Landmaster; Damnation Alley

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by trt, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    Looks great. I wish I could design in 3D. I've worked in graphic design for print for many years, but 3D design is beyond me. It would be great to scale it to fit a 4 or 6 inch action figure and them make a couple of custom figures to go with the vehicle.

  2. Patron_zero

    Patron_zero Member

    I believe there were a set of A-Team figures made in 1/64 for a die-cast vehicle set, definitely a George Peppard available there. Also Galoob did figures back in the 1980s.


  3. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

    I have those Galoob figures and the big van they go in! I forgot about them.:cool: Repainted Army men would probably look good too. Finding some large "scorpions" would make a great desert diorama.
  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Those "A Team" guys look like they would melt real good, hmm, match or magnifying glass? :)
  5. trt

    trt Member

    The legs on those A-team guys look like they've melted a bit already!

    I could take the model down the exotic (yes, got the right word this time) pet shop. They have tank of scorpions, I could do a nice diorama with them.

    I did come in and find the neighbours cat sat on the model. I don't remember the giant cat from the film, it must have been a deleted scene. It then sat on my unfinished thunderfighter :curse:

    Here's a little cut-out George to keep everyone happy :wave:

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  6. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    You edging up on 5000 views of this model, that is something to be proud of! :)
  7. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    I don't have a paper model of George Peppard or Jan Michael Vincent but heres a link to a paper model of the giant scorpion.

  8. trt

    trt Member

    5000 wow, I was happy with 500. One of the advantages of taking ages building the model. In theory if I take an infinite time to do this, I should get an inifinite number of views. Now that would be something :twisted:

    Clif52, I can't see a link
  9. eagleclaw4935

    eagleclaw4935 New Member

    I remember that movie from way back when.Incredible work your doing.Eye candy for sure.
  10. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I think this model is going to be a big hit! :)
  11. trt

    trt Member

    5000, I'm there.

    Thanks to everyone's interest, thanks for the encouragement, especially Zathros.
    It's not an Oscar speech.

    Now need to get my finger out and finish the damn thing
  12. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    It's not taking time that gets you the hits, it is the model, especially the job your doing on it. I think you have done an amazing job, and you made a great model everyone wanted but was not available. Great formula for success! :)
  13. gearheadjoe

    gearheadjoe New Member

    I remember I used to watch this movie every time I could catch it. But could never remember the name of it. Seeing this build definitely brings back memories. Definitely gonna be a must have model. excellent job so far.
  14. Patron_zero

    Patron_zero Member

    Should anyone be interested, the film is based on the book Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny, a good read on it's own stead.

  15. trt

    trt Member

    Hi Patron-zero, just got around to reading the book recently, after all these years. It's a good sci-fi read. Also inspired Judge Dredd Cursed Easth saga, if you are into you comics. Available as graphic novel, excluding burger wars due to legal reasons. A few of the larger take away food franchises took offence for some reason :rolleyes:

    Any way the wife was suprised when I didn't want to go shopping this close to christmas, so has a full day to enjoy myself on my own. that suddenly sound bad :oops:

    Here's progress, finally happy with missile turret and can get rid of various previous attemps.

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  16. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

    YESSSS!! All hail the paper awesomeness of George Peppard!sign1

    That put a huge smile on my face on a rainy Monday!

  17. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    That is looking superb!!! Great design and build!!!! :thumb:

    I am loving this!!

    Cant wait to see you 'marry' the two......... :mrgreen:

    I'm even pre-planning a few, to scale, 'Killer Cockroach' paper models to add to my build of your brilliant design.... sign1

    Keep it up! :thumb:
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This project is really coming together and taking shape beautifully.
    I am really looking forward to building this model once it is released..

    I see that you started the new BSG painted Thunder Fighter in the background (sitting on the back burner) of a couple shots.
  19. trt

    trt Member

    And not the bit I've been putting off, joining the 2 sections. I had a thought of using a silver christmas knapkin for the joining cover, but realised it wouldn't stretch, so will be taking Zathros up on his suggestion on latex (some many months ago now), but then worked out it would more than likely pull the side of the cab in rather than just stretching the way I wanted it to, so have now gone to town on a bracing system. Possibly over engineered. I hope so, cause that means it will work. I can also use this as a structure to hang the hinges from. That's the plan anyway.

    Oh and the plan is for side to side hingeing at the stage. I don't fancy building a universal joint out of paper :mrgreen:

    RB Will be finishing the thunder fighter once this is out of the way. It will need to be detailed as looks naked without it. Also gonna need some of them fancy glassess of your :cool:

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  20. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    You could also make a bellows system (like on an accordion. I think that would work. :confused:

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