2001 ASO USSC Discovery One

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

  1. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Send him a P.M., with a picture in your P.M. of the model in your hand. You can do this by right clicking view image, and pasting it into the Yellow Box, like the one in the post window, it has little mountains and when you hold the cursor, it reads "Insert Image".

    It may be better to offer it to him to download through his site? Just a suggestion. Contrary to some who speculated that I had "some special relationship" with UHU, I could only wish. If I did, well, that would certainly be some bragging rights. I do defend his work, vigorously, even ruthlessly. I would do that for any member of our forum. That is what some people don't get.

    I would pop him off a P.M., and see what happens, I just don't know!?! Worth giving a try though.

    You sure did a fantastic job. You could always post build pics, for us mortals.!!
  2. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Wow, is that scaled down from UHU02's Pod model (which I have)????????

    That would be great in the Discovery...........!!:mrgreen:

    Man, I can see this project growing everyday...>!!!!!

    I guess I'll have to do lighting next ....Hahahaha :eek:
  3. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    The cockpit of the Aries 1-B is very different from the Discovery, unfortuantly. I'm gonna go Internet hunting tonight, and see what I can dig up.
  4. eatonad

    eatonad New Member

    EVA Pod to scale

    UHU02’s Discovery is approximately 1/100th scale. So yes I reduced his EVA model to match.
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Damn.............. So, more future work, I see before me...........:eek:

    My plan is to keep the command sphere detatchable from the rest of the model. So, any mods can be carried out without too much damage.....

    What was your reduction percentage of the pod model ???
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    ah....for every mood a new command sphere...

    with pod .....without a pod.....with 2 pods...:) ah.....how do you feel today :)

    the baby pod looks super..this would bring this model to the next level...

    Where are the lights?...the alu rod is a tube....so an easy way to bring the lights to the front..
    i even slept over the zathros idea of a connector...
    When you use CAT6 cables (i did) you can use the normal rj45 connectors so you still change the command sphere..

  7. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    Keep it up.

    Great thread!

    The DC
  8. scifimodelfan

    scifimodelfan Member

    Totally a,aging work I love this thread. I might even attempt this build some day. It's on mt to do list. Again beautiful build.
  9. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Aww, go on... You know you really want to.... :mrgreen:
  10. eatonad

    eatonad New Member

    Eva Pod Scale

    The exact reduction from UHU02's PDF file is 18.26%. You could probably round that up 20% and be close enough. I was very careful when I rescaled this. From internet sources I found that the EVA Pod Bay doors on the Command Module were 11 feet in diameter and the EVA pod itself was 44 inches spherically. I downloaded some Pod drawings and scaled them, then using the earmuff sections of UHU02 model I scale it down to match the Discovery model.
  11. eatonad

    eatonad New Member


    I did a stupidwall1. I pull thoughs demensions from my head which leaks. I checked my notes. The pod bay doors are 11ft 6 inches and the spherical diameter of the EVA pod was 80 inches. The internet source for these dimesions is:
    2001 a space odyssey, 2001, space odyssey

  12. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Hang in there, just hang in there....

    The Discovery build, has become a bit like life, at the moment......

    Everything going on, but nothing coming together....

    It's just a case of waiting for all the work, and all the time, for all the little things that matter, to come together and fall into place......:-|


    Everything takes time...... Tick......... Tick.........



  13. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    This is one mother-fokawe of a model your building there! :)
  14. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Slight progress...

    Extension panels for the main reactor module, built and fitted 'in the flat'.
    This seemed to help in keeping everything true and level. (and linear..! Sorry! :oops:)
    Gonna do the same with the two parts of the engine module.

    Will catch up with more soon.....


  15. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    True! But an insult to the Fokawe tribe!!

    The real mother of Fokawe is called, Whoda.
    Thier son is called, Whatda.....

    The Fokawe tribe are a very small race of people....
    They run around in the long grasses of the African plains, jumping higher than the long grass and shouting: WHEREDA FOKAWE ???????????

    Hence the tribes name...........sign1

  16. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    There was a tribe here know as the Heckawis. They traveled many many Moons, till one day, the chief said, "Where the Heck are we?" (F-Troop)

  17. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Haha, yeah.
    Adapted by me into the South African version.......
    But the same linquistic principle.:mrgreen:
  18. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    A little more..

    Progress is slow, due to life and all its strange ways of working !!!

    Engine module is complete and attached to the reactor module in the flat.
    Gonna fold up and glue the whole thing tonight....
    Then start on the engine nozzels themselves....



  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Reactor/engine module assembled

    A few small touch ups to do... But, structurally complete. Just the engine nozzels to finish.





    The large flaps will be sealed down once the nozzles are attached.


    The engine/reactor module I am leaving detachable. So, I have adapted the model to fit the temporary construction stand, and not the other way round, for now. :mrgreen:


  20. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Wow, that really is awesome!! I like the way you left space in there for some big D sized ESTES rocket engines..................only kidding! :)

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