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  1. Very nice indeed! "non-ablative re-entry" - the Apollo Command Module had an ablative material - which is material which breaks away during re-entry taking the heat with it. The shuttle tiles were non ablative which means they did not break away but absorbed the heat. Keith
  2. Outstanding paint job! Keith
  3. Waste not want not, as the saying goes. Amazing what you can do with left overs with a bit of lateral thinking! Keith
  4. Thanks very much everyone. Glad you like them. Thought I'd try one with the small scale Aoshima diecast Zero X (with a bit of Photoshopping to hide the obvious diecast origin) in the same sort of vein.
  5. Frank Bellamy illustrated TV21 Talons of the Eagle story using the RTL2 featured in the Thunderbirds episide The Cham Cham. Bellamy's dynamic style well illustrated the RTL2 a favourite guest vehicle of mine. Many, many years ago I scratchbuilt it, based around two Ariane V boosters. So no scale in mind. With the re-released Aoshima TB kits, it occurred to me that the 1/350 scale TB2 might be compatible with the RTL2. Suprisingly they matched the Bellamy artwork virtually exactly. So adapted a pod and scratchbuilt the Bellamy grab. Here are the photos.
  6. Brilliant photos using low angle lighting which makes the most of intricate detail!. Nice
  7. Thanks chaps. For the lighting effect place a bit of coloured acetate over the bulbs. I only had red handy but changed it more to orange in Photoshop. Keith
  8. Thanks guys. Should have said I don't have a 1/48 scale launch pad. It is the scratchbuilt one I made years ago in scale with the Konami Eagle so around 1/350 scale. Keith
  9. Just finished this. For the lighting effect used a small mobile camera selfie light inserted in the beak. Astronaut is a 1612 John Keonig figure, suitably modified in Photoshop. Keith More at https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/albums/72157667532408032
  10. Thanks very much. Glad you liked them. The backgrounds for the landing shots were rendered in Terragen 4. Dave Scott and Anna Ford became an item afterwards, though not sure how that turned out. I'm sure you would know other things about Apollo I don't know, swings and roundabouts and all that. Not many people would notice whether the docking probe was there or not. SLS due to rollout tomorrow. Keith
  11. Martin Bower's space battlecruiser inspired by Discovery from 2001.
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