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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Just thinking …

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

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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 3:49 p.m. PST

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

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 3:51 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 3:58 p.m. PST

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

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 4:47 p.m. PST

Or perhaps just two sections then?

Dan

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 6:04 p.m. PST

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

Vigilant12 Apr 2017 6:50 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 8:56 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!

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

Very nice and atmospheric, Dan!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 11:10 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!

Dan

Thomas Whitten13 Apr 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Adapt this

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Pyrate Captain22 Apr 2017 7:12 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.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2017 10:43 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!

Dan

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