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
  Pete Malaguti's space models and dioramas

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

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Pete Malaguti's space models and dioramas
K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 06-08-2011 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been building models for just about four years, and have a lot to learn, and I did hear of collectSPACE, but simply assumed it was a site for collectors of space memorabilia. So when a visited a few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see a model building forum.

I have posted pictures of my models elsewhere and some of you may have a passing familiarity with them, but I'd like to share some pictures with you all.

I've built about 20 or so models, and really enjoy the scratchbuilding aspect of this hobby. But as I've seen way-y-y-y too many Real Space models, of actual flown hardware, to be so inaccurate, so lacking in attention to detail, that I strive to make mine as correct as my limited skills allow.

Here's chronological sampling...

This was my very first model. Monogram's 1/48 LM and a completely scratchbuilt Rover. I've added all kinds of details to the LM, including the SLA umbilical.

Tamiya's 1/100 shuttle

1/72 Hubble. This'll be used on a 1/72 Shuttle in the near future. And the HST was built from scratch.

My scratchbuilt 1/48 Surveyor. Again, all built from scratch. It was built to be part of an Apollo 12 diorama, which I'll post a little more down the page.

K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 06-08-2011 04:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Airfix 1/72 LM as Apollo 16. I've done a lot of custom building, including the semi-deployed LRV.

The EVA models 1/35 LRV was my first Resin kit.

I then had the urge to build up a couple of 1/72 SSME's for later use on a shuttle. A cutaway...

K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 06-08-2011 04:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1/24 Gemini 9A was built as part of Group build on ARC. The interior, including the ejection seats were scratch built too... as well as the aft section, Cernan's AMU and and a whole bunch of details, cameras, access panels, docking lights.

And the ATDA ("Angry Alligator") to go along with it.

And then my LM cutaway. As Apollo 11.

K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 06-08-2011 04:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then I built a LM as Apollo 12 and used it in the diorama with the previously built Surveyor.

The 1/70 Tamiya Apollo Lunar Spacecraft. I accurized this toy-like kit to represent Apollo 14.

This is my 1/72 Space Shuttle Cutaway. Not the 4D toy, but a unique, model with a tonne of scratchbuilding! And I got to use the previously built SSMEs!

Thanks for taking a peek.

Norman.King
Member

Posts: 225
From: Herne Bay, Kent, UK
Registered: Feb 2010

posted 06-08-2011 05:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to cS and thanks for sharing your great models.

Rick Mulheirn
Member

Posts: 2457
From: England
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 06-08-2011 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome stuff Pete. Your cutaway shuttle and LM in particular are just stunning. Thank you for sharing and welcome to cS.

apolloprojeckt
Member

Posts: 756
From: arnhem netherlands
Registered: Feb 2009

posted 06-08-2011 06:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice models Pete, how long was you busy with that nice cutaway shuttle?

K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 06-08-2011 06:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks gents.

The Shuttle cutaway took 14 months and over 900 hours to do... I stopped counting at 300!

...and I thought 50 hours was a lot to spend building a model.

history in miniature
Member

Posts: 456
From: Slatington, PA U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2009

posted 06-08-2011 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete, welcome to cS, nicely done mate.

Tykeanaut
Member

Posts: 1623
From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 06-08-2011 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great models. Welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy the forums.

tegwilym
Member

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

posted 06-08-2011 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Those are amazing. I really like that shuttle. The ET for the stand is very nice! Do you have a web page with more photos of your work?

Gilbert
Member

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

posted 06-08-2011 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another master modeler joins the cS ranks!

arjuna
unregistered
posted 06-08-2011 04:49 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic!

Henk Boshuijer
Member

Posts: 379
From: Netherlands
Registered: May 2007

posted 06-08-2011 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henk Boshuijer   Click Here to Email Henk Boshuijer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shuttle is a real masterpiece. I wish I had the patience and skill to produce something like that.

I am looking forward to seeing more of your models.

GACspaceguy
Member

Posts: 1394
From: Guyton, GA
Registered: Jan 2006

posted 06-08-2011 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One word- amazing!

K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 06-09-2011 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much guys... your comments are most appreciated!

But "Master Modeler"... um-m-m, not yet. I consider myself just a novice. Each build provided the opportunity to try out a technique I'd read about and wanted to practice... I think I've now got the basics of model building under my belt!

Tegwilym, I don't have a web page of my models, but pix of some of them do appear in the gallery sections of Starship Modeler, ARC (Aircraft Resource Centre) and FineScale Modeler.

I can also provide links to the WIP of the Gemini and Shuttle Cutaway, if you're interested.

Thanks again!

tegwilym
Member

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

posted 06-09-2011 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by K2Pete:
But "Master Modeler"... um-m-m, not yet. I consider myself just a novice.
Ha! I can't wait to see what you come up with when you aren't a novice.

Yeah, any more photos you have to share would be great. We would all love to see more!

Tykeanaut
Member

Posts: 1623
From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 08-03-2011 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice models from a very nice part of the world. I love Niagara Falls!

garymilgrom
Member

Posts: 1571
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 08-03-2011 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That ATDA looks just like the photos from orbit. And the cutaway Shuttle is fantastic. Beautiful work!

K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 08-20-2011 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's my latest... it's the Lunar Module from a 1/144 Saturn V kit. This 1/144 LM was kindly donated by Steve Sliger. Thanks Steve!

I had recently completed a Revell 1/96 Apollo CSM/LM and wanted to see what I could do with an even smaller one. As the kit is basic, I had to add many little, tiny, itsy-bitsy components.

Those of you with a discerning eye will be able to see the RTG, MESA, landing probes, four antennae, windows, rendezvous window, landing radar and its two shields, front hatch, porch, ladder, flag holder and a couple more items.

And the flame, I just wanted to display it differently and give it a try.

This was a genuine, fun build! Now I know what I can get done on a relatively HUGE 1/48! Here's a peek...

This is the 1/96 Apollo CSM/LM:

The 1/144 LM

K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 08-20-2011 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1/144 LM

And a beauty shot of the 1/48, 1/96 Apollo 9 and 1/144 Apollo 13 LM.

Thanks for looking in!

arjuna
unregistered
posted 08-20-2011 10:23 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete, you've referred to yourself as "just a beginner", but I don't think there's any doubt that you're about as expert as they come. Just amazing stuff - thanks for sharing your pics.

Gilbert
Member

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

posted 08-21-2011 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The lunar module on the column of flame is spectacular.

GACspaceguy
Member

Posts: 1394
From: Guyton, GA
Registered: Jan 2006

posted 08-21-2011 07:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's like owning a piece of that moment, great is too small of a word but they are GREAT!!!

Space Emblem Art
Member

Posts: 163
From: Citrus Heights, CA - USA
Registered: Jan 2006

posted 08-22-2011 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, Wow and Wow - one Wow for each LM scale. With most LM models shown in "landed" position or in flight attached to CSM your descent scene is so refreshing. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

K2Pete
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 12-07-2011 03:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for K2Pete   Click Here to Email K2Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1/72 AMT/Ertl XB-70A is a model I've had for years and finally got around to building. Seeing this photo of a proposed X-15 launch platform, using this supersonic aircraft, inspired me to build this.


After seeing the XB-70A in person at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, I added a lot of details, like pitot tubes and stiffeners to the fuselage.

The X-15 was also augmented (scratchbuilt) to have delta wings. The launch cradle was completely built from scratch too.










The X-15 and its cradle are removable so I can display the XB-70 by itself too. Thanks for taking a peek.

apolloprojeckt
Member

Posts: 756
From: arnhem netherlands
Registered: Feb 2009

posted 12-07-2011 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A really great project Pete! my compliments, never see this type before.

Jerry Brouillette
Member

Posts: 107
From: Louviers, CO USA
Registered: Jul 2006

posted 12-07-2011 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work, I envy your skill and patience! Whats next?

HistorianMom
Member

Posts: 92
From: Columbia, Missouri USA
Registered: Nov 2010

posted 12-07-2011 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for HistorianMom   Click Here to Email HistorianMom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These are really a pleasure to view. The craftsmanship here is inspiring. Thank you.

Gilbert
Member

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

posted 12-07-2011 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! I love seeing models of the "almost built" type aircraft and spacecraft.

alexbaja
Member

Posts: 389
From: Naxxar, Malta
Registered: Dec 2010

posted 12-07-2011 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent work and very well executed. Keep them coming.

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