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Title: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 12, 2013, 06:03:06 PM
Yes, mix and match the Subject line variables for a multitude of options of what would fit in here.  Cool movie-related poster?  It can go here.  Interesting die-cast TV car replica?  It can go here.  Awesome geeky 'thingy'?  It can go here.  Funny parody movie prop?  That can go here too.

Since there's a thread for 'Nerdy Shirts', I figured there should be a place for - well - anything else that seemed like it might be of interest to this crowd, given what we talk about (or have been exposed to via RiffTrax or MST3K and the like).

Please use a picture, a price (if known), and a link to whatever it is you're putting up (or explain that they aren't still available).

I'll start with this 2001: A Space Odyssey model kit/diorama.  When I first saw it (and the reason I started this thread), I thought it was bookends with the space-suited man on one side of books and the missing link on the other, which would have been truly awesome (because of the symbolism), but it is a model kit (and doesn't split in the middle apparently, despite the 'split'-line at the base).  It is $149.99, which, if it was weighted ceramic bookends would be roughly appropriate... for a model kit it seems quite expensive.  Picture and title are a link.

(http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/DISCOVER_APE1.jpg)
Discovery Astronaut W Ape Monolith Diorama (http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/sci-fi-as-in-science-fiction-2001-a-space-odyssey-c-9_345/discovery-astronautape-monolith-diorama-p-18498)


So: what cool stuff have you run across that you'd like to share?


[NOTE: edited to fix link]
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Tripe on July 12, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
Yeah I think it would be cooler as bookends really.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 13, 2013, 03:34:49 AM
A friend won this, but wasn't familiar with the comics so he gave it to me.

(http://www.mrcollectoronline.com/images/dcdirect/statue_dccdirect_sandman10th.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Bob on July 13, 2013, 10:34:50 AM
And my creepy Planet of the Apes head full of DVDs.

(http://pslowner.smugmug.com/Other/Misc/i-tbtcB3N/0/M/DSC00503-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on July 13, 2013, 10:45:18 AM
Those Easter Island statue book-ends you have there.. :o
Did you get permission to remove those from the island ???
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on July 13, 2013, 10:51:20 AM
I haz my MST3K collection of Every episode on DVD, as well as the Beavis & Butthead 'King Turd' collection ;D

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/MST3kCollection.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/MST3kCollection001.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Bob on July 13, 2013, 10:53:34 AM
Those Easter Island statue book-ends you have there.. :o
Did you get permission to remove those from the island ???

My dad got them for me decades ago on one of his business trips to San Diego.  And since he was in charge of the Navy's cruise missile program, I am sure he had them "take care of business" when he was out there.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on July 13, 2013, 11:18:02 AM
I haz my MST3K collection of Every episode on DVD, as well as the Beavis & Butthead 'King Turd' collection ;D

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/MST3kCollection.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/02/MST3kCollection001.jpg)
Wow, you still have a VCR as part of your system. Nice.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 13, 2013, 11:23:42 AM
Since people are into bookends, like I'd said I'd originally mistaken the 2001 thing as (and like they should have been)... here's another collectible, but this time it actually is a bookend.  However, make sure you have all the books you want it to hold in place before setting it down, as you'd need Asgardian help to move it later.  Pic and title are link.

(http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/actionfigurexpress_2271_77079007.jpg)
Thor Hammer 10.25" Single Bookend (http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/animation-superheroes-thor-c-6_353/thor-hammer-10-25-single-bookend-p-18509)  $88.99


RVRII and Bob, you appear to both have the same MST3K covers, and the ones that are/were available from the Rhino/Shout! sets (for the episodes they contributed) don't appear to be there (though the discs might be, just with replaced covers).  I assume yours are self-printed.  Where'd you get the JPGs for the cover inserts?  [I'm leaving mine in the original Rhino/Shout! boxes and the hardshell case I have for the rest, but I was just curious, since coincidentally the ones you have are identical.]

Oh, and Bob: thumbs-up for the Babylon 5 collection you have on the shelf just below! :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Bob on July 13, 2013, 11:48:14 AM
I put the Rhino/Shout DVDs in the covers that Josh made us all.   I do go in and edit the covers with the new Rhino/Shout logos and put on the covers any of the new extras that are on the DVDs.

Amazon has good deals on the thinpak cases now
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on July 13, 2013, 12:56:27 PM
My covers are all Josh Way's covers and the B & BH covers were part of the King Turd collection 8)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on July 13, 2013, 12:58:08 PM
Wow, you still have a VCR as part of your system. Nice.
Well that one has been replaced with a DVD/VCR combo naow 8)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: The Lurker on July 24, 2013, 07:16:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NrrAxba.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 28, 2013, 06:41:25 PM
A lot of Hollywood stuff for sale if you are a crazy rich person.  Scripts, photos, handwritten letters by Marylin Monroe.  OK.  But then things get interesting... eventually:

https://www.profilesinhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/HA56L1.pdf

* Original costumes from Captain Kangaroo, Gomer Pyle, Peter Pain (with Mia Farrow), The Amazing Spider-Man (no, that bad one, that other bad one), Battlestar Galactica (the original), Captain America (Reb Brown), Miami Vice, The Sopranos, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Wizard of Oz, Sgt. York, Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Winkle Goes to War (what an odd euphemism), Caught in the Act, Various Westerns, The Woman in White, Task Force, the Bill Cosby TV Special (With Groucho Marx famous beret, if such a thing exists), The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, The Outlaw, Lost in Alaska, In an Island With You, Easy to Love, Three Coins in the Fountain, Bengal Brigade, The Furies, The Mickey Mouse Club, Blood Alley, King's Rhapsody, Oklahoma!, Strategic Air Command, Diane, The Pride and the Passion, Woman's World, An Affair to Remember, The Ten Commandments, The Last Time I Saw Archie, The Alamo (A lot from this one), The Great Race, The Music Man (The marching band costume!), The Sound of Music, Airport, the Batman and Robin serial (Robin's cape!), The Island of Lost Women, The Planet of the Apes, Bullitt, Papillon, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Kelly's Heroes, Robin and Marion, The Godfather Part II, King Kong (1976), Alien, E.T., Blade Runner, The Original Star Trek, the Last Starfighter, the Terminator movies, Police Academy, Malice in Wonderland, Back to the Future 2, Die Hard With a Vengeance, The Presidio, Dick Tracy, Havana, the Rocketeer,The Truman Show, Cliffhanger, True Romance, Starship Troopers, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Titanic, the Big Lebowski (all of the ones you would want, too), Gladiator, Tomb Raider, Goldmember, Pirates of the Caribbean, Anchorman, Johnny English, Shaun of the Dead (YES!  THAT OUTFIT!), the Lords of Dogtown, Bobby, Blades of Glory, Ghost Rider, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning, Friday the 13th (the remake), Race to Witch Mountain, Iron Man 2, Scream 4, Lincoln, the Iron Lady, 21 Jump Street, Life of Pi, The Silver Linings Playbook, Bright Leaf, Mame, Superman... 3, Interview with the Vampire, Babylon 5, The Time Machine (the remake), Batman and Robin (Nipples!), Catwoman, The Matrix,  Troy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Superman Returns, Watchmen, the Wedding Singer,

* Props from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Dallas, The Sopranos, Star Gate SG-1, American Idol, Kenneth Strickfadden sci-fi horror movies, Young Frankenstein, A Clockwork Orange, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, James Bond, Dragnet, Alien, ET, Star Trek, Dune, Cocoon, Conan, Scarface, The Jigsaw Man, Back to the Future 2, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, Die Hard, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Addams Family Values, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, The Hunt for Red October, Pretty Woman, The Point of No Return, True Romance, LA Confidential, Interview with the Vampire, Judge Dredd, Being John Malkovich, Entrapment, Titanic, Armageddon, Gladiator, Tomb Raider, The Bourne Identity, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider-Man, the Cat in the Hat, Hellboy II, Phantom of the Opera (the shitty Joel Schumacher one), The Chronicles of Narnia, the Departed, Charlotte's Web, Click, Superbad, Aliens Vs. Predator, Wallace and Gromit, Resident Evil, Friday the 13th (the remake), Prometheus, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, J. Edgar, The Iron Lady, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Babylon 5, Batman Movies, The Matrix, The Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Constantine, Watchmen
*A 1922 film projector.
* Studio signs and property.
* The Cane from Citizen Kane Charlie Chaplin shorts.
* The Ten Commandments
* A Throne from Ben Hur
* The Diving Helmet from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as well as various props and the Nautilus miniature,
* The Mircojet from Octopussy
* Rambo's Knife
* The Survey Buggy from Alien
* VIN-cent from the Black Hole
* E.T.'s Hand (remember that scene in which E.T.'s hand becomes possessed and he cuts it off with a chainsaw?)
* From Star Wars: the Trash Compactor Monster Eye, one of the Cantina Aliens mask and hands, Palpatine's ugly head makeup from when he's in the hologram, a rebel blaster, a Bespin blaster, AT-AT Legs, one of C-3P0's Feet, a skeleton for a stop motion guy, Qui-Gon Jinn's Lightsabre, and an assassin's blaster.
*From Indiana Jones: THE FUCKING HAT!  THE FUCKING WHIP!
* From Star Trek: The Original Phaser, The Star Trek III Phaser, Kirk's Wig from the Paradise Syndrome, A Tribble (don't mix the two up), Spock's "Wrath of Khan" ears!, the Ceti Eel, Picard's Flute, and the Transporter room panel from TNG
* the Crystal Sarcophagus with fake naked man in it from Lifeforce
* Grenade Launcher from the last scene of Scarface and Predator.  Also Tony's Beretta.
*Conan's Sword
* The Terminator's jacket and T-1000's bullet splash
* From Pee-Wee's Big Adventure: the Texas sign and the MOTHER-FUCKIN' BIKE!
* The Beast Suit from Big Trouble in Little China.
* The Ghostbusters uniform and Proton Pack (sorry, they are from GB2 and the live show, respectively)
*  the Addams Family movie costumes!
* Dissected Pod Person from the '93 Body Snatchers
* Staff and space ship from Stargate
* Dino puppet and License plates from Jurassic Park.
* Freddy Kreuger Flesh Glove from New Nightmare.
* Lifesized Goro from Mortal Kombat
* Forrest Gump's Bench
* A Sentinel from the Matrix: Reloaded
* Frank the Rabbit's Mask from Donnie Darko
* Legolas' Arrows from the first Lord of the Rings
* Giant Plastic Soldiers from the Santa Clause 2
* The Green Goblin's Mask
* The Metaluna Mutant... from Looney Tunes: Back in Action?!?
* Gary Johnson on Motorcycle from Team America: World Police
* Karl Kronen's mask from Hellboy
* Jigsaw
* Puppets from Puppet Master
* HYDRA outfits and weapons from Captain America
* Boat from the Life of Pi
* The Hammer and Chess Pieces from the Shawshank Redemption
* The Halloweentown Hall from The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as other sets and guys
* Glowworm from James and the Giant Peach
* Gremlin Puppet from Gremlins 2
* Naked Martian and Gun from Mars Attack
* The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on July 28, 2013, 06:55:51 PM
Oh man, I would LOVE that Gremlins puppet. Too rich for my blood, though.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 29, 2013, 06:29:48 PM
A lot of Hollywood stuff for sale if you are a crazy rich person.  Scripts, photos, handwritten letters by Marylin Monroe.  OK.  But then things get interesting... eventually:

https://www.profilesinhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/HA56L1.pdf

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Holy shit!  This stuff, while awesome, should be in a Hollywood museum, not in personal collections where only a very limited number of people will see them (if that, many collectors simply store stuff they've collected).

But there were a number that, if I'd had the money and the display space, I would have LOVED to have owned.

Thanks for this JU, I never would've seen this if not for you posting it! :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 30, 2013, 07:56:41 AM
Do you know what you could have been wearing while you were claiming these things should belong in a museum?  These things that are up for auction.

(http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4780630411837496&pid=15.1&H=160&W=160)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Tripe on July 30, 2013, 08:00:28 AM
Yeah if I was going to buy anything up for auction it would be either a garment I could wear or a prop I could carry about with me.

Incidentally do we have a thread about board games? Saw something yesterday that would be cool for some people but it's a board game and the auction still has interesting things to discuss in it.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on July 30, 2013, 09:25:05 AM
Yeah if I was going to buy anything up for auction it would be either a garment I could wear or a prop I could carry about with me.
You think I wouldn't wear that helmet mounted Gremlin puppet in everyday life?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Tripe on July 30, 2013, 09:30:51 AM
Oh no, that's exactly the sort of thing I was talking about.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 30, 2013, 11:38:57 PM
"You're my new hand!"
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on September 05, 2013, 07:27:28 PM
Now THAT Is Impressive :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on September 05, 2013, 07:35:12 PM
I'd be worried about the red one constantly getting damaged.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: anais.butterfly on September 05, 2013, 08:59:06 PM
I'd be worried about the red one constantly getting damaged.

Nah, he's got a rank braid, which makes him either an engineer (it's Scotty's rank) or a security chief.  And security chiefs only die if they're wearing gold.

I love it when a man talks Trek
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Tripe on September 06, 2013, 06:17:00 AM
Kraken bookends (http://www.etsy.com/listing/161345662/kraken-bookends-limited-edition?ref=shop_home_active)

(http://img0.etsystatic.com/024/0/6287105/il_570xN.496687422_6wmc.jpg)(http://img0.etsystatic.com/021/0/6287105/il_570xN.496687336_8bdw.jpg)(http://img1.etsystatic.com/017/0/6287105/il_570xN.496744177_rlsj.jpg)

I have a Krampus tree ornament by the same artist, they do fantastic work.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2013, 07:38:38 AM
The NECA Spider Gremlin figure is finally coming out!. This thing looks BADASS!

http://necaonline.com/42468/products/toys/large-scale-figures/gremlins-deluxe-action-figure-deluxe-boxed-spider-gremlin/

(http://www.geekalerts.com/u/Spider-Gremlin-Action-Figure.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Tripe on September 06, 2013, 07:51:21 AM
Love them. Wish I could buy, the artist deserves the cash.
Their other stuff (the ornaments for example) are far more affordable. Will probably get the Befana ornament this year.

Might also contact them abot some custom work on statues for a couple of altars I want to put together.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: The Lurker on September 06, 2013, 09:32:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SmHTaGT.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2013, 09:49:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SmHTaGT.jpg)
mmmMMMmmmm!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on October 24, 2013, 09:21:38 PM
For those enjoying Star Trek: Into Darkness, a 3' long Artisan Replica of the U.S.S. Vengeance (made by the company commissioned to produce the model of it and other ships that were sitting on Admiral Marcus' desk).
http://store.qmxonline.com/USS-Vengeance-Artisan-Replica_p_237.html(http://store.qmxonline.com/assets/images/startrek/Vengeance/Artisan/Vengeance_Artisan-1.jpg)
It is a measly $9,995!

Oh, and you can buy an awesome display stand for it if you wish:
(http://http:/store.qmxonline.com/zoomify.asp?catalogid=237&image=assets/images/startrek/Vengeance/Artisan/Vengeance_Artisan-5.jpg)(The acrylic shield and base are only $1,500 additional.)


EDIT:  Pic set here:
http://store.qmxonline.com/gallery.asp?catalogid=237
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: gbeenie on October 31, 2013, 04:09:27 PM
Yeah I think it would be cooler as bookends really.
I had the same thought.  But then, I'm a sucker for cool bookends.

I haven't forgiven myself for passing on these...

(http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m573/DanEcho1967/f42464dec1214046b38d240f70c2b9fc_zpse1cc5d4a.jpg)

I bought that one for Laurie, back when I had the ol' employee discount at f.y.e. (and back when there were f.y.e.s).
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Nunyerbiz on October 31, 2013, 04:21:28 PM
Dunno if this would qualify as "collectable" ... but dammit I want me one of these hockey jerseys...

http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243 (http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243)

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/194xq6z1sv985png/original.png)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: goflyblind on October 31, 2013, 04:28:41 PM
Dunno if this would qualify as "collectable" ... but dammit I want me one of these hockey jerseys...

http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243 (http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243)

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/194xq6z1sv985png/original.png)

thankfully, there's not a stormtrooper one. they'd continually miss the net by a mile.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: gbeenie on October 31, 2013, 04:32:20 PM
Dunno if this would qualify as "collectable" ... but dammit I want me one of these hockey jerseys...

http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243 (http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243)

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/194xq6z1sv985png/original.png)

thankfully, there's not a stormtrooper one. they'd continually miss the net by a mile.

I thought they already had jerseys in Buffalo.







p.s. I had to look up stats to determine which team to slot into that joke. I am such a fucking fraud.  :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Nunyerbiz on October 31, 2013, 04:48:10 PM
p.s. I had to look up stats to determine which team to slot into that joke. I am such a fucking fraud.  :)

heh... and here I thought you were just naturally flowing in the humor gold mine that is Buffalo professional sporting teams!

Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on October 31, 2013, 04:49:54 PM
p.s. I had to look up stats to determine which team to slot into that joke. I am such a fucking fraud.  :)

heh... and I hear I thought you were just naturally flowing in the humor gold mine that is Buffalo professional sporting teams!
HEY! Easy! I'm from Buffalo you know >:(
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: goflyblind on October 31, 2013, 05:15:38 PM
p.s. I had to look up stats to determine which team to slot into that joke. I am such a fucking fraud.  :)

i looked it up before i made my original post, and i would've said the rangers (their GF is the lowest in the league).
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on October 31, 2013, 06:31:39 PM
Dunno if this would qualify as "collectable" ... but dammit I want me one of these hockey jerseys...

http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243 (http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243)

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/194xq6z1sv985png/original.png)

A girl (~13 years old) was wearing one of the Vader jerseys as part of her Halloween costume trick-or-treating at my house tonight. :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2013, 06:34:53 PM
Dunno if this would qualify as "collectable" ... but dammit I want me one of these hockey jerseys...

http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243 (http://deadspin.com/minor-league-hockey-teams-star-wars-night-sounds-awe-1456396243)

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/194xq6z1sv985png/original.png)
So the Wings will be wearing these at which game?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Tripe on November 01, 2013, 11:31:22 AM
Ok so, just a concept but:

(http://geekologie.com/2013/10/29/ouija-board-coffee-table-and-rug.jpg) (http://geekologie.com/2013/10/conceptual-ouija-board-rug-and-coffee-ta.php)

If this was made, and I had a house with all wood floors necessitating a rug, I'd absolutely consider buying this. :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on November 01, 2013, 11:43:40 AM
Then the table starts to move across the rug as you sit on the couch, then you spontaneously combust :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RoninFox on November 10, 2013, 04:22:16 AM
My wife found a groupon deal with a large selection of canvas prints of vintage movie posters.  There were a lot to sort through, and several of them had a Rifftrax connection (including an awesome looking Dr. Who and the Daleks poster I couldn't talk her into).  In the end, this is what we picked out.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/RoninFox/Newposters.jpg)
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/RoninFox/HousePoster.jpg)(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/RoninFox/Plan9Poster.jpeg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 28, 2013, 09:36:09 AM
Figured a certain member of this forum might have particular interest in this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AD5KQ6U?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00AD5KQ6U&linkCode=xm2&tag=aintitcooln0b-20 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AD5KQ6U?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00AD5KQ6U&linkCode=xm2&tag=aintitcooln0b-20)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71T9%2BmZQCNL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 07, 2014, 07:41:52 PM
I guess this is as good a place as any to post some model pictures.

For some reason Christmas put me in the mood to build a model, since the only original NCC-1701 model they had was a snap together one I got a Wright Flyer kit.  With the crappy weather Sunday and work closed due to a power outage yesterday I got it done.  Figure it took about 8 to 9 hours, half of that getting the string to cooperate.  Now I see the string is frayed and doesn't look that good in close macro shots. :(

I never really looked at the Wright Flyer closely before, the radiator is a metal tube strapped to one of the wing struts, and the gas tank is a little bottle also strapped to the top of one of the wing struts.  Guess they never needed the engine to run very long so no need for anything more heavy.

Pictures spoilered for size and number:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Haven't used a 2 remote flash setup in a long time, was fun to experiment with the lighting... ;D
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Post by: RVR II on January 09, 2014, 05:11:28 PM
I got a Cylon Base Star replica model from the original 1978 series I need to put together someday..
It's a fairly good size too :o
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 19, 2014, 10:55:08 AM
My new cool Spider Gremlin toy:

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/ryandowney902/20140119_130545_zps1a65b0b4.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/ryandowney902/20140119_130511_zps391aae21.jpg)

It now holds a place of honor protecting my DVD collection:
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/ryandowney902/20140119_130747_zpsfa79ec06.jpg)



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Post by: Space version 2.0 on January 19, 2014, 11:44:09 AM
My new cool Spider Gremlin toy:
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Nice! I've got the Brain Gremlin around here somewhere...
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 19, 2014, 01:42:13 PM
My new cool Spider Gremlin toy:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
[/spoiler]

Nice! I've got the Brain Gremlin around here somewhere...
I've seen that one at conventions. I should get it too. I really hope they make a Bat Gremlin next.
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Post by: The Lurker on January 19, 2014, 05:20:35 PM
My new cool Spider Gremlin toy:

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/ryandowney902/20140119_130545_zps1a65b0b4.jpg)
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/ryandowney902/20140119_130511_zps391aae21.jpg)

It now holds a place of honor protecting my DVD collection:
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/ryandowney902/20140119_130747_zpsfa79ec06.jpg)

Lucky.  I just have the Gizmo Gremlins edition of Furby.
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on January 20, 2014, 12:33:42 PM
My new cool Spider Gremlin toy:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
[/spoiler]

Nice! I've got the Brain Gremlin around here somewhere...
I've seen that one at conventions. I should get it too. I really hope they make a Bat Gremlin next.
Or a Mogwai transformer
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 20, 2014, 01:22:56 PM
Or a Mogwai transformer
Doubtful. Gremlins was a WB and Amblin movie, not Disney.
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Post by: Sideswipe on January 20, 2014, 02:43:19 PM
What does that have to do with being a transformer?
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 20, 2014, 03:27:45 PM
What does that have to do with being a transformer?
Aren't all the Transformers/something else combos various things that are related to Disney?
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Post by: goflyblind on January 20, 2014, 03:30:31 PM
What does that have to do with being a transformer?
Aren't all the Transformers/something else combos various things that are related to Disney?

go-bots are disney?!  :o
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Post by: Sideswipe on January 20, 2014, 03:37:59 PM
Transformers belongs to Hasbro.  Nothing to do with Disney.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 29, 2014, 07:49:05 PM
I got a bit obsessed with wanting to build a better Wright Flyer model, after comparing pictures of the real thing to what I built before.
So, got another kit and got better string, did some modifications, and spent a few hours a day for the last 2 weeks building the thing.
The silver string was a pain in the ass to work with, so I think I've got the model building bug out of my system now...

New pictures of the new model:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/WrightFlyer/WrightFlyerB1.JPG)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/WrightFlyer/WrightFlyerB2.JPG)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/WrightFlyer/WrightFlyerB3.JPG)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/WrightFlyer/WrightFlyerB4.JPG)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/WrightFlyer/WrightFlyerB5.JPG)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 01, 2014, 01:48:51 AM
Well, I guess I still have a bit of a modeling bug left, just ordered these 2 kits:

http://www.round2models.com/models/polar-lights/1-350-scale-enterprise
http://www.round2models.com/models/accessories/enterprise-light-kit/product

It's been bugging me I don't have a nice model of the Enterprise, this thing is kind of big, and expensive, and after looking at some YouTube videos of people building the kits I realized I'm not going to make it as perfect as those.
But it should be interesting to build.
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 01, 2014, 07:17:15 AM
Nice, excellent choice.  I don't know if you are aware of www.starshipmodeler.com but they have some great resources.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 01, 2014, 09:56:58 AM
Nice, excellent choice.  I don't know if you are aware of www.starshipmodeler.com but they have some great resources.

Thanks, I'm already thinking of mods to the kit, that site might come in handy.

I want to be able to turn on the bussard collector LEDs without running the noisy motors, so that will have to be rewired.  Also might want to leave the lights on a lot, and wouldn't want to wear out the little motors.

Also want to have a different switch mechanism for the impulse engine lights.

I also want to hang the model from the ceiling so those 2 mods would be best if I could find a couple remote control switches.

And lastly the saucer section, I don't like that they molded those groves for the hull plates, if this is supposed to be a TOS model those groves were not there in the wooden prop used for the show...  But filling them would require some serious painting afterwards, wasn't planning on painting the parts that are supposed to be white....
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Post by: RVR II on March 01, 2014, 10:06:46 AM
Here's a cool blade..
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DK03LDU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00DK03LDU&linkCode=as2&tag=vrzo04-20
A little pricy on the shipping though :-\

This one looks better IMO..
http://www.amazon.com/10524-BK-Folding-batman-weapon-dagger/dp/B00BLCMBLM/ref=pd_bxgy_misc_img_y
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 04, 2014, 01:24:03 PM
Mail room didn't bring the stuff delivered this morning over to this building today, and I got too busy to go over and get the boxes for the big E.
So tomorrow will be the day to start on it.

So many decisions to make:

Fill in or don't fill in the groves on the saucer section.
Bridge lined up with the turbo-lift or view-screen facing front (It's cool that the model has the option for both).
Light the vents on the insides of the warp engines or not.
Light the impulse engines or not.
Light all the windows or black out the ones that were always dark on the show.

Pretty much decided not to do the lights on the warp engine vents.  I've seen video of people that did it and it just looks wrong.

I don't think any models used during the original series had lights on the impulse engines, so that's a harder decision, it doesn't look wrong to me when looking at what people have done, so I might go with a faint red glow in those squares.

The bridge alignment, leaning towards the 30° offset so the turbo-shaft doors line up with the exterior bump for it.  That's the way it is in the blue-prints and technical manuals I got as a kid.  Besides, how will the little people get onto the bridge?  And it's not like the view-screen is a window, doesn't matter what direction it faces.

I'll have to wait to see the parts to tell how badly the grooves on the hull bother me.  That will depend somewhat on what color the plastic is, if I like the plastic color I would lean towards not painting the entire thing, so wouldn't fill.  If I do decide to paint the entire thing I'd probably fill in the grooves.

Been looking at a lot of images of the 11 foot model, old and new, the terrible paint job it currently has while on display makes me sad every time I see it...

Been watching a lot of the build videos on YouTube, seems with the bright LEDs inside you need pretty thick paint on the inside to block light leaks, so that will add extra time to the build.  The model design already has tongue and grove on all the seams so that makes light blocking much easier.  I already decided to put the circuit boards in a box outside the model, just seems wrong to seal up a model and have stuff that could die inside (If I test the LEDs for long enough first to weed out any bad ones they should last forever once installed).  With custom wiring I can get it down to 4 pairs of wires going into the model at the base.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 05, 2014, 02:31:51 PM
Damn this thing is huge...

And should be as sturdy as everyone says, just putting the main pieces together held with some scotch tape on the seams and it wasn't even sagging much...

Some picts of testing the fit with taped together parts:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bigE_tape1.JPG)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bigE_tape2.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bigE_tape3.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bigE_tape4.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bussard1.jpg)

Video of the bussard collectors turned on (frame rate of the video messes up the rotation):

http://www.youtube.com/v/p2e0g4rE4yI
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Post by: RVR II on March 05, 2014, 02:43:02 PM
*Kirk voice* 'SPACE! ... The Final Frontier!'

That looks Awesome!!:o
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Post by: RVR II on March 05, 2014, 02:47:05 PM
Now if they could make a Battlestar Galactica and Imperial cruiser based on this scale..

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/03/Battlestar002_zps01e69cb9.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/rvr2/media/03/Battlestar002_zps01e69cb9.jpg.html)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 05, 2014, 03:25:30 PM
Now if they could make a Battlestar Galactica and Imperial cruiser based on this scale..

A Galactica the size of my Enterprise model would only be something like 1/1880 scale.
A 1/350 scale model would be the size of a car...
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 05, 2014, 04:14:47 PM
I've seen scalings elsewhere based on the size of the launch tubes that indicate a much smaller Galactica, around 600 meters.  That would make it smaller than NCC 1701 D.
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Post by: RoninFox on March 05, 2014, 04:43:42 PM
NERDS!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Hiding my jealousy, because I want that model, and I was never good at putting them together.)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 05, 2014, 05:13:14 PM
NERDS!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Hiding my jealousy, because I want that model, and I was never good at putting them together.)

This one is very well designed, fits together really nicely.  It's the filling the seams, sanding, and painting that has me worried.  I'm up to about $360 on it so far between the kits and supplies, don't want it to suck when done....
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Post by: LucasM on March 05, 2014, 05:17:22 PM
Luckily, Marty, it doesn't look like the grooves are overly deep (as pictures indicated).  I'm beginning to think that for the model used in the advertising pics that they'd used the 'paint deep and wipe off surface paint' technique to get them to stand out.  Or is it just the lighting for the pics you took?  [i.e. do you plan to fill and paint the whole thing to eliminate them?]

Next time, could you put something in the frame that gives a sense of scale?  The thermometer/(hygrometer or barometer?) on the wall gives a bit of an idea, but not enough.  [No rush on that. ;)]

Looks awesome.

I'm with RoninFox, I was never terribly good at putting models together (at least not more complex ones).

This is the ship model I'd really like... no assembly required.  Problem is, I just can't see spending that kind of money on it, regardless how much I'd like it.
(http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/FIREFLY_CUTAWAY.jpg) (http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/sci-fi-as-in-science-fiction-serenity-c-9_344/serenity-1-250-scale-cutaway-replica-p-18931)
[pic is link]  It's a foot long, opens with accurate interior (bridge, crew quarter corridor, and kitchen), but is $329 'on sale' (from $350).
(http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/FIREFLY_CUTAWAY_01.jpg)
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 05, 2014, 05:18:28 PM
I am sure you probably know this already, but take your time! 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 05, 2014, 07:09:43 PM
I am sure you probably know this already, but take your time!

Took me about 4 hours to get those lights looking like that, so yeah, it's going to take a while.  I wanted a more authentic frosted glass look so spent a long time with a green scrubbing pad on the inside of the outer dome and outside of the spinning dome.  The place for the black lines is recessed so you can paint them in and sand to get a nice looking spinner.

It's going to take a while just to get the correct paints, and enough for the entire hull is going to be a challenge.

Going to hit up the other Hobbytown USA store that's a little farther away and buy them out of Tamya FX12 grey.  The shop I was at tonight only had 2 bottles, so I've got a grand total of 33ml of it...  You're supposed to mix it with a little white for the hull, and I do plan to thin it out a bit so it covers in thinner coats, but there's a lot of hull to cover on this thing...  Can't really spray paint in my apartment so will have to use my brush skills...

Sorry LucasM, I already disassembled everything to start painting the inside, for light blocking, those LEDs are so bright if you don't paint the inside the plastic glows and you lose the effect of nice lit up windows. 

The model when done is 32 inches long, the saucer section is just shy of 14.5 inches in diameter.

That stand it's on is an old floor lamp I replaced, had converted it into a shorter lamp but never used it, so it will be a nice stand for the model.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 05, 2014, 07:23:24 PM
Luckily, Marty, it doesn't look like the grooves are overly deep (as pictures indicated).  I'm beginning to think that for the model used in the advertising pics that they'd used the 'paint deep and wipe off surface paint' technique to get them to stand out.  Or is it just the lighting for the pics you took?  [i.e. do you plan to fill and paint the whole thing to eliminate them?]

They are thinner than a fingernail,and pretty shallow.

I'm going to see how they look after sanding and painting, they should be even less noticeable then.  So I may not have to fill them.  You are right they do stand out more in promotional pictures.  From what I understand the company that made the model originally (this is a reissue by the company that bought out that one) hired the guy that did the restoration on the 11 foot model at the Smithsonian.  He was the one that pushed for the lines, I suppose they also took his advice to make them stand out in promotional pictures.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 06, 2014, 01:50:06 PM
The grid lines on the bottom are a little more noticeable, especially after the first painting.

So, decisions decisions.....  If I do fill in the grid lines I guess I'll also fix the light holes, the 3 on each side of the bottom are too far back, the 2 in back need to be filled and 2 new ones drilled on the other side...


Gray is a pain in the ass to photograph, even putting colors in so I could try to adjust in paint shop pro, but this was the closest I could get and it doesn't really show the color of the paint properly (That's a standard 8.5x11 sheet of paper for white color and scale):
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/firstpaint.jpg)

Cool thing about the kit, and what adds to it's cost, is all the windows and domes are molded in black, white, clear, and some parts more colors that come in the lighting kit.  So there are throw away windows available to put in while working on the thing.

Edit:  The more I look at the lines the more I don't like them, so the long process of filling them in has begun...
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Post by: LucasM on March 06, 2014, 08:20:02 PM
I agree... if the lines on the bottom had been as shallow as those on top, maybe.  But those on the bottom are way more noticeable than the panel joints were in the series.  At least it's big enough where there's some 'work room' for you to get at them all.  Unfortunate about the mis-placed lights and such.

Good luck.  A lot of work, but looks like it'll kick butt when done.

Edit: Oh, and yeah, it looks freakin' huge with the normal sheet of paper there. :)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 06, 2014, 09:26:28 PM
I agree... if the lines on the bottom had been as shallow as those on top, maybe.  But those on the bottom are way more noticeable than the panel joints were in the series.  At least it's big enough where there's some 'work room' for you to get at them all.  Unfortunate about the mis-placed lights and such.

Took about 3 hours to fill the lines, close to 2 hours sanding and cleaning, just put a coat of paint on and the top looks great, lines are still there only if you look at light reflection at an angle, so barely there.  The bottom they were so wide it was hard to sand them flat with the surface, so slightly more visible than the top but not as jarring as original.

Actually it kind of looks like the hull of remastered HD Enterprise now, so I can live with that...

With the grid lines almost gone the misplacement of those 3 lights doesn't stand out, so I don't think I'll mess with drilling holes and trying to fill in the unused ones.

Quote
Good luck.  A lot of work, but looks like it'll kick butt when done.

Edit: Oh, and yeah, it looks freakin' huge with the normal sheet of paper there. :)

It is huge, don't know were I'm going to put it when it's done....

Edit: Second coat of paint and the lines are even fainter, tomorrow some sanding and a third coat and I think I'll be happy with it.

Edit2: this morning some sanding and another coat of paint, now I'm really liking the look.  Have now switched from worried about building it to looking forward to getting it done...  Still worried about the seam when the saucer section goes together, the windows are very close to it, it's going to be tricking masking them off so they don't get ruined when working to hide the seam.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 07, 2014, 05:00:23 PM
Look at the little bridges, how adorable:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bridges.jpg)

They give you little decals to put on the clear one, with LEDs behind to light up the plastic, so you have displays that light up.  I didn't get the parts to make the workstations look real, they want way too much for that kit.  I'll experiment with painting it black and using the tip of an exacto knife to poke little holes in the paint for buttons and stuff.

The newly done over saucer hull (spoilered for size):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 07, 2014, 05:06:48 PM
Looking forward to more updates!  Are you going to use the standard decals or get some custom ones to choose your own name for the ship?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 07, 2014, 05:17:17 PM
Looking forward to more updates!  Are you going to use the standard decals or get some custom ones to choose your own name for the ship?
I'm building it as the Enterprise, so I'll be using the standard decals.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 08, 2014, 10:39:11 PM
Way, way, way too many hours spent on trying to paint the bridge.  And since you've got to use a big magnifying glass just to do it you see all the imperfections while you are doing it, but they are invisible when looking without a magnifying glass.  But even knowing that it's hard not to try and "stay in the lines" when doing it...

Lots of pictures, close ups first that make it look pretty terrible, then what it looks like installed and it looks pretty good to the naked eye.

Spoilered for size and mass quantities.....
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 09, 2014, 08:40:51 AM
Wheres all the crew?  Balok is talking to an empty bridge.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 09, 2014, 10:07:03 AM
Wheres all the crew?  Balok is talking to an empty bridge.
They all got sucked into space when I removed the bridge dome... ;D

Paragrafix does sell a photo etched sheet of brass with 1/350 crew members, glad I didn't get that now.  Bending, painting, and getting them positioned would have added hours.  For something that is going to be covered by the white dome most of the time anyway.

There is a clear dome, but that looks wrong.

There is something in that set I might attempt to do by printing on inkjet transparency, little silhouettes of crew members to glue onto the insides of the windows.

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 10, 2014, 08:50:14 AM
Lighting has been a pain, lots of installing, not liking the look, ripping it out and trying something different....

Had bought some thin sheet styrene to use as light diffusers for certain areas, glad I bought a big pack because I'm using way more than I thought I would.

Finally have something that I think I'll be happy with.

More picts:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 10, 2014, 08:58:51 AM
lookin good
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 10, 2014, 11:09:29 PM
Those sets of 3 lights on the bottom of the saucer were driving me crazy, just no way to get enough light to them using what comes in the lighting kit.  So, ended up taking some LEDs off a spare strip and adding extra light just for those things.

So, I think I'm pretty close to closing up the saucer section, pretty scary.... :speechless:
The scary part is going to be filling and painting the seam without messing up the windows next to it....

Final configuration of the bottom saucer (hopefully) and slightly redone impulse engines:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 11, 2014, 08:15:06 AM
Well, dont close anything up until you are 100% sure you ready to.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 12, 2014, 06:55:43 PM
After taping it together and running the lights for a few hours I bit the bullet and glued the saucer together.
The seam is being a pain, doesn't help that there are all those darn windows right up next to it that need to be masked off while working on the seam...

Did get the neck glued up and those seams were easy to deal with, need a magnifying glass to see them now...

Painting the nacelles and struts, still deciding on what colors to use on the accents that attach to the nacelles.  I think I'm going to go with the color scheme in this shot from filming the effects for Space Seed:

(http://whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Picture-78.png)
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Post by: goflyblind on March 12, 2014, 07:46:18 PM
0_o

amazeballs.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 13, 2014, 12:24:01 PM
Now if they could make a Battlestar Galactica and Imperial cruiser based on this scale..

Hey RVR, there's a guy out there that makes a kit to build a 3 foot long Galactica.
It's made from resin so weighs something like 16 pounds.
Google Mike Salzo...

(http://jerseyfestfair.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Salzo-Galactica.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 13, 2014, 03:17:35 PM
Some quick and dirty images of what I have done so far.
The neck and saucer are not glued yet, nor is the impulse engine bump.

Ignore the color, the flash on the little point and shoot really makes it look blue, it is more grey in room light.

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Post by: Sideswipe on March 13, 2014, 05:03:07 PM
I like what I am seeing.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 13, 2014, 10:02:39 PM
Wow, nice work on that saucer. Can't even see the join line.

There are a few small areas that will need a little bit more work, but it did come out way better than I thought I could do it.  And didn't mess up any of the windows.  Yet.....

Was going to work on the shuttle bay tonight but figured I'd do something easy and work on the nacelles.  They are looking pretty good in record time...
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 14, 2014, 06:54:56 PM
Huh, the post I thought I made a few hours ago doesn't seem to have gone through, maybe I hit preview instead of post...

Made a brass adapter to connect the model to the lamp stand I'm going to use.
And got the nacelles 95% done.

Dry fit everything I've done so far, getting closer.
Now to start on the pesky shuttle bay and tiny shuttle.  From what I've read pretty much everyone has problems getting the bay into the model and being able to close up the hull.

Lots of pictures:
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 14, 2014, 08:28:12 PM
Those bussard collectors are the bees knees!
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Post by: LucasM on March 15, 2014, 11:38:29 AM
That is looking truly awesome. :clap:
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 15, 2014, 05:29:47 PM
I guess I have to start the shuttle bay sometime...

The tiny shuttle is going to be a pain, the nacelles are like toothpicks.

You know, the warp nacelles are freak'n huge, you don't realize that until you put them right next to something else for scale:

Huge picture, left it huge so people can see the details.

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 16, 2014, 10:29:30 AM
I'm gonna get you little shuttle!
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/littleshuttle.jpg)

There are little decals that go in it, that should be fun...

They give you the option to make it the Galileo or one other, going with Galileo.
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Post by: goflyblind on March 16, 2014, 10:33:10 AM
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/littleshuttle.jpg)

what does god need with a shuttlecraft?
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Post by: LucasM on March 16, 2014, 11:59:57 AM
You do have a jewelers loupe to see that while you work on it, don't you? :)  Yikes!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 16, 2014, 02:43:08 PM
You do have a jewelers loupe to see that while you work on it, don't you? :)  Yikes!
2X reading glasses and a magnifying glass on a stand.

(the dark gray areas still need to be painted light gray)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/workingsmall.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 16, 2014, 08:56:14 PM
Shuttle came out pretty well, it should be slightly more off white but I wanted it to stand out more in the bay.  With the dim LED lighting of the model I'm sure it will look fine.

I think this is the position I'll glue the shuttle down.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/shuttleonpad.jpg)

Quarter to provide scale, just for you, LucasM.  ;D
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Post by: LucasM on March 16, 2014, 09:43:35 PM
For such a tiny thing, that looks superb!

[And thanks for the frame of reference. ;D]
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 16, 2014, 09:51:51 PM
I looked all over but I didn't have a dime anywhere.
So couldn't set you up for a turn on a dime pun...
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 18, 2014, 09:08:06 AM
Shuttle bay is probably as good as I can make it.
I think if it try any more touch ups I'll end up making it worse.
Next step will be attaching all the LEDs and still be able to fit it in that space....

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/shuttlebaydryfit.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 19, 2014, 09:30:33 PM
The lighting for the shuttle bay has been a struggle.
After many different setups I had to do some micro soldering and build some custom lights.

So, after much swearing holding back from smashing the thing to pieces, this is the final lighting configuration:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/baylightingfinal.jpg)

Have to do some more painting on the inside of the secondary hull for light blocking, then paint the outside, then install the lights and windows in the body of the secondary hull, then put that together and work on the seams, then some tricky bits to build and paint around the hangar bay doors, then it will be close to ready for final assembly.....
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Post by: RoninFox on March 20, 2014, 04:06:04 AM
That's always how I figured the wiring of the real Enterprise looked, considering how Scotty would tinker.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 20, 2014, 04:46:33 PM
Had to put an extra resistor in to tone down the new lights on the shuttle bay.

I guess all the aggravation was worth it, although macro pictures make the paint job look much worse than with the naked eye.

5 second exposures using my macro lens stopped down all the way to get max depth of field, then brightened up in post:
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Post by: goflyblind on March 20, 2014, 05:04:01 PM
Had to put an extra resistor in to tone down the new lights on the shuttle bay.

shuttle bays are well-known for their romantic lighting. ;)
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 20, 2014, 05:09:08 PM
Hell yeah, pop open the bay doors and it would be a great spot for a picnic.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 20, 2014, 05:51:41 PM
Hell yeah, pop open the bay doors and it would be a great spot for a picnic.

Every time I see pictures of TOS models where people have put crew walking around the bay I can't help but think: "but the bay doors are open, all those people are going to suffocate!".

Because, you know, they didn't have force fields to hold back air until I think the Enterprise B.

Or this model is making me a bit crazy.

Yeah, probably that second one....
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 20, 2014, 06:07:11 PM
The Motion Picture Enterprise refit clearly had force fields in place since you can see the doors open in the scene when Kirk arrives on board.  They had defensive shields in TOS, I dont see why they couldn't have had the similar fields in place for the shuttle bay.
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 21, 2014, 05:21:19 AM
Its connected to the shuttle bay, you can see the doors are open.
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 21, 2014, 05:24:18 AM
(http://showcase.netins.net/web/marc111creations/PL_Enterprise_Refit_WIP_1_files/ShuttlebayCeiling-1.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 21, 2014, 09:47:18 AM
In that picture, I'd say that rectangular opening might have a normal strong force field.  And that is probably the first look we get of a field holding back air, even though it should have been possible all along, a field able to stop a person should be able to stop air...  The A refit had that crazy shuttle bay that had the 3 sections, so it would make sense to have separate fields for each one.  Still, we never see a shuttle go through a field until next gen.

Polar Lights has a 1/350 model of the A refit, that model has that entire crazy bay and the decks behind the large windows.  That model really requires serious micro painting skills.   They also have a 1/350 NX-01, that is tempting, it is my next favorite ship after the original big E, but I don't know what I'm going to do with the one I'm building now, certainly don't have room for another one...
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 21, 2014, 12:15:12 PM
Thats interesting you say that.  Ive heard the NX-01 is a lot of peoples least favorites.  One reason is that it looks a lot like an inverted Akira class.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 22, 2014, 12:50:39 AM
I guess I must have seen Akira class ships during DS9 but I don't remember them.  I've always thought the NX-01 looked like it fit it's time period perfectly.

Ended up making my own shuttle bay doors, painstakingly slow cutting of the piece you use for closed doors.  The open door piece was too thin, and had the doors open right to the apex, so no support for the part that is supposed to go on top.  Nice thing about doing it is I have a part that fits into the opening, with a little extra plastic glued onto the back of it to make it stand on it's own I can have closed or open doors.
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/baydoors.jpg)

Got the light leaks under control, first coat of paint went on the secondary hull parts tonight.

Still not sure what to do about the "ring" at the front of the secondary hull, most studio pictures show it as the same color as the nacelle highlights, a dark gray, but that seems too dark to me for that ring....

This is the area I'm talking about:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/darkring.jpg)

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 22, 2014, 11:13:01 PM
Got my bussard collector wiring figured out, thinking of putting a 3 way switch in the stand instead of a separate switch for the motors, one position will feed 12V only to the lighting system, the other position will feed to both the lights and the motors.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bussardwiring.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 23, 2014, 09:11:28 PM
Thinking of doing something special for the pylon grills, this is a test with some cat5 wire behind them:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/pylongrilltest.jpg)

I can get styrene rod that same diameter at the hobby shop, I think evenly spaced and painted light gray they might look pretty cool behind the grills.  Got to do at least one little thing to "personalize" my model...
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 25, 2014, 10:16:51 AM
5 little lights in the fantail are taking days to get right, gone through several experiments I didn't like so far.

This is what I have at the moment:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/fantaillights3.jpg)

Those are bits of colored plastic stuck into drilled out holes in the opaque plastic part, I like the look of the light coming through them but they don't look the best in normal room light.  So, I'm painting the clear part that comes with the lighting kit and will see how that goes, then decide what to use permanently...
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 25, 2014, 10:33:07 AM
Thats a good look, it kind of reminds me of an aircraft carrier.
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Post by: mearnest on March 25, 2014, 01:39:09 PM
That's looking amazing.  I recently built the Enterprise Space Seed kit but would love to tackle that large scale kit.  Sadly, limited space currently forbids it.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 25, 2014, 10:50:04 PM
Got the secondary hull glued together and putty in the seams.

So, probably tomorrow I'll have to decide between these to options for the fantail:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/fantailchoices.jpg)

Leaning towards the one on the left, it looks better in the dark, it's the one in the previous picture I posted...  The one on the right does look a bit better in normal room light.  Choices, choices....
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 25, 2014, 10:56:01 PM
That's looking amazing.  I recently built the Enterprise Space Seed kit but would love to tackle that large scale kit.  Sadly, limited space currently forbids it.

I picked up one of those a while back, it's what made me want the big lighted one, I didn't do much with it as far as painting, just the highlights and decals.  And the seams are pretty bad.   I do want to paint the little Botany Bay, don't know why they made it in red plastic.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 27, 2014, 07:24:44 PM
Had to get some copper paint for the deflector dish, so also picked up some styrene rod to put behind the pylon grills, but not sure the look will be worth all the work it will take to put them in:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/pylongrillswithstyrenerod.jpg)

Going to try a few different spacings to see if some look better than others, and maybe painting the background black will help them stand out.

Found a little push on, push off switch that I can mount next to the support rod, with a little hole drilled in the bottom of the model I'll be able to turn the bussard collector motors on and off with a paper clip.

Might have the fantail done enough tonight to get some pictures.

Oh, and something had to go wrong, after gluing the secondary hull together all the lights were working, after a day of working on the seams one side of my custom bay lights went out.  Oh well, at least the other side is on, and one side lights up the top enough to light up the bay and the little red and green outside lights.  It just looks wierd if you look in from below and see the top of the bay with one side much brighter than the other.
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Post by: LucasM on March 27, 2014, 07:48:03 PM
A shame about the lights going out on half after being solidified together. :(
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 27, 2014, 11:14:55 PM
Yeah, I thought that side didn't look as bright, should have replaced them the moment I thought that.  It really doesn't hurt the look, only noticeable if you put your eye right up to the bay doors and look at the roof of the bay.

Looks like 3 is the magic number for the pipes I'm adding, 3 pipes spaced 3mm apart:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/3isit.jpg)

I'm working on some other pictures I took of the finished fantail, will post those if I get them done tonight.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 27, 2014, 11:41:00 PM
Big pictures of the stern:
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 28, 2014, 10:23:48 PM
This evenings saga was electrifying...

Realized the hole for the switch in the lamp stand was way too close to the top, so any switch I put in would prevent the rod that holds the model from going all the way in...  So, fairly simple solution, flip that section of the stand around, that puts the switch a bit low but not that bad, it's about half way up the stand.

Then went to add the connectors so I can remove the model from the stand, the gap between the printed circuit board and the area where the wire comes into the model was way too small for anything but really thin wire.  So had to really carefully get an exacto blade in there to cut a notch for the wire.

Then the wire I used was a little too fat and the solder joints at the connector were too big to avoid shorting out inside the tube.  So out with that wire in with different wire...

Once that was all done I got brave and glued the saucer section to the secondary hull.  Scary stuff....

Lots more pictures:

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 29, 2014, 10:59:47 AM
Rainy crappy weather, so an inside day for building....

Pylons dry fit to test the look of the pipes, I was thinking of adding extra pipes or half pipes (it's crazy the tiny stuff you can buy at the hobby shop, made for model railroad nuts enthusiasts) on the edges, but I think they would blend in with the hull color and ruin the look of the middle pipes.

Still going back and forth on the color for the sides of the impulse engines, hull color or dark grey?  The flat area will remain the color it is now, but I'm really stuck deciding what to do about the sides.  That part of the studio model changed quite often during the run of the show, so it really is a matter of taste...

As usual, big pictures:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: LucasM on March 29, 2014, 11:20:27 AM
Rainy crappy weather, so an inside day for building....

Pylons dry fit to test the look of the pipes, I was thinking of adding extra pipes or half pipes....

Were there really that many skateboarders on the Enterprise?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 29, 2014, 11:40:04 AM
Rainy crappy weather, so an inside day for building....

Pylons dry fit to test the look of the pipes, I was thinking of adding extra pipes or half pipes....

Were there really that many skateboarders on the Enterprise?

Well, there was a bowling alley in the fantail according to some of the blueprints, so anything is possible.  ;D
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 29, 2014, 11:51:04 PM
I forgot about Riley mentioning the bowling alley.  In the 1973 blueprints it's full size with like 10 lanes and seating for 60, bowling must make a huge comeback in the future...

Well, almost done.  I had put string in to pull the wires for the nacelles through the pylons, didn't go as well as I planned, the string got in with the mess of wires in there already.  So, with the pylons already glued to the secondary hull I had to tie the string to the wire, push the wire down the pylon until I could see it and the string, then use a piece of wire with a hook bent onto the end to pull the string straight out through the web of wires, then use the string to pull the bussard collector wire out.

The long decal on the port side nacelle wouldn't move after putting it down, so it's slightly lower than it should be.  The other side went on fine and I could make small adjustments...

Glad I put the switch in to turn off the bussard motors, they are really loud, I put some foam in around them but it didn't help much to tone them down.

Took some video but it came out terrible, I'll see if nero can clean it up.  Thought it was because there wasn't enough light but even re-shooting with more  the video looks bad.  I'll have to see if there are some settings that have reset or changed, it's like there's too much compression or something making the video blotchy.

So it's all together, just some seam work left on the connections to the secondary hull, and a lot more decals, and the nacelles are not glued yet.  That will be last, it will have to sit upside down for a few days so the nacelles stay straight.


But it isn't going to look much different than this:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/almostdone.jpg)
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Post by: LucasM on March 30, 2014, 02:54:12 AM
Looks really nice! :clap:
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 30, 2014, 12:35:38 PM
For those into Hollywood collectables, including a big David Hasslehoff model...
http://www.avclub.com/article/buy-lifelike-model-david-hasselhoff-or-other-insan-202797
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 30, 2014, 08:45:06 PM
All the bottom decals are done, went on fairly easily, took a while to figure out exactly where to put those red lines on the saucer.  With them on it's a little easier to spot the error with the 3 round lights on each side, but not unless you really know what to look for...

She's starting to look like the Enterprise:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bottomdecals1.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/bottomdecals2.jpg)

The decals on the nacelles have to go on before you put them on the pylons, since they go under the edges of the pylons, so that is one place I won't be able to fill, sand, and paint after gluing.

Still working on the bottom pylon seams so no more decals until that is done.  The giant registry number decal on the top of the saucer should be fun, hope it doesn't stick before I can get it in exactly the right place.  I'm hoping I can get enough water down first so it can float for a while, but it's a lot of area to cover...
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Post by: Bob on March 31, 2014, 01:51:48 AM
You must dust that very carefully in the future
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 31, 2014, 09:26:29 AM
It's a very sturdy model, so I won't have to be too careful dusting.  ;D
If I leave the bay doors insert in place no dust should get in there.
But I'll probably need to use canned air to clean out those rings behind the deflector dish once in a while...
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Post by: The Lurker on April 02, 2014, 05:39:10 PM
Car charger
(http://i.imgur.com/KJpfNRN.gif)
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1ba1/?cpg=cj&ref&CJURL&CJID=3313542 (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1ba1/?cpg=cj&ref&CJURL&CJID=3313542)
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 02, 2014, 08:49:32 PM
There are always a couple Think Geek April Fools projects that get made into reality and I SOOO hope this is one of them. :^)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 02, 2014, 10:24:06 PM
They obviously made a prototype (and a nicely made one), what they plugged in was a real working device.
Question is does it need to be licensed, and would it be easy to mass produce?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 03, 2014, 10:39:05 PM
Decals are slowly going on, the little distance markers took a while to figure out where to place them properly, many drawings have them incorrectly positioned.  Found a picture from shooting Space Seed that showed them as they were originally so tried to match that as closely as possible given the lens distortions:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/3markerdecals.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/markerdecallines.jpg)

Learned some interesting stuff about those markers, they were not supposed to be on the shooting model, they were in some plans from an early design and the company making the model mixed them up and put them as markers on the final build.  Roddenberry liked the look so kept them.  That explains why the numbers are meaningless, the first mark is 102, if it were meters or yards from the front of the ship it should be just behind the deflector dish.  If you extrapolate it puts zero about where the wood "barrel" ends and the cylinders behind the deflector dish begin, so they were probably just in there for design measurements.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 04, 2014, 06:13:46 PM
Taking a break from decals to have some fun.

Now departing, shuttle craft Galileo:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/shuttledeparting1.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/shuttledeparting2.jpg)


Guess how it was done?  Hint: very little photoshopping required.

Think I'm done with the areas around the bases of the pylons, so those tiny decals can go on.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 04, 2014, 06:50:23 PM
Bit of stiffened bristle?

Close, 80 gauge wire, that little shuttle is so light even wire that thin can support it.  And with the copper wire being flexible it's possible to put the shuttle in different positions.  I have a set of drill bits from 60 to 80 gauge, so easy to drill the holes for the wire.

I think if I paint the wire the same grey as the inside of the bay it will be hardly visible even looking right at it...

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/shuttlewire.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 04, 2014, 10:19:01 PM
Really hard to paint a wire that small, but I'm really liking this look:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/moreshuttleonawire.jpg)

And I made a tractor beam to use as a push rod for my nacelle motors switch, not sure what color to paint it.  What color would a tractor beam be?

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/tractorbeam.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 06, 2014, 12:00:24 AM
Big name and number decals are on, now she says enterprise.  ;D

Pretty much done, just have to glue the nacelles sometime this week, even without glue they look pretty good, just a slight droop.

Some big pictures:
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Post by: LucasM on April 06, 2014, 02:19:36 AM
That looks really fuckin' sweet!  Just beautiful.  Nice job. :clap:


And I made a tractor beam to use as a push rod for my nacelle motors switch, not sure what color to paint it.  What color would a tractor beam be?

Well . . .
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Post by: Sideswipe on April 06, 2014, 09:10:21 AM
Nice job.  The old girl looks like shes ready for warp speed.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 06, 2014, 09:13:48 AM
That looks really fuckin' sweet!  Just beautiful.  Nice job. :clap:


And I made a tractor beam to use as a push rod for my nacelle motors switch, not sure what color to paint it.  What color would a tractor beam be?

Well . . .
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I don't know, looking through pages on google image search shows lots of reds and yellows, with a few blues.

But I painted it the same grey as the most of the interior of the ship was painted.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 06, 2014, 09:39:41 AM
Tried taking some video of it last night but the 3 cameras I have all suck in low light, and the grey hull doesn't help.
It does look way more cool when you can see the blinking lights and the bussard collectors spinning.

If you search YouTube for "polar lights 1/350 TOS enterprise" there are some good videos of the model.  And lots of insane builds, I've probably put about 300 hours into mine but from what I've seen a lot of people have put way more into theirs, probably 2 or 3 times what I did.  Crazy detailed bridge and shuttle bay builds.  One guy even took that tiny shuttle, opened up the door and windows and put a light inside it.

I hate that the decal on the port side nacelle stuck on so quick and wouldn't let me move it, so it's a little low.  Of course that was the non-shooting side of the model so I can think of it that way, that side of most parts of the 11 foot model had wires and other stuff stuck on with gaffers tape and was not finished or lit.
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Post by: RVR II on April 06, 2014, 09:58:20 AM
Now it's time to make some Star Trek YouTube videos Marty model style 8)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 06, 2014, 10:30:45 AM
Now it's time to make some Star Trek YouTube videos Marty model style 8)

I have been looking to get a good video camera for many years, maybe this is the time. 
If I add enough light for the ones I have to work indoors you can't see all the cool lighting in the model.
Or get a new SLR, I've seen news guys using some of those for their on air video work, that would be more expensive but more useful.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 07, 2014, 06:43:51 PM
Tried taking some more video with my point and shoot camera, after adjusting some settings and bringing in a few hundred watts of lights I got some video that was somewhat acceptable, at least it gives you an idea of what it looks like in action:

http://www.youtube.com/v/cGMxG5GrLJo

Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 09, 2014, 12:17:50 PM
I think I'm finally done with it, nacelles are glued on, clear coat applied to make the decals look like paint.

Probably the last batch of pictures:
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Post by: BathTub on April 09, 2014, 02:10:30 PM
It really looks quite amazing. Great work.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 09, 2014, 03:02:12 PM
It really looks quite amazing. Great work.

Thanks, I spent way more hours and money than I thought I would on it (supplies at the hobby shop ended up costing almost as much as the model kits), but I've wanted a really nice model of the Enterprise since the early 70s when I built a lot of Star Trek models as a little kid.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Variety of Cells on April 09, 2014, 03:10:41 PM
... after adjusting some settings and bringing in a few hundred watts of lights I got some video that was somewhat acceptable...

:D This is great.  I spend all day setting up and using lights that use 1,000 watts on the small end, and 18,000 watts on the big end.  So to hear you say 'a few hundred watts' as if it's a huge amount of light makes me smile.

Looks great though!  I admire the patience and dexterity that went into it.  Very cool.
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Post by: Malt on April 10, 2014, 01:33:58 AM
Awesome model!
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Post by: Malt on April 10, 2014, 01:35:37 AM
... after adjusting some settings and bringing in a few hundred watts of lights I got some video that was somewhat acceptable...

:D This is great.  I spend all day setting up and using lights that use 1,000 watts on the small end, and 18,000 watts on the big end.  So to hear you say 'a few hundred watts' as if it's a huge amount of light makes me smile.

Looks great though!  I admire the patience and dexterity that went into it.  Very cool.

You're a lighting guy for film/television? That's my guess.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Variety of Cells on April 10, 2014, 06:07:52 AM
No, he works at Lowe's in the home lighting department.

Yeup.  Our new 18,000 watt HMI ceiling fan will make you feel like you're being abducted by an alien saucer every time you turn it on. 

Generator not included.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Variety of Cells on April 10, 2014, 07:23:21 AM
... after adjusting some settings and bringing in a few hundred watts of lights I got some video that was somewhat acceptable...

:D This is great.  I spend all day setting up and using lights that use 1,000 watts on the small end, and 18,000 watts on the big end.  So to hear you say 'a few hundred watts' as if it's a huge amount of light makes me smile.

Looks great though!  I admire the patience and dexterity that went into it.  Very cool.

You're a lighting guy for film/television? That's my guess.

You're correct.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 12, 2014, 09:26:51 AM
After reading some posts on the hobbytalk forum I had an idea to make the bussard motors more quiet.
It worked way better than I thought it would, there is still some noise so I won't be running the motors that much, but now they are quiet enough to be drowned out by the radio.

I noticed the motors themselves were very quiet, but when installed the vibration was causing the model to act like a sounding board and noise would come from all over the ship.  So I made some parts to be able to attach the motor with rubber tubing, so much less vibration is transferred to the model.

Pictures of the adapter:
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Video showing the big drop in noise level:

http://www.youtube.com/v/j4hij8Gdyr8
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on April 12, 2014, 11:41:27 AM
Wow, that is an incredible drop!  Excellent.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on April 13, 2014, 12:06:58 PM
I know there are many here who will enjoy this.

Now available for pre-order.  $6,999.00 plus shipping.
(http://www.sideshowtoy.com/assets/products/400072-han-solo-in-carbonite/lg/400072-han-solo-in-carbonite-009.jpg) (http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-han-solo-in-carbonite-sideshow-collectibles-400072/)
[picture is link]

(I love the fact that they have to post "model shown for scale"... since obviously a number of people would expect that she would come with it. ::))
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2014, 12:16:27 PM
Doesn't somebody have the original prop and his door? I thought I heard it was either Harrison Ford or George Lucas, but I can't remember.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: goflyblind on April 13, 2014, 01:10:29 PM
(I love the fact that they have to post "model shown for scale"... since obviously a number of people would expect that she would come with it. ::))

https://www.youtube.com/v/89hkmQKx9p4
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 14, 2014, 12:49:23 PM
I wonder if the $7000 price tag for Han in Carbonite includes shipping?  ;D

I guess if you can afford $7000 you can afford an extra few hundred for shipping....
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on April 16, 2014, 06:32:46 PM
(I love the fact that they have to post "model shown for scale"... since obviously a number of people would expect that she would come with it. ::))

https://www.youtube.com/v/89hkmQKx9p4
Beat me to it.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 18, 2014, 08:25:07 PM
Being completely insane I bought one of the few Diamond Select toy Enterprise models that went on say at Amazon for $45 and ripped out the electronics, put the electronics in a box and mounted it on the stand for my big model.

Pressing the Enterprise patch activates the sounds and lights.  Switch on the side puts it in demo mode so you can hear Kirk call for battle stations (in the actual model that switch is behind the battery door that you need a screwdriver to open, kind of stupid).  Added a little door with electrical tape hinge for the big model spare parts.  LEDs on the sides of the Star Trek logo are the ones from the bussard collectors.  On the sides I put some of the left over clear plastic parts from the big model with the red and green navigational blinkers inside lighting them up.

I'll probably build a nicer box in the future but for now this will do:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/soundeffectsbox.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/soundeffectsbox2.jpg)

As for the Diamond Select toy, I didn't do too much damage taking it apart so I managed to put it all back together, filled in the damage with putty and gave the entire thing a base coat of paint.  Someday I might make it into the Constellation with all the damage done by the doomsday machine...

I'm really glad I never bought one of those toys at full price, not very good quality.  Odd since their communicator, phaser, and tricorder are pretty well made.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 18, 2014, 08:53:34 PM
Funny that you say that; my only Star Trek ship is one of those DST Enterprises. :)

I'm guessing you got the older TOS version?

It seems the quality really dropped off, over at the hobbytalk forum people that got the same one I got (the HD re-issue) said it was bad, but people that got the older TOS version said it was a nice model.   The one I got had some warped plastic, uneven printing, bad gluing in spots.  If I paid full price and wasn't going to tear it apart I would not have been happy with it.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 19, 2014, 08:41:39 PM
Yeah, I got the original one before the "HD".  The only thing I don't like about it is that it kind of falls off the stand.

To make that ball joint more "stiff" people say to put future floor polish on it.  That stuff gets used by a lot of people that build models, I haven't tried it on anything but it is used as a clear coat and a weak glue.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 21, 2014, 07:04:17 PM
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/19fe/ (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/19fe/)
Han Solo in carbonite rug.

(http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/zoom/19fe_han_solo_rugs.jpg)
(http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/additional/large/19fe_han_solo_rugs_in_use.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 21, 2014, 07:27:49 PM
Not sure I like the image quality on that rug, but this measuring cup set is pretty darn tempting:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/11be/

(http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/zoom/11be_sw_r2d2_measuring_cup_set.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 22, 2014, 07:28:44 PM
Still building models, as hobbies go it's not super expensive and does kill a lot of time.

2 little ships to go with my giant one:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/littleenemies..jpg)

The Romulan ship is about ready for decals, the Klingon needs some more painting.  The little Enterprise in the kit is going to take a while to do the micro painting on...

Oh, and I am still slowly converting that toy Enterprise I tore the electronics out of into the constellation, finally made some inkjet decals that work, it takes a while, the the ink has to be very dry, then spray a special sealer on and let that dry, then you can use the decals.

Test image, those will be removed so I wasn't real careful with placement, just testing for size and look:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/constellationdecaltest1.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 25, 2014, 04:34:11 PM
This is the worst model in the kit of 3 little TOS ships, bad seams, bad alignments, weird huge windows that had to be sanded off.   Since I got the kit for the other 2 ships I should have just shelved this one, but couldn't resist trying to make it passable, and it did kill at least 8 hours over the last several days:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/littleE.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 27, 2014, 10:03:53 PM
Done with my tiny Star Trek models.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/TOScadetseries1.jpg)
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Post by: LucasM on May 27, 2014, 10:38:17 PM
Those are pretty incredible for their size.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 28, 2014, 12:09:04 AM
Those are pretty incredible for their size.
The Klingon D7 is really impressive for such a small model.  They did a nice job getting detail on that.  I've got a 1:1000 kit for that but now I'm in no hurry to build it.

There is a 1:1000 Reliant coming out soon, with that and the 1:1000 Space Seed kit it will be possible to build all the ships Khan took over in the same scale.  Maybe do the 1:1000 refit (first 3 movies) next, or start really working on getting the Constellation fixed up nice and then tear it up with damage from The Doomsday Machine...

Woot had a big sale on Star Trek models last week, picked up the 1:350 NX-01.  Not sure when I'll mess with that but $50 was too good a deal to pass up, they had the big E model I just finished for $80, $40 less than what I paid 3 months ago.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 07, 2014, 07:44:21 PM
Got the Constellation all pretty, now starting to rip it up...
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Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: goflyblind on June 07, 2014, 08:37:38 PM
that's awesome.


though, it needs a few redshirts floating out of the wreckage. ;)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 08, 2014, 01:30:22 AM
though, it needs a few redshirts floating out of the wreckage. ;)

I am NOT doing that....

That picture is only the first step, it's going to take a lot more work to thin the edges of the damaged areas so they look true to scale, and then add stuff inside to look like decks and walls. 

I have the idea of imbedding bits of clear plastic into the saucer to simulate damage from the bussard collectors exploding.  Not sure I'm going to pull that off, although the test with a big chunk taking out the bridge seems to look OK (in the episode they say the bridge is uninhabitable).

Realistic damage to the bussard collectors and the rest of the nacelles is going to be even harder.  We'll see how that goes.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on June 08, 2014, 05:15:50 AM
You pretty much need to melt the bussard colletors right off.  They were all burned away in the episode.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: NRRork on June 08, 2014, 09:23:26 AM
I remember these were super popular when I was a little, because in the late 80s, there was a word for people who didn't love Pee-Wee. That word was COMMUNIST.

But damn, now that I see what the dolls look like: SEND IT BACK TO HELL!!!!!

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130712014543/peewee/images/f/f5/Peeweetalkingdoll.jpg)

Turns out he doesn't need to say the secret word to get us to scream after all.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on June 08, 2014, 09:52:45 AM

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130712014543/peewee/images/f/f5/Peeweetalkingdoll.jpg)
It looks like he has a swelled up lip. Was there a scene where someone punched him in the mouth?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 08, 2014, 10:32:39 AM
You pretty much need to melt the bussard colletors right off.  They were all burned away in the episode.

I'm going for something between what was done originally and the remastered CGI stuff.  That's why the nacelles are going to be hard to do.  Melted plastic doesn't look like realistic damage.  So it's going to be lots of careful cutting away.  The original modified off the shelf model used wasn't much bigger than the one I'm using, on a small grainy TV screen it doesn't look bad, clearer and larger the saucer still looks OK but the nacelle damage does not, especially where you could tell they simply melted the plastic model.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on June 08, 2014, 11:33:15 AM
Yeah, I didnt mean to literally melt the model.  It was a figurative melting.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on June 08, 2014, 11:59:57 AM
Yeah, I didnt mean to literally melt the model.  It was a figurative melting.
Just melt it emotionally.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 08, 2014, 12:16:52 PM
Yes, like I have done to many a young ladies hearts.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on June 27, 2014, 10:43:52 AM
Figured I should put this here, as well as the individual thread for it in the 'Movies' area (so people are more likely to see it somewhere).

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/fundanything/uploads/redactor/9448b5e2fb150096e261c6206f7b7a6d75975ed1/4c8cb1ca-470e-4470-9801-a98d908c0960_c8bc7c8e8300ebd9ddc656bc19a41ba0e78cb588.jpg) (http://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/ray-harryhausen-master-of-the-majicks-3-volume-boxed-set)

For those who missed this set (or any part of it) before: Ernest Farino is having a VERY limited second edition (only 1000 additional copies of each volume: 500 box sets of the three, 500 individual books).

Information is HERE (http://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/ray-harryhausen-master-of-the-majicks-3-volume-boxed-set).

And if you did manage to snag the 1st edition set as they came out, you can get a custom slipcase for them also, through this ($50 to protect your investment).

$300 for a boxed set of the three is an incredible bargain.  Volume 2 - the first volume printed - currently goes for just shy of $2000 on eBay, the others not terribly far behind that.  So, basically, $300 v. >$5000 for the three.

Unlike Kickstarter, this crowdfunding program - for these books - are charged immediately, NOT at the conclusion of the funding timeframe.  For that reason it is more like a prepaid pre-order than it is like typical (Kickstarter) crowd funding.

So: be ready for the expense right when you 'pledge', there's not a delay.

But, with it only being active for six days out of 30, and already being nearly at the 1/2-way-funded point (i.e. 'almost 1/2 sold out already'): like Liam Neeson said in Taken: "Hurry!  There's no time!" ;D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 27, 2014, 11:03:26 AM
I was recently informed that the series 2 of the Kidrobot Futurama figures were in stores. Bought two yesterday, and one of them was the Donbot chase figure. Score!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 03, 2014, 11:35:41 PM
http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/BTGAXBeYDcM
Complete 120 episodes of the 1966 Batman TV series on Blu-ray, in November.

Not sure if I'll get it or not.  I loved it as a kid, but it did so much to cripple the quality of superhero movies for about 50 years, as they were mostly treated as camp by Hollywood thanks to this.  Whether I get it may depend on the price point.

[Cross-posted to The Blu-ray Thread.]
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RoninFox on July 04, 2014, 06:44:37 AM
'66 Batman crippled nothing. Name one good superhero movie that was out before it. Without that series the Batman comic would have been cancelled, the character would have faded into obscurity, and the superhero genre might never have recovered.  Sure it took time afterward for superheroes to be seen in a serious light, but anyone who'd seen the movie serials like the ones Rifftrax has been releasing of Batman can see that's nothing new. The Adam West series just took all the crap from those serials and made them legitimately funny and entertaining for all ages.

I'm gonna buy the hell out of that box set.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 04, 2014, 11:06:06 AM
I didn't say "good" before it, I said:
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cripple the quality of superhero movies for about 50 years, as they were mostly treated as camp by Hollywood thanks to this
That means: they were then treated as a joke, not seriously.

Concurrent with Batman was a TV show that took superheroes seriously, and was fairly good for the time, The Green Hornet.  Was it as successful as the primary-color camp Batman?  No.  But it existed.  Possibly the reason it didn't last longer was because people compared it to Batman and didn't give it a chance.

But how about the 50s era Superman TV show?  Seems that was pretty successful taking the character seriously... six seasons successful, actually.

But because of the Batman TV series precedent, the '70s/'80s Christopher Reeve Superman film series quickly deteriorated into camp, from a good start (and even better second film).

And the previous serials and such were serious (which was my point), they just didn't happen to be good (your argument against what I wrote).

Comic books as a whole were not treated with respect in film before, generally a crappy director's short-hand way of saying, "this adult is dumb," was to have them reading a comic book on-screen.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RoninFox on July 04, 2014, 12:58:24 PM
I didn't mean to upset you, but the importance of '66 Batman series is very often underplayed.  It may seem that the tone of the series might have had a "camp" effect on the genre as a whole, but that camp feel was very indicative of the comic industry already. 

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uIfJrH20X2Y/UUKMs__wF_I/AAAAAAAAL20/4pML0dD25P0/s400/batman-188.jpg)

This was the era of the comic book code, which created censorship standards so strict that it was nearly impossible to tell a "serious" story for fear of being accused of corrupting children.  The comic book industry wouldn't start to get serious again for a couple decades, and then we started getting more serious comic book movies too.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 04, 2014, 02:44:50 PM
I didn't mean to upset you, but the importance of '66 Batman series is very often underplayed.  It may seem that the tone of the series might have had a "camp" effect on the genre as a whole, but that camp feel was very indicative of the comic industry already. 

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uIfJrH20X2Y/UUKMs__wF_I/AAAAAAAAL20/4pML0dD25P0/s400/batman-188.jpg)

This was the era of the comic book code, which created censorship standards so strict that it was nearly impossible to tell a "serious" story for fear of being accused of corrupting children.  The comic book industry wouldn't start to get serious again for a couple decades, and then we started getting more serious comic book movies too.

You didn't upset me, I did [we are always the cause of our emotions, regardless of whether it is conscious or not].  I had just woken up and was in more pain than usual from sleeping wrong, so was already physically irritated, so it took less for my emotions to 'fall in line' with that irritation.  But I was mostly frustrated that I expressed a limited opinion on a topic that does not lend itself to concise 'causal' descriptions.  I would have been better off not saying anything in the condition I've been in lately  ["lately" being relative: we are talking about roughly since May of last year, with a particular down-turn in October, followed by further ones early this year].

I understand the history of comics.  Yes: DC was known for silly superhero stuff (especially the Batman and Superman stories in the '50s).  Marvel started something different.  Though deliberately funny at times (Ben and Johnny's fighting), it was mainly S-F in costume.  But it was serious.  [A superhero's surrogate father dying because the superhero had previously been a selfish douche?  Not silly at all.  A Jekyl/Hyde scientist hunted by the military and persecuting after an accident while the scientist was saving a civilian's life - being punished for doing something selfless?  Not silly at all ((though derivative of the start of The Amazing Colossal Man)).]

I do think that the '60s Batman TV series did SOME good: it was not until that time that an adult could talk about a superhero without being thought an idiot (partly thanks to the prior depictions of comic-readers in non-superhero movies that I mentioned in the previous post).  The flipside to Two-Face's coin there, however, is that the adult had to be denigrating and laughing AT the superhero concepts as being silly and contemptible, not discussing them intelligently.

But some of the fallout from that show was also that newspaper writers for any story on comics for the next 50 years, in the headline for their story, or the first line of their story, or the caption for the picture related to their story, would, invariably, have "*BAM!*  *BIFF!*  *POW!*".  This said, quite clearly, "none of this comic book stuff is to be taken seriously".  That was true even in stories that were very serious [e.g. "*BAM!*  *BIFF!*  *POW!*  Superhero comic sells for thousands of dollars!"- "Final *BAM!*  *BIFF!*  *POW!* Comic-creator X drew his last story [and died]"]  There are STILL occasionally hack writers that rely on the Batman-TV-style sound effects in their stories.  It seems only since maybe the first X-Men film did that really start to fade.  Yes, I know that sound effects are written out visually in comics, but the Batman TV series made them an easy way to demean an entire class of literature.

I think a few people may have gotten a clue when, late in the 20th century (possibly early in the 21st - that close to my head injuries my memory is often sketchy), Time magazine had 'Watchmen' listed as one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century.  Not 'comics', not 'graphic novels', not 'superhero stories', but, simply, 'one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century'.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on July 20, 2014, 08:52:59 PM
Sharknado Pop! vinyl figure! I so want one of these!

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FU4285#.U8yNUJVOU5s

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/FU4285lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on August 13, 2014, 01:40:31 PM
I thought of RoninFox when I saw this:

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/77823/win-freddy-makeup-appliances-signed-robert-englund-and-robert-kurtzman#axzz3AJ4m5D16
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RoninFox on August 13, 2014, 03:13:37 PM
I thought of RoninFox when I saw this:

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/77823/win-freddy-makeup-appliances-signed-robert-englund-and-robert-kurtzman#axzz3AJ4m5D16

If I had a few thousand dollars I didn't need, that WOULD be mine.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on September 02, 2014, 08:09:58 AM
Scored this cool cookie jar from a local Thrift store this morning.. 8)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/03/CokeJukebox_zpsb810a551.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/rvr2/media/03/CokeJukebox_zpsb810a551.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on September 02, 2014, 05:11:37 PM
Wouldn't that be a Cokeie Jar?


Nice, nevertheless.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on September 02, 2014, 05:59:09 PM
Only Two of these exist, and I have one of them.  The other is at Cyan headquarters.  And yes, that's a REAL towel!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on September 02, 2014, 06:10:36 PM
What is that supposed to be?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on September 02, 2014, 06:15:47 PM
It's a Yeesha symbol, from Uru (Myst online).  Uru was the first online game I played, way back when.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on September 02, 2014, 06:22:25 PM
Fascinating. 
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on September 02, 2014, 06:51:30 PM
Wouldn't that be a Cokeie Jar?
:rimshot:
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on September 17, 2014, 07:20:50 AM
(http://imageserver.moviepilot.com/0wknmti123-official-first-look-at-josh-brolin-as-thanos-in-guardians-of-the-galaxy.jpeg)

Does anybody make a version of Thanos' Space Chair?




Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on September 23, 2014, 10:00:51 AM
http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/69807/expensive-godzilla-collectible-ever-made/#axzz3E9uzxxl4

(http://www.dreadcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/gold_godzilla_figure.jpg)
1.5 Million Dollars
Solid Gold Godzilla Statue.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on October 07, 2014, 07:54:43 AM
https://www.etsy.com/listing/83619543/manos-hands-of-fate-matryoshka-dolls?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Manos: The Hands of Fate nesting dolls set

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5660297/il_570xN.277356693.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on October 07, 2014, 09:45:55 AM
$120 ???
The Master would Not be pleased :speechless:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on October 07, 2014, 01:06:44 PM
A plush Serenity to hug!  ;D

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0289/1534/products/QMx_SerenityPlush-3_1756X988.jpg) (http://qmxonline.com/products/firefly-serenity-plush)
Pic is link.  $39.95  "Coming soon."
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on October 09, 2014, 07:06:51 PM
Years ago I likely would've bought both of these without thinking twice.  Heck, might've even displayed them in my office, as I was developing quite the "head/brain/skull" art collection.  They're $24.99 and $29.99 respectively.  [Pics are links.]

(http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/221PT73_Steampunk-Skull.jpg) (http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/fantasy-dragons-item-listt-c-14_228/steampunk-skull-hand-painted-resin-stash-box-p-19737)

(http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/221PT82_Steampunk-Skull-Glasses-Holder.jpg) (http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/fantasy-dragons-item-listt-c-14_228/steampunk-skull-cold-cast-resin-glasses-holder-p-19746)

They have additional 'steampunk' things there (a hand, dragon, and more).  Do a search when you get to the site if interested.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on October 15, 2014, 04:44:21 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Science-Theater-Flask-D-129/dp/B00LNTZ9DA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413416552&sr=8-1&keywords=mystery+science+flask

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Rer2HkZ0L.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 15, 2014, 06:49:08 PM
Started on more little Star Trek Ships:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/cadet%20series%20ships.jpg)

The Refit Enterprise and the Reliant have decals that cover nearly every surface, going to be interesting (and most likely frustrating) to see how they go on.

Bit of a quandary if I should do the detail painting before or after the decals.  Less room for error after, but would be easier to fill into the decal boundaries after....
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on October 15, 2014, 07:09:55 PM
Nice looking models.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on October 18, 2014, 09:04:04 PM
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ef36/

(http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/frontsquare/ef36_geekdad_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 19, 2014, 01:54:48 AM
Finished my little Reliant, next on to the Enterprise refit.

Not super happy with how the decals went on, they were very easily broken even when using setting solutions, that combined with having to put them over molded details made the process pretty frustrating.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/reliant2500a.jpg)
More:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on October 19, 2014, 03:01:33 AM
Looks superb for something that tiny!  Great job!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 20, 2014, 06:34:25 PM

The decals for the refit Enterprise were even more frustrating than the ones for the Reliant, so that model looks pretty terrible close up, but not bad from a distance:

All the 1:2500 scale ships together:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/cadetships1.jpg)

More:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

With the TOS and refit Enterprises next to each other and small enough to take in at the same time, you really can't see any common parts.  So calling the early Movie Enterprise a refit is pretty bad, it's a completely new ship.  There was a refit designed by Jefferies for the Phase II TV series, there were plans made up and there's a guy that just built a model from those plans, that ship looks like a refit of the TOS Enterprise.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on October 21, 2014, 08:47:13 AM
Where did you get those kits? 
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RandyMistie on October 21, 2014, 08:54:05 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! Great stuff. I have several small trek models that I use to play "Star Fleet Battles" it's a very complicated board game that only super-geeks play...

But your models are perfect! Beautiful!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2014, 09:59:24 AM
Where did you get those kits?


The Motion Picture set:
http://smile.amazon.com/Round-Star-Trek-Motion-Pictures/dp/B008M6TQ8G/


The TOS set:
http://smile.amazon.com/2500-Star-Trek-Ship-Snap/dp/B00BN9KCX2/


Oh, and I'm probably not even going to attempt painting the K'Tinga, all those tiny raised sections would need to be masked off somehow, and I hate tiny masking.  Also I like the D7 way more anyway, I really only wanted the Enterprise and Reliant from that kit.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on October 21, 2014, 10:07:38 AM
Nice.  I might have to give some of those a try and see how bad I do.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2014, 10:30:48 AM
The motion picture set would be pretty easy to do without paint, some sharpies for the grey and copper areas and the rest are covered by the decals.  Of the TOS set only the Romulan warbird would look OK without paint, the others not so nice.  The TOS Enterprise takes the most work to look half way good (it's an old model that has been out for decades, really needs an update).

Oh, and a pale blue sharpie for a few spots on the Reliant.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on October 21, 2014, 10:52:31 AM
Are they the same models from that old 3 piece Enterprise set?  I used to have that years ago they are all lost now, I like that Reliant though. 
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2014, 10:56:37 AM
Are they the same models from that old 3 piece Enterprise set?  I used to have that years ago they are all lost now, I like that Reliant though.

From what I've read the refit might be a new mold, people have said there are differences from that 3 Enterprise set (I don't have that set), the TOS Enterprise is certainly not.  All the others are new molds.

So to answer the question only the TOS E is probably the exact same model.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on October 21, 2014, 11:52:49 AM
Good to know.  Definitely thinking about that set then.  Marty, have you ever posted any of your models on the starshipmodeler.com gallery?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RandyMistie on October 21, 2014, 11:54:03 AM
Yeah, the Reliant was always my favourite fed ship. And I loved all the Birds of Prey.

Way cool. Makes me want to watch "The Wrath of Khan" again...
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2014, 01:45:17 PM
Good to know.  Definitely thinking about that set then.  Marty, have you ever posted any of your models on the starshipmodeler.com gallery?

I read that site once in a while, but the crazy rule about no inline images is annoying so I moved over to hobbytalk.com for that kind of thing.  So much easier to see a wall of images instead of a wall of links that you have to click on one at a time.  Also they delete old threads, that was the other thing that made me move to hobbytalk.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on October 28, 2014, 08:34:59 AM
I didnt know where to post this, I guess this thread will work.  I have to say, I think Optimus looks pretty badass as a cowboy Kre-o figure.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10482223_728590907211106_5004808455179040923_n.jpg?oh=639d303db4f7051c3980b3044c7be3c2&oe=54EB0044&__gda__=1425040500_0dd4c9d7766e43b8b4e8c7088fea772e)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 19, 2014, 08:19:30 PM
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3321804/coolest-movie-product-ever/

This is just brilliant!

Somebody made a candle in the shape of the Nazi that gets his face melted in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

(http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/p6706_column_grid_12-620x400.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: The Lurker on November 19, 2014, 08:25:22 PM
Tohtally Awesome!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on December 01, 2014, 06:24:30 PM
I think this belongs here.
As it's one of my favorite MST3K's I wanted to make a print for some of my favorite names. There are many not listed on the print as there are over 40 featured in the movie however these had the best graphics to go along with the names. This print listing is for the Mystery Science Theater 3000 S8E20 episode for the 1988 film "Space Mutiny" starring Dolph Lungren, Debbie Reynolds, Sting, Santa, Pat Riley, Rick Springfield and God.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/213524447/mst3k-space-mutiny-dave-ryder-names-art?ref=shop_home_active_4 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/213524447/mst3k-space-mutiny-dave-ryder-names-art?ref=shop_home_active_4)

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/051/0/7540896/il_570xN.692960141_h9et.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: BathTub on January 04, 2015, 10:38:31 PM
I got Imperial Assault just before Christmas, so I figured I would take a stab at painting them. My first attempt at painting miniatures.
Basically up to using a wash on these guys before proceeding with the other half of the figures.
(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/s720x720/10915011_10203653187790090_2445960235868552728_o.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/r180/s720x720/10917129_10203653187710088_3428134939376843803_o.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/r180/s720x720/10750239_10203653187750089_2419187570144051523_o.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/q85/r180/s720x720/10271243_10203653188110098_2481232045678530462_o.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/r180/s720x720/10903879_10203653188190100_1462903188337142012_o.jpg)
(https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/r180/s720x720/10872919_10203653188150099_4619076162507959863_o.jpg)

Quite a surprising amount of detail on them, I had never noticed that the storm trooper uniform was asymmetrical and their knees where quite different.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on January 05, 2015, 12:35:34 AM
Yubune San wa otaku desu!  Bathtub, you're an Otaku!   :clap:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on January 08, 2015, 06:57:48 AM
http://m.ebay.com/itm/391020386172?nav=SEARCH
Not so much cool, but definitely nerdy. Overdrawn At The Memory Bank (unriffed) on laserdisk.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on January 08, 2015, 08:15:53 AM
You're a cool nerd, Darth!  :highfive:

On my end, my Rifftrax t-shirts arrived   :clap:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: The Lurker on January 10, 2015, 07:12:26 PM
Coming in February
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7CZqcwCcAAdD0S.jpg)
The eye visor even glows!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on January 10, 2015, 09:44:38 PM
Call Starhunter Universe M!  Tell them to send Geigan right away!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on January 11, 2015, 01:10:00 PM
Godzilla t-shirt arrived.  Rifftrax coffee mugs arrived.  Going to enjoy a mug of coffee in my stylish Rifftrax mug, and spill it on my stylish t-shirt.  One thing about the mug- it looks like a decal, which *may* mean it's not dishwasher safe.   I'll hand wash mine, just to be safe.  I put my original MST coffee mug from 1992 in the dishwasher and ruined it. :gouge: 
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: The Lurker on January 18, 2015, 05:00:48 PM
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/18/7759169/theres-a-functional-1-million-mech-robot-for-sale-on-amazon (http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/18/7759169/theres-a-functional-1-million-mech-robot-for-sale-on-amazon)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on January 18, 2015, 07:08:57 PM
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/18/7759169/theres-a-functional-1-million-mech-robot-for-sale-on-amazon (http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/18/7759169/theres-a-functional-1-million-mech-robot-for-sale-on-amazon)

"not available for discounted shipping through Amazon Prime"

LOL
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 03, 2015, 06:57:12 PM
Thought I'd share the view to my right when I'm in the recliner watching TV.
It's been in that spot since last summer but it just occurred to me it would make a nice photo:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/Big_E_Build/1701silhouette.jpg)

Coming up on 1 year since I ordered the kit...
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on February 03, 2015, 07:45:27 PM
Awesome! Now the the original Star Trek theme is playing in my head :scared:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on February 03, 2015, 08:06:43 PM
Thought I'd share the view to my right when I'm in the recliner watching TV.
It's been in that spot since last summer but it just occurred to me it would make a nice photo:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Coming up on 1 year since I ordered the kit...

That is SUPERB!

To my left as I watch TV are silhouettes of Neytiri, Karloff's Ardath Bey (lifesize bust), and the Creature From the Black Lagoon (all 3 from Sideshow Collectibles); and on my large front speakers, so much harder to see since they only have very indirect lighting on them: Perry the Platypus on the left speaker, and on the right speaker a lifesize bust of Karloff as the creature from Frankenstein.  But I didn't make any of them... so not quite the same level of satisfaction I imagine yours gives.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 08, 2015, 10:16:22 AM
Thought I'd share the view to my right when I'm in the recliner watching TV.
It's been in that spot since last summer but it just occurred to me it would make a nice photo:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Coming up on 1 year since I ordered the kit...

That is SUPERB!

To my left as I watch TV are silhouettes of Neytiri, Karloff's Ardath Bey (lifesize bust), and the Creature From the Black Lagoon (all 3 from Sideshow Collectibles); and on my large front speakers, so much harder to see since they only have very indirect lighting on them: Perry the Platypus on the left speaker, and on the right speaker a lifesize bust of Karloff as the creature from Frankenstein.  But I didn't make any of them... so not quite the same level of satisfaction I imagine yours gives.

Nice collection you've got there.

Hmm, I'm not sure satisfaction is the right word, but you got me thinking about how it would be different if I had bought the model.  One that size and detailed would run $2000-$3000 or more.  I stopped thinking about how much time and work (and frustration) it was to build and just enjoy it now, not sure the same would be true if I spent that much money on it.  Also when I accidentally bump into it I don't worry so much about damaging it, it would be a pain to build another but I could do it even better and I'm sure a little faster if I damaged this one so bad I couldn't fix it.  So, yeah, having built it does change how I think about it somewhat.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on February 08, 2015, 10:23:31 AM

Hmm, I'm not sure satisfaction is the right word, but you got me thinking about how it would be different if I had bought the model.  One that size and detailed would run $2000-$3000 or more.  I stopped thinking about how much time and work (and frustration) it was to build and just enjoy it now, not sure the same would be true if I spent that much money on it.  Also when I accidentally bump into it I don't worry so much about damaging it, it would be a pain to build another but I could do it even better and I'm sure a little faster if I damaged this one so bad I couldn't fix it.  So, yeah, having built it does change how I think about it somewhat.
Makes me wonder if you could make more and sell them.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 08, 2015, 11:01:27 AM
Makes me wonder if you could make more and sell them.

There are a handful of people out there that do that, build models like that on commission.

Wouldn't be worth it for me, even if I spent 3 hours every day on it I'd only get one done every 3 months or so, then there's how to pack something like that so it doesn't break in shipping...  Would all the work and aggravation be worth $125 a week?  That amount isn't what it used to be....  To make it worthwhile I'd have to charge something like $4000 for each one.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: The Lurker on March 02, 2015, 08:39:45 AM
Want!
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_GueoCUsAAb_0j.jpg)
Ships in June.  From Premium Bandai.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Lembach on March 14, 2015, 09:37:06 PM
Anyone know where I can find a print of Alex Ross' "Infinitely Evil" for less than a hundred bucks?

I can't seem to find a regular poster of this:

(http://i.minus.com/ik0eha09Dyh6f.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on March 17, 2015, 08:09:16 AM
Somebody should make a Blast Hardcheese fish. Like a Jesus fish.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on March 17, 2015, 08:16:12 AM
I would put my faith in Blast Hardcheese.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RoninFox on March 17, 2015, 08:18:35 AM
Somebody should make a Blast Hardcheese fish. Like a Jesus fish.

So, a fish with biceps?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on March 17, 2015, 09:23:19 AM
Somebody should make a Blast Hardcheese fish. Like a Jesus fish.

So, a fish with biceps?

Like this:
(https://theunexpectedpastor.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/jesusfish.png)

but with Blast Hardcheese instead of Jesus.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 17, 2015, 01:54:17 PM
It would have to be awfully big to fit a long name like that in there.
I have several "evolve" fishes and a coffee mug and that word is crammed in pretty good...

And now I've got Mary Jo's theme song for Space Mutiny in my head. 

Actually kind of nice, it's a funny song.

Space Mutiny
A mutiny in space
Everybody here is all the same race
.......... falling over railings all over the place.....
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on April 05, 2015, 09:39:47 AM
I saw this at an antiques shop yesterday.  Was very tempted to get it for RVR II.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on April 05, 2015, 09:49:50 AM
I wonder what other tie-in merchandise for DUNE they made?
Kid sized Baron Harkonnen costumes for Halloween?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on April 05, 2015, 10:31:04 AM
I saw this at an antiques shop yesterday.  Was very tempted to get it for RVR II.
How much were they asking? Just curious.. :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on April 05, 2015, 05:10:09 PM
I saw this at an antiques shop yesterday.  Was very tempted to get it for RVR II.
How much were they asking? Just curious.. :o
$25
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RandyMistie on April 05, 2015, 06:41:04 PM
I have all the Dune wargames based on the novels, by Avalon Hill, long before the movie(s) came out.

Very fun.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on April 05, 2015, 07:44:09 PM
I've never seen Dune.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on April 05, 2015, 07:58:08 PM
I've never seen Dune.
??? :scared: :speechless: :gouge:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on April 05, 2015, 08:03:18 PM
I've never seen Dune.

Well then get thee to Gumroad!

https://gumroad.com/roninfoxtrax
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on April 05, 2015, 08:07:43 PM
I've never seen Dune.
??? :scared: :speechless: :gouge:

RVR!!  Are you OK?!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 05, 2015, 08:08:46 PM
I've never seen Dune.
??? :scared: :speechless: :gouge:

RVR!!  Are you OK?!

You killed RVR!  You bastard!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RandyMistie on April 05, 2015, 08:15:01 PM
Miku, my love, do not SEE Dune, read it. It is unfilmable. The Dune books changed my life. Especially, "God; Emperor of Dune".

It was "Dune"; "Dune Messiah"; "Children of Dune", and the "God; Emperor of Dune" then he died and his son took over the series but I never read those books.

The movies and TV shows were puzzling and crazy.... The books were mind altering.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 05, 2015, 08:29:02 PM
The movie is crazy, and a horrible representation of the book.  The extended version of the mini-series is probably as good a 5 hour adaptation as possible from a book so complex it would need a multi-year weekly series to do it justice.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on April 05, 2015, 08:30:45 PM
Dont forget about all the other expanded universe Dune stories.  Like "This Sandbox Dune", "Dune Too: Sandworm Boogaloo," and "Spice World".
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RandyMistie on April 05, 2015, 08:53:09 PM
Oh, shut the hell up. Swipe! Are you saying Dune is not worth a person's time? Because I would challenge you on that score! you know... in .... a way.... that might .... you know .... frighten you.... so.... THERE!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RandyMistie on April 05, 2015, 11:45:41 PM
Imrahil, named after a LOTR character. There are many even in the Oxford literary community that would say that LOTR was very over-rated. And in fact HAVE.

I would not agree with them even as I was a huge DUNE fan long before I read LOTR, (all the books), I thought fantasy fiction was for gay-boys and panty-waists... And sci-fi was for real men.

Obviously, I was wrong, but I am man enough to admit that.

And Swipe, you make me spit coffee out of my nose... oh! You will pay for that!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on April 06, 2015, 04:07:04 AM
I've never seen Dune.
??? :scared: :speechless: :gouge:

RVR!!  Are you OK?!

You killed RVR!  You bastard!
I had to go to sleep after reading that  :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on April 06, 2015, 04:49:29 AM
Stand, Posters of the West!  The Hour of Gloom is at hand!  The Thing-Wearer has sullied his vest!
By the Four Gifs of  TolRo-ad!  RVRII LIVES!  :highfive:    Victory, Victory!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on April 06, 2015, 04:54:16 AM
Stand, Posters of the West!  The Hour of Gloom is at hand!  The Thing-Wearer has sullied his vest!
By the Four Gifs of  TolRo-ad!  RVRII LIVES!  :highfive:    Victory, Victory!
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/03/s1WgyjZ_zpsbonoexeg.gif) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/rvr2/media/03/s1WgyjZ_zpsbonoexeg.gif.html)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on April 06, 2015, 04:59:14 AM
I guess these posts fit in the category of "other" collectible stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on April 06, 2015, 05:12:49 AM
I guess these posts fit in the category of "other" collectible stuff.  ;D
YES! But we often derail threads around here ;D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RoninFox on April 06, 2015, 06:30:38 AM
Miku, I'm not just saying this to pimp my riff (though you should totally see my riff (http://gum.co/RFTdune)) but yes, see Dune. If it does nothing else, it will help you understand a surprising huge amount of MST3K and Rifftrax references throughout their entire history.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on April 06, 2015, 06:36:29 AM
I'm sure I'll watch it. :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on April 06, 2015, 06:45:37 AM
And Swipe, you make me spit coffee out of my nose... oh! You will pay for that!

Ok, well dont say I never gave you anything.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on April 06, 2015, 06:59:22 AM
I'm sure I'll watch it. :)
YOU WILL WATCH IT!!! *Sting mode* ;D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RandyMistie on April 28, 2015, 11:58:12 PM
I happen to think Tolkien was a better world-builder and storyteller than Herbert, who was...oblique at the best of times, and downright incomprehensible (due to drugs, I gather) at others.  I'm not sure how some of the sequels he wrote got published.

Imrahil, I disagree and partially agree with you as I love Tolkien and certainly think that he was superior writer to Herbert. I mean, he had the advantage of being an Oxford Head of English and all things being English etc...

But, I fell in love with Herbert first, and he is my first literary love. So, I defend him because his work is relevant today in our world. Both politically and most importantly ecologically. Herbert was a devout and studious researcher and expert on ecological systems.

To answer your other question, his kid wrote the books after "God Emperor of Dune" which frankly changed my life. It was an amazing book. I never read his kid's books even as many of my friends said I should. Everything after "God Emperor..." was cribbed by his kid... I did not read them.

So... Anyways, I love Dune! That's all's I'm sayin'
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on April 29, 2015, 01:29:12 AM
So... Anyways, I love Dune! That's all's I'm sayin'
Never heard of it :P
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RandyMistie on April 29, 2015, 01:33:10 AM
RVRII, don't make me have to punch you right in the nut sack.... I'm jus' sayin'... nobody wants that...
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on April 29, 2015, 01:34:15 AM
RVRII, don't make me have to punch you right in the nut sack.... I'm jus' sayin'... nobody wants that...
I know I don't want that :scared:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MerryWanna on May 02, 2015, 08:01:48 PM
Well, my Thing To Collect, predictably enough, is blacklight posters made in the 1970s or earlier. Reprints are okay but the design has to be from the days before headshops only carried posters of this type designed by and for Juggalos which suck all sorts of unpleasant things because the art is...not even art. As a stoner, it even embarrasses me, and I have set about the task of trying to design some better ones fit to decorate the basement hideaways of rebellious teens and the crash pads of aging hippies like myself.


Occasionally I buy one on eBay but I don't have lots of money or the kind of OCD most true collectors have. But I do love the damn things so if you have any you don't want anymore, get in touch with me and let's make a deal.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on May 16, 2015, 04:48:45 PM
Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!

http://boingboing.net/2015/05/15/buy-your-own-gremlin-from-rick.html
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on May 20, 2015, 07:20:43 AM
Check out how this guy customized his slot cars:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on May 20, 2015, 07:40:08 AM
The slot cars are probably faster than the floor buffers in Space Mutiny.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on May 20, 2015, 08:20:05 AM
The slot cars are probably faster than the floor buffers in Space Mutiny.
Well, they aren't weighed down by waxing compound.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Space version 2.0 on May 25, 2015, 03:10:39 AM
My older siblings had slot cars when I was a kid.

Didn't get the appeal then; don't get it now.

When I was a kid my best friend had a Jurassic Park set, where the T-Rex would pick up your car if you drove by it at the right time. That was enough for eight-year-old me to get the appeal.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on May 29, 2015, 03:15:05 AM
Here's a sci-fi ship model that anyone should be able to make.  [You're welcome, Star Wars fans. :)]

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/01/ee/e7/01eee784bf6c29bea2ce3bf39a2201f5.jpg)

Instructions are HERE (http://www.instructables.com/id/X-Wing-Fighter-from-Office-Supplies/#step1).
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on May 29, 2015, 07:23:46 AM
Cool! I could make those ... Then throw them at the wife to see if she gets it :P
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on June 15, 2015, 07:39:07 PM
Thought I'd share the view to my right when I'm in the recliner watching TV.
It's been in that spot since last summer but it just occurred to me it would make a nice photo:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Coming up on 1 year since I ordered the kit...

That is SUPERB!

To my left as I watch TV are silhouettes of Neytiri, Karloff's Ardath Bey (lifesize bust), and the Creature From the Black Lagoon (all 3 from Sideshow Collectibles); and on my large front speakers, so much harder to see since they only have very indirect lighting on them: Perry the Platypus on the left speaker, and on the right speaker a lifesize bust of Karloff as the creature from Frankenstein.  But I didn't make any of them... so not quite the same level of satisfaction I imagine yours gives.

Nice collection you've got there.

Hmm, I'm not sure satisfaction is the right word, but you got me thinking about how it would be different if I had bought the model.  One that size and detailed would run $2000-$3000 or more.  I stopped thinking about how much time and work (and frustration) it was to build and just enjoy it now, not sure the same would be true if I spent that much money on it.  Also when I accidentally bump into it I don't worry so much about damaging it, it would be a pain to build another but I could do it even better and I'm sure a little faster if I damaged this one so bad I couldn't fix it.  So, yeah, having built it does change how I think about it somewhat.

Sorry it's taken me SO long to manage to remember to take pictures.  Since the time I wrote the above, I removed Perry the Platypus (it was a clock and the clock stopped working).  In addition, in the background are framed pics.  On the left, a signed photo by Ray Harryhausen (my brother got it for me on eBay a few years back; unknown if it is real or fake), then cover art for the first paperback and the first pulp issues of Doc Savage.  On the right (behind the lifesize Karloff Frankenstein bust), a movie poster from Serenity signed by the full Firefly cast and Joss Whedon, and a poster made from my massive clean-up of possibly my favorite Doc Savage pulp cover.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on June 27, 2015, 09:09:08 PM
For those heavily into the 'Alien' series:

(http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/01ANE03_Aliens-Egg-Carton.jpg) (http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/alien-aliens-alien-2-aliens-c-517_519/aliens-xenomorph-egg-set-in-collectible-carton-p-20617)
$23.99  -  Picture is link.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on September 03, 2015, 02:01:43 PM

http://www.youtube.com/v/-1Y2WfcCb4M
 :o

I want one!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 03, 2015, 03:47:41 PM
Hmmm, $150, available tomorrow at Best Buy and Apple Stores...

Haven't bought myself a frivolous gift in ages, might have to pick one up...
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Miku Fan on September 03, 2015, 11:42:58 PM
Hmmm, $150, available tomorrow at Best Buy and Apple Stores...

Haven't bought myself a frivolous gift in ages, might have to pick one up...


Here's how that train of thought goes, in my life: 

Hmmm, $150, available tomorrow at Best Buy and Apple Stores...
Haven't bought myself a frivolous gift in a week, might have to pick one up...:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on September 04, 2015, 06:18:15 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing what some of the more creative people who get a bunch of these do with them. I imagine you could program it to control a lot of them in cool patterns. Maybe play a type of soccer game with them. And you could have one of them for each wheel of an RC car, and do a lot of cool moves with it.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 04, 2015, 08:17:48 PM
Well, I got a BB-8, Bed Bath & Beyond had a bunch of them in stock, but none of my devices are compatible with the app. 
My iPod touch is one generation too old, my Samsung phone has on revision too low of Android.
And the regular Sphero app that is compatible with my devices doesn't talk to the BB-8, only the new app will talk to it.

So it's a paperweight for now....

For Android it needs a later version of KitKat.

All the app needs to do is open a bluetooth connection, WTF....
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 09, 2015, 05:03:43 PM
See my rant in the gadgets and tech section, today (5 days after product launch) Sphero added a bunch of hardware requirements if you want to use an android device to control the BB-8, I went out Sunday night and got a Galaxy Tab A just for this thing and now it might not be supported because it doesn't have a gyroscope, WTF again...

I was already looking for a tablet since my 1st gen Kindle Fire can't do much these days and the battery is going, so I'm not too upset about getting the tablet, although I may have been tempted to buy a more expensive one if the full list of hardware requirements had been posted on Friday...
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 12, 2015, 08:11:22 PM
In case folks watching this thread aren't watching my BB-8 thread, they updated the app so it works on my Galaxy Tab A, so the little thing is working for me now.  I posted a picture of it over in that thread.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on October 23, 2015, 03:06:48 PM
Steampunk watch:

(http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/zoom/imnl_tesla_watch.jpg) (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/imnl/?cpg=82862688&msg_id=82862688&et_rid=1234387440&linkid=82862688_feature1_imnl)
Picture is link to ThinkGeek, watch is $59.99.

[I love the little LED 'vacuum tubes'.]
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on October 23, 2015, 04:12:28 PM
Steampunk watch:

(http://a.tgcdn.net/images/products/zoom/imnl_tesla_watch.jpg) (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/imnl/?cpg=82862688&msg_id=82862688&et_rid=1234387440&linkid=82862688_feature1_imnl)
Picture is link to ThinkGeek, watch is $59.99.

[I love the little LED 'vacuum tubes'.]
That is really cool!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Sideswipe on October 23, 2015, 05:56:55 PM
It only it released actual steam!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 26, 2015, 12:33:58 AM
This is a pretty amazing full size R2D2 made out of various paper products (cardboard, poster board, newspaper), putty, and paint.
The guy said he had been working on it since July.

http://photos.hobbytalk.com/showphoto.php/photo/60306

(http://photos.hobbytalk.com/data/500/medium/12079721_846668802120308_8748433706268953621_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2015, 07:35:25 AM
Wasn't really sure where to put this. But this $20 commemorative silver Superman coin from Franklin Mint:

http://www.mint.ca/store/product/rcmcoins.jsp?campaignName=20for20Superman&pId=3400014&lang=en_CA&rcmeid=BWS-USA-2015-SUPERMAN-EN_Google_T_SEM|K_superman%20coin|A_86413388808

(http://www.mint.ca/store/dyn/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/148023_rev-570.png)

His face looks more like TVs Frank than Superman.

Thanks to @raruler for noticing this.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 09, 2015, 01:01:10 PM
So did any of the ThinkGeek fake products for April Fools end up getting really made this year?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2015, 05:38:49 PM
I mentioned this in the Kickstarter thread, but it is relevant here too. A Kickstarter for a pretty cool plush Krampus toy in the vein of My Pet Monster:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warpo/dont-cuddle-the-krampus-retro-80s-toy-line

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/2164234/photo-original.jpg?v=1446383926&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=9dc780cbac1fe58894f47c1764e2c231)

They even did an awesome 80s style commercial for it:

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZLLSfcbCpi4
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: soguru on November 11, 2015, 07:59:27 PM
Reminds me so much of My Pet Monster. Anyone remember that?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 11, 2015, 09:09:27 PM
Reminds me so much of My Pet Monster. Anyone remember that?
Yeah, it's deliberately done similar to that. Complete with breakaway chains.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on November 12, 2015, 01:22:28 AM
It's incredibly well done.  But $80 for one (or $150 for two) is a bit steep.  Some of the extras that can be purchased look cool (and are less pricey), but from the way it was written up it appears you can only buy the extras if you buy the doll first.  I might consider the coffee cup otherwise.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: soguru on November 12, 2015, 07:13:23 AM
Remember when toys were cheap? Hell, in the mid 90's when they started releasing Star Wars figures again, they were still fairly cheap, like five bucks each. I don't remember how much those old figures were back in the early 1980's but they couldn't have been less than about 3 dollars or so.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on November 12, 2015, 04:40:59 PM
Some of the collectibles as gifts along with this Kickstarter look pretty cool:
[picture is link]
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/projects/2153442/photo-original.jpg?v=1447128207&w=1024&h=768&fit=crop&auto=format&q=92&s=da412e190013ae8c3e28e6ac861b8fae) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k)

Funny thing?  There's still 29 days to go (I believe these generally run only 30 days), and they've already received pledges for almost 1.5 MILLION dollars already (needs only $2 million to get approved, but additional millions gets extra episodes).
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: soguru on November 12, 2015, 08:04:34 PM
OMG that could be sweet!!!! But another $500,000... that's steep, at least for me anyway.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 15, 2015, 06:46:31 AM
Something just occurred to me. I wonder if the MST3K reboot is going to make the price of fully built bots on ebay go up or down? For years I've wanted a Crow and Tom, and have held back because they're a bit out of my price range that I can justify for novelty purchases. They're usually about $300 each. But if interest spikes because of the show, I'd hate to wait too long and suddenly they're $500 each or more.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 18, 2015, 06:31:02 PM
https://www.etsy.com/listing/256708227/dead-threadz-necronomislippers-slippers?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/134/1/7054308/il_570xN.871056626_tov0.jpg)

No mention of whether they swallow their own soles.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 20, 2015, 05:19:12 AM
No mention of whether they swallow their own soles.

Nice!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on December 15, 2015, 09:32:41 AM
http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/392445-give-gift-george-romero-holiday/
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on December 15, 2015, 08:33:37 PM
Check out this awesome poster my friends Chris and Vicky got me for Christmas:

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12316492_1196846786996410_697451861571485247_n.jpg?oh=feaadfa8fb7b9f47c87146cb29c031b5&oe=56E3BA32)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on January 27, 2016, 05:33:05 AM
http://toyland.gizmodo.com/nerfs-new-brainsaw-blaster-has-a-spinning-foam-chainsaw-1755083538

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--wSMfb1kI--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ren7zpx3vkqwrjt3k4iq.jpg)

Now we just need an Ash style Nerf chainsaw hand.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 16, 2016, 07:36:54 PM
Just finished another Star Trek model, the 1:1000 refit Enterprise.

Tried a method for shading the deflector dish that didn't work so well.

spoilered for many images:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on March 16, 2016, 08:28:54 PM
COOL! :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on March 16, 2016, 11:49:39 PM
Looks great!  Congrats.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on April 11, 2016, 07:33:04 PM
LOOKIT WHAT I GOT!

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13012776_1280272015320553_9044127882624614178_n.jpg?oh=5f58500f07af058be877eab8c871952c&oe=5776EB21)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: BathTub on April 11, 2016, 09:13:40 PM
Sweet, I never got very far with my builds.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on April 11, 2016, 09:15:00 PM
Sweet, I never got very far with my builds.
Oh I bought them on eBay. I don't have the skill to build them myself.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 25, 2016, 09:20:00 PM
After watching a recent Tested.com video where they were talking about Bandai snap fit kits I got curious, ordered the 1/12 scale BB8 and R2D2 set.  These kits are quite amazing, huge number of parts for such small models, and they fit together perfectly.  And putting multiple colors including clear on the same sprue, that's some precision injection molding they've got there...

Quick build and weathering of the BB-8 this evening:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/bandai%20BB8a.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/bandai%20BB8b.jpg)

The R2D2 model has way more parts, that will take a few days.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2016, 09:00:35 PM
Got the R2D2 from the kit done this evening.

Still deciding if I'm weathering or leaving him looking new, he was pretty clean after they fixed him up after being shot up in the death star trench....  Either way I've got to wait a day or 2 for the paint on there now to dry.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/bandai%20r2d2a.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/bandai%20r2d2b.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/bandai%20r2d2c.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/bandai%20r2d2d.jpg)

Still have to paint all the tools that come out of his chest.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 28, 2016, 07:57:01 PM
Just spent the evening making R2D2 dirty, might have over done it a bit, I may take off a layer in the future, easy to do with acrylics, some rubbing alcohol on a qtip would work.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/bandai%20r2d2%20dirty.jpg)

And I just ordered this kit of the Falcon, quite insane level of detail, I've never done a Falcon because of the painting, but with this kit I can paint the parts before snapping them together, I won't get it like the pictures but it won't be plain white:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234991996-millennium-falcon-1144/
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on April 29, 2016, 05:11:20 PM
I have a few of those Bandai kits. Only made the sandtrooper so far but I love him. I gave him a the R2 and 3po set but I'm waiting for a free weekend (haha I have 2 kids under 3, there's no such thing) to do it justice. I want to repaint the dome on R2 to be more silver and to fix a molding seam.

Also bought the X-wing and Y-wing. Still want the  TIE to go with the Vader TIE as well.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 29, 2016, 08:11:12 PM
I want to repaint the dome on R2 to be more silver and to fix a molding seam.

I thought about doing something about that seam, yes the dome would have to be completely painted if that seam were filled with putty.  I'm just not sure I want the dome as bright as the paints I have, I may see if I can mix up a slightly darker aluminum color by adding a few drops of dark grey, I've found it can be tricky changing metallic paint colors...
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on April 29, 2016, 09:55:57 PM
I'd also like the blue to be metallic, so I want a high-shine metallic on all of it and then I'll do a transparent blue over those parts.  Eventually anyway.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 03, 2016, 11:19:43 PM
I'm starting on the Bandai 1:144 Falcon, it is quite insane with detail, and tiny, tiny pipes....

These pipes are big compared to the ones along the edges:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20mandible.jpg)

They give you the option of a windowless cockpit or a clear plastic one you've got to mask and paint in the window frames, but the only option for the gun bays is clear plastic.  So, since I want to see into the cockpit easily I'm doing it windowless, and designed and 3D printed a part to make the gun bay now match the cockpit:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20gun%20window%204.jpg)

I think it's going to take days to get a paint mix just right for the top coat on the hull, that tan/yellow whatever they call it color is a pain....

Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 04, 2016, 12:04:35 AM
Here's the side showing the crazy tiny pipes:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20side.jpg)

They'll pop more after I dirty up the crevices with some black wash.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 04, 2016, 01:06:26 AM
Why silver?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 04, 2016, 07:17:56 AM
Why silver?
It's not done, that's just the base coat.

Looks like most people use white with a little tan added to get the proper color, guess I'll be testing that tonight.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Parker_Hylton on May 04, 2016, 01:00:32 PM
Why silver?
Because it's an anti-bacterial.  In the old covered wagon days, settlers would buy a solid silver coin and drop it in their milk jugs.  The silver would keep the milk from going bad without refrigeration.  Silver paint on the Millenium falcon or other space-going vessel keeps Mynocks from chewing on power cables.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on May 04, 2016, 02:25:14 PM
Why silver?
Because it's an anti-bacterial.  In the old covered wagon days, settlers would buy a solid silver coin and drop it in their milk jugs.  The silver would keep the milk from going bad without refrigeration.  Silver paint on the Millenium falcon or other space-going vessel keeps Mynocks from chewing on power cables.
Didn't silver paint also help the Falcon make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs? :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: TheRealUncleDes on May 04, 2016, 03:16:11 PM
Why silver?
Because it's an anti-bacterial.  In the old covered wagon days, settlers would buy a solid silver coin and drop it in their milk jugs.  The silver would keep the milk from going bad without refrigeration.  Silver paint on the Millenium falcon or other space-going vessel keeps Mynocks from chewing on power cables.
Didn't silver paint also help the Falcon make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs? :o
No, that was quicksilver
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: goflyblind on May 04, 2016, 03:36:28 PM
Why silver?
Because it's an anti-bacterial.  In the old covered wagon days, settlers would buy a solid silver coin and drop it in their milk jugs.  The silver would keep the milk from going bad without refrigeration.  Silver paint on the Millenium falcon or other space-going vessel keeps Mynocks from chewing on power cables.
Didn't silver paint also help the Falcon make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs? :o
No, that was quicksilver

i thought he was in charge of the shields. ???
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Pak-Man on May 04, 2016, 03:46:18 PM
It's like Geek-Jenga up in here. :^)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Parker_Hylton on May 06, 2016, 08:42:48 AM
It's like Geek-Jenga up in here. :^)
Hell, it's like...we should all get together and comment on bad movies or something :P
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 07, 2016, 10:52:10 AM
It's not silver any more, had a major mishap with the top and had to strip off the top paint layer and restart the tan color layer.

Every darn image I look at of the filming models gives me different ideas on what the color should be, getting tired of messing with it so this is it, the really tricky part will be weathering this...

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20tan.jpg)

Did minimal painting of the cockpit, there's tons of detail molded into the plastic but you can't really see any of it through the windows, I guess it's there so if you go nuts lighting it up it's all there for you.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20cockpit.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 10, 2016, 09:44:54 PM
The painting issues are starting to take the fun out of building this Falcon.

Here's where it is right now, I'll have to seal this before trying to dirty up the nooks and crannies, the tan paint is not reacting well with the dark wash:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%202%20tan.jpg)

Not real happy with the color, hoping once I add grime it will look better.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 10, 2016, 09:54:40 PM
Is this the Bandai kit?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 10, 2016, 11:15:30 PM
Is this the Bandai kit?

Yes, the Bandai 1:144 TFA Falcon.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 11, 2016, 09:10:15 PM
Starting to add decals:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20starting%20decals.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 11, 2016, 09:11:14 PM
Apparently you can order the correct OT radar dish on shapeways for this.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 11, 2016, 09:46:53 PM
Apparently you can order the correct OT radar dish on shapeways for this.

Yes, I've seen that and it looks pretty good.

I might try to design one that I can 3D print myself, I'm not going to glue the dish on, it's a tight press fit but shouldn't be hard to pop off and stick a different one on there.

To save cost they mirrored the edges on the mandibles, all those greebles are different on the port and starboard side of the studio models.  And of course the different studio models have slight differences, so the people that go nuts for accuracy have to pick what version to build.  There are videos of people going nuts with this Bandai kit rebuilding the all the little parts, cutting in the blast damage, heating and bending the tiny edges of the hull.....
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 11, 2016, 09:50:02 PM
Have you seen the mail-away studio scale falcon builds?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 11, 2016, 10:14:31 PM
Have you seen the mail-away studio scale falcon builds?

You mean that one that comes as a monthly subscription?  Yeah, that is insane, and something like one or two grand once you pay for all of it.  Also I'd have no place to put it, other than my big TOS enterprise I'll stick to models I can put on a bookshelf.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 13, 2016, 09:24:52 PM
Fired up FreeCAD and made an OT dish that is about as much detail as my home 3D printer can do:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20OT%20dish.jpg)

The hundred+ decals are taking forever to apply....
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 14, 2016, 12:24:20 AM
Got all the decals on the top done, and added "dirt":

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20dirty.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 14, 2016, 12:57:41 AM
Did you spray or brush it?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 14, 2016, 09:29:46 AM
I don't have any place to do spraying or set up a spray box, so everything I do is with brushes.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 14, 2016, 12:10:15 PM
I though you had an airbrush on the big Enterprise?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 14, 2016, 03:26:48 PM
I though you had an airbrush on the big Enterprise?
Nope, all hand painted.  There I used 5 to 6 layers of very thinned out paint on the hull to avoid brush marks and get the color even, along with sanding.  One of the reasons it took forever to build that model.  Brushing on very thinned paint looks horrible at first but once you build up enough it can look as good as airbrushed.  You just can't do masking as easily.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 14, 2016, 09:28:36 PM
Damn. I'd never attempt something that size with brushes.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 16, 2016, 08:29:46 PM
Pretty much done with the Bandai Falcon, might do a few touch ups for issues I see in the photos.
I didn't add the handful of microscopic decals, if I need a 10X magnifier to put them on I'm not going to see them when the model is sitting on the shelf...

Huh, it looks like when we got likes back we lost the feature that resizes images to fit your browser window. 

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20done%201.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20done%202.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20done%203.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20done%204.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/Falcon%20done%205.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 17, 2016, 03:15:39 PM
How big is this assembled kit?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 17, 2016, 03:24:47 PM
How big is this assembled kit?

Not very big, about 10 inches front to back.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 17, 2016, 03:33:53 PM
Bigger than I thought it would be. Is it in scale with the other Bandai SW starfighters?

Currently "my" Falcon is the FFG X-Wing version, which is about 3.5".  Really detailed, but a bit small.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 17, 2016, 05:13:43 PM
Bigger than I thought it would be. Is it in scale with the other Bandai SW starfighters?

I really don't know, Bandai lists it at 1:144 scale, so it should be in scale with any others listed at 1:144.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on May 17, 2016, 05:34:22 PM
How big is this assembled kit?

Not very big, about 10 inches front to back.

That makes the paint job even more impressive.  Nice job!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on May 19, 2016, 05:19:59 PM
http://ihorror.com/hellraiser-rubiks-cube/

(http://i2.wp.com/ihorror.com/wp-content/uploads/hellraiser-rubiks.jpg)

It's addictive. Solve it and you'll be hooked!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on May 19, 2016, 06:05:49 PM
$13.00 sounds great till you add $13.77 for standard shipping then it doesn't seem so appealing :-\
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on May 19, 2016, 08:01:17 PM
http://ihorror.com/hellraiser-rubiks-cube/

(http://i2.wp.com/ihorror.com/wp-content/uploads/hellraiser-rubiks.jpg)

It's addictive. Solve it and you'll be hooked!

Hooked... or spiked... or flayed... or pin-headed....
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: BathTub on May 19, 2016, 08:28:18 PM
so it's just a cube with gold foil stickers on it?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on May 19, 2016, 09:21:36 PM
so it's just a cube with gold foil stickers on it?

Yup - a Rubik's cube with gold foil stickers instead of colors, to match the Hellraiser cube design.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on May 20, 2016, 01:21:33 AM
Not sure why something like this wasn't available when the Hell Raiser movies first came out ???
I'm sure they would have been a huge seller back in the day :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 07, 2016, 08:20:59 PM
My latest build, kind of frustrating paint job, and frustrating decals, top of the saucer still doesn't look the way I want but it's time to quit when trying to improve it does the opposite.

Bunch of pictures:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on September 01, 2016, 12:15:01 PM
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--SF6uWAlS--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/rhavajyk2urdhdsecrsm.jpg) (https://www.etsy.com/listing/459734174/star-trek-enterprise-rocker)
All-wood Enterprise rocking 'horse'.  $195 handmade, and made to order.
Possibly could ask if they come in adult sizes. ;)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on September 01, 2016, 01:52:39 PM
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--SF6uWAlS--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/rhavajyk2urdhdsecrsm.jpg) (https://www.etsy.com/listing/459734174/star-trek-enterprise-rocker)
All-wood Enterprise rocking 'horse'.  $195 handmade, and made to order.
Possibly could ask if they come in adult sizes. ;)
They do, but most of those have certain...attachments.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: The Lurker on September 20, 2016, 06:44:11 PM
Coming to NYCC and then probably to stores.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cs1EGYdW8AAKDiq.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on September 20, 2016, 07:12:16 PM
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--SF6uWAlS--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/rhavajyk2urdhdsecrsm.jpg) (https://www.etsy.com/listing/459734174/star-trek-enterprise-rocker)
All-wood Enterprise rocking 'horse'.  $195 handmade, and made to order.
Possibly could ask if they come in adult sizes. ;)
LIKE!! :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: BathTub on September 21, 2016, 07:12:37 PM
Coming to NYCC and then probably to stores.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cs1EGYdW8AAKDiq.jpg)

I missed that GG episode.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on September 21, 2016, 08:28:14 PM
Coming to NYCC and then probably to stores.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cs1EGYdW8AAKDiq.jpg)

I missed that GG episode.

LIKE  ;D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on November 22, 2016, 06:10:19 PM
Mattel is updating my favorite toy from my '60s childhood: the ThingMaker.  :)

(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/161MA01_Thingmaker_01.jpg) (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/tv-movie-item-listt-c-2_203/thingmaker-3d-printer-by-mattel-make-your-own-monster-toys-p-22892?zenid=so49ro2iuifqst0bd7osp0ft91)
picture is link

It is $369.99 (at least from Monsters in Motion, that the picture links to).  A tad pricier than mine from childhood.  [I still have the sold-individually Batman mold, as well as the sold-individually Tarzan mold, as well as some of the sets: Creeple People, dragons, 'horror make up' (scars, etc.), and the core creepy crawlies (bugs, etc.).  I had two of the heating element, the main one being linked to their Vac-U-Maker, for which I still have unused clear panels.]
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: BathTub on November 22, 2016, 08:33:25 PM
Is she dressing up Mr Hankey?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on November 29, 2016, 07:12:33 AM
https://www.geeksaresexy.net/2016/11/28/addams-family-lego-mansion-might-become-reality-pics/

(https://www.geeksaresexy.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/adam1.jpg)

Amazing! And so close to the real house, too.
(https://www.geeksaresexy.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/adam1a.jpg)


Here's the link for the LEGO Ideas page:
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/137916
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on December 09, 2016, 05:53:53 PM
For those who have everything and still need more...  and have lots of room...  and lots of money...

Life-size Iron Man from Captain America: Civil War.
(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/211SE01_Iron-Man-Life-Size.jpg) (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/props-lifesize-collectibles-item-list-a-e-c-5_151/captain-america-civil-war-iron-man-life-size-replica-p-22950)
picture is link

Height: 76.4"
Depth: 41.3"
Width: 53.5"

Just $5,197.99 and about $500-600 for shipping.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on December 09, 2016, 07:58:00 PM
That seems like a really expensive coat rack.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on December 09, 2016, 08:26:11 PM
That seems like a really expensive coat rack.

Actually, I could see myself wrapping my long winter wool coat around its shoulders if I had one! ;D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on May 09, 2017, 07:13:36 PM
I know this is a Darth Geek item. :)

Lifesize stunt-puppet prop replica of Gremlin:
(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/161NE18_Gremlins-2-Prop.jpg) (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/tv-movie-item-listj-c-2_201/gremlins-2-brown-gremlin-stunt-puppet-prop-replica-p-23536)
picture is link to page
$199 + shipping, ready for pre-order from Monsters in Motion.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on May 09, 2017, 07:34:20 PM
I know this is a Darth Geek item. :)

Lifesize stunt-puppet prop replica of Gremlin:
(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/161NE18_Gremlins-2-Prop.jpg) (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/tv-movie-item-listj-c-2_201/gremlins-2-brown-gremlin-stunt-puppet-prop-replica-p-23536)
picture is link to page
$199 + shipping, ready for pre-order from Monsters in Motion.
Sweet!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on May 09, 2017, 09:01:19 PM
I know this is a Darth Geek item. :)

Lifesize stunt-puppet prop replica of Gremlin:
(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/161NE18_Gremlins-2-Prop.jpg) (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/tv-movie-item-listj-c-2_201/gremlins-2-brown-gremlin-stunt-puppet-prop-replica-p-23536)
picture is link to page
$199 + shipping, ready for pre-order from Monsters in Motion.

Realistic vagina included or...?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 02, 2017, 11:54:52 PM
Warning: Lots of images........

Been wanting a big Saturn V model for a long time, started on a 1:144 a few years ago but that stalled while trying to make it more accurate.  Been really tempted by the Bandai Apollo 13 set, but it's crazy expensive and I wanted something bigger, I may still get that Bandai one someday, it is a really beautiful model.  So it came down to the Dragon 1:72 vs. the 4D Vision 1:100.  I wanted the size of the Dragon but kind of put off by the non-accurate parts.  So I got the 4D vision and put it together this evening:

It's supposed to be a snap fit model but many pieces were way too lose and had to be glued.  The gantry for the LES (the little rocket on top to take the astronauts away if the thing started to explode on the launch pad) had some bends in it, soaked in boiling water and straightened them out.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV1.jpg)

Overspray not too bad on the command module, I had seen some complains about this part online:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV2.jpg)

They include 3 astronauts:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV3.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV4.jpg)

The LEM was a pain to put together, had to do some drilling and cutting to get everything to fit together properly.  Not sure about the paint job, think I might redo some of it:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV5.jpg)

Had to repaint the ring near my thumb, overspray was terrible on that part:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV6.jpg)

The instrument ring is a nice added detail:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV7.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV8.jpg)

The stuff inside the tanks is also a nice addition, here's the stage 2 oxygen tank:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV9.jpg)

The first stage was a pain to put together with the fuel lines going through the tank walls:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV10.jpg)

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV11.jpg)

The instructions are not the best, all diagrams, no text, if I didn't already know a lot about the Saturn V I might have been lost at a few spots while putting the 180+ parts together.  Other than the one ring I had to repaint the paint job is pretty good, there are a few other slight overspray areas I might touch up someday.

But it's a fairly accurate model, about 44 inches tall, so I'm pretty happy with it.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on June 03, 2017, 12:10:01 AM
That is REALLY awesome, MartyS!  Nice job with the assembly, as well as the choice of craft to tackle after your Enterprise (plus).  That is a cool model, and at over 3 1/2' feet tall, makes a definite statement in a room, I'll bet.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on June 03, 2017, 06:39:12 AM
Yeah that's really amazing! :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 03, 2017, 09:38:18 AM
That is REALLY awesome, MartyS!  Nice job with the assembly, as well as the choice of craft to tackle after your Enterprise (plus).  That is a cool model, and at over 3 1/2' feet tall, makes a definite statement in a room, I'll bet.

Here's where I've got it for now:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SVinroom.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on June 03, 2017, 09:42:30 AM
Those are really cool looking in the room! :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 03, 2017, 06:10:03 PM
I decided to paint the black markings over the clear, and added some white as well, still plenty of window space to see what's inside:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV14.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on June 03, 2017, 09:05:14 PM
Looks beautiful.  And now in your recliner, you are flanked by the past and future of space travel! :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 04, 2017, 11:18:52 AM
One last picture, with the painting I did it looks pretty cool when back lit by the window.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV15.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on June 04, 2017, 01:16:50 PM
Very Nice!! :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on June 04, 2017, 02:28:22 PM
Awesome!  With the backlit pic it definitely looks ready for take-off, as if in the early morning Cape Kennedy sun. :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Russoguru on June 04, 2017, 05:03:07 PM
My knowledge of rockets is admittedly very limited. I can say it looks amazing though.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on June 04, 2017, 06:41:42 PM
I just saw that Lego has a set of this tonight when I was at Barnes & Noble.  Thought of Marty!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 07, 2017, 09:12:48 AM
Made some decals for the clear parts, painted white first for the flag and the "III" markings.
Odd effect that the flag over clear looks smaller, but it's the same size.
There is still one mistake on the model that I thought about correcting but don't think I'm going to, the corrugation on the instrument ring, it's supposed to be smooth, but it would be a lot of work to sand it down and too high a chance of messing up and not having a smooth round part.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/SaturnV/SV16.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 10, 2017, 08:07:52 PM
I just saw that Lego has a set of this tonight when I was at Barnes & Noble.  Thought of Marty!

I just watched a Tested.com video of them building that kit.  1969 pieces.  I remember seeing it pop up in my searches when I was looking at different kits.

Did Barnes & Nobel have some in stock?  It's out of stock just about everywhere online, people are selling them on Ebay for 2X the list price, well they are asking for 2X but don't know if they are selling any.

I wanted the most accurate looking large model, so didn't consider it, but it looks like it would be a fun build.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on June 10, 2017, 08:19:04 PM
It did when we were there, but it was a while ago. I'll see if it's still there next time we go (which may be some time, we're about to travel).
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on June 10, 2017, 09:48:51 PM
I just saw that Lego has a set of this tonight when I was at Barnes & Noble.  Thought of Marty!

I just watched a Tested.com video of them building that kit.  1969 pieces.

Wonder how much they had to jigger the build so that the number of pieces would exactly match the year the original was used (for Apollo 11, at least)?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 11, 2017, 07:14:15 AM
I just saw that Lego has a set of this tonight when I was at Barnes & Noble.  Thought of Marty!

I just watched a Tested.com video of them building that kit.  1969 pieces.

Wonder how much they had to jigger the build so that the number of pieces would exactly match the year the original was used (for Apollo 11, at least)?

From what I read when they were done and saw the number was a little high they only had to combine a handful of pieces into larger ones do it.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 15, 2017, 02:40:21 PM
This is going to take a while to build, 22 inch long Eagle from Space 1999:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagleinbox.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on June 15, 2017, 06:08:40 PM
This is going to take a while to build, 22 inch long Eagle from Space 1999:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagleinbox.jpg)
Oh wow :o
And I still haven't watched season 2 of 1999 yet..
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on June 15, 2017, 07:58:02 PM
This is going to take a while to build, 22 inch long Eagle from Space 1999:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagleinbox.jpg)

Are you going to mix in pieces of the Batmobile with it for a truly unusual mash-up?  :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 15, 2017, 10:15:06 PM
This is going to take a while to build, 22 inch long Eagle from Space 1999:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagleinbox.jpg)

Are you going to mix in pieces of the Batmobile with it for a truly unusual mash-up?  :)

 ;D

I ordered the 2 models at the same time, been thinking about the big Eagle kit since it came out (2 years ago?) but didn't have room or the proper tools to build it well in my apartment, and when Adam West passed away I was thinking about the show.  Last time I built a car model was when I was a little kid, when Batman was on a lot in reruns in the early 70s, so thought it would be a double blast from the past for me.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 20, 2017, 09:21:10 PM
Got the front pod mostly done, and it's probably the easiest part of the model to build, so it's probably going to take another month at least to get the rest mostly done.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eaglefrontpod2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 24, 2017, 09:48:43 PM
Got some more done, it's funny how many NASA model parts were used as greeblies on the Eagle.

Lunar landers used on the top, but the real model only used 2, the one on the bottom right and the one on the top right but on the 44 inch first year model it was on the left.  As the show went along they added more random stuff to those areas and lost the LEMs.

The round flat things on the landing gear pods are from a Saturn V model, when they made the winch used to lift the nuclear waste canisters a lot of it was Saturn V tanks and parts.

And the pilots inside the model were Gemini astronauts.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eaglefrontcage.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on June 24, 2017, 10:29:27 PM
I've never seen the show and am only vaguely aware of it as a Martin Landau vehicle.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 25, 2017, 07:52:58 AM
I've never seen the show and am only vaguely aware of it as a Martin Landau vehicle.

It was a vehicle for Landau and his wife Barbara Bain.  And all reports were they were insufferable, demanding prema donnas on set.

It's got terrible science for a science fiction show, the premise of the moon wandering through space is pretty terrible.  But it had great props, the Eagle is a great looking ship, great sets, and the stories were more along the lines of old school science fiction/fantacy.  And the supporting characters were mostly pretty good.

It does have some really stupid episodes, giant space brain comes to mind. 
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 28, 2017, 09:23:13 PM
Putting the engine pod together was an adventure...

Getting there slowly:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagleengines.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on June 28, 2017, 10:39:11 PM
Do you spend a ton of time masking? I would think that brushwork would be more time-efficient?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 28, 2017, 11:16:59 PM
Do you spend a ton of time masking? I would think that brushwork would be more time-efficient?

Masking does take a while, but it gives nice clean corners that are hard to get brushing on paint.  Of course if you mess up and spray too much paint with the airbrush you end up with the same problem, paint flowing between pieces of masking tape.  If done correctly each layer from the airbrush is dry about as soon as it hits the surface, no liquid to flow.

Arrrrggggg, I noticed in the pictures the landing gear pods were put on wrong, I double checked them and still grabbed the wrong ones when gluing.  So, had to slice off one of those half sphere things on the pod on the back end, and add one to the pod on the front.  Luckily there are several extras of those on the sprues, and the one I cut off came off really clean so only a little sanding needed.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 29, 2017, 06:39:48 PM
Starting to assemble the sub assemblies:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eaglemainparts2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 30, 2017, 02:10:13 PM
Ready for the final pass with white paint.

Can you spot the other model in the picture?  An old one I have been using for years to test paint.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagleonbench.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 30, 2017, 03:28:22 PM
Got one of those ventless  alcohol fireplaces, it was one of the few items that looked interesting in the catalog of stuff that I could pick from for my 30 year anniversary of working at the university.

Can't buy the fuel for the thing at any store, and online they want almost as much for a quart of it as going to the liquor store and getting some cheap vodka...  I just put some rubbing alcohol in it and it seems to work the same.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/house/alcoholfireplace.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Imrahil on June 30, 2017, 06:48:01 PM
I love the door frames in your house.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 30, 2017, 06:57:18 PM
I love the door frames in your house.

That is one of the nice things about a 77 year old house.  ;D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: guitarshark on July 01, 2017, 04:54:39 AM
Marty I love forum posts like that.  Please show us more.  That's the Space 1999 ship right?  Pretty damn dope.  I also want to see the environs step by step through your house, leading to a bedroom with a possessed doll in a rocking chair.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 02, 2017, 09:48:35 AM
We have engines and thrusters, just the landing gear to build, each one will take several hours, each has about 10 parts and a spring, so the gear does bounce just like on the show when they did closeups of the eagle landing.  But all those parts need to be glued, seams filled, sanded, painted.....

After the gear there are decals and I need to figure out some way of making it look dirty, really not sure how I'm going to do that.

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eaglewiththrusters1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: buy_another_roll on July 02, 2017, 01:45:47 PM
Rub some real mars dust onto it.  Don't be a cheapskate.  You live in a HOUSE.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on July 02, 2017, 02:25:11 PM
Rub some real mars dust onto it.  Don't be a cheapskate.  You live in a HOUSE.
Um.. ???
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: k1 on July 03, 2017, 02:22:45 PM
Hoping to build Gypsy this summer! Posting to remind myself whenever this thread pops up that i should get back to work on it. (This summer is already crazy and doesn't look like it will slow down any time soon)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 03, 2017, 03:03:56 PM
Getting closer to a paint scheme I like for the landing gear, or maybe this is it, keep going back and forth in my head wanting the darker metal parts just a touch darker, but that will be really tricky to do...

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eaglegearcolortest3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 03, 2017, 08:44:51 PM
I settled on a think coat of translucent black over the dark silver, pretty much done with major painting, on to decals...

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eaglepaintdone1.jpg)
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Post by: RVR II on July 04, 2017, 05:30:49 AM
That looks awesome :o
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Post by: LucasM on July 04, 2017, 10:38:54 AM
Lookin' really good!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 05, 2017, 11:34:01 PM
 Started on decals and a lot of them are bathroom fixtures, sinks, bathtubs, urinals...  I guess when making the filming models they had some dry transfer sheets for doing bathroom blueprints and used them, sinks do look like hatches, corner sinks look like scanners of some kind...

Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 06, 2017, 12:25:57 AM
Started on decals and a lot of them are bathroom fixtures, sinks, bathtubs, urinals...  I guess when making the filming models they had some dry transfer sheets for doing bathroom blueprints and used them, sinks do look like hatches, corner sinks look like scanners of some kind...

"Captain!  It has come time to flush out our enemies!"  ;D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 06, 2017, 10:07:28 AM
Started on decals and a lot of them are bathroom fixtures, sinks, bathtubs, urinals...  I guess when making the filming models they had some dry transfer sheets for doing bathroom blueprints and used them, sinks do look like hatches, corner sinks look like scanners of some kind...

"Captain!  It has come time to flush out our enemies!"  ;D

Hmmmm, "captain"?  I don't think they ever used that word on Space: 1999.  It was always "commander".

Front decals are on:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledecals1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 06, 2017, 06:05:49 PM
Started on decals and a lot of them are bathroom fixtures, sinks, bathtubs, urinals...  I guess when making the filming models they had some dry transfer sheets for doing bathroom blueprints and used them, sinks do look like hatches, corner sinks look like scanners of some kind...

"Captain!  It has come time to flush out our enemies!"  ;D

Hmmmm, "captain"?  I don't think they ever used that word on Space: 1999.  It was always "commander".

Front decals are on:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Oops... my having not watched the show caused me to botch the joke. :P
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 06, 2017, 08:03:20 PM
Oops... my having not watched the show caused me to botch the joke. :P

You never watched Space: 1999?  You should give it a try sometime.

Decals are done with a satin clearcoat over them, seems those bathroom fixture drawing were use like greeblies on the filming models, so I added a few extras to my Eagle.

Maybe at some point in the future when I get more practice at weathering I'll add some dirt to it, but for now it's going to stay factory fresh.

Bunch of picts:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledone1.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledone2.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledone3.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledone4.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledone5.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledone6.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledone7.jpg)
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/1999eagle/1999eagledone8.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 06, 2017, 08:48:36 PM
That really looks superb, MartyS!

If you want temporary 'dirt' on it, you could try a powder called 'Zeasorb'.  Despite it being intensely drying, it has a slight stickiness to it (not sure, but it may be static).  So you could sprinkle a bit on, then, if you decide later you want it clean again, take it outside with a can of compressed air and blow it back off.  I would DEFINITELY suggest trying it on a painted sprue or something to see if it gives an effect you like (and if it sticks to that), plus to see if it blows off as easily as I think it might.


I will have to look up Space: 1999.  I really should know our 18 year-old space history, after all!

Actually I think it was because it looked cheesy when it first came out that I just didn't give it a chance back then.  But if you - with your S-F taste and science background - think it worthwhile, I'll have to check it out.  [Just searched and it's not on Netflix, and is $40 a season on Amazon.  Any ideas for freebie viewing for a test drive?]
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 06, 2017, 09:59:53 PM
Actually I think it was because it looked cheesy when it first came out that I just didn't give it a chance back then.  But if you - with your S-F taste and science background - think it worthwhile, I'll have to check it out.  [Just searched and it's not on Netflix, and is $40 a season on Amazon.  Any ideas for freebie viewing for a test drive?]

It does have some cheesyness to it, and the pacing can be slow at times, but it's got the feel of old sci-fi books from the 50s.

Amazingly it's on archive.org, but pretty low resolution, but it will tell you if you want to spend money on it, the HD transfer they did for the Blu-Ray set for season 1 looks great.

https://archive.org/details/Space1999.Series1
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 06, 2017, 10:13:19 PM
Actually I think it was because it looked cheesy when it first came out that I just didn't give it a chance back then.  But if you - with your S-F taste and science background - think it worthwhile, I'll have to check it out.  [Just searched and it's not on Netflix, and is $40 a season on Amazon.  Any ideas for freebie viewing for a test drive?]

It does have some cheesyness to it, and the pacing can be slow at times, but it's got the feel of old sci-fi books from the 50s.

Amazingly it's on archive.org, but pretty low resolution, but it will tell you if you want to spend money on it, the HD transfer they did for the Blu-Ray set for season 1 looks great.

https://archive.org/details/Space1999.Series1

I forget to look at archive.org for things. :(  I've got season 1 downloading now.  '50s SF books as a reference point sounds good - I used to enjoy the Heinlein books from that point (his later more adult/intellectual fare was better, but still liked the earlier stuff).  And, if after a couple episodes it seems a good fit for me, I'll be looking into the Blu-rays. :)  Thanks!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 08, 2017, 11:17:09 PM
Actually I think it was because it looked cheesy when it first came out that I just didn't give it a chance back then.  But if you - with your S-F taste and science background - think it worthwhile, I'll have to check it out.  [Just searched and it's not on Netflix, and is $40 a season on Amazon.  Any ideas for freebie viewing for a test drive?]

It does have some cheesyness to it, and the pacing can be slow at times, but it's got the feel of old sci-fi books from the 50s.

Amazingly it's on archive.org, but pretty low resolution, but it will tell you if you want to spend money on it, the HD transfer they did for the Blu-Ray set for season 1 looks great.

https://archive.org/details/Space1999.Series1

I forget to look at archive.org for things. :(  I've got season 1 downloading now.  '50s SF books as a reference point sounds good - I used to enjoy the Heinlein books from that point (his later more adult/intellectual fare was better, but still liked the earlier stuff).  And, if after a couple episodes it seems a good fit for me, I'll be looking into the Blu-rays. :)  Thanks!

Did you watch any yet?  After finishing the model I rewatched the first 2, they are fairly representative of what you get with the rest of the series.  There are better and worse episodes later on. 

Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 09, 2017, 03:24:34 AM
Actually I think it was because it looked cheesy when it first came out that I just didn't give it a chance back then.  But if you - with your S-F taste and science background - think it worthwhile, I'll have to check it out.  [Just searched and it's not on Netflix, and is $40 a season on Amazon.  Any ideas for freebie viewing for a test drive?]

It does have some cheesyness to it, and the pacing can be slow at times, but it's got the feel of old sci-fi books from the 50s.

Amazingly it's on archive.org, but pretty low resolution, but it will tell you if you want to spend money on it, the HD transfer they did for the Blu-Ray set for season 1 looks great.

https://archive.org/details/Space1999.Series1

I forget to look at archive.org for things. :(  I've got season 1 downloading now.  '50s SF books as a reference point sounds good - I used to enjoy the Heinlein books from that point (his later more adult/intellectual fare was better, but still liked the earlier stuff).  And, if after a couple episodes it seems a good fit for me, I'll be looking into the Blu-rays. :)  Thanks!

Did you watch any yet?  After finishing the model I rewatched the first 2, they are fairly representative of what you get with the rest of the series.  There are better and worse episodes later on.

Funny, I was just getting on here to comment on that! :)   Yes, Friday I watched the first two, and after the first episode went ahead and downloaded the second season from archive.org.  Having seen it's tone and depth, while it was easily enjoyable enough to watch them all, I didn't think I'd rewatch the series enough times to warrant buying the Blu-rays.  [My criteria: take the lifetime number of anticipated rewatchings of something, multiply that by the cost of renting it each time - if that doesn't exceed the purchase cost, I usually won't buy whatever.]  Saturday I watched the next two.  It is much better than I anticipated it would be at the time it first came out.  Sort of in the middle between original Star Trek and early (B&W) Lost in Space (but a bit closer to Trek).

Thanks for suggesting them, I've been serially running out of things to watch, because I've seen so many films and TV series already (one of the many frustrating things about being unable to work, but WAY down on the list of frustrations, well below "being unable to work").
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 09, 2017, 08:59:11 AM
Yes, Friday I watched the first two, and after the first episode went ahead and downloaded the second season from archive.org.  Having seen it's tone and depth,

Unfortunately for season 2 they made a lot of changes that I didn't like.  Can't even get the Blu-Ray for season 2 in the USA, only region B.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 17, 2017, 09:56:12 AM
Yes, Friday I watched the first two, and after the first episode went ahead and downloaded the second season from archive.org.  Having seen it's tone and depth,

Unfortunately for season 2 they made a lot of changes that I didn't like.  Can't even get the Blu-Ray for season 2 in the USA, only region B.

I hadn't watched any of season 2 since the 80s, downloaded them from archive.org and watched some over the weekend, wow, I forgot just how bad the show sunk into stupidity in season 2.  The addition of Catherine Schell was great, but Barry Morse quitting or getting fired was a big loss.  Also the breakup of Slyvia and Gary Anderson at the end of season 1 also contributed to the downfall of the show.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on July 17, 2017, 10:59:50 AM
My friend that owns a comics and collectables store just told me that the MST3K Pops have just come available for preorder, and they will be released in October.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on August 05, 2017, 02:38:09 PM
MartyS (and others doing modeling), this may be of interest to you.  It does not - per se - fit this thread except tangentially.
 [picture is link]
(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/12PPA01_Spray_Booth.jpg) (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/paints-supplies-airbrushes-etc-c-17_139_247/hobby-spray-booth-16-inch-wide-by-13-inch-high-p-23810)
Hobby Spray Booth, 16 inch Wide  $149.99
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 01, 2017, 02:42:02 PM
When I saw this I had to buy it and it supports a good cause.

Crystal ball flown to around 100,000 feet on a research balloon:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp/crystalball.jpg)

Their catalog of their stuff flown up to the edge of space:

http://earthtosky.net/shop
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on December 14, 2017, 01:07:58 PM
If only I had $1200. :(  Even though Thanos is seated, the maquette is still over 20" high (and weighs 35 lb!).

(https://www.sideshowtoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/marvel-thanos-on-throne-maquette-silo-300434.png) (https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-thanos-on-throne-sideshow-collectibles-300434/)
picture is link
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on January 08, 2018, 08:41:17 PM
The first comics I collected were Amazing Spider-Man (first issue i was aware of, bought, and deliberately saved and kept track of: #44).  With what Marvel corrupted the character with after Civil War, I had an aversion to it.  But that has faded over time, and, with Spider-Man: Homecoming, my love of the character was renewed.

And, after much agonizing, I decided to use my 'entertainment savings' for this, what I think is the best 3D statue representation of Spider-Man ever.  Part of my 'agonizing' is because about 1/2 the height of the statue is the support beam (full statue height is 25").  But the character himself is still as large as a human head.  (picture is link):

(https://www.sideshowtoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/marvel-the-amazing-spider-man-premium-format-silo-300201-1.png) (https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-the-amazing-spider-man-sideshow-collectibles-300201/)
$469, currently with free US shipping.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Romario on January 11, 2018, 02:19:42 AM
My friend that owns a comics and collectables store just told me that the MST3K Pops have just come available for preorder, and they will be released in October.

Did he get it?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on January 12, 2018, 06:47:29 AM
My friend that owns a comics and collectables store just told me that the MST3K Pops have just come available for preorder, and they will be released in October.

Did he get it?
Yeah, I got the ones I ordered through him in October. He still has some in his store (Panther Comics, Turnersville NJ).
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on March 15, 2018, 05:57:03 PM
Holy CRAP are these cool!  Kickstarter currently active for laser-etched glass spheres with either the Milky Way or the known/seen universe inside!  If they weren't WAY outside what I could afford for such things, I'd get them both.  (Both together with lighted stands is 149 Euros (~$183 US) - still 35% off retail.)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/020/454/468/0bdd67431f1d6d3b12f0dcb740c841cf_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1520293512&auto=format&q=92&s=c85d3ee838ccfd3daf6b2dfd65606f0b) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1898673740/the-universe-sphere-the-milky-way-in-a-sphere)
pictures are links to Kickstarter page
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/020/351/732/1ea52989c736c897b276d38b6e105047_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1519551160&auto=format&q=92&s=03606e8921e74a4d6c85dd6cd480a162) (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1898673740/the-universe-sphere-the-milky-way-in-a-sphere)

MartyS (Gromit) pretty sure you'll enjoy these, as will some others.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Russoguru on March 15, 2018, 06:12:22 PM
I'd like to think that those Spheres also play Monty Python's "The Galaxy Song".
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 16, 2018, 06:29:22 AM
I get suspicious when Kickstarter is used for a product anyone could make.  You can get your own design etched into a crystal block for less that that.  Once their company is up and running and they sell these for a more normal price maybe I'll check them out.  I was just reading about a Kickstarter for a 3D printer where the people took all the money and built a nice house with it, the court case started by the backers was thrown out because of the terms of doing a Kickstarter, the backers take all the risk, so don't think of Kickstarter as a store to buy stuff.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on March 16, 2018, 07:12:24 AM
Wow, those galaxy spheres are really cool. When it's available to buy, I'll probably buy one.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on March 16, 2018, 07:17:01 AM
Doing a quick search, I found this, which is pretty similar:

https://bathsheba.com/crystal/galaxy/

(https://bathsheba.com/crystal/galaxy/c-galaxy_A.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 16, 2018, 07:34:35 AM
That's more the price I was thinking of, the blocks themselves are not that expensive, and I think the machine to laser them is less than $50K.  About 10 years ago when I first saw those things I got curious and did some research, it's a crystal that has a fairly open structure, the dot of laser heat disrupts it at that spot to create a tiny void.

Spheres must be a little more tricky to focus the laser onto the correct spot.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on January 03, 2019, 09:08:53 AM
https://ryanbrowne.storenvy.com/products/17515568-calvin-and-hobbes-infinity-gauntlet-11-x-17
I got one of these for my cousin Tony for Christmas.
(https://dpegb9ebondhq.cloudfront.net/product_photos/43240448/IMG_1596_400w.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Pak-Man on February 15, 2019, 08:30:22 AM
As the kids say, "Be silent and relieve me of my funds!"

https://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-generations-transformers-collaborative-ghostbusters-mash-up-ecto-1-ectotron-figure


(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--EQXKaBSI--/c_fill,fl_progressive,g_center,h_900,q_80,w_1600/ii92nthrhsdy3w5wxwpf.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Russoguru on February 15, 2019, 12:31:11 PM
I remember when they also mixed Transformers and Star Wars... that did not work out very well imho.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Pak-Man on February 15, 2019, 12:32:07 PM
I still have the Luke/X-Wing and think it's pretty rad.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Russoguru on February 15, 2019, 12:45:04 PM
My brain couldn't get past a certain premise... so Luke/Anakin/Obi-Wan/Han/Chewie/Darth Vader/Boba Fett are actually Transformers?
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 07, 2019, 07:31:04 AM
Had to pick this up when I noticed it at Target, a tiny Rubik's Cube:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp/tinyrubiks.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 12, 2019, 07:10:38 PM
Just finished building a model of the Wright Flyer.  it's 1:16th scale, hundreds of parts, took me between 150 and 200 hours over the last month to build it.

Bunch of big pictures:

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyer2.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyer3.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyer4.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyer5.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyer6.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyer7.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyer1.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyer8.jpg)




















Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on September 13, 2019, 03:25:37 AM
That's gorgeous, MartyS!  :clap:
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on September 14, 2019, 03:03:55 PM
This thing is kind of an odd size, so not sure what I'm going to do with it, there are a few places I could hang it from the ceiling, or another thought is to 3D print some kind of holder so I can put it on a wall somewhere...

But until I figure that out it's going to sit on top of the shelves I have my other models on:

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/wrightflyertopshelf.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on September 14, 2019, 06:30:24 PM
Only thing missing is the Battlestar Galactica :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Pak-Man on October 06, 2019, 12:03:07 PM
Well it didn't look like it was going to happen for a while, but the kickstarter-style Unicron figure got the requisite number of preorders and will now be a thing. 9 hours left to own the biggest and most expensive transformer ever made before it becomes even more expensive!
https://hasbropulse.com/collections/haslab/products/transformers-war-for-cybertron-unicron

Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 19, 2019, 10:38:12 AM
Just finished a big model of the Discovery from the movie 2001 that I have been working on for about a month:

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/discovery/headingtowards.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/discovery/headingaway.jpg)

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/discovery/discoveryXD1inbaywindow.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: eegah on October 19, 2019, 12:57:39 PM
That is awesome!
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 19, 2019, 02:06:18 PM
Shot a video flyby while playing the soundtrack record:

https://www.youtube.com/v/U1JYW_Nl5J0
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on October 19, 2019, 05:08:05 PM
I can hear Hal being disconnected.. "What are you doing Dave?" :D :D
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on October 19, 2019, 06:33:41 PM
You forgot the "We Brake For Nobody" sticker.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Russoguru on October 20, 2019, 08:29:19 AM
That's a very impressive rendering Marty... I mean Dave.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 30, 2019, 07:02:11 PM
Finally got around to hanging up my Wright Flyer model, 3D printed a stringer so I could use 4 hooks and not put any stress on the model, and put it above where I keep my big Enterprise model:

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/wrightflyer/WrightFlyerHanging.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: wihogfan on October 30, 2019, 07:25:05 PM
Haven't done a modeling kit in 40 years. Now I kind of want to see what's available these days. Have fond memories of my Romulan bird of prey.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on December 05, 2019, 02:49:52 AM
As anticipated:

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Child 11-Inch Plush Baby Yoda (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/az-star-wars-product-c-11_198/star-wars-the-mandalorian-the-child-11inch-plush-baby-yoda-p-27433.html)

(https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/images/26WMA01-_Baby_Yoda.jpg)

"This huggable figure features a roto-vinyl head, sparkling glass eyes, and a soft body with a sturdy bean-filled base. Plus, it comes to you specially packaged in a hover crib."

$24.99
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on January 31, 2020, 11:30:06 PM
OK... there's a seriously good life-size screen accurate The Child figure now available for pre-order from the amazing Sideshow Collectibles (picture is link), $350:
(https://www.sideshow.com/storage/product-images/400369/the-child_star-wars_gallery_5e3204be4f668.jpg) (https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/star-wars-the-child-sideshow-collectibles-400369)
Note that he's holding the Mandalorian's 'stick shift ball' in his right hand!  :)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 30, 2020, 11:40:27 AM
Picked up a Tardis stress squeezy thing while ordering some stuff on the Target website:

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp/tardissqueeze.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on March 30, 2020, 04:52:11 PM
Okay, this is pretty awesome!

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0739/9215/collections/image_abad0799-2180-41f2-b9b7-1c11b5837f82_x900.jpg?v=1585533819)

https://www.riptapparel.com/collections/hunger
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Russoguru on March 30, 2020, 10:12:58 PM
I know this is a little OT but Darth Geek you ever heard of The Cybertronic Spree? They performed songs from the Transformers OST live in full cosplay as the characters Hot Rod, Arcee, Soundwave, Unicron, Quintesson, Rumble, Shockwave and Spike. They even covered The Immigrant song by Led Zeppelin and Run with us by Lisa Lougheed and did a really kick ass cover of the Pokemon theme song.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: Darth Geek on March 31, 2020, 05:07:58 AM
I know this is a little OT but Darth Geek you ever heard of The Cybertronic Spree? They performed songs from the Transformers OST live in full cosplay as the characters Hot Rod, Arcee, Soundwave, Unicron, Quintesson, Rumble, Shockwave and Spike. They even covered The Immigrant song by Led Zeppelin and Run with us by Lisa Lougheed and did a really kick ass cover of the Pokemon theme song.
I've heard of them, yes.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 12, 2020, 01:06:11 PM
Just got done building this kit from Moebius models:

(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/HAL_9000_2.jpg)
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/HAL_9000_3.jpg)
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/HAL_9000_4.jpg)

Took a few hours longer than expected for such a simple kit, I kept redoing the silver paint on the frame because it kept coming out too grey, finally went over it with a thin layer of perlized white and that made it more like aluminum.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on May 12, 2020, 02:48:46 PM
That's awesome!! :o
HAL doesn't talk by chance does it??
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 12, 2020, 03:02:08 PM
That's awesome!! :o
HAL doesn't talk by chance does it??

No, I've seen some people add a sound board with a remote control, maybe I'll do it someday, doesn't look that hard.

If the kit was cheaper I'd by another one and try modifying the lens to include a motion sensor and speech.  But at $40 for a few pieces of plastic it's a fairly overpriced kit, so I don't want to mess with the real look of the one I have.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on May 12, 2020, 03:10:42 PM
That's awesome!! :o
HAL doesn't talk by chance does it??

No, I've seen some people add a sound board with a remote control, maybe I'll do it someday, doesn't look that hard.

If the kit was cheaper I'd by another one and try modifying the lens to include a motion sensor and speech.  But at $40 for a few pieces of plastic it's a fairly overpriced kit, so I don't want to mess with the real look of the one I have.
Yeah I looked into that kit and it is a bit pricey..
Still pretty cool looking though :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 11, 2020, 05:01:38 PM
A friend at work was cleaning out her basement and gave me some Star Trek models that belonged to her late husband who passed away near the start of this year.

They all seem to be from 1992.

A Playmates Enterprise D, I 3D printed a stand for it, cleaned it up a bit and with fresh batteries the sounds and lights still work:
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/irina/EnterpriseDstand.jpg)

An AMT model kit with 3 versions of the Enterprise.  I had already built these as detailed models so wasn't sure what to do with them.  Then thought it might be cool looking to build them like the ships on the wall that Picard busts up in First Contact.  So I painted them gold and the base black, and this is the result:
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/irina/3Enterprises.jpg)

The most intriguing is this badly broken up TOS Enterprise figurine from Enesco.
The pylons are shot, deflector dish missing, neck broken in 2 places, support rod broken at both ends.
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/irina/Enesco%20Enterprise%20figurine%20parts.jpg)

This is made from some kind of heavy and brittle resin.  I 3D printed new pylons and a support, drilled out slots for the pylons and epoxied all the parts together.  Also found a new dish in my stash of unused model parts.
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/irina/Enesco%20Enterprise%20figurine%20rebuilt.jpg)

Tried matching the grey color but grey is a pain to match, I also found an aluminum rod the same size as the original clear plastic support. 

Someday I'll repaint the entire thing but for now it will sit on the shelf with my other Enterprise models:
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/7%20enterprises.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on July 11, 2020, 05:30:22 PM
A Playmates Enterprise D, I 3D printed a stand for it, cleaned it up a bit and with fresh batteries the sounds and lights still work:
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/irina/EnterpriseDstand.jpg)
That is really cool!! :o
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on July 11, 2020, 05:35:28 PM
Wow!  You are an 'Enterprising' Young Man, aren't you, MartyS?!!  ;) ;D

Those are awesome.  Nice job on the fill-in pieces and stands that you customized.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 11, 2020, 05:52:11 PM
A Playmates Enterprise D, I 3D printed a stand for it, cleaned it up a bit and with fresh batteries the sounds and lights still work:
(https://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/models/irina/EnterpriseDstand.jpg)
That is really cool!! :o

When looking up what people are asking for that on ebay (1992 playmates enterprise D) I see loads of them with the warp engines missing, they are removable and barely press fit in place, so it would be very easy for kids playing with it to lose the engines.  No idea why they made it that way.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: RVR II on July 11, 2020, 06:17:39 PM
I see that. Yeah I think it was definitely a bad design there.
Title: Re: Cool/Interesting/Funny Fanatic/Geek Movie/TV/'other' Collectible Stuff
Post by: LucasM on August 04, 2020, 10:39:24 AM
OK... so those in the USA who haven't been brainwashed by #FoxNewsCult routinely wear masks when leaving the house.  Here's one that might make it easier...
(https://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Leather-facehugger-Mask-Feature.jpg) (https://nerdist.com/article/leather-alien-facehugger-mask/)
I was unable, on the Etsy site, to find ANY information on how the filtering is performed with it, however!