U.S.S. Nostromo /AD + Mira =skoda/ Beta

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by skoda, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Psyscape

    Psyscape Member

    I bought this model almost as soon as Halcyon released it. It's not a brilliant kit but it certainly scratched a serious itch I had at the time. Unfortunately after several house moves the thing is in a pathetically sorry state. I really should try to kit bash some spare parts and repair the thing but somehow I never seem to find the time.

    I had never dared to imagine that somebody might attempt this wonderful ship in card so I'm going to be glued (no pun intended) to this thread.

    Brownie points to you for having the courage to tackle something as complex and awesome as the nostromo. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with this one and how it turns out.
  2. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

    Thank you for your kind words, it's true that it's not just invent another part of the picture is mazec
  3. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    Healthy all I could take a little :) Inventing the conical nozzle.
    Somehow it turned out the main 3 I roughly finished :)
  4. roberty-bob

    roberty-bob New Member

    Jaw-dropping impressive!
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    With drooling included! :cool:
  6. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

    I like it because I am very pleased
  7. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    You are pleased and I am astounded! GREAT WORK!
  8. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder


    Slowly working on the rear of the engine :)
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator


    Right now I am wondering what's more thrilling - watching "Alien" or watching this thread!

  10. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I'm expecting a recipe for the black liquid next, with a genetic engineering kit. :)
  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Oh yes, then we can all become SUPER modelers (like skoda)! sign1
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Oh, boy, that would be the day... :thumb: :cool: :thumb: :cool:
  13. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

    thanks again but do not overdo it
  14. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  15. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  16. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    What a calm, serene person you must be. I would go nuts cutting all that stuff out! Extremely impressive. :)
  17. johanvanacker

    johanvanacker Member

    I believe that per definition all modelers are calm persons. Who else can spend hours cutting and glueing paper, just for the satisfaction of him or herself, a few family members and friends and some soulmates on an internet forum ?
    Luciana Di Prospero likes this.
  18. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    I must confess. I'm not a calm person, and that's EXACTLY why I'm into this: to practice my calm and enhance observation and manual skills. I have to be a more patient, tolerant man. angel
    So far this is what I've accomplished: devil :cry: :cry: :cry:

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  19. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  20. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    @Skoda: This is going to be an epic build!!!! :thumb:

    I just hope you know what you have gotten yourself into!!!!!!!:rolleyes::psign1

    I will second that statement. sign1

    People that know me are completely amazed that I can do this hobby.
    They do not understand that this 'Grumpy Old Man,' (who has a temperance length of about 12 microns, who loses it so often that it is suggested that I start and manage a 'Temper Orphanage', who still has a fully functional keyboard after 5 years of (ab)use, who will not tolerate ANY human interaction until after the first morning coffee, etc, :crash: etc, devil etc, :curse: etc ...................,) can sit for hours/weeks/months sticking tiny little bits of coloured paper together, without creating another lost orphan, on a regular basis.

    I have found paper modelling to be therapeutic. It calms me. I shut out the real world when I build.
    And what is it that de-stresses me the most? It is knowing that if a FUBAR situation arises, it is only I that has created it!!!! What happens in my little paper world, I control completely, with every fold, score, cut and bond that I perform. Apart from the occasional reality checks like: a cat-on-the-cutting-mat, empty beer bottles, 'where the (enter expletive here) is my lighter????' and of course, 'THE SPOUSE', there are no external influences that directly affects my little paper world.

    Only I, am King! sign1sign1

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