Jump to content

The Astrononeer

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About The Astrononeer

  • Birthday 07/26/2001

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    United States

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

The Astrononeer's Achievements


Newbie (1/9)



  1. It's well deserved, that's some very precise work right there.
  2. Another brief update! Since the last, I've slowly started to finish up the riveting, and added some more details all around the tail section. This one's taking a little longer than I expected! It's all for the better though, as the detail of this model is increasing enough that I think I may even print it in 1/72 and 1/48 as well. Speaking of which, below the renders lie a little test sample of the tail unit and engine in 1/72. ( Please pardon the red resin, I was using this test to also test out some Elegoo. the final model, of course, will be printed in Anycubic gray) And the red-shot prints! ( In person it doesn't look so wavy) A slightly better image showing off some of the new rivet detail! A little shot of the inside, and a surprise extra. And here's a bonus sample of my work-in-progress 1/35 M24 Chaffee engine( the text on the engine block is supposed to read Cadillac Motor); Thanks for tuning in!
  3. Yeah, admittedly I got this one for the very rare working suspension, which, to my knowledge, is not present in the miniart or border kits.
  4. Well, that's troubling. I kinda new the miniart one was more accurate, but I wasn't expecting that. As far as I am aware,the engine bay is just the same as for their interior panzer iii kit.
  5. I created one sphere the size of the rivets and then used rectangular patterns in the direction up the fin and a circular one around the tail section.
  6. It's been a while, however progress has continued. Most of the changes have focused on two main items: 1. Simplifying the engine 2. Detailing the tail unit For the first, the engine was combined to be far less parts resulting in just two parts; As for the tail section, rivets are about halfway done on the exterior and the bottom is mostly completed. A short one, to be sure, but that's the progress so far. Up next is the rest of the rivets on the tail section, followed by the weld seams on the body, followed by even more rivets on the instrument section. Thanks for stopping by, -Alex
  7. Hello! I have always wanted to have a missile gallery, and recently I decided to get it started. But, where should I begin? I thought. Of course, the answer was the Jupiter Missile. In the process of modelling it, I ended up making it a cutaway too. Here it is, in all of it's tiny glory! The build was catalogued here. Additionally, if you would like to make your own, you can download it from Thingiverse here; https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5192536/files
  8. Update #3 This one's short and sweet, after some paint trouble, it's finished! I'm stepping away from it for a bit as to not accidentally destroy it before I get some more pictures for the ready-for-inspection section. The checkered parts were made using 3D printed masks secured to the model with masking fluid(as it would turn out this was not a great plan, resulting in a rough paint job). Thanks for following along; -Alex
  9. This is a continuation of my little missile project started with a Jupiter missile in 1/100 While I am not done painting the Jupiter missile, I decided I wanted to start modelling Redstone. Why Redstone? Well, in most model missile collections it comes after Jupiter. As an added bonus, after I finish the missile, I will be able to modify it to make Jupiter-C and Explorer-I, and after that Mercury-Redstone. To begin, I started with a rough shape. Next, I set to modelling the engine. Modelling any rocket engine is no simple task, but thankfully this model will be printed in 1/100 scale, so I can get away with omitting some details. Notably, I found that there appeared to be two distinct version of this engine (which I believe is called the A6); one with two pipes running from the turbopump to the bottom of the engine bell, and one with only one pipe. I created both for future use. You may also notice that I modelled holes in the injector plate in a rudimentary way and internal details of the liquid oxygen dome. As I would find out later, this was maybe no the best idea for 1/100. Next, I made the fins, graphite vanes, and some of the internal ribbing. As of 1/5/22, this is where the model stands. On a side note I was 3D printing some other projects and I decided to throw the engine in. As mentioned earlier, it was a tad smaller than I thought it would be. Based on this, I'm probably going to have to simplify the engine so it prints as a a few parts instead of the 6 or so it is in now. What you see above are the bell and the turbopump. The liquid oxygen dome(which sits atop the engine) was so thin it barely printed. I think, however, I might also make a larger scale Redstone missile to allow for more detail some time in the future. Thanks for stopping by, more work to come!
  10. Update #2 All the parts have successfully printed now, and I have begun the process of painting them. Unfortunately, I had a bit of an issue keeping the cylindrical fuselage from rolling (go figure) which resulted in some rough paint spots. I'm thinking tomorrow I'll probably sand dome some of the paint and try again. The interior did go well, though. Most of the colors were just my best guess as I have not been able to find any color photos of the inside of a Jupiter missile. P.S. the nosecone hatch came out great, but it is not pictured here.
  11. Update #1 A semi-successful print resulted in these usable parts; Now that the stand and engine came out ok, all I need to re-print is the hatch for the nosecone. Next up will be painting... after a 2 hour print.
  12. For a while, I've wanted to have some kind of missile collection in scale model form akin to the model missile collection present at the Kennedy Space Center(pictured below). To that end, I decided to start with the Jupiter missile. (Pardon the weird editing, I had to remove some faces and i'm not exactly an expert at this) To begin, I was simply aiming to make an external model, but after some research I discovered a myriad of internal details and decided to create a cutaway model. To start, I made the basic shape in Autodesk Fusion 360. Next, I began creating some of the internals and the engine. When it came to the engine, as I would find there is a lot of complexity here. Since this model is intended to be printed in 1/100 scale, and since I didn't want to spend an eternity on it, I decided to simplify the engine. Finially, I added some details to the inside including the warhead and its rocket motor, leading to the semi-finalized model shown below. And in a minor afterthought, a stand was created. Then, the first print was created. Unfortunately, some over-supporting led to the engine crumbling and some other parts failing, so another print was set up which, as of the creation of this post, is in the works. Each one takes 28 hours due to puny layer heights, but it does make some very, very good looking prints. On that note, time to wait. Thanks for taking a look.
  • Create New...