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Author Topic:   Revell 1:144 space shuttle: Discovery / STS-133
crowe-t
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posted 02-05-2013 11:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crowe-t   Click Here to Email crowe-t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently finished this Revell 1/144 space shuttle stack as a tribute to Discovery's STS-133 mission.

The MLP is the one provided with the kit that I added details to make it look a bit more accurate. Although it's still under scale, I feel it makes a nice display base.

crowe-t
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posted 02-05-2013 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crowe-t   Click Here to Email crowe-t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-06-2013 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My compliments Mike!!! Looks very great and real.

Tykeanaut
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posted 02-06-2013 02:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good work my friend.

the clocks running
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posted 02-06-2013 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome job!

Did you scratch build the launch platform?

gliderpilotuk
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posted 02-06-2013 04:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that's nice!

ea757grrl
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posted 02-06-2013 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's seriously nice work. Having done similar efforts on the Revell kit, my hat's off to you for how real you made that one look.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-06-2013 05:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, do you go build also a crawler under it? There are nice paper models that can rebuild in a styrene version.

joe bruce
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posted 02-06-2013 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for joe bruce   Click Here to Email joe bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to see your work on cS.

crowe-t
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posted 02-06-2013 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crowe-t   Click Here to Email crowe-t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys for all the nice words!

the clocks running - The launch platform is the one that comes with the Revell kit. I scratch built the Tail Service Masts, the SSWS pipes, rainbirds, cameras, cut out the SSME blast chamber and added the access platforms and railings to the front.

apolloprojeckt - I'm not going to build a crawler. The Revell MLP is under scale so I'm leaving it out.

Below is a few more pictures I took today. Thanks, Mike

Norman.King
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posted 02-07-2013 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely superb.

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-07-2013 05:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!

the clocks running
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posted 02-07-2013 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing job on the launch platform. The reality is that you technically scratch built it. Simply Awesome!!!

crowe-t
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posted 02-07-2013 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crowe-t   Click Here to Email crowe-t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by the clocks running:
Amazing job on the launch platform. The reality is that you technically scratch built it. Simply Awesome!!!
Thanks again for the nice words!

I did have to make several compromises to get everything to sort of look correct given the smaller size. The TSM's are 1/144 scale to match the shuttle stack and in the correct positions relative to the shuttle. I made the SSME blast chamber 1/160 scale to leave more upper deck space. It's only slightly smaller then it should be but still looks about right. I had to leave out one of the SSWS down pipes, on the sides of the SRB blast chambers, since the Revell MLP's SRB blast chambers don't extend far enough back. I also scaled down the access platforms and blast shields on the front to make it all fit. All in all I'm happy with the results.

SuperKungFu
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posted 02-07-2013 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SuperKungFu   Click Here to Email SuperKungFu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Words cannot describe how beautiful that model is! Beats my Bandai shuttle down to the ground. Well done!

alexbaja
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posted 02-07-2013 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Executed Beautifully

crowe-t
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posted 02-08-2013 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for crowe-t   Click Here to Email crowe-t     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
alexbaja & SuperKungFu, thanks for the nice compliments!

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