Cygnus DSP-1 from The Black Hole

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by star-art, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    A very slow project due to the enormous complexity of this subject. Patterns for this have been under way for several years and some good progress is being made. I have looked around the net but have never seen anyone even attempt this one, only the MPC kit version. Since the original studio models are destroyed/lost and not many reference pics exist, it is indeed a challenge.

    The latest update on this project can be found here:

    http://www.starshipbuilder.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369

    For behind-the-scenes info on this unique and beautiful studio model, look here:

    [Edit 3-1-06: Reference images temporarily offline due to a site migration and overhaul]
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Fantastic. What a project.

    -k
     
  3. Mycroft Holmes

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  4. boatbuilder1

    boatbuilder1 Well-Known Member

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    Charles fantastic work excellant
     
  5. star-art

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    Thanks. :D I know Mark, I haven't forgotten. Some of that other stuff was burning me out and I needed a break. I'll make plenty of progress on a lot of things this month, don't worry. :D

    As far as where to put it, well it will break into three sections and I do have a decent sized basement. . . .

    ;)
     
  6. star-art

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    After completing most of the center section of the Cygnus, the bow section is now underway. This is probably the most difficult part of the ship to figure out. Few good, clear photos exist and most of the structure is deep in shadow. The angles are extremely tricky. Even though it's not quite as big and detailed as the stern section, I think this is the most difficult part of the ship to recreate.

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    Latest update here:

    http://www.starshipbuilder.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369
     
  7. star-art

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    Here is a major update. As you can see, the bow section is getting close to completion.

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    Click here for the complete thread.
     
  8. star-art

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    A major Christmas update has been posted. The bow section is now just about done. The upper engine and trusses are now complete, and the dome has been rebuilt with all those antenna-looking thingies all over it. For the latest, go here and scroll all the way to the bottom:

    http://www.starshipbuilder.com/forums/showthread.php?t=369

    MERRY CHRISTMAS.. :D
     
  9. star-art

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone.. :D

    The bow section is now completed. Scroll all the way to end of page 2 for the latest (post #40)
     
  10. star-art

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    Happy New Year.. Moving along. . . I thought the bow section was the hardest part of the ship, but the stern has proven to be quite a challenge as well. But it's coming along nicely. I'd say it's well over one half done, maybe two thirds of the way of there. Next up are some internal details, the side boxes with antennae, and then the command tower. Add some finishing details like the piping and it will be done.

    I may make blueprints of this ship available if there is sufficient interest. A lot of work has gone into this as you can imagine, and it will take even more time to prepare drawings but I do enjoy that sort of thing. I'm thinking a side elevation and top plan view printed on a poster-sized sheet. Let me know what you think.
     
  11. star-art

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    Updated: Stern antennas and boxes are complete and the command tower is now under construction. Latest pics at my site. . .
     
  12. Master Propmaker

    Master Propmaker New Member

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    That's utterly fantastic work, Charles. B)
     
  13. Beagle Bill

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    Hey , Charles.

    Any updates on this masterpiece? This has always been one of my favorite ships of all time. :thumbsup

    Bill
     
  14. star-art

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    I got the command tower base done, still need to do the top. Then I will be tweaking the center modules and rebuilding that part of the ship. But I'm taking a break for a while. :)
     
  15. Beagle Bill

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    I don't blame you for taking a break, this is one of the most massive undertakings I've seen in a while. I've always wanted a decent replica of the Cygnus, unfortunately I don't have a basement :lol I definately want a set of blueprints when you're done. Keep us posted, this is an awesome project. :thumbsup

    Bill
     
  16. Beagle Bill

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    Any more progress on the Cygnus, Charles? The suspense is killing me. :D

    Bill
     
  17. star-art

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    Nope, sorry. I'm concentrating on paying projects and also trying to finish a book (drafting and pattern making for modelers). But I will get back to it and finish it. :)
     
  18. Beagle Bill

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    Bumperino.
     

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