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AussiePete
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posted 03-08-2014 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a model I just finished. My dedication to Challenger and her crew. 1/72 Scale to go with my Dragon Saturn V

Space Shuttle Challenger by Peter Ede, on Flickr

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posted 03-09-2014 03:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice done Peter!!! Looks great.

AussiePete
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posted 03-09-2014 05:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Shuttle by Peter Ede, on Flickr

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posted 03-09-2014 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice model and great photos!

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posted 03-09-2014 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ramedog   Click Here to Email ramedog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful model. Where did you get the NASA plate you have displayed behind/under engines?

garymilgrom
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posted 03-09-2014 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron that plate is part of the Monogram kit.

AussiePete
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posted 03-09-2014 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. Columbia next but at 1/144 scale I think.

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posted 03-10-2014 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollolem   Click Here to Email apollolem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful model! And an excellent complement to the Saturn V.

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posted 03-10-2014 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks great, would like to see more of your work.

AussiePete
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posted 03-10-2014 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll post up the Saturn V when I complete her. These are my first models in years. But I hope to build some kind of space exploration collection.

Jay Chladek
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posted 03-18-2014 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nicely done. The Monogram kit can take a bit of effort to pull off, but when done, it makes an impressive display.

AussiePete
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posted 03-18-2014 03:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Jay. In process of adding minor details. Fwd RCS and may buy Real Models SME, OMS nozels and RCS.

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posted 03-18-2014 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pete, that looks spectacular! One of the first things I look for in a Shuttle build is the color of the external tank, and I think you have nailed it! Everything else looks flawless as well. Beautiful piece, and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

AussiePete
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posted 03-18-2014 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Michael. You're right, the tank colour matters to me also. It's also not a perfect paint job which ads to the affect.

AussiePete
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posted 03-23-2014 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a couple shots so far of my 1/6 RCS thrusters. Not sure how these will come out in the end but for a small item it looks okay so far. This is very close to full size image.

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posted 03-23-2014 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Teacher in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
External tank color is not the only perfect thing. It has also the right look.

Very nice looking model!

AussiePete
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posted 03-23-2014 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks TIS. Not happy yet. Have purchased RealSpace engines and upgrade front windows.

Will need new decals too.

I have a better idea of perfection watching models posted here.

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posted 03-24-2014 06:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Pete, RCS quad is looking very nice! If you need the decal for the front face of the housing, just let me know and I'd be glad to send it to you. Keep us posted!

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posted 03-24-2014 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Michael. I have been playing with excel/word to make a label but if you got one I'd appreciate one.

Also saw the 1/5 scale in brass tonight. I have found the material difficult to get paint to stick. I used Citadel primer for now which seems to be doing the job.

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posted 03-24-2014 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Peter, just sent the 1:6 housing decal to your email, so let me know if it arrives.

Not sure what you mean about a 1:5 brass piece. As for paint not sticking, you are right — paint won't stick to bare 3D printed parts. Always wash them in warm water with a degreaser (Fantastic, 409) to remove any extra material left behind from printing. Then, you must prime the parts — I've found most primers to work just fine. Then the paint should stick great. Hope that helps!

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posted 03-24-2014 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought I saw a 1/5 scale RCS in polished brass? Listed under precious metals material.

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posted 03-25-2014 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love the Shuttle model! Challenger looks fantastic! Were you doing a particular mission? Because of the SRBs, it looks like it could be an early stack, STS-6,7 or 8.

AussiePete
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posted 03-26-2014 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was trying for 51L. 28th Jan 1986.

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posted 03-26-2014 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, don't forget 51-L had those "T" and "L" shaped markings on the SRB nosecone. I use this website for a reference when I want to do a mission specific vehicle.

It is a very helpful site even if you build in plastic and not paper, like us!

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posted 03-26-2014 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that. I was finding it difficult for mission specific images.

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posted 03-28-2014 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where can I find accurate images of Challenger? Searching NASA and the net does not give me much at all.

My scale windows arrived and I wand to know if the inner seal was red on Challenger like it was on Columbia?

Turns out this is an Adelaide modeler.

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posted 03-28-2014 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a few I can email you.

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posted 03-28-2014 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
pkede@hotmail.com — Thanks.

Just pulled shuttle apart. Ground out extra room for scale windows. May as well keep it apart until my RealSpace SSMEs come.

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posted 03-28-2014 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those are some nice looking windows! I wish there were more parts for the 1/100th scale Tamiya kit. Engines at least. Good luck!

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posted 03-28-2014 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tamiya 1/100 will be my next shuttle. Post flight configuration, Columbia prior to accident.

Tamiya windows look pretty scale?

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posted 03-29-2014 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone got images of how the quad RCS thruster is piped?

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posted 03-29-2014 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've added a diagram of the RCS interior. It's not great but may help a little.

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posted 03-29-2014 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great Tetrox. Thanks. I can see what's going on.

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posted 04-01-2014 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alclad II arrived today

Apollo RCS Thruster Quad

Apollo RCS Thruster Quad

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posted 04-01-2014 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for datkatz   Click Here to Email datkatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice, indeed.

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posted 05-04-2014 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My almost finished Gemini. No detail kits used. Just some styrene, staples, medical tape.

Gemini Capsule

Gemini Capsule

Gemini Capsule

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posted 05-04-2014 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice progress!!

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posted 05-06-2014 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, man, why did you go and add the recovery section under the nose! LOL I wish you had shown this before I glued mine together, now I am kicking myself for not thinking of it! That is so cool, now you can show every aspect of the flight all the way through to splashdown! I LOVE IT!

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posted 05-06-2014 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AussiePete:
Just pulled shuttle apart. Ground out extra room for scale windows. May as well keep it apart until my RealSpace SSMEs come.
Just remember as well, Challenger had the unusual "stair step" pattern around its crew hatch.

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posted 05-07-2014 03:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ronpur:
I wish you had shown this before I glued mine together, now I am kicking myself for not thinking of it!
Sorry Ron.

Decided I could do the recovery section better.


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