Any one do a SScale Sulaco?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by RickDTM, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    Hi All. My first post....so if this has been asked before I apologize. I was wondering if anyone had ever built a Studio Scale Sulaco, or at least one larger than the Halcyon kit?
     
  2. ShowCraft

    ShowCraft Well-Known Member

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    Not yet.... stay tuned. ;)
     
  3. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    Sweeetttt.....will do.
     
  4. Viceland

    Viceland Active Member

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    Want to elaborate a bit on that? :confused or are you that guy who goes around saying "stay tuned.", and is never heard from again? :wacko

    Unless you're "fistius", then all is forgotten :love
     
  5. ShowCraft

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    Whoever that guy is... he aint me. You should be hearing quite a bit from me in the future. Of the half dozen or so studio scale capital ship models I have going, the Sulaco is one of them. I would like to take the time here to point out that even though they are credited as coming from the collection of someone else, all those close-up reference photos of the Sulaco that are found on other modeling sites were taken by me. Bob Burns was kind enough to let me do an extensive study of the original model at his home where it is stored. My Sulaco should be completed sometime in 06, so... stay tuned.
     
  6. Mycroft Holmes

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    No. Samos is legit. I'm glad he's on the RPF now. He has been working on some cool projects for some time. He's the reason I started a Galactica....................And other ships:)

    Glad you're here.



    Mark
     
  7. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the meantime there's the Konami. :D

    Only about 3 inches long tho.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. RickDTM

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    Samos, Thi is music to my ears.. I'm assuming this may be a kit?? SO looking forward to seeing this....
     
  9. Mycroft Holmes

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    Those Konami ships are cool little buggers. I like the Gerry Anderson ones:)
     
  10. Harry Harris

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    Comet Miniatures in the UK had a resin kit available a few years ago under the makers name 'BCI'.

    Mine is still erm... 'awaiting construction' but I think the finished thing is around 24" long.

    Harry.
     
  11. ShowCraft

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    Sorry RickDTM, Its going to be an exact copy of the studio model, not a kit. Well... not an exact copy. The filming model is a half model only finished on the right side. Mine will be complete all way round. It will be for sale if you really want it.
     
  12. Viceland

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    Well, whoever you are B) (I already figured out you're NOT Mark Dickson), I sure am glad you're making a SS Sulaco and sharing it with us. Just for the record, how long is the original? It seems like it's about 8 to 10 feet long from the picture on Bob's website, or am I way off?

    @ Mycroft: I didn't mean to sound like he wasn't legit, I guess I should have used different smiley's, sorry to you and Samos.

    And just so you know, the fellow I mentioned earlier is working on a 1/1200 Sulaco loosely based on the BCI kit Harry mentioned, mostly using it as a size reference to make new patterns, the R word is not involved.
     
  13. RickDTM

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    Ahhh Samos, I must say I'm bummed it won't be a kit. :( Still, it will be great to see it done.

    Vice- I contacted fistius about the Sulaco, and he said he sold it to someone else.
     
  14. ShowCraft

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    Just over 7 feet in length.
     
  15. RickDTM

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    Anyone know where I might be able to get one of the BCI resin kits of the Sulaco?
     
  16. saintg

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    The BCI resin Sulaco that is @ 2 feet long is CRAP. Rick, your best option is just to scratcch build one.
    George :D
    Oh, and yes I did have one and I know what I'm talking about.
     
  17. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    Hi George.. Nice to see a familiar face. :) Is it really that bad??

    PS - That's my Munch paint up in your avatar. Cool..
     
  18. saintg

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    Yeagh, I know. I love that paint job. I actually have the kit. It's on the to-do list. I hope you don't mind me using it.
    George :D
     
  19. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    I don't mind at all...
     
  20. Viceland

    Viceland Active Member

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    Well if you're selling, and Rick doesn't want it, I may be interested... even though it's crap.
     
  21. Forbidden Zone

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    Anyone know the size of the actual filming model?
     
  22. ShowCraft

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    7 feet 2 inches or 218.4 cm
     
  23. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Where would I look if I was looking for the reference pictures you are talking about?
    A SS Sulaco is very high on my list of to-do's
    One Day :)
    But I have been thinking alot about a half SS model, maybe as a kit. Even at half size it'll be an impressive piece.

    L
     
  24. RickDTM

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    Lee - Here are some great detail pics. Just scroll down a bit...

    Sulaco
     
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  26. takevin

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    I am completely retooling the two foot model as this is my winter project. It will be a night and day difference when its done later this summer. I will post pics down the road shortly :D
     
  27. RickDTM

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    Definitely looking forward to this..
     
  28. Harry Harris

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    Hi Samos,

    Is that measurement taken from the filming original?

    Thanks

    Harry.
     
  29. ShowCraft

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    Yes Harry. The measurement is of the studio model. From the rear engine fins to the tip of the front antenna. Are you planning on building?
     
  30. Harry Harris

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    No, I was just curious really. I figured you could have only got a measurement as precise as that from actually being there with the model itself.

    Thanks.

    Harry.
     
  31. vectorzero

    vectorzero Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Did you ever build this? Searched the forum, but can't find any other threads...
     
  32. Strode

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  33. cabour

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    there is a big one here (text in french) :
    sulaco - SU... - Page 14

    2.60 meter long ! this is a monster when you in front of it
     
  34. alienscollection.com

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    Didn't see any pics?
     
  35. cabour

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  36. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Ill be doing one after the betty. got all the reference and paint specs.


    Al
     
  37. RickDTM

    RickDTM Sr Member

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    Thread resurrectus!! This was started a long time ago......

    Al - Looking forward to seeing the progress on yours!
     
  38. Demetrios2177

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  39. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    How's this going Jim? ;-)

    I keep thinking about doing this, and this year might be a good one to start it... but not with out you :)

     
  40. ShowCraft

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    Wakes up - rubs eyes.... What year is this?
     
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  41. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    Ive started mine.
     
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  42. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Ohh do show n tell :)

    Have either of you started a kit list?
    Patterns you can share?
    I've got way too much on my plate right now, but I feel I need to make some thing 'major' once they are all done. 32" Falcon was my first thought, but after watching Aliens for the 100th time, I think I know what I need to do :)

    L
     
  43. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My Sulaco, while a little shy of studio scale, was autographed by Pat McClung. Ball's in your court! :lol

    -MJ
     

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  44. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

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    I see your autograph, And raise you a 4 page. Story of the making of the sulaco that Pat wrote for me for my book. Theres some cool stories on how he made it
     
  45. Mike J.

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    Jealousy!
     

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  46. DARKVIEW

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  47. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Book?! details please :)

     
  48. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    How to model making book. From patterns to finished model. And all steps in between.

    Plus as a cool addition in between chapters. I have some well known model makers doing write ups on there favorite movie model they worked on.

    Ones. From Aliens, Titanic, the Aviator, Alien. And Space Cowboys. To name a few
     
  49. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    Sounds great! I'll take one :)
     
  50. takevin

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    There's the 3 footer out there.
     

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