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Old February 11 2013, 12:57 AM   #104
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Re: Galileo Restoration Update - Jan 2012

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Check out the Sci-Fi Air Show.
Not entirely an apt comparison. Most of what you see of SciFi Airshow are real physical models.
Why isn't it apt? Whether CGI or practical miniature, the composites are evidently viable alternatives to full-scale props. For the COSMOS television series host Carl Sagan toured a highly detailed miniature of the Alexandrian Library via chroma key and match-move cameras.

The Galileo was at the threshold where composites would have been more costly in time and effort than a practical prop. The facility and quality of composites has also improved tremendously since then.
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