In texting wit Dan on the other Beep conversations, I decided to break away from that, as the primary conversations were just about Beep running characteristics. As a long time sci-fi fan, and retired film archivist, my portable layout reflects Area 51, with a captured UFO on a Lionel flat, and the other one with a champagne cork wire landing gear on a ridge. The Beep and caboose are RMT, and the other cars are Lionel. Atlantis Plastic Models also makes UFO’s, one from Earth Versus the Flying Saucers, in addition to some O scale truck kits. Is this hobby fun, or what?!
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I should mention, the “aliens” are HO scale figures, with new heads made from Squadron putty, and alien eyes painted on.
Artie this looks great! I am working on a larger flying saucer model myself. I intend to incorporate a lava lamp for tractor beam looking effect.
Artie it is a good idea to give this topic its own thread. In the one photo Robbie the robot is way too big. The Martian War Machine is exact 1:48 scale. Gort is close to O scale. He was suppose to be near 8' tall. It is nice when you can combine several of you favorite things.
Great stuff, guys! Dan, is that Martian War Machine from Atlantis models? And, where did you get the Gort figure?
And, yes, Star Wars figures count.
Rusty, I notice you have the Martian machine as well. Is that an Atlantis model?
I was a film archivist, and ran MoMA’s Film Preservation Center for 18 years until my retirement in 2015. We had those films, and classic sci-fi was my favorite. We had over 80,000 films in the collection when I left.
On the topic of Sci-fi, does anyone know where I can get some Battlestar Galactica themed O-scale accessories?
I have 3D printed a Viper MkII (I will upload a picture later today) and I am looking for matching figures. I can design/3D print them if I have to but I would rather not.
Thanks in advance!