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Colonel O Truth19 Jun 2015 7:34 p.m. PST

Hi, All!

Just finished this little monster… I hope you like!





All the Best!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 7:41 p.m. PST

That's nifty!

Ghecko19 Jun 2015 7:48 p.m. PST

Nice. Kit or scratch build?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 8:18 p.m. PST

I really like the color scheme.

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 8:24 p.m. PST

All of this when starting off with plastic wine glasses…….Nice job thumbs up

Colonel O Truth19 Jun 2015 8:40 p.m. PST

Thanks guys!

It's a scratch build from wine glasses and bits and bobs.

Glad you like it!

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut19 Jun 2015 9:03 p.m. PST

Very, very nice.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 9:06 p.m. PST

Seriously cool! I love the brass work.


Rodrick Campbell Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian19 Jun 2015 9:30 p.m. PST

Nicely done!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2015 9:32 p.m. PST

Exceedingly well done sir! The Queen will be pleased.

kallman19 Jun 2015 9:39 p.m. PST

Fabulous tutorial and wonderful looking model. I hope it enjoys many journeys and safe returns.

DLIinVSF20 Jun 2015 1:57 a.m. PST

What a beauty, bravo Sir!

Rabbit 320 Jun 2015 5:11 a.m. PST

Finally! A success for Professor Quatermass and the British Rocket Group!

Landorl20 Jun 2015 6:58 a.m. PST

That's cool

Joe Fish20 Jun 2015 8:22 a.m. PST

Well done, a real proper ship.

platypus01au20 Jun 2015 2:29 p.m. PST

Colour me impressed!


John Treadaway20 Jun 2015 2:33 p.m. PST

Jaw dropping, as usual.

John T

capncarp22 Jun 2015 8:45 a.m. PST

Pass the Cavorite sauce, please!

Pauls Bods22 Jun 2015 11:35 a.m. PST


Yellow Admiral24 Jun 2015 4:12 p.m. PST

You, sir, are my hero, a larger-than-life figure among modelers, and true Titan of the scratchbuilding community. I am greener than that rocket with envy.

I suspect you're also quite mad. 881 rivets?!?! Egad! When I read that, my monocle fell out and I still haven't found where it rolled to….

- Ix

zoneofcontrol28 Jun 2015 5:10 p.m. PST

As a kid, I had one of these rocket ship banks. Back when they (and I) were new, they were gold in color, had a red inch long & pointy nose cone and red rubber tips on the fin tips. Your awesome rocket in the OP made me think of it and search e-bay for it. Thanks for sharing.


Colonel O Truth29 Jun 2015 3:13 a.m. PST

Wow! Thanks again, folks! What a nice reaction!

Yellow Admiral – it's great to be so appreciated. Thank you very much indeed. But… mad? Perhaps. Then again, since it's the rivets that make the difference…

I've said it before and I'll probably say it again: None of the techniques that I employ in my models are particularly complicated. All it takes to make a model as good as it can be is a little imagination and a lot of patience.

Twelve rivets looks like you weren't trying. Eight hundred looks like the real thing.

So I did eight hundred.

Colonel O Truth29 Jun 2015 3:14 a.m. PST

Zoneofcontrol – Isn't nostalgia wonderful?!

Glad I could help!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2015 5:09 a.m. PST

…and a lot of patience.

And, the source of our failures is revealed.

Just take the compliments, deserved.


Colonel O Truth30 Jun 2015 1:15 p.m. PST

Sigh… OK Doug.



Yellow Admiral30 Jun 2015 10:02 p.m. PST

All it takes to make a model as good as it can be is a little imagination and a lot of patience.

I agree with Doug. Even mediocre painters and modelers can turn out some really fun stuff with extra time and focus, but most of us care more about reading and playing than modeling. Me too, sometimes.

In practice there is also a certain spark required to get a creation from "merely suggestive" to "almost real". You have a knack for hitting the VSF theme square in the bullseye with your creations (and photography, and writings, etc.) that most of us just plain don't have. I suspect it's an eye for the kinds of details that make a big difference. Like, say, rivets. grin

I admit VSF isn't even my "thing". I just love your blog. It inspires me to go back to my scenery projects.

- Ix

Colonel O Truth06 Jul 2015 2:23 p.m. PST

Thank you very much! I am humbled!

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