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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2013, 11:33:02 AM »
Beautiful job with the alien and the cockpit!

I can just see the expose', "Naked Came the Alien" or "That was No 'Little' Green Man"

There's that video - "Aliens gone wild" where you can see aliens expose their pseudopods and lift up their cloacal flaps.

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2013, 06:13:31 PM »
Why are the aliens these days always naked? Back in the day they all wore silver suits. There must be something in between.

Just paint on some silver Speedo's. That should do the trick.

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2013, 09:06:43 PM »
Why are the aliens these days always naked? Back in the day they all wore silver suits. There must be something in between. BTW, your project looks cool. Just once seeing the bull chasing the alien would be quite a switch!

I was just thinking that: it'd be like a Gary Larson cartoon.....  >:D ;D
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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2013, 09:15:13 PM »
Why are the aliens these days always naked? Back in the day they all wore silver suits. There must be something in between. BTW, your project looks cool. Just once seeing the bull chasing the alien would be quite a switch!

I was just thinking that: it'd be like a Gary Larson cartoon.....  >:D ;D
Far Side would have the alien and the cow discussing how to get back at the farmer!!

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2013, 03:15:43 PM »
Hi guys

I am a big Gary Larson fan myself.
Those 2 volumes wheighing almost 20 pounds on mya bookshelf with the Complete Far Side will prove it! :)

And there is a good reason for the aliens being naked nowadays .... probably something to do with getting the cattle feel uneasy :)

Anyway, this Part 1 is now complete.











































And now the 64.000 Dollars questions:

Will the alien get the cow?

Will the cow get the alien?

Will they be married in Vegas by an Elvis clone?

Only time will tell...

Donīt miss Part 2. Soon in a forum near you :)


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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2013, 03:53:58 AM »
That's a scream, Antonio! You've got a wonderful sense of humor.

The finish and overall quality is absolutely first-rate!

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2013, 08:38:53 AM »
Brilliant job.

Though my mind is playing over those great quotes from that most brilliant of movies.... Paul.

Forget the silver speedo's.. he could perhaps be wearing the Paul style board shorts.

Offline Klaus Wachsmuth

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2013, 08:39:21 AM »
Years ago, someone did a bovine in battle armour, vaguely similar to a Warhammer 40K Space Marine. Perhaps Betsy the Cow's soon-to-appear anti-alien hero?

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2013, 09:43:22 AM »
Love it!  ;D ;D ;D

It's a really nice paint job too - well done!  :)
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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2013, 06:14:53 AM »
I love how well the terrain turned out.  Would be keen to see some explanations/tips.
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2013, 07:40:04 PM »
Hi guys

Thanks for the comments!

I am glad you share my sense of humour. Sometimes "really professional" modellers tend to be annoyed by these little incursions
into this less noble area (according to them, I guess) of this great hobby. But hey, who gives a FFATM about them? :) :)

Sometimes I tend to be vey succint on my posts, so, here is a brief description on how the base was made:


1. A piece of roofmate slab cut to approximated desired shape




2. The borders of the roofmate slab were "texturized" using a hot wire styrofoam cutter. Just for kicks :)




3. A thin layer of Vallejo Grey Coarse Pumice Paste was applied with a spatula and flat brush to simulate the terrain.
If you cant find this paste near you, try to mix very fine sand with some sort of acrylic gel medium or any equivalent method.
There are lots fo different methods to skin this cat....




4. Some pieces of shredded cork were randomly implanted in the still fresh terrain, to simulate stones and rocks.
Again, if no cork available, real small stones and rocks collected in your local garden will do the trick!




5. Static grass (from Noch in this case) was applied also in random patches to simulate some short vegetation.
   Glued with white glue and aplied with the GrassMaster electrostatic applicator also from Noch, but you can use
   the puff bottle or a small sieve from you kitchen, and save the 100 Bucks:)




6. Everything was finally brush painted with Vallejo Model Color acrylics, and a final touch with Winsor&Newton oils.


And that's pretty much it :)



Offline kerick

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2013, 01:11:40 AM »
I saw some nice figures of Texas longhorns in the store the other day. Longhorn bull would give any alien second thoughts.

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2013, 02:34:42 AM »
 :)  Thanks for the detailed terrain creation explanation.  Much appreciated. :)
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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2013, 02:41:13 AM »
:)  Thanks for the detailed terrain creation explanation.  Much appreciated. :)

Goes for me too.   :)

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Re: Bovine Alien Abduction - Part One - The Pursuit....
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2013, 03:21:24 AM »
Thanks for the peek behind the curtain, Antonio!

I know Liquitex makes gloss and matte acrylic mediums with different sizes of beads in them. It wouldn't surprise me if they made one close to the size of sand too.
I've used their acrylic mediums to clear-coat decals and models. They clean up easy with hot water and soap.

So, what wonder will you amaze us with next?

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