MO2001-3 Moebius, Discovery XD-1 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. 1:144. FREE POSTAGE
Discovery XD-1, 2001: A Space Odyssey
MO2001-3 - Moebius Models
From the Stanley Kubrick 1968 science-fiction epic movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey the spacecraft - Discovery XD-1, has always been hailed for its realism.
When a monlithic object of extra-terrestrial origin is discovered in orbit around Jupiter, the manned deep space exploration spacecraft, Discovery X-Ray Delta One, is sent to investigate and collect data related to the mysterious artifact.
The Discovery is powered by a gaseous nuclear fission plasma reactor, which is separated from the scherical crew habitation module by a long spine consisting of a series of modular containers. A massive communications array is mounted near the centre of the spine. An onboard HAL9000 sentient computer controls the entire ship with assistance from the two crew members.
Due to conflicting information in his mission programming, the HAL9000 malfunctions, becomes paranoid, and kills all of the crew except for Commander David Bowman, who manages to survive by removing HAL's core memory banks. Yet the mystery of the monolithic artifact remains and David Bowman is about to take the trip of his life...
It has been 50 years since the film was released and before a model kit, accessible to all modellers, has been made available. The finished model is over a metre long and rather spindly so need the included spine supports. There are 60 modular cargo containers that acoount for the spine of the spacecraft and add up to a whopping 270 parts. Amonst them are five different sized containers and three different end cap styles.
Moebius have included metal rods to be inserted to strengthen this long spine. They have also included three stands that are a perfect fit for this awkward but outstanding kit.
Requires glue and paint to complete but these are NOT included.
This model kit also includes FREE postage to anywhere in Australia.