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  1. Thanks Mike, The RCC grays are of my usual Shuttle paint mixture....๐Ÿ˜› They are Tamiya German gray, Sky & Medium grays..mix them until it looks right.. George
  2. Today I did applied a bit of decals..slowly.. It'll takes considerable amount of time..the decals are tedious to apply....๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคง HD decals are really nice..!! The Ship name..soon be added..๐Ÿ˜› More to post later... Taking a short break..I need it!๐Ÿคง
  3. Moving forward .... managed to paint and weathered the RCC sections. The next level is just minor detaling of the cockpit & aft section before I actually apply decals..๐Ÿ˜› Most of the model major painting is done and I still need to check references for the decal placements..๐Ÿ˜ฌ hope I get them right. Cheers...
  4. Hey Manfred, Nice to see you are back in the ARC post, hope you get that shoulder fix up soon. All the best to you and take care..๐Ÿ˜€ Cheers, George
  5. Thanks a lot guys, Almost done, it took me a day to finish the black tiles painting, detailing soon to follow... Meanwhile, here's some photos of the progress..๐Ÿ˜Š I need to rework the rear SSME 3 gimbals, a new rings will be install, it should look what I've seen in NASA pictures. OV-103 needs more 'dirt' weathering....that will be slowly apply once major painting is completed & decals are placed. Well, next step...will be..... Detaling more on the markings.!!๐Ÿ˜› Until then, have a n
  6. Next Step painting the wings black tiles...๐Ÿ˜› HD decals looks spot-on, tested the wing markings here, just a little trim needed. to be continue...
  7. A bit painting now on the front section of nose.. Should be able to complete the black areas and details soon. Masking the black areas took me considerable time, I should finish it in a day or so. Until then cheers...๐Ÿ˜Ž
  8. Oh....๐Ÿ˜„ Discovery & Atlantis seems to be the most popular modeled Ship.....least is Endeavour. Which version of OV-103 you are modelling after? early version or the late? I think I may model my 1/72 as Columbia as a tribute to her. Cheers, George
  9. Ret, Its looking great! the effects of the TPS is captured very well by using medical tapes on the 1/72 Shuttle. the TPS blankets on the model looks exactly like the real Shuttle! You have done a good finished 1/72 Shuttle with tapes for TPS here so far as I've seen in ARC. Can't wait to see your next 1/72 Shuttle, what ship name will it be?๐Ÿ˜Ž
  10. Thanks Pete, I am on the home run now....trying to get those black tiles and rcc sections painted..hopefully this weekend. HD tile decals does not cover some upper areas of the Shuttle, so I have to blend in the colors when painting them. I go slowly on them. Stay safe guys, George
  11. Ret, Thanks for the compliment on my 1/100 Shuttle, your 1/72 is very nice too. ๐Ÿ˜‰curious to see more on the side views, we all know this big Revell Shuttle has cons and pros, but we 've tried our best to make it look better. I think yours came out very nicely, especially those TPS are replicated with surgical tape, it really fits well on the larger model in terms of scale appearance. want to try it on my 1/72 Shuttle soon if I get around to build it. George
  12. Well, finally I got the TPS base various shades painted on the wings!๐Ÿ˜› Next thing is to paint the black-grey tiles and cockpit sections.. The decals will be the last details to add in after major painting are done..๐Ÿ˜ฎ HD 1/100 decals fits pretty well, but a little trimming is needed for the wing section here.. Cheers, George
  13. Hi Ret, Very nice 1/72 Shuttle with simulated TPS, Revel kit isn't it? Could you post more pictures of it? More side with view of landing gears, rear etc.. Your 1/144 MLP with the added service masts details is nice too, similar to our member-crowe-t 's 1/144 stack. I have the same Revell MLP Base too, but I haven't get around to add the details, maybe I use it as a guide to scratch build a correct size MLP in 1/144. Until then looking forward to see more photos of your nice Shuttles. p/s- I'm still working on my Tamiya
  14. Hi Ret, Welcome to the Shutte group here, your Revell Shuttle is very impressive & nice.....๐Ÿ˜„ The use of surgical tape to stimulate the TPS is nice touch, never mind if not scale correctly, each to his own, it looks great on the model to represent the surface as seen in the real Shuttle. Endeavour is the youngest Shuttle in the fleet, so she looks cleaner.. Try use postimage to upload more images, its free. Please....do so. I am sure many Shuttle freaks is eager to see your nice 1/144 Shuttle.... Cheers, G
  15. Hotdog, Yeah, it is there on the early version of OV-103.. If I am not mistaken, someone said that the cockpit black tile fell off during one of Discovery mission, so they replaced it with a white tile of same shape. In the photo, you can see that tile is much whiter than the surrounding tiles..
  16. Oh, thanks Hotdog. Its good to know you included them. When will the HD tiles decal ( 1/100) for the nose chins ready? can you make them soon and the tail section too? I have another 3 Tamiya Shuttle kits, could use the tiles decals on them in my future build...๐Ÿ˜Ž Let me know ya? George
  17. Here is some final checks and cockpit alignment with the nice HD Decals. I made the photocopied template decals, cut and fit them to the windows, seems ok..but I found something.....๐Ÿค” The 'tear' black tiles which is distinctive mark on Discovery Right side cockpit appears not be in correct shape in the decal. So I guess I have to cut this extra black area away when I apply them onto the shuttle windows. The actual black tiles pattern is here. it doesn't have that 'hook' pattern as with the decals. Until then, cheer
  18. Masking the main wings as latest build of this Tamiya kit.. I use various pictures from NASA to determine each position of the TPS shades on the upper wings. Once done, painting will follows.
  19. OMG!!๐Ÿ˜ฒ Sorry to learn that you hurt yourself..... Manfred... Wish you speedy recovery & take care. You are one of the expert member in Shuttle modelling here for detailing, keen eyes and innovative ideals how to accurize the Shuttle stack more realistically. Guess I am learning from you now. Cheers, George
  20. Manfred, I think egt95- Mike has already started the new ware upgrade parts on his 1/144 Discovery STS-41D...hmmm what is his progress so far it?๐Ÿค” Its also quite a long time to see any updates on that build too! Meantime on the other side of this planet, I started rebuilding my old SRBs by adding those missing detail -the rings in the segments...๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜› Many seems to have over looked into this. There's more work to be done on the SRBs. The fustrums needs attention & more detailing. Until then, cheers & stay safe...
  21. Thanks Guys, I'll try finish it up before another 100 years...๐Ÿ˜Ž First thing for me to do is to rebuild the ET and SRBs to a more accurate markings mission profile. The New ware Shuttle booster upgrading kit is what I plan to acquire to save me much time on scratch-building. Until then I will post once there is works & progress. George
  22. Hi, Just getting back to Shuttle build, my next Full stack and probably the final 1/144 model.... Its just a spare 1/144 latter release Revell kit, I will combo it with parts from the Airfix Space Shuttle to depict Discovery in her RTF mission as STS -114. Crossing my fingers , I hope I can build her soon with all the necessary correction parts including a tile decal set....๐Ÿ˜ฌ Cheers, Jetplane
  23. Preshaded the worn TPS on Discovery.. its a tedious job masking them..๐Ÿฅถ Discovery had more weathered looks, those patches needs to be darken later, its another task which requires careful application. The TPS weathering-patches on the model is placed & painted accordingly to the exact spot I found in all pictures of Discovery. Well, time to work on the wings later, I need a break..๐Ÿคง George
  24. Just getting back to this Discovery build... Managed to dig this model up and continue the work. The upper TPS on fuselage needs painting...I'll post pics once its done..!๐Ÿคญ George
  25. The Atlantis Model is completed... Soon she be moving to a new home.....๐Ÿฅบ. OV-104 is retired....so this Revell model is dedicated to her crews, missions, accomplishments and safe returned.. Well, time to move on and continue my other Shuttle builds..๐Ÿ˜› George
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