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AussiePete
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posted 05-10-2014 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally got my resin F-1 batted engines and space shuttle main engines. Must say I'm not impressed.

I was expecting bubbles but not large lengths of corner edges missing. Lucky I intend using bare metal to cover the F-1 engine.

Here's a shot of an SSME. Is this a typical amount of bubbles?

A lot of areas of pipe missing. Mold lines. From checking online reviews I was not expecting this amount of imperfections. Not sure I want to bother with the amount of work required on these parts. Be quicker to take off the piping and add new styrene piping. Very disappointed.

Real space shuttle main engine

Retro Rocket
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posted 05-10-2014 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's not a very good part, poor mold design, like not enough vents for example, and not being pressure cast can cause this. I guess their thinking is that if it getting covered it wouldn't matter, but I'd be embarassed to send out a part like that...

AussiePete
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posted 05-10-2014 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a shuttle main engine. This will be painted. The F-1 will be covered.

Looking on their site and at reviews of their parts all pipe work was complete and free of the bell. I can not see how these parts got past QC. If I was doing these for a customer I'd have redone them. Even Shapeways redo plastic parts or give credit for failed parts.

Now I can see my only option is to either remove the pipework and redo in styrene or even file away pipework on original parts and add pipe work.

Ronpur
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posted 05-10-2014 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where did those come from?

AussiePete
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posted 05-11-2014 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RealSpace Models Ron.

AussiePete
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posted 05-11-2014 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gemini capsule complete.

Gemini Capsule

Gemini Capsule

Gemini Capsule

Gemini Capsule

Gemini Capsule

apolloprojeckt
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posted 05-11-2014 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice and clean build Peter, very nice!

Ronpur
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posted 05-11-2014 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Gemini! The recovery section looks great!

Did you try contacting RealSpace yet? I have bought dozens of their stuff, never had an SSME look like that, but mine have been in 1/144th.

AussiePete
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posted 05-11-2014 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No I haven't discussed it with them yet. I wanted to gauge opinion of quality first. I would think at 1/72 scale issues would be less?

The photo really doesn't highlight the imperfections very well. I'll try video later. Almost every piece of pipe has bubble breaks. I understand the need to fill minor bubbles but I feel this is too much.

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posted 05-12-2014 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jgoldader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete, your shuttle engines look like the ones I got from Glenn several years ago. I spent a lot of quality time filling those bubbles with superglue on the end of a pin. Ugh. His castings are usually better than that, it must be something about the detail on the small, hollow shape that causes grief.

As a total amateur, I've made a few molds and castings of my own and pinholes are a constant annoyance.

As was noted, the SSMEs are probably not pressure-cast.

AussiePete
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posted 05-15-2014 05:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Decided to have a go at redoing the Monogram engines.

hotdog
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posted 05-16-2014 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hotdog   Click Here to Email hotdog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great looking Gemini, Peter! You should post it on the ARC Forums. Lots of great space builds there. There is also a NASA Group Build going on now you could get into.

What scale are those Realspace SSMEs? I ordered a 1:72 set from him a couple of years ago that had similar issues, but Glenn was nice enough to replace them with a much nicer set. Shoot him an email and let him know about the problem and he will likely work with you. Make sure you use his Gmail address, I never got a response from the address on his website.

You may also want to look at the 1:72 SSMEs from Fisher Models. A bit pricy at $50, but very very nicely done.

AussiePete
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posted 05-17-2014 12:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. I've seen your post on ARC. Was actually wondering what you did about the SSMEs.

Just sent Glenn an email. See what happens.

hotdog
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posted 05-17-2014 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hotdog   Click Here to Email hotdog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't gotten around to painting them up and installing them yet, all progress on my 1/72 shuttle is being held up on the tile issue.

AussiePete
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posted 05-29-2014 06:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Update to Gemini. Finished? Adding equipment bay foil.

Gemini equipment bay

Gemini Capsule

Gemini Capsule

Gemini Capsule

Norman.King
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posted 05-29-2014 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks great.

Ronpur
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posted 05-29-2014 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!

keymichael1855
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posted 05-29-2014 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete, that looks fantastic! I don't know which is better, the model itself or your photography skills. From now on, I'm going to send you my models to let you photograph them! Well done on the model build and photos!

AussiePete
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posted 05-29-2014 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. Always nice to be appreciated.

I do try for some authenticity in model photography. May as well make use of my camera gear.


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