3D Printed studio scale model of Discovery from 2001 Space Odyssey

3D printing has come a long way and this can be seen in a hyper-detailed one-tenth studio scale model of the Discovery spaceship from the 2001 movie.

The prototype 3D printed model is more like movie prop replica. It photo etched and has resin parts added. It is high-end $13,000 model.

It will be available as a plastic kit next year and the price will come down to about $400. They will have a finished plastic next year for about $1500.

Video of an actual Discovery Movie Prop

Clip from 2001 the Movie

Making of 2001 – the Jupiter Mission