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Oceaneer99

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2009, 03:45:36 PM »
Lou,

But I saw it with my own eyes, and know that the effect when you hold it in your hand is perfect.

Ray and I discussed close-up photos at one point.  I had what I thought was a perfectly sanded very small scale model, but the photograph made it look like I'd used 60-grit.  Ray finally pointed out that the photo on the computer screen was about 5x the model size.

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2010, 08:10:06 AM »
Here is a project made from photos of CAD drawings supplied by Cutangus on flickr. It fits well in this category and it was time this post was awaken anyway.

http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-4147
It is balsa construction covered in dreamcoat art paint and spares box decals.

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2010, 05:02:25 AM »
Interesting design. Does the exhaust exit only through the four nozzles? A lot of weird airflow there.

I like the model and thanks for reviving a forgotten cook-up.

lastvautour

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2010, 09:01:59 AM »
The vectored thrust is through the four outlets only. We need more of these projects to wet the appetite of future modelers.

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2010, 02:36:16 PM »
In the mid 1960 while still at school, I used Supercar as a basis for my own version of a craft. The first version was SC-2 as I figured that SC-1 would be the actual Supercar. Several modification from hovercraft to variable lift nozzles and finally just your old turbojet. The SC-8 which I have reproduced is attached for your comments. It will eventually get some camouflage colouring and Canadian Forces markings, but for now, various shades of varnish has been applied to seal the wood. The model is 1/48 scale and still needs to have undercarriage affixed.
 


http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-4395


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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2010, 04:28:28 PM »
This skunkworks project only took some 4 hours if you don't count the original drawings I made in 1963.




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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2010, 06:06:06 PM »
The Fireball XL5 from the Gerry Andersen puppet show.


http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/displayimage.php?pid=4778

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2010, 06:41:29 PM »
Very striking results. I love those old science fiction vehicles. The metallic paint turned out well.

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2010, 10:08:39 AM »
You did a magnificent job Ken. Silver is the worst of all colours but you mastered it.

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2010, 10:11:43 AM »
Thank you very much.  Surprisingly, the cheap metallic craft paints work very well.  Who would have guessed?

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2010, 05:49:45 PM »
It is a colourful subject Ken,and you have done it full justice,I love the contrasting colours against that excellent silver finish.
Barry.

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2010, 08:03:05 AM »
I think the colors are what really drew me to this model.  I draw my inspiration for it from the great Martin Bower.  The colors look good on a photo but they are stunning in real life.  I find myself looking at it a lot.

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2012, 09:47:22 AM »
A recent contribution by Peter.


His RCRC craft is quite nice.

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2012, 10:13:12 AM »
That is a real nice rocket ship Ken. But as to your choice of "cheap metallic craft paints" just what paint did you finally settle on?
Also I believe that the launch pad must have given you a great deal of planning.
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Ken Pugh

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Re: Fictional/Prototypical Design Cook-Up
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2012, 06:26:50 AM »
The paint used is Anita's All Purpose Acrylic craft paint.  They have a Metallic series and this one is Silver.  It was sprayed with an airbrush.  The picture gives a good view of the paint, but in person, the paint have a brushed aluminum look.  It is actually excellent paint.  I can get it from all the craft stores here in town, Michael's, AC Moore, and our new Hobby Lobby.  Hobby Lobby sells this stuff in very large bottles if one wants to paint a lot of models at a time!  These craft stores also sell acrylic clear finishes, both gloss and flat.  They are by the same companies and work great.

The base was actually quite easy.  It was made to reflect the pictures.  I just built it up step by step and did not concern myself with precision as much as getting the look correct.

Ken Pugh