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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2012 18:36 pm 
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Here is one of my favourite fictional spacecraft – the Orion Space Clipper. Extra decals and a little bit of work on the canopy but otherwise from the box.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2012 21:35 pm 
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Looks fantastic, well done on a great build! :Clapping: . Does it come from a film or TV series? just interested to know its origins.

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Stumpy17:416508 wrote:
Does it come from a film or TV series? just interested to know its origins.

Thanks Stumpy17. The craft is from Stanley Kubrik's film "2001 - A Space Odyssey" made in 1968. This is the craft which takes Heywood Floyd from the Earth to an orbiting space station on his way to the moon.

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Shows how bad I am :D I've seen all 3 of the mighty ducks movies but I haven't seen 2001 :(

Still an excellent model though :thumb:

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:rotfl:
If it's any consolation, I have never seen a mighty duck film. :D

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Very, very cool! I love the color tones on this ship. I wonder; is this the same mould as the original release of this kit? I wouldn't mind trying one of these myelf.
Great work! :Clapping:

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Nicely done  :thumb:

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I wonder; is this the same mould as the original release of this kit?

I believe it is from the original mould, but they have left out additional parts, which also had nuclear engine details. The panel decals make this very easy to produce a decent facsimile.
Thanks for the kind comments chaps.
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4D:426580 wrote:
I believe it is from the original mould


No, it's a brand-new mould, although it is heavily based on the original Aurora mould (which I believe was in turn based on the original drawings used to make the filming model, although that model differed from the drawings in minor details).  You are correct that the "engine" feature of the original Aurora kit was omitted (deliberately).

Lovely work.

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Thanks for the info Bruce.    :)

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2012 19:14 pm 
Ayup Neil...

What nice, delicate work. Well Done Mate.


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