Bunny's TTA Space Wreck Build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ARMORMAN, Dec 1, 2008.


    ARMORMAN Guest

    Hey all, this was my holiday project.

    As you know, I am a big fan of the old TTA series books and just recently repurchased the last of the series.

    I attached a pic of the original painting as well as pics of my build.

    This model was designed by Bunny and is still available for DL from here.

    I love the fact that it was designed off a single piece of art and that it uses the painting as the texture maps. I also liked the effectiveness of fold-over parts to give texture to both sides. It is relatively simple, but it suffers from the fact that the designer basically made a forced perspective model from the art.

    The instructions are hand drawn, but if you use his build pics for reference, it's pretty self explanatory.

    I added a lot of extras to make it more pleasing (and a bit more accurate).
    This includes a control panel, backside wing, resizing the pilot to 80% original size to match the scale of the painting, seat belts and harnesses (to give a reason for a skeleton to still be sitting upright - kudos for the design, BTW) Extension parts for the cockpit area and fuselage, rusty skeletal frame, doubling the size of the base, paper claying the support for the wreck and flocking over the base as well as trimming the edge of the base to reinforce it.

    I would recommend using a Prismacolor Tuscan red and medium brown marker for making of rusty pieces and edging.

    All in all an enjoyable and simple (if you do it "out of the box") build.


    Attached Files:


    ARMORMAN Guest

    a few more....

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  3. Coot59

    Coot59 Member

    very nice!
  4. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Very Cool!

    Awesome, I love it!:thumb:

    Those books really absorbed a lot of my time as a kid. My brother still has the first in the series. Unfortunately the others were lost over the years.

    BTW, the link is not live, just FYI.
  5. seakrakken

    seakrakken Member

    Awesome work!

    :thumb: Bravo!
  6. Padre

    Padre Guest

    thats very good.
  7. Bunnyear

    Bunnyear Member

    jawdrop C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S this Diorama is beautiful !!!!

    ARMORMAN Guest


    Which link?

    The link to the wreck on the TTA thread still works.


    Aww gee, thanks!

  9. Louis R

    Louis R Member

    First of all, great diorama!

    Where can I get the skeleton pilot for this model?

    ARMORMAN Guest


    Do you want to do the honors, or shall I?
  11. Bunnyear

    Bunnyear Member

    Please be my guest :mrgreen:

    I have Study know all the TTA Books again and again,....there are so many good ideas for models and textures but all the Round ships,... that to build drives crazy,...:p

    for example,..... i Love the Astrolab,... well lets see i have make a choice for a try :twisted:

    ARMORMAN Guest

    Here's the pilot and instructions, I would recommend printing out extra copies of the model for modifications to the design. Also, I recommend gluing the pilot and chair to the FRONT half of the wreck as opposed to the back as shown in the instructions.

    I have also added my small repro of the original art with supports to make it free standing.

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  13. pupumonkey

    pupumonkey Member


    That is seriously great work.

    Nice job!

    ///whats TTA?


    ARMORMAN Guest

    Terran Trade Authority

    It was a series of SciFi art books produced in the late '70's based on the "history" of man's expansion into space.
  15. Bunnyear

    Bunnyear Member

    :confused: ups by the Way the skeleton is made bei gearz!!!!:wave:

    ARMORMAN Guest

    BTW, I used the smallest of the skeletons for the pilot.


  17. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    this is very creative armorman.

    hats off

  18. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe New Member

    Where would I find the download? I don't seem to be searching correctly...



    ARMORMAN Guest

  20. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe New Member

    I thank you.

    Guess that means I'll have to build something now... 8^D

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