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Colonel O Truth28 Dec 2018 7:27 p.m. PST

Hi All.

Just started a new build on my blog. Hope to get it done before the end of the hols!

Hope you like! More on the blog.



Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

Yay! My favorite scratchbuilder is back!

It's always fun to read your build logs, colonel.

Colonel O Truth28 Dec 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

Thanks Admiral!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Dec 2018 9:04 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Covert Walrus28 Dec 2018 10:04 p.m. PST

Marvellous work!

Lion in the Stars28 Dec 2018 11:42 p.m. PST

Guts of an electric motor, probably the same one you used in the ginormous walker.

I like!

Winston Smith29 Dec 2018 9:46 a.m. PST

Jolly good!

Aethelflaeda was framed29 Dec 2018 1:10 p.m. PST

Those candlesticks will certainly need a little tweaking to suspend disbelief, I just see big candlesticks. A good start, I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Colonel O Truth30 Dec 2018 5:58 p.m. PST

Aethelfaeda – Challenge accepted!

More work done last night. Boiler and chimney taking shape.




surdu200531 Dec 2018 4:59 a.m. PST

Very nice work!

Aethelflaeda was framed31 Dec 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

Very impressive.

Colonel O Truth31 Dec 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

Thanks! More very soon.

Colonel O Truth04 Jan 2019 8:27 p.m. PST

Here you go, peeps! This thing is nearing completion. Quite a long blog post today:




Colonel O Truth08 Jan 2019 11:42 p.m. PST

Lots of painting done!






Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 10:32 p.m. PST

Just….. wow. Your work always amazes me.

The guitar strings are a fantastic touch.

- Ix

Lion in the Stars13 Jan 2019 2:55 a.m. PST

Really coming together now that paint is on it. I wasn't sold on the candlestick/smokestacks before, but they do work quite nicely.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2019 11:18 p.m. PST

The good Colonel has made beads into VSF cybermen, a couple wine glasses into Buck Rogers' grandfather's rocket, and random bits of household detritus into a stargate. Converting a candlestick into a smokestack is one of the easy projects. (I can't stop giggling about a TP tube boiler…)

I'm more curious what he's going to do with the tape bits holding the exposed coils of wire together on the exposed side of the stargate. He seems to have a good idea for everything. I wish I had half his creativity.

- Ix

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 2:16 p.m. PST

Wow. I guess folks like me don't have any talent in order for you to have it all.

Colonel O Truth16 Jan 2019 12:40 a.m. PST

Thanks guys! Much appreciated!

Here's the finished Stargate!






Loads of pics on the blog.

Hope you like!

Lion in the Stars16 Jan 2019 9:01 a.m. PST

Oh, WOW!!!!

Very nice, Colonel. So, when are you going to dust off that monster walker and get it going again?

Colonel O Truth16 Jan 2019 10:38 a.m. PST

Very soon I hope!

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 11:26 p.m. PST

Crap, I ran out of superlatives. Hang on, gotta reload…

That is simply delightful. Bravo!

You should get hold of a cheap little LED UV flashlight and see if it gives the transluscent stargate interior an eerie glow.

If it doesn't, give it a wash with some fluorescing paint and try again. grin

- Ix

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2019 11:27 p.m. PST

Those candlesticks will certainly need a little tweaking to suspend disbelief, I just see big candlesticks.
How about now?

- Ix

Colonel O Truth18 Jan 2019 12:47 a.m. PST

Excuse me while I laugh maniacally and splurt my beer.

And thanks!

HMS Exeter23 Mar 2019 6:41 a.m. PST


You have to know the event horizon is going to disintegrate the head of your condenser, don't you?

But, once you've rebuilt it in a more suitable location, and beefed up the grounding of your Ruhmkorff Coil, it should work just fine.

Yr. Obdt. Svt.

N. Tesla

Aleator02 Jul 2021 11:45 p.m. PST

What? No iris? :)

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