I will have to settle for a knockoff version..
I was lucky to be able to purchase this kit. I'm not worthy..
June 14, 2021
For my Mother on Her 79th Birthday..
Really nice 👍
The force was with you.
Well done, looks really 😎
very nice 👍
WOW WOW WOW! What a presentation. The force was really strong with you on this one! I'm sur your mother liked it so much. So well done!!! 👍
Fine work, JD!
Great work. Love the base too.
Thanks mates! I completed this in only two days. I never set deadlines for my projects, but this time I did. Maybe that's why it seems to take me forever to finish a build..🤔 Anyway, the time crunch helped me focus and get something accomplished without thinking about it too much like I usually do, and I'm very happy with the result! 🤗
The force is with you.
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Nice find! 🙂
Yes! I finally decided to buy up all the SW kits I could only dream about as a child. I did have some original toys from Hasbro as a youngster, but they were all taken away from me in some form of cruel punishment that I must have deserved.. anyway I digress.. I have also, Encounter at Dagobah, and have started it. Next on my list to collect, is the Battle of Hoth, the Rebel Hanger, and the Cantina bar scene. Got to go where inspiration takes you right?
Yeah right! 👍 I found myself the cantina and had to buy it 'cause it was exactly my kind of scale.
Nice! You should start that one! I'm on a mission to build them all. I'm trying to figure out how to use the Dagobah set and build an terrarium out of it with water, plants and frogs and other buggers. That would be awesome!
Nice little builds 👍
Lovely builds. Well painted!
Really nice 👍
Somewhere on a clearing on the forrest moon Endor... ,cool subject, very nice build! Congrats mate!!! 👍
Sadly, no Ewoks being dragged behind on a rope, but still a nice diorama.
Yeah I know, this is my first attempt at making a diorama with off the shelf Woodland Scenics products, a couple years ago. I borrowed it from my Kettenkrad build to use it as a backdrop. I don't have the skills yet to do really cool dioramas, but it's on my bucket list. 🤞
June 9, 2021
Not really, but maybe that helps:
It does, Thanks Roland!
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Looking good JD!!
Inspired to return to the laboratory, our intrepid narrator presses on..
Here's an update, my glossiest finish yet. I'll let it dry a couple of days and pray the tape comes off cleanly.
Report: The tape didn't come off completely clean, revealing our humble narrator's embarrassing and pitiful mistakes... too shameful and humiliating even to post. Having to retreat back into His laboratory for further study, our Hero vows to succeed..
That's really sad. Hope he recovers soon to once again rescue our peace and prosperity!!! 😉
Nothing special, just the annual change of my Avatar.. Mk.III
June 1, 2021
"Gonk. Gonk. Gonk ko kyenga see"
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May 27, 2021
Shouldn't there be some abandoned NASA hardware "outside" on the moon's surface (presuming we really did land there), or is that all on the "other" side of the moon...?
All I can say is, Stanley Kubrick' s deathbed confessional was an eye opening and jaw dropping confirmation that the Moon landings were faked... By him. How, and why a worldwide multigenerational coverup was needed. The fact I have most trouble with is, as stated by many scientists, (and NASA astronauts) is humans simply cannot travel through the Van Allen radiation belt surrounding the Earth.
There is evidence of the Moon landings and most importantly there are reflector stations on the surface that reflect Laser beams so we can measure the distance from the Earth to the Moon.
If people can't travel through the Van Allen radiation belt then exactly when arr they going to give up on people going to Mars.
Or is all human space travel going to be faked until we're extinct to maintain some pretence
well said wilky
There is compelling evidence on both sides of the argument for "did we really go there", but it's hard to refute a huge freakin' Moonbase with regular commutes by Eagles (well, at least until that nuclear thing happened...) If JD's wall is deep enough, he could install a sparkler firework at the waste site and then ignite it in 1999......wait, already missed that one by 20 years. Oh well, the fibers still look cool anyway. 🙂
May 25, 2021
Very well succeeded👍
Thanks y'all! It feels good to finally complete something. Been stalled out on other works for far too long, so I needed this small victory. I went to visit my Mum yesterday and showed this to her. She liked it so much, she asked if she could have it. I was so surprised.. 🥲
very nice 👍
Wow truly all its money worth that kit. What a nice find! With all the gaps you filled these days you should install a pipeline to your local fillersuplier! 😄
Very nice made, 👍 Fun to watch!!!
Gentleman, I thank you. The positive energy flows through me, and I will use it to forge better models!
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How is this going? I just picked up a kit!
Hi Doug! I'm right in the middle of it.. Space: 1999 Alpha Moonbase | Album by Mithran’dir (1:3200)
Looking forward to seeing yours come to life 😁
I was thinking a tiny OLED for the command centre?
OLED screen? Do tell..🧐
Hahah. "Pardon me mater. I'm off to play the pi-AH-no!"
Actually pretty cheap and easy I hear.
Now I have the set
I'm using this kit to improve my seamwork, or putty work... Gap filling? My Dad would have called it "Body Work"
May 11, 2021
Finally, after all these years... I still paid up for this kit.. It's Like money in the bank now 🏦
May 10, 2021
May 9, 2021
I just stepped up to the original 1966 Batmobile Deluxe edition from Polar Lights!
I paid up for it too. 🤑This kit has photo etched details, and a highly detailed cockpit with all kinds of Bat-gadgets and chrome, and detailed experimental jet turbine engine with an afterburner and a crime fighting super computer hidden in the trunk, and much more! 🤤
It came the very next day! Gotta Love Amazon! Anyone want to see what's in the box?
This could be an important milestone in my modeling career..
May 8, 2021
i have my early builds in "my hall of shame", it is fun to have them there. pretty horrible stuff there 😄 😄. no idea why the TIE was not photographed at the time. it was not bad actually. simply not really finished.
Super work! You are fit to be TIEd.
Lol, this was a close race, in fact it was a....TIE
These are looking real nice. I'd try gloss on the windows but other than that I wouldn't change anything.
Funny you should say that BB! I did indeed add a gloss wash to the canopy, but I wasn't satisfied with the results, and have since moved on..🤭
A little side project..
Nicely done 👍 Just listened to the sound of the kit on YT. I would keep pushing the button all day 😂
Thanks! The lights and sound effects appeal to the 8 year old kid in me. 😁
This looks as a great result, I like your side project. You've tinted the clear parts, what kind of tint is it? And then you wrote about dilute the maskol, how works this trick? Thank you in advance! 🙂
Thanks mate, you can tint clear parts and create amazing washes with alcohol based inks that come in many colors. They are transparent and work especially well over chrome and other metallics. Some colors have a metallic finish. I use black India ink for a wash quite often, very easy to clean up with isopropyl alcohol. The masking fluid seems to have a mind of its own, and is quite thick and by adding water it will break the surface tension and allow it to flow better. It will ruin a brush, like gum stuck in your hair, so I use a toothpick.
Thank you, I will figure out where I can get this kind of tint here
Great work JD 👍
Thanks Tom! You can find inks at an art supply store that has a calligraphy section. I'm thinking about applying black ink to this build, and doing some edge highlighting. It's a little too uniform in color still.
Wow! That ink looks good! Wery interesting technique. Have you tried masking putty? Might be easier to control. I tried real Play doh, but that left oil. Now I have a unopened tin of AK's stuff, that supposedly shouldn't leave residue. I would do a shadow wash first and then consider the need for highlights.
Projects are never quite finished are they BB? You just reminded me of that! 🤭 Like, it's good enough for now, while I work on something else..
I like using masking putty, it's fun! You can see me use it in one of my WW Toons builds. (Panther) You have to form it by hand, or tools though, and sometimes masking fluid is good option for smaller details. check out my Time machine build to see what I mean. I was going to edge highlight this ship like my Prototype X-Wing, but hesitated..
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Cool! i ordered this one about two weeks ago as my first REAL modeling experience. (e.g. Non-Gundam Kit)
Nice! Let me know when you plan on building her, maybe I will start mine too..
Sorry that i got your hopes up! I am a novice modeler, and in my haste to build the model i used canned spray-paint instead of saving up for an airbrush. Oh well, 25$ down the drain! I will be buying a cheap airbrush on Amazon so that i can build my next model properly.
No worries mate, Are you thinking you ruined the paint job? You could try stripping off the paint in a bath of engine cleaner overnight, and scrub it with a toothbrush, that works well depending on the kind of paint used. I've had to to that a few times. You learn a lot by doing it. Also, it's a good idea to practice spraying on something before you attempt a nice kit. I used to go to the Dollar store and buy toy robots and practice on them until I felt confident enough, it really helped, and is a cheap way to practice. I'm on my 4th airbrush now, so I have lots of free advice, though I still consider myself a novice, and have much to learn. Cheers -JD
Thanks for the tips! I used Rustoleum heavy-duty spraypaint (Mistake 1) and after i thought i ruined the model, i threw it in the trash! (Mistake 2) The only evidence that it ever existed is the decal sheet and instructions.
Here's a site that has a whole bunch of reference images!
Oh well, live and learn. You can always try again! Yep, that's a great Space:1999 site!
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Did you just get it!
Oh yeah! Been wanting this one for a long time now, but never wanted to pay up for it. I got real lucky on Ebay, and scored it for a mere $25 🥳 I like this version the best because it comes with the turbo laser base.
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A quick little build, no big deal..
I have the tiny star destroyer, but with a black stand, and so because the backplate my display cabinet is painted black, it looks like the model is hovering even though it is placed on a stand. :]
Nice builds, the DS looks😎 to mee
very nicely done JD!
Very nice 👍
cool! nice "quick little" builts!
Thanks very much mates! Glad you liked it.. with so many incredible posts lately, I was beginning to get self conscious.. 😄
Nice little build!
April 10, 2021
A side project to help keep the Force flowing..
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