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I have finished two more models based on the works of Heinlein; the amphibious space shuttle from Between Planets and a diorama based on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles. I have also made a new webpage that should make it easier to view my Heinlein model collection. The webpage is at http://ourworlds.topcities.com/models/heinlein_models.html


Your diorama of Kip and the Mother Thing on Pluto is exactly as I have pictured it since I first read the story as a child. Thank you!

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Blackhawk wrote:
I have finished two more models based on the works of Heinlein; the amphibious space shuttle from Between Planets and a diorama based on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles. I have also made a new webpage that should make it easier to view my Heinlein model collection. The webpage is at http://ourworlds.topcities.com/models/heinlein_models.html


Your diorama of Kip and the Mother Thing on Pluto is exactly as I have pictured it since I first read the story as a child. Thank you!


Thanks, Jack. I'm glad you liked it. HSSWT is the first Heinlein book I read and that scene has been in my head for many decades, too.

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JackKelly wrote:
Blackhawk wrote:
I have finished two more models based on the works of Heinlein; the amphibious space shuttle from Between Planets and a diorama based on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles. I have also made a new webpage that should make it easier to view my Heinlein model collection. The webpage is at http://ourworlds.topcities.com/models/heinlein_models.html


Your diorama of Kip and the Mother Thing on Pluto is exactly as I have pictured it since I first read the story as a child. Thank you!


Wow! That's about all I can say--I'm amazed at how close it is to the mental picture I've had of that scene...well, we need a freezing, howling darkness but then we wouldn't see anything but the headlights. 8-)

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Thanks, Robert.

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A while back I did a series of posts about the models I have built based on Heinlein's work. Unfortunately, Google closed Picasa Web, which is where I had my photos available for view, and moved them to Google Photos. That wouldn't have been a concern only they changed all the URLs, too, so the links I had on my Models and Props portal no longer worked. After a much longer delay than should have happened, I finally have updated the links. You can find photos of my Heinlein models here:

http://www.ourworlds.net/models_and_props/heinlein_models.html

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Wow, Dan! Thanks for the new link.

I remember seeing your "H.M.S. Wasp" in a Fine Scale Modeler magazine I picked at a local crafts shop. That was quite a few years ago. Your scratch-build reignited a fascination with scale modeling in me, so much so that I subscribed to the magazine (which I continue to this day). I've also acquired as many back issues as I could find.

Have you thought about doing a gallery article for FSM based on your Heinlein models?

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Wow, Dan! Thanks for the new link.

I remember seeing your "H.M.S. Wasp" in a Fine Scale Modeler magazine I picked at a local crafts shop. That was quite a few years ago. Your scratch-build reignited a fascination with scale modeling in me, so much so that I subscribed to the magazine (which I continue to this day). I've also acquired as many back issues as I could find.

Have you thought about doing a gallery article for FSM based on your Heinlein models?


Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed the models and I'm even more pleased if my work inspired you to take up modeling again. It's a hobby I still enjoy and I promote it when I can.

Unfortunately, although I had a number of articles published by FSM my last experience with them was not good. I will not be sending them anything else. Now I submit my articles to the IPMS Journal and that magazine has been publishing them frequently.

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Dan - googling around lead me to your Blackhawk page, with your interest in comics and the mention of Will Eisner. You know, I suppose, that Eisner did the art for the Army magazine PS Preventive Maintenance Monthly. But did you know that the editorial offices for that magazine are in the Sparkman Center? And that they've got files and files of back issues (with Eisner, Kubert, Ploog and others artwork)? I went by a few years ago, and they had a lovely sketch from Eisner to the staff on display. I hope it is still there. It's worth a visit.

Bill

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Bill, I was aware that PS Magazine was now produced in the Sparkman Center. Unfortunately, I never got around to visiting them and seeing what they had in the way of art. Kubert is the artist I remember from the magazine since he was doing it when I was on active duty. Since I retired and no longer have a CAC, I have easy access to the Arsenal but getting back into the Sparkman Center would take some extra effort.

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A while back I did a series of posts about the models I have built based on Heinlein's work. Unfortunately, Google closed Picasa Web, which is where I had my photos available for view, and moved them to Google Photos. That wouldn't have been a concern only they changed all the URLs, too, so the links I had on my Models and Props portal no longer worked. After a much longer delay than should have happened, I finally have updated the links. You can find photos of my Heinlein models here:

http://www.ourworlds.net/models_and_props/heinlein_models.html
I nosed around in your photos and--

Holy smoke!

You've built THE SPACEGOING ATOMIC FLYING BOAT from Operation Springboard!! How delightfully obscure!

From my boyhood public library, I was familiar with the Sam Kweskin cover, but your model follows the illustration from a more recent edition. Quite handsome.

Have you written any notes on building it?

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