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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #60 on: 07/06/2017 01:31 PM »
Hi Ron,

the refurbishment was a good idea, now your Saturn V 500F looks like a new model.

But what's going on with your Launch tower, which is standing there so lonely and abandoned, that one would have to have compassion with him? 

This also looks like a long-term project ...

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #61 on: 07/06/2017 01:37 PM »
I am saving that tower for a future SpaceX project, once we see what they do at 39A.  I have two kits with tower parts that someday will be an Apollo LUT. 

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #62 on: 07/07/2017 05:47 AM »
The wise man makes provision for the future!

Yep, it is better to have it than one would have ...

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #63 on: 07/18/2017 01:35 AM »
A new space project from the early days of space flight. This will be a model of the Atlas launched for Project SCORE (Signal Communications by Orbiting Relay Equipment). It was launched on December 18, 1958 and surprised the world by broadcasting the voice of President Eisenhower to the world. At the time, it was the largest object ever orbited and was considered to be the first communications satellite. I started with the Horizon Models Atlas kit.  I found some photos and a few line drawings showing the sustainer stage I needed to build.  I also needed to make the pointed "hot rod" nosecone and modified the side pod on one side so they were of equal length.
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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #64 on: 07/18/2017 01:39 AM »
I had to build up the sustainer engine and modify the booster so I could remove it.  Then I detailed the engine with wires and pipes.   The model has been primed and I will start painting it soon.

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #65 on: 07/18/2017 06:19 AM »
Very interisting to see the rockets from the early days ...

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #66 on: 07/26/2017 12:50 AM »
I finished up the Atlas SCORE.  I finished it with bare metal foil.  The 10B decals were made from kit decals, combining a "D" and an "8". 

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #67 on: 07/26/2017 01:18 AM »
Amazing work Ron, you are a "master builder"! :)
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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #68 on: 07/26/2017 01:34 AM »
Well thanks!  That is awesome of you to say.  I am glad I have L2 here to help with the research.  It was the best place to find photos of the actual 10B Atlas.

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #69 on: 07/26/2017 06:38 AM »
Nice work Ron.  My production has fallen way off.  Not enough time...

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« Reply #70 on: 07/26/2017 06:00 PM »
You have nothing to apologize for Mike, you've created enough masterpieces of your own! Rest on you laurels for a bit... :)
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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #71 on: 07/26/2017 06:03 PM »
These models put my paper ones to shame...
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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #72 on: 07/26/2017 09:51 PM »
Nice work Ron.  My production has fallen way off.  Not enough time...

Well, looking at what you have built, I would need 20 more years to catch up!!

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #73 on: 07/26/2017 09:52 PM »
These models put my paper ones to shame...

You can't even compare them.  Paper is so different, and I can not even come close to the awesome models you have made when I tried paper!! 

And you don't have to worry about paint fumes making you ill!!

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #74 on: 07/27/2017 11:09 AM »
Nice work Ron.  My production has fallen way off.  Not enough time...

Well, looking at what you have built, I would need 20 more years to catch up!!

Thanks Ron.  Your's have a certain quality, especially when you make them look so good, but can disassemble them to represent different flight stages.  And your photography is great.

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #75 on: 08/04/2017 04:24 PM »
I photographed some recent models as well as some old ones.

1. 1/72 scale Mercury Redstone, Mercury Atlas and Gemini Titan II.

2. Three Atlas models, all 1/72 scale.

3. Re-issues of vintage models of Thor and Vangaurd.

4-5-6. Re-issues of vintage models of Snark and Bomarc.

7. 1/48 scale Mercury Spacecraft

8. 1/72 scale Apollo, Gemini and Mercury

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #76 on: 08/10/2017 10:01 PM »
I built a second Hasegawa Voyager spacecraft model.  This time I used the LVM brass booms for it.  It is an amazing improvement!!

My first kit has been broken up into dish and bus to make a Magellan model.

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Re: Ronpur's Space Models
« Reply #77 on: 09/17/2017 08:46 PM »
To follow up my Voyager model, I built the Realspace kit of the Titan IIIE. I hope to build the Cassini Titan IV soon.  It is next to the earlier Titan IIIC MOL kit.
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