The Betty (Alien Resurection) 1:30 Scale Build

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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.

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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

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Expect more updates soon!
 

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LukaFilm

Sr 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!
 

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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.

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Vinyl rod turned on the lathe.

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

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

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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.

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

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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



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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.

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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.

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

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

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gooses2

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Here's a little update on the paint job.

Ive masked off the wings with an approximate representation of the original pattern and then sprayed a reddish colour over the top.

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Hagoth

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

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