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  2. GordonD

    Astronaut Birthdays for May

    May 24th Ron Parise 1951 (USA) Selected 1984 (ASTRO Group) STS-35, 2 - 10 December 1990 (8d 23h 5m) - Carried ASTRO-1 Spacelab STS-67, 2 - 18 March 1995 (16d 15h 8m) - Carried ASTRO-2 Spacelab Total flight time 25d 14h 13m Retired March 1995 Died 9 May 2008 Maksim Surayev (1972) Russia Selected 1997 Soyuz TMA-16/ISS Expeditions 21/22, 30 September 2009 - 18 March 2010 (169d 4h 9m) Soyuz TMA-13M/ISS Expeditions 40/41, 28 May - 10 November 2014 (165d 8h 1m) Total flight time 334d 12h 10m Retired September 2016 Information from Spacefacts website
  3. Yesterday
  4. It sort of looks like Shapeways missed the fourth version, "WTF". You'll get thing straightened out tho, and it will all look great.
  5. The Revell SSME's are pretty unusable in my opinion, the detail basicly being stepped plastic. If I do get round to doing a project of an example of every orbiter and a full stack Endeavour I couldn't afford so many Neware SSMEs, so in the process of collecting as many Airfix ones as I can. They might not be perfect but far superior to the Revell ones. Keith
  6. The dimensions are okay, but the details are more than humble ... Strictly speaking one has to say: No nozzle is perfect!
  7. Looks like Revell got the dimensions pretty close to begin with!
  8. Next step before this build took a halt was to construct some sort of end to the toner cartridges. In my head I got the idea that there was different kind of rocket engines on the spaceship and these four was for sublight travelling. So I went ahead and made four nozzles, the material was the metal tube from those garden LED's, plasticard and regular wall filler. And this is how they still look today and to be honest, I'm not sure I will use the as is, or if they will be replaced. Somehow after I made this I lost all creativity for a long while. But in next post we will take many steps ahead, because when the creativity starts, it sure flows.
  9. I got some from eBay, I think they are marketed as tattoos for action figures. They weren't great (thick transfer film, a bit transparent), but they weren't expensive either.
  10. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    Gundam related question ?

    Drooling jealous
  11. Thanks Rich and Mark, I fully agree with you, regarding the Newware Nozzles. In D. R. Jenkins' great book Space Shuttle - The First 100 Missions which is really an awesome source, I have found this SSME drawing with the two dimensions already known (L1/D1) from which I have determined the other dimensions, which should be accurate. By using this drawing I come to a Nozzle length of 17,3 mm (1/144). Here is a comparison of the dimensions of all four Nozzles with the original, based on this drawing. This confirms the visual impression that the RealSpace Nozzles look a bit too plump and are larger than those of Newware, which is also illustrated by this image. And that's why I can live well with the Newware Nozzles and I'll most likely use them. Unless I let myself get carried away by the 3D version (1/144) of my ARC friend Bill (niParts), but then I would be right back to the damn support wax, and this stuff then remove from those fragile pipes ... Quelle: shapeways.com (niParts) BTW, as Shapeways meanwhile has updated the names of their materials, one will have to get used to new terms. - Smooth Fine Detail Plastic is the new name for FUD, - Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic for FXD, and - White Natural Versatile Plastic for WSF. Because there are apparently still no shortcuts, I continue to use the usual old shortcuts.
  12. LotusArenco

    Gundam related question ?

    I know one lucky fellow who has the 1/35 Horizon ‘Mad Cat’ up in the loft….. Mart
  13. Thank you all for the kind words. Somehow I hope that I can inspire other to take this rout, to spend a night with creativity is fun. No questions are dull from my point of view, how else can someone learn? Depending on material I use CA-glue, PVA-glue or Tamiya extra thin.
  14. Army_Air_Force

    Amateur Aussie Stargazers Discover

    It's a while since I caught a supernova myself. I think my last one was SN2014j in Messier 82. I haven't done much deepsky work since then.
  15. A brand new Supernova, class 1a. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-23/stargazing-live-discoveries-new-supernova/9793264
  16. Great work Jaktis!! Extreme scratchbuilding.....I LIKE!!!!! As a very enthusiastic "scratcher" myself, I will pull up my chair for this one....I'm in! Cheers, H
  17. GordonD

    Astronaut Birthdays for May

    May 23rd Thomas Reiter (1958) Germany Selected 1992 (ESA Group 2) Soyuz TM-22/Mir Expedition 20, 3 September 1995 - 29 February 1996 (179d 1h 41m) STS-121/ISS Expeditions 13/14, 4 July - 22 December 2006 (171d 3h 54m) Total flight time 350d 5h 35m Retired September 2007 Mark Serov (1974) Russia Selected 2003 Retired possibly for medical reasons January 2011; no flights Married to cosmonaut Yelena Serova Nikolai Tikhonov (1982) Russia Selected 2006 On active status; no flights yet Information from Spacefacts website
  18. My god! I have just spent ages looking at these pictures trying to figure out what all the bits you have used are. An inventive use for all those bits. Can't wait to see more progress pics, and then paint! Keep it up.
  19. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    Gundam related question ?

    I agree PC
  20. Procopius

    Gundam related question ?

    Aw, the Stalker! I love that goofy blimp.
  21. Thud4444

    Gundam related question ?

    The mechs from anime are called the unseens. They are mechs that are not allowed to be seen in battletech fiction. Battletech reintroduced the unseen with new art called the reseen. Some of the new art was liked some was not. The writers tried again a few years ago with newer art some have dubbed the re reseen. And to make it even more confusing the games have remade these mechs another time. Here is the Battletech Wiki article on the subject. I think they are maybe two dozen designs out of litteraly thousands of designs from the game. http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Unseen An example from the Warhammer you mentioned Original Reseen Re reseen aka classics Finally MWO Confusing isn't it.
  22. Thud4444

    Gundam related question ?

    They still make what was called a museum scale mech in metal. They stood about 3 to 6 inches tall. They where a tad smaller than a Gundam 1/144 scale kit. These are still available through Iron Wind Metals. The last time I checked the Battlemaster, Atlas, Zeus, Vulture and Timber Wolf were the only mechs available. Here is the link to the store. http://ironwindmetals.com/store/index.php?cPath=16_44_199 Here is a pic of a museum scale mech beside a game scale mech. The last mech is a Battleforce scale mech. They all are Timber Wolfs (Mad Cats) BTW. There was a company called Horizon that made the Timber Wolf and Vulture in 1/35 scale. Unfortunately they are very OOP and go for obscene amounts of money. The last one I saw sold for north of $380 about 10 years ago. There was also a garage kit maker called FCY who made resin kits of a few mechs about 10 years ago. He did a Hunchback, Puma, Templar and UrbanMech. His stuff is even more rare than the Horizon stuff. This is his Hunchback IIC. Here's what I would do if I where you, there are tons of 3d files of mechs online that you can get for free. I'd take those files scale them how you like and print them yourself at Shapways. Most of these files are from games so the designs have been tweaked since the 80s. For example the orginal Stalker. Mini New art New 3d printed mini
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  24. Brundledonk

    Bandai 1/60 mkii Gundam

    and fitted to the leg and a matching pair
  25. Brundledonk

    Bandai 1/60 mkii Gundam

    the backs can hardly be seen but i painted them (roughly) just in case these go on the outsides of the knees and incorporate the thrusters they also slide in and out of the cavity in the knees. all painted in the now familiar steel, aluminium and gold. the cover over the thruster is armour ( well i think it is ) so i painted it white a view of the front
  26. Brundledonk

    Bandai 1/60 mkii Gundam

    i have been outside painting the garage today but did find time to work on the Gundam so here's where its at there are some movable covers that go over the ankles and these were based in steel then over sprayed lightly with aluminium these bits go over the holes on the insides of the knees and were sprayed in the old faithful combo of steel/aluminium and the hoses in pale gold
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