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Jeddahbill

Pilgrim Observer Refit

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Greetings!

Inspired by NERVA powered vehicles from the Apollo Applications Program of the 1960’s, I used parts from two MPC Pilgrim Observer kits along various other bits in this conceptual manned spacecraft build. Modifications to the kit include clear observations domes, interior with crew figures, expanded forward and rear body sections, styrene girder support for the NERVA engine, a scratch built dish antenna (based on the XD-1 in 2001), LED lighting, various spare decals, and other scratch built details.  A threaded brass tube supports all of the major spacecraft sections which are detachable to facilitate transport and repairs if needed.   Batteries, resistor and switch for the lighting are contained in a external case with wiring running through a brass support stand mounted in a custom built display base.  Photographs were taken with a black felt background in low light with polished geode spheres to represent planets.   Many thanks for having a look, questions and comments always welcome.

Cheers,

Bill

 

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Very smart indeed. Please keep them coming.

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1 hour ago, Jeddahbill said:

a scratch built dish antenna (based on the XD-1 in 2001

I believe that these AE-35 units have a known reliability problem....:coat:

 

Otherwise, very impressive work and photography.

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Nice to see one of these things built.

I particularly like the view onto the control deck. The figures lend a nice sense of scale.

 

Makes me want to play more Kerbal Space Program. :winkgrin:

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That's too cool. All the detail in the command area is so sharp.

 

And spacecraft with engines at the end of long struts are automatically better than other kinds of spacecraft :)

 

W

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