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Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby sotoolslinger » 2010-12-12 09:50am

Based on the ACM 128 Stingray from Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD by Stewart Cowley
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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby Slacker » 2010-12-12 03:59pm

That is spectacular. Completely scratch built, or did you incorporate kitbashing from anywhere? Also, that's a pretty obscure bit of scifi, any particular reason you went with it?
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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby sotoolslinger » 2010-12-12 04:13pm

It is about 50/50 The basis is an F-5 A fuselage with Saab Draken wings. The entire engine compartment and upper fuselage is scratchbuilt. The books are childhood friends. I went with that as my source because I just cant build models oob. Also it was always one of my favorite ships.
Here is the photobucket where you can see the build progress from day 1
http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50 ... er/Alphan/
I am also working on a couple other ships from the same book. I would be happy to post them if y'all are interested.

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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby Ryan Thunder » 2010-12-12 05:52pm

Cool model, and the painting is excellent, but the colours seem a little harsh.
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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby sotoolslinger » 2010-12-12 06:02pm

The original artwork by Colin Hay
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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby Kenny_10_Bellys » 2010-12-13 08:08am

Very Chris Foss colour scheme and design, I love that style even if it looks a little odd compared to current fashions in space craft. You certainly nailed the look and paint job, well done.
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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby sotoolslinger » 2010-12-13 10:23am

Thanks Kenny. I am also doing this
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Which you can see here
http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50 ... 3%20Shark/
And this one
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Build pics here
http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50 ... %20Hornet/

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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby Kenny_10_Bellys » 2010-12-13 10:51am

Ah man, the first one I can do without but I remember that big black & yellow ship from books years ago. It's beautiful, and it looks like you've nailed that one in 3D as well. What a blast from the past. I used to look through books of this kind of stuff in the library years ago, and then go home and try and draw similar stuff. Being a ham-fisted and colour blind idiot meant I had to wait for CGI modeling to come along before I had a chance to make stuff like this. I think these things are to blame for my penchant for bright tiger-stripe paint schemes on my recent models. I cant wait to see the finished product.
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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby sotoolslinger » 2010-12-13 10:57am

Thanks Kenny . This was always one of my favorite books when I was a kid. It just took about 35 years for me to get my modeling skills good enough to attempt them.

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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby sotoolslinger » 2010-12-17 12:33pm

Here is a quick update on progress
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http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50 ... %20Hornet/
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http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh50 ... 3%20Shark/
I have included the Photobuckets for anyone that might like to see these being built

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Re: Terran Trade Authority Model

Postby sotoolslinger » 2010-12-23 01:48pm

Update on progress
The Proximan Shark
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The Avery Hornet
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The Hornet is almost ready for paint.


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