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Philip
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posted 12-02-2012 05:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any suggestions for a 1/48 scale Orion capsule?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-02-2012 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Philip you must see this, there is a kit.

I build it also several times in different colors.

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-02-2012 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, you have done better than I in obtaining this kit. It took a year for them to send me my kit and I never did get the decals promised seveal times. Be careful.

JWoytach
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posted 12-03-2012 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JWoytach   Click Here to Email JWoytach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The web link says it is an Orion model built for Boeing.

Boeing?

Orion is being built by Lockheed Martin.

bdipaolo
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posted 09-10-2014 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bdipaolo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that Orion is at last in its flight configuration, I wish someone would produce an accurate model, with the heat tiles and such. (Though of course we still do not know what the real ESA-designed service module will look like.)

Good project for you CAD/3D designers out there — just need to do the design and let Shapeways do the production! Just 3 months to first flight, so get busy!

Daugherty54
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posted 09-10-2014 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one on order right now... not feeling good hearing some comments above.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 09-11-2014 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm, is this better? Same kit with extra 3D printing LES, BPC design from Michael Key.

ESA NASA Version

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-11-2014 04:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You amaze me, that is so cool!!!

Philip
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posted 09-11-2014 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb scale model Pascal... great job!

garymilgrom
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posted 09-11-2014 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That cutaway BPC is superb Pascal!!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 09-11-2014 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people!!! It's looks me very exciting this coming test in December.

bdipaolo
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posted 09-11-2014 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bdipaolo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful! But let's ask Michael to do the final Orion design on Shapeways!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-11-2014 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The lack of models (at present) may be due to the rights over the capsule's design.

Orion is not yet in the public domain. For this first flight (EFT-1), Lockheed Martin retains ownership of the capsule and its design. It won't be until EM-1 that Lockheed will turn over physical and intellectual ownership of Orion to NASA.

mode1charlie
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posted 09-11-2014 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great!

keymichael1855
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posted 09-11-2014 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Barrett, I've actually had several people in the last few weeks ask me if I would take on the Orion capsule. I guess the upcoming launch is stirring up some excitement!

I'd be willing to take a shot at designing the capsule to be 3D printed. What scale? 1:48?

Retro Rocket
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posted 09-12-2014 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At some point NASA will want a bunch of these in 1/50th scale. Keep watching their RFQ site!

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-12-2014 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by keymichael1855:
What scale? 1:48?
That would have my vote!

Ronpur
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posted 09-12-2014 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to think that Revell has a kit of Orion and SLS coming sometime soon. They have done everything NASA since Mercury. A 1/48 capsule and 1/144 launch vehicle would be typical.

bdipaolo
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posted 09-15-2014 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bdipaolo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by keymichael1855:
What scale? 1:48?
Yes, 1:48 would be nice! Get that tile detail!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 09-15-2014 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great!!

bdipaolo
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posted 09-15-2014 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bdipaolo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

keymichael1855
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posted 09-16-2014 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barrett, thanks for the great pics! Any others that you could post or email to me that would help out with the tile detail would be very helpful. I think that I have come up with a good way of doing them. I'll keep everyone posted on my progress. Thanks!

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