The Betty (Alien Resurection) 1:30 Scale Build

gooses2

Member
I'm really excited about this one! It's one of my favourite ships. I settled on 1:30 scale, so the finished thing will be around 55cm in length.

I drew up some designs based on screen grabs from the film. This model is quite a bit smaller than the studio scale model so I'm not intending on capturing all the detail from the actual craft.



These designs are not finalised in terms of the detail. I also need to draw up designs on the large side thrusters.

So I'm pretty far into the build at this point, most of the form for the body is there











Expect more updates soon!
 

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LukaFilm

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Oh man, she's a beauty!!!
Can you show how you build all those details? It looks very precise and detailed, are you using 3d printer, or CNC cutter or something??
Great job!
 

gooses2

Member
Oh man, she's a beauty!!!
Can you show how you build all those details? It looks very precise and detailed, are you using 3d printer, or CNC cutter or something??
Great job!
It's a combination of things. Some of the really fine detail is laser cut acrylic the rest is hand cut abs or styrene.

This part (cargo door) is just abs cut with a scalpel.





Vinyl rod turned on the lathe.



This is a small piece of chemiwood that I have layered with thin styrene.



Here Ive stuck the turned rod down and coated with it with primer.



On the cargo door has some more detail here. Again just cut styrene.

The 3 cargo holder things are the same process but the top grate is to fine to cut by hand so it was laser cut.



The cockpit I built from card first. I then took the measurements of each panel and recreated them in illustrator.



Using the illustrator data I then had the pieces lasercut. Still need to do some cleanup on this part.

 

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Looks good. On the big cargo box. That top piece is a separate shroud. And the cockpit is a little fatter. But you look like nailed all the main details Keep posting updates



Al
 

gooses2

Member
Here's another little update. I'm on a pretty tight schedule for this so I'm working fast. I have to finish this in just 2 more weeks.

The main body has been primed white ready for the yellow.









I've blocked out the 2 side thruster things, their posed quite high here but thats only because the joint isn't tight enough to hold them correctly yet.

 

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gooses2

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OK guys! I've gone and painted the base coat of yellow. I used a rattle can mustard colour then went over the top with some humbrol enamel to bring down the gloss to a matte.

This is the gloss from the rattle can.



Here i've gone over and lightened the yellow with enamels.







Next up is the reddish zig zag across the body and quite a bit of weathering!
 

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Hagoth

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Very cool scratch building project! Nice job on the wing color pattern. The crafting skill here is most impressive.
 
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