Paper Sputnik?

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Regie, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. Regie

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    I know paper is perhaps the worst material to use when making a silver ball, but does anyone know if there are any paper Sputnik models out there? What with the 50th anniversary coming up and all, I thought making one might be fun.
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  3. Regie

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    That's great! The launcher is downloaded and ready to go - does anyone know of a model of the actual satellite to go with it?
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    I searched some more Regie, and that's all I could find.wall1

    It's puzzling that the first space satellite in history hasn't been made into a paper model!:confused:

    As a matter of fact, it wouldn't be all that hard to design using metallic paper - just a ball with large antennae sticking out of it...:twisted:

    Terry

    (Soon to be home of the Ping Pong Ball Cannon) N/Z scale Old West paper models (free samples) at: paperbeam - virtual paper models
  5. Niels

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    Paper sputnik

    Hi

    I will release a detailed 1:10 sputnik model in few weeks. While the body of sputnik was just a ball - the attachment of the antenna has some details.
  6. Regie

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    Neils, you are a very very fine man indeed! Thank you!
  7. Niels

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    Hi

    Just a preview of the model. It is not made entirely out of paper. The modeller will have to find a 58-60 mm ball of wood, plastic or something else. A paperball do simply not look realistic. But all the smaller parts are made out of paper.


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    (Hosted by imageshack)

    I have to write the instruction - before publishing it.
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    looks great and I'm looking forward to the model. although I'm thinking a 75% build and using a silver/chrome painted ping pong ball...
  9. Niels

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    Paper sputnik

    Hi Jon

    My plan is to release it both as pdf-file and probably jpg-file - so everyone can rescale and edit it as they like.

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    Thanks Niels!:thumb:

    A fine representation of one of history's "firsts" that should have been modeled in paper a long time ago...

    Terry

    N/Z scale Old West paper models (free samples) at: paperbeam - virtual paper models
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    I've always wanted that, and you've done a great job!
    Thanks!
    Sergio
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    Thank you, sir!
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    very cool! thanks :)
    Chris
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    Neils -

    Let me add my thanks as well.

    I did have one question though - in the table listing the rescale percentages, is the list of scales possibly inverted? If a 58mm ball is 1:10 scale, I believe a 47mm ball would be 1:12, rather than 1:8?

    In any case, I do believe a trip to the hobby shop on the way home for a sphere & wire is order.

    Thanks Again!
  17. Niels

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    Hi

    You are absolutely correct. I have by mistake inverted the scale list.
    I hope you can calculate the correct scale your self - until I get the sheets updated.

    Thanks for letting me know.:thumb:
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    This model looks great! I can't get the instructions to open though. Any ideas?
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    I have fixed the link now. You should be able to download the instructions - else send me an email - and I will send them to you nielspapermodels@yahoo.com

    I have also corrected the scale values in the table. For those, who has downloaded it, there is no need to download it again. I have attached the correct table to this message.

    Attached Files:

  20. jparenti

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    Thanks Niels! I'm gonna build it as big as I can... mostly for show, mostly because of my stubby fingers. :)