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    Not just one of them hotdog pilots, THE hotdog man himself
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    IN THE STASH (unbuilt)...

    1:32 SpecialHobby X-15A-2
    1:48 Revell Mercury & Gemini Capsules
    1:48 Fantastic Plastic Manned Orbiting Lab
    1:72 Monogram SR-71 Blackbird
    1:72 Monogram Space Shuttle
    1:72 Dragon Saturn V
    1:100 MPC Titan IIIC
    1:144 Airfix Saturn IB
    1:200 AMT Saturn V
    1:200 AMT Man In Space Rocket Collection
    1:200 Hasegawa Space Shuttle w/ Boosters
    1:200 Revell Space Shuttle

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  1. Space Shuttle tiles question

    Hi Liam, the 1/72 shuttle tiles are still a work in progress.
  2. I'm currently doing something like this with the 1/200 Hasagawa shuttle. Except I'm covering the whole shuttle with photographic texture decals.
  3. So freaking amazing! Wow! Those windows really make it pop!
  4. Airfix 1/144 Shuttle Orbiter

    She's a real beaut! Great job as always
  5. 1/72 Shuttle Revell vs Monogram

    There's nothing wrong with the Realspace SSME's, with a little work they make a fine representation of the shuttle engine nozzles, and are a vast improvement over the kit parts. If you get the Fisher engines, consider also getting my 1/72 OMS nozzles since the ones that come with the Fisher kit are a bit stubby (similar to the Monogram kit OMS).
  6. I'm interested also
  7. 1/72 Shuttle Revell vs Monogram

    Here's a basic run-down of each kit's shortcomings: REVELL - Oversized and incorrect tile pattern - Oversized and squared off OMS pods - Nose gear is too long - Payload bay is too short MONOGRAM - Oversized cockpit windows - No cargo bay radiator panels - OMS engines too stubby Overall, Monogram is the better model. The shortcomings of the kit can be overcome with aftermarket parts. 1/72 OMS Engines 1/72 Space Shuttle Main Engine
  8. Manfred, The styrene sheet I used was .010" thick. I made it as accurate as I could, but due to limitations of my Silhouette cutter, I could not scribe as intricately the intertank ribs like in 3D printing. The wrap did fit well (thanks to my hard work and calculations), but the tapered nature of the Airfix ET really bothered me once I became aware of it, and it became noticible to my eye even though I knew no one else would notice it. I may be willing to give the Airfix ET another look once I see how Mr. Key's solution looks on your model build.
  9. Another outstanding job by Mr. Key! I remember my solution was to try and make a stringer wrap with engraved styrene sheet. Because of the 1mm taper, I had to warp the artwork for the wrap by 2% at the top.
  10. Manfred, is this for the Airfix shuttle ET? It appears skewed in the latest 3D drawings. Which would make sense for the Airfix tank since it is tapered.
  11. Lucky I was...Shuttle 1/72

    The experts say wait until my tile detail set is finished http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/267417-172-shuttle-tile-detail-set/ https://imgur.com/2W3c5Qs Work in progress....
  12. Tamiya 1/100 Space Shuttle

    Here is a link to my old build pics, for what they are worth. I never finished my Tamiya shuttle build thanks to the fatal mistake made on the windows. https://imgur.com/a/cKGds
  13. Building the Discovery Shuttle

    Be advised, the decals I have for the Tamiya shuttle are incomplete. The markings are all there (more accurate and complete than the kit decals), but I only have tile decals for the belly. I never finished my Tamiya shuttle build after messing up on the window mask. Shoot me a PM with your mailing address and I'll see about printing you a set. I'll have to look and see what I charged Jetplane, plus shipping to Germany. I take Paypal.
  14. 1/144 Ultimate Shuttle Tile Decals

    My apologies. My mailbox was full. I cleaned it out, so you should be able to send me messages now.
  15. Shuttle Wars

    Oh no! This is horrible news! RIP Dutycat