2001 Discovery XD-1 Build Part 5

This update will show the completion of the pods, the painted pod platforms and some work on the rest of the command sphere.  The pod platforms were painted flat black.  I glued a pod base to the right hand pod platform to place the unlit pod.  I also glued the pod base in place for … Continue reading 2001 Discovery XD-1 Build Part 5

2001 Discovery XD-1 Build Part 4

Time for another update.  I have been making slow but steady progress.  As I mentioned last time, I moved on to the pod platforms.  One of them will have to have a hole drilled in the middle to pass the LED wires through to light the pod.  I put a bit in my pin vise … Continue reading 2001 Discovery XD-1 Build Part 4

2001 Discovery XD-1 Build Part 3

Time for another update.  I'm continuing with the photoetch for the most part. I folded the pod bay into shape and CA'd it together.  I would have installed the floor but I was waiting on another set of LED's to arrive.  The first set were fine but they had a slight green cast to them.  … Continue reading 2001 Discovery XD-1 Build Part 3

2001 Discovery XD-1 Build Part 2

I got started on the photoetch parts.  I sprayed them with a white primer and then covered that in a clear coat.  I decided to start with updating the exterior airlock door.  As the kit comes, there is no detail on the door itself and the door controls are just a couple of raised areas … Continue reading 2001 Discovery XD-1 Build Part 2

2001 Discovery XD-1 Build

I'm getting ready to start my next build.  It will be the Moebius kit of the Discovery XD-1 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.  This is one of my grail kits.  I've wanted a kit of this model ever since I saw the movie back in 1968.  There have been no injected styrene kits … Continue reading 2001 Discovery XD-1 Build