That makes my day!!!
That makes my day!!!
That looks so COOL!!! Great job!!
Thanks to everyone for the positive response and emails. I will be pouring a second Nostromo starting Saturday, I hope someday I can build My own. I will be using "seconds" (slight errors) parts for my own. I plan to do awesome detail.
stay tuned for more pics on this thread, I will have a few little surprises here regarding custom-cast mod parts...keep the love going, we may finally have a good source for a large scale detailed Nostromo kit I have dreamed about since I saw ALIEN (the only "real"ALIEN movie) in the Theater in '79.
More pics coming tomorrow of more parts, including parts trees, landing gear struts, and tiny detail casting that go on this ship.
Great news and again outstanding work!!
I was just thinking how cool it would be to have one of your kits build to take to Wonderfest this year with the whole ALIEN theme there going to have this year.
here I threw together some parts on a box to give it continuity,
a detailed close up of the raw roto-cast hull right out of the mold....
Wow!, what is the wonderfest?? ALIEN theme? that sounds even cooler.. fill me in on this, sounds cool. I hope its on the west coast, otherwise I will need to ship it, with me being busy making Nostromo models and doing my day job!
Any chance you can take a pic of the hull next to something so we can get an idea of it's size? (i.e. a coke can)
How about Dr. Pepper, even better...
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Im kinda getting an Idea of what this is worth adding up all the materials and work..
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That looks outstanding!!!
Wonderfest is in part a big Sci-Fi model contest they have ever year in Louisville KY you can read more about it at www.wonderfest.com .
There theme this year is the 30th anniversary of ALIEN , If iam not mistaken Veronica Cartwright is going to be there this year.
Here are parts of the kit, close ups of molded engine flaps and misc. pieces, and other stuff, also here is the entire kit boxed up. We have already started on a second Nostromo. I kept one Hull for myself that had slight blemishes. I am going to Uber-detail it out with hundreds and hundreds of tiny panels and details. here are pictures of landing gear parts for the brass rods, these round
parts are the size of a quarter exactly. there are also landing feet and large engine flaps here...
Here is the entire kit in a Box....... actually to ship it safely I found a box about 2 times this size.....
Outstanding work!! That looks like a great kit.
Thank you Daytona! It is a lot of work, but at least I know where to get parts now so I can build mine if time allows !!!! I found a great use for all the spilled resin and flashing, little thin panels for tons of detail, and the trees can be heated and stretched for all kinds of tiny little piping and stuff in the rear engine areas!
Thats a good idea jtparker, Let nothing go to waste.
Looking good. So who's the first one shipping to?
Here is a second Hull I cast tonight, better than the last...I realized I sprayed to much mold release on the last one, ..so this one has a better bottom surface, just a couple slight little smooth-able blemishes.
The only way to describe this material is akin to PVC. This new hull I made with less material to give it thinner walls for fiber-optic landing floods....
That looks outstanding!!
So when are you going to start taking orders.
It just keeps getting better and better!!! Orders? Price?
OK here's is my 2 cents I can't resist, will you please consider an order list?
If I dont get banned from this forum LOL
Im actually thinking about building a kit of the Space Jockey derelict ship. The kit would be a little bigger than the Nostromo, with about 8 large pieces, and an open top section with a little tiny space jockey pointing that turret thingie up through the ceiling. the one part that will be time consuming is I would actually have to form it up and do all the detail myself for casting a master-mold, then I would need somehow to find a source of little tiny space jockeys. getting all around reference detail will be the most difficult, cos If im going to do it, I would need to find all angles of the ship, and I dont know if it is possible.
Supposedly the derelict is about 1.2 million years old, and grown or something, and supposedly a type of bomber...so judging by the cargo hold, the bottom should be a little deeper than maybe shown on any conceptual models ive seen maybe actually a fairly fat section of the bottom of this ship is buried in the lava or something....This fact kinda throw the whole thing up into the air how I could go about doing something like this.
The Derelict would definitely be an interesting project. I'm not sure how well the interior and exterior actually match up, so a bit of creative licence might be needed.
As for the different angles of the interior, since the set rotated allowing the same large sculpted background wall panel to be used in all camera angles, we can assume that the Space Jockey "cockpit" area was circular with the same repeated pattern all the way round. A possible bonus for mold making!
I wouldn't think the miniature Space Jockey would be a huge problem to sculpt. I'd be happy to take it on if you are stuck for a source for it. Establishing the exact scale of it in relation to the ship's exterior might be an interesting challenge.
Thanks Newbie, I can understand people being inquisitive..thats why Im keeping my mouth shut on prices or ordering. I still have like 2 months before I can even post these in the junkyard. Basically This thread will help me judge interest and maybe proceed with a full production scenario in the future.
In Regards to the space jockey, and the derelict, the scale is a little easier to judge compared to people than the nostromo. We can see a direct correlation between the creature and the astronauts, and then we can see the diameter of the chamber he sits in in relation to the top blistered opening on the derelict space craft. The nostromo we can judge my the fact a landing claw foot is a little taller than a person, and the cockpit windows gives a clue.
The Nostromo is taller than the derelict, but the derelict is a little wider, though flatter
If you can find those pics, that would be awesome!!!
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