2001 one man POD CC casting

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  1. mr.predicta

    mr.predicta Well-Known Member

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    here are shots of the interior I built last month for the Captain Cardboard on man space pod as in 2001.the kit it self is great but the interior left much to be desired.
    thankfully the internet has a group that has been working on a accurate interior and has most of the hard work done .You can download the plans and get overlays for a very low cost. :D http://p214.ezboard.com/bonemanspacepodworkinggroup
    I cut and assembled most of the interior while on a camping trip.with no instruction sheet I figured how most of it went together- it fits together very well ,then made adjustments when I made it home.
    the roof was thermal formed over an old japanese bowl I had that gave me the right curvature and detail.the interior was built from sheet plastic with clear pieces cut for the illuminated surfaces.
    most of the lighting will be old school grain of wheat bulbs so I will have to figure out a way to replace them ,My plan is to have the two "Earmuffs"removable with a twist.
    The exterior has yet to be painted so I just used a few cool lghts to make it interesting. bought this from a friend in our prop club want to do justice to the fine pattern work of the shell.
    Enjoy
    MSL
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    whk.... PONNNNGGGGG.


    whk.... PONNNNGGGGG.

    whk.... PONNNNGGGGG.
    whk.... PONNNNGGGGG.
    whk.... PONNNNGGGGG.
    whk.... PONNNNGGGGG.

    deet deet deet deet deet....

    :D

    Looks great. :thumbsup

    Hello HAL do you read me...

    HAL?

    HAL.

    ...
     
  3. Hotshot

    Hotshot Sr Member

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    Mike . . .how did you do that, Mike??

    Mike . . . I'm scared . . .


    * that looks great. Nice job.
     
  4. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow... That is amazing.
     
  5. Hotshot

    Hotshot Sr Member

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    Quick question. I'm geting ready to put lights into a 1/18 Delorean Time machine dash, and think I've found a way to do it right;)

    Can you go into more detail of how the illumination works? Panel overlay etc.
    Thanks
     
  6. HAL9000

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    well...what can i say? I am, as humans say, flattered.

    Yes...It's a very good likeness.

    you're coming along very well.

    Seriously though...that is mindblowingly cool.
    well done
    :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  7. mr.predicta

    mr.predicta Well-Known Member

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    Wow. thanks HAL .your one of the good ones man . :thumbsup

    as for Hot Shot - there is realy no secret ,its just back lit with regular grain of wheat bulbs .the panels were printed using a color copier on acetate these were cemented onto clear plastic sheets cut to size.the way I attatched the printed image to the base was with clear wide double sided carpet tape I found at home depo.you cant use spray adhesive because the ink is water based.found that out quick.
    MSL
     
  8. Hotshot

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    Very cool. That's the direction I was headed. Good tip on the glue though, I was ready to use the spray..
    Keep up the good work.
     
  9. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is this a color laser or ink? Also, what DPI are you printing those panels out on?


    These panels look really nice and have my brain working overtime with the possibilities.

    Greg
     
  10. 1138

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    That looks incredible. Great job.
     
  11. Axlotl

    Axlotl Master Member

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    Holy Crap....
    That's beautiful, man.
    What scale is it?
     
  12. BAlinger15

    BAlinger15 Community Founder

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    That's probably the coolest model I've ever seen.

    How big is it and what did it cost?

    Thanks,
    -Brandon
     
  13. mr.predicta

    mr.predicta Well-Known Member

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  14. Boba Frett

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    Very impressive..
    Great work.
     
  15. mr.predicta

    mr.predicta Well-Known Member

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    Bump .before removal.
    last time around
     
  16. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is a beautiful job--here is the one I did


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  17. mr.predicta

    mr.predicta Well-Known Member

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  18. KrokoHunter

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    It' really looks great.

    I hope to receive my 2001 DVD box (the limited edition with the framed cel and soundtrack) today. Can't wait. I've also just begun to reread "Filming the Future".

    Cheers
    Niels
     
  19. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks Mr Predicta

    Your interior takes it a lot further- I am very impressed

    While we are on ship interiors here is my cutaway Millenium Falcon and lit up Jupiter 2

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  20. mr.predicta

    mr.predicta Well-Known Member

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    Very cool. nice job on the falcon.
    like the weathering is that a scratch of a kit build?
    I have a J2 with a scraich built interior That I am up dating with light wire for the struts in the main floor everything else is lit using grain of wheat bulbs.it also has the rotating fusion core.The hull ia an old vacform from lunar I may get the more accurate hull and just swap it out.
    posted pix of my Jupiter 2 , listed under studio scale J2 using light wire.
     
  21. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The falcon is the cutaway kit- the j2 is the polar lights kit
     
  22. star-art

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    Incredible work. :) Be careful with the choice of adhesive for things like these graphic overlays though. There are a couple different approaches. The best quality is to take your original artwork to a professional photo lab and have a transparency made on film. You can get a Duratrans, for example, which is professional, commercial quality and can be made archival to resist fading over time. They have some other processes as well and the colors and detail will be brilliant. Not cheap, but then again this is very small artwork so it won't hurt the wallet too bad.

    There are two basic types of transparency film, one is clear and the other has a milky white base. If you choose clear you should mount it to milk plexiglass (which is translucent but not bright white, it literally looks like milk). If you choose the other type you can mount it on clear plexiglass.

    The other option is to print to acetate using a color laser copier. This will look great but won't be archival quality and so it might fade over time with exposure to UV. In fact, it is very likely to fade.

    Special, archival quality spray adhesives should be used for stuff like this. Anything else will yellow over time, some drastically. 3M makes some of the best stuff, ask the photo lab what they use to laminate archival-quality transparencies onto plexiglass. That carpet tape you used is very likely to turn yellow with age -- Ugh.

    The key is using ARCHIVAL quality materials. You've put an enormous amount of effort into something like this, so going cheap on materials will only hurt in the long run.

    Finally, you need to protect your work from UV rays as much as possible. Most light sources emit UV radiation and that will fade your beautiful work over time. One solution is to use fiber optic illumination. The fiber can filter out the UV. But make sure to use UV-filtering gels or coatings between the light source and the fiber to be sure that none of the UV gets through and ends up radiating onto your work.

    Again, GREAT JOB on these, all comments are meant to help only and no criticism intended. :D
     
  23. mr.predicta

    mr.predicta Well-Known Member

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    Wow. thanks .
    you have given me a lot to consider
     
  24. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It is a kit

    Your J2 sounds like another great ambitious project
     

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