North Korean Satellite Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by RocketmanTan, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Wow, it's been a few months since I've done a proper paper model, hasn't it? Sorry for the lack of work and such; real life work along with personal problems have been keeping me away from designing. The problems are still there and are all to real, but I'm coping now :mrgreen:

    Anyways, I'm currently drawing up a model of the DPRK's latest satellite (and officially their first successful one); the Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3. I've always been interested in the North Korean space program (or, as some would argue, the lack thereof), probably because it's just interesting to see what a backwards totalitarian state would come up with in the field of aeronautics and space.

    I am almost three-quarters of the way through with the model parts, and if all goes well, I should be able to get the build done by the end of this weekend. For now, have a picture of the parts I've drawn up so far:

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    and apparently I still suck at randomization of textures:
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    main parts drawn up; probably going to do a stand as well.

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    instructions for the spacecraft are done:
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    and all the parts sheets together:
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    satellite is done, working on stand now.

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    the stand is based on the table that the satellite was mounted on during the press conference at Sohae. It's not the most creative thing, but you gotta cut me some slack on this one.

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    model cover:
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  9. Zathros

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    Supreme Leader will wear new pants suit for marvelous rocket you design!! You kwangmyongsong I sing you river of tears!

    I feel so sorry for those starving North Koreans while this little fat dictator is stuffing his face and playing with rockets.

    It's good that you make these models, it reminds people of these despots. :)
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    Many Bothans...I mean North Koreans...gave their lives for this information...

    Lovely model, especially given the time it took to produce! Well done.