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Disaster Area Sundive stuntship
A MOC inspired by the closing scenes of 'The Restaurant at the End of the Universe' book 3 of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.
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Zaphod's mouths hung open: "That,"he said, "that is really bad for the eyes...."
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It was a ship of classic, simple design, like a flattened salmon, twenty yards long, very clean, very sleek. There was just one remarkable thing about it.
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"It's so black!" said Ford Prefect. "You can hardly make out its shape... light just seems to fall into it!"


"Come and feel this surface,"he said in a hushed voice. Ford put out his hand out to feel it. His hand stopped. "You... you can't..." he said.
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"See?" said Zaphod. "It's totally frictionless. This must be one mother of a mover...."
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"What ? Er... yes. Yeah, that's right! Can you open this bourge moblie?" said Zaphod jumpily. He was keeping at least three eyes on the entrance. Time was short.
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Well, I wish you'd just tell me rather than try to engage my enthusiasm," said Marvin, "because I haven't got one."

"Dont mention it," said Marvin. "Oh, you didn't."
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At that moment the ship suddenly stopped rocking and swaying, the engine pitch settled down to a gentle hum. "Hey, Ford," said Zaphod, "that sounds good. Have you worked out the controls on this boat?"
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"No," said Ford, "I just stopped fiddling with them. I reckon we just go to wherever this ship is going and get off it fast."

"Look property is theft, right? Therefore theft is property. Therefore the ship is mine, okay," said Zaphod. "Tell the ship that," said Arthur.
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"Ship," he said banging on the panels, "this is your new owner speaking to...."

"What," said Trillian in a small quiet voice, "does sundive mean?"
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"It means," said Marvin, "that the ship is going to dive into the sun. Sun.... Dive. It's very simple to understand."

"Then why... didn't... you... tell us!"
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"You said you wanted excitement and adventure and really wild things."


"Hey, Marvin kid," said Zaphod brightly, "how you doing?"
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"Very badly I suspect," muttered Marvin.


Angles, not angels! those darn angles were demonic! Here's some:
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It took a long time for me to finally do a Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy MOC. Than some months ago, this scene sprang to mind. One of my favourites scenes, and portrayed differently in every media The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy is available in (radio, tv, books). My version most closely resembles the book, though there are some descriptions in the book taken liberally. The first is that my version also displays the descriptives of Hotblack Desiato's Limo. And secondly - duh - that my interior is not entirely black. But for two good reasons; first I needed all my black tiles on the exterior. And second, Having a contrasting shade on the floor brings out the details much better!
The total build time must be some 40 hours, over a three week interval. The basic outline was done quickly enough, but the roof was a real challenge to fit tightly over the odd angles but allow easy access. The floor was a whole other challenge! I had some real structural integrity problems with the support base! but thanks to a friend, it became really strong! If I had built it just a little smaller, I could have made it completely studless, but when I realised this, I was too far down the process to downscale...

Thanks for watching,
Have fun!!!



Comments

 I like it 
  October 29, 2012
Great fun. You've got some good photos of your excellent black ship and I like your version of Marvin.
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  November 27, 2011
Fantastic. Your HHGttG ships nicely fit with the text of the book and are expertly constructed
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  June 19, 2011
Impressive...
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  February 9, 2011
Sweetest thing EVER! Restaurant at the End of the Universe is my fave book of the 5 book series, and you've made the ship just how I imagined it! Love it from top to bottom!
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  July 30, 2010
That is really bad for the eyes! (it turns mine green) Great job!
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  July 1, 2010
wow, i just finished "The restraunt at the end of the universe about ten minutes ago from now(7:57 pm) and this is better than my imagination percived from the book! also its all black and everything, spactacular build!
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  June 20, 2010
Well, color me stunned! The texture, the angles, the engines, the ANGLES! Bravo!~H
 I made it 
  September 24, 2009
Quoting Nick Narsin How did you make the frame? I can see some of it, but not all. This is THE best ship on MOCpages! No joke! 10/5
Hi Nick, This picture explains best the basic design of the Sundive Ship. Hover your cursor over the tags in this image: http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r225/Vladtron/LEGO/Disaster%20Area%20Sun%20-crash%20ship/?action=view&current=interior3DSCN4086.jpg The roof will fit snugly, but loosely on top of the floor and wall sections. The roof itself is made up with two separate sections; the 'dome' and the roofs over the engines. Stay around! My next post will be my version of the Starship Bistromath, from "Life, the universe and everything"! Search Bistromath on wiki if your don't know the book, it's funny.
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  July 25, 2009
How did you make the frame? I can see some of it, but not all. This is THE best ship on MOCpages! No joke! 10/5
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  July 14, 2009
LOVE IT!!!!
Vladimir van Hoek
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Infinity Life
  May 3, 2009
Very nice i love Douglas Addams!
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  April 23, 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed watching your pics, but also the description. Douglas Adams FTW! ;)
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  March 11, 2009
Wow, I love this. It's so sleek and the structure is complex but feels very seamless. The idea is great too, I haven't seen very many MOCs with the same theme.
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  March 10, 2009
This is an incredible MOC, and a perfect representation of the Disaster Area ship. The thrusters, details, and hull angles are all extraordinary. Awesome work!
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  March 9, 2009
Very impressive. Property is theft and theft is property, eh? Sounds Red to me, but whatever floats your boat...
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  March 9, 2009
I loike the smooth design of the ship.Overall great build.
 
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