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    Apr 10, 2014, 9:26 PM - 2001 Space Station WIP #1

    Yes, this is insane I know, but even if that project drives me to drink, so be it
    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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    Apr 11, 2014, 2:21 AM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #2

    I want to know more!

    And also want to make one half size!

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    Apr 11, 2014, 3:55 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #3

    Looking forward to this!
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    Apr 11, 2014, 9:47 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #4

    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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    Apr 12, 2014, 2:42 AM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #5

    Maybe these will help if you have not yet seen them. I often use paper craft models as blueprints for my models.

    http://www.papercraftsquare.com/2001...craft-download.

    #034[Space Station V]?? : uhu02 ????????

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    Apr 12, 2014, 9:03 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #6

    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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    Apr 13, 2014, 10:21 AM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #7

    Have you figured out where you will display it?
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    Apr 13, 2014, 5:57 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #8

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

    Cant wait to see more, good luck !
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    Apr 13, 2014, 7:05 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #9

    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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    Apr 14, 2014, 10:23 AM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #10

    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!
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    Apr 14, 2014, 6:41 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #11

    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
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    Apr 15, 2014, 2:35 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #12

    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?
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    Apr 15, 2014, 4:43 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #13

    Crackerjazz, you're in TO and I'm in Ottawa, so the price is the same I'm afraid 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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    Apr 20, 2014, 5:38 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #14

    Here's the face with the greeblies added on
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    Apr 20, 2014, 9:24 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #15

    Beautiful detail!
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    Apr 21, 2014, 9:01 AM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #16

    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.
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    Apr 21, 2014, 7:04 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #17

    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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    Apr 22, 2014, 1:33 AM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #18

    man that looks great! amazing greeblie work very slick!

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    man that looks great! amazing greeblie work very slick!
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    Apr 22, 2014, 8:52 AM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #19

    Looking great so far.
    Only 10,000 more greeblies to add!
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    Apr 23, 2014, 5:43 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #20

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    Apr 24, 2014, 10:30 AM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #21

    joberg said: View Post
    .... and I discovered LED strips at Home Depot that will serve as lighting around said bay...
    Any more detail about these?

    --Alex
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    Apr 24, 2014, 5:24 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #22

    Albertese said: View Post
    Any more detail about these?

    --Alex
    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.
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    Apr 25, 2014, 9:24 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #23

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    Apr 28, 2014, 6:50 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #24

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    Apr 30, 2014, 7:50 PM - Re: 2001 Space Station WIP #25

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