2001 ASO USSC Discovery One

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by DanBKing, May 15, 2012.

  1. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Thank you for the kind comments everybody!:thumb:

    I have to say, I am glad that the spine is done.... That was a mission and a half!! But, I am VERY pleased with the end result.
    I achieved the linearity that I was seeking...! :mrgreen:

    I think I am going to start on the reactor/engine module next.
    Should be simple and straightforward build (He says, full of hope!!)

    I have been doing some studying of the parts for the command module, and comparing them to the screen shots from the film.
    I see modifications occuring........ But that is a subject for later in the build.

    The antennae array is going to undergo some serious modifications also.... The antennae array is a model in itself, and will also deserve its own chapter... :mrgreen:

    Stay tuned! Will update as I progress....

  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    This model is wonderful. I wonder if UHU has seen it yet?
  3. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Thank you Zathros.

    I think UHU may have seen it.... I caught him on my thread via 'Whos Online' about 2 weeks ago...... Would love to know what he thinks of it so far!!
  4. eatonad

    eatonad New Member

    Great Build

    I have been folowing this with great interest. I am in the mist of building one of these myself and you have given me some great ideas. For the most part the modules are pretty staight forward. I have built mine just like UHU02 instructed. I however have changed the comand module quite a bit. If you are interested I will show you have I have done. Thanks for a great build.
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    I would welcome your ideas and photos of your Discovery build.

    The command module, to me, is the next important part to 'get just right'.
    After studying the parts against various reference pictures, I noticed that if I followed UHU02's method with all tabs, the 'layering' of the module panels would look incorrect. The film model has many recessed panels, especially the longditudinal dark bands around the sphere. These I want to replicate as close as possible.
    And I think the only way to get the effect right is not to use tabs in most places, but edge glue with backing strips.

    But, I am open to all ideas and innovations!! So, yes please, eatonad, lets see how you did on this project!! I am looking forward to see it!!:mrgreen:
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    hum...what brand of glue do you use?..
    ik ben werk met bison (not the animal) contact lijm ..en vrij content..
  7. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    I use a hobby glue which I got from the craft shop. Cant remember the name, but I will let you know when I get home from work later today.
    It is a 'white glue' though.....
  8. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Ah wait!!! Just found it on the net..... It's this one .....

  9. eatonad

    eatonad New Member

    Command Module rework

    I studied the movie photos to and came to the same conclusion. I noticed that the Command Module is divided into 8 major band sections with reset bands between. Also each band is itself is divided into panels and this has been beautifully illustrated by UHU. I thought why not put the panels together graphically and then print each major band.
    This is what I came up with. In this pic you can see I have already assembled the upper bands of the module.
    Here is the upper module completed.
    Here is the lower module before assembly.
    The hardest bands are the two center ones, the upper one with the window and the lower one with the Pod Bay and Emergency doors.
    This is the finished Command Module. I have added raised details and panels.
    I am not real happy with my execution of the model, but the concept works. I am going to build another one.
  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    it looks great...i would save this.
    i like the little door on the steeringside...

    and the 3 big doors.....you get a star when you build an open door with one of those little pods in it...

    When done very good...you get 2 stars :) sorry at the moment i'm playing mario with my son, so i'm in a star-mood.
  11. kevo

    kevo Member

    I love this thread. I have made three command modules my self, none of which I am happy with. love your approach. any chance you could up load it. so I can give it a go. The model is looking supurb will keep following this build with great interest.
  12. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Command Module Redesign

    @eatonad: Now THAT is the effect I am also seeking..:thumb:
    I like the way you have 'wedged' the sphere design, it replicates perfectly..:mrgreen:

    Alas, I do not carry the knowledge to do a complete redesign to that level.
    But, I'll learn over time... :cool:

    Anyway, I want to achieve the same sort of effect as you have displayed, but stick to UHU's basic design of rings....

    I have purchased a clear plastic ball, of the same basic diameter that the finished model sphere will be... I think it is like a giant fillable xmas tree decoration or something, it splits in two, and is rigid, so I intend to use this as a former, when building the ring structure.......


    Oh, and on the subject of balls, I'm using these as a former, in an experiment, suggested earlier by Zathros, to wet the paper. I want to see how it will shape after drying.....The rings are the rear parts of the main dish antennae assembly...


    Oh God! First, it was my nuts and linearity.. And now its balls and rings and keeping things spherical......:eek:

    I now dub this good ship: "The Rings Around Uranus" ...sign1

    :twisted: :wave:
  13. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    I'm would really like to get hold of a pod bay and cockpit for this model......

    I wonder if UHU has any plans for that in the future... <<Hinit Hint:twisted::twisted::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    UHU has done a great job on the centrifuge though. Thank you UHU02:thumb:

    I found this for any designers that might want to play with the idea....

  14. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    :eek: WOW, and I mean :eek: WOW!! That is incredible. If I had some more detail on the cockpit (some size references) and another view or two, I think I could make it, and unfold it easy enough. I am in awe of how nice you have done this! :thumb: :)
  15. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

    HÉ Eatonad............not really happy.............are you kidding me !!!!!

    Personnally I like detailed model and your's is really great. I download this model last year for bulding it and, after viewing your project, I think I will attack the built after finishing my 3 foots Galactica.

    So don't be modest and two thumbs up for your project :thumb::thumb:
  16. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    This is a fun site...i used it for my falcon..

    This is what my meant with those pods.


    here is my hint with a picture :)

    what to do about the pods...i don't know..
    maybe scale a large papercraft pod down to your scale...but i don't know if it buildable...but it looks nice :)

  17. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    The basic sphere diameter is 13cm.
    These pics of the test build of the cockpit windows front and back...
    The mat is cm demarcated. Maybe that'll give you a start...



    And some reference pics....


    Oh, and BTW, this is the dish after drying. It is held together at the moment by 4 tiny dabs of glue on only 4 four tabs. It has formed perfectly, and the top ring just dropped into place on the lower.... :mrgreen:
    I just need to glue it up properly to hide the black seam line.:thumb::mrgreen:

    Attached Files:

  18. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    The piece came out fantastic! Was that one you moistened?

    I should have been more clear about reference material. Line drawings work best. I can scale the whole assembly, as long as I have top, side, and front views, I can extrapolate from there. I'll start to look around, see what I can find. :)
  19. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    A question, is the Aries cockpit so different that it could not be used? This is off the cuff. I would have to look at it. The Odyssey shares the same technology as the Aries. Just wondering if something suitable wasn't already out there. As far as pods, I don't think making some for the ship would be so hard. If they were made up in layers, knowing you would have to sand the final sphere, and add the outside pieces, something could be done. What are the dimensions of a pod that scale? I know this is asking a lot of questions, but if I were to do this, someone has to help with some of the leg work, and take credit for it too! :).
  20. eatonad

    eatonad New Member

    Tiny EVA Pod

    Actually I had the same idea of putting the cockpit and the pod bay in the command module. I started by building a pod to scale. This for dnalor and Zathros. Yes! If your really nuts you can build an Eva pod this small!!:twisted:
    Also for kevo I would be happy to upload my modifications. But I think I better get permission from UHU. This is his model design. I hold that as sacred. Zathros do you know how I can do this.

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