Betty (Alien: Resurrection) 1:144

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Vger1981, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Vger1981

    Vger1981 Member

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    Hi, I would like to show you my build of this small ship. Whole movie was crappy, but the ship design is great, purely functional and ugly, so I decided to create a paper model. Well, it was few years ago...

    In the begining, there was a ruler, a pencil, and some pictures of the ship. Then was a Gimp. And later...comes the mighty SketchUp, Pepakura, and Photoshop, so everything started again...

    Ok, let's see what we've got now:
    Big archive of the studio model..
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    Some first attempts...
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    Finally, some serious 3D work...
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    Then, we need some base for this ship:
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    And model itself. Not so great as Skoda's, this one is in original A4 size, and printed with ink HP printer.
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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

    You have done such a fantastic job. The modeling, the texture, the stand - you name it, it is superb. Thank you for the WIP pics; I always wanted to understand how this odd ship is put together. It's an honour to "meet" the original creator of this fantastic model. I too use the Gimp and SketchUp for my models. I'm so looking for updates. Keep it on! :thumb:
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  3. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    impressive...it looks so great..i almost want to build this one to...:)
  4. Marco Scheloske

    Marco Scheloske Member

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    Please release it soon.

    PLEAAAASEEEEE! :inw:
  5. Vger1981

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    Thanks boys!
    Good software is half the way to the great model. Anyway, there is still work to do, I need to finish the wings and other details and clean up everything, Skoda is building from total mess of the parts, without any instructions..
    Just, patience, my friends. :idea:
  6. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Nah.... I don't agree with you ........

    A computer and its components (software, hardware, etc....) are only as good as its manufacturer.

    To create and construct an artistic impression like you have done here, takes an ARTIST.

    So, not 50/50 (half way,) as you stated, but 10% to the PC/Software and 90% to the artist behind the keyboard.

    Namely, YOU! :thumb:
  7. zathros

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

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    I totally agree with that statement. Computers, cr@p in=cr@p out! :)
  8. Goncalo Mendes

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    Thats a impressive work!

    G_mendes
  9. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

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    Amazing work you should be proud of!

    It is very satisfying to be able to hold something that started only as an idea.

    Best Regards,
  10. joshvincent99

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    Hello Vger1981
    Would you please share this Paper model design to me please?
    I like Betty very much and hope to do one!
  11. Vger1981

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    Hi Josh, this model is NOT FINISHED yet, there is still a lot work to do. Skoda's build is just some kind of... alpha test, he is receiving piece by piece from me, once the Betty is finished she'll be availlable FOR FREE.
    Good news is that I'm drawing the textures for the wing , which is actually the last group of the model, bad news is that I'm busy and it's difficult to find some spare time to finish this.
    Well, there is some progress anyway, I hope we'll see some pipework on the back of the Skoda's Betty. ;)

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    Pipeworks on the back and quick build of the unfinished wing, just to verify the camouflage fits the parts.
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  12. Vger1981

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    Working hard here! :Computer:
    There are 8 pages finished and ready right now, Im in the middle of the cleaning and marking process, hell yeah! :Drinks:

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  13. Marco Scheloske

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    I'm sorry if I missed this, but I was curious how this model will be distributed when you are finished. Will you offer it here, or do you have a website?
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    I love this model! The texture is gorgeous. How did you make it?
  16. Vger1981

    Vger1981 Member

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    Thx men!
    Cadeus: No need for the website, I'll pin it somewhere and post a link for download.
    R-Fan: All textures are hand-drawn in Photoshop, basic paint layer, then camouflage stripes, then rust, smoke and dirt, lights and shadows for panel edges, and finally, some scratches and colour chipping. It is very time consuming, but I like it that way. ;)
    P.S.: Sorry for my bad english, I'm not a native speaker.
  17. Vger1981

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    Here is a step-by-step process of texture making, as you can see, I'm using only 5 colours for the basic pattern.

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  18. oriod01

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    Definitely worth the effort, some of the best textures I've seen rendered on a paper model. That is before and without an expert modeler painting it afterwards. Amazing work, always helps when you have a testbuilder like skoda.
  19. zathros

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

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    I wish I could do textures like this. Great artistry! :)
  20. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That is an interesting way of doing it and the results are SPECTACULAR!!!