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Alrighty, bloggers, I have two images for you to mix and match this time around. You can find them here and here


Have you ever wanted to own a personal satellite? Well, now you can! This model is a one-to-one (1:1) scale model of Vanguard 1, the US Navy's response to the Soviet Sputnik. While Vanguard eventually became the second US satellite to go into space (Explorer 1 was the first) and the fourth manmade object to go up, it is still orbiting high above Earth, the longest-orbiting manmade satellite so far. Own a part of space history today by clicking "download file" and printing out this papercraft!

Ohkay, wow that was a shit pitch. Anyways, I've finally gotten rid of that stupid "nighthawk models" thing for good with a minor revision of the cover page. And, since I've started taking a technical drawing course, I'm probably going to be doing formal instructions from now on, both as practice and as a small "take that" to my instructor :P Really, this model shouldn't be too hard to build; it's just a single sphere with six antennae and six small boxes glued on to it. As it says on the tin, this model is a 1:1 scale model of the Vanguard One satellite. I've included roll-up antennae for those without 30cm skewers.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional
so cool
kat1004 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um... Kinda reminds me of the Toclafane from Doctor Who when in attack-mode.
Tridgeon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is insanely awesome
aaapi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
..what page are your papercrafts meant for?

It looks nice (like all your other ones), I might make this as well. :)
RocketmanTan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're meant for US Letter. I'll probably be redrawing the 1:1 models to fit on A4 for the european builders.
aaapi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
oh ok. For some reason, 8.5x11 keeps cutting off on the sides. (?) I'll have to look a bit further into this.
Thanks for taking the care to answer my question! :)
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