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wargames48
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:23 pm    Post subject: NOSTROMO 1/480 SCRATCHBUILD Reply with quote

Hi guys! First, I want to apologize for my bad English (I use a translation program). My name is Sven, I live in Germany and build the time the Nostromo in scale 1 / 480 scratch. If you want I can show pictures of it!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Pictures please!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

REdYOdA wrote:
Yes! Pictures please!!!


+1.
Would love to see some pictures.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, please: pictures are a good start and welcome wargame48
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, guys! Here are the promised pictures. I think I need about 1 year for completion.

Here are some data from my model:
Length: 80-82cm, width 45cm, height: 25cm
The details of my model are not exactly like the studio model!
I built my components so that the detailed model for me
looks interesting.

Some pictures of the original studio model!






Old pictures from the start of construction! The gross structure of polystyrene plates, along a nearly full-scale Boeing 747 (scale 1 / 500)






Build the right engine mount made from polystyrene, half round profiles (3mm) from EVERGREEN and parts from the grab bag. The four heat-protection flaps I will build again a little thinner.







The supports for the engines I built from 1 / 35 tank parts and round of EVERGREEN.



Ready primed components!





Build the three big main engines! I have wine glasses used as a building material made of polycarbonate.



The wine glasses were not the correct curvature, so I had to improvise a little.



Unfortunately I have not found the right parts for the inside. The flaps at the end of the engines are still missing.




The right-hand Engine nacelle! In addition, the component of the Halcyon-model and a water bottle for size comparison.






Structure of the central engine and the two additional engines.
Did it three months and over 5000 parts needed! The gross structure was constructed from 2mm thick polystyrene plates and profiles and many parts of the grab bag.

The rough construction!








Halcyon part and my part!


Primed ready! The end pieces and the pipes of the two additional engines are still missing (have not quite finished!)










The add-on drives that are located above the dock area were built from parts of a roughly 1 / 35 V-2 rocket from DRAGON. The grooves I of 0.25 x 0.25 mm profiles EVERGREEN designed. The flaps were made entirely from various strong poly-plates and profiles. The last came a few etched parts and a first layer of primer on it. The flaps were (like most parts!) Only fixed temporarily with double sided tape to be able to possibly later still make casts of the finished model.







Lateral radio antennas!
My first two prototypes of the rear antennas. I was at this time no pictures from the studio model.


After a long search I finally found pictures of the antennas!


The newly constructed antennas (7.0 to 7.8 cm long) for my model of poly-profiles of EVERGREEN and model components from the grab bag.





Die fertiggebauten und grundierten drei Antennen für die linke Schiffsseite.





Thrusters and antennas!
For the three thrusters I have the engines from COLUMBIA AND EAGLE used kits from Revell.


The long antenna I've built up from 173 parts from the grab bag! At the top of the antenna from the Halcyon model, in the middle of my first version, and below the new antenna.








The satellite dish (21 parts) I have from various Tankparts (1 / 35) was built.







Morning there are new pictures of my Nostromo! Greetings Sven


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow mate! For a first post you're blinding us with mucho greeblies!!
Love it very much (the scale is right for that amount of details but be carefull not to overdo it...blank space is also beautiful Wink ).
Great collection of models also; keep up the good work, because I'm eager to see that beast flying Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree with J.
Very, very well done.

oh, and welcome aboard Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! I've forgotten to say that this is my third scratchbuilt model.

I'm still fast around the last pictures to post.

The front part, I had built wrong, so I had to repair the component.



Before the repair:




After the repair:








The construction of the front part of ship!































Overview of all components, I needed a total of about 3650 parts.


Later, to even make a cast can I have the individual modules have again fixed with double sided tape.




















The cockpit, I will still drain (clear resin), so did the part built only once!



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A labor of love, a work of art. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW Shocked Shocked somebody give me a Tylenol incredible work, as you maybe know, I love scratchbuilding myself, but man this is one fantastic piece of modeling here!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wholly molly! That is a great first post! Thanks for all the pics, I love seeing all of the stages and problem solving techniques!
Your attention to detail is amazing. That is going to be one incredible Nostromo when your done!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome!! and incredible detailing.. I saw this a couple months ago on a German site, and could not read it and could not go back and find the site...great work!!!!!! I love the detailing!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent post, but slow down on the pics, tease us a little. im not easily impressed but your use of common things like the glasses is great. keep it coming.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!! Beautiful work!!!!! I love the attention to detail....a superb scratchbuild.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That's great. Love all the fine detail work. Excellent.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, absolutely fantastic!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you people for the positive response!
Here are the first pictures of my diorama for the Nostromo (Ore refinery on Thedus; 110x88x60cm) !

The idea for my diorama I had after I've seen this picture on the Internet.


Link: http://www.yann-souetre.com/yannsouetre.html

The silos and smokestacks I'm from parts of the Space Shuttles (1 / 144, 1 / 288) was built. All other parts are from my sorting boxes. Most parts I have a special color (with iron powder) painted. After drying I applied to the color of an oxidizing medium. After a half hour, the color starts to rust!

The special color I've bought on eBay!

The first three of 12 individual segments are half finished!




























The landing platform for the Nostromo! Most parts come from Space Shuttle and Colombo-Containership kits from Revell. The crane is a model kit for a model railroad.




Here I've already started the construction of the furnaces.





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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMPRESSIVE project, WOW !!!

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There's only one thing that doesn't look right at all : The docking tube in the cockpit area should be orizontal ! (you've made the same mistake the guys in charge of restoring the Nostromo model for the Propstore of London did on the original model...)



Oh, and welcome here, BTW !

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right! I have again looked at the blueprints. Thanks for the hint.
Thank God I can easily correct this mistake. Very Happy Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sven you're a machine Shocked As a greeblie-man, I'm in awe at the amount of stuff you have! As for your project: incredible, amazing, stupendous, etc...loving the "used" effects on the dry-dock model, keep up the good work!
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