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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Leviathan: Deck Plans & Internal Layout Reply with quote

The Alien DVD special features show some pics of Leviathan and a side cutaway/deck plan photo, with color-coding.

Anybody know what I'm talking about?

Anybody seen a cleaner/sharper picture?

Might give some insight into the Nostromo's design, since Leviathan was a 'precursor' design?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Leviathan, I love this design. Really cool. Member 'Incrediblefruit' has been making a model of it and he's doing a great job.

http://incrediblefruit.googlepages.com/leviathan

I just managed to get a copy of Ron Cobb's Colorvision book and there's some great pics in there of it, I'll see if later in the week I can add them unless someone else can before I get to it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely work there by Mr Fruit.
And, if i'm allowed a shameless plug, Issue 4 of Bowerhouse will have a very long, and with tons of photos, article on Martin Bower building a Leviathan for a collector.
Stunning stuff and not to be missed.
*plug over*
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good work by Incrediblefruit. As a model-maker it's always nice to see stuff started from scratch.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd encourage everyone to get an issue of Bowerhouse showing the Leviathan - I've seen a photo of that model and it is stunning. I haven;t posted it as I haven't got permission from Martin to do so, but regardless it is a fantastic model. I'll definetly get a copy of the issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron Cobb's designs for the Leviathan. I love the line drawing - absolutely superb.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, lovely design - and a lovely colour scheme too.
Also love the whacking great "C" on the front - something Martin happily has recreated on his version.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incrediblefruit's Leviathan project is amazing, can't wait to see more !!!



I'll definitely be in for one of Martin Bower's next mag issue devoted to his version of Cobb's ship !!!! (WAOW !!!)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
Incrediblefruit's Leviathan project is amazing, can't wait to see more !!!



I'll definitely be in for one of Martin Bower's next mag issue devoted to his version of Cobb's ship !!!! (WAOW !!!)

Fred


Fred: was the issue what you thought it'd be?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FenGiddel86 wrote:
SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
Incrediblefruit's Leviathan project is amazing, can't wait to see more !!!



I'll definitely be in for one of Martin Bower's next mag issue devoted to his version of Cobb's ship !!!! (WAOW !!!)

Fred


Fred: was the issue what you thought it'd be?


I must admit I didn't buy it... mainly because what you can see of his LAVIATHAN model doesn't look very convincing on the cover...

Take a look by yourself :



The proportions and details aren't right, compared to Cobb's blueprints and Incrediblefruit's model... I guess Martin Bower reinterpreted the design of the ship with what he had in hand at the time he built it...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I'm with you on that one Fred...strange because, usually, Martin is better than that (just the look of the MoonBus is incredible); lots of details missing from that Ron Cobb original Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree, I think it looks GREAT!
The color of it and the lighting no doubt makes it stand out more, but the yellow coloring on Ron Cobb's designs, and those of Chris Foss, were before they went for the zinc-plate primer color.
It'd be great to see also a zinc-plate primer version like the final Nostromo.

I have not bought the issue yet, but I had seen some images last year from above and whilst it was being built, and it is truly a terrific model.

Martin did do some new interviews and provided new images of Nostromo for the bluray release, including some Leviathan shots, but he was not sure last year whether the Leviathan shots would be included.

Remember also that the Nostromo does not look like Ron Cobb's sketches either
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Space Jockey wrote:


I disagree, I think it looks GREAT!

Martin did do some new interviews and provided new images of Nostromo for the bluray release, including some Leviathan shots, but he was not sure last year whether the Leviathan shots would be included.

Remember also that the Nostromo does not look like Ron Cobb's sketches either



I really like the yellow color idea, but again the photo on the cover made me more think of a Thunderbirds model than a Cobb inspired ship...

Would you have photos of Martin Bower's Leviathan you could share with us here in order to make me change my mind about this model, Graham ?



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

err.... I have to use a bit of tact here in my answer.

Not ones I can post on the internet. Naturally Martin is trying to make a bit of cash by issuing the magazines he does of his work....so I'll say support Martin by buying the magazine!

I should add that he did ask me not to post them online, so trust me I'm not trying to be difficult.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Space Jockey wrote:


support Martin by buying the magazine!



The thing is Martin's online shop isn't Mac friendly... You just CAN'T place en order when you use Safari ! (and since I don't want to instal Internet Explorer on my Mac, well I won't be able to buy one of his mags)

Shocked

Fred

PS : I totaly understand why you can't post pictures of his Leviathan model here, don't worry mate !

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The engine nacelle are completely different than the ones on Cobb's design...and, yes, it looks a lot like a Thunderbird/UFO Gerry Anderson serie-kind-o-ship Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward (no pun intended) to seeing sharper versions of the Leviathan deck plan art on the Blu-ray version of Alien... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and they are sharper! You can almost make them out, but still far from adequate. Don't have a way to screen-cap them. Lots (lots) of reference shots of Nostromo, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered a copy of Martin's magazine to see the build-up myself. Always loved his work.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered a copy of Martin's magazine to see the build-up myself. Always loved his work.
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