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Isnochys79
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:11 am    Post subject: Scratchbuilt Nostromo Bridge Reply with quote

With some cardboard left from my Nostromo model http://www.propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=3942,
and in lack of modeling stg related to this incredible spaceship Wink
I was wondering if I could scratchbuilt one of the most fascinating place of the tug : its command bridge.

I love the general look as seen on these photos posted here by Skin Job66 ...

http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=1522&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=nostromo&start=440

... but at the same time it always seemed too difficult for me to reproduce this perfect and sophisticated design Sad Sad
Luckily, someone on PS already did the job,spending huge amount of time on this bridge, and I would not have started anything without the incredible work from Starriger :

http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=1522&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=nostromo&start=420

Once again Steve, thank you so much to let me use your renderings as reference for my model

Well, back with cutter and glue for my second scratchbuilt project....

The first problem in my mind was the seats. I cannot built them entirely from cardboard. I started with a base and add plastiline, trying to create the particular design.

My first try :





... not really satisfying Confused

Trying to improve the cardboard base and plastiline design...



The main bridge base (with Starriger printed rendering as reference).The final dimensions should be around 23"x23" (60x60 cm).



First difficult cuttings, for me , the seat framework :



work in progress with the new seat design ( It will be the original one, I will have to cast it 6 times for the model... something new for me, but all in good time . Eight seats total on the bridge but two rear ones with a different design)



Another Starriger rendering as reference : the side view



the actual progress... and a long way to go Laughing



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Isnochys79, but I didn't post the pics of the bridge on the link, others have (Fred, Colin, Starrigger,etc).
I did, on the other hand, made a model of the chair (not easy design) and the corridor leading to the hyper-sleep room (check the Alien model section) Wink

As for your project, you have all my sympathy; not easy to do and a lot of sleepless nights ahead waiting for you...eager to see the next stuff Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Joberg. You are right,the photos were mainly from Fred Skinjob Embarassed . I know your superb job on the chair and the corridor...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks promising, will follow this project for sure !

Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Fred.Some new progress on head control boxes and Kane/Lambert front panels....









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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome and keep up the good work; Lord knows how difficult it is to reconstruct that set Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if this will be of help to you, but here is a rare photo of the back of the bridge section. A bit close-in, but hope it helps.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you far that FenGiddel86 Very Happy Very Happy I knew this photo but totally forgot it can be used as reference for the back right side (I had the left side, not the right one)Thank you again for your help
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some progress on front and back panels (with one of the monitor).
The first test assembly with the seat.

As you will notice, we have had some particulary hot days in south of France this august and the plastiline seat need a better place Laughing

I am now working on the side cockpits but as they are situated on a different level I need first to think about the different other levels of the bridge...













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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is really coming together! Great work.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work so far...and I don't think they had "Svelte" yogourt in the Nostromo...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work, it's great to see the shapes gather together ! It looks more and more like an Art Department maquette... Very cool...

Cool

(Sveltesse in your fridge, come on Fred, really ???)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Retrograde. Joberg, who knows ? Fred, not mine.... I am a Perfect Organism Art depart maquette sounds good... just before the 1:1 scale
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking awesome!!!

I need to get you a more recent floor plan, as the one you are working from isn't as screen accurate as it should be. Especially in the back.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking really great!
Can't wait to see it develop further.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Pro Mod, Steve your precious floor plans are always welcome, especially the back ones. But I use too your sketchup bridge rendering which is a perfect visual reference for this project. Here are some new photos whith the side cockpits on their ways and a first intermediate floor level...












... and the second one (no, not a millenium falcon project )

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent job...as the second pic, it looks more like the inside of Discovery from "2001 A Space Odyssey" Wink (where the space-pods are parked).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As JB and others have said... BRAVO !

(I just hope you're not going to paint it in the end, it looks very good like this)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have to Fred because I want to add some small stuff for details... but I will do my best . Working now on the third level.You will notice at the end that I always refer to the two most known photos of the bridge...
BTW, during researches,I have discovered this incredible artist working on Alien lines and... the Nostromo Bridge !! Superb pieces ... far from cardboard

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sith_fire30-Creations/121610277862687














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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent job Cool (I love it when I can say it in French and in English without a difference between the two Wink )

Are you going to do the ceiling as well?
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