Ginormous Flying Aircraft Carrier from Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by RocketmanTan, May 4, 2010.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Well, one day, in algebra class, I was drawing ideas for this webcomic I do on facebook, and in the midst of drawing a comic of guys riding kites, I remembered this giant flying aircraft carrier from Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. When I first saw that carrier, I was itching to make a model of it, although I never got around to it. Finally, I decided to get started on it one lazy sunday (the chronic-WHAT?-cles of narnia!)--last sunday. I've canceled my 7up machine thing so I could focus all of my attention on this project. Currently, the model will be a wee bit smaller than a sheet of paper in terms of length. More to come as the week progresses.
  2. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Here are some pics of what I'm trying to build, in case no one is familiar with the film:

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  3. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    It is a tad on the largish side. How big do you plan to make it?

    btw, doodling in Algebra? tsk tsk. :sleeping:
  4. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    The model will be about the size of a sheet of paper, although I might make a larger and better one if people like it. As for doodling in algebra...Yeah, I'm a good student, never got below an "A", but yes, I do doodle a lot *blush*. However, if I never actually paid attention to algebra class, I wouldn't be able to design my models...sign1
  5. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    I'm all for this!

    Sky Captain has a wealth of model subjects; that's for certain!
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    Had I been a bit sooner to contact Paramount, I would have had the gig to design paper kits for their site.
  7. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    That's awesome! Pity, though, for I would have gone downtown with those models!:mrgreen:
    Anywho, I'm basically finished with the model; only test building and spellchecking are left.
    --Bryan "Opposite over adjacent" Tan
  8. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Well, the model didn't turn out as I had expected...The model is about the size of a pair of scissors, and I decided to make her hako-style. There are basic geometric shapes, and only about 22 parts. Like I said before, if people like this model, I will gladly make a larger and better version of this thing.
    Current status: Final Editing, making instructions
  9. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    It would be cool if someone did one of the giant robots.... not in 1:1 though.... might be a bit much. :rolleyes:
  10. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    prototype pics

    Here are pictures of the prototype (the final model will look better, trust me). i feel that it captures the basic look of the ship from the film. Some modifications I made were to the main tower, the engine trusses, cleanup on the carrier deck, and more detail to the tower section.
    Sorry for the poor quality; I took these on my webcam.

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  11. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Ohhhkayyy, and here's the recently finished final model. As you can see, it's a TREMENDOUS improvement of the prototype. I have submitted the model file to the download section, and now I'm just waiting for it to be approved. Once that's done, I'll post the link to the model file.

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  12. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Model's Up!

    Find it on the download page!
  13. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Very nice! Congrats! and above all, Thank you for sharing!
  14. stephenjrider

    stephenjrider New Member

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    rdmcii New Member


  16. edward smith

    edward smith New Member

    Congratulations on a great Sky Captain flying carrier model.
  17. Lord Red Dragon

    Lord Red Dragon E.V.I. ltd CEO

    Looking forward to this build, nice work!
  18. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

  19. nh3ave2006

    nh3ave2006 Member

    I am impressed!
  20. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Than you all for the support and kind comments :rolleyes: It's people like you that encourage me to keep designing models.
    Here's a link to the model in the downloads section:

    Also, I guess it's time my models have an actual home. I'm starting on a website for my models, and it might be some time before it's complete and ready to go.

    Thank you all

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