Aries 1-B

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dr. Floyd, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Dr. Floyd

    Dr. Floyd Member

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    So, I started the Aries 1-B by UHU02 (many thanks UHU02!) It's a challenge for sure and a fantastic model. I was a bit overwhelmed when studying the instructions but I'm just going one step at a time. I told my wife it would take me 2 months because I am just working on it for a few minutes at night after the kids go to bed, but it is going lots faster and I hope to have it done by the end of the month! It's definitely got some problems but overall I am quite pleased with how it's turning out. Any feedback would be very welcome.

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  2. Dr. Floyd

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    If you can get these parts to work, you can do anything!

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  3. kevo

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    looking good so far! I to have made this outstanding model. and it is well worth the time and effort. keep up the good work.
  4. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    You are doing an outstanding job so far.:thumb:

    This is one of my future projects too. I plan to collect and build every paper model of the spacecraft from 2001. I have just got to finish to the Discovery first, before I start this one, or any other!!

    Keep up the good work.
    I will be following this closely!

    :wave:
  5. Zathros

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    You sir, are my new Hero! Excellent!! You have done very well, in little time.
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks like you are off to a good start with this project.
    I will be following this thread.
  7. trt

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    I tried the 'only a few minutes a night' arguement, but for some reason I didn't get away with it. Mainly because the time always stretched a bit.
    Your progress so far is great.

    Keep up the good work :thumb:
  8. Dr. Floyd

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    I took these photos at a Nitrogen Plant by my work. I always thought this looked like the Aries 1-B and the space pod!

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  9. Zathros

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    We had a similar structure and it was huge and intact, but the comp[any was no longer there. The darn town didn't even take bids. A lot of people wanted to section it and use it for either am amphitheater, or for some other architectural endeavor. This one did not hold anything caustic. :)
  10. Dr. Floyd

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    the legs.....

    thankfully there are only 4 of these:eek:

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  11. Dr. Floyd

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    more legs

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  12. kolacho

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    exelente proyect!! a question, this legs are articulated?
  13. Dr. Floyd

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    Yes, there are 5 pivot points on each leg. It is a very impressive design job for sure.
  14. Zathros

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    You're really doing a great job on this. I hope UHU sees it. :)
  15. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Nice clean work on the legs.
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  18. Zathros

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    I would just play with that whole assembly till I broke it! Incredible workmanship. I admire your skills. I am tempted to do this landing gear in aluminum flashing and using a two part metal epoxy as glue, so I can make something more durable for me efforts, if/when I attempt this model.

    Superb! :)
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    Kudos on that amazing landing leg assembly, I might just 'wuss out' and do the model here using Lego bits and Plastruct for the so-delicate looking paper pieces my man-paws would simply destroy.

    That said, I think the Aries 1-B influenced a generation of SF and gaming fans, the 800 ton Broadsword mercenary cruiser was likely inspired by such, as well as a few of the dropships in the various incarnations of Battletech/MechWarrior.

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    ** A moment of remembrance for Andrew Boulton, 11 August 2012 pioneer artist for Traveller **
  20. leofirebrand

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    I will be following this thread. Your build is very well done and all the details are looking excellent.