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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:39 am

Port side of cabin detailing begun:

https://flic.kr/p/FHD4z6
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Post by WarpeD » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:12 am

You amaze me, Joe. 40 years ago, you would easily have found employment at ILM.
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:38 am

Thanks, Steve! :8)


But when I do the math, 40 years ago was 1976 and I was 14.
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:08 am

And, progress!

Port side of freighter cabin, about dome, just needs the whip antenna added:
https://flic.kr/p/FLLBj7

Starboard cabin, about 90% done - some detailing still to be added and also the whip antenna for *this* side:
https://flic.kr/p/FLLBiq

Ventral / underside, still needs the forward-mounted dish antenna in that glaringly empty at the bow:
https://flic.kr/p/GAtzhV

Topside view - this is partially conjecture, no clear shots available for the back topside portion:
https://flic.kr/p/FLLBi5
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:01 pm

And construction is now done on the crew cab!

https://flic.kr/p/GHpHsx
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Post by WarpeD » Sun May 01, 2016 10:32 am

Joseph C. Brown wrote:Thanks, Steve! :8)


But when I do the math, 40 years ago was 1976 and I was 14.
:shock:
Ah. There is that. Well....then, how do you feel about New Zealand? ;)
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Sun May 01, 2016 9:27 pm

...seems a nice place?

Wait, what? :shock:
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Sun May 01, 2016 10:07 pm

Sci-fi Smoker just asked me (on FB) if there was a donor kit list, and I said "sure!" So here it is, thus far:
Kit list Updated Apr 30 2016
Tamiya Quad Gun Tractor & 25Pdr British Field Gun
Tamiya 1/35 Matilda 1/35 Matilda
Tamiya 1/35 20mm Flak38 Sd.Ah.52
Tamiya 1/35 German 88mm Gun Flak 36/37
Tamiya 1/35 Flakpanzer Gepard Anti Aircraft Tank
Hasegawa-Minicraft 1/72 Morser Karl on Railway Carrier
Tamiya 1/35 Marder II
Tamiya 1/35 German Hanomag Sd.Kfz. 251/1
Williams Brothers 1/5 scale J-5 Radial Cylinder (Wright J-5 Whirlwind)
Monogram Saturn V (and) Airfix Saturn V
Revell / Monogram Space Shuttle w/Spacelab 1/72
Stromberg / Lindberg / Glencoe Lunar lander
1/48 Bandai Stug III G
1/48 Bandai Elephant
Airfix SRN4 Hovercraft
Stromberg / Lindberg Space Base
Hasegawa-Minicraft 1/72 Leopold
L'eggs pantyhose container, lower dome section
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Mon May 02, 2016 2:37 pm

Mon 05-02-16
Primed, port side forward:
https://flic.kr/p/Go9Xr3

Primed, starboard side aft:
https://flic.kr/p/GNgCci

Primed, starboard side under:
https://flic.kr/p/GDZkmw

Primed, starboard side top:
https://flic.kr/p/FSNkDQ

Primed, port side under:
https://flic.kr/p/GE1UAW

Primed, port side upper:
https://flic.kr/p/Goc66h
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Mon May 02, 2016 11:27 pm

Lights are working the way I wanted them to:

https://flic.kr/p/GEExH7
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Thu May 19, 2016 9:09 am

And in the Progress Department:

Aft cap
A very vexing part was the round thing that covers the aft filming mount of the cargo section. It looks to be a wheel, but no car kit parts of any note had surfaced during the parts hunt, for any of the models used in the film, let alone this one... but while pawing thru all of the donor parts kit *one more time* the lower end caps of the Monogram Shuttle SRB leaped out at me. So, add to it a part from Tamiya SdKfz 222 Leichter Panzerspahwagen, a part from a Leopold (and a Hanomag wheel hub), and some small connectors and that gets me close to what seems to be there!
https://flic.kr/p/Go6j35

Aft cap mounted
https://flic.kr/p/GTq7oN

Ventral / underside 01
The Ventral / underside of the cargo section now done. The best references for this section are very dark and momentary (often flopped or inverted!) scenes when the Jackers are attacking before Nell rescues Cowboy. Which means I had to guess at what model kit part goes with what murky shadow.
https://flic.kr/p/GTpwDd

Ventral / underside 02
https://flic.kr/p/HcBsek

Top side
https://flic.kr/p/GTpwLN

Top side with aft post cargo pod
https://flic.kr/p/HcBnTB
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Fri May 20, 2016 6:29 am

And some primer makes everything look better!

Starboard middle and under primed.

https://flic.kr/p/HbR4n7

Front view:

https://flic.kr/p/HkenoZ

Port upper:

https://flic.kr/p/Hebiwi

Starboard upper

https://flic.kr/p/Hkeno8

Port middle and under:

https://flic.kr/p/GUYAiW

Rear view:

https://flic.kr/p/HbR2Qj
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Wed May 25, 2016 8:00 am

And the 2nd and hopefully last primer coat is on:

Starboard
https://flic.kr/p/GzxPg7

Port
https://flic.kr/p/GzEagK

Port full view
https://flic.kr/p/HvaVre
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Post by Rocketeer » Wed May 25, 2016 11:07 am

Done by Wonderfest? :)

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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Wed May 25, 2016 2:21 pm

That is the plan... :D

Of course, that was The Plan in 2015 as well. But this year, I am a bit further along in the build.
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Post by Dr. Yo » Wed May 25, 2016 5:41 pm

Hope you make it - I sense a prizewinner.
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Thu May 26, 2016 5:03 am

Thanks!

While winning prizes has a certain appeal, having folks and fellow modelers look it over in person and comment is very much the real prize.

I'd taken the in-progress ship to Wonderfest 2015, and Thunderbearr and I and a few others took over one of the spare tables at the back of the Iron Modeler build area, and I had the model assembled and was pointing out bits of the build when Rick Sternbach walked by and having him do a double-take followed by his geek-out about the ship and and the film was a truly awesome memory.
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Post by Go Flight » Thu May 26, 2016 12:28 pm

WOW, simply outstanding. :D

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Post by Wug » Fri May 27, 2016 1:30 pm

Great build! I look forward to seeing it at Wonderfest.

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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:15 pm

Thanks to everyone here for the comments and encouragement - special shout out to Lee Stringer for the advice and comments and help and especially those Plastruct pump parts!

Cowboy Freight Hauler Done!

Done 1:
https://flic.kr/p/HNeS8Y

Done 2:
https://flic.kr/p/HQANcM

Done 3:
https://flic.kr/p/HWYN2F
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