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  • Member since
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  • From: Guatemala
Final Hubble Repair Mission , Atlantis (STS-125) Escale 1/179
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:14 AM

 

Hello, I am very excited to start this project.

I've always been a fan of space and I've always dreamed of having a kit like this.

For this project I have chosen a kit for children in 1/179 scale. Different from those known. And I did it because of the size that is neither too big nor too small.

And especially a size like this you can add an incredible detail.

The scale model consists of 4 or 5 pieces that with a screwdriver fit.

My project is to make all its interior from the nose to the wings including the cargo bay, wings , machine room and telescope in scratch.

That is why you can add a lot of detail.

Because I want to honor the shuttle and telescope.

The first thing is to cut the plastic and I will be showing you the main steps.

Here I attach a picture of the kit.

Any questions or suggestions I am here to serve you.

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First I show you  a kit that I bought with a low price.

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:12 PM

Hello again

 

For the amount of project details I can name it as something ambitious project.

 

Luckily I have many reference photos and I share some of them.

 

It is necessary before beginning to have a clear idea of the objective.

(Of course, because of the relatively small scale, not all the details can be represented)

(and remember that it is very different what you want to do versus what you have obtained). OKAY.

Here an idea of what I want to represent in the nose and cockpit:

 

 

 

 

 

The cargo bay doors

 

 

 

The Docking Adapter

 

 

 

Here a scale model in 1/72

 

 

The Cargo Bay

 

 

 

 

The cargo bay of STS-125 for repair the Hubble

 

 

 

I want to make the representation of a part of the walls as shown in the drawing.

 

 

The Wings

 

 

 

 

The Camara

 

 

 

The ingene room

 

 

 

 

Of Course The Hubble Telescope, 

 

It is not mounted on the shuttle, it will be with the Canadian arm in space.

 

 

 

Thanks You and any questions or suggestions welcome.

 

 

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Monday, August 19, 2019 10:09 PM

This looks like a very ambitious project, especially at this scale.  I will follow along with interest.

Gary

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    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:41 PM

GAF

This looks like a very ambitious project, especially at this scale.  I will follow along with interest.

Gary

 

 

Thanks you Gary, 

I appreciate your words. Yes, I personally love small scales and I really love the detail.

I started this project a while ago and a friend motivated me to share it on the web.

 

Thanks. 

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:46 PM

 

Hello

As a first step, cut the plastic in all the parts I need for the project.

 

Use the dremel to cut the plastic, because it is faster and more practical. Here the photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, August 22, 2019 4:49 PM

Hello!

I'm not so sure about that dremel here - it's more like hacking than cutting... I hope you can work with the parts you got as a result... Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:38 PM

Pawel

Hello!

I'm not so sure about that dremel here - it's more like hacking than cutting... I hope you can work with the parts you got as a result... Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

 

Hello Pawel

You are absolutely right in your comment. 

And I apologize because with the emotion of uploading it to the web I could not explain more.

 

Realyl, of all the pieces that I cut, only the floor of the fuselage and the top of the fuselage will serve me. I will discard everything else including the top of the wings, the motors ... etc

 

...everything else will be in scratch.

The floor that shows everything badly cut, I will scratch a new floor and cover the oldest one.

The middle deck of the cockpit  I am going to put a metal so that it is exact and the skin of the fuselage I am going to try to imitate with the anti thermal cover like a shuttle orbiter.

Any comments or suggestions welcome!!!

Thanks 

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, August 23, 2019 4:20 AM

Caught my interest Adrian, I'll be following along good luck with your build. 

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:28 AM

Est.1961

Caught my interest Adrian, I'll be following along good luck with your build. 

 

 

Thanks you Est, 

 

We will try to keep a good pace.

 

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:42 AM

   Hello!!

 

   I will start backwards, first I will show some Photos  (in progress) and in the next post I will show the steps.

Most of the pieces are not yet glued and still need to fit.

I attached some photos as the project goes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

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    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Monday, August 26, 2019 12:37 AM

Hi!!

 

   Here is the first step of the payload structure , is not glued yet ...need other steps...

 

 

 

Thanks.

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:51 AM

Hi!!

 

To complete the total payload length, here we see another subasebly

 

 

 

Here is the total payload length

 

 

With his 13 main frames

 

The all components are not glue yet and not fit exacly , just to give and idea the work of the project.

 

...in the right of the photo we can observe some parts of the Hubble telescope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!!

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Friday, September 6, 2019 12:14 AM

Hello

 

Here we finally have the structure of the payload bay

 

 

Here we briefly have the steps that were done

 

Now with the details. They will be added not immediately

 

 

I will focus on the payload

 

 

an idea of how it looks...

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!!

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Friday, September 6, 2019 7:48 PM

Hi

 

Just playing like a child...

 

I am trying to put objects on the shutter orbiter  floor, just as evidence to see how it looks and go practicing to represent in the best way ( just prove) 

oxygen and hydrogen tanks, electronic components, sensors ... etc ...

 

 

 

...a photo that shows how the main components are not yet glued.

 

Thanks.

Bil
  • Member since
    February 2018
Posted by Bil on Monday, September 9, 2019 1:40 PM

How is it possible that you have almost no replies to this post?  Stellar work!

What ever came of your U-Boat project?

Bil

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Monday, September 9, 2019 10:09 PM

Bil

How is it possible that you have almost no replies to this post?  Stellar work!

What ever came of your U-Boat project?

Bil

 

 

Hi Bil!!

    Yes, thank you ...From these moments I will reply more often. Because at the last minute I decided to start publishing and I hardly have much documentation.

 

I have to finished  this project by the end of this year and in  the middle of the time I will continue the U-boat.

 

Thank for ask about U-boat. I really want to continue and I already have a date to complete  to decembre 2020. 

 

Thanks.

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    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:54 PM

Whoa. This is great. I subscribed to this.  I think i subscribed to your U boat thread too. 

T e d

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    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:22 PM

Thanks you T E D

 

We will see you there...remember until dic 2020 will be finished U-Boat, 

 

See you

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Swayzee, IN.
Posted by Cheesenip1462 on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:05 AM

Been randomly popping into this thread for the past few weeks to see your progress. Just wanted to take the time to say this looks amazing so far! Can't wait to see the end product!

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  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:29 AM

Cheesenip1462

Been randomly popping into this thread for the past few weeks to see your progress. Just wanted to take the time to say this looks amazing so far! Can't wait to see the end product!

 

Thank you!! for your words and the project is planned to end by the end of the year.

 

Here other advances...

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:31 AM
Here the progress of the ‘representation´ of the main components of Payload Cargo.
There are still  details in each component that will be completed throughout the process.
 
Thanks.
 
I'm doing tests to photograph the model for last.
 
 
 
 
Some Photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Include in a short way the steps to do ORUC ( Orbital Replacement Unit Carrier) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some  details are not yet complete...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some Details of SLIC ( Super Lightweight Tweight Interchangeable )
 
 
 
The main components are not yet glued
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the next stage place details of the payload and the WFC2 and camera
 
 
 
Thanks!!
 
Tags: STS-125 , Atlantis , Hubble
Bil
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    February 2018
Posted by Bil on Friday, October 4, 2019 7:44 AM

Amazing... your skill is first rate, but I think its your research that impresses me the most.  This post was worth the wait! 

GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, October 4, 2019 9:59 AM

Adrian,

Your attention to detail is amazing!  Scratch-building at it's finest, and at such a small scale also.

Gary

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:58 AM

Hi Adrian, 

Liking this project and your attention to detail a fine model indeed. 

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    July 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:49 PM

Adrian,

   I am back to watch this next stupendous project of yours.  Your work with metal at these tiny scales is marvelous and mind-boggling.  

I made a Shuttle with my Grandson. It's just a model.  Yours will be a true replica.  Thanks for including us in your "STS-125" .

      Nino

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:10 PM

Hi,

Your work is incredible.  Thanks for sharing.

1st Group Build

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  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:16 PM

Bil

Amazing... your skill is first rate, but I think its your research that impresses me the most.  This post was worth the wait! 

 

  

  Thanks you Bil. You are right!...in all my proyect no lees of 50% of all the time I spent in reserch, good observation

   Yes!..the proyect need to be finished at the end of the year because in the second week of january i want to present my work to IPMS Guatemala.

 

Thanks!!

 

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:19 PM

GAF

Adrian,

Your attention to detail is amazing!  Scratch-building at it's finest, and at such a small scale also.

Gary

 

 

    Thanks you GAF, ...I had a feeling to put attention to details ...is like a drug in a well word...thanks !!

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:22 PM

Est.1961

Hi Adrian, 

Liking this project and your attention to detail a fine model indeed. 

 

 

    Thanks you EST 1961...I have also been very lucky to get a result.

  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Guatemala
Posted by Adrian Urrejola on Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:26 PM

Nino

Adrian,

   I am back to watch this next stupendous project of yours.  Your work with metal at these tiny scales is marvelous and mind-boggling.  

I made a Shuttle with my Grandson. It's just a model.  Yours will be a true replica.  Thanks for including us in your "STS-125" .

      Nino

 

 

    Thanks you Nino!!...Maybe , my proyect of Atlantis has more details, but...but...any model is a great model if...if...has a meaning to us

 

Good

 

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