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Offline Robomog

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Cappuccino 3
« on: December 14, 2020, 07:55:41 AM »
Hi All

While I was building the QUI Fighter I knocked together a Cappuccino Class 1950's retro flying saucer. For a giggle I'm going to send this one to the nephew for Chrismas as well

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

by Robomog, on Flickr

The main body is two coffee cup lids stuck to a CD end protector, the dome is from the top of a Cornetto 99 secured with a plastic card ring. The engine section is a circle and ring of plastic card with engines made from the indicator buttons from the coffee cup top. It was sprayed with Humbrol Chrome silver which turned out so shiny I decided not to decorate the sides or apply decals. Mind you it took around four days for the paint to fully dry.

Regardless of the above it came out pretty well and hopefully the Nephew will like this one as well.

Your comments and criticisms are also welcome  :D

Thanks for looking......

Mog
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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2020, 11:02:08 AM »
No coffee beans were harmed during the construction of this model... 



Very imaginative!  Hope your nephew appreciates your efforts!  :smiley:
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2020, 11:21:22 AM »
Ideal for 1950s SciFi movie.  :smiley:

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2020, 12:34:36 PM »
Weird but I like this better than the QIE/QUI/żQUE? Fighter, & I'm not normally a fan of 1950's starship/saucer designs. 8)
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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2020, 06:14:23 AM »
It looks like it came out of "Plan 9 from Outer Space"!

Offline robunos

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2020, 06:42:01 AM »
Me likey ! . . .   :smiley:
Not sure why, it might be the domed top, but I can see something of the Gerry Anderson 'UFO' in there . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2020, 07:39:38 AM »
Me likey ! . . .   :smiley:
Not sure why, it might be the domed top, but I can see something of the Gerry Anderson 'UFO' in there . . .


cheers,
Robin.
Same thing for me at first glance.  UFO and Lieutenant Gay Ellis...
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2020, 08:44:18 AM »
Thanks chaps, considering this one was thrown together with little planning it came out quite well.

Thanks again

Mog
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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2020, 09:35:18 AM »
Definiely UFO, too. The domed top does remind me of parts of Lt. Ellis

Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2020, 09:52:09 AM »
Yup, can see where your coming from  ;D ;D

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Offline apophenia

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2020, 10:18:01 AM »
Very nice! Your nephew might require some explanation - the '50s will be retro of retro of retro for his generation!

Definiely UFO, too. The domed top does remind me of parts of Lt. Ellis

I had to Google "Cornetto 99" ... and surmise a Cadbury Flake analogue? I didn't have time to fully investigate ... spent too much time scanning images of Lieutenant Ellis trying to puzzle through Frank's reference  ;)
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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2020, 02:04:26 PM »
Maybe try googling Gabrielle Drake... very edifying.

Also, the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy is a lot of fun.

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2020, 02:54:56 PM »
Or just copy and paste the Mog's UFO image twice in a side by side arrangement and it will jump right out at you...  :)
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2020, 11:23:51 AM »
Both good suggestions. I'll give them a try once I've completed my extensive image research on the 1972 classic, Au Pair Girls  ;D
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2020, 07:38:23 PM »
Hi all

I can officially confirm that the Nephew  Is well pleased with the Retro Spaceship Cappuccino 3

Warm feelings of achievement all round (again)

Happy Christmas

Mog
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Cappuccino 3
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2020, 06:18:10 PM »
 :smiley: 8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."