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#1 Fat Valentino

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:15 PM

I've been a fan of the old Playmates 4.5" line for many years, and made some customs recently. They're work in progress at this point, and I'd love to build toward a 4.5" NCC-1701 in the future...

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:22 PM

Here's a Classic Romulan Bird Of Prey. Not too much work to do on this one...

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:06 PM

to fing kool man. love the Rom. B.O.P. keep up the good work... it's good to see that i am not the only one that likes to build ships for figs.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:31 AM

QUOTE (Fat Valentino @ Apr 26 2010, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been a fan of the old Playmates 4.5" line for many years, and made some customs recently. They're work in progress at this point, and I'd love to build toward a 4.5" NCC-1701 in the future...


Nice Guardian. I assume it isn't finished. Are you going to do the ruins around it?

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 05:13 AM

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:37 PM

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Nice. Any reason you didn't make the base bigger?

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:33 PM

A couple reasons. Often when I design a playset or vehicle, I'll try to imagine what the original company would have given us. Remember the Engineering playset from Playmates? This custom Guardian sports a base almost twice as large. I think it's large enough, especially for the 4.5" scale. I also think it's pretty much exactly what playmates would have produced, had they ever gotten around to making Classic Star Trek playsets.

The other reason is, I sculpted it with the intention of molding it in silicone and casting copies out of plastic, so it's good to keep production costs down.





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Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:35 PM

Wow !!! Those are both awesome ..... Really like the Guardian !!! Very realistic ! Great job !! You have great sculpting skills !!!

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:06 PM

QUOTE (Fat Valentino @ Aug 28 2011, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A couple reasons. Often when I design a playset or vehicle, I'll try to imagine what the original company would have given us. Remember the Engineering playset from Playmates? This custom Guardian sports a base almost twice as large. I think it's large enough, especially for the 4.5" scale. I also think it's pretty much exactly what playmates would have produced, had they ever gotten around to making Classic Star Trek playsets.

The other reason is, I sculpted it with the intention of molding it in silicone and casting copies out of plastic, so it's good to keep production costs down.


I guess it is just me, I would have liked to see the columns in the background framing it.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:29 AM

QUOTE (Lord Mudd @ Aug 28 2011, 11:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess it is just me, I would have liked to see the columns in the background framing it.

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I agree. But, you can't have it all, unless you care to pick up this little beauty...

http://www.ebay.com/...5#ht_500wt_1125

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:25 AM

QUOTE (Fat Valentino @ Aug 29 2011, 05:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree. But, you can't have it all, unless you care to pick up this little beauty...

http://www.ebay.com/...5#ht_500wt_1125


I can't see Ebay at work, firewall, but this is why I like 1/18 scale so much, you can create much larger playsets. I had an idea for an Enterprise playset like the Kenner Death Star with the bridge on top, sickbay and the transporter room in the middle, engineering on the bottom, and a fold out plate for the hanger bay, all with a turbolift to connect it. Then Playmates changed the scale and made my idea no longer cost effective.

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