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Old 01-01-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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NOSTROMO 1/480 SCRATCHBUILT

Hi guys! First, I want to apologize for my bad English (I use a translation program). My name is Sven, I come from Germany and build the time the Nostromo in scale 1 / 480 scratch.


Here are some data from my model:
Length: 80-82cm, width 45cm, height: 25cm
The details of my model are not exactly like the studio model!
I built my components so that the detailed model for me
looks interesting.

Some pictures of the original studio model!






Old pictures from the start of construction! The gross structure of polystyrene plates, along a nearly full-scale Boeing 747 (scale 1 / 500)






Build the right engine mount made from polystyrene, half round profiles (3mm) from EVERGREEN and parts from the grab bag. The four heat-protection flaps I will build again a little thinner.







The supports for the engines I built from 1 / 35 tank parts and round of EVERGREEN.



Ready primed components!





Build the three big main engines! I have wine glasses used as a building material made of polycarbonate.



The wine glasses were not the correct curvature, so I had to improvise a little.



Unfortunately I have not found the right parts for the inside. The flaps at the end of the engines are still missing.




The right-hand Engine nacelle! In addition, the component of the Halcyon-model and a water bottle for size comparison.






Structure of the central engine and the two additional engines.
Did it three months and over 5000 parts needed! The gross structure was constructed from 2mm thick polystyrene plates and profiles and many parts of the grab bag.

The rough construction!








Halcyon part and my part!


Primed ready! The end pieces and the pipes of the two additional engines are still missing (have not quite finished!)










The add-on drives that are located above the dock area were built from parts of a roughly 1 / 35 V-2 rocket from DRAGON. The grooves I of 0.25 x 0.25 mm profiles EVERGREEN designed. The flaps were made entirely from various strong poly-plates and profiles. The last came a few etched parts and a first layer of primer on it. The flaps were (like most parts!) Only fixed temporarily with double sided tape to be able to possibly later still make casts of the finished model.







Lateral radio antennas!
My first two prototypes of the rear antennas. I was at this time no pictures from the studio model.


After a long search I finally found pictures of the antennas!
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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The newly constructed antennas (7.0 to 7.8 cm long) for my model of poly-profiles of EVERGREEN and model components from the grab bag.





Die fertiggebauten und grundierten drei Antennen für die linke Schiffsseite.





Thrusters and antennas!
For the three thrusters I have the engines from COLUMBIA AND EAGLE used kits from Revell.


The long antenna I've built up from 173 parts from the grab bag! At the top of the antenna from the Halcyon model, in the middle of my first version, and below the new antenna.








The satellite dish (21 parts) I have from various Tankparts (1 / 35) was built.







The front part, I had built wrong, so I had to repair the component.



Before the repair:




After the repair:






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Old 01-01-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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The construction of the front part of ship!































Overview of all components, I needed a total of about 3650 parts.



Later, to even make a cast can I have the individual modules have again fixed with double sided tape.

















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Old 01-01-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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Number one... you Good!!

Number two... Your Insane!!

Excellent and way way above my abilities!!!

Keep it going!!

I sure hope that this translates well because I'm praising your work!!
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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The cockpit, I will still drain (clear resin), so did the part built only once!





The idea for my diorama I had after I've seen this picture on the Internet.


Link: http://www.yann-souetre.com/yannsouetre.html

The silos and smokestacks I'm from parts of the Space Shuttles (1 / 144, 1 / 288) was built. All other parts are from my sorting boxes. Most parts I have a special color (with iron powder) painted. After drying I applied to the color of an oxidizing medium. After a half hour, the color starts to rust!

The special color I've bought on eBay!

The first three of 12 individual segments are half finished!




























The landing platform for the Nostromo! Most parts come from Space Shuttle and Colombo-Containership kits from Revell. The crane is a model kit for a model railroad.




Here I've already started the construction of the furnaces.





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Old 01-01-2011, 06:58 PM   #6
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Holy shit! It is amazing looking at all those pieces you cannibalized from other kits.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:25 PM   #7
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My God, that's amazing work! Are you building Nostromo with the refinery it was towing, because that platform was HUGE! You absolutely have to show the finished model.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:11 PM   #8
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That is incredible!! Great Job!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #9
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You have a lot of intricate detail on there. Excellent work !

Please show completed model.


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Old 01-19-2011, 03:34 PM   #10
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That's impressive

Thanks for posting this intensive report, now I am going to study the pics
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:46 PM   #11
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That is an amazing undertaking of gargantuan proportions. Well done!! Definitely worthy of a spot in a Museum somewhere. I commend your patience and dedication.

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #12
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F**K ME!!!

time to hang up my modelling boots

A M A Z I N G!!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #13
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F**K ME!!!

time to hang up my modelling boots

A M A Z I N G!!!
Hang em High!!!

Have a model for you!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #14
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Will you also have an Alien inside it?


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Old 01-20-2011, 04:12 PM   #15
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Amazing! Spectacular! Please keep it up.
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