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1/2 Scale Nomad

Post by tmlindsey » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:42 am

Hello All!

After many months, I'm almost finished with a 1:2 Nomad for the same person who requested the 1:1 Nomad last year.

Fairly happy with the results so far. The electronics were provided by someone an out-of-town friend knows (the local guy flaked out on me, as feared/expected).

Purist Warning: The "more colorful" paint job was their request, not mine; but it looks better than some of the suggested combinations :shock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwGRJAR ... e=youtu.be

I'm soooooo tried of looking at Nomads right now :eek:

I wish I could wrap my head around electronics and do them myself, but that stuff totally escapes me.
Tim L.

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Re: 1/2 Scale Nomad

Post by MEATLOAFr » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:48 am

looks nice


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Re: 1/2 Scale Nomad

Post by kobayashimaru » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:48 am

excellent work, TMLindsey!
I like both variants of NOMAD -
1:1 is 'exactingly close to as seen-on-screen".
1:2 is "alien-metal/color variant".

1:2 scale has a majesty to it,
it'd look great next to a Tektite collection/cut-geode collection etc,
the model has this 'implicit question metanarrative' "What is NOMAD made out of? what is the metallurgic composition of NOMAD/ what did 60s' Sci-Fi think about metallurgy" to it,
it's just awesome.

1:2 scale NOMAD asks - "why is NOMAD like this - is it alien metal, did this NOMAD enter an atmosphere/shear area? Is it part of NOMADs active camouflage system?"
it'd also look interesting under light UVBlight etc or chroma-gel lights.

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Re: 1/2 Scale Nomad

Post by tmlindsey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:43 pm

Thanks :)

Speaking as a purist, I was very uneasy about doing the more colorful version, but I am actually happy with the two-tone effect. I imagine if Nomad was on "Lost in Space" vs "Star Trek" it would have been at least this colorful :lol:
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Re: 1/2 Scale Nomad

Post by Griffworks » Wed May 30, 2018 1:56 am

Whoa! That's pretty darned kewel.

Will you be returning to any of the other models you used to sell? There still hasn't been a decent Constellation-class or Sydney-class in 1/2500 since yours went out of production. If not, any more thoughts on returning to the GKM biz, maybe just with other scaled products?
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Re: 1/2 Scale Nomad

Post by tmlindsey » Wed May 30, 2018 4:44 am

Griffworks wrote:Whoa! That's pretty darned kewel.
Thanks :)
Will you be returning to any of the other models you used to sell?
I've been considering it but I've been trying to catch up on a bunch of other (non-fun) things :|
There still hasn't been a decent Constellation-class or Sydney-class in 1/2500 since yours went out of production.
Thanks again :)
If not, any more thoughts on returning to the GKM biz, maybe just with other scaled products?
I have one potential resin kit that was in-the-works when I was asked to do the Nomad, Tardis and Kronos for a gallery show, and I set it aside. I'm working on it again but it is not only complicated to engineer, but a whopper in size.

Shipping prices and expenses being what they are these days I'm not sure it would be a good enough seller to warrant the investment on molds. But I'll post pics of a prototype when I have it done and will get feed-back before going all out investment-wise, though.
Tim L.

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