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Hasegawa 1/200 Space Shuttle Orbiter w/Boosters for Display.

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  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Hasegawa 1/200 Space Shuttle Orbiter w/Boosters for Display.
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:03 PM

I've been quite fortunate in my photography career in that I've met and photographed many people and things related to space, aircraft and motor racing which all are passions since childhood. Having already shot the Space Shuttle and 747 carrier in the Approach and Landing test and transportation configuration, I later on assignment met and conversed with Astronout Joe Engle who flew the tests and later flew the 2nd and 24th Space Shuttle. He was also one of the X-15 test pilots. He was also a really nice guy and answered all of my continuous questions. LOL!

To make a long story short, I needed a Space Shuttle and X-15 model to display with the picture in my office. 1/200 scale filled the space and I choose the Hasegawa. I've already shown the picture and X-15 on the Forum and here's the Shuttle. My comments on the model are that the base is incomplete and is only a needed stand. Looking back I should have painted the cast white parts with white paint because they look a little, well, Plastic. lol. I mixed my own orange which is way too bright but overall the model did fill the bill as a display model. 1/200 scale is hard to imagine on large subjects so I included a hand shot for comparsion. It was fun to photograph and I tried to include views going away as we used to see it. Check it out I always say,


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    July 2010
Posted by roony on Thursday, November 3, 2016 1:02 PM

Thanks for sharing.  Beautiful model.  Glory days, back when we didn't have to hitchhike into space.

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, November 4, 2016 10:15 PM

You know what I noticed right away was how the prange really made the rest of the model stand out, even maybe look "whiter". I like the contrast.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, November 27, 2016 10:30 AM

Hey Max, you did a nice clean job on this build. It looks really nice, and nicely photographed too.

Good job, sir.





  • Member since
    April 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, November 27, 2016 12:25 PM

Hey thanks Steve! Yikes, that orange looks brighter everytime I look at it! lol!


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    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, December 4, 2016 11:09 AM

You amaze me by your repertoire in modeling.  This build is not only beautiful, it's amazing!


On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell


Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi



  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, December 10, 2016 6:41 AM

That looks amazing!  I think you are right about the orange, but it looks great nonetheless ! I'm going to have to get one of these!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...


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    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 11, 2016 7:42 AM

Hi Max,

I like the model, and even more the story behind why you built it. What an interesting career.


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    July 2019
Posted by MG Brown on Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:39 PM
Could you please tell us more about the 1/200 X-15 model? Thanks!

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