ESCAPE POD - STAR WARS

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by paulcarson, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    I've always fancied building an escape pod from a new hope but don't know where to begin. Has anyone made one who can help me?
    I'd also love any pointers or tips that may help.

    Thanks.

    Paul
     
  2. Bantha Crossing

    Bantha Crossing Well-Known Member

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  3. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :eek Great link.

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  4. KevVader

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    Yeah, excellent link. I have a few old CCTV domes that would be a great start for a Death Star...
     
  5. Clerval

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  6. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Clerval.

    Does anyone have any good clear shots of this craft? :)
     
  7. Coinprop

    Coinprop Well-Known Member

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    I belive EchoLeader made an amazing pod some Years back...it is stuning...
     
  8. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if he's still on the board? I could do with his help.
     
  9. Coinprop

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    I think he is still here.?
    I asked about some things a few years back, and he is very helpfull. :)
     
  10. EchoLeader

    EchoLeader Well-Known Member

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    You mean like this old bucket of bolts? :)

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    Let me know what I can help you with.
     
  11. REL

    REL Sr Member

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    Wow :eek
     
  12. Krachenvogel

    Krachenvogel Well-Known Member

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    There used to be a page on the Backlot Studios (now-defunct garage kit company) website with a lot of detailed photos of an escape pod model under construction, but the site doesn't seem to be there any more. I don't know the modeler's name, maybe it's a member here? I have the photos on my PC, so I can e-mail them if you like. PM me if you want them.
     
  13. EchoLeader

    EchoLeader Well-Known Member

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    Backlot Studios would be me. It is correct that the website is no longer up and running unfortunately :(

    Here are some more pictures of my Escape Pod.

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  14. ralphee

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    Whoa, never did see the pics of this, heard of it but never seen, amazing work.
     
  15. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome. I'm really looking for a few pointers to get started. I have a saturn v kit and have started to search through my bits and bobs box for other parts that look similar . I don't suppose you have any "spares" that you don't need?

    What did you use for the base of the pod? I've heard that buckets were used on the original.

    Thanks for your kind offer of help.
     
  16. EchoLeader

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    If you read the link that was posted Building the Escape Pod the information there will get you well on the way to making an accurate Escape Pod.

    I don't have any spare parts as this was to be a one off model so you will need multiples of several kits unless you have molding and casting abilities. Also take note that some of the kits used are expensive and rare, the Aurora Sealab kit comes to mind which was used on the Escape Pod. I've seen this kit go for $300 on Ebay so you have to decide how accurate you want to make your model. If you decide to make your own interpretation then you can basically use parts that closely resemble what is seen on the original. Another option would be to scratch build the parts if you have the time and abilities.
     
  17. bcgd

    bcgd Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.
     
  18. swhite228

    swhite228 Well-Known Member

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    Just saw the paper paint buckets from the other thread at Ace.

    Lowes and Home Depot says they don't make them any more. The guy at ace said they can still order them.
     
  19. bcgd

    bcgd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. You just saved me a trip. I think OSH has them too. You're talking about the 5 quart ones, right?
     
  20. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    Can you post a pic of what they look like? Unfortunately being in the UK means we don't have these stores. :(
     
  21. 1138

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    Hey guys,

    I am fortunate to have one of the coveted paint buckets. Got it on trade from a good guy down in Florida.

    It is a 5qt bucket from Sherman Williams and I don't think they make them like this anymore :cry

    PM me if you need dims

    Dan


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  22. EchoLeader

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    You may try looking into the larger Popcorn buckets also. Just a thought.

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  23. bcgd

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    Could anyone please post the escape pod pics/pages from the SW Chronicles book? Thanks.
     
  24. bcgd

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    I just picked up a couple of the same ugly-* buckets Dan got. It's weird, I know in the photos it doesn't really look proportionately correct but when two are stacked with one inverted on top and looked at from the side they look pretty dead on. Off the top of my head their about 8"h x 8 7/8"ish at the top. I picked them up at a local Ace Hardware store for $1.99ea.
     

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