A Nostromo - done!

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by moffeaton, May 9, 2004.

  1. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Heya gang, thought Alien fans would what to see the end resuts of my wrestling with vinyl:

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  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great work Jason! [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  3. spinner 44

    spinner 44 Well-Known Member

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    VERY nice Jason!

    Please tell us the history on how you managed to glue the kit and if you did something in particular for it to be keep in the promer shape and avoid later warping.

    Sergio
     
  4. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks!

    I glued it with cyanoacrylate glue, but only after about a month of cutting and gluing shims into the vinyl's interior. This created an interior skeletal structure that kept the warped vinyl as straight as possible. A complete pain in the butt, and a severely daunting task, but necessary.

    After it was glued, I spackled the seams with Milliput and lightly sanded. You can't really sand vinyl.... like I said - everything about this model is a challenge, but worth it!

    Rock, Jason
     
  5. blipper

    blipper Sr Member

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    Really excellent, one of my favourite ships. Can you go into how you did the paintjob?

    I recently grappled with the vinyl Space Jockey, having never worked with vinyl before. Nowhere near as complicated as the Nostromo I'm sure but definitely quite a novel experience.
     
  6. osprey1111

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    [​IMG] <font color="#FFFF33">HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!! AMAZING WORK!!!</font>
     
  7. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks very well done. [​IMG] Great job.

    ...So, where's the Narcisiss supposed to be, anyway? [​IMG]


    -Mike
     
  8. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Jason that is magnificent as usual! What is the size/scale of that kit so I can get a better perspective?
     
  9. StuBeck

    StuBeck New Member

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    Looks great
     
  10. Smiling Demon

    Smiling Demon Sr Member

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    That looks VERY good! Great job!!!

    Kenny
     
  11. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Fantastic Job - Got this one sitting on the workbench so I know what a monster it'll be to get the results you did! To answer LAs question if I remember the kit should build out to about 18" long when it's done.
     

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