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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. 1/72 shuttle decals

    Which kit? Revell or Monogram? I have belly decals for the Monogram, and most of the markings. Better than what you would get from what is commercially available. I can also scale up my 1:144 decals, but to use at your own risk (since they might not fit exactly).
  2. PHOTOBUCKET? What do you all use?

    F Photobucket they can go to H-E-double-hockey sticks! Am I supposed to go back through all of my threads and re-link my posted images to a Flickr or some other account now? I sure as heck ain't giving them $400. I hope they crash and burn over this. I was sick of them anyway, their site had become so script-heavy and ad-intrusive.
  3. Excellent! I was doing the same thing, but was trying to heat them with a heat gun and not getting good results. I'll give the boiling water a try. I was dreading having to 3D print them!
  4. Challenger deploys LDEF in 1/100

    Pete, Were you able to get your printer issue resolved? If not, I can print them for you on my laser printer if you want. Let me know.
  5. 1:144 Apollo 7 Saturn IB

    Thank you for the nice comments! That's the part I got stuck at. I was really dreading tackling those seams (they seem impossible to me, as seams are my kryptonite), so I bought a RealSpace Saturn IB kit on eBay. My plan was to attempt to build the first stage from that kit instead and see if I could get a better result. I then got distracted by other projects. I'm hoping to get back to this build later in the year. I think the RealSpace kit is available again if you want to give it a shot. http://www.realspacemodels.com/shop-galapagos/1144-saturn-1b Good luck and be sure to post pics of your build!
  6. Yep, just be advised that those fairing and fin hoists are removed before flight :)
  7. LF Apollo CSM blueprints

    Or, you can save yourself the time of re-inventing the wheel and buy the marvelous 3D-printed 1:144 scale parts by Michael Key https://www.shapeways.com/shops/aerospaceplace?section=1%3A144+Scale+Apollo+CSM+Parts&s=0
  8. LF Apollo CSM blueprints

    The SIM books are awesome, but you'll want the David Weeks drawings if you're going to try and CAD them up. They can be purchased here: http://www.realspacemodels.com/drawing-sets/148-apollo-spacecraft-set
  9. 1:144 Apollo 7 Saturn IB

    The New Ware detail set will get you most of what you need: http://mek.kosmo.cz/newware/nw133.htm The 3D printed parts were purchased before the New Ware detail set was available. You may decide that the New Ware parts are sufficient enough for your build. If not, you can go crazy like I did and purchase all the 3D printed parts below. APOLLO SPACECRAFT Command Module https://www.shapeways.com/product/WYMUV9DHJ/apollo-cm-1-144 Boost Protective Cover https://www.shapeways.com/product/VU5KEJ9Q4/apollo-bpc-1-144 Launch Escape System https://www.shapeways.com/product/Y4UU785XQ/apollo-les-1-144 CM-SM Umbilical Connector https://www.shapeways.com/product/YMKRA4NAS/apollo-sm-cm-umb-conn-1-144 Service Module Aft Heat Shield & Engine https://www.shapeways.com/product/HZFEQPEJN/apollo-serv-mod-aft-shield-engine-1-144 SECOND STAGE S-IVB Thrust Structure https://www.shapeways.com/product/C3Q59G647/saturn-v-s-ivb-500-thrust-structure-1-144-scale SLA/IU https://www.shapeways.com/product/7Z6MK95KN/apollo-1-144-sla-iu-airfix J-2 Engine https://www.shapeways.com/product/8K8U5NKL9/j-2-engine-1-144-for-saturn-ib-or-v FIRST STAGE Hold Down Struts (x2) https://www.shapeways.com/product/NGNY24G6J/hold-down-struts-airfix-1-144-4-pack H-1 Engines https://www.shapeways.com/product/9XF49JSTR/saturn-i-h-1-engines-1-144-scale
  10. I feel your pain. I've been battling the same issue in planning my 1/72 Sat V build. I have all of the stringer wraps made and the heat shield file ready for Ponoko laser cutting, but i'm in the same spot on the engine fairings. Can you 3D-print one in really nice detail with all of the stringers and everything, then cast them and make resin copies? I'd do that, but I don't have your 3D skills, and I have no experience casting with resin.
  11. Pimping up my Shuttle

    CultTVMan has it in his shop if you don't want to buy it from New Ware http://www.culttvmanshop.com/Space-Shuttle-and-Boosters-detail-set-1144-from-New-Ware_p_3301.html
  12. Pimping up my Shuttle

    Don't forget the New Ware detail set. It's made for the Revell shuttle kit, but most of the parts should work on the Airfix. http://mek.kosmo.cz/newware/nw131.htm
  13. That's because they don't want to be responsible for the decal film coming off inside the printer and ruining the machine when you accidently print with the wrong settings. As you said, decal paper is 45# and heavy gloss is 52# so you can get away with it, you just have to be meticulous and be sure to get your print settings right. It's all about keeping that sheet of decal paper from getting too warm. Follow my guidelines above and use common sense with the mindset of keeping the paper cool and getting the sheet to go through the machine as fast as possible, and you'll be fine.
  14. USAF X-20 Dynasoar w/ Titan IIIC

    Amazing work, thank you for sharing! Glad I could inspire you. Hopefully one day I'll dig mine back out and finish it. It's still boxed up from when I moved a couple years ago.
  15. You're welcome! Glad to be of help.