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Scale solutions resin model of the Derelict from Alien,a fairly hefty chunk of nicely cast resin,No air holes and a reasonable fit,Have been watching this kit for a while,However the company is based in Australia,so,with the initial outlay,along with postage and tax,it seemed unlikely I would ever get one,However a partially built one came up on E-Bay and I was the proud owner of  another "Grail " kit.The seller was grand too,chucked in some miliput and styrene wire as well.

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As you can see,the two main booms had been already built.

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A little space jockey figure can be built into the main hull.

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You can build one of two versions,the intact version as seen in "Alien",or the damaged version with a collapsed beam as as seen in "Aliens" An extra base piece is added to lay the collapsed beam on.

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As i was building the alien version this base piece was not required,but I hate to see good resin go to waste,so ,with a bit of flipping and modelling clay I have joined the two together.

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A bit of minor surgey later.

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And all blended in.

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And given a coat of primer.

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I think the Derelict is an iconic design,and really sold the  idea that it was designed by an Alien culture,Giger at his awesome best,hope to do it justice.

Cheers

Andy

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Looks like a great kit and nicely-detailed to boot. I will be watching your progress with great interest. 

 

Thanks for sharing. 

 

Chris. 

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Thanks Guys,Little update.

The teeny space jockey,soon never to be seen again!

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Some base work

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The ship starting to take shape.

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😮 that should be lovely once done! Looking forward to it...

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Looking great! 

 

If you put a clear hemisphere over the top of the space jockey that would make a really cool ornament

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On 5/15/2019 at 10:10 PM, Hunter Rose said:

Looking great! 

 

If you put a clear hemisphere over the top of the space jockey that would make a really cool ornament

Wish I'd thought of that before I buttoned it all up😜

Progress so far,ship built up and given a coat of Silver.

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Ship after a few coats of thinned Sage green and burnt umber ink

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In true"Jumping in before learning to swim" fashion I thought the base looked a bit "Weedy"So to bulk it up and save weight,I cut out a couple of polystyrene sheets as support and built up the edges with clay,it gives it a bit more "Heft"

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That's a bloody good paint job! And that base looks so much better like that, great idea

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Thanks all,final hurdle now,ship all done and ready.

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Base all done

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 Both together.

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Should be RFI soon.

Cheers

Andy

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