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Space Shuttle Challenger
Posted by CaptainJack on Friday, January 29, 2016 9:54 AM

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, I've decided to take on a side project with my kids and build a 1/200 scale replica of the shuttle with the boosters. I purchased the Hasegawa 1/200 kit, but it only comes with decals for Columbia, Endeavour, and Discovery. Does anyone know where I can obtain decals for Challenger in the correct scale?

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, January 30, 2016 5:25 PM

Speedway decals may be able to help, www.speedwaydecals.com

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Posted by CaptainJack on Monday, February 01, 2016 6:40 AM

It seems like their focus is mainly car decals, but they do do custom work, but they want $25 to $50 for it. Not sure if I'm willing to pay that much just for a set of 1" by 2" decals. I guess I'll just keep looking. I know that I can print my own, but I haven't been able to find a printable version of that decal yet.

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Posted by CaptainJack on Monday, February 01, 2016 6:47 AM

Well, just like that, my search is over. Found some old Nasa decal sheets on Ebay which include decals for Challenger. I'll post pics once my build is finished.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, February 01, 2016 4:48 PM

CaptainJack

It seems like their focus is mainly car decals, but they do do custom work, but they want $25 to $50 for it. Not sure if I'm willing to pay that much just for a set of 1" by 2" decals. I guess I'll just keep looking. I know that I can print my own, but I haven't been able to find a printable version of that decal yet.

 

i can understand that, I know the guy that runs it, he does it himself, he would have to find the font, then create the artwork on the computer before printing. Custom decals are a lot of work. He did the decals on my monkeemobile, and the Marlboro decals on my 1/43 Mitsubishi Lancer, check them out in the auto forum here. 

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Posted by CaptainJack on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:07 PM

Oh yeah, I can understand that since it takes time to make it right. Not faulting the price, but I figured I could find some pre-made somewhere and I got them off Ebay so it worked out.

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  • From: United States
Posted by Engine_95 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:42 PM

I remember very well being home sick that day and watching it on the news.  I look forward to seeing your build.

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:54 AM

Jack, I did build that kit and it looks like it's only three decals in two sizes. I've had sucess with this old transfer type which I don't know if you can find anymore. A bit tedious but it did work putting Maxie on my P-51. Try an Art Supply store or online, not expensive as I remember. Good luck, show us pictures!

Max

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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Mike F6F on Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:53 PM

Captain Jack,

Try http://www.culttvmanshop.com

I've bought real space decals from them.

Good to deal with.

Mike

 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, March 09, 2017 2:27 PM

Sadly ;

 The Wife , Myself and the Children were there in the Cape . V.I.P. honors due to being regular supporters of the Arkansas Teacher's in Space effort . Plus , Had In-laws working on the Cape that set up a visit for us at that time .

 That and the sinking of the Andrea Doria Still go through my mind at night sometimes . I was on my uncle's Tuna Boat in the Doria thing and we took on forty survivors . I was still a kid .(Cabin-Boy ) is what my uncle said .

 In the Cape , all we could was watch and hear the horror . I have always had faith and would like to see space programs get the front seat again .  T.B.

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