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Pegasus War of the Worlds Martian War Machine

Post by el gato » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:52 pm

A member of my local hobby club passed away last year. His widow asked that we help with liquidating his stash. Along two other models, I picked up the Pegasus War of the Worlds Martian War Machine (the cool 1953 version). At 1/48, it is no only one of the scales I don't build, it is also rather large; much larger than I anticipated. I could build it as-is or I could do something with it. Any thoughts?
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Re: Pegasus War of the Worlds Martian War Machine

Post by kobayashimaru » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:04 am

ave! it's never easy to say goodbye to locals from the local-model-club.
it's a beautiful kit, so I recommend building it as intended.

that said, a few gundam threads show how it can be made into a war-walker,
Gundam-style/Macross & battletech style hehe.

I've also seen it made into a 'time-ship'/'time-traveller-pod',
where the builder had cloned part of the top in clear-vacuuform and made it look like it was materializing...

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Re: Pegasus War of the Worlds Martian War Machine

Post by TonyG2 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:23 am

Just to confirm are we talking about the version from the George Pal movie right? I have the 1/144 diorama set with the tanks not the larger 1/48 model.

If you want to use the War Machine for something other than the movie version, you might want to consider the movie Robinson Crusoe on Mars where the same ship was reused as the alien mining/attack vessel

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Re: Pegasus War of the Worlds Martian War Machine

Post by el gato » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:47 pm

kobayashimaru wrote:ave! it's never easy to say goodbye to locals from the local-model-club.
it's a beautiful kit, so I recommend building it as intended.
I thought about that Koba, maybe trying my hand at rudimentary electronics...

I also thought about a bash and turning it into a mish-mash of Welles' and Pal's versions
TonyG2 wrote:Just to confirm are we talking about the version from the George Pal movie right? I have the 1/144 diorama set with the tanks not the larger 1/48 model.
Yes, I committed to buying it, sight unseen. I was thinking it was the 1/144 dio set. For those tiny War Machines I had plans
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Post by trekriffic » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:30 pm

Sorry for the loss of your modelling compatriot.

I have the same model in my stash still in the shrinkwrap.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Re: Pegasus War of the Worlds Martian War Machine

Post by el gato » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:43 am

trekriffic wrote:Sorry for the loss of your modelling compatriot.

I have the same model in my stash still in the shrinkwrap.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Thanks. Last year was tough. There were 4 other people that I knew who passed away in addition to Scott. There was Erv (from my modeling club), Armando (a childhood friend), Michelle (from my high school) and June (a colleague).
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