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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: ALIEN RESSURECTION (The Betty) Reply with quote

Thought i would post this here. I had the opportunity to work on the betty studio model recently, and got a ton of reference. so ive been building a 1/3 scale replica of the original filming model. just started on the engines. heres a few pics of what i have so far.

Thanks Al




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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MODS sorry. posted this in the wrong spot. can you move to scale models.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWEEEET!!

Great work so far! The Betty is an awesome ship design. Do keep us posted and welcome to Propsummit!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sweet! Always loved the look of the Betty
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

herea a few pics of the basic start of the engine.


Also i have the main body mapped out to match the original blue prints. so i can start to assemble that and then add all the detail parts. as money permits.




the pattern is made out of urethane foam, then shaped and skinned with bondo to smooth it out, then apply primer. once i finish i will make a silicone mold and cast it in epoxy fiberglass.


Thanks for looking.

Al
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the propsummit!

can you post some pics of this ship so we can see what part this is in reference to the whole ship?

This is the only good ship that came out of the sequels, and It is a very cool design, some of us are not familiar with all angles, and I cannot find any reference pics other than a front shot with the cool engines.

Looks like a great model you have started. Cannot wait to see the progress!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres an over all. the part im working on currently is the main engine on far side of the cockpit.


THanks Al

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work so far!
Definitely a cool lookin' ship.
Looking forward to more pics Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres a few pics of the cone part on the front of the betty. its lathed out of poplar. im going to vac form over it to get the layers needed to make the details. also started on the main body. the betty is comprised of 5 main body sections. im using acrylic skinned with styrene. here the start of the first one. hoping to have most of the main body and the cone done by the end of this weekend.

heres the pics.





thanks Al
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wooohoo! Sweet!!!

It looks like it will be big enough to do a cool miniature seats and stuff in the bridge, Now that is definitely a ship that looks like it came from the same shipyard as the Nostromo!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep up the good work...lookin' spiffy so far
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.


Heres a few pics of the main body sections mocked up for pics. i made the parts out of acrylic and skinned them in styrene. next i will add the support structure and base for mounting. the tops of the boxes are removable for adding lights later.

Thanks Al




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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it's a slow process, but I love it (love the tri-motors at the back also...very Indy)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking great so far Al, excellent work
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Yep, it's a slow process, but I love it (love the tri-motors at the back also...very Indy)


Thanks, the tri motor is from Indy, a little side project for myself.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive work on both projects.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok got it mounted on its support structure. still need to add some acrylic in the lower section for reinforcement for when i add the wings. also the base is just a temp work base the final will have a better looking one and a metal rod for support.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good on the Betty...not to highjack this thread but corrugated alu on the tri-motor Shocked you like a challenge don't ya!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Looking good on the Betty...not to highjack this thread but corrugated alu on the tri-motor Shocked you like a challenge don't ya!


Thanks.

yeah always looking to do something different. when i found the corrugated sheet at the hobby store i knew i had to make the tri motor. ill be getting back to it soon.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive got the main structure loosely bolted in place. and i cut out the lower section where the cone fits in. will be vac forming that this weekend. and then i can start on the cockpit.






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