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1/72 Revell Space Shuttle Orbiter W.I.P. Big Paint!

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:26 PM

That looks much better, Max. ...and for the record I wasn't making fun lol. That's just the first thing that came to my mind lol.

I love that astronaut.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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    December, 2002
  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:33 PM

Max - Put that little guy to work doing edging and trim work.  I bet he's good at it.

Nice job by the way.  

Chris

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:59 AM

Hey, thanks for the comments Gang! Here's another shot showing how complicated this machine is. Thousands of tile, each with its own number and position. Wow.

Max

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    March, 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:02 PM

Hodamax here are some 1/72 scale decals on Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALL-NEW-Warbird-Space-Shuttle-Tile-Details-Decals-Monogram-Kit-in-1-72-034-/162511144192?hash=item25d66b4500:g:o5EAAOSwI3RW-rrd

Hodakamax

Hey, thanks for the comments Gang! Here's another shot showing how complicated this machine is. Thousands of tile, each with its own number and position. Wow.

Max

 

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:47 AM

Whoa! I just checked out the decals. Thanks for the info Mike! Probably beyond the scope of this particular $15 build. Like I said, where do you stop on this thing, LOL! Perhaps the serial numbers on each of the thousands of tile, LOL! And Thanks for thinking of me and the project! Smile

Max

  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:36 PM

LOL they would probably be what you need to make this project pop with detail anyways.

Hodakamax

Whoa! I just checked out the decals. Thanks for the info Mike! Probably beyond the scope of this particular $15 build. Like I said, where do you stop on this thing, LOL! Perhaps the serial numbers on each of the thousands of tile, LOL! And Thanks for thinking of me and the project! Smile

Max

 

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:30 AM

Well, the house painting is on hold due to rain. I kinda needed a break from all that manual labor on ladders anyway, Boo. This morning I worked on a few sub assemblies and splashed and sprayed several pieces with paint for the little guy to inspect. Minor report to keep things moving.

Max

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:37 PM

Being a W.I.P. I didn't want to leave out any major steps. Not too exciting but I did get the wing tops secured to the lower wing/bottom of the craft. After this I'll fit this assembly to the fuselage. I looks to be a good time to paint the wing assembly before glue. Yet another report. Smile

Max

 

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:10 AM

Ah, It's starting to look like a Space Shuttle. The wing parts went together smoothly and the fuselage and wing assembly fit together nicely without modification. I think I'll now do most of the final painting before the final assembly of the two major components. Also  the little guy seemed happy to be in the cockpit. Big Smile

The tail halves still need to be glued together but not until the movable rudder is installed. This is all waiting on final paint in that area. One of the minor challenges of the kit is figuring out the painting sequence. Also areas to be painted are poorly shown in the instructions. I've spent quite a lot of time on the internet studying all the configurations and markings. All part of the fun of course!

Max

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:15 AM

Hey Max... it's looking good. Nice work.

Yeah the little man does look happier. At least now he won't be crushed by the engine nozzle or swept off the wing!

 

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:12 AM

Bakster

Hey Max... it's looking good. Nice work.

Yeah the little man does look happier. At least now he won't be crushed by the engine nozzle or swept off the wing!

 

Hey thanks for the comments Steve! I get more done with encouragement, LOL!

I like the shot of the little guy in the wing assembly. He appears to be in some sort of court as in racquetball or tennis or perhaps some modern building of the future. I do have a strange imagination my wife says, LOL!

Onward,

Max

 

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:32 PM

Some serious painting is going on in the assembly hanger. Way too big of a job for the airbrush. It's time for the spray can on this large of area.

All went well! This is almost like painting 1/1 motorcycle parts, LOL! Geeked

Max

 

 

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 21, 2017 9:26 PM

Max, the scale of that model always make me chuckle. It certainly makes a person change their work flow doesn't it.

Where is the little man? He should be in the image supervising this. I suppose it's not a good idea, you might get some paint on him. Then you would have an angry little man, and that is never a good thing.

 

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, May 22, 2017 7:48 AM

Bakster

Max, the scale of that model always make me chuckle. It certainly makes a person change their work flow doesn't it.

Where is the little man? He should be in the image supervising this. I suppose it's not a good idea, you might get some paint on him. Then you would have an angry little man, and that is never a good thing.

 

Just for you Steve, LOL. I think the little man avoids paint booths, a guy could lose a glove or boot in that sticky stuff. It's not like I didn't think about it.Smile

Max

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, May 22, 2017 8:31 AM

Wow, your build is really coming along.  The little astronaut guy looks busy.

Pat

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 22, 2017 8:39 AM

Hey Max, that is much better. Thank you for that.

The little man supervises so dang well. Just look at him. He is pointing out that you missed a spot!

If you know whats good for you, you had better get on that. This little man is all business. 

Lol...

 

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