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1/72 Revell Space Shuttle Orbiter W.I.P. Done! w/Photos

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  • 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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!

 

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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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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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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.

 

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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

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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

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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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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:46 PM

Bakster

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...

 

 

Hey, He's the one going on the ride! He's checking out the gear now. Kinda plain gear but not much will show setting on the runway. Lotsa SB possibilities here again! Yikes!

Max

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:20 AM

Hey Max, the little man has an eye for detail.

Your build is looking cool. That is also a cool picture of the landing gear assembly.

Keep at it.

 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:06 PM

Hey thanks Steve. I did get the engine cluster mocked up last night. The white tiles circling each main engine looked a bit stark so I did a minor wash as they might look in such a hot area. Everything has been sprayed flat lacquer except the nozzles. I think they look more metallic that way. Still undecided. 

I'm having some additional thoughts about the Krylon Fusion white paint on the fuselage and wing. It covers and bonds but with more than one coat it does remain tacky for a few days. I've got time to wait it out but I thought I'd better warn others who might want to move along faster.

Minor report here, no launch date set. Geeked

Max

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Max... 

I found me a shuttle kit. YesBig Smile

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:51 AM

Allright! Details? Plan?

Max

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:50 PM

1/288 Academy with booster rockets. Its a tiny one! But it will need some scribing, rescribing, and some minor modifications before I'll be happy with it.  :)

It even has the parts to piggy back a 747.

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Posted by Mikeym_us on Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:02 PM

M. Brindos

1/288 Academy with booster rockets. Its a tiny one! But it will need some scribing, rescribing, and some minor modifications before I'll be happy with it.  :)

It even has the parts to piggy back a 747.

 

I've got the Revell 1/72 shuttle kit and 3 1/144 scale Revell Shuttle stack kits myself.

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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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:38 PM

Hell yeah, Mikey! Sounds like there might be a shuttle GB in the makings soon lol.

I have my P-40 in there so you can compare sizes. That's what I've got to work with.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 26, 2017 9:34 PM

Maaaaaaaxxxx!!!!!!

You'll never guess what I found!

Bandai 1985!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:31 AM

M. Brindos

Maaaaaaaxxxx!!!!!!

You'll never guess what I found!

Bandai 1985!

 

 

 

More sacrilege! Big Smile (and performance)

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:40 AM

HA! Who needs a tail anyways!? LMAO!

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, May 27, 2017 3:15 PM

I'm just trying something, If it looks hokey I can pull it out. The cargo bay is covered with blanket insulation which in different pictures looks wrinkly. I took some wadded up aluminum foil and painted it flat white on one side and sprayed adhesive on the other. I constructed the two gray uprights and I'm trying to line the forward panel with the simulated insulation blankets. Maybe I need to cut them into little squares for more realism. All an experiment at this point. We'll see.

Max

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:57 PM

Hey Max, I like it. It produces a nice effect. Creative thinking on your part.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:16 PM

Yes indeed, that is creative! I like it.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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