Scaled Finally Unveils SS2/WK2

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Hans Christian, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

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    If Burt's SS1 and WK looked strange to you... their latest spacecraft and carrier plane looks even stranger...


    Richard Branson - Yahoo! News Photos

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    Burt's really full of surprises... SS2 looks like a business jet with SS1 style wings and tail, and WK2 has a double-fuselage config, with 4 turbofans...

    I like it!!!

    care for a card model anyone? :-D
  2. Dyna-Soar

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    For some reason SS2 reminds me a bit of the X-20 and the Hermes shape-wise.
  3. NULLMOON

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    looks the nuts:mrgreen:
  4. Dyna-Soar

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    Who's going to do the cardmodel kit? :D
  5. Hans Christian

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    Volunteers anyone? :-D
  6. Lex

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    Had just been looking at this the other day, awesome! But we designers need some 3-views for the least... Any takers? Ralph? Jan? :D
  7. Jaybats

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    Actually, it is possible to extrapolate a reasonably accurate 3D model out of a relatively isometric view. As more info becomes available, you then refine the details. This will be covered in Tutorial 5: Special Techniques.

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    Modeling time: 1 hr 10 minutes.

    ...absolutely shameless plug for the tutorial series. :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  8. Lex

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    Um... WOW! Nice work Jay!!!! Just from a single photo!!!

    --I might also one day do it in Rhino and that'll be two models for SS2 already!
  9. NYC Irish

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    Jay bats....

    How the ....

    in the name of.....

    It was an off side picture and you come up with that?


    AMAZING


    JOhn JOhn
  10. SAustin16

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    Jay,

    I am .... "impressed" doesn't really say it all.

    You don't happen to work for certain 3-letter government agencies, or a defense company perhaps with an certain not-so-sweet-smelling little critter as it's "mascot"? LOL

    Holy Moley is all I can say ... and I wish I had your skills and talent.
  11. Hans Christian

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    That's fast!!!

    Sir, will you publish your model when it gets done?

    Apparently, Retro Rockets (a resin/vacuum-form/injection mold/whatever plastic model company) plans to release the Tier 1 and Tier 1b models in 1/32 scale...

    I'll bet that these models will be very expensive... but I don't care... we already have card ones here :-D
  12. Nothing

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    jabats is just simply a genius!
  13. Alcides

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    Jabats :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Very impressive. I'm waiting for the part 5 of your tutorial.

    Alcides
  14. Hans Christian

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    It would be very interesting to see this in 1/32 scale... :-D

    BTW, my 1/32 WK/SS1 need some good company here... hehe :-D
  15. Lex

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    Um, Jay... Yea, we want to see more......... :D
  16. Jaybats

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    wow, those are perfect, thanks! downloading them now...
  17. Immagine how surprized Burt would be to see his plane already in model form?
  18. NYC Irish

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    Hows about a petition to Scaled or Virgin G. to get someone to design one for promotional purposes....couple of thousand of them around the world?

    Does Ralph Currell do comissioned work?

    John John
  19. OylPslyk

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    sign1 ok, im gonna mail you a hard drive full of pictures i want that done to! :mrgreen:
  20. Hans Christian

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    Sir John,

    I'll ask sir Ralph if he's planning to make one to complement his SS1! :-D