POTA Icarus, or a yacht in the SSC universe - HobbyTalk
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Elder Statesman
 
cozmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 671
POTA Icarus, or a yacht in the SSC universe

Building creatures is hard, so I took a break and went back to work on some ships for the SSC universe. I was working on a yacht that I have a need for and wound up with a ship that makes use of the Icarus from Planet of the Apes.

I thought it was pretty neat, so I decided to share:



It started as a little space ship (or aircraft I don't really know what it is) from the IMAI UFO moon base. It was the right size to be in scale with the small kit of the Galactic Cruiser and looked to be a good fit style wise.

While scaling it up to match the AMT kit, it struck me that the Icarus might have use for the main hull of this ship. I happen to have a couple of them (Icarus) in the stack to build, that I never got to because it just looked like something was missing. I modified the drawings to incorporate the 3" Icarus model and went from there. In the picture, the top left is the little ship from
the IMAI kit and it progresses to the bottom right. For a little while, I was contemplating using the 5 1/2" Icarus with the Revell kit of the Convair Space Shuttle. But that was much bigger than I wanted to build.

Even using the small kit, the ship came out a little bigger than I wanted. I figure if I leave the "UNITED STATES" and flags off of the finished model it could pass as both the complete Icarus ship from POTA and a yacht from a converted patrol type ship in the SSC universe.

I have been working on the main hull and the attachment point for the Icarus so it might be a while before it starts to look like something. For now, I do at least have some drawings to guide the way.
cozmo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
Elder Statesman
 
cozmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 671
I had some time this weekend to work on it. I washed and scrubbed yet the paint still peeled from the resin Icarus. The model was only supposed to be about half the size of the cruiser (the Icarus module would be able to enter the shuttle bay), but its what I had to work with


With some stablemates in various stages of completion


It got me thinking about what to do with the larger Icarus, a couple of early ideas:
cozmo is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-25-2010, 10:18 PM
Definitely not a shill!
 
PerfesserCoffee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Lexington, S.C., C.S.A.
Posts: 11,415
I like it!

"Well, you can gamble for match sticks, You can gamble for gold. Stakes may be heavy or small. But if you haven't gambled for love and lost, Well, then you haven't gambled at all."--Frankie Laine
PerfesserCoffee is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-27-2010, 01:47 AM
HobbyTalk Pro
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,553
I think it's a great concept. I assume the Icarus will be a lander that separates from the mother craft, a la Fireball XL5?
scotpens is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-08-2011, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
Elder Statesman
 
cozmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 671
I finally got enough decals to print up a page and was able to finish a couple of things.

This was one of them:


The Daedalus has a fairly significant role as a predecessor of the current classes of the Galactic Cruiser.
cozmo is offline  
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the HobbyTalk forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome