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1/100 Space Shuttle with LDEF


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This being my first post here on the IPMS USA forum, I'll hafta see how this works, do my images show up? ... and if so then I'll just carry on ...  ;^ D

 

Hiya Gents ... I don't see a whole lot of Real Space models here on this forum and am gonna post a few of mine.

I've had a couple of 'em published in the IPMS Journal over the past 2 or 3 years and I've posted build threads on ARC for a few years too ...

 

This is the 1/100 Tamiya Kit with a load of scratch built details ... the Payload Bay, the LDEF, the Radiator panels and much more ...   ;^ D

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This'll do for now ... if it all looks good, I'll continue over the next few days ...

'Tis nice to be here!

ThanxPete

 

 

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It is indeed all good, and your pics are showing up fine. I commend you on such a magnificent model; I've built one of those before as a commission and I know how basic it is. Your work on the details and payload is phenomenal!

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Gee Mark, thanx very much!

Let me show some details I've added to the Payload Bay ... this was the mission that captured the Solar Max Satellite and this piece was the fixture the Astronauts secured it to ... 

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Building the LDEF itself was tedious ... it was basically a platform of various materials and samples intended to be studied after being in the space environment for a few months. 

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The repair fixture was glued into the Payload Bay and Aft bulkhead has some added detail ...

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Using homemade decals, I added the "samples" to the LDEF structure ...

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Some more details in the Payload Bay ...

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I also added some styrene sheet to placate the tiles ... 

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Another view of the completed model

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Thanx for taking a peek gents!

Pete

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More great work Pete! I do love how you upgrade the basic kit and turn it into something more detailed and realistic.

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Thanx Stikpusher! We build these for ourselves and the painting aspect is less fun for me whereas the scratch building is what I look forward to ... I attend contests in my area and I enjoy hearing kids ask their fathers about my models. I try to spark their curiosity and maybe get them interested in building something that was REAL but in miniature.

I try to pack in as much detail as I can even though most of the time, these models just get a passing glance ... but I know it's there!  ;- D

Pete

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