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Jim, very good! Are the landing gears adapted or scratched built? I like your way of thinking.

I started from scratch doing one myself earlier this year, but got sidetracked. So you are the first!
 

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Thanks James,
wandering thru Irwin Allen Universe, there they were saying
"try this, try this, try this"

Thanks Llyod,
adapted 1/72 F-104 Starfighter landing gear.



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Thanks everyone,

John P.,
What you do with some of the kits out there is amazing,
wish I had your talent.

Hedorah59,
Thanks

Richard,
Was trying to invision how it would look like with different
color themes, I think the blue could be a little lighter,
I'll have to do some experimenting.

Dave,
You have inspired me to think outside of the box.

Now to do something different with that control tower,
any suggestion?


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Nicely done, NICELY done! Bravo!

Control tower. Hm. change the support pylon to a 'maltese cross' shape, windows all the way up the sides. add 'tubes' at the corners of the 'cross' wedges (4 wedges, 8 tubes) from ground to saucer. Add some form of radar array to the top of the saucer.

just a thought :)
 

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Thanks Steve,

on the tower, my 1st thought was to blow it up and start
over, but then I would have to clean up a big mess.

Thanks for the suggestion


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Well, if you wanted to, you could start over with something like this:

http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYMB-19

Do the dock where the Aquafoils are kept or something like that
Thanks for the link, Steve.
That would work for a Triton Control scene, my idea for this one is:

In Vttbots, you see the gear deployed as support to use claws to
grab cable of diving bell, in another episode you see from pilot view
the FS landing on aircraft carrier, you don't see the gear.

In Cbts, Commander Patterson arrives in N. Y. to pick up Adm.
Matthews(spelled wrong in title), then later Adm. Matthews
returning to Washington about the asteriod, where did they land,
on the river or nearby air strip?

I choose nearby air strip, which means it needed a land based
terminal. The aquafoil style aircraft is for air-to-sea transportation
a tribute to it's inventor Adm. Nelson

Thanks for the idea, I might give the Triton Control a try some
day.


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You're welcome, it's just a passing thought.

Given some earlier shots in the movie (IIRC), the 'saucer on a pylon' look seems to be common in that far future time (wasn't it like 1990 or thereabouts? :) ) so you've got the right theme going on.

Of course, the nice thing about those 'chain base' displays is you don't HAVE to use the wall part. There's some nice detailing on the base part that can be made into about anything. main reason why I linked to that specific version is the claw grab, which kinda sorta looks like it could be modded to look like something that would grab onto the upper docking ring, perfect for moving an Aquafoil from storage to the flightline or some such.

I just have crazy thoughts. :)
 

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You're welcome, it's just a passing thought.

Given some earlier shots in the movie (IIRC), the 'saucer on a pylon' look seems to be common in that far future time (wasn't it like 1990 or thereabouts? :) ) so you've got the right theme going on.

Of course, the nice thing about those 'chain base' displays is you don't HAVE to use the wall part. There's some nice detailing on the base part that can be made into about anything. main reason why I linked to that specific version is the claw grab, which kinda sorta looks like it could be modded to look like something that would grab onto the upper docking ring, perfect for moving an Aquafoil from storage to the flightline or some such.

I just have crazy thoughts. :)


Thanks Steve,

The year was 2053, if you have a copy of the movie or it maybe it's
still on youtube, in the begining you can see in the background J2
style saucers on columns from Adm. Matthews office.
That's where I'm going with the look of the air terminal.
interesting idea about the grab claw.

crazy thoughts are healthy

back to my own crazy thoughts

Jim
 
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