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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2017, 02:48:10 pm »
Love the lighting effect underneath. Wonderful build.  :thumbsup:  And to think, I just got done watching the movie Forbidden Planet last night too.  ;D
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2017, 03:47:20 pm »
I like it!

That's come out really well.

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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2017, 04:18:29 pm »
That's really good. The minimal decals work well, a good case of less is more  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2017, 01:55:33 am »
The lighting looks fantastic.  This has turned out really really well.  Great job.
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2017, 06:08:01 am »
The lighting looks fantastic.  This has turned out really really well.  Great job.
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Absolutely agree, stunning piece of work  :bow:
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2017, 09:00:19 am »
Thanks for all the nice comments!
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2017, 09:31:33 am »
I love this, I'd like to do something similar myself one day. Great work! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The lighting looks fantastic.  This has turned out really really well.  Great job.
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2017, 12:28:46 pm »
I have not looked at this thread for a while, but WOW what an end result.  :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #53 on: March 29, 2017, 10:42:54 am »
Hey that's awesome!! What a result. No one would ever be the wiser that it was dish ware!   ;D
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2017, 04:29:51 pm »
Thanks again everyone!
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« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2017, 04:42:46 pm »
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« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2017, 01:32:24 am »
Mrs z approves.  She says it looks like a scene from Forbidden Planet.
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2017, 05:52:05 am »
In that case I need a Robbie the robot!
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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2017, 06:38:21 am »
Love it but for your next project use plastic wheel trims / hub caps.....I have just stopped some over on a car I am doing up....might try it
I did once coo Star Trek and Thunderbirds stuff for the kids out of paper plates and old plastic shampoo bottles :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Re: plates in space!
« Reply #59 on: June 10, 2021, 12:05:56 pm »
As the one who started the Plates In Space challenge at SSM, I'm really irked that I didn't discover this thread until today.  :)  Irked at myself, that is.

I called it Plates because I hoped that entrants would use platters, bowls, saucers, champagne flutes - every imaginable type of plastic servers, because frankly saucers have been done and over-done. 

My own entry used oval serving dishes from a dollar store, a shampoo bottle, and all kinds of 'found objects' such as asthma inhaler bodies and single-use contact lens packaging, together with a lot of putty and sheet plastic.  :)

My base design:


The squares are CD jewel cases

Some in-process pics:

PFT Phaéton 001 > With the demise of my intended plates, I was forced to use a back-up set of platters. I cut a hole at the far end to allow the insertion of my forward hull. The platters are so flimsy and brittle I decided to used stiffeners.


PFT Phaéton 007 > Hull's together. I might have to call this one the "Turtle". :)


PFT Phaéton 008 > Disposable champagne flutes from the last wedding I attended - possible engines.


PFT Phaéton 014 > Gubbins inside the exhaust cones. In the centre is the assembly from earlier. The components of the afore-mentioned gubbins are laid out in the front. 1) White disc, with holes to be drilled around the outside then painted gold - you know, for shielding. 2) Plastic shot glass, painted black at the bottom and rust on the sides. 3) Black plastic cone liberated from a doctor's office (intended for ear-peering); glued to the inside center of the shot glass. 4) On the left, resting on a white spacer, is a completed gubbins. It will take its place in the third exhaust nozzle. 5) Behind and to the left of the completed gubbins are three inhaler bodies, soon to be auxilliary thrusters. They will mount between the silver exhaust nozzles. Not seen in this shot are the burner cans inside the thruster housings.


PFT Phaéton 015 > End-on engine cluster. More details to be added as I get to them.


PFT Phaéton 020 > Trimming and framing. Good thing I have a lot of Aves putty - I have a feeling I'm gonna need it. :)




PFT Phaéton 041 > Dorsal side with a lick of primer grey - clearly showing areas that will require work.


PFT Phaéton 054 > The beginnings of two anti-personell/anti-boarding mini-guns. The domes started out as cat toys. As you can see, I had to plug numerous holes (shaped like comets and stars, oddly). Again, this is about the third or fourth attempt at this - the others became unwieldy or I just thought "Um ... no".


PFT Phaéton 059 I added the cargo bay doors - one each side, with a man-door forward. They'll be boxed in, etc. As I was turning the particle cannon turret in my hand, I noticed that the gun was off-centre. My attempt to correct that ended when the turret disintegrated in my hands ... the plastic wasn't up to "the induced stresses", as engineers say. :( To save time, I'm putting the gatling turrets on instead. At 1/72 scale, they're about 5" barrels - should make be quite effective! :)


PFT Phaéton 060 I realized that with the ventral turret in place, the Phaeton will need landing legs with which to sit upon my display shelf - so legs we must devise. This is a first attempt. The Chinese spoons will be hinged to the body at the handle end. The hollow spoon handles present some intriguing possibilities for tubing, greeblies, and gubbins of all sorts. :) The otoscope pieces will serve as the oleos that extend/retract the legs. The plastic tubing is a press-fit, but needed to be positively glued/located for strength - the plastic hex bases serve that need. (Though nowhere near as heavy as a resin model, the Phaeton is no light-weight.)


PFT Phaéton 062 This would have turned out better if I'd actually planned the landing gear ... <oops> I've got the start of the cargo door hinge at the bottom - I'll get more on that in the next few days, I hope.


PFT Phaéton 081 Engine cluster added.




PFT Phaéton 110 I finally stopped dithering about the man-doors in the cargo doors, painted and glued them on, did the touch-up, and sprayed it with clear matte varnish. It's done!


PFT Phaéton 111 Port-side door is red - well, crimson, actually. The matte varnish has done away with my lovely clear-surface on the upper engine shroud ... oh, well - can't have everything. Remembering that the hexes are 1", and I'm trying for 1/72 scale here, so that means those hexagonal man-doors are 6' tall; which makes the cargo doors about 36' tall, and even wider. I guess the Phaeton can haul some seriously large hunks of cargo!


PFT Phaéton 113 Starboard door is, of course, green - BRG, to be exact. The door colours are a salute to navigation lights, but I realized that in space the colours also serve another funtion. Where there's no up nor down, it could useful to be able to direct folks to the green door so you know where to have security waiting. :)



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