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Richard Mcstay
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The Solar System

June 12, 2017 · in Uncategorized · 19 Comments

Something a little bit different!

My mate bought this for his four year old son who is developing a keen interest in space. I got the job of painting it! Something completely different, but it's also an interest of mine so I had some fun with it.

I've got no idea what scale it is mind! I know in reality you could fit one million Earths into the sun, but I think that would be a bit hard to replicate with a model kit. The size of the sun here is roughly the same size as a golf ball, just to give you an idea of the size of the model.

I would have preferred Pluto to be there as well mind, but it's been relegated to a dwarf planet unfortunately, poor thing.

Cheers for looking!

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19 responses

  1. Interesting project, sir...nicely done.

  2. Wonderful model and thought provoking for a four year old i guess. Love your comment on Plutos fate 🙂 You may have to upgrade the tiny solar system later on if the astro people decide to reinstate Pluto as a planet again. Are there after market stuff to get for it in case...?

  3. Scientists be! Pluto is still a planet in my book!

  4. Nice Project. looking fine.
    On first glance I see no scale neither in the relation of the planet sizes nor in the relation of the distances. It's just the order. Nontheless I like it.

  5. Very different,a 4 year old built that Wow think what a modeler he will turn out to be,I enjoyed it always nice to see a change from the norm.

  6. Now that's really nice! I think they have found some geological activity on Pluto recently.

    • Thank you Robert! There is still so much we don't know about our own solar system! But saying that, we still don't know an awful lot about the depths of the sea.

  7. Unfortunately the Solar system is not something you can "easily" model in scale but until you are a child, you do not care about scale (I remember the dogfights between 1/48 and 1/72 fighters...) and I guess your little friend is enthusiastic about your work.

  8. Great job. I hear scientists are hopeful of one day finding intelligent life in our solar system...

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