Original Alien Nostomo Detonator Room Miniature...

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Laser Brain, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Hi guys,
    I thought you'd be interested in checking this out...maybe trying to ID the parts on it.

    It's the original miniature of the Nostromo Detonator room exterior. Ripley is rear-projected into this in the movie.

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  2. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is gorgeous! I spy with my little eye some Bandai!
     
  3. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    I see Tamiya 8rads, and lots of 1/12 Tyrrell P34 Neil. Anything specific please post ,em up, looks a fun one to nail.

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  4. ralphee

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    Looks like some Airfix 1/24 Stuka in there as well.

    lee
     
  5. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    I knew you'd be up to the challenge. :)
     
  6. Nwerke

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    Lots of Centurion too. All the staples.

    Bet those are the same Tyrells that provided the lower engine shrouds for the Narcissus. :)
     
  7. ralphee

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    Id agree Martyn, it does, look a very appealing structure to build, love the use of the donors on this, id be half tempted to take a stab if i hadnt shot my load of my Tyrrell chassis' on other builds lol.

    lee
     
  8. JD1

    JD1 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! These are awesome! Many thanks, Neil!

    I love the little Weyland-Yutani decals; I guess they had them made up specially.

    I recall Bill writing somewhere that he'd 'break out the Tamiyas' for hero-detailing like this, but there's also a few choice bits of Airfix Scammel Tank Transporter in there. A real favourite of the Brit modelers!
     
  9. Guy Cowen

    Guy Cowen Sr Member

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    Great Pics Neil, thanks mate.
     
  10. healvis

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  11. Laser Brain

    Laser Brain Sr Member

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    Hi John. Bill has the photos too. I took 'em in his workshop, whilst on Red Dwarf. I'm sure he'll get round to posting them when he gets the time. I'm not a member of Space 1999 Eagle Transporter.
     
  12. healvis

    healvis Active Member

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    Get over there and sign up! Your work will be much appreciated as would your experience.
    John.
     
  13. Chris Martin

    Chris Martin Well-Known Member

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    Or allsectionsalpha.com
     
  14. Colin Droidmilk

    Colin Droidmilk Sr Member

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    What I like about the Alien models and Pearson/Bower's work generally, is that you can get up really close and the greeblies still look modern or futuristic, whereas with some of the SW stuff a close-up view often takes you away to the 1940s, lol!
     
  15. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is COOL!
    The color is interesting too!
     
  16. GlazyUK

    GlazyUK Active Member

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    Very cool to see !!!!
     
  17. Josh Jay

    Josh Jay Member

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    Alien is still probably my favorite movie (more so than Blade Runner). The envy is killing me
     
  18. jawsmodels

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    They were incredible models they made for that movie.
    It seems so long ago that was the way to go.
     
  19. NAZGÛL

    NAZGÛL Sr Member

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    Great piece! Thanks for posting. :thumbsup
     
  20. Bondo Fett

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    Thank you so much for sharing. I love how so many great reference photos keep emerging, even years down the line.
    This has always been one of my personal favorites, I'm thrilled to see all the sides for the first time! Any more Nostromo goodies lurking in your files?
     
  21. 28injection

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    I also find the colour interesting, that and so much of the fine detail gets lost on the screen.

    Is the miniature yours Vos or are you working on it for a customer?

    top stuff
     
  22. jedimaster

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    A few have mentioned the colour.. It was the original colour of the whole Nostromo before the repaint.
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  23. JFGentenaar

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    I would say the structures on the sides are from Tamiya's Sd.Kfz.232 Schwerer Panzerspähwagen 8-Rad: the rear hullpart with the enginedeck louvres. I bet there would be more parts to find from this kit.

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    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  24. Laser Brain

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    Hi,
    The miniature belongs to Bill Pearson. He built it for Alien.

    Incidentally, it is going up for auction with Bonhams in November along with some of Bill's other treasures. I think it's this one: Bonhams 1793 : Entertainment Memorabilia

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    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  25. DocRaven

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    woow just woow

    I love so much detail shots man can learn from it
     

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