"Ambush at Whiskey Outpost - Planet P"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ghostrider, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Ghostrider New Member

    Hey everyone,

    Pete Herrera had asked me about posting a dio I completed a couple of years back based on Starship Troopers. Well, here goes. The "Warrior Bugs" are from a company called Warp. I purchased them from Comet Miniatures. Thay are airbrushed with Testors Enamels and detailed with Vallejos. The MI Troopers are included in the Bug kits. These have been modifed to fit the dio and are painted with Vallejos. The Outpost is scratch-built from sheet styrene. For some of the parts I made masters and cast the rest. That's about it. Look forward to your comments. Thanks

    Cheers,
    Bob Waltman

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  2. RobH Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent!

    Wierd as well............not 2 hours ago I looked at the "making of" book for this movie (hadn't picked it up in a couple of years or more!)
  3. Jim Patrick Active Member

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    Aghhhhhhhh, nice to see this one again too! You really captured the "feel" of the movie well. I have always enjoyed looking at my "old" pictures of this.

    Thanks again,
    Jim Patrick
  4. Pete Wenman Member

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    Nice looking dio, slightly OT here but if you guys get the chance
    ditch the film and read the book.

    Heinlein was years ahead of his time. I understand they tried to ban the book when it was first published. Its a real shame the film fell so far short.

    Pete
  5. Pete_H New Member

    Hey, thanks for posting the pictures! Here are some I took at the 2002 Atlanta show. By the way, does anybody know if these figures are sold individually?

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  6. Pete_H New Member

    And another one ...

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  7. Pete_H New Member

    And a close-up of one of the MI troopers ...

    Too bad the movie didn't do the book justice at all - it looked more like an episode of "Melrose Place."

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  8. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Thats too cool Bob!
  9. amherbert Member

    I really enjoyed the book too.

    Heinlein's a bit of a fanatic regarding what is required for 'citizenship' and voting rights, but the story is great. Like most of his books!


    The dio is super looking too. Much better than the movie!! ;)

    Cheers
    Andy
  10. Ghostrider New Member

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    I too enjoyed the book more then the movie, but still had a blast recreating a scene from the flick.

    Thanks Pete for posting additional pics. As for the MI Trooper, I am not aware of anyone who sells the figure by itself.

    Below is a couple of links to a company that sells the version from the animated series. They are roughly 54MM scale.

    http://www.trooperpx.com/RSTC/series21.html
    http://members.aol.com/ccspevam/evamodels.html

    Cheers,
    Bob Waltman
  11. Jim Patrick Active Member

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    United-States
    Pete, e mail me your address. I have a couple that I probably won't use. Bob's link (thanks Bob) shows some figures that look better than the original....but if your'e interested, let me know.

    Jim Patrick
  12. fsdesimone Member

    This is really cool!! I wish I'd seen this in person but I skipped Atlanta 2002. Oh well.

    Well, there's nothing wrong with "Melrose Place" per se if you're intention is to watch just that... ;) But taking a really cool adventurous, yet philosophical book and turning it a "space opera" is a shame. Wasn't it by the same guy who did "Showgirls" btw? That should have been a big clue.

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