Saturday, January 27, 2018

New video: Scale model scratch build science fiction - Part 4

It's been a while between updates on The Seahorse, my scratch built sci-fi anti-gravity ship. Partly this was due to my overseas trip, and partly it was due to a lack of motivation - I lost momentum for a while there on the interminably slow hull build. But I'm back in the saddle!

1/35 scale scratch built sci-fi scale model the Seahorse

Previous progress videos for The Seahorse are as follows:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

So this time I've finally moved on from the hull, and have tackled the deck surface and started building the superstructure. It's a relief to have moved on to the more interesting parts, as well as parts which don't need to be glued to the oily plastic of the soft drink bottle.

sci-fi scratch built scale model the Seahorse
Although it doesn't look it, this is a big improvement on the original decking I attempted!

sci-fi scratch built scale model the Seahorse
Cutting curved corners in styrene is always a tad tricky...

sci-fi scratch built scale model the Seahorse
The cabin starts to take rudimentary shape.

Video is embedded below, but in case that doesn't work here is the link:
Progress on scratch building my sci-fi scale model - Part 4




  1. That looks really good! It must be superhard to make that kind of model. It would be hard enough for me to to start of from a tank or a boat but you started of with a plastic bottle and makes it look awsome! Respect!

    Fredrik Granath

    1. Thanks Fredrik! Once I've painted it in primer it will (hopefully) look a lot less like a plastic bottle! Cheers, Dave

  2. I'm looking forward to the progress you've made. Its been an Inspirational piece of work watch. Awesome.

  3. I'm very anouxious to see part 5. It's been a great inspiration.



    1. Hi Peter, thanks very much! Part 5 will be coming soon, I promise! Dave