Tom ... I was thinking this will be a very fast build, even worthy of Chris G, but then I had to go and make holes...
10. February, 23:46
Chris Greathouse Ha! Looks like you got holed up on your project ;P I'm watching this one.... Are you pausing this one for the Aussie Truck?... Or are you going forward with this.
11. February, 00:41
Bob Hall I Love those old cheesy SciFi 1950's Movies !
11. February, 01:13
Tom ... I'm going to knock this one out. Might overlap with the truck build a bit but this kit is an easy build so no worries. Want to get this on my desk. That's the real reason I bought it. That and the fact that the first computer game I programmed was "Plan 9 From Outer Space" for the Commodore Amiga back in 1991. A truly B game as well. I'll post some pics of it. It's in some box somewhere
11. February, 01:29
Bob Hall Here Ya go ! You can Build and Watch at the same time ! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tim Heimer I don't know if I would build a kit that insults you as you work on it! Your stupid minds??
11. February, 01:45
Tom ... Donald, it's considered one of the worst movies ever made so be forewarned... it's also the last movie Bela Lugosi made. He actually died while the movie was being made. However I very much recommend watching the movie starring Johnny Depp called "Ed Wood". Matthew Landau does an amazing job as Lugosi in it. Ed Wood is the guy behind Plan 9.
Got the main body all chromed up and pleased with the result. Going to let it cure of a week or two before handling again to painting the interior. That was quite daunting doing such a large even area with Alclad. Hopefully I don't have to do many of those in the future.
Also happy that all the scraping and sanding where the two halves of the saucer meet paid off; there's no noticeable seam line. Phew!
Tom ... Good timing, Bob! I'm actual getting back to this one right now, while I build the Cobra. I thought I only had the alien and cockpit left to paint but annoyingly I forgot about the base and the rocket engines...
Also, I bought two more of these kits. I plan (9) to do a "Greg Baker" build of this kit with LEDs and audio. I got two because I'm pretty sure I'm going to screw up the first attempt.
3. June, 19:28
Ben M watching, flying saucers are relevant to my interests.
Tom ... Ah disaster! Not exactly sure how this went bad. The aluminum sections where done with Alclad with their Aqua Gloss (water based) clear coat. I then did a final coat with their gloss clear coat (lacquer based) and it seems to have eaten into the aqua gloss coat and through to the black base... Not happy. Spent a lot of effort on the base.
This is also the first time I've had any issues with Alclad. Bummed.
Wish I had taken a photo of the base before putting down the last coat to show the difference.
11. June, 07:02
Chaz Gordon 3D texture on the land, looks good to me. - Ah, just spotted the bottom pic. Ouch, although looks like aged metal.
11. June, 08:23
Dominik Weitzer The base looks already fine! The holder for the flying saucer is not that bad in my opinion. I like it!
It looks not "as clean as licked" , it makes it more interesting.
11. June, 08:32
Chaz Gordon Didn't know you were a Games Programmer Tom. I remember Gremlin from the 90's
11. June, 09:59
Tom ... Thanks, Guys. I guess it looks kinda sinister. Shame it wasn't a red base coat instead.
@Chaz, I'm guessing Premier Manager and Zool.
11. June, 18:12
JD The base looks cool, I'd call it a happy accident...
11. June, 18:29
Chaz Gordon Tom, no, just on the shelves at the computer shops, I was more of a BBC usr (still got my working Model B)
11. June, 18:47
Ben M Tom, I agree with dominik. You can pass this off as intentional, it looks pretty cool.
11. June, 19:12
Tom ... Finally finished. Happy with the result. Will do final pictures at somepoint.
13. June, 21:19
JD Congratulations...It's like nothing from this world! Bizarrely authentic!
Tom ... JD, I'm dying to do Mars Attacks as soon as possible, however I got the "Escape from the Dungeon" so I could practice on something first as I've never done large figures, so it's going to be a while I'm afraid...
JD Yeah, we think alike in that regard. I'm dying to get to my Ma.K stuff, but my skills aren't there yet to do them justice, so I practice and learn on other things, sometimes on toys I find at the $ store. I had an epic failure learning salt chipping on a toy robot, but it was all good! But I digress...
Peter Hardy Must be airsick, looking a bit green around the gills!
Fun build Tom, I have enjoyed it more than you, please get the Mars Attacks thing happening soon. I can't wait!
14. June, 03:11
Chaz Gordon I checked the kit page and looked at the instructions. Thought there were missing pages. Then i realized it's just the one step. But then how many parts does a saucer need?.
14. June, 03:36
Tom ... Thx, guys. I think that I will pre-assemble Mars Attacks, and maybe even prime it, but hold off on painting till I have more confidence. I hear it requires a bit of filling work. Also have a wooden long boat kit I want to get started on. Probably biting off more than I can chew. Still have the wheels on the Cobra to finish.
14. June, 03:41
JD No! Tom..you must do Mars Attacks! Give your fans what they want to see, then you can go back to doing cars or aircraft or whatever...