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Comrade Alexei Leonov

CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
edited April 2014 in Work in Progress #1
Well, the aliens have left me alone long enough that i can do some more work, awful internets on that mothership, they really need to stop using Tiscali.

I'm building this for a miniature model kit, this section is about 4.5cm tall when printed... See if you can guess the model.

*Congrats to Death Angel for being a massive human geek and correctly guessing the ship this image is from, well done Death Angel, you are a credit to your species:)*

*edit, updated to show current state 19/08/10*
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  • Lee80Lee80192 Posts: 458Member
    what ever it is it looks sweet... reminds me a bit of the Suluco from Aliens
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    hmm... not a million lightyears away... surprised you didn't get it.. lets see if anyone else can.;)
  • Dr-TimelordDr-Timelord0 Posts: 0Member
    Is it a Bot of some kind?
  • alleyviperalleyviper0 Posts: 0Member
    Is it the vaccuum cleaner ship from space balls?
  • somacruz145somacruz1450 Posts: 0Member
    alleyviper wrote: »
    Is it the vaccuum cleaner ship from space balls?

    Naaaah you beat me to it ! :mad:

    It must be it :D
  • Dr LeeDr Lee0 Posts: 0Member
    is that an airlock up the top there?
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    no, no and no.... c'mon someone's gotta get this one.:D

    here's a clue, it's design was essentially "ripped off" for a popular 90's tv show.
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    Dr Lee wrote: »
    is that an airlock up the top there?

    yuss.
  • Dr.SleepDr.Sleep0 Posts: 0Member
    Is it quincy?
  • Death AngelDeath Angel0 Posts: 0Member
    Well, to me it looks like a part of the Leonov from 2010 - the year we make contact (the sequel to 2001 - a space odyssey).
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    Dr.Sleep wrote: »
    Is it quincy?

    quincy.jpg&t=1

    Is that a 6 line sig?

    Well, to me it looks like a part of the Leonov from 2010 - the year we make contact (the sequel to 2001 - a space odyssey).


    Yes, we have a winnar!!!!1!

    Actually a bit shocked it took this long, and that lee didn't get it... the detailing on the airlock door, and the "garage door" to the left of it are essentially Brickheads details.... just one of a few little bits that are hanging over from Johns earlier effort - which has been a big help in making this model and i can't thank him enough for it. aside from that and one or two little nurnies, nearly everything else you see is new work though... and its all 'water tight' for printing.
  • Mister KMister K171 Posts: 0Member
    ah! and the tv-show you mentioned is babylon 5, isn't it? :D
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    nerd +1, yes your favourite and mine, B5... Its omega class was clearly inspired by the majestic and oh so greebly, Comrade Alexei Leonov.
  • Lee80Lee80192 Posts: 458Member
    Coolhand wrote: »
    nerd +1, yes your favourite and mine, B5... Its omega class was clearly inspired by the majestic and oh so greebly, Comrade Alexei Leonov.

    DOH, that was my next guess.

    And John did a hell of a job with his. Looking forward to seeing yours come together :)
  • Death AngelDeath Angel0 Posts: 0Member
    Yeah! So what did I win? A trip to Jupiter? A monolith? My own HAL9000? ;)
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    It's actually quite a bit further along than the teaser image might suggest;) More to come shortly after i update my client... He's not seen this yet.. a true SFM exclusive:D

    And yes, John did a great job, but crippled by poor & confusing reference material, some new material has been released recently of one of the models used originally... Apparently the poor thing has been hanging over diners at Planet Hollywood in Paris, for many years, i'm surprised its in as good condition as it apparently is, albeit missing a few parts.
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    Yeah! So what did I win? A trip to Jupiter? A monolith? My own HAL9000? ;)

    One day, the mighty orb will land beside you, and you will forever know inner piece. Or it'll forcibly abduct you and use you for market research tasks, which may be invasive. you never know with the orb. Not much of a prize i admit, but the contract is binding either way.
  • MelakMelak171 Posts: 0Member
    Putting together your name, the fact that you recently had a Discovery project, and the thread title...it was pretty obvious really :D
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    And that i even mentioned i was working on this one next, yes;)

    I gotta say, i've been working with the new reference material for some time now and it really sheds a lot of light on this subject which in the movie was always shot under very bright, contrasty lighting and reference material is always hard to come by. complicating this is that as with many mini's, there are different versions in different shots. In the movie 2 models of Leonov were used, this is based on the larger, 3.75 meter version which been enjoying its retirement hanging in Planet Hollywood.

    The other model is around 6ft, or 1.8m. According to the guff at the start of the reference book, its location is unknown... which i guess means either its in a shed somewhere, been burned, or some private collector has it.
  • Mikey-BMikey-B0 Posts: 0Member
    ... or the aliens that abducted you have it, they could be fans, you know...
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    Yeah I thought it odd that a couple of them were wearing Coolhand t-shirts. Which really is strange because i've not made any yet. Perhaps they were time travellers, or cosmic bootleggers, which would certainly explain the crates of poorly reproduced dire straits cd's and old playstation games in the corner of the cargo bay.
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    Here's a little more;) Note that while its proportionally accurate and the details are roughly the right shape in the right place, they may be exaggerated a little due to the scale of the final production miniature, which is in scale with the 22 inch discovery i recently completed. also small details which wont replicate at this scale are discarded.. which is probably a good thing or i'd be here for years. but i've still managed to pack a lot in.
    83380.jpg
  • Mikey-BMikey-B0 Posts: 0Member
    Open the pod bay doors, Halski...

    Nyet!
  • MelakMelak171 Posts: 0Member
    Mikey-B wrote: »
    Open the pod bay doors, Halski...

    Nyet!
    :lol:

    Awesome work, as usual :D Steve!
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    Cheers Melak.

    lol @ Mikey. in Soviet Russia, flight control computer, err, runs flawlessly.
  • publiusrpubliusr227 Posts: 1,167Member
    Cross this with the Sulaco--and you have the ships from Babylon 5. It would look nice flying with them.
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    It sure would comrade, it sure would.;) If you have both kits, you'll be able to have him astride Discovery on your desk before long of course...:) That should look pretty cool, one of the aims of the project is that both are "compatible" so you'll be able to recreate the booster scene from the movie.
  • Lee80Lee80192 Posts: 458Member
    I'll take two Steve :D.. looks great so far. what type of printer are you going to use?
  • CoolhandCoolhand241 PhobosPosts: 1,273Member
    Ah, I'm not printing it myself but I expect it'll be printed on an Eden... I'm more building it for a specific production process than a printer. It'll print on anything but for example, making a model for injection molding leads to a different breakdown of parts and internal structure than resin or white metal, and this will be a resin kit but i'm not doing any of the physical production work in this case. Thanks to the wonders of the internets, i'm hanging off the side of an entirely different continent to where the production facilities are based.
  • RAF-MXRAF-MX0 Posts: 0Member
    Fantastic Coolhand...wow...!
    Easy as pie...uh...or.....A?cake?..Piece of cake?...damn it!!
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