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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: New small scale Nostromo kit Reply with quote

Here is a first prototype for a 5 1/2" Nostromo kit. I acquired these molds from a guy that had the molds from the refinery model. Here you can see one I hastily did to take a pic (still need to glue on antennas and small engines). The kit has a plastic base with details added to allow it to look like an egg chamber or also looks nice with the nostromo landed on it. The kit includes little landing gear and a half-dozen very detailed alien eggs.. I will get this up in the correct forum here and have it priced less than 25 bones...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great JTP...Nice work!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a very cool puppy, bravo JTP !!!



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I acquired these molds from a guy that had the molds from the refinery model.


You mean, this guy could virtualy make a refinery scaled to this tiny Nostromo model ??? How is this possible ??? Never heard someone was crazy ennough to cast such a ship !!!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh oh, you just gave me an idea for another project
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a minute, I think it has already been done... Expecting a new member here this week-end who'll blow your mind !



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok cool, actually I was just joking.. actually I cannot wait to see this, I have seen a couple pics somewhere on the net where a guy did a beautiful huge one in his house.. I hope that is the guy, cant wait to get him on board!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's him !



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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the new Box Graphic Space Jockey did for me...

(this one goes out to him, and another one to Fred)

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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH WOW! Cooool! Cannot wait!! Thanks JTP! I'll post pics when I've painted it up.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a stack of 5 of these kits sitting here lol, Im gluing on the box labels you designed right now!
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it, You just turned a garage kit into a collectable (hopefully not a bad word).

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
I love it, You just turned a garage kit into a collectable (hopefully not a bad word).

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Not a bad word at all. Sometimes a garage kit is the only way one can find a model kit
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right you are JTP...and a very good job I must say Cool
Space Jockey's drawing for the box is right-on.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW !!! (I say WOW on every post of this ALIEN section, it's almost boring but what elase could I say excepted WOW ?)



A great box for a great kit, that's what I'd call a perfect achievement...

BRAVO, mates !

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I finally got close to getting done on one of the small kits, here is a pic with the little antennas added. I may do a couple more small things and then set it on the shelf... the first 3 kits go out tomorrow morning!







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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Fred, here is a reference shot of my small model you can use when yous arrives its very detailed for just 6 inches

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks JT !

BTW, the more I look at it, the more I think it really looks like the tiny model that was attached to the refinery model... (Photo from Phil Rae's collection)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is actually an amazing picture Fred, and great detail.

I did a very rushed job on mine, in about 2 days, and just washed the surface with rubbing alcohol mixed with a bit of india ink to bring out the detail. I have sold close to 20 of these small Nostromos through Ebay and just on the internet, and the thing that amazes me, is that the vast majority..I would say 80% are going to Northern England, Ireland, and Scotland.

For me this is quite an interesting phenomenon, and just very cool. This movie I guess does belong to the U.K. It has almost exclusive U.K. hardware, props, parts, technicians, production, and designers.

I would love to see what some of these guys can do with the smaller version of the model as far as really putting effort into it..more than I did. I hope to get some pics of one here. Actually the molds I bought are from the British F/X kit from long ago..
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:39 pm    Post subject: bassnoir's Diorama Reply with quote

Here is a sneak preview of a Diorama I am making for Bassnoir...
I am detailing this small size Nostromo to the max I just have a few flaps to do, some antennas, landing gear and it is ready to paint.

The whole thing will consist of the Space Jockey Derelict sitting in a volcanic ridge with the Nostromo sitting a bit away in on a planetoid base... can you say "..walking distance.."?

edit: I am going out and buy a better camera tomorrow A.M.
this is a horrible pic.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far so good; eager to see the final product JTP...bassnoir is a lucky guy indeed!
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