A Nostromo - done!

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moffeaton

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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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spinner 44

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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
 

moffeaton

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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
 

blipper

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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.
 

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sapper36

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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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