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Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« on: February 10, 2019, 04:49:46 am »
This is the Roald Amundsen, CR 207. Solar Federation Navy Interstellar Science Vessel, Explorer Class. It is docked at Jupiter Station prior to it's first mission. Powered by 4 GE/RR NPCR-43 fusion powered ion drives engines, it is capable of sustained thrust at .20g. With the newly developed Hyperjump system, it is one of the first ships capable of interstellar missions. Designed for multiyear missions, it is fully self contained with research facilities, manufacturing and repair, food production, etc. A number of shuttles are part of it's complement. These provide couriers, supply, exploration, and other missions. There is one large SM-34t fully equipped laboratory and exploration shuttle capable of atmospheric missions to planets of up to 1.75 Earth gravity. A there also two courier shuttles capable of atmospheric missions. Twelve BL-234 cargo pods are attached externally. Loaded with consumable supplies, these can be turned into manned laboratories orbiting planets of interest.











I just finished this up. It was my contribution to the Everyday Objects GB over on BTS. Here are some of the everyday objects that were incorporated into this model.

This photo shows a large gray Plastruct cylinder, some containers from "Kinder Eggs", sewing thread spools, old "L'eggs" panty hose eggs, and some cheap BIC razers. The large shuttle was from an old 50's space exploration kit. (don't recall who made this one)


This is what started the whole project. An asthma inhaler (actually several of these).


And if you are interested, some of the build photos are on the BTS site.  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=8271.45

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Re: Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 05:22:10 am »
Interesting.  Nice.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 05:44:17 am »
Now THAT'S ingenious building Ed.  :thumbsup:

The use of the asthma inhalers is inspired, it always irks me to just throw them away when they're empty.
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Re: Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 06:19:16 am »
Very cool! :mellow:
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Re: Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 08:20:23 am »
Absolutely stunning build Ed!!  I love a good Sci-Fi build and this one is up there with the best! 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 10:14:21 am »
This one blows me away! Just inspired use of so many things.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 11:34:03 am »
WHOA DOGGY!  :bow: :bow: :bow: :cheers:
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Re: Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 04:57:12 pm »
Nice one: that looks really good. :thumbsup:

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Re: Interstellar Exploration Vessel, "Roald Amundsen"
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 01:43:50 am »
Very impressive Ed :thumbsup:
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