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  1. 1/48 LM Cutaway

    I entered it into the 2009 IPMS Nationals and it caught the attention of the Editors at FSM and it got a two page spread in the Annual. as well as a couple other magazines ... That is not mine on the cover, but a collection of my Real Space models appeared in this publication Apollo 11's LM is the Cutaway and the other is Apollo 12 Thanx for taking a peek! Pete
  2. 1/48 LM Cutaway

    ... this was the pattern I made for the facet panels to be applied later ... ... just to see how it will look ... so far, so good! ... I'm still adding details to it after all these years ... This is the Door to the ALSEP equipment bay. Just styrene rod ... ... and done ... for now.
  3. 1/48 LM Cutaway

    While re-populating some of my older threads with pix, I ran across images of this model, which I built as my 2nd model, a few years ago. It will be image intensive with little verbiage ... thanx for taking a peek! Pete I started with the 1/48 Monogram Lunar Module kit and cut it all up ... this is the Descent Stage ... ... then the Ascent Stage ... ... in the background is another LM that I was using for proportions. The Ascent Stage was almost, except for the 'face', built from scratch ... ... a little Primer ... ... applying some foil ...
  4. WOW! You've done a spek-tak-yoo-lar job on this! The build, the painting of the astronauts and ... and ... the details! This cockpit should be in 1/48 and a stand alone model ... mmm ...... m-m-m ....... m-m-m Pete
  5. 1/48 Revell Lunar Module without Foil

    The file is one of a set of Jeweller's Files. This is one of the first things I bought when I started into this hobby 10 years ago. I've used them all at one time, and on one project, or another.
  6. 1/48 Revell Lunar Module without Foil

    Thanx gents! Here's a couple more of the finished "naked" LM and the "all-dressed" Apollo 17 version ... ... with folded landing gear ... notice the folded LRV too. Now all I need to do is complete this project too ... stay tuned, but it may take awhile!! Pete
  7. Challenger deploys LDEF in 1/100

    So, it's now January 13, 2018 and the old photos have been replaced ( it took almost 3 hours!! ) ... and here's just a quick update ... The LDEF has been sanded and painted ... and then sanded ... and then filled and then sanded ... and then painted ....... there were just too many flaws, and every time I re-sanded it, some flexing in the model would loosen up another panel or two ... ... and re-paint ... ... and re-sand ... ... and I'll give it another 'once over' before I paint it again. Meantime I designed and printed my decals ... they just need to be applied ... ... and now, we're up to date! Pete
  8. Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51L

    Nice welcome back isn't it? It's happened to us all ... as a matter of fact, I'm only now in the process of repopulating some of my older threads. I bought a subscription to FOTKI. I got 5 years for about $100. Because I think all the free photo storage sites will go the pay route. There was a huge discussion in either the General Discussion or Tips and Tricks forums here on ARC last summer. If you go through 'em, you'll see a lot of suggestions for alternate free photo sites. Thanx for those articles southwestforests ... it filled in a few blanks for me. Pete
  9. The Payload Bay doors have had some structural elements added. They will, however, be hidden by the Radiator panels The Rad panels are from Real Space Models as well. And just a couple weeks ago, I bought off of Shapeways an Airlock from ni-parts ... designed by our own niart7. And we are NOW up to date ... Jan 2018 ... I hope the next update isn't January 2019 ...! Thanx for looking Pete
  10. After some trial and error with clear styrene adhering to resin, I decided, that because there's no cockpit details and if the windows were clear, all the viewer would see if they looked inside, was Spray Foam Insulation, I would use White Styrene sheet. Plus I had to get this Cockpit Resin attached because it was holding my progress back. Thanx for your help anyway Mike! My poor sanding resulted in some ... um ... fit issues. It took a week to get it right. To attach the Elevons, I use 1/2 Round styrene A BIG patch on the Aft portion of the Resin Payload Bay from Real Space Models. Again, due to my aggressive sanding ... but this was easy. The Drogue Chute compartment needed to be trimmed ... plus I filed down the top tip of the Tail Starting to identify and fill those gaps. Some of the Resin PB is so-o-o thin I had to reinforce it with styrene ... and a nice big air hole ... this'll be the seam between the fwd and aft PB The new "Windows". I'll just paint 'em a dark colour and put on a coat of Future After I installed these, I realized I didn't need to remove the original cast resin windows ... This is how I fill those major and minor gaps. Lots of bits of styrene. I also clamped solid metal rods to the PB because the walls bow in and I wanted them as straight as possible to prevent cracking of the Cockpit area when I install the PB resin parts. Some minor gap filling using .005" styrene ... then Tamiya putty for the minor surface indentations. And we're up to date. Till next posting!
  11. Mike, I'll be using Hotdog's belly decals and First Aid Tape for the Thermal Blankets. And thanx for the heads-up on Gil's glass Windows ... I was gonna try Future on both the Glass and some clear plastic. White Glue works, but the adhesion is really tentative, any little movement and the bond breaks. Future is a more grippy, but not permanent. But I won't know for sure till I try it out on some scraps. Hotdog, I'll send you a PM ... yessirree, I'll certainly use whatever you've got! Kurt H ... thanx a lot for taking a peek at this! The kit part isn't bad at all. I've used it, on another Shuttle model, and simply masked the kit's windows to get an accurate representation. And this Resin piece is nice. Dutycat has done a nice job on it. The Hubble Telescope is already built and will, maybe, need a little refurbishing. I haven't even looked at it in a few years.
  12. Thanx Phantom! Uh ... yeah Mike ... that's a good one! Honestly, I do not recall why I sprayed that in there. But I do recall that it was suggested on a Forum or FSM magazine ... so, as with all my models, I tried it to learn a new technique. I must admit, it has really adhered the styrene tubes ... and with no shrinkage over these 15 or so years. This was all done all those years ago and will need just a little more sanding. Plus the Fuel Line connections will need to be filled in. All these little nubs need to be clipped off and sanded down. They are the hinges for the model, if the Payload Bay doors were to be demonstrated to open and close. These styrene tubes, for the Reaction Control System thrusters, the walls need to be thinned. Drilling out the windows on Dutycat's resin piece I was a little too aggressive with my sanding ... I'll just fill it with styrene. Cutting a sliver off the kit's cockpit which I removed earlier ... ... and added it to the aft end of the resin piece. With just a little sanding, carefully this time, it'll fit nicely Removed the Elevons for repositioning because they float freely on orbit. Thanx for looking in!
  13. This one may just take the rest of the time of the GB ... this was started at least 15 years ago and has been collecting dust. I've been on ARC for 10 years and this was started before I had any clue about how to build a kit. This will depict a Hubble Repair Mission, STS-125. The Payload Bay will be detailed using Real Space Models Resin and PE as well as Dutycat's Resin cockpit windows. The Real Space Models Payload Bay, is unfortunately, incorrect, but it'll do. There is some very nice detailing of it. I added some styrene bits and Copper wire, years ago, to depict Junction Boxes and wiring. The Forward Bulkhead will get removed and detailed later on. The lip at the bottom of it needs to be cut off so the PB can fit The Hubble Space Telescope, HST, was scratch built as one of my first 5 models about 10 years ago now ... this'll be in the Payload Bay mounted vertically in its supporting hardware. Before final details ... ... and done ... Dutycat's nicely detailed Resin Cockpit The PB dry fit. There's gonna be a lotta patching in here. The first cut ... Using Dymo Tape as a guide. I doubled up the thickness of the tape. I had forgotten that I had sprayed Foam Insulation in there ... I guess to add support? But the cut off bit didn't wanna come off and I couldn't figure out why ... This is off to a good start! This is gonna get a lot of modifications ... but it's a model I've wanted to build for a few years! Till next posting!
  14. This is a thread that was started in January 2017 as part of a Group Build. So some posts from guests will not be there. Today is January 11, 2018 I started this before I got back into this hobby ... before I had any idea how to build up a kit. It's been sitting in a box for at least 15 years, maybe 20 It's a Monogram. 1/72 and I'll be accurizing it and adding a bunch of Resin and some PE to depict the Hubble Space Telescope Repair mission. This kit was manufactured in 1979 I've got a couple other models on the go which I'd like to complete in the next week or two, then I'll come back to this GB.
  15. Airfix 1/144 Shuttle Orbiter

    Today is January 11, 2018 and I just updated the images ... It's nice to see the build of this again! Pete