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Space GB Inspiration
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:59:50 AM »
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Re: Space GB Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 05:17:32 AM »
Since the image above is of M31/The Andromeda Galaxy, we're about 2.5 million light years from either of those  locations.

This is where we are:



M31 is about 20- 25 Milky Way diameters away. The more you know...

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 05:39:00 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 07:38:15 AM »
Since the image above is of M31/The Andromeda Galaxy, we're about 2.5 million light years from either of those  locations.

Close counts........  :)
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Re: Space GB Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 08:20:14 AM »
Since the image above is of M31/The Andromeda Galaxy, we're about 2.5 million light years from either of those  locations.




That's what you think...

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 12:28:51 PM »
Greg, you can't requisition a whole galaxy to store your stash; there are laws against that! Why not use M32? (The little elliptical blob above M31) nobody lives there anymore.

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 01:38:04 PM »
Greg, you can't requisition a whole galaxy to store your stash; there are laws against that!

Bah!  Laws don't count when one has this sort of tech...

Mind you, who is to say Earth isn't really there... ;)
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 02:16:58 PM »
Why not use M32? (The little elliptical blob above M31) nobody lives there anymore.

Why? Is it the intergalactic equivalent of a pioneer ghost town? ??? Haunted, perhaps? ::)

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 02:14:16 AM »
Greg, you can't requisition a whole galaxy to store your stash; there are laws against that!

Really? Which one?  Who's legal jurisdiction is M32 in anyway? ;)
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 02:25:19 AM »
Getting back to some inspiration…

I give you Sea Dragon - perhaps one of the best examples of the Big, Dumb booster concept.  Was supposedly going to be capable of lifting 1.1 million pounds (550 metric tons) into a 306 nautical-mile circular orbit — about four times the payload of a Saturn V. :o  The rocket itself was 75 feet in diameter and 500 feet tall, not including the ballast platform needed to launch it at sea. A capsule and escape tower would have added another 50 feet! :o




Now to put this into a little context (alongside a Saturn V):



Or if you prefer ;):



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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 04:46:00 AM »

Why? Is it the intergalactic equivalent of a pioneer ghost town? ??? Haunted, perhaps? ::)


It's a dwarf spheroidal galaxy that has been cannibalized by it's parent, M31. What's left are old (8-14Gyr) and somewhat metal poor stars (which is bad for Real Estate). It's a slum with no good bars or restaurants or things to do.
"Oh look, another old red giant! No useful planets,  just comets, asteroids and a gas giant. Check. That makes it what, Bob? our 10 millionth? Sign up and see the Universe they said. Bored with our Galaxy? Join the Andromeda Galaxy Expedition, they said. Here's a special project just for you and your team - Catalog M32. It'll be exciting, they said. Last time I volunteer for anything..."

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 12:29:30 AM »


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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 06:21:47 AM »
Grant Louden turns SF artwork into models: http://www.grantlouden.com/sculpture.htm

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2014, 02:36:32 AM »
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2014, 12:33:56 AM »
got 'A vertical empire' by C.N.Hill book on loan from my local library today. Has quite a few line drawings of rockets, what was and what could have been. Also on page 325 there is a chapter called 'The 'might have been's' On page 330 there is a reference to a short story called 'Prospero One' by Stephen Baxter.

A quick Google search and I found this- http://bookre.org/reader?file=196894
I have no idea if this is the whole story, but it looks interesting. Or is it Brrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiittttttttttsssssssss innnnnnnnnnn Spaaaaaaccccceeeeeeeee!!!!

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Re: Space GB Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2014, 12:41:51 AM »
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/

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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014, 02:04:40 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2014, 02:42:39 AM »



well dont leave us in suspenders wth is it??

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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2014, 02:46:28 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2014, 04:23:17 AM »
I had thought it might be Project Orion. Impressive vehicles by any standard.

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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2014, 08:16:46 AM »
The artist, Adrian Mann, has Orion and a ton of other great artwork here: http://www.bisbos.com/

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« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2014, 10:16:55 AM »
The artist, Adrian Mann, has Orion and a ton of other great artwork here: http://www.bisbos.com/


Wow - check out this TTA video - pity Ron's not around any more....

http://www.bisbos.com/sf_tta_movie.html

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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2014, 11:42:01 AM »
The artist, Adrian Mann, has Orion and a ton of other great artwork here: http://www.bisbos.com/


Wow - check out this TTA video - pity Ron's not around any more....

http://www.bisbos.com/sf_tta_movie.html

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God I know, I was admiring those models just a few days ago and they might be the coolest models I have ever seen



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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2014, 11:55:38 AM »
A couple of books that may inspire:

I'm reading Old Mars which is an anthology of modern SF about Mars written in the retro style of pre-space exploration SF (with Martians, etc.). I'm half way through the book and so far every story has been entertaining. The rocketship on the book cover is great: http://www.stephenyoull.com/stephenyoull.com/GALLERY/Pages/HARDWARE.html#5
The artist is Stephen Youll and he has other cool work in his gallery.

Even more retro is the Frank R, Paul Art Book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1613772777/ref=oh_details_o01_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
He did pulp magazine covers in the 30s - 60s. Here's a Google Image Search of his work.

Examples:





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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2014, 03:58:51 PM »
Looking at some of those inspiration pics I think you could probably find something suitable to base a model on at a sex shop :-[

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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2014, 04:22:01 AM »
More if you click on the picture

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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2014, 12:43:04 AM »
 There are a lot of good spaceship designs in there...I wish the ground forces were as well illustrated, but this is a treat.

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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2014, 01:57:42 AM »
Spooky - I was reading a discussion about future hand wepaons last night and went looking for 2300AD stuff for the first time in years because I wanted some info on the binary propellant weapons.

That's a great link - nice one!  :)
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« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2014, 05:45:46 PM »
Ah, those were the days:

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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2014, 05:51:12 PM »
I had thought it might be Project Orion. Impressive vehicles by any standard.

You were saying...

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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2014, 05:59:48 PM »
Lots of inspiration here
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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2014, 12:23:23 AM »
after seeing this scene in The Lego Movie,
guess who else is exited to build a spaceship  ;D

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« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2014, 06:42:27 PM »
Belgium went to space long before the Americans did  ;D



we were also the first to put a tank on the moon :)

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« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2014, 10:16:39 AM »
Lots of inspiration here


Thought that looked familiar. That's Winchell Chung's page: the same Winchell Chung who did the illustrations for the OGRE wargame : http://www.projectrho.com/.

The hieroglyphs down the side of that page are from another favorite artist of mine, Patrick Woodroffe : http://www.patrickwoodroffe-world.com/


Here's some space inspiration from Winchell's DeviantArt page, a Warp War starship:

http://nyrathwiz.deviantart.com/gallery/43345554



The original from 1977:



I used to play Warp War back in the day: probably still got it in a box upstairs.... :-*
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« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2014, 03:35:54 AM »
I might still have Warp War someplace...I've been toting my Microgames around with me for years.
Winchell is a terrific guy, by the way - we've corresponded off and on for about ten years. I think he did
the original art for Warp War - he also did some Traveller work, including the starship Annic Nova...



Those are not Warp nacelles, by the way -they're shuttles.

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« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2014, 05:12:02 AM »
Oh lucky you: never met him but I always got the impression he was one of the good guys. He did indeed do the original art for Warp War, right after he did OGRE.
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« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2014, 06:03:06 AM »
For given values of luck ;) Winch and I have never actually met in meatspace - we just stumbled into the same forum ( Starship Modeler ) and became friends. A lrage part of the reason for that was our mutual fascination ( and his, and our own Frank2056's
far superior knowledge of - ) with the 'Leif Ericson Galactic Cruiser'. It spawned a long running sub-forum there : http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/viewforum.php?f=39  chock full of a number of different ideas about the origins, background
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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2014, 11:42:45 AM »
Ah, those were the days:


Nah, non-rotating space stations are a dead end (see ISS). These were the good old days (the Von Braun station):


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« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2014, 11:45:53 AM »
This would have been so much better than the David Lynch worm vomit:

Jodorowsky's Dune Trailer


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« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2014, 08:47:55 PM »
For given values of luck ;) Winch and I have never actually met in meatspace - we just stumbled into the same forum ( Starship Modeler ) and became friends. A lrage part of the reason for that was our mutual fascination ( and his, and our own Frank2056's
far superior knowledge of - ) with the 'Leif Ericson Galactic Cruiser'. It spawned a long running sub-forum there : http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/viewforum.php?f=39  chock full of a number of different ideas about the origins, background
and future of this obscure model kit.


There's a lot of stuff on his website, including some nifty CG artwork, of the Leif Ericson.
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« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2014, 08:54:04 PM »
This would have been so much better than the David Lynch worm vomit:

Jodorowsky's Dune Trailer

Jodorosky's Dune: http://jodorowskysdune.com/


It was a shame that Jodorowsky's project crashed. He's VERY eccentric, right up there in David Lynch territory, but I'd have liked to see the result, whether I ended up liking it or not. We need more eccentrics making oddball films instead of the under-seasoned, same-flavour sausages we get from the Hollywood meat grinder.

The good thing to come out of Jodorowsky's Dune was, indirectly, Alien. Many of the creative team he put together maintained links and were picked up by Dan O'Bannon shortly thereafter. The Making Of Alien book (which is gorgeous if you havn't seen it) is full of references to the preceding Dune project.


Jodorowsky collaborated with the late great Moebius (Jean Giraud) on his Incal graphic novels. Now that would have been a movie and a half: not a snowball in Hell's chance of it ever happening though...*

The Incal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incal


*although director Nicolas Winding Refn (freind of Jodorowsky) has said that he wants to try: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Winding_Refn  I'll suspend my disbelief when I see it though... ;)
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« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2014, 09:22:54 PM »
I didn't realise until I was researching that last post that Jean Giraud had died in 2012, shortly after Ralph McQuarrie. RIP Moebius.... :(

His work was utterly, breathtakingly beautiful: comic book pages you could hang in any gallery in the world:





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« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2014, 12:07:03 AM »
Fine 12 minute summary of Dune and its issues being made... and then the issues it had being made.

Retrospective / Review - DUNE (1984) in HD


 :) worth a watch IMHO, helped things make more sense
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« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2014, 11:08:00 PM »
Do these songs count as inspiration?





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« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2014, 08:29:01 AM »
Nice one Nils. :)

Reminded me of these:


Tasmin Archer - Sleeping Satellite (lyrics)

(There are "proper" video for this one on youtube, but they don't particularly reflect the lyrics, which are important)



Canes Venatici - Underground Zero




Aimless Flight - Underground Zero

(this one is jam-packed with spaceship art)



Hawkwind - Space Is Deep

(This one is just gorgeous: put it on full screen and get er, lost (legally and responsibly, of course...))
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« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2014, 04:55:32 AM »
nice, now im motivated again  8)

as bender would say to the JNM's: "I'll build my own Lunar Lander, With Blackjack and hookers"!


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« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2014, 10:41:57 AM »
nice, now im motivated again  8)

as bender would say to the JNM's: "I'll build my own Lunar Lander, With Blackjack and hookers"!




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« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2014, 11:01:40 AM »
While at work (actually the den upstairs) I tune into Digitally Imported's Spacemusic feed.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2014, 08:59:43 PM »
A whole page of British 1950s sci-fi art here from DRB. Excellent retro-inspiration!

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2014/03/exceptional-british-scifi-artwork-from.html

Just a few examples:





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