Nostromo scratch build bit by bit

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  1. baz

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    Hi every one,
    well I has this idea after doing my run of alien models to post a few build up images each couple of days through the construction of the Nostromo ship from Alien. This is not to show of but to show younger and less experienced modelers the simple way that I construct my models,I hope that this will be OK and if any one has any questions about the construction please ask its the only way to get answers.

    here goes nothing, this is the very basic start to a large scale scratch build,
    most of the material is 60 thou thick ( not sure about the metric equivilent is ) then 40 and 30 thou are used, only when doing the final panel work will I use the very thin 10 and 20 thou plastic card. I began by printing out a drawing from the internet ( what would we do without it now ) then just scale it up by 8 times to get a model of around 36 inches long. always try to gather as many photos of the model you are going to build as you can never have to much reference material. \i hope this is of some use to some one out there,

    regards Barrie ( the old guy )

     

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    Hi everyone, here is page two of the nostromo build up,I have put a few lines on the images to save me keep typing all the time but if any one has any questions or needs any information just post it up and I will answer as soon as possible.

    regards Barrie ( the old guy )
     

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    Looking good baz, love the work.

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    Great work Baz, I'm going to watch this come together.
     
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    here is another installment of images for you guys who are interested,

    regards Barrie ( the old guy )
     

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    hello guys here is another batch of pics for those who are watching this space ( did you see what I did there )

    regards Barrie ( the old guy )
     

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    Hi every one waiting for some more pics well here they are,

    regards Barrie ( the old guy )
     

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    Some great work going on Barrie, I bet it can get a little tedious cutting all the panels for outer detail. Looking forward to the next installment.
     
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    Hello PAPA 695,
    YES it can get a little bit tedious but when you start to see it all come together it is well worth it, I could just leave big areas flat then get some one to paint panels on the space but there is no substitue for the real panels in various gauges of plastic card.

    keep watching the next installment is due in a couple of days.

    regards Barrie ( the old tedious guy )
     
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    Hi everybody,
    next batch of images here for those who interested,

    regards Barrie.
     

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    Excellent work Barrie, you have some great scratch building skills fella, looking forward to the next update;)
     
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    Very Nice build. Love the detail work.
    Mark
     
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    Looking superb, even at this stage
     
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    Hello every one and thank you all for the kind comments,
    here are another batch of images for you, the model is approaching final completetion and nearly ready for paint, ( I just wish that I could paint well) but a base coat of grey will be ok as the collector for whom I have made the model will be doing the final detailing ( thank goodness ).

    regards Barrie ( the old guy )
     

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