Talk Series: Scratch Modelling Conventional and Interstellar Spacecraft
Date: 29th June 2021
Time: 8pm UTC (London time)
Presenter: Terry Regan
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Terry will introduce scratch building of spacecraft showing examples and demonstrating solutions. In the modern world of everything automated, prefabricated etc Terry will illustrate his creative hobby of the building of models from scratch ie making the model parts, tools and components from 'scratch' in his workshop rather than in kit form. By sharing this enjoyable past time Terry will show that you can learn about interesting aspects of not only workshop principles, but also real spacecraft design.
About the speaker
Terry has worked with the education team at i4is for nearly 10 years and helped create and deliver educational ideas to the youngest of school children. For example building models of the solar system to illustrate the size, distances and other details. Terry is the i4is 'go to' guy when something practical needs to be done. Some may have have seen his 4m (13ft+) high black monolith (scale 9x4x1, of course) featured at the 2014 72nd SF Worldcon in London and now on display at the International Space University, or the classic Daedalus Interstellar Space Probe on display at the HQ of the British Interplanetary Society (see image).
Terry's main hobby now is scratch building model spacecraft. Although he started by building model aircraft kits at the age of 7, making mainly those flown by the Royal Air Force, he has a keen interest in spacecraft and space exploration and has scratch built these models for around 20 years.
In his regular life Terry is by trade a HGV Technician with over 40 years experience covering all aspects from servicing, repairs, fabrication, breakdowns and call outs. He holds a HGV class 1 driving licence and have done regular lorry/truck/HGV driving as well.
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