Uhu02 interstellar Endurance

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  1. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    After starting and then hanging out a model of UHU02 ( the Orion III model ), I decided to try again with something simpler, or at least I hope so.

    So I started to build the model of the starship protagonist of the movie Interstellar, the Endurance designed by UHU02.

    http://uhu02.way-nifty.com/die_eule_der_minerva/045.html

    To complicate my life, however, I decided to use, for the first time, a product to protect the colors and to "laminate" the paper and make it more resistant. This of course has led to some adjustments in how I normally cut and bend the parts, and the choice of a more suitable glue (vinyl glue).

    I then decided to strictly follow the assembly sequence suggested by the designer, hoping to avoid errors and omissions in a model that is not very simple.

    I then started with the realization of the individual modules that make up the ring, also following the suggestions to make the surface more three-dimensional.

    Here are some photos of where I am right now.

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    And then others twelve details, and then others twelve, and then others twelve... :(

    Best, Nando :)
  2. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    Off to a good start and looking good Nando...thumbsupthumbsup
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You are off to a FANTASTIC START!
    I will be following this thread!
  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Nice start. One of my favorite movies, and a great model.
  5. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    I can't upload pics :(:cool:
  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I posted yesterday the "system is temporarily down". It should be fixed soon. ;)
  7. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Another batch of connectors on the tunnel elements: the red group (cupola).

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    Next the green group
    Best, Nando [​IMG]
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Those parts look really good!
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  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Lots of glass in those cupolas. Something that could be greebled, they look great as they are though. You sure know how to make a round part, they look perfect. :)
  10. Tonino

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    For those who doesn't like repetitive tasks... :)

    Anyway, yours, Nando, are perfect: impossible to distinguish one from another!

    Are you preparing for some kind of exhibition... I guess ... for next october? ;)
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  11. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    That would be cool..with an simple interior view..AND LEDS!! " Great work.. coming along nicely!
  12. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Yes, I'd like to expose the model in the appropriate context ;)

    No better name for this model I guess, and I had to apply all my endurance to form all those wheels: I had to trim each disc with his ring, slowly working it with sandpaper.

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    So the green group is complete.

    The blue group is the more complex but luckily I have only four elements.
    First the rings, the common part to all the groups, and the cylindrical part that I think is like the PMA (Pressurized Mating Adapter) on the ISS.

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    Then a sort of collar all around the "PMA", very tricky to cut, fold and glue.

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    Now, after assembly completed for the blue group, I just have to assemble the individual connectors of the communication tunnel.

    Best, Nando :)
  13. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    I completed the blue group and I put all the parts together, assembling the connectors of the tunnel. Here some picture.

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    Now we can start with the central docking hub [​IMG]
    May be it is too soon, but I began to think about how to display the model. Any suggestion?

    Best, Nando [​IMG]
  14. Tonino

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    This is an interesting question (and, very often, we ask this one ourselves when it's too late to come back... ;) ).
    I think it all depends on how hard is all kept toghether by magnets. How strong is the whole structure once assembled.
    Looking at UHU02's photos it seem to be pretty solid but it all depends on the magnets you used for the junctions (if you used magnets... or you are going to paste all definitively?)

    Anyway some kind of metal wire passing through the axis of the central element should be the best option to show it, instead of simply stand it on one of the faces like in this image... (not too fascinating...)
    You should realize some kind of stand similar to the the sundial you made some time ago... remember?

    Obviously, if you plan to do something similar, it will be necessary to strenghten conveniently the element who will suffer the weight of the model... so, after all, the question is not too early...
  15. zathros

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    Such precise work Nando, wonderful!! :)
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  16. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Hi Tonino, I think my neodymium magnets are strong enough and I should not have problems with landers and shuttles. I will also double them as the sensei suggests.

    I did some simulation.

    stand00_00.jpg stand00_01.jpg stand00_02.jpg


    Not in scale at the moment, just a visualization. Which one do you prefer? I prefer the first one, the simplest. In this case the ship leans on the engine modules.

    06_Main_Engines.jpg

    Best, Nando:)
  17. DJPinter

    DJPinter Trusted Confidant

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    I vote for #3.
  18. thegreek270

    thegreek270 New Member

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    I agree with DJPinter.
    I too would go with #3. Perhaps if you use the same material as the Background you could make it almost invisible.
    Very nice work by the way. keep it up.
  19. Papa Mashy

    Papa Mashy New Member

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    #3 for me too
  20. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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