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Tykeanaut
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posted 12-17-2011 04:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for a Soyuz model kit. Anyone know where I might be able to get one and which scales are produced?

Beau08
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posted 12-17-2011 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beau08   Click Here to Email Beau08     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second that, if your talking about a flying model rocket and not a plastic one.

I have not been able to find an Soyuz rocket to go with my collection. I have a V-2, Mercury-Redstone, Mercury-Atlas, Saturn IB and of course the big dog Saturn V. Still need a shuttle and possibly the new SpaceX Falcon to have a modeling history of rockets and manned spaceflight.

Do the Russians make model rockets?

Ben
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posted 12-17-2011 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RealSpace Models makes a 1/144 kit. There is also a plastic model kit in that scale, mostly sold overseas, if you can find it on eBay or elsewhere. I forget the name of the company, but I built one. It's a good model.

Edit: The name of the plastic Soyuz 1/144 kit company is Marquette.

In addition to that, Airfix made a 1/144 R-7 Vostok rocket, and Realspace Models makes a 1/144 Soyuz upper stage you can put on it.

Tykeanaut
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posted 12-17-2011 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have now ordered one from Marquette for £24 including postage and packing to the UK. Thanks.

Jay Chladek
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posted 12-17-2011 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Marquette kit is essentially the old Apex Vostok/Sputnik kit, but with the Soyuz TM upper section. It should build into a pretty nice model, although it isn't quite shake and bake.

Realspace's kit as I recall is a Soyuz conversion for the Apex kit, since it was originally offered before Marquette issued the Soyuz in styrene.

Hopefully, it won't be much longer before Mach 2 does a Soyuz version of their 1/72 R-7 kit. They just did the SS-6 ICBM and Sputnik 2 versions (why I have no idea as I doubt they will sell all that well as they already did Sputnik 1 and the basic R-7 version).

As for flying examples, you could probably manage a pretty good one if you find a paper model and scale it to some of the more common body tubes. Peter Alway also did a companion book to his "Rockets of the World" book which had a plan set for making a decent sized Vostok rocket(I can't remember the name of the book, but a Google search may uncover it). Since the third stage and spacecraft shroud were all that was different, it would not be hard at all to do it as a Soyuz (assuming one already has the skills needed to build it as a Vostok).

englau
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posted 12-03-2012 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for englau   Click Here to Email englau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am wanting to ask my parents for a Soyuz model for Christmas, but want to make sure I get a quality model.

The only type I have found so far is this one.

Does anyone have a recommendation regarding this purchase? Thanks.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-04-2012 02:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In The Netherlands, there is a company that now makes high detail Soyuz 1/100 and scale 1/120:
  • Soyuz H-type
  • Soyuz S-type
  • Soyuz ST-type

Jay Chladek
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posted 12-04-2012 03:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quality can be a relative thing with wood models. Proportionally, they may not be accurate and have all sorts of little shape errors in them. But, if the coloring is good and they are varnished well, they can do the job nicely.

Only currently available mass produced Soyuz rocket I can think of in pre-built form is the TMA-3 rocket that Dragon is doing. But it is relatively tiny at 1/400 scale.

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