Dark Star Scoutship

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by RocketmanTan, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Dark Star has to be one of my favorite films of all time - by the way, if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you do. - and after scouring the internet to see if anyone has done a paper model of the eponymous vessel from the film, all I could find was a very simple model.

    I figured I might as well do my own, and so far I've come up with this:
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  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Oh boy, that film is hilarious! There were so many scenes that made me laugh so hard when I saw it - the second time. The first time I saw it this picture was so strange that I switched to another channel after the first five minutes. I thought, hell, what a rubbish. This movie simply eluded me. Several years later I watched the film again, mostly by accident. I didn't know what had changed, but this time I actually enjoyed it. The crew's minds, weakened by years of space travel inside a tiny can, that big bouncing rubber thing, the blurred pin-ups on the wall, the elevator scene, the cheesy effects, the sets (if you can call them "sets" ;-) !) the dialogues between the crew members and the bomb and the frozen (dead?) fellow and the crazy finale burnt into my mind and persuaded me to add this movie to my collection. Thank you for making this model! Let's explode joyfully! ;-)
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Yes, exactly! That's what makes the film so great. Hell, it's like Das Boot meets 2001:A Space Odyssey!
  4. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I've included a miniature Bomb No. 20 with all its existential exploding goodness!
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    hull is more or less complete:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    "Let there be light."
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  7. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Well this won't be winning any build awards anytime soon, but hey, at least the model's done.
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Hehe! :mrgreen: Thank you! :thumb:
  10. ASC Mclaren

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    Thank you! Dark Star is on my list to see, as I am a fan of Quark, Red Dwarf and Hyperdrive.
  11. dubious

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    A long while ago I found a dark star cardmodel by Tom Slawik http://maytg_jedi.tripod.com/darkstar.htm (and other locations) the detail was rather crude, so I started a redraw, I have reworked it a bit and I doubt if more than 1 or 2 of those originally drawn lines remains. I was never happy with how the back end fits and the bottom is too flat and the dome was challenging at this size, but this post prompted me to show what I have.
    I built about 7 prototypes, but apparently never took a picture of a completed one. If I can find one Ill post a picture.
    The plan is a dxf file created in q-cad

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  12. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Wow, not bad! Looks pretty good, dude! :thumb:
  13. dubious

    dubious New Member

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    Thanks, yours looks good too!

    here is a top and bottom shot, I didn't build the dome on this one

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  14. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Many thanks again Rocketman, another model on my to do list. To be honest I don't know if I remember much about that movie, hehehe

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  15. trt

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    Dark Star is a great film, but you do definitely need to adjust your brain to watch it. It does initially appear to be rubbish, but well worth persisting.

    The big boucing rubber thing evolved in to Alien, written by Dan O'Bannon
    Also John Carpenter's 1st film.

    Nice models, good to see some classic sci-fi.