Sputnik 1 display model

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by RocketmanTan, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Well, after going through a small little rut with merely screwing around with paper toy designs, I think I'm just about ready to get back into full gear. To ease myself back into the old routine, I'm starting with a somewhat-minimal design based on commemorative Sputnik presentation models given out to those who worked on the team.

    So far, I really only have Sputnik itself done; I've yet to work on the base:
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    And a quick, cheap preliminary sketch to take up space in this post:
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  2. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    base sheets are drawn up:
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  3. Zathros

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    I would like to see this built. I have trouble with petals (I'm sure that's not the right term) I tend to go for conical rings, but they really depend on the builder too, though I think both can be made into compound shapes. Very cool! :)
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I usually try to avoid petals when I can, but for something this small, the truncated cones would've been too cumbersome to work with :mrgreen:

    Oh, and I just realized that I accidentally put this post in the Sci-fi section of the site...maybe y'all can move it?
  5. Zathros

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    She's moved. :)
  6. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    thanks!

    Sputnik's done...it'll look better on the stand...I hope.

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    and a finished photo...build and photo quality are both utter crap as usual:
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  8. Zathros

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    I really like the stand concept. You could almost stick anything spherical on there, attached the 4 "whatever they are's", and end up with a great model! Nice job! :)
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  10. Zathros

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    Looks great. That stand is understated beauty! :)
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    Oh das gefällt mir! So etwas habe ich schon lange gesucht!
    Danke Bryan