I did not see it...resend Daytona!
I did not see it...resend Daytona!
Very cool build .
I wish I was as good as some of the talent I see on this site!!! there are some awesome models here!!!!!!!
Here is the forward part of the fuselage added. I used 2-part epoxy, and lined up the nose section with pre-marked lines i penciled on all four sides to line it all up. once the epoxy set, I blended in the nose module with the best stuff of all, good-old Bondo. using a small vinyl paddle to smooth it on and blend in the lines. This model is made of PVC, very tough, so bondo will make a nice sandable filler I can use my small file set to finish it out and spot putty it... Mercedes diamond white for a finish maybe????
Again great work!!!
Now things get fun, Im cutting details down to a 2mm size, with tweezers and a needle, overlapping them onto panels and in small strips to accentuate the nostromos shape... I have already started to smooth out the fairing with a file, and now have applied spot-putty for final fine grit sanding, then small details will be added to the forward pod. I found some tiny rod and various bits to add cool shapes. after these are applied, I will go with thinner yet details to further add depth to the surface... heres what I have so far, hopefully in a couple days of spare time between pouring molds, I can start on the engine pods, and add the upper docking module
WOW!! Outstanding work its really starting to take shape.
Thanks Daytona! Im sure there are Modelers who will do way better on this than I could. Thats the cool thing about this site, I have seen some of the greatest models and met some of the coolest people here, awesome community here...
So happy to see this project underway and in such good hands. Always puzzled me why nothing beside the antiquated and over priced Halcyon has been available. One of my favourite ships. Interested (pending the necessaries). All the best with it.
Thanks a bunch to Mr. David Ledwith at deviantart.com for the box graphics...
Last edited by jtparker; Feb 7, 2009 at 10:44 PM. Reason: misspell
The little detail bits you added really add to it. The Nostromo is a ship with a very "busy" hull.
Tomorrow I will shoot a side with primer grey to see if anymore will be needed, there has to be a stopping point sometime lol!!!!!
I roto-casted two more hulls tonight, now I am getting the quality a lot more spot-on, and the trick is it making sure there is enough time for curing, but the hulls are coming out fabulously now...heres a pic of the latest raw hull just about 5 minutes out of the mold.
Here is a pic of the new bottom front Thruter Mod I have created, It needs the plumbing installed still, but its almost done, and will include 3 small engine nozzles that are glued on...it will be molded in the same PVC resin
That looks just outstanding!!
Here is the final result of the pre-mold part, the lower thruster housing on the forward bottom of the Nostromo. It was never included on the Original 80's Kit, and there is a curious blank spot on the Bottom of the hull, and none of the Molds I have have this part, So my guess it was never completed before they made 12 of them, and that was all they made. Here is My completed part ready to be molded, made from vinyl, and Plasticene. This will complete the kit nicely...
Here is an unfinished Hull I am working on with some primer thrown on and the Mod in place to give a general sense of how this is situated on the hull//
Last edited by jtparker; Feb 9, 2009 at 8:48 PM.
Man your hard work is really paying off , That looks great!!
Thanks Daytona! ...a very important part of the kit! maybe I should make a little shuttle garage on the bottom wing LOL!!!
You continue to impress!!! And that is some great mod work to be extra proud of.
The first casting was sent to Matt Meyer Studios for building. This will be very exciting cos I know this guy can do wonders with this ship, and judging by his work, he is an expert, and his will be way better than anything I can do! He will be posting pics soon on this site, and you will be able to see a true master at work!
Last edited by jtparker; Feb 10, 2009 at 3:49 PM.
What an awesome thread! It's great to see your progress and the ship is turning out beautifully!
I especially love this place as you can post a few pics and questions and several posts later, you have the history all figured out! These molds are a great find. I'm glad to see this ship coming to life and perhaps being kitted out as well!
I am actually in the process of re-casting some of the parts. I had some advice from and expert, and Recasting some of these 25 year old Molds is going to make a much cleaner Model. Today I laser printed a high-quality reference book, Spiral bound glossy close up pictures that will be included in this kit.
The molds I am re-tooling with very expensive Silicon to clean up parts so they are cleaner
Last edited by jtparker; Feb 11, 2009 at 2:52 PM.
WOW!! your upgrade to the kit is really something else.
Say how are the small parts coming out like the antina on the front of the ship.