Now - for something completely different... I was tasked to build and animate a few sequences with Juri Gagarins vessel, the Wostok. The flight took place on the 12th of april 1961 - so it will have its 50th anniversary very soon.
ItAâ€™s quite different from the usual trek stuff, but itAâ€™s nice to actually build something thatAâ€™s been in space. It has fairly easy shapes, but lots of details that IAâ€™ll try to incorporate. I plan to have the model done by the start of next week.
You make me feel old
Well executed sir!
great work anyway, I didn't realise how old school sci-fi this thing looked, what are those green tank things?
Great project Tobias. And off to a good start. It's nice that someone is taking the time to remember the beginnings of space flight. We spend so much time on the fictional, and often forget about the real world science and hard work that made these things possible.
Like you said only 50 years ago the idea of a man in space was still only a dream. Any only a short time before that we'd never even gotten anything into orbit. Until Russia dared to do it, there was no space flight, or communications via satellite. Just imagine how much of our current technology uses the principals developed back then.
sweet to see something that really flies
Chanur - thanks a lot. Fortunately, I have some nice photographs of the capsule, but there were a few news pics in some of the links. I have that model kit right here and built it - itAâs quite a pain to build, as itAâs pretty old and probably warped by now. And itAâs not really accurate, but it gives a nice overall sense of the ship.
I have finished the lower part - now I need to tackle all the detail in the mid section...
Nyet, It's still 'vostok' in Russian and it means 'east'.
Arrr well my chance to learn something new. Ta':)
Finished modelling today, this was quite a pain with all the tubes and pipes on the outside. Americans would have probably shielded all that, but since the flight lastet only about an hour, there might be not the need for it.
The green tanks are for oxygen and nitrogen.
As for the name - well, in germany itAâs spelled with a W.
Tomorrow IAâll adjust the materials and add some textures.
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yep, but with gagarins flight the trek to the stars for mankind was started.... that's what i would to state!
btw, awesome stuff as always, tobias! look forward....
If anyone has a schematic how the capsule was oriented in each step of the flight, IAâd love to see it.
Now we know the inspiration for Dr. Who's Sontaran ships.
My guess was that Sputnik III probably inspired the Daleks