The Uhu02 appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ThunderChild, May 8, 2010.

  1. Fiver

    Fiver New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is devastating.

    There was nothing I looked forward to more than what the master was creating next...that he would share them freely with us was a true gift in and of itself. The loss of his site and works is a blow to the entire hobby and genre. Like all of the rest of us who truly appreciate his work, I stand by his decision and am grateful beyond measure for what he has given us. To say that he will be missed is more than an understatement.

    So passes and era. I am so grateful I was part of it.
  2. okieman

    okieman New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks UHU02 for the great models.
  3. Epsilon 9

    Epsilon 9 New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    And I cleared out my download folder with the models I had downloaded from him :c

    Ah well.
  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Last time UHU's very minimal requests were not respected, he came back with a new way of getting his models. Let's have a little faith, and when you download a model ANYWHERE, download the instructions, and if you need to archive the models, for any reason, burn them to a disc. Simple standard computer information management, right?!?:yep:
  5. Chrispysurfer

    Chrispysurfer Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    UHU's work is so lovely and detailed that I haven't yet felt up to the task of building one. My goal though is when done with my masters, I will try and tackle the black pearl. Here's to UHU and all the joy he has given us modelers!! Love seeing everyone builds of his work!
  6. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    UHU has left enough models out there to last quite some time. That's for sure. A whole bunch of quality models. Kind of reminds me of the "Got Milk?" commercials. I got mine!! :)
  7. Joy Cohn

    Joy Cohn New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2004
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    I hope you made copies of the website pages with all the build information and pictures.

    These things don't come with instructions - the instructions were part of what came down.
  8. Joy Cohn

    Joy Cohn New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2004
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ok, newbie goof - started reading the thread from the end.

    Still, I wish I'd copied all the pages with instructions. I'd gotten lazy.

    And I was going to do the Moon Bus in the near future.
  9. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    You are in good company. A lot of people put it off. I always download instructions with a model. UHU's were easy to download and there are many free programs like "DownloadHelper" that will download all the pictures. For websites that use Flash, you just right click "View Background Image' then save the picture.

    This is something that a few of us have discussed before. I just don't believe in the permanency of the information on the Internet. I think it is a very fluid environment. if you see something you want it, get it. It's like a lot of nice things floating downstream. If you could see the internet in that manner, you could look upstream and see when things were not longer floating by, and look downstream, and see the float away. You have to grab stuff when it's available.
  10. Eric Ferguson

    Eric Ferguson Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh so true about getting while the gettin' is good. I too, did not download a number of build pages or models (both Uhu's and others) and now regret it. One thing I did grab was the *Carousel* for the Discovery. Thought about building it as a stand alone. To go along with Zathros, if you see something you might remotely might want to build, download it NOW!!!!!

    Uhu, THANKS for what you allowed us to have!!!!
  11. Epsilon 9

    Epsilon 9 New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    I still cannot get over the detail and realism in those models.
  12. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I get a kick of ow he just make the models so right looking. His models require perseverance, but they are quite buildable. Many do build them, and the results are spectacular. Also, the subject matter is another thing. These are some of my favorite movies. It's amazing!
  13. Epsilon 9

    Epsilon 9 New Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    They look mind boggling at first, being what like 25 sheets long, but in the long run, it's all reasonably easy.

    Makes me really want them now :c
  14. davelant

    davelant Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    1
    To my mind, the keenest form of longing is for that which you can no longer have. From hints on his pages, I suspect that Uhu02 is fluent in German, for I found an epigraph on his pages from the philosopher Hegel, "Die Eule der Minerva beginnt erst mit der einbrechenden Daemmerung ihren Flug." Literally, Minerva's (the goddess of wisdom) owl first takes wing at twilight," expressing an idea about wisdom that comes too late to do any good. This thought seems appropriate now.
  15. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    This is a little closer, though the meaning is the same:

    "The owl of Minerva begins its flight with the shades of twilight".

    I have no doubt UHU speaks many languages. Many people in the world do. :)

    The Early bird gets the worm, fits too. :) (though not quite as eloquent) of course, I always liked, The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction, which also seems appropriate.
  16. uhu02

    uhu02 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    206
    http://uhu02.way-nifty.com/die_eule_der_minerva/
    Revell-Fan likes this.
  17. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    1,373
    Thank you UHU02 with respect and admiration Gixergs
  18. sgoti

    sgoti Officially Licensed Smart Aleck

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    2
    I cannot think of any better way to say it!
  19. papercraftrookie

    papercraftrookie New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    As a newbie to papercraft, I too have to give praise to the master UHU. We honest members who were given the privilege of access to his library will always be grateful.
    It only takes one dishonest, greedy jerk (if this was the case) to spoil it for all. That's a shame but I'm sure everyone here understands and agrees with the shut down of his site.
    I'm working on the beautiful Time Machine and then hope to start the amazing 2001 models next. Again sir, thank you for your hard work.
  20. Joy Cohn

    Joy Cohn New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2004
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Looking at his website, I see where he says his site has moved

    The moonbus instructions are at the old site but the new location is not specified.