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    Creating model kits, 3D modeling & design, rapid prototyping, nature, photography, humour, aircrafts, aerospace, technology, spacecrafts, etc.

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  1. I need a MOAI. I mean... I need a drink.
  2. My wife had the vaccine a few weeks ago because of the place where she works and she is very fine thank you. I hope to get mine between summer and September, if Canada gets the quantities they paid for in due time. We'll see. And I really hope they won't keep going with that new attempt at only giving a single shot instead of 2 shots.... It's a vaccine that was bought and then approved by Health Canada because it takes 2 shots to reach 99% coverage (I heard 95%, and less, but the manufacturer's advertising line was 99% with 2 shots). So I sure hope they will stick to their original promesse b
  3. Hi Paul, Please send me an email and some more details as I'm not sure which version exactly we are talking about as I had made 3 versions of it and we'll figure out which parts you don't have. I still have plenty of the water slide decals. If anyone wants some please email me and I will find a price for them plus shipping to your area. I do have some parts in stock but we will have to figure out which has ones are the ones of the version you don't have. Anything else I don't have in stock I would have to make new castings. Stephane Stratosphere Models Email
  4. Hi folks, Just to let you know and so you won't get surprised : On February 28th, Picturetrail.com will close down. So my Stratosphere Models website/picture albums will be gone. I have no control over this, so I will have to find a new place where to show my model kit products. If you are interested by anything, please as usual use my email. I may not respond right away, due to Covid, + winter there are not a lot of safe places where I can go for internet, I'm doing my best to keep us safe and avoid public places, but I check my emails and answer them all. Since I'm highly unli
  5. Hi, giving examples of what I experienced personally with Internet providers would take too long and fill too much space here. An update though, and from my experience, it is very bad, all the big name companies play all kinds of overcharging games and tricks, that's the reason they have been taken to court several times by le Bureau de la Concurrence; and they lost and got charged millions of $ in fines if not billions. But it seems they never learn and keep trying to steal and defraud their customers because they frequently get sued by that federal court. I also learned last night the h
  6. Hi folks, Just to let you know and so you won't get surprised : On February 28th, Picturetrail.com will close down (unfortunately). So my Stratosphere Models website/picture albums will be gone. I have no control over that. So I will have to find another place where to show my model kit products. If you are interested by anything, please as usual use my email. I may not respond right away, due to Covid, + winter there are not a lot of safe places where I can go for internet, I'm doing my best to keep us safe and avoid public places, but I check my emails and answer them all. Sin
  7. Damn... i can't log off... What happened ??
  8. "Tooling for a 1/48th scale kit cost just "a little bit more" versus a tooling for a 1/72nd scale injected plastic kit". I would say I disagree with that statement. The mold cavity for a 1/72nd scale injected plastic kit aircraft with say a dimension of 15 x 15 cm will have a superficy of 225 square cm (I'm using a very simple square shape just for the sake of the example), while the same model made at 1/48th scale will have a superficy of 22.5 x 22.5 cm = 506.25 square cm. That's double the superficy of mold cavity for the 1/48th scale kit. Research and design for a 1/48th scal
  9. SPECIAL AFTER BOXING DAY Stratosphere Models Specials : Lockheed/CIA D-21 Mach 4 spy drone (Only 1/48 D-21 resin kit on the market, and the only accurate D-21 kit). 53.98$ US (Regular price : 85.00$) Mc Donnell/USAF FDL-7 C/D, manned spaceplane, 1/100 (the true shape of the legacy USAF FDL-7 C/D developed at Wright Patterson (AFFDL USAF labs) and the only existing kit of the legacy shape). About 25 cm long. 39.98.00$ US (Regular price 70.00$) Mc Donnell/USAF FDL-7 Model 176, manned spaceplane (crew ferry vehicle for the USAF MOL reconnaissance
  10. Hi, The X-31 model on my website did have the landing gear, but the photos angle hide it (on at least one photo you can see one of the wheels on which the model is standing, which were attached to the gear): http://www.picturetrail.com/stratospheremodels But I no longer have cast metal landing gears at this point, I'm still finalizing a 3D CAD version of them which was to be 3D printed and cast in metal but the price hikes at SW for cast metals plus I believe a change of their policy about sprued parts or other requirements related to casting which I haven't
  11. Hi Bruce, I cannot recommend a service provider specifically and I understand what you mean, SW is the only one (now that Click2Detail is gone) that offer MJM materials from 3DSystems printed at 16 microns plus have stores, but there are many other (usually prototyping) shops that have the same 3DS machine and might print at 16 microns. There is an alternative however, any UV resin desktop 3D printer that can do 16 to 5 microns resolution in the Z axis and about 50 to 20 something microns in the X,Y axis should be able to do the job just fine for small details. If you
  12. Hi Mstor, Thank you very much for kindly providing photos of your KA nozzle parts. Sorry couldn't check the thread earlier. Couple more point: it's ironic that during the still unresolved crystallization crisis, I proposed to SW to use another of the Visijet plastics from 3DSystems instead of the current one they use. A suggestion based on the information I got from another local 3D printing service which was using the same machine as well as several of the different plastics for it, and they told me one of the other 3DS plastics for the 3500HD Max is more stable than
  13. Don't worry Mstor, I don't want to get your KA parts 😅, I was just curious about the look of the surface of his parts before painting, that's all. Back to topic, if you used FUD printed at about 28 microns resolution, I've used FED which is printed at 16 microns and can give a finer surface. There was a comparison between a small Form1 SLA desktop printer and SW's FED plastic printed with 3DSystems machines a few years ago and the parts were very close, though the parts from the 3DSystems printer were still a bit better. But the crystal blooms, if you are affected, can ruin all th
  14. Hi Mstor, I had a look at his creations and there are indeed very detailed parts on his website. It would be interesting to see the parts firsthand before they are painted to see what type of resin he's using. There is a limited number of printers that can do these type of details and surface while remaining competitive. There are more 3D printers that can do better details and higher resolution than this but they are very expensive (material cost and maintenance, usually industrial SLA laser printers) or small desktop machines that print only very small objects rather slowly
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