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Hunter Rose

1/6 Spacebase 2000 Inspired Astronaut Sculpt

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Cheers Brian! :)

 

For now the green is just the unpainted greenstuff but I will be painting it a similar green, for now heres a small update.

 

He's on his final base at last!!

 

Drilled couple of big holes to easily accommodate the bolts and allow for wiggle room

 

32984128408_b0f53ab1b0_c.jpgIMG_20190123_132702 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then mixed up and smeared a load of thick epoxy glue all over it

 

46134591294_a86344498e_c.jpgIMG_20190123_134429 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And finally VERY carefully in a scene reminiscent of Indiana Jones taking the gold idol from the plinth I got him in place!

 

32984122888_2d567586a2_c.jpgIMG_20190123_134607 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46807467592_8312400a66_c.jpgIMG_20190123_134623 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46807466042_f6ca7533c4_c.jpgIMG_20190123_134633 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So glad thats done, the big ugly bit of wood I had on there was making spinning him round to paint a bit awkward on the bench, and it looks so much better as well of course

 

Next up, I shall be painting tentacles green and starting on some slime

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Right update time!! I have been working on this I just haven't had time to actually upload photos and write some stuff!

 

Okay so I am going with green for the tentacles, at the minute its just bare greenstuff so I painted that with some green paint for a better finish

 

46369786894_1dfbcf6cbc_c.jpgIMG_20190211_132354 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then it was slime time, I mixed a small amount of purple tamiya paint with a big blob of some gloss gel medium  and blobbed over some bits to see how it would come out

 

32151535657_a32f68f281_c.jpgIMG_20190211_132812 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46369781254_f411039022_c.jpgIMG_20190211_132822 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46369772394_510c896809_c.jpgIMG_20190211_133008 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47093163671_6443ba4f08_c.jpgIMG_20190211_133013 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

When it dried it lost that chalky look as the medium dries clear, and I was really happy with it

 

47093110981_46bb64b8ba_c.jpgIMG_20190212_133018 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

33218206958_537ab1f402_c.jpgIMG_20190212_133026 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So then it was time to do more and use some more on the plant bits now I knew it was okay!

 

47040966962_d4442aec60_c.jpgIMG_20190212_134002 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47093100821_7f25601094_c.jpgIMG_20190212_134007 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

40128428583_6a49b43eec_c.jpgIMG_20190212_134016 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

40128424373_030bec8571_c.jpgIMG_20190212_134221 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47040943582_48cd02b567_c.jpgIMG_20190212_134504 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then when that had dried this is how it looked

 

46179339975_cbd39508e1_c.jpgIMG_20190213_134139 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

33218036188_6209897e0d_c.jpgIMG_20190213_134146 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

32151226127_9a41367459_c.jpgIMG_20190213_134200 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47040759192_e562d08d21_c.jpgIMG_20190213_134213 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So then I thought I'd do a bit of green to go between my yellow growths using the same method

 

47092924141_143d6985a2_c.jpgIMG_20190213_134605 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47092913881_ba9d4f00f3_c.jpgIMG_20190213_135008 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46179314815_9ac7a45307_c.jpgIMG_20190213_135015 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Which looked like this when dry

 

46179312095_89fe40e6eb_c.jpgIMG_20190214_131740 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then I also decided to add some gloss varnish here and there on some tentacles to give a bit of variation

 

47092878611_88d60a576d_c.jpgIMG_20190214_133122 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46369458014_12c29b1177_c.jpgIMG_20190214_133135 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46369455894_ab42f07e20_c.jpgIMG_20190214_133147 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46369455174_2c77b9a6a3_c.jpgIMG_20190214_133205 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46379570934_c1a76f28cf_c.jpgIMG_20190215_135030 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

40138562883_4997a7239a_c.jpgIMG_20190215_135033 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And thats how it looks as of today, pretty pleased with the colourful slimy vibrant look! So I'm saying thats it for the base, so next up its on to the wrist computer to get that sorted!

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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May I be permitted to use the word YUCK! as a compliment?

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4 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Wow some great colours, loving the slime. 

 

Thanks Brian! 

 

4 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

May I be permitted to use the word YUCK! as a compliment?

Oh yes, I take your yuck with pride Pete! :D

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Slime time is good time:)

Looking nicely yucky.

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The new colours on the plants are great, they add loads of life. And you were never going to pass up the chance for some Unit One purple/green were you??

 

W

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9 hours ago, Carts said:

Slime time is good time:)

Looking nicely yucky.

Oh yeah! Thanks Andy!

 

6 hours ago, Will Vale said:

The new colours on the plants are great, they add loads of life. And you were never going to pass up the chance for some Unit One purple/green were you??

 

W

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Never!!!!

 

Cheers Will! :D

 

Oh and I just realised, I forgot to mention in the last post I was clearing some old stuff out of my parents loft and actually found my copy of spacebase 2000

 

32151537257_836e56f365_c.jpgIMG_20190210_170125 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And flicked straight to the image that inspired this loooooooong sculpting journey!

 

40128557383_87aa552890_c.jpgIMG_20190210_170110 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Was really cool looking through it again, first time I've opened it in 20+ years, absolutely love the art and ship designs in here and I can now get it back on my bookshelf

 

 

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Ah. I'm not sure if I ever saw the book but I know I've seen that painting sometime in the past.

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Its got some really great artwork in it, I think this is the only picture in it that isn't a spaceship!

 

Got a little shed time so just a small update to show a bit of wrist computer work.

 

I got the computer sticker I printed out (aaaaaages ago!) and placed it inside the clear plastic part I'm using for my computer screen. I also printed cut some blanks in the same shame to use as a mask on the outside.

 

33313075498_9922b14d1e_c.jpgIMG_20190221_134145 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I rattle canned on some grey primer

 

40223709933_155151501a_c.jpgIMG_20190222_133516 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And I decided to give it an olive green finish, thought it would look good like a bit miltary style and also it will tie in nicely with the green of the tentacles on the base

 

40223709033_13126aced5_c.jpgIMG_20190223_132813 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up when the paints off I'll remove the mask and then drill a hole in it for my wire/led.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Nice to see this part getting fitted to the sculpt. It's all looking great, can't wait to see it finished!

 

Angie😁

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14 minutes ago, Sentry1 said:

Nice to see this part getting fitted to the sculpt. It's all looking great, can't wait to see it finished!

 

Angie😁

 

Cheers Angie! :D

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18 hours ago, Hunter Rose said:

my wire/led

LED's as well this really does have everything, the screen is looking good... 

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2 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

LED's as well this really does have everything, the screen is looking good... 

Thanks Brian, yeah and it'll be the first time I've added lights to a model, I usually wimp out on it at the last minute but this time will be different I swear! :lol:

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No way, after 3 years on this (still can't believe that!!) definitely making sure its got plenty of whistles and bells! :)

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He has come on leaps and bounds since I last checked in for an inspection - now in colour, the sculpt looks absolutely stunning - a true masterpiece.

 

John

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Right small update, I have removed the mask from the visor now the paint is dry

 

33345028068_f7939ca49a_c.jpgIMG_20190225_132715 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then Like a total smeghead I decided to brush some white paint on the back inside to diffuse the white, aaaaand of course it bled into the edges of the sticker slightly :wall:

 

Hey ho not to worry though, I cut a rim for the screen in some dark green vinyl at work to cover it, and am actually quite happy with the look so swings and roundabouts I guess!

 

47220665331_0a9c26cbdd_c.jpgIMG_20190226_134130 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And here is a shot of it in place just to show how it'll look

 

47168570622_f5d9b18e5a_c.jpgIMG_20190226_134215 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I have now given it a coat of some gauzy gloss varnish to help seal the decal and to prep the surface for some decals to detail it. Then I'll drill a hole in the side for the wire and slide said wire and led inside before sealing it in place, after which I can use some greenstuff to sculpt an edge to it to hide the hole its sitting in.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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3 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

That looks great and better for the frame. 

 

Thanks man, yeah it actually looked a bit plain without it so every cloud! 

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Small update, got a bit more done on the wrist computer today

 

I VERY carefully drilled a hole for the wire with my pin vice

 

46403444075_f247119d01_c.jpgIMG_20190308_131733 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then for the fun bit, got out my big bag of spare water slide decals and fished around for a few interesting ones to go on

 

46403446625_83d80a812e_c.jpgIMG_20190308_132310 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I grabbed my micro set/sol and got them on

 

46403432165_6611fda4db_c.jpgIMG_20190308_134640 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

47266026612_37a806ba69_c.jpgIMG_20190308_134650 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

46595164184_788e6aa80a_c.jpgIMG_20190308_134659 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Pretty happy with that, once the micro sol has dried I'll seal them in with another clear coat and then I'll glue some foil on the inside to block any light before sorting out an led and fixing it in place on his arm.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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