Author Topic: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps  (Read 579 times)

Offline Antonio Sobral

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The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« on: July 02, 2018, 02:21:43 AM »
Hi guys

Something I have been working, on and off, over the last couple of weeks.

No backup story, unfortunately, but the title is self-explanatory (I think) :)

Just playing around with bits and pieces from the spare box trying to put together something
that might seem plausible.























Thanks for watching!



 

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 03:39:39 AM »
Oh, that looks very nice.  Makes for an interesting alternate path to space.

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 10:22:45 AM »
What is really nice is how a bunch of seemingly random wiring looks so great.
I suspect under paint it will look just like it should

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 05:33:21 AM »
Those are wonderful Antonio!

Your space vehicles are a treat!

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 02:54:55 AM »
The rocket shape that started life as a fuel tank reminds me of the rocket assisted nuclear bomb that was based on the Mk.7 bomb with a rocket motor attached to it.  The addition of a rocket motor to the bomb created a weapon that could give the pilot in the launching aircraft a better chance of surviving the bomb blast effects over the usual bomb toss maneuver (aka LABS).  That weapon was the BOAR (Bureau of Ordnance Aircraft)30.5-Inch (770mm) Rocket, Mark 1, Mod 0






***edit to tart up the description :)
« Last Edit: July 04, 2018, 03:01:45 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 03:25:15 PM »
Hi and thanks for the comments!

In the meanwhile, I am stating to think about "Part 2: Destination Moon"







But for now that is just a thought.
Too many unfinished projects on the workbench, if you catch my drift... :)


For the time being, just a coat of white primer!
 



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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 07:07:05 AM »
Love that with 3 bodies. :smiley:

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 02:56:27 AM »
Thanks!

And since the white primary served also as the base color, it was just a matter of finding and applying some decals
to make the whole set more lively and eye catching.

So, please find below the final photos.


































I hope you like it, and thanks for watching!



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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 03:39:55 AM »
Wow! The colour added makes all the difference. Very nice  :smiley:
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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 04:02:20 AM »
Beautiful!!  I love the way this came together.  I'm looking forward to future parts (are you going to attempt to duplicate any of George Pal's props from the movie, Conquest of Space?).

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 05:33:34 AM »
These are great Antonio. Hope to see more!
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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2018, 02:20:13 PM »
You never cease to amaze me Antonio.  Your ability to take things you do not normally notice or concern yourself with and by adding the bits together and a bit of paint details you manage to make it look so busy and intricate.  Once again, you have created something special. 
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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 04:30:40 PM »
Excellent job! :smiley:

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2018, 04:44:42 PM »
Great finish. I  can imagine a few knotted brows looking at that lot

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2018, 03:52:28 AM »
I really like the added colors. It makes your rockets really "pop" as they like to say on those home decorating shows.

A feast for the eyes, Antonio!

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part One: First Steps
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2018, 07:21:04 AM »
 :smiley:
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