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Hubble Space Telescope

 

SCIKits 1/65

10" long

 

Like the Galileo probe, this is another of SCIKit's paper models, and (also like the Galileo) it was a fiddly, eye-popping model to build. The finished effect is stunning, though - the foil-stamped silver card that makes up the main telescope tube is wonderfully shiny; the the yellow, black and gold detailing, although sometimes out-of-register with the laser-cut shapes, adds a really elegant air to it...

 

And, yes, its eye does seem to follow you around the room...

 

 

Other resources:

SCIKit's own images of this model - with better lighting and camera-work, some are indistinguishable from the real thing!

The Best of the Hubble Space Telescope

Goddard Space Flight Centre's Hubble Project web

 

 

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