Tuesday, 1 September 2015

28mm Flying Saucer / UFO part 2

Hi Folks

Managed to get a bit more work done on the flying saucer last night...

Part 1 can be found here...

http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/28mm-flying-saucer-ufo-part-1.html

First up I felt that the side wall needed some embellishment - this was provided by some old games workshop bases I had knocking around.



I then turned my attention to the landing gear. I decided quite early on that this would be a separate piece - that way I could display the saucer both in flight and on the ground.

The 'legs' are actually plumbing fittings - a bag of ten cost around £11. These were fixed to a card disk (on which will sit the saucer). To give them more weight I added a 25mm washer 'foot'.








Once these were dry the whole thing got its first primer coat and then the first 'silver coat' - metallic Volvo Silver from Halfords





I still need to complete the paiont job but I thought you might like to see the craft with some of its occupants...this is a big saucer




I should hopefully get this completed later in the week...

Until next time

10 comments:

  1. Outstanding! I want to go play Xcom UFO Defence now for some reason ;-)

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  2. Quite convincing. A very good project and an easy one for idiots like me!

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  3. Lovely work; such a simple and elegant idea. And it looks better than the one in The Dalek Invasion of Earth!

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  4. All it needs now is a ramp for the occupants to glide down. Or stairs ;)

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  5. -To the Tardis, Doctor! To the Tardis!!

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  6. Excellent work, Eric! The combination of disparate elements into an effective model is brilliant. However, for some reason I'm imagining this floating next to your dock, with daleks trundling across a gangway to do battle with the local constabulary...

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  7. I love this! My Mantic Martians need a ride, something like this might just be the thing. Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out painted.

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