1/350 scale Project: Endurance

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  1. AdmiralBuck

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    Thanks. Endurance is named for Ernest Shackleton’s vessel. There is a theme I am continuing here following the 1/24 scale build of her Javelin shuttlecraft design - craft 02 is named “Shackleton”.
     
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    Now that is a pretty ship!
     
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  3. Nightfall to-Ennien

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    Considering Shackleton’s Endurance sank on her maiden voyage after getting trapped in pack ice and crushed because her hull was not designed to rise out under pressure, I find this somewhat amusing.
     
  4. AdmiralBuck

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    I’m so happy to have amused you.
     
  5. Forbin

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    I said out, dammit!
    Just stay away from ice moons.
     
  6. AdmiralBuck

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    The Royal Navy had two successful icebreakers named for the Endurance, serving between 1967-2008. Surely there will be other vessels in the future, honoring the link to the explorers.

    Brass armature work begins on the physical model:

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  7. Santaman

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    looks sufficiently sturdy. :mallory:
     
  8. Mage

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    I love that design!! Nice work. Curious about the model.
     
  9. Schimpfy

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    I love the design. It's going to be interesting to watch the build. :)
     
  10. BorgMan

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    Bill, what's up with John Eaves' new design? Is the similarity intentional?
     
  11. AdmiralBuck

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    John had let me know a while ago that we were on a parallel course once he had seen some early concept work on Endurance. It’s unintentional and a great coincidence.
     
  12. Bernard Guignard

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    Great minds think alike :biggrin::techman:
     
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  13. 137th Gebirg

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    Zeitgeist!!
     
  14. Santaman

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    Bet Eaves will aim the impulse engines at the nacelles/pylons again.. :p
     
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    Nice start I would say. :mallory:
     
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  18. Nightfall to-Ennien

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    Given the astounding quality of the previous work you’ve put out, someone might mistake one this size for an unused filming model, lost to history. Looking at her in-universe, one word seems appropriate. She’s ambitious in size, ambitious in mission profile, ambitious in design... If the Connies were adapted to the Five Year Missions, Endurance seems to be what they would build specifically for the role with lessons learned. Easy enough to see her establishing the dedicated Explorer family line through into Ambassador and Galaxy.
     
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    December update on hull fabrication and details:

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  20. 137th Gebirg

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    That looks like a super-high-res 3D printer. You can barely see the print layers. Beautiful!
     
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