Betty 1/144 build up & 1/700 experimental

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  1. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    I've started the beautiful model from Vger1981:

    The smugglership BETTY from the 4th Alien movie. I love the the design of the ship and Vger1981 done a wonderful template out of - THANKS!

    I have planned a simple "out of the box" build (so far)
    Starting with the cockpit and engine inlet - quit easy:
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    The central part of the body was reinforced at the bottom with cardboard. (because of the stand)
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks like you are off to a really good start!
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    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    super keep it up:)
  4. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Thanks. Not much progress today. But I decided to built a second Betty just a little smaller… 1/700 - to match the Sulaco:)
    Here are some pix so you can see what I'm talking about:
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    So you are doing two projects at one time?
    Granted, they may be the same model, but this will be interesting to watch and follow. BEST OF LUCK!!! thumbsup
  6. Vger1981

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    Wow, this is crazy! :D Well, it looks that you are the first oficial builder of the final version, I can only wish you a good luck! :D Anyway, just for the record, try to reinforce as much of the central parts as you can, you will have to calculate all the weight of the tail, wings, etc.
    Also, I hope this will help, it's in Slovak, but I think you can figure it out easily..

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  7. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Thanks for the hint.
    Progress on the big on:

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  8. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    …and the small one:
    I laminated the hinges for the engines on cardboard (half of the end thickness) to enforce them.

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    And cut them out - without the side surfaces.

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    … and glued them together

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    Then cut the side surface out of the 80g paper.
    I colored all edges with a pen.

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    side surfaces covered:

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    And the Part at place:

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  9. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    bravo super jobClaphandsClaphands:Bravo:
  10. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    Started with the cargo section.

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    Unfortunately I can not find the correct installation height at the machine section…
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    maybe I should wait until I 've finished the thruster tubes.
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  11. Vger1981

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    You are doing well! Don't worry, glue that part as you wish, just leave the space for the engines at the bottom.

    Some shots of the prototype:
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    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    [​IMG]


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    you got it good
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  13. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

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    THX Guys! These pixs are very helpful!
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    gilgamesch New Member

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    I also thinking about an wall mount instead of a bottom stand.
    Maybe something like this:
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  15. Vger1981

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    Well, a small diorama doesn't sounds bad to me.. ;)
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    The greeblin' really sets this model off, great job! :)
  17. gilgamesch

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    The cargo section is finished. The following are the engines…

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    and a litte progress on the little one:
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  18. gilgamesch

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    Here, the current state of the small model . Right side of the cargo section is finished.

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  19. Vger1981

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    Crazy... I'd like to see it compared to Sulaco's dropship miniature.. :eek:
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    gilgamesch New Member

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    @Vger1981: no problem - I post pixs this evening…
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