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Topopesto's model kits
« on: 05/27/2017 10:20 AM »
I guy!

I have to start to built the DELTA IV-EFT model kit of the Real space model (1/144). This model is good base model, but is very poor of the particulars.

I have improve the model with more particulars thanks the scratchbuilt.

1 photo: the box model kit with the cover;
2 photo: the box is open and you see the bits;
3/4 photo:bit by bit.
« Last Edit: 06/18/2017 02:38 PM by gongora »

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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #1 on: 05/28/2017 04:22 PM »
I can't wait to see your build!

I did one a few years ago and did some mods, and printed some decals.

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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #2 on: 05/29/2017 09:26 PM »
It's a beautiful model; Very nice!

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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #3 on: 05/30/2017 09:29 PM »
The photo's 005 show the two booster core nosecone.
The photo's 006 the Orion's fairing and launch abort system and the second strage interstrage covering for Delta IV.

The Orion's fairing is very poor, and the second strage is crooked!

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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #4 on: 06/03/2017 01:39 PM »
I have to start my work to the fairing on the Delta IV-EFT.

Thanks to the AXM's paper space scale modelling incredible drawing, I have realized the improvement on this piece.

In this series of rotates views you can see the my work.I'm very satisfied!

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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #5 on: 06/04/2017 01:36 PM »
Other photos!

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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #6 on: 06/05/2017 08:12 AM »
Looking nice... How tall is the model (I know it's in the 1:44 scale, but I'm at work and unable to find the details)? I was thinking about getting one some day.
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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #7 on: 06/06/2017 08:00 PM »
At the end of the work, the model is tall 51 cm; It's very big!

You can star to built and  improvement your model kit to do a  small particulars thanks to the AXM's drawing. It's easy!

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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #8 on: 06/09/2017 06:14 PM »
With a skilful work, I have realized a new Delta IV's interstrage, with a new and correct wrinkled and measure.

In the photo n7-8 on the left side the RSM's bit, in the other my's new bit.

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Re: TOPOPESTO's model kits
« Reply #9 on: 06/18/2017 02:18 PM »
After the completion of the Delta' interstrage, I have to go on the particulars around it.

In this photos the rotation view of the my last work.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #10 on: 06/22/2017 05:57 PM »
I don't like my last work on the Delta's interstrage; I remove all particular!

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #11 on: 06/22/2017 06:12 PM »
I realized a silicone rubber mold to do a copies of the Delta's interstrage for this model and the other to built in future.

On  the photo, left side the new piece, on the center my peace, and in the right side the RSM' peace.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #12 on: 06/28/2017 07:52 PM »
My work to go on the built of the two booster. I have glue the booster' down piece with the body and, on the top, I have glue the nose cone.

My down piece is very rich of bools. I remove these with the cutter and to fill this one with the putty.

I have built olso the Delta' main body with the down piece.

Photo 14a/b: the Delta' down pieces with remove parts.
Photo 15: the booster.
Photo 16: the Delta' booster core.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #13 on: 07/02/2017 05:19 PM »
I to go my work with the built of the three fuel lines to the common booster cores. This work is simple and without problem.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #14 on: 07/08/2017 07:43 AM »
Now, my work to go on the Delta' two booster with the built of the particulars.

I have to finish the puttying in full the boosters. After this work, I have to go to realized all the particulars on these.

Show in the photos you go to look the puttying work and the full lines.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #15 on: 07/08/2017 07:44 AM »
More photos!

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #16 on: 07/16/2017 08:56 PM »
I to go with my work on the two booster to built the other particulars.

In this photos you see the work.

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« Reply #17 on: 07/16/2017 09:06 PM »
Wow, those look awesome!

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #18 on: 07/19/2017 04:39 PM »
You can see another defect on the Delta' booster (inside the red circle). I have remove this and to have to restore new with the plastic rod of the Evergreen (cod.212). I have to do this wwork on all booster and on the common booster core center.

In the other photo (IMG-31), you can see the new bit (inside the red circle).

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #19 on: 09/02/2017 12:52 PM »
Hi guy, I'm in back; I have finished my vacancy!

I to leave again with my work on the Delta' model kit. I have to start with the realization of the particulars on the midle of boosters and Delta' core strage.
In this photos the particulars to added on the model.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #20 on: 09/05/2017 06:38 PM »
I have to move my attention in the botton of the lover booster to improve the section near the main engine RS-68.
I have cover this part with a piece of cloth to feign the real material.

I have remove the parts to reproduce the CBS LOWER ATTACHMENTS of the three booster; no good!

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #21 on: 09/16/2017 10:40 AM »
Hi guy!

The pieces that reproduce the engines are good; they have only a small holes that I go to closed with the putty. I'm very happy for this!

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #22 on: 09/16/2017 11:55 AM »
Thanks for these updates, this is going to be a very nice build.
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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #23 on: 09/18/2017 07:39 PM »
Thanks! I'm happy for this!

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #24 on: 09/23/2017 10:53 AM »
My work to go with the realization of the master of the CBS LOWER ATTACHEMENTS of the three booster. I have realized this with the plasticard of the EVERGREEN.

In first two photos you see the master. In other photos you see the first bite that I have to obtain. Now I go to realized the other pieces.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #25 on: 10/14/2017 08:41 PM »
After that  I have realized all CBS LOWER ATTACHMENTS and gluing them on the Delta' boosters, my work has shifted to realization of  the Delta' COMMON BOOSTER CORE. I have made it with metal wire.

In this photo the test and the latest stuffing.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #26 on: 10/15/2017 01:42 PM »
After the complieton of the works of final touches, I have to do a coat of primer on all the model. On this two photos the Delta' core strage after the primer.

I'm sorry, but I no remember to take the photos of the Delta' booster.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #27 on: 10/25/2017 06:09 PM »
With the primer dried, I have proceeded in my work by mqking the masking and painting the top of he model with the white household appliance. I have laid two coats of paint.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #28 on: 11/05/2017 01:29 PM »
Now, my work then moved on the DCSS cryogenic tank.

I have paint the spum-formed spray using in the first Humbrol n4 (yellow), and the second paint the Humbrol n100 (brown).
With the color draied, I have masked the Delta' body to paint the other parts with the white.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #29 on: 11/07/2017 08:10 PM »
The partss  white are painted. Good work!

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« Reply #30 on: 11/09/2017 06:35 PM »
Dried the white, I have realized another masking for the new paint.

I have used the brown n100 Humbrol on all parts of the Delta IV.
This paint was applied using brush.

In the photo a Delta' booster in part paint.

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« Reply #31 on: 11/18/2017 08:32 AM »
My work on the Delta' model kit, to make the right paintwork, has been shaping a brown coat on the whole model, so that the right shade will be created later.

I have realized the right color for the model kit using a 50% brown Humbrol n100, and the remaining whit the white n134 of the Molak.

I applied the color using a kitchen sponger.

I like the result obtain, it is well done!

In the photos 59-61, you will see the Delta' booster whit the correct paint applied whit the sponger.
In the photo n62 the color using and the bite of sponger using.
In the photos 63 and 65 the Core strage.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #32 on: 04/30/2018 01:50 PM »
I guys! I'm back after a long time becouse a my commitments. Unfortunately I had a problem with my camera and I had lost more and more photos that  thay showed the various steps of my work.

Now I have finish my model and I see you the incredible model kit that I have realized.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #33 on: 05/01/2018 09:20 PM »
I guys!

I show you other photos of the model kit.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #34 on: 05/01/2018 10:45 PM »
Nice work, Topopesto!  The finished rocket looks great. A lot of hard work.  Good photos, too.

You know, I would love to see a photo of your finished Delta IV Heavy taken outdoors, with the real sky and clouds in the background. Would that be possible?
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Space launches attended:
Antares/Cygnus ORB-D1 Wallops Island, VA Sept 2013 | STS-123 KSC, FL March 2008 | SpaceShipOne Mojave, CA June 2004

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #35 on: 05/02/2018 01:28 PM »
Really nice job!  Your build log was a great example of how to take a kit to the next level.
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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #36 on: 05/03/2018 08:29 PM »
I'm very greatfull for your complimrents!
I'm sorry ALPHA CONTROL, but I prefer to keep my model closed in the showcases.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #37 on: 05/03/2018 08:36 PM »
Another set of photos!

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #38 on: 05/19/2018 05:28 PM »
In  conclusion, It's my opinion that the RSM's Delta IV is too much for what it offer, but is a good model base.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #39 on: 07/14/2018 07:34 AM »
ARV
ADVANCE RE-ENTRY VEHICLE
(1/72)


The ARV is the best solution, for the ESA, to had a manned spacecraft to transport the our astronauts of the eart to the space. I'm very sad that this project is remain on the paper and not had to see of the realization but, thank of the my hobby, I can see realized this interesting subject with a model kit in scratchbuilt.
« Last Edit: 07/14/2018 03:58 PM by topopesto »

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« Reply #40 on: 07/15/2018 01:23 PM »
The ARV uses most parts of the ATV. I have to take the propulsive module of the ATV, that I had realized most years a go, and have edited this part. In particular I have edited the lower part removing the old pieces and realized the new pieces.

In this series of the photos you can watching the propulsion module finished with the new parts.

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« Reply #41 on: 07/17/2018 06:08 PM »
To be built the propulsion module of the ARV, I have to use the master that I had realized for ATV.
I decided to show you the old photos to built it to made the work done better understend.
In this series of photos you can see the many steps.

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« Reply #42 on: 07/21/2018 08:55 AM »
The photos previously posted befor to show the different steps to realizzed the conical truncated  section that unites the propulsion module to the  pressurized module of the ATV.

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Re: Topopesto's model kits
« Reply #43 on: 07/21/2018 04:07 PM »
After the completion of this work, I had proceeded with the works on the botton parts in the propulsion module and I had realized a disk that I had glue on the botton.

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