Michael

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  1. Dyna-Soar

    Dyna-Soar Member

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    The Earth battleship from the novel Footfall, by Larry Niven and Gerry Pournelle.It's more or less going to be 1:200 scale.

    I mostly used card, printer paper and posterboard for this model in addition to two Granola Bar Boxes.

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    Underside of the "Roof" showing the RCS thrusters on the "Brick"

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  2. gippolot

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    Great stuff Dyna-Soar,

    As for Granola Bar Boxes, more power to them. The name Larry Niven triggers a memory from days long past. But I can't remember the novels.wall1

    Gippo
  3. SCEtoAux

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    I read Footfall a long time ago. Those were some pissed off elephants. sign1

    Is that the nuclear bomb powered space ship? :D
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    Cool. I remember reading that one too, and the multi-trunked psycho-killer elephants. I didn't picture the ship to look like that, but it fits the descriptions perfectly. Nice.
  5. cjd

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    I know the novel well - models looking good.

    Chris
  6. Dyna-Soar

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    Yes
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    I love builds like this! ~ It makes me want to go dig out Footfall and re-read it.

    excellent work Dyna-Soar :thumb:
  9. Dyna-Soar

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    I've added the smaller Turrets. I still need to find something to use for the pusher plate.
  10. Hot4Darmat

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    Salad Bowl!
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    So we'll be able to dock our shuttles and get our USDA of soluble fiber at the same time. Cool!
  12. cjd

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    I'm really surprised how much the picture from the link in #8 gels with my mental image of Michael - normally seeing something I'd only previuosly imagined is a dissapointment.

    Chris
  13. Dyna-Soar

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    some progress I made tonight:
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  14. Soaring

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    Excellent build you have going there! Can't wait to see the rest!
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    Progress so far:
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