Friday, December 1, 2017

Slide of the Month - Vostok


Time to design: 2 hours
Time to print: 4 hours (your times may vary)
Finishing: 3 hour
Original designer: nemilya
Try it yourself: Vostok Spacecraft (Gagarin)

On April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin aboard Vostok 1 became the first man to enter space and made one orbit around the earth. Gagarin made only one flight into space as he died in a plane crash in 1963. The Vostok (version 3KA) had 6 manned flights including the first woman in space, Vladimirovna Tereshkova.

I got to admit this one had me a bit frustrated because every time I tried to print this on the Ultimaker 2 the print never came out right. No matter how I tried adding supports or other repairs would allow me to print this model. Luckily for me, our library also has a SeeMeCNC Orion printer which printed the Vostok capsule perfectly. The slide was painted with some green spay paint in the center and top and bottom are painted with sliver metallic craft paint. One thing I considered but was the antennas but I thought they would get caught in everything. The capsule has no markings to show it was from Russia just like the original. The only markings were the red CCCP painted on Gagarin's helmet which were applied shortly before launch. One source mentioned that this was done to identify him as a Russian pilot and not an American like Gary Powers.

No comments:

Post a Comment