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Cacique Caribe11 Apr 2017 2:35 p.m. PST

Just thinking …

What if the alien craft was done as 4 rounded sectional pieces, each looking something like this?



What would you do to make the exterior walls look like they taper down inward (vertically)? Cut a large curving plastic bowl in 4 and use that as the base?


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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

Dan, That is really neat. But why would you need to model the exterior in scale at all?

Cacique Caribe11 Apr 2017 2:51 p.m. PST

Why? To have these guys chance upon the crashed ship and then circumvent debris and defenses, find their way in, to "take care of business":

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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

Ah, so you have a plan in mind. The plastic bowl might do it, but it won't be easy.

Cacique Caribe11 Apr 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

Or perhaps just two sections then?


Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut11 Apr 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

Do all four, and just use the ones you need ;)

Vigilant12 Apr 2017 5:50 a.m. PST

Just like a film set. Sections that can be removed when needed to get at the figures. Have a look at some "Making of" books to see how set builders do it, the methods do scale down.

Norman D Landings12 Apr 2017 7:56 a.m. PST

If I was going the "large plastic bowl" route, I'd leave the bowl intact – model a flat floor and interior detail – use a second bowl as a 'lift-off' upper section – and model exterior details on the outside of the bowl.

Depending how OCD you want to go, you could put a lift-out floor in, just beneath the rim of the "lower" bowl, and beneath that, an 'engineering deck' in the bottom of the bowl.

Clear bowl? Portholes!

capncarp12 Apr 2017 9:00 p.m. PST

Very nice and atmospheric, Dan!

Cacique Caribe12 Apr 2017 10:10 p.m. PST

@Vigilant: "Just like a film set. Sections that can be removed when needed to get at the figures. Have a look at some "Making of" books to see how set builders do it, the methods do scale down."

Brilliant description and suggestion!


Thomas Whitten13 Apr 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Adapt this


Pyrate Captain22 Apr 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

This is really cool. I have been toying with the inter dimensional aspect of alien visitation and am reasoning that the outside dimension of the craft should in no way limit the inside dimension of the craft.

Cacique Caribe22 Apr 2017 9:43 a.m. PST

@Pyrate Captain: "am reasoning that the outside dimension of the craft should in no way limit the inside dimension of the craft"

Ooo, I like how you think!


CAPTAIN BEEFHEART27 Apr 2017 8:07 p.m. PST

Remember the 'probing tables, true believers would stand for nothing else.

Cacique Caribe28 Apr 2017 3:44 a.m. PST


You are so absolutely correct! The probing table is a MUST.

Here's the one used for Cowboys & Aliens:



PS. This foolish couple has no idea what horrors await them inside:


Or these idiots here:

Cacique Caribe24 Jan 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

Ok, I've finally decided … I'm going to be using the Manth aliens from Rebel Minis on this project.





deflatermouse25 Jan 2018 5:29 p.m. PST

Those greens look awesome. Especially loving the fellow in the robes.
If they had 4 arms, I would have been all over them as Selenites.

Cacique Caribe27 Jan 2018 8:35 p.m. PST

I think they're close enough for me. :)


malleman27 Jan 2018 10:45 p.m. PST

You know what would be cool is if you did an aluminum casting of an ant pile and somehow used it in this project

Cacique Caribe28 Jan 2018 5:21 a.m. PST

OMG! Now that's some serious tunneling there.


Cacique Caribe22 Oct 2018 3:35 a.m. PST

Maybe the spaceship at the very top could be replicated in a more "organic" way, and using much simpler materials too, like this person did:

1) cut up plastic 2-liter coke bottles;
2) rolled up aluminum foil;
3) hot glue; and
4) air dry clay

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Minus the curly things on top of her build. :)


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