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  • Member since
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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Can you believe this?!?
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:40 AM

We have joked several times about building a kit of the Monolith from "2001- A Space Odessey".

Well, someone is actually marketing one, for only $320!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:04 PM

Big SmileThat's hilarious



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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:15 PM

Bah! It's not even life-size- only two feet / 60cm tall..... 


If it were life-size I'd put it in the yard and I'd jump around it in a gorilla costume every now and then... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen


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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:36 PM

I'll think about it after I win the lottery, take care of my family, friends and charities.



1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:19 PM


 Quite a few years ago at T.A.P. Plastics in Concord , Ca . They had a four inch high Monolith Dio on display . I thought it and the mini apes were neat and then went and bought the plastic I needed for the Clean Bay Build .

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:14 PM
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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:44 PM

At $200 MSRP, the Discovery isn't cheap either.

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:33 PM

God help me, I WANT IT !!!!!!

Just how big is that thing ??? Look's about 3 1/2 to 4 feet long.

I can scratch build a monolith..... it will cost what    ...... $2 for a slab of Black plastic ?

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:14 PM


I think it is about 41 inches long.  That makes it officially the longest model I have!  IIRC my current largest kit is 39 inches (GP-03 Dendrobium).  All the rest of my models are considerably smaller.

Now agonizing whether or not to wait for the resin interior kit or just make up a simple representative mock-up to fill that very clear window.  Maybe I'll just while the time away assembling all those tiny modules and make a decision when all the sub-components are done.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:07 PM

Pfffttt.... if you've done a bit of shopping around you can find one far less than $300 plus dollars for that kit. Scalehobbyist has it for $140... Whistling


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