One snip at a time, Nostromo.

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Update on the 3D-printed Nostromo model.

After watching an instructive video, by the manufacturer of the 3D printer from which this model was created, I’ve mustered my courage and begun the tedious task of getting to the heart of it.

Here are the results so far:

At this scale, the assorted antennae are about the same width as the support material, so there was no way to save them.

Hoping to salvage some detail on the “fo’c’sle”, I’ve left the it relatively untouched.  I am amazed at the detail that transferred from 3D software to 3D model.

The belly of the beast.  Only one landing gear leg survived the cleanup.  It shouldn’t be difficult to reattach them when I add the antennae.

At this scale, the shuttle is just another bump among bumps.

At approximately 7 inches (17 cm) by 5 inches (12 cm), she’ll fit right nicely on my desktop by my keyboard while I think (and write) deep Nostromo thoughts.

Thanks to Starrigger for the 3D model via his gallery at Sketchup’s 3D Warehouse.

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