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The Solar System

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 to The Solar System

  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 d…med! 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.

  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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