Impala Space Ship from "INTERSTER"

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Rhaven Blaack, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Maverick65

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    :wave:Count me in as #3. Outstanding job, great detailing. :mrgreen:
  2. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Interster...

    Yesterday I saw part of the first Interster episode in Youtube, and I was lucky enough to get subtitles in English, since I unfortunately don't speak afrikaanz (in Portuguese, we say africâner).
    It was great to see a Cape Town way ahead into the future (I had the privilege to go there twice), in a fine production for that time. There's only one thing I thought was kind of out of place, but it's nothing to be worried about: the plot was rich enough, and that would seem a bit tricky for a small boy to understand. That's about it.
    The models were great, and their quality resembled the ones from Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and so many others (even Ultraman!). But that's already been said.
    Now I have doubled my interest in this thread, and this model has entered my (already too long) TO DO list!
  3. zathros

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

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    Wow, the landing gear is incredible, as well as the rest of the greebling. I am amazed by how fast you are knocking this out, and the way you are making it really "PoP" out! :)
  4. ThunderChild

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    Love what you're doing to this little guy. Agree with mr Zathros, your additions does make it pop!
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you everyone for the kind words and encouragement.

    Adding the extra detail is the fun part of the builds (regardless of the model).
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Tail Section

    Here is the tail Section.
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    Engines of the main body.
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  7. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Oh, boy, that looks so very cool!
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Tail Section complete.
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  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Wings and Outer Engines

    Here are the Wing and Outer Engines.

    I started with the internal formers for the wing.
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    Wing is fully assembled.
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    Wing is mounted to the ship.
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    Here is the internal former assembly for the Outer engine.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is the rest of the Engine assembly.

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    The actual build of the model is now complete.
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    Now on to all of the greebles (and other fine detail).

    More photos to come.
  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    EXCELLENT!!!

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  12. ASC Mclaren

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    That is looking great!
  13. zathros

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    Cool looking ship. Classic lines. :)
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Greeble time!!!

    Here are all of the greebles and finishing details.

    I laminated the piece to 0.5mm and recessed the center strip.
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    Each of the ribs are individually cut and laminated on the plate.
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    I laminated the panels and recessed the dark areas.
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    Each circle is laminated to 0.5mm.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The gray plate and each rib is laminated.
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    Each circle is laminated to 0.2mm
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    More midsection greebles added.
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    Greebles on the wing are next.
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    I laminated the square and the circle to 0.5mm, and the bar and dot to 0.2mm
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    More close-up shots of the greebles for the wings.
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    The "IMPALA" IS NOW FINISHED!!!
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    Everything (including comments) have been sent to Thunderchild for review, revision, and clean-up.
  17. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    That is truely a beautiful ship! Fine build, many details, simply WOW! Congratulations to both the builder and the designer!
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  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the compliment. It was a fun and enjoyable build.
  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Wow!

    Again, and again... WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!

    Congrats RB, on another fantastic build, the details look amazing.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    And a superb design TC, just like I remember it!!! :mrgreen::thumb:

    Another one for my TODO list.

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  20. Rogerio Silva

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    RB

    Great work! The dedication in laminating each and every small part did add a real look to the beauty of the model, making it much more "beliavable"!
    It's past being a model, it's a work of art!