SS Botany Bay

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by modelmaker 2001, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. modelmaker 2001

    modelmaker 2001 New Member

    I'd like to post photos of my card model of the SS Botany Bay. It's a card model that I've made to look as if it were a real NASA spacecraft of the late 20th century.

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  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Looks absolutely phenomenal. Very nice job and I love how you made it look like a Real Space craft.
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    It looks like a proposal model that would be used by the R&D to present such a project to the board for review.

  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator


    That looks great! I second Rhaven. OUTSTANDING JOB! And the "Colonial Movers" and "Weyland Yutani" badges add a really cool touch to it! :thumb:

    (BTW, you may post here more often..! :wave: )
  5. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    It looks really like what would be the real thing, in today's technology. Very "believable", well done!
  6. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Man this really tops off the day!! I can't believe all the fantastic stuff people have posted here.

    This Botany Bay is absolutely fantastic and believable. Your added detailing really , to be honest, outdoes the modelers of the original series ship. I love the foil covering, the names of the shipping containers. You did it first, anyone doing this will have now be following your beauty! :)
  7. Bhelliom

    Bhelliom Member

    That really does look amazing. It also stuck me as funny. I've had this model for years, but I only just printed a copy a few days ago. I must've known yours was coming along for some inspiration.

    Scott K.
  8. vulcan8630

    vulcan8630 Member

    Astounding and very beliveable depiction of a science fiction craft....Love this particular model ans I was thinking of doing the same thing to the Jackson Roykirk Nomad Space probe.....
  9. modelmaker 2001

    modelmaker 2001 New Member

    Thanks for your comments!

    I didn't want to stray too much from Matt Jeffries' original design and the TOS Star Trek model is very, very good at depicting a space ship that has been damaged and adrift in space for 200 years. I wasn't trying to improve on Jeffries' design as much as simply interpreting what such a space craft could have looked when it was brand new and built out of 20th century technology in a NASA-style design.
  10. Maverick65

    Maverick65 Member

    WOW!!! What a great idea, it does look so real. You did an outstanding job, the foil really makes it stand out. Thanks for sharing such a unique idea with an iconic ship from the trek universe. You made my day.
  11. Falwin

    Falwin New Member

    Did you base her on the model i sent to The Lower Hudson Valley E-Gift Shop ?
    I think i recognise some of the parts i designed way back in 2004...

    Anyway, whatever the source, you took this model unbelieveably far!

    Greetings from Vienna,
  12. modelmaker 2001

    modelmaker 2001 New Member

    I did use that kit as the starting point. It is a wonderful model! I highly recommend it to everyone. So you designed it? Thank you very much!
  13. Falwin

    Falwin New Member

    The Bay is my first (and so far only :( ) paper model i was able to get past the initial design phase.

    I still need better design programs and the time to learn them...
  14. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Looks like you have a world of submarines you could design, and rockets from 1950's and 1960's shows. Getting the time, that is difficult, for sure. Study the plans you have downloaded, which is what many many people do, and find something that interests you. That really helps.:)
  15. modelmaker 2001

    modelmaker 2001 New Member

    Well, I think that your first and only foray thus far was excellent! I really do hope that you'll finish more designs and post them. The Botany Bay was so fun to build that I may do another but this time make it appear like the studio model. :)
  16. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I think you have the ability to make more to, if you desire. These things do take a lot of time to design though. It is very time consuming. :)

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