Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Models & Toys
  Model gallery: 1:144 scale Columbia in flight

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Model gallery: 1:144 scale Columbia in flight
joe bruce
Member

Posts: 99
From: Spokane, WA U.S.A.
Registered: Nov 2004

posted 11-11-2009 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe bruce   Click Here to Email joe bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My latest model, 1:144 model of Columbia at a little over two minutes into flight. Kit is Revell and Minicraft. External Tank (ET) intertank has been completely rebuilt.

apolloprojeckt
Member

Posts: 756
From: arnhem netherlands
Registered: Feb 2009

posted 11-12-2009 04:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks great Joe, a good using look has this shuttle ...and tank.

space1
Member

Posts: 506
From: Danville, Ohio, USA
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 11-12-2009 05:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work, Joe. The in-use effects are very realistic. I especially like the invisible main engine thrust plumes

------------------
John Fongheiser
President
Historic Space Systems, http://www.space1.com

historyinminiature
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 11-12-2009 06:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for historyinminiature   Click Here to Email historyinminiature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's pretty nice!!!! Beautiful work.

Gilbert
Member

Posts: 935
From: Carrollton, GA USA
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 11-12-2009 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unusual. I like the 'snapshot' aspect of the presentation. Very cool and excellent work.

tegwilym
Member

Posts: 2284
From: Renton, WA USA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 11-12-2009 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that's very pretty! I really like the SRB stains on the ET, and you did a great job on the "dirty" look of Columbia.

Miss that bird.... *sniff*

Jay Chladek
Member

Posts: 2211
From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 11-13-2009 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen some shuttle models where they have been done in this configuration due to problems with the SRBs during building and the modeler just wanted to finish it. But this is the first time I've seen one done to this level and looking THIS good! Nice weathering on the ET and you seem to have captured the look of Columbia's "well worn" exterior quite nicely. The shadow photography also makes for a great presentation.

By the way, what is the tag on the base? Also, how did you do the HRSI TPS on the nose?

joe bruce
Member

Posts: 99
From: Spokane, WA U.S.A.
Registered: Nov 2004

posted 11-13-2009 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe bruce   Click Here to Email joe bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jay Chladek:
I've seen some shuttle models where they have been done in this configuration due to problems with the SRBs during building and the modeler just wanted to finish it.
Jay, guilty as charged! I have been working on this model on and off for the last 6 plus years. I do have the SRBs almost ready to finish and hopefully will complete them this winter. There is some detail work that needs to be completed. I thought that I could use clear rod, put a bit of a curve into them and place the SRBs just at separation. I do have a little more to do to the tail of Columbia and the ET to finish them.

The brass plaques reads:

Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107
February 1, 2003 Columbia broke up on reentry 38 miles above Texas. Onboard Columbia were Commander Rick Husband, Pilot Willie McCool, Michael Anderson, David Brown, Laurel Clark, Kalpana Chawla, and Ilan Ramon. This model represents Columbia approximately 2 minutes into flight, after SRB separation. The valve displayed is a water valve removed from Columbia several years prior to the STS-107 sixteen day mission.
The HRSI TPS detail on the nose and underside are Cutting Edge decals from Meteor Productions. They also had resin SSME bells and OMS engine bells along with the infrared cameral pod on Columiba's tail. I also used some of their painting masks. The one problem with the TPS decals are that they are not black enough. I took black pastel chalk and brushed on chalk to darken the tile detail some and even then it was not dark enough. I clear coated the decals with a clearcoat.

When I was standing under Endeavour when she was in the hangar being built the tile were jet black but with reentry heating they become very discolored.

Thank you for the compliment, you do some great pieces with the orbiters yourself.

The tag is a Rockwell parts tag.

KSCartist
Member

Posts: 2488
From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 11-13-2009 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please forgive an insensitive question.

But at this phase of launch wasn't the damage already done to the RCC on the wing?

The thought makes the presentation all the more poignant.

Tim

joe bruce
Member

Posts: 99
From: Spokane, WA U.S.A.
Registered: Nov 2004

posted 11-13-2009 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe bruce   Click Here to Email joe bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is correct Tim, I prefer to think of this as what would have been.

joe bruce
Member

Posts: 99
From: Spokane, WA U.S.A.
Registered: Nov 2004

posted 11-14-2009 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe bruce   Click Here to Email joe bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do have to admit, now that I have Columbia in this pose I really like it. We really never get to see this configuration, minus the SRBs. By this time the ground photos are not very clear since the vehicle is so far away and the camera views from the SRBs are very brief.

This is how I want to remember Columbia, delivering her crews to orbit.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement