Monday, 24 November 2008

Psydon Ship - Command Module eyes on

Apologies for anyone who keeps popping back here for progress on the Psydon Ship.

There hasn't been any for a while as i've been putting off the next stage - putting the "eyes" on - as i didn't want to balls it up.

Bit the bullet though and its all done now.

Went ok but... either the Eagle beaks too small or the Hawk mouldings are too big, but the "eyes" cannot be positioned in place the right distance away from the bottom edge on both sides and have the gap between them on the top.

I've compromised - this side has the eye the right distance from the bottom, but the other side is too close (guess which side i'll be photographing from) and the gap up top is too narrow.

But, that's the best i can do.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

My War Of The Worlds Blog

Thought you might like to take a look at my fledgling Blog devoted to War Of The Worlds in all its incarnations, be it book, album, art, model, concert, whatever.
Basically a ramble of my thoughts on things, with a heavy design slant:

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Psydon Ship - getting there with the CM

Here's that disc puttied in nice and smooth, the Saturn V cone underneath joined to it, and a bit of primer to give me an idea how its looking.

Amazing how mean it looks already.

Oh, and that's a blob of Blu Tac on the front keeping paint off where the "sting" will go, rather than the part itself.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Harrier Jump Jet

And i've one of these 1/24th beauties (the first since '73!) for parts for my Psydon Ship

Tamiya Pit Crew

Why there's a racing car pit crew here? Well, they're the few figures that are the standard Ma.K 1/20th scale and now, thanks to Ian Sinclair, they're mine!


Thanks to Will over on the Ma.K Forum, i'm building one of these fellas again 24 years after the last one!

Its a lovely bit of work and goes together so well. I'm stunned by the part fit, the crispness of the detail, the multi media parts, the craftmanship - the tiny, tiny holes for the lights leads are drilled in just the right place and just the right size to fit the cables through.

Here's as far as i've got after just one afternoon and a bit of a morning.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Psydon Ship - skirt

Here we have the part kindly supplied from Darren. It replicates the shape of the Blue Ribbon container that Martin used but is virtually impossible to find these days.

The trouble with it is, being clear, its hard to see just where to cut, especially as its got a flange that's quite a bit bigger than the diameter needed. So you can see i've sprayed that area with white primer to make it easier.

Psydon Ship - Martin Bower to the rescue

Mentioned to Martin that i was hunting around for a disc to go behind the "sting" on the Command Module and, next day, the proper part arrives in the post.

Cheers Martin.

Here it is, with me in the process of blending it in.