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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #620 on: 12/13/2008 02:30 am »
After 395 hours, Skylab is done.  1/48   :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/Sava_Fett/Skylab/Picture001a.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/Sava_Fett/Skylab/Picture007-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/Sava_Fett/Skylab/Picture020.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/Sava_Fett/Skylab/Picture034.jpg

Now I can move on to that 1/12 Apollo CSM my friend wants....

Excellent!  Is the CM/SM removable?  Is there a way you could take pics
of all four Pos.; I'd like to see more of the surface details.  Thanks in
advance, and for posting those pics.
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #621 on: 12/15/2008 04:48 pm »
Wow, thanks very much folks, I appreciate the feedback.  I'm pleased to report that the model is now safe at it's new home.  Aye, the owner is quite happy.

The entire album is here:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v333/Sava_Fett/Skylab/

No the Apollo is not removable.  The entire structure is built on a 1/2" aluminum rod that goes through the bottom of the base, up into the SM.  It's quite rigid this way, plus it had to survive a 700 mile drive in the back of an SUV. 

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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #622 on: 12/16/2008 12:03 pm »
Hi to all... Here's my 1/100 ISS, made from cardboard, with OHP projector film for the PVA telescopic booms with printed detail and some wire

The model is under constant update with the (much needed) help of sir Alfonso X. Moreno (username axm61) ;)

please check out my multiply photo album for the rest :)

http://hcben.multiply.com/photos/album/4

thanks

P.S. if any of you guys can spot some small part(s) missing, please let me know, so I can add them ;)
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #623 on: 12/16/2008 12:24 pm »
Hi to all... Here's my 1/100 ISS, made from cardboard, with OHP projector film for the PVA telescopic booms with printed detail and some wire

The model is under constant update with the (much needed) help of sir Alfonso X. Moreno (username axm61) ;)

please check out my multiply photo album for the rest :)

http://hcben.multiply.com/photos/album/4

thanks

P.S. if any of you guys can spot some small part(s) missing, please let me know, so I can add them ;)

Wow, great. Do you plan to build entire ISS or just this?
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #624 on: 12/17/2008 12:58 am »
Wow, great. Do you plan to build entire ISS or just this?

We (me and sir Alfonso X. Moreno) do plan to build the entire ISS :D

I'll add the Airlock next time, after which I'll be building the rest of the modules and trusses... but I'll not install them yet because I plan to put them together in sequence... ;)

please check the multiply page for future model additions ;)

thanks
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #626 on: 12/23/2008 06:19 pm »
This is my 3d model of Ares I on MLP, night launch. It is not really model building but it is close enough. It is not finished, but I'm working on it.
« Last Edit: 12/24/2008 08:48 pm by I14R10 »
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #627 on: 12/24/2008 06:08 pm »
Talking of Skylab ..
I've been putting together the  http://www.mos95b.com/Moon%20Port/ version,
As its 58 pages (not including the "print 4 times" ones) I decided to print it out 2 pages per sheet of a4,
Its still a biggy even at 1/64 scale,and slightly complicated as there's no instructions !
the Truss is getting me stuck at the mo,as is the Airlock Module,but I'll get there as im using the pics on Wolverine's web site to help me,

Its the 2nd time im having a go at Skylab,the first never got to the colour stage,

JJ..
« Last Edit: 12/24/2008 06:12 pm by JJ.. »
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #628 on: 12/26/2008 03:03 pm »
This is my 3d model of Ares I on MLP, night launch. It is not really model building but it is close enough. It is not finished, but I'm working on it.

Like hell it ain't modeling! Great job!

I've just been working on a LDAC-1 version of the Altair myself...

Simon ;)

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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #629 on: 12/28/2008 06:42 pm »

Like hell it ain't modeling! Great job!

I've just been working on a LDAC-1 version of the Altair myself...

Simon ;)

Wow, great. Here's one more picture of my Ares I. I still have lot of things to do and improve.
« Last Edit: 12/28/2008 06:43 pm by I14R10 »
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #630 on: 12/31/2008 12:42 am »
Hey, gang. I just joined this forum yesterday because I was looking for some detailed drawings of the shuttle's External Tank for a build I'm working on, and sure enough, I found them. And in looking through this thread, it's clear to see that some impressive models have been built by the folks here.

Anyhoo.... I'm working on a 1/96th-scale shuttle stack (of "Atlantis") in card. I gave up working in styrene a few years ago. Everything just got too expensive and the chemicals bugged me. Plus, I do enough to support Big Oil. So now I work in card.

The model I'm building is a re-sized, modified and "accurized" version of one offered for download on the Italian MARS Center website. It is offered in 1/100th scale, but since everything else I have is 1/96th, I re-sized it to that.

I've finished the orbiter, and next up I'll start working on the ET. Everything you see is paper....

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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #631 on: 12/31/2008 02:29 am »
dhanners,

The texture on the engines....how did you do it?
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #632 on: 12/31/2008 03:42 am »
dhanners,

The texture on the engines....how did you do it?

The SSMEs are made out of two types of metallic paper; the bodies of the SSME are made from a dark paper called "anthracite" while the plumbing is made from a silvery paper. Anyway, the SSME bodies are made from two truncated cones glued together. As for the hatbands and plumbing, I laminated a couple of rectangular pieces of the silver paper, then cut it into very thin strips. I then ran the strips over my knife blade to curl them, and then cut them to approximate size and glued them on. 

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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #633 on: 12/31/2008 04:07 am »
Welcome aboard Mr.Hanners. I can't wait to the rest of the build.
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #634 on: 12/31/2008 05:43 am »
Ares I flight three
This is the third (and final in it's current configuration) launch of my Ares I model rocket.

This is my latest flight of the Ares I from the Lhvcc.
I intend to rebuild it from the ground up as the current ARES 1 design. This particular design is from 2006.
The Ares I mk.2
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...4/AresIMk2.jpg

It's been an intersting experience teaching cardstock to fly.
« Last Edit: 12/31/2008 05:45 am by Dyna-Soar »
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #635 on: 12/31/2008 05:54 am »
Hi sir Dave!!! Welcome to the NSF!!!
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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #636 on: 12/31/2008 02:08 pm »
And another welcome from me, great to see more card model people over here.

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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #637 on: 12/31/2008 06:47 pm »
If anyone's interested I'm selling a partially built Revell Lunar Module (1/48th scale) on eBay.

Item number - 390020850193

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=390020850193


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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #638 on: 01/09/2009 08:49 am »
ive been having a go at the lunar rover model from http://www.mos95b.com/Moon%20Port/
but have been strugling with it,
the instructions arn't too clear ..
has anyone made the model ?
as id like to finish it and could do with some pointers,

thanks,

JJ.


I'd like to bump and second this post.  I too am very interested in making the rover but even before starting I see a challenging build with ZERO instructions. 

Are there any instructions out there or any better card models to go for instead?

Thanx

CD

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Re: The NASA model building thread
« Reply #639 on: 01/09/2009 04:58 pm »
ive been having a go at the lunar rover model from http://www.mos95b.com/Moon%20Port/
but have been strugling with it,
the instructions arn't too clear ..
has anyone made the model ?
as id like to finish it and could do with some pointers,

thanks,

JJ.


I'd like to bump and second this post.  I too am very interested in making the rover but even before starting I see a challenging build with ZERO instructions. 

Are there any instructions out there or any better card models to go for instead?

Thanx

CD

There are no instructions that I know of, and the designer, a nice and productive (and knowledgeable) guy, kind of dropped off the face of the card modeling Earth a year or so ago.

An outfit called Delta 7 Studios has promised a "Project Apollo" CD that includes a bunch of stuff, including the rover, but I should warn that this page has been up unchanged for at least five years that I can recall. You could perhaps e-mail them and ask when it's coming out:
http://www.delta7studios.com/apollo.htm

That said, I have Delta 7 Studio's "Project Gemini" CD and can attest that the models are first-rate (and the instructions are clear) and the CD is worth the price; you get a lot for your money. It's just that they've been teasing us with the Apollo stuff for so long that it's gotten kind of frustrating.

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