2001 Space Station WIP

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  1. joberg

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    Yes, this is insane I know, but even if that project drives me to drink, so be it:facepalm
    Not studio scale because no good detailed pics/measurement exist (beside screen grabs from the HDVD and the front pic of the real model on www.planet3earth.co.uk hosted by Stargazer)...heck, not even Doug Trumbull could help us! I would like to thank our DaveG for his 3-D rendering btw; very helpful.
    Lots of greeblies/wiggets on that model (more so than the spaceship in Galactica); will still be 7 feet in circumference by 57 inches wide (probably like the original model).
    Fully lit (240 windows+ a landing bay). Thank God, I don't have to do the other outer rim since it's under construction;)

    So off I go by showing some of the blueprint I did to make sure I'm not improvising.
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  2. Lee S

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    I want to know more!

    And also want to make one half size!

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  3. Apollo

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    Looking forward to this!
     
  4. joberg

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    Well, since my budget is $400, I'll have to find trick to minimize the spending. So since the price of plastic piping is out of this world ('cause I have to buy 6 feet of pipe with a 12 inches circumference) I bought 4 pales (at Rona) that I cut up to create 2 pieces for the landing bays and 2 pieces for the main modules.
    When done, I cut 8 holes to fit the spokes and secured the main tunnel between the 2 modules.
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  6. joberg

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    Thanks guys for the interest and TFS Gattaca...
    Well, the saga continues: bracing the main tube connecting the 2 modules, then securing the spokes (thank you blue foam) and then the 2 modules joint together with the spokes.
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  7. Apollo

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    Have you figured out where you will display it?
     
  8. MonsieurTox

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    Wow that will be big ! I love that model, to bad it had a very sad end...

    Cant wait to see more, good luck !
     
  9. joberg

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    Merci Monsieur Tox...and Apollo; I was thinking of mounting the station on an L shaped stand (the "foot" of the L will be under the model, while the "straight" of the L will hold the rod placed into the model) I'll have the wiring going into one of the spoke (window lights on the finished side) and through that rod. It will turn also;)

    Here's more work: the add-on is now in the module. This add-on will be plugged by blue foam as support for the Sintra.
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  10. Knightjar

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    Mildly interesting until you added the rectangular port. Then it was "Ooooh yes!". Like seeing an old friend. Going to be a spectacular project. Good luck!
     
  11. joberg

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    Thanks Knighjar...this station is just crazy with repetitive pieces and that's why a team of model makers worked on it...not one person.
    Next is to clad that blue foam with Sintra and then cut out the angled entrance of the landing bay. After that it's greeblie time! I hope to post the hole thing in a few days...stay tuned;)
     
  12. crackerjazz

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    You're really serious, joberg! : ) Excellent start! What's it like working with Sintra - I remember that thread about the Iron Man figure, with all those curved shapes and wondered -- that's a miracle material. I would have used it on a project but it's quite expensive here. Can you really bend it into complex shapes by boiling?
     
  13. joberg

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    Crackerjazz, you're in TO and I'm in Ottawa, so the price is the same I'm afraid:cry Since I'm working on a trapeze shape (pails are stackable, hence the trapeze form: bigger base, and smaller top), I have to bend Sintra by hand (2mm) or hairdryer for the other more round stuff. But yes, you can put in a pot of boiling water also and shape it that way...or my fav: into acetone: dip it real quick and let it dry and it'll take the form you want.

    I'm concentrating now on the inside of the landing bay and I discovered LED strips at Home Depot that will serve as lighting around said bay...this is going to be fun;)

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  14. joberg

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    Here's the face with the greeblies added on
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  15. ColHero

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    Beautiful detail!
     
  16. SofaKing01

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    NICE! Looking forward to seeing this beauty finished. She already looks the part :)

    BTW... I noticed you had the MF all wrapped up. If you're thinking of getting rid of her I'll take her off your hands. ;)
     
  17. joberg

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    Thanks guys for the comments: it always helps in the process...Sofa, just to protect the MF from dust;)
    Here's the part with the landing bay in situ

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    Let there be light!!
     
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  18. metal wood

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    man that looks great! amazing greeblie work very slick!

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    man that looks great! amazing greeblie work very slick!
     
  19. Pro Mod

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    Looking great so far.
    Only 10,000 more greeblies to add!
     
  20. joberg

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    020.JPG Thanks guys, comments/critiques are welcome...I'm starting the second plug for the other module: more greeblies to come (this model will be re-named: "Death by a 100,000 greeblies":D
     
  21. Albertese

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    Any more detail about these?

    --Alex
     
  22. joberg

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    Yep, those strips are used to lit kitchen cupboards, or any recessed space that needs instant lighting. They're already in a transparent box with a "Try Me" button at the store.
     
  23. joberg

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    073.JPG Well, this is the second landing bay being prepared...this one will have a partial back since a big metal rod will go through it.
     
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    005.JPG Well the second plug is ready to be painted...the landing bay will be done in a jiffy: an old printer will provide the necessary parts tonight...stay tuned:)
     
  25. joberg

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    007.JPG Sorry for the lousy pic and, as you can see, no interior yet (stupid rainy day)...will try to post later with the landing bay and a compare between the two main plugs.
     
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  26. SofaKing01

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    But what a great way to go! :) She's looking awesome so far!
     
  27. GlazyUK

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    Stunning ! Pure and simple !
     
  28. joberg

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    Landing bay painted and secured into the plug. Plug is washed with a grey, back is missing, since this end will be fitted with a rod (electrical and support for the model's footing).
     
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  29. joberg

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    016.JPG Comparo between the two plugs...now the cladding of the modules will begin...:)

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    Here's one done, I just got to put the middle greeblies for the tensing cables. 015.JPG
     
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  30. joberg

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    044.JPG I'm cutting the struts for the spokes 128 of them + 128 cable tensors...2 spokes are done, another 6 to go. Yep, I'm a *:D
     
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  31. joberg

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    036.JPG I had forgotten to post a pic of the main landing bay attached to the module and a partial strut construction...

    Now, I just finished the cable tension unit...only 7 to go 001.JPG 002.JPG
     
  32. MonsieurTox

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    Most impressive ! Nice use of the Rylsan ;)
     
  33. joberg

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    Merci Mr. Tox...but what is Rylsan?
     
  34. GlazyUK

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    It's looking superb !!!
     
  35. MonsieurTox

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    Rilsan sorry :)

    That's that :

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  36. joberg

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    Oh yes, plastic ties as they call them here:)
     
  37. joberg

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    Well, after 4 weeks of absence, I built the base for the entire space station. It's now free standing. The base will be, later, painted in black.

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  38. MonsieurTox

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    That's looking very strong !
     
  39. joberg

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    Very strong indeed Monsieur Tox. Galvanized rod (50" long) to hold the station (already 22 pounds).

    Just a quick add-on: the cones for the modules are being built as we speak...lots of work, as usual...slowly getting there;)
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    Well, that cone is built, painted (I'll wait before weathering it; I have a few details to affix: the ladders on the side of the bridge struts unit and the air units on the spokes)...but enough talkin', here are the pics.
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    Well, the "ladders" are on and the "air units" (64 of them) are on the spokes. The only thing to do is to build the conical ends of the spokes (those parts plugged in the outer rim) and I'll consider the first half of the station done ( the plug containing the landing bay, the module, the cone, 4 spokes and all the greeblies).

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  41. SofaKing01

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    Spectacular!
     
  42. Mike J.

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    Nice surface detailing.
     
  43. Cadeus

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    This is a wonderful project. :) (so jealous! ;) )
     
  44. Durrett

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    Nice greebling, this is going to be awesome!
     
  45. publiusr

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    my..god...
     
  46. EddieL

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    ...it's full of greebles. :lol

    Amazing work!

    Cheers
    Eddie
     
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  47. joberg

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    :DThanks guys! For sure, greeblies and surface detailing is an understatement! On with the work:)
     
  48. joberg

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    Well, here's half the beast and the size (I'm 6'2 btw);)

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  49. Cadeus

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    That is too cool! May I ask what you are using to reference this build? Are the greeblies random or did you ID the parts from the original?
     
  50. dexter1138

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    You used your dirty whites to prop up your ship! LOL

    Great work so far, can't wait to see this one finished.

    Dex
     

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