1:540 USS Discovery One from 2001: A Space Odyssey
This is my Discovery One form 2001. It’s one of my favorite movies, and I always wanted a model of the Discovery. Ones on the market are big and very expensive, so I designed my own in 123D from Autocad. I scaled it to be 12 inches long and then sent it off to Shapeways to print.
It took about a week to receive the parts, but they were outstanding. I primed them and painted it in Vallejo RLM-2 with a water color wash. Fine wire was used on the Antenna for detailing.
There is a .070 carbon fibre rod running down the backbone of the ship for strength which slide into mounts at either end.
You can buy a copy at: http://shpws.me/GsUl
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