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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2017, 01:54:52 am »
Me too! I have a round oak disk that will make a nice base.

I remember seeing part of a 50's film where the flying saucers had a cylindrical base just like the stand you are using. A door would open in the vertical wall of the "foot" for want of a better word, so that being could come and go as required.

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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2017, 04:43:15 am »
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2017, 05:37:00 pm »
Now I need to go to the train store for N gauge mining equipment.....
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2017, 11:37:03 pm »
I have had a long fought with attraction to N gauge train sets and wouldn't trust myself to go to that store.
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2017, 06:18:07 am »
I have had a long fought with attraction to N gauge train sets and wouldn't trust myself to go to that store.

I'm in the same boat
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2017, 10:24:10 am »
I still have the set I bought my son many years ago
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2017, 08:25:10 pm »
Some astronuts....


I glued the tiniest gold colored beads I could find over their heads and painted them a nice 50s silver. They need backpacks yet.

The base so far.


I found some drywall mud in the basement closet that is "filling in" for soil.
The boulders are limestone rocks from a parking lot that had a layer of pyrite deposited on them. Good old "fools gold". It will look good for some interstellar mining.

Next is some shades of gray for soil.
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2017, 04:04:04 am »

Next is some shades of gray for soil.


Will that be fifty shades of Grey, or am I introducing thread drift?  :rolleyes:

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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2017, 06:34:13 am »
Is that ever cool ! Love the astronauts !

And it`s funny how so many of us model guys fight the train bug....wonder if the train guys are the same ?

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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2017, 09:15:08 pm »
Glorious!! The Lil Buddies are too cool!!
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2017, 03:11:49 pm »
Thanks!
Just something I picked up because it was on sale and it came in handy.

Is that ever cool ! Love the astronauts !

And it`s funny how so many of us model guys fight the train bug....wonder if the train guys are the same ?

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Trick is to blend the two. You could have the rail road that moves coal and supplies for Eilson AFB in Alaska and the base tarmac covered with aircraft if you can force yourself to deal with 1/72nd and HO scale on the same table. Or go O gauge and 1/48th. Of course one 1/48th scale C-130 would cover half the display area....
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2017, 07:16:36 pm »
Painted the base and attached the astronauts. Now for some decals. I'm thinking of naming it Atlantis using space shuttle decals.
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2017, 07:22:33 pm »
Sounds suitably 'Skiffy' for the subject!  :thumbsup:

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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2017, 01:38:40 pm »
I'm calling this one done!


The astronauts turned out really well. I'm happy with this one all around.
The Atlantis decals fell apart so just a number for this ship.






The lighting turned out well. It changes color with different combinations of LEDs.















Thanks for all the helpful suggestions along the way. This was my first real attempt at a base and I hope you all like it.
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2017, 02:43:01 pm »
Now that's what I CALL a table decoration!  :o

Excellent work there Kerick.  :thumbsup:
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