Columbiad Lunar spacecraft from Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon

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  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Well, my camera is still with a friend in hong kong, so I won't be able to post any build pics when the time comes. However, I will post photos of my latest project: the Columbiad Lunar Projectile from Jules Verne's books.
    The model will, again, be rather simple and will consist of the projectile and a portion of the gun.
    I have attached a rather "unflattering" rendering of the projectile model, but I guarantee that the actual thing will look a hundred times better.

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    And here are photos of the finished model pages:

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    UPDATE: After test-build, the cannon does not look that pretty, and I have decided to remove it from the model.

    I shall finalize the parts in a while and post it in the downloads section
  4. Greenman

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    Sweet!:thumb:
    I love classical Sci-Fi. It will be nice to see the finished model.
    I have alway wanted to build a diorama or two of scenes from Georges Melies's silent film Le Voyage dans la Lune.

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    That film is certainly one of my favorite moves of all time, and definitely one of my favorite Sci-Fi pictures! I will probably make a model of the capsule from that film as well.

    On a side note, I have decided, instead of a cannon diorama, to include a *somewhat* decent interior for the craft, largely inspired by cars on the Orient Express.

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    can't wait!:thumb:
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    Cool Idea! I like this Vintage SF!
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    The model has been submitted to the downloads section, and now I'm just waiting for it to be approved
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    Wohoo!! Can't wait:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
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    Czech author Ladislav Badalec made a model of this Moon Projectile. I am not sure, whether he published it or not, though. But he made it pretty much similar to the original illustrations:
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    Nice model, you can see more of it here:
    http://www.papirove-modely.cz/galerie/index.php?showimage=78699
    (not my build)

    He made more of the Verne´s "inventions", they were a part of an exhibition. I can´t fint a decent photo, but here are two:
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    Ah, yes, I remember those models. Simple, yet...tedious:rolleyes: I built their model of the HMS Sword when I was younger. Spent many fun hours playing with the sub! sign1
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    Just got it. Thanks:thumb:
    Can't wait to build it.
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    and finished

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    Just (finally!) read the stories in the 6 months or so, and so I'm looking forward to building this one. Looks like fun.
    jon