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 Post subject: Red Dwarf present for my brother
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:44 pm 
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My brother and I grew up on Red Dwarf, which is sort of a "button-hole cousin" to Aliens. So for his 43rd birthday I decided to make him something special. The show opened with a close-up of Lister painting the letters RED DWARF on the side of the ship. We pan out to see how massive the vessel is. I wanted to capture some of that magic as a piece of art.

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When I was building the model of the Freya 7 I discovered how useful the innards of old laptops could be for creating spaceship exteriors.

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I then scrounged through my junk drawers for bits and pieces to fill in gaps, hide screws, etc.

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After a coat of paint it is starting to look the part!

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So here it is done and framed. I did a lot of weathering and added a few water slide decals for some extra visual interest.

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For a stand-in for Lister I used a tiny Star Wars figure of Baze from Rogue One, with a space helmet made of putty. The scale of the man to the giant F is quite close to the original! This all fits securely in a frame and now hangs on his wall. It was a lot of fun to make!

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 Post subject: Re: Red Dwarf present for my brother
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:29 am 
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Great work! You brother must be very happy about it.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:16 pm 
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That is some fine outside the box thinking and it looks great!

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I'll say! Great idea and execution!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:37 pm 
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Thank you Mantroon!

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OUTSTANDING!

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