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  1. Today
  2. Lovely work, very inspiring! Looking forward to seeing more updates on both models
  3. Very nice -- the primer really pulled it together.
  4. Bandsaw Steve

    Just a tractor? ~1/56

    That’s really cool, and I think I even kinda get the joke!
  5. noelh

    New movie - First Man

    I have book, actually I must re read it. One thing about the book is that clearly Armstrong didn't just want his legacy to just be the moon landing. Throughout the book there was emphasis on his other aeronautical achievements and some emphasis on his exam results and professional achievements. I hope the film honours that to the extent you can in a movie. I watched the moon landings live and even now looking at the moon I still haven't lost the sense of wonder I felt that morning in July '69.
  6. Nocoolname

    New Space 1999 kits on the way

    Yes I have two. I posted in the ‘what sci fi stuff has the postman delivered’ thread.
  7. Mick4350

    New Space 1999 kits on the way

    Any one have it yet in your hands. My LHS has it the system and for $53, duly ordered !
  8. GordonD

    Astronaut Birthdays for July

    July 16th Valeri Maksimenko (1950) USSR Selected 1990 Basic cosmonaut training for Buran missions but programme cancelled Retired 1991; no flights Information from Spacefacts website
  9. Yesterday
  10. Hi everyone, since I now know from two experts that I chase after no phantom, now a next step for the implementation of this wave-like ring structure on model ET. As I've said already, there are these two discussed possibilities, either by a 3D printing, if Michael Key finally would have time and desire, or by Scratch-building. Since Michael Key for his 3D model but already should know about what shape and especially what dimensions should have this wavy line, I have now tried to draw a first scetch. Starting from the Peak-to-Valley width of about 5'' = 127 mm = 0,9 mm (1:144) specified by Vincent Morales , which roughly matches my previous estimates from photos, I have sketched the following profile (1:2), which should show this wavelike foam structure, how I could imagine it. Considering that the average SOFI thickness on the ET is approx. 1'' (25,4 mm) , I have drawn a profile whose peak height I assumed with about 0,5'', which with approx. 0,1 mm in 1/144 would be very flat. Now it would be important to find out how large this peak-height actually was at that time in the foam insulation. Let's see if or how Craig Capdepon or Vincent Morales will comment on that, since they should actually remember it.
  11. rockpopandchips

    Biological Oriented Bot v1.0 or Bob.

    Well that didn't work, trying to do a checkerboard on the sheild. I will sand back and try again.
  12. Got some modelling time today. Ready for the blue stripes on the main fuselage. You may, or may not have noticed, but the blue stripes, although printed with the correct spacing, are actually on the decal sheet that is printed on white rather than transparent. So they need to be individually cut out. Care and a new number 11 blade, enter stage left. I fitted the centre stripe first. This loops around to the centre of the observatory bubble. Sounds simple, but, the fuselage has a taper, so you need to be parallel to the fwd end of the fuselage. This takes a little time and spit for lubrication (best thing for sliding decals). Then trim both ends at the edge of the bubble. Allow to dry, you do not want to disturb it! I'm doing two so I learned all this from the first one. Again, only dunk one stripe at a time. Later today I went back and added a second stripe to each Fireball. Obviously, now parallel to strip one so a bit easier. I'll fit the third stripes next time. No pictures as yet, they'd be a bit boring anyway.
  13. Pete in Lincs

    Sky Ship - The Amber Bliss.

    Surely that's late war Tiger camo?
  14. Cool! I love the cover. Hmm, a spaceman shooting a laser at tentacles? Seems familiar but cant put my finger on it... Cheers John, really appreciate the compliment mate!
  15. Hunter Rose

    Sky Ship - The Amber Bliss.

    Ooo nice varied rust undercoat!
  16. rockpopandchips

    Biological Oriented Bot v1.0 or Bob.

    I would have done that if it wasn't meant to be a very quiet build. I will be weathering him though. He has had a black base and then I had a go at spray the AK wax stuff thinned with turpentine as that's all had to hand and it turned out OK. I might try a bit of dark aluminium over the top to lighten him before I start on the weathering.
  17. rockpopandchips

    Sky Ship - The Amber Bliss.

    Moved this to here where is should be. I thought it best I use my chipping fluid again so layer down some under coat and rust colours, used tamyia Red, orange and hull red for this and I will leave it a good 24 hours before I do anything more with it.
  18. John_W

    The Alien 1979

    Agreed. Aliens was pretty good, but was more action movie than horror. The rest were pretty limp, though I do have a fondness for Alien V Predator.
  19. Hello everybody, at the end of May, my friend Mike (crowe-t) from the ARC Forum asked me, if I could ask Michael Key whether he could also model an Intertank (WSF) for his Airfix STS-135 Shuttle Stack, for what he would have to modify my STS 6-IT only slightly. Since I thought that it would be quite feasible, I asked Michael Key and tried to make it tasty for him, since this would be a useful extension of his store offer and certainly would find even more buyers, since most Shuttle modeler rather would build the later missions. To do this, he would actually only need to remove some details such as the PAL ramps with the Cable trays, as well as the circumferential rings in the Thrust panels, since there were only Ribs, and needs modify the Access door. These changes should make it relatively easy for him to model an IT version for the Super Lightweight Tanks (SLWT) of the later missions from STS-91 (1998), since he has already done the main work. Here is a photo of the ET-138, which was flown at the STS-135, where one can see some of these details, Source: NASA whereby the Access door in the SLWTs was only closed by a Graphite Composite plate , Source: NASA as can be seen here on the ET-122 at the STS-134. Source: NASA After Michael Key had agreed to it and I had discussed with Mike some detail changes back and forth, it was time, and so you can now after the Airfix LWT-IT (1:144) Source: shapeways.com also order the Airfix SLWT-IT (1:144) both in WSF and FUD at Shapeways Source: shapeways.com
  20. GrahamS

    The Alien 1979

    If only the sequels/prequels lived up to it. Cracking model. Graham
  21. That's been quite a few days of searching and comparing sprue layout to see if the parts would have fitted then looking through the build manual to make sure the part looks the same in the assembly diagrams. Its looking like the majority of the parts for the suit frame and armour are present. All the stand and shield parts are missing with 1/2 to 3/4 of the weapon parts present. I am not overly worried about the stand as that can be replaced with a generic stand. I guess at this point its time to go for a dry build of the frame to see if I have guessed the correct parts identity from the diagrams/photos. After I am sure all the frame/armour is present then I guess its time to start thinking about disassembly for painting.
  22. Tony Oliver

    The Alien 1979

    Amazing. Love the detail along the top of the head mate. Superb.
  23. Mike

    The Alien 1979

    Nice finish - you've nailed those brownish tones too
  24. Mick4350

    The Alien 1979

    Its a shame the Master has departed ...
  25. LotusArenco

    Biological Oriented Bot v1.0 or Bob.

    Brilliant! I’d be tempted to stick rivets all over and weather the heck out of it. Mart
  26. GordonD

    Astronaut Birthdays for July

    July 15th Benoit Silve (1958) France Selected 1990 (France Group 3) Candidate for Soyuz TM-15 'Antares' mission but not selected as prime or backup Retired 1993; no flights Alexander Dunlap (1960) USA Selected 1996 Backup for STS-90 Neurolab Retired May 1998; no flights Jessica Meir (1977) USA Selected 2013 (NASA Group 21) On active status; no flights yet Information from Spacefacts website
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