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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: 2001 Space Station WIP Reply with quote

Alright gentlemen, here it is; after months of research I'll build the Space Station...not "studio scale" since there's few pictures of the actual model used in the movie (heck, even Doug Trumbull doesn't have detailed pics Confused )

Buuut, it's going to be 7 feet in circumference by 57 inches wide.
It will be fully lit.
It's going to kill me, but I'm up for the challenge.

I'm thanking DaveG for his 3-D rendering of the space station and Stargazer at www.planet3earth.co.uk for his fantastic picture of the real model.

Artistic license will be taken, since I don't have all of the details/measurements, etc...

No, I will not make a run of that model

Some of the blueprints:







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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go joberg.

I look forward to the build. Ties in nicely with Fred's post about the new book.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good J!
Can't wait to see more on this one.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys...btw, since it's on a small budget ($400) I'm going to find a way to recycle a lot of things to achieve the same kind of look.

First snag: the 12'' circumference pipes that I need for the 2 main modules.
Plastic/acrylic/Syntra is very expensive these days, sooo I bought 4 white pails that I cut into 4 different pieces.

2 pieces will be parts of the landing bays and the remnants will be the 2 main modules. I also bought the spokes.

Enough blah blah...pics:


As you can see, I also cut the holes for the spokes that will hold the outer rim.
Then, I affixed the main tunnel joining the 2 main modules together and fitted the first spoke.



That's it for today folks...so far so good.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think at the scale you've chosen there's real opportunity to capture the true essence of the studio original, something not normally achievable in desk top size models.

I’ll be watching this every step of the way.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is exciting! A bigature! I can hardly wait for more!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the encouragements guys
Now, I put the whole thing together and the wife went ballistic (she couldn't visualize 7 feet by 57inches )



Braces around the main tube connecting the 2 modules and inside blue foam to brace the spokes.




Inside with the 4 spokes in place

And the final comp with modules, spoke and main tube.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome ! Very Happy

I couldn't help but notice the Millenium Falcon, AT-AT walker, sand crawler looking vehicle and R2-D2 in the background. Nice collection !! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For reference, an additional picture you may not have…
http://propsummit.com/upload/696/999545_462281817195305_807120370_n(1).jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one huge model joberg.

I can see how your wife may disapprove!

But I take it there is no turning back now?

Do you think your initial structure will support the rest. Or will you need to add extra reinforcement?

Looks like you just have room for the build.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bwood but I already had that one Wink And yes Colin, there's no turning back.


Here's the add-on to the module; it's going to be the landing bay and I'll be able to remove just that piece to have access to the battery.

And the face of the landing bay...not easy that design around the bay itself Confused

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joberg,

I'm still amazed at the size of this model. Just wondering if it was a commission, or for yourself? Why the imposed budget? Not that I'm suggesting you should go over budget. Will there be a shuttle to go with it?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin, no commission, just to show the wife how crazy I can be (besides the challenges ).

Here's the landing bay interior with the lighting test (I'll have to put the light strip closer to the top and bottom openings.
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Next is dressing the face and sides of the removable piece

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great J!!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Neil...here's another set: greeblies on the face of the landing bay and sides, painting and voilà!





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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool, this is going to look amazing when completed !
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ki...here's some more, since it seems that people here love to see pics (who new )






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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, here's another beauty shot and after that I'll return to my second landing bay for the second module.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is coming along nicely. Like the detailing and lighting alot. Very cool Smile
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