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SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« on: 11/22/2017 01:30 PM »
There is a picture on a specific flight related thread and I thought it worthy of it's own topic. (since it is quite off-topic for where it currently is.)

Estes/Quest/Aerotech (and other flying), Lego and other static models of SpaceX products.*


There was a photo of some models that seemed to indicate a different color scheme for Block 5. It's not a complete pic and I didn't know if anyone had extrpolated from the incomplete data what the Block 5 might look like.


*Maybe Boring products, too. :-)

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #1 on: 11/22/2017 03:23 PM »
What image(s) are you referring to?
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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #2 on: 11/22/2017 04:15 PM »
What image(s) are you referring to?

This guy makes some sweet models.

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #3 on: 11/22/2017 04:23 PM »

There was a photo of some models that seemed to indicate a different color scheme for Block 5. It's not a complete pic and I didn't know if anyone had extrpolated from the incomplete data what the Block 5 might look like.


The suspected block 5 is hiding behind the third Iridium rocket with only a sliver showing. The color changes were revealed in L2. I’d not previously seen them discussed publicly. Check the interstage and legs. There is also a model of a Dragon 2 to the left and I suspect a Dragon also on top of the hiding block 5 booster as it appears there is a bit of winglet from the trunk also peaking out.

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #4 on: 11/22/2017 05:25 PM »

There was a photo of some models that seemed to indicate a different color scheme for Block 5. It's not a complete pic and I didn't know if anyone had extrpolated from the incomplete data what the Block 5 might look like.


The suspected block 5 is hiding behind the third Iridium rocket with only a sliver showing. The color changes were revealed in L2. I’d not previously seen them discussed publicly. Check the interstage and legs. There is also a model of a Dragon 2 to the left and I suspect a Dragon also on top of the hiding block 5 booster as it appears there is a bit of winglet from the trunk also peaking out.

So the interstage and legs are black now for block 5? That seems odd... SpaceX has had a habit of showing renderings with black legs/interstages, but they have always been white on actual flying hardware.
« Last Edit: 11/22/2017 05:31 PM by Lars-J »

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #5 on: 11/22/2017 06:12 PM »
Well we only have renderings of block 5 for now, so perhaps that's why it looks like that (all renderings have black legs) ...but I don't read everything that pops up on L2

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #6 on: 11/22/2017 06:44 PM »
Well we only have renderings of block 5 for now, so perhaps that's why it looks like that (all renderings have black legs) ...but I don't read everything that pops up on L2
See this post.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43994.msg1748151#msg1748151

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #7 on: 11/22/2017 07:03 PM »
Thanks, I tried the search function. It didn't function well enough.

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #8 on: 12/11/2017 09:59 AM »
More from Oli:

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First 1/144 scale BFR prototype model is done! F9 to scale. @elonmusk @SpaceX

https://twitter.com/oli_braun/status/940171345115144192

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #9 on: 01/15/2018 09:16 AM »
More amazing models:

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Amazing how far @SpaceX has come in a little more than 10 years. "Vintage" 1/72 scale Falcon 1 prototype model done. F1 3D model by Morris Messing/GSpaceC @elonmusk

https://twitter.com/oli_braun/status/952844768177991680

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #10 on: 01/15/2018 09:25 AM »
Oli Bruan is now selling 3D printed versions of his models on-line:

https://www.buzzspacemodels.com/

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #11 on: 01/15/2018 03:51 PM »
Wow, he's got the TEL, too, in multiple scales.  Prices are a little out of my budget, alas.  But, oh, that 1/144 TEL...
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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #12 on: 01/18/2018 01:41 PM »
If you want to build the model yourself rather than order a premade one from Oli, you could use the parts I've made: http://acme-engineering.nl/
Sales are handled by Shapeways, all parts available in 1:144, some also in other scales (I've had requests for 1:200, 1:100 and 1:88).
Fellow member Ronpur50 has used these for several of his builds.

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #13 on: 01/20/2018 08:49 PM »
Oil sent Lars Blackmore one of his models:

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F9 before and after - large 1/72 scale version :) @larsblackmore @ToastyFalcon9
https://twitter.com/oli_braun/status/946918844324634624 (see 1st photo)

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Nice! Here's mine, courtesy of Bryce Allen
https://twitter.com/larsblackmore/status/954816416695304193 (see 2nd photo)

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nice to see that it finally got to you 😊 hope you like it!
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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #14 on: 01/21/2018 12:20 AM »
Those are very nice. The ASDS is a nice touch.
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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #15 on: 02/17/2018 06:17 AM »
Be still my beating heart ...

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1/48 FH is gonna be HUGE lol @elonmusk

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #16 on: 02/17/2018 11:39 AM »
Oh my

https://twitter.com/oli_braun/status/964833491555880960

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the 1/48 also makes details like bolts and rivets visible 😊

https://twitter.com/oli_braun/status/964844137735442432
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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #17 on: 02/18/2018 10:36 AM »
Prepare for the sticker shock. 3D printing such large structures is expensive: in my experiments, 2.5 times more expensive than the 1/72 model - and that's if you optimize the CAD to get minimal wall thickness for the 1/48 version.

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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
« Reply #18 on: 02/18/2018 12:40 PM »
Prepare for the sticker shock. 3D printing such large structures is expensive: in my experiments, 2.5 times more expensive than the 1/72 model - and that's if you optimize the CAD to get minimal wall thickness for the 1/48 version.
I don't think cost is the number one consideration :) 

Nice model, and it's a testament to Oli's modeling skill that it scales up so well.
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Re: SpaceX Static and Flying Rocket Models
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