For me, the Discovery is
the icon of this film. She epitomizes all of my hopes and dreams for the
future of human exploration.
I still get chills down my spine to this very day every time I see this graceful yet odd-looking spacecraft
gliding majestically across the screen.
This is a model I have wanted to build my entire life, so when I read that
Stargazer Models had released a new kit of it, I jumped on it!
|This is the first model I've done
|Here's one of the spacesuits that
is in the EVA Pod Bay, as seen
in the film. Paint bottle for scale.
|The center EVA Pod being
deployed from the Bay
THE FINISHED MODEL
|Top/front view||Top/rear view||Spine and primary antenna array|
Two special effects pictures:
Left: Discovery at Jupiter, as in the movie. The small red cresent above Jupiter is Io,
which would serve as the location for another sci-fi film made years later, called "Outland".
Right: Discovery among the moons of Saturn, which is where the
story took place in the book, written by Arthur C. Clarke. Image courtesy of Mr. David M Harland
Thank You, Herb Gara at
and ModelMakerZ for choosing
my model for First Place in their first on-line mode building contest.
I'd also like to say Thank
You to Mr. Craig Skare from Cir-Kit
who was extremely helpful with the lighting of this model project.
This being my first model with that feature, he literally wrote me a list of parts I needed and then
walked me through putting it all together. I highly recommend his products.
Lastly, Thank You to Mr. David M. Harland for the computer generated image of Discovery at Saturn.
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