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Has anyone here considered to use Pegasus' Martian War Machine to make a model of the alien ground attack machine used by aliens in the movie Robinson Crusoe on Mars?. These were painted white with a belly gun.

What would you use to make the belly gun?
 

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yes it is. I looked over at Federation Models site (Model Kits- Scyhook Models) to see if they had the kit however no luck, the do offer the Martian War Machine.
http://www.federationmodels.com/
Thanks, I got a couple of the Pegasus kits. I'm still open to what to use for the belly gun. I think I can do a fair job of filling in the dorsal hole with putty. Then I'd have two kits the same size.
 

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There are some good reference shots of the alien ships and their beam weapons here, at the start of the clip:

The beam projector appears to consist of 37 separate hexagonal tubes that pulsate with a red glow. I don't know exactly how you'd go about replicating that.

 

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Looks like a domed reflector from a bicycle would work.
That's what I was thinking, if you can find one the right size. Not 100 percent accurate, but close enough for horseshoes, as they say.

BTW, in the screencaps above, note how roughly shaped the model is, and the sloppy finish around the circular opening. Unlike the carefully crafted Martian war machines from The War of the Worlds, this must have been a quick-and-dirty job.
 

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From what I remember reading is that these were carved from wood and are not modified MWM's from War of the Worlds.
 

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The bicycle reflector is a great idea, I'll start looking them over at the stores to see what I can find. I was also thinking of some kind of prism like sticker but don't know where to find those..

For a wood carving of the ship, the resemblance is amazingly close. When I saw this movie for the first time, a modified Martian ship was just what I was thinking to save money on a model/
 

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From what I remember reading is that these were carved from wood and are not modified MWM's from War of the Worlds.
They were carved from wood, with a plastic piece for the beam emitter. They made 3 of them all in different scales so that they could be filmed together. They had no practical effects. I have often wondered if they reused the WOTW war machine because Paramount already owned the design, or as an in-joke because Byron Haskin directed both movies.

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I have often wondered if they reused the WOTW war machine because Paramount already owned the design, or as an in-joke because Byron Haskin directed both movies.
Probably both -- or maybe because the ships just looked so damn cool! :cool:
 

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Probably both -- or maybe because the ships just looked so damn cool! :cool:
since haskin was probably one of the people who decided on what both should look like, he probably asked that the RCOM be like the WOTW ships. perhaps he was trying to make a connection between the martians of both films.
 
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