Well I have decided to put the Porteus on hold and go with another favourite.
In the early 90's Halcyon models (now sadly long gone.) released the brilliant 1/72nd dropship from Aliens.
I recently aquired one on Ebay as well as a resin APC.
The dropship is a brilliant piece but has its faults.
* no pilots in cockpit (as well as poorly detailed.)
* the ramp down has a problem in that I need to cut the "belly" to put in the APC.
This should be fun.
In the 60's there was a movie that I have always loved for its superb special effects and the 6th star of Fantasic voyage, the PROTEUS.
I knew the model existed in the "garage kit world" but it was finally this year I decided to take the plunge and purchase Crows nest models 1/48th model of the proteus.
Its a mostly cast resin with metal and plastic additions. I have also purchased the sitting crew (there are also standing figures)
So over the summer I will publish this work.
Its still August and the weather is not too bad for the time of year. I have been "squirrelling" some winter projects for the long dark nights ahead.
a Halcyon Nostromo restoration project
an Argonaut vinyl model Robocop (this is a stuning 1/8th kit, over twenty years old)
Fichtenfoos fish shaped Sub (a real gem of a model, resin and brass mixed media kit)
Airfix Starcruiser 1 which I want to improve / change totally.
And then out of the blue starts the photos of Dark knight rises. The BATWING is stunning and someone will release a kit in the next year.