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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gearz, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Hot4Darmat

    Hot4Darmat Member

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    *Bump*

    Just tryin' to keep you honest:wave:
  2. The Hermit

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    any updates on this gears??
  3. Matty Jetman

    Matty Jetman New Member

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    This is looking very cool indeed, can't wait to build this one!!!

    Gearz, I don't know if you know about this website but it from Dennis Lowe who did the sfx on Alien. It has loads of model shots of the Nostromo which could be helpfull.

    http://www.zen171398.zen.co.uk/Alien.html

    There is also an interesting Alien making of that clocks in at 1 hour and 20 mins, havn't watched it all myself but might be usefull as well

    http://www.zen171398.zen.co.uk/index.html

    Adios,
    Matt
  4. Gearz

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    Sorry for the delay on this Hermit, life's been throwing everything except the kitchen sink at me.

    Thanks for the Dennis Lowe link Matt ~ GOLD !! :thumb:~ I hadn't see that site before, it has a few great shots that will help a lot. The 'making of' vid looked interesting, sadly I'm a dial up detainee so I couldn't view it ~ i'll have to bug a few mates next time we hook up.

    I'm sorry that progress on this project has slowed to a crawl just for the moment, its been bumped down the list temporarily until I can solve a few design issues. The small Nostromo is acceptable, however, getting the refinery+ gantry to an acceptable level is proving troublesome. Five sheets of # 10 cardboard and 100+ sheets of card, have all ended up as screwed up balls in the corner so far. The refinery's base platform is the key build, I just have to figure out a compromise between strength and errr... ummm... build-O-bility.... ??!? and the rest should be reasonably smooth sailing [fingers crossed]

    :rolleyes:
  5. Matty Jetman

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    Glad you liked the link Gearz, glad it's going to help your build!

    Adios,
    Matt
  6. MTK

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    Gearz,

    This build looks terribly familiar to me. I certainly hope things are well with you. Keep on Trekkin!:thumb:
  7. Darth Windius

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    Great Project, Gearz!!!

    Waiting for the released files, even only the Nostromo "pulling bit":thumb::thumb::thumb:
  8. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Yeah, me too. I just watched Alien for the first time (I know, I know: it took me *THIS* long to get around to watching it), and I'd like one of these beauties on my shelf.
  9. axel

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    hey, awesome build!!!
    On the support platform strength versus build .
    -O -bility, when I make architectural models I make a sandwich of 1inch poliestirene foam board and two thick cardboard sheets, like a big "foam core" sheet. It delivers structural strength without the warping I usually get with boxes, and without the weight of a stronger material.
    I am looking forward to see more of this model, and if I can help you in any way just say so!Maybe some custom textures or pipes...( Already I am thinking on what scale would be appropiate for the Delerict ship...getting the curves right would be something!)
    Congratulations!!!
  10. Gearz

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    Yes this is going to be a monster of a build that probably wouldn't be built by many people, so I'll just post the pulling bit ~ Its 90% done so as soon as I've cleared the bench of a few smaller projects, I'll post it.

    Hi Axel ~ thanks for the tips mate, I'd originally planned to develop & release the lot as a 'strictly' paper kit, but the more I look at it, the more I think it would be lot of waisted effort ~ to big and complex etc. So alternative ideas for the refinery platform are welcome. I've certainly trashed a lot of paper in experimentation..

    Just btb, are you designing the derelict ( as a paper model that is )..? or as a one off build..?
  11. axel

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    I think it would be paper, to get the curves right in a two dimensional material has a rubik-cube-like appeal to me... By the way, what is a one off build? a personal model made out of any materials you can put togheter? Im triying to get better in english, so I have to ask a lot of dumb questions like this...
    Any tips on websites or resources for the delerict build?
  12. Hot4Darmat

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    Hey cousin Gearz! I've been absent of late (unfeasibly busy in real life), but am glad to see this project isn't officially dead. I'm thrilled and excited at the prospect of building this beauty. I still plan on building up the whole frickin' thing, not just the pulling bit. But one step at a time, yes?

    Keep on keeping on, don't apologize for delays (just look at how delayed my Outland thing is, and I still consider it to be an "active" project on my bench). Just do what you can do, and know that you have some fans out there who really appreciate your efforts.
  13. Millenniumfalsehood

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    A one-off is a model someone builds which is for their personal collection and which is not designed to be released to the general public. Scratchbuilds fall into this category.
  14. Gearz

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    WooHoo.. Glad to see you back Duncan :thumb::wave: If you and MF would like to the build the lot, that's good enough for me = the lot it is !

    MF are you kidding..??? The first time.. wow that's impressive. I guess you'll be checking under the bed every night then = I did... lol.. Giger's work is hands down, freaky field melt down nightmare material.

    Axel - Sounds like a great project. I don't have much information on the derelict as yet, but I'll have a look and see what I can dig up.

    cheers
  15. Darth Windius

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    Hello Gearz,

    No more posts? Problems with also the kitchen sink??:cry:

    I'm kidding. Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!:thumb:

    Cheerz :wave:
  16. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    Nah, though I do have a hurried step when I'm in a dark room by myself. :oops:
  17. Paragon

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    Very impressive work so far. I'll admit to originally feeling like I'd only build Nostromo herself, but seeing the scale you built her at makes the refinery actually seem like a pretty reasonable build, instead of a super crazy gigantic build.

    So what are the chances of including a to scale Narcissus? ;)
  18. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    well done.
  19. Space Jockey

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    Gearz... just wanted to say great work. ;-)
    I don't know if this will help you, but I have these on Propsummit, Ebay once or twice, and I have had a couple of model makers go for them as they want to do their own scratchbuilds etc.
    Anyway, Nostromo Blueprints if you are interested are in the marketplace.
    I stumbled on this thread as I've been following the Sulaco card model which is excellent too.
    All the best
    -SJ :)
  20. styggs

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    Hi theeeeere!

    Well, that's really one of the best news I've read in the past 15 years of my life. jawdrop
    Registered yesterday just to keep following Jan's and your model making/planning efforts, because, well, this ship's been in my mind since I've seen it while I was hiding in my parent's closet watching the movie when I was twelve (ehm, 23 years ago).
    I spent nearly 200 Euro for the original Halcyon Resin model kit of the Nostromo and was excited as hell! Now I'm wet everywhere.
    Amazing work so far!
    So far?
    Well, amazing work from the beginning, man!
    Waiting for further pictures,

    styggs/Stefan :inmew: