Larry Wilson’s Icarus

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I am attaching some photos of the Icarus concept ship from Fantastic Plastics resin model.  I pretty much built this straight out of the box, for a resin kit, the ship was very well detailed – no pitting as typically seen with most resin castings. The only issue I had were the cockpit windows they provided weren’t even close to the size opening they were suppose to fit into. I made new ones out of some clear styrene sheet I had on hand. The ship is cast with a limited interior, mostly centered around the forward cockpit and extending to the beds. I added a back wall with a little bit of detail just to prevent seeing thru the length of the ship.

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The interior is lit with a small white SMD and I added a couple of 1/72 scale figures in the interior.
I also lit each of the three primary engine bells with a blue SMD just to change things up.

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The finish on the model was done in two layers of white, after the primer, the base coat was testors enamel Insignia white and then a final coat in an automotive Pearlescent white. The secondary colors were a mixture of greens to match pictures I pulled off the web of the ’68 movie Icarus. The underside was painted in a darker grey. After applying the decals, the whole model was shot with a clear gloss lacquer. Overall it turned out pretty well.

The base was bought from Micheal’s for $4.00, then primed and painted in black.  It is plenty big to house the battery holder and 9v battery.  Jerry over at HDA Modelworx provided the 1″ x 3″ nameplate.

Larry Wilson

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