Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by DanBKing, Aug 21, 2015.
And, I leave near Amsterdam...........
And I live near Seattle, grew up very near the beach pictured at 3:13
I've never been to Spain, but I've been to Oklahoma.
I went to a "Hair replacement" center with a friend of mine, who I could not get to accept he looked fine. While waiting, for almost an hour for him to get his head plugged, this really old looking guy comes in with a hair style that was so bad, that I could not stop laughing, they actually kicked me out!!
The Hair style (bad enough) looked like this:
The dude I saw looked like this:
@ASC McLaren : You really have never seen "Critters"? Wow...
Anyway, here is some frakkin' awesome 80s stuff:
Watch the HOFF!!!!
(NOTE to @zathros : If this vid is too ... well, "explicit", please replace it with a Muppets episode instead. Thank you in advance. )
I have no recollection of the movie in question, Senator. At this time I respectfully invoke my fifth Amendment right, to not incriminate myself.
Political assimilation in this thread, requires at least, a total Termination thereof....
As well as all references to ''The Hoff''.
"The Hoff," takes priority, in all Terminating...............
With a mullet, or not ........
Wow, A Sinclair ZX81, a revolution in the computer history!!
@ASC Mclaren ; The 80's were great in so many ways, I agree, but the hair... man, the hair... Zathros' "muppet" post confirms this
@DanBKing ; ZX81, rubber keys, mmmmm
I got this test piece last night ..........
I think I can safely say, that my airbrushing house mate has perfected the chroming technique ......
I gave him the completed engine to do first....... I'm intrigued to see how that is gonna look......
@Revell-Fan - Can we get some crackers to go with the "Kung Fury" cheese?
ARGH!!! - Dan has a T-1000 mouse!!!
@ASC Mclaren : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090887/
ARGH!!! - Dan has a T-1000 mouse!!! - Coooooolllll!!!!!
Don't spare the horses....!
Apologies for the lack of updates lately, but life has gotten in the way of modelling at the moment.
I am also working hard at getting the Discovery project finished now too, but the lighting of the display case is more difficult than what I envisaged.
But, fear not, there has been plenty going on in the background on this project.
The available horse power of the HK has now been doubled, with the completion of the second engine.
The build of the second engine was exactly the same as with the first one, but with one exception.......
As previously mentioned, there are going to be two display bases/dioramas for this model.
In both instances, I need to get power to the internal lighting of the model.
With the one display where the HK is on the ground, getting power to the model is a simple task.....
But, in the flying display, the whole model is suspended from a beam of light .......
And getting power to the model is going to be a tricky endeavour.
I will explain this idea a little later in the build.....
Anyway, back to the 'landed' display .........
I have a 'gimmicky' idea on how to get power to the model, but I won't spoil the surprise of exactly how I'm gonna do it, until the display is finished.
The power input for the landed configuration will be via a connector in one engine. This connector will be covered by an access panel when in 'flight mode'.
I used a female pcb pin-header as a connector, the same sort that I used in the Discovery project.
So, during the build of the second engine, I cut a slot and used copious amounts of hot glue to bond the wired up connector solidly to the chosen area of the engine, which is just below the assembly attached to the side of the engine.
So, this engine now has two sets of wires exiting via the tube, one set for power input, the other for the engine lights.
I am hoping to get the engine primered up, sanded and base coated this evening.
And if all goes well, I should be getting the first engine back from the chroming process in a day or two.
I will post pics of that as soon as I get it. I can't wait to see how it turned out. But the chroming is only the start of the finishing process of the model. There will be a lot more work to do on the finish yet.......
But, in the meantime, here are a couple of pics of the completed second engine, (waiting for paint.)
The male counterpart of the connector is left plugged in, which will serve as a paint mask for the attached female half.
I cant wait!!! show the chromed parts!!!!!!
I can't wait either! This is looking amazing!
@zathros BTW: Look at the engines of the Hunter Killers in "Terminator Genisys".
I know it's a different version of the one that I'm building, but this is where I got my idea for the engine exhaust lighting .......
you really tugged a model out of my to-do bucket and made it real. thanks again for starting on this and finding so many answers. back in 1984?85? when this movie came out, it was like-THE HOTTEST scifi movie around. I think Alien was the one before it that really was intense. I know there were others, but this one was the feeling that someone was looking at you behind your shoulder kind of thing. I still fear headlights and try to duck out of the way of them when im walking at night. a great machine that ranks up there with the spiked ball from phantasm, the box of pinhead, and rambos' knife and many others that captured our interest. just thanks again for doing this. good job!
Back then in the 80s, only a cut version of the movie was released on VHS tape in Germany. The eye surgery was found to be too hard for the audience. Guess what happened: All hardcore fans travelled to the Netherlands to get the Dutch tape - because that version was uncut!
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