With Passenger cabin and Flight deck & Articulating landing gear
In 1/144 scale
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Assembled Aries 1-B model: pictures.
Painted cab. floor section
The images in the pictures below are of the 'masters' and a 'test' casting, and are not of the final finished model or moulds....
The finished Aries Castings (and Mold's) are by David (Blappy) Guertin
pictures of... here soon.
From the Novel 2001:A Space Odyssey
by Arthur C Clarke.
The Aries-l B lunar carrier pulled away from the space station. There was none of the power and fury of a takeoff from Earth - only an
almost inaudible, far-off whistling as the low-thrust plasma jets blasted their
electrified streams into space. The gentle push lasted for more than fifteen
minutes, and the mild acceleration would not have prevented anyone from moving
around the cabin. But when it was over, the ship was no longer bound to Earth,
as it had been while it still accompanied the Station. It had broken the bonds
of gravity and was now a free and independent planet, circling the sun in an
orbit of its own.......When he awoke, the Moon had swallowed up half the sky,
and the braking manoeuvres were about to begin......The descending ship was
poised almost above the line dividing night from day, and directly below was a
chaos of jagged shadows and brilliant, isolated peaks catching the first light
of the slow lunar dawn.....On the pilot's panel, lights flashed above radar
screens, numbers came and went on computer displays, clocking off the distance
of the approaching Moon. They were still more than a thousand miles away when
weight returned as the jets began their gentle but steady deceleration. For
ages, it seemed, the Moon slowly expanded across the sky, the sun sank below the
horizon, and at last a single giant crater filled the field of view.
The 2001 'alternate' universe
*The Boeing Aries Landers, are a spherical spacecraft 40 ft. in diameter... used to ferry between the (low) Earth orbiting space stations and the lunar surface.
The Aries 1-B can carry 24 passengers (in a high degree of comfort) plus the Captain, First Officer, and two flight attendants.
Aries 1-B is the passenger version of the cargo only Aries1. The Aries type, frame and pressure-shell, was later greatly modified as the Command Module of the Discovery 1 spacecraft, thereby utilizing existing machinery/construction to produce X-ray Delta one's, 40ft dia. pressure sphere.
* by Stargazer