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Dieter Bihlmaier (oldman)

Research Vessel ASIMOV or what happened with the SULACO

Scratchbuild with drinking cups, instant coffee lid and parts from the modelrailroad shelf.


3 | 23. April 2016, 20:41
Choppa Nutta
Very cool Dieter !! 🙂
another imaginative piece from you 👍

good photography too, interesting angles
love the base dio as well
23. April 2016, 20:53
Hanno Kleinecke
I' m really impressed by your creativity and skills, this looks wonderful. Probably inspired by Mark Brandis, or am I completely wrong.....
23. April 2016, 21:26
Dieter Bihlmaier
Thanks Choppa and Hanno. I heard the name Mark Brandis before, but read never a book from him.
It was more or less a trial and error method with Instant soup cups, Instant coffee lids and pieces from the spare parts box. The name of the vessel is a homage at one of my favourite scifi authors.
The destroyed vessel at the base is the troop carrier from "ALIENS"🙂
23. April 2016, 22:51
Choppa Nutta
this thing must be massive !!

"that aint no moon"
"I think you're right, Chewy, full reverse thrusters..." 😄

How long is the model out of curiosity ?
24. April 2016, 00:01
Dieter Bihlmaier
Hello Choppa. The "spaceship" is 653 millimeters long from stem to stern.😉
24. April 2016, 08:16
Choppa Nutta
epic ! 🙂
21. May 2016, 19:51
Melf Boyens
Soup Cups? Lol 🙂 this is Modeling!!! (Taking a Bow , straight formatiion in my stormtrooper Outfit and Star Wars emperor theme in the background

21. May 2016, 19:53
Christian Bruer
Wow, very nice and cool work Dieter 👍 I lift my hat for so much inspiration to build such an epic model just from your mind 👍
@Hanno, I do not heard about Mark Brandis since the late 70s. I read a lot of books form our library! Very cool story at that time!
21. May 2016, 19:58
Bernhard Schrock
How I could overlook them?????????? Wooooooow. Great idea, realisation, painting, finish, wethering, "Inscenesetzing" 🙂 and photography.
By the way: Supen gibts bei uns meistens aus der Dose aber ab morgen warden keine Joghurtbecher mehr weggeschmissen🙂
13. March 2017, 11:00
I love the model and I love the name – Asimov is one of my favourite authors as well, I'm re-reading his 'Foundation' series at the moment (book no. 4). That first photo is excellent.
13. March 2017, 15:48
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Very nice and well done ... congratulations
13. March 2017, 18:35
wow!!!! great model and excellent photography!
foundation... i read all (or almost) 20 years ago... the original trilogy was simply fantastic. i should try to read them in English instead of translated as i did back in the days...
13. March 2017, 18:36
Spanjaard: The first three books seem very dated now, still, a good story is always a good story. The fourth book (Foundation's Edge) I have enjoyed rereading the most.
13. March 2017, 19:54
i see now that is a scratch build model, even more impressive !
13. March 2017, 20:14
Dieter Bihlmaier
Thanks mates. I have also read the first three books of the foundation story. Philip K.Dick is als one of my favourite authors. Especially the short stories.
13. March 2017, 21:07
I don't read much Scifi these days, but when I did, Philip K.Dick was my favourite.
13. March 2017, 21:19
I have to bring this amazing work of art to the front of the line! I have great respect for scratch building and your work deserves recognition.. you have a new fan here!
12. August 2020, 19:17
Rui S
I've always dream to do This kind of scratch build scifi spaceship with raw matirials and stuff, but it never came to reality. Just a dream.
So I realy admire your skill, talent and imagination. Very well done alround. 👍
12. August 2020, 20:52
Mike Szwarc
Fascinating build!! You have a wonderful imagination.
12. August 2020, 21:26
Dieter Bihlmaier
I agree gorbygould, Philip K. Dick was a fantastic writer. JD,Rui S and Mike, thanks for your friendly comments.
13. August 2020, 09:17

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