Mar 20, 2014

More scratchbuilt space vehicles

The previous posts are here: Mining barge; Warship


Cleaning up my room has resulted in finding a ton of plastic and paper boxes. The other important result was organizing my bits into two larger containers, one for bigger and one for smaller pieces. Now I had a lot of scrap, glue and boxes I wouldn't use for 'Jazygia 1996'. 
Bought some metallics earlier and it was high time to use'em. Thus was born this little side-project, the 'build spaceships out of possibly everything' or BSooPE.


Most of these space vehicles are multi-functional. This, for example, can be either a warship or a merchant vessel.


Parts: cardboard, beer bottle caps, the little tripods from pizza boxes. A plastic cap, a piece from a pen.


This is a heavily armored pirate ship with a high bridge.


Parts: cork, beer bottle capst, plastic pen, another piece of pen, lot of cardboard.


The most modern of the five, this is a rocket/command cruiser in a nice greenish blue metal color.
It is made of another bottle cap, a piece of pen, and four dominoes that Tesco used to give away.


Another cruiser/freighter armed mostly with missiles.


Another domino and the box of my old fountain pen was used for this.



The most interesting piece, a warship, possibly a pocket cruiser.

The parts on this were: an old earphone; a cigar box cap; wings from an old plastic toy plane; two winged hussar wings; three acrylic paint bottle caps; two stripes of plasticard; two Pz V Panther hulls from the PSC box I had not used; a gun mantle from the Revell WW2 German artillery box; a rocket from god knows where.

The painting on most have been similar, with a basecoat, glaze, drybrush combo. The glazing was left out on the first (grey) ship and the last.

14 comments:

  1. Nice work I really like the pirate vessel.

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  2. really good job!
    they remind me the Gamilons spaceships from "battleship Yamato" series.
    well done.
    bye

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  3. Very create use of household detritus - uber-recycling! Interesting looking vessels - sometimes it is fun to create a 'class' of similar designs for fleet actions...

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    1. Considering they were done with virtually no cost, this sure is a way of recycling. The two larger cruisers could be the 'Signal' class as they are made from toothpaste boxes.

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  4. Absolutely stunning, what great fun and great designs too!

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  5. They are perfect !!
    very creative work and I like the colours you've used !

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