Author Topic: Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"  (Read 1437 times)

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Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"
« on: January 06, 2023, 11:06:34 AM »
This is my first finished build of 2023.: The Martian from the 1953 George Pal version of "War of the Worlds"

I've had this heavy vinyl kit rattling around for over 10 years and finally decided to build it. Pretty straightforward to paint - the veins were done with a blue marker. I added a light behind the eye from the "Space:1999 Nuclear Waste Area 2 Diorama" kit, which is a great source for spare parts. I also added some wire wrap wires to the broken camera on the floor.

The rain stopped and the Sun came out briefly in the afternoon and I was able to get these shots:



The two books on the ground are "To Serve Man"

"To Serve Man"

and "War of the Worlds"



I didn't do a very good a job with the light blocking around the eye. Oh well.



Overall a quick, easy "palate cleansing" kit.

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Re: Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2023, 01:12:34 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2023, 01:34:46 AM »
Nifty build!

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Re: Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2023, 02:11:31 AM »
Uuulaaaa!!!

Oops. Wrong Martians.

Nice work Frank.
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Re: Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2023, 06:03:06 AM »
Looks like it was a fun build

Nicely done

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Re: Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2023, 06:50:52 AM »
Looking good, finish tones & detail.  Is Martian realistic.  :smiley:   Imagine them throwing a party.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAUuqpFLLvQ

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Re: Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2023, 02:40:53 AM »
Thanks, guys. I still have the optional vinyl arms that I don't know what to do with. I was going to try grafting them onto the body, but it would have looked even more ridiculous.

That's a good Martian melody, Bill!


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Re: Pegasus 1/8 War of the Worlds "The Martian"
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2023, 03:04:22 AM »
Needs a counterpoise, like those old AIRFIX opponents kit.

Mount it on a Kleenex box.