Horizons Pegasus Hoverlift a.k.a. Mesa Verde Hovercraft

It may have seemed to be have a little quiet around here in February, but I can assure you we were busy. In fact we were working on several projects at once. I was busy working on the Horizons model and both of us were working on developing a toy which ate up a lot of our time. While developing the toy we realized we should try a smaller test on a less complicated subject. This…Read More...

Horizons 3D Model – Update 1 – Part 2

In part 1 of this update, I discussed the changes to the landscaping I’ve made to the Horizons model to improve its accuracy. In this part, I’ll explain the changes to the Horizons pavilion building I’ve made so far. Luckily, most of the changes I’ve made and plan to make to the model of the Horizons building are minor and are mainly adding more detail and optimizing the mesh for later use in the model making…Read More...

Horizons 3D Model – Update 1 – Part 1

This is the first in the series of updates to the process of turning my 3D Horizons virtual model into a real physical model. In case you missed it, check out the post showcasing the History of the Horizons Project for more info. As always, Retro-Replicas.net will have the latest project progress posts first. After Todd contacted me about turning my Horizons model into a real scale model, I re-opened my files and began inspecting my...Read More...

The Horizons Model – A Look Back Forward

One of the goals of my original Horizons project was to one day make a physical model from the 3D “virtual” model. I had intended to possibly employ 3D printing or rapid prototyping as part of the process in making my own personal architectural model of this beloved EPCOT Center former attraction. I started on it ten years ago (2003). And I made pretty good progress on it during the first couple of years – working...Read More...