Author Topic: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32  (Read 935 times)

Offline uncle les

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I thought I'd make something different while I wait for some MB326 sub-assemblies to manifest...



So I scaled up a SHADO UFO interceptor STL, carved it up for printing and produced one in ABS to turn into a model.






As you can see it went together well. I used references off the internet mainly and drew some inspiration from an old Dinky toy.








The paint scheme is very simple !





..and I'm happy with the result.  Now, back to serious modelling  :D

Offline finsrin

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 11:01:43 PM »
Splenderful  :-*
Is beyond the call of building duty.
Like panel lines, lettering and the rest, landing gear and all.


Offline AXOR

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 11:11:59 PM »
How so? This is not true modeling?  ;D
You did a great job ! :smiley:
Alex

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 01:06:19 PM »
Beauteous!!  I'm certain the studio SFX people could not have done better.

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 02:15:47 AM »
Very nice, Les.

Offline uncle les

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 07:22:53 AM »
Cheers guys, here's how it looks now after I cleaned up a couple of things.

Offline finsrin

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 02:24:06 PM »
Comes into its own even more with finishing touches and this picture setting. :smiley:

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 07:40:06 PM »
 :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 03:40:38 AM »
That's a total wonder Unca Les and a great testament of your limitless talent and skill!

Most enjoyed the build play-by-play in the photos,

Brian da Basher

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 08:40:07 AM »
Looks great! Did you print the canopy or vacuform it? There's a clear PLA material that can be smoothed with Isopropyl alcohol:

http://www.polymaker.com/shop/polysmoothpolysher/

(their chamber looks overpriced)


Did you do an ABS vapor bath for the ABS parts? They look nice and smooth.

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2017, 08:51:45 AM »
Just great.

Nice finish as well

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 01:03:08 PM »
Beautiful!!  Would look great against a starscape.

Offline andonio64

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 06:11:51 PM »
That's fantastic uncle les!
A myth of my youth! UFO was my favorite tv show when I was a child!

Antonio

Offline uncle les

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2017, 08:29:02 AM »
Looks great! Did you print the canopy or vacuform it? There's a clear PLA material that can be smoothed with Isopropyl alcohol:

http://www.polymaker.com/shop/polysmoothpolysher/

(their chamber looks overpriced)


Did you do an ABS vapor bath for the ABS parts? They look nice and smooth.


Canopy is a simple vac-form. This "analog" method will deliver far more pleasing results for waaay less effort.


As for smoothing the material. I use a couple of coats of MEK over the ABS and some vigorous sanding. It was the same with that 1/32 MB326, Mirage F1 etc  http://uncleles.net/2017/06/06/132-macchi-mb326-resin-kit-in-the-making/

Offline Camthalion

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Re: The one shot wonder - SHADO UFO Interceptor scratch built in 1/32
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2018, 07:15:15 AM »
nice one