“Moonbase Alpha Main Mission Study Model

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Octoman, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. The_Hawk

    The_Hawk New Member

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    You model of the Alpha moon-base command is is looking great to date.
    I for one can not wait to see your finished product.

    Also glad to hear you where able to work out the rough patch life gave you (they are never easy) and its now in the rear view mirror.
    Keep moving forward is all we can do!

    Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

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    And oh YES Falling water House would be a great Next project.
    Here are a few good resources
    Books
    Fallingwater: the Model, by Paul Bonfilio (ISBN 0-8478-2341-5) Link: http://www.amazon.com/Fallingwater-...pebp=1447774142850&perid=0GN58KXBNHS4KPV4YE2P

    and :) http://zealot.com/threads/falling-water-f-l-w.168027/

    On line plans
    http://www.fallingwater.org/132/fallingwater-drawings-and-plans

    http://www.fallingwater.org/assets/Site Plan and Floor Plans.pdf

    -http://www.howardmodels.com/frank-lloyd-wright/falling-water-model/falling-water-11.html
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  2. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Hawk,

    Like the quote about the past & present... so true!! Thanks also for the links.

    Sky Seeker
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  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I think you should consider making some figurines and make a "stop-go" movie animation with your base as the set. You get a billion hits on YouTube!! If I could dig up some Frank Lloyd Wright "Falling Water" plans, I could post them to you in a P.m., if you wish. :)
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  4. blake7

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    Well I not sure how helpful this is, but I found a really simple paper model of Frank Lloyd Wright "Falling Water" a couple years ago. It is only four pages long, and the last page is instruction page, which you can see below. Here is where I found it:
    http://www.papertoys.com/

    Octoman your model looks great! I can't believe you scratch built it.

    fallingdowner-instructions.gif
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  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I have that drawing also, combined with the photos out there, it makes sense of them and can be of great use! :)
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  6. Octoman

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    Wow!
    Thanks for all of the feedback and sorry it's been a while since I've posted. The holidays were REALLY busy this year; lots of relatives in from all over and no spare moments! The rabbits are best friends now and running around the house together (if they find any paper projects; they are immediately nibbled down to nothing!) and I'm going to be getting back to work any day now. The plan is to finish the study model, start work on the styrene scratch build and turning the work already done into a paper kit to release here. I've looked over the "Falling Water" materials and added it to the long list of future projects. Thanks again for all of the interest, support and materials posted. Hope everyone had excellent holidays and that winter is bearable where you are.

    See you all in a few days!

    Best,

    Ian
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  7. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Good to see you back, Ian.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    May this year bring all you hope and dream for.
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  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I really like what you are doing with this diorama!!!
    I am looking forward to seeing how it will turn out!!!
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  9. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

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    Glad you're back, Ian. I'm glad it was just the h0lidays keeping you busy and not Nuclear Disposal Area One going critical near your house! ;)
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  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am back for good!!!
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  11. Octoman

    Octoman Member

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    Hello all,
    I know it's been months since I've posted but I've been recovering from some personal disasters. Sometimes when it rains, it comes down like bricks. I plan on finishing up the study model shortly but I'm not exactly steady on my feet yet. Thanks for being patient.

    Best,
    Ian
  12. blake7

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    I pretty sure most people understands. Things happens. When you get back on this I will be following it closely.
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Thanks for the note. I wish you all the best! :)
  14. Tonino

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    I join RF wishing you all the best!!
    And don't worry: the good thing here is that you don't have to respect a schedule!
    When you'll come you'll always find your friends here, ready to say hello to you... :)
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  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    @Octoman I am sorry to hear that you were having personal problems. However I am glad to that everything is OK now and that you are OK and back again. I wish you and your family all the best. We are all here for you.
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    I know what you mean. Hang in there! Things do get better (sometimes just not in the way you expect). I hope that everything works out for you in the future. Looking forward to seeing what you are doing with your model.

    Take care!

    Sky Seeker
    :tank:
  17. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    If you're having a very easy life, you may be doing something very wrong. ;)
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  18. Francois Roussel

    Francois Roussel New Member

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    Great work Ottoman, please continu your good work!