me as I really admire its design and appearances in the movie .This will be my first time on scratchbuilding so I think that cardboard and plastic are the most affordable and easy working supports for me even if average result. So please, consider it as an approximate model, because I feel unable to recreate the accuracy of the original version Confused
By the way, I am Fred from France and hope you will understand my english... (and thank you to Fred "SKIN JOB" for his help on inserting images in this first post)

Here are my first cuts on the first foot... ten time the same shape to create the thickness.Then detailing the top with smaller cardboard parts... and repeating three times for the others feet.





As reference, I use the Halcyon's landing gear and have increased five times the size for an expected 7" (18 cm) final model. Next week, I will work on plastic tubes and hope to get a good result to let you know Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Isnochys79...as one who built the landing gear also (approximative scale of the model used in the movie) I can only offer my encouragements and my experience. I'll be following this build closely, bon courage
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Fred Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You meant Joberg right? ...btw, since there's 2 guys named Fred from France on the board, It'll be at time, confusing Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... Embarassed my mistake ! Thank you Joberg Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome...pas de problème Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some drawings that might help in your efforts:





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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Show-off ...joking of course Steve; always glad to see your rendering and the details you put in them Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic !! Thank you for that Steve. I am so far from this rendering and details with my cardboard and plastic Crying or Very sad .My latest progress, cutting all parts for... one foot !!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First foot almost completed and three more in the making...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking good so far...keep up the good work and yes it's true: making the same parts 4 times over is a pain Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can draw stuff all day long, but actualy building it is something else. Great job!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...almost one more ...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's coming along for sure...keep up the good work
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A totally unexpected photo !! ... the 3rd foot Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The end is near!...oh wait, are you going to add greeblies to the feet?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Joberg, I am thinking about that...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new photo, and a link to a short video where you can see the completed landing gear and , at the end, the way I have finalized it. I hope you will like it Wink




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocWPSrxTCs4&feature=youtu.be
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work on the leg, and the video, too!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's a big Nostromo Shocked Very good landing gear also btw.
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