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Old 07-28-2016, 03:47 PM
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I've got most of his books and stories. These days they are all in digital format. Still keep a few paperbacks around for when I get the jones for a 'real' book.
But all those Heinlein juvenile series books were what started me on the road.
Anyway, for awhile I've wanted a model Galileo as it appeared in one cover version: swoopy wings and fin....a classic golden age rocket ship!
Armed with the Spaceship Handbook's great drawings, it wasn't hard to draw out the flat pieces in Solid Edge. It is a simple model, I like simple.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:50 PM
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At a guess I'd say this one
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Love Heinlein too
Yes sir....that is the version. Swoopy!
The other cover versions don't have the 'look'.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:30 PM
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Heinlein

I have been reading science fiction since the mid 1950s. Heinlein is still one of my favorite authors. I read "Stranger in a Strange Land" soon after it came out (1961) and reread it years later. Maybe memory is faulty, but I read things the second time I was sure I didn't read the first time. Maybe I "matured." :o)
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:35 AM
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Am a huge Heinlein fan, am currently reading through a (near?) complete collection of his books on my HD. Friday was the first of his I read, loaned to me by a friend.

Stranger in a Strange Land was first released in a heavily rewritten version with a big part of the original removed, if you read it as first released then again years later you may well have read much more than the first time.

"The earlier edition contained a few words over 160,000, while this one runs
around 220,000 words."

"This book was so different from what was being sold to the general public, or
to the science fiction reading public in 1961 when it was published, that the
editors required some cutting and removal of a few scenes that might then
have been offensive to public taste."
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:35 AM
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Let us see if I can now post a photo of the test build.
This isn't anything fancy...a simple model and just a rough cobbling together to see if everything fits. I didn't install the inside joiner tabs on this one, so it isn't as smooth as it should be. But everything fits well.
Now to build the actual model that will sit beside the 'Luna' model (Destination Moon) that I built a few years ago.
This is a combination of details from the Spaceship Handbook's excellent 3-views and few resin models that are online.
Yes yes, I know the flaps and ailerons are curved...they are drawn that way in the Spaceship Handbook. But their lines fit with the overall swoopiness, so I made the model that way also.

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Old 07-29-2016, 09:06 AM
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cool looking ship
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:16 AM
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Good looking spaceship.
Most of those early spaceships were kind of swoopy. That design feature provided less resistance when flying through the Šther.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:18 AM
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Okay folks, I build up a second Galileo to make sure the interior joiners fit (The first model attempt did not use separate fuselage joiners). I also scaled it from 1/150 down to 1/190 size. After printing, it came out to around 1/196 size...a tad over 5.6 inches long.
I want to try and keep my classic book and movie space ships at around 1/190 - 1/200 size so they are comparable when lined up on a shelf.
I still need to replace the stand base with one I made today, but otherwise it is done.

Debating on whether or not to offer it in the download section.
I have it drawn in two sizes.

Rocket Ship Galileo #2

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Old 08-19-2016, 10:24 AM
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Please do offer it for download. Not only am I a big Heinlein fan, that is one way cool model.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:26 AM
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Go for it, pockets! It's a great looking Model!

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