Author Topic: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit  (Read 18862 times)

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #40 on: 07/08/2014 06:40 PM »
Thanks, I've been following Manfred's build with interest for some time now. You can just about get away with the underscale when building the shuttle launch tower (the RSS won't entirely cover the shuttle), but with a tall Saturn V the lack of height is most noticeable. Short of scratchbuilding the tower (which would negate purchasing two kits anyway), the only way to arrive at the correct height is to add two levels (see below).

Keith
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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #41 on: 07/08/2014 08:05 PM »
Yep, you actually mentioned that on page 1 of the thread!  I measured it out when I got the kits, and used the White Room level as my starting point going down.  But first, I want to build the platform, but other fun projects got in the way.

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #42 on: 07/08/2014 09:09 PM »
Apologies!! That's a long time ago and the ole memory ain't what it used to be!! :)

All the best with it and I look forward to seeing your progress.

Keith
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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #43 on: 07/09/2014 11:33 AM »
Yours is just amazing!  It will be hard to top that build!

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Re: Revell to reissue their Shuttle launch tower kit
« Reply #44 on: 07/09/2014 12:57 PM »
Thanks very much, but that was built before the internet, so limited research material. I'm sure you will be able to do a lot better  :)

In case it's of any use I used N-guage Kibri bridges to build the swing arms. Not technically accurate but they look OK.

Keith

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