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Space Shuttle Launch Pad 39A with Challenger STS-6 (1:144)

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6 hours ago, crackerjazz said:

Hi, Manfred, what do you think about brake fluid like they do to strip off paint? Or lacquer thinner (the industrial, hardware store kind). I  have some of Vincent's LM parts I haven"t cleaned yet but I'm not sure if I want to sacrifice one and watch the part dissolve.  

 

Hey Hoe,

 

thanks for your tips, but I have not tried these stuff yet and I do not know how aggressive it would be in contact with FUD.  smiley215.gif

 

Volkmar Meier has tested some Chemical liquids successfully, as one can see in this PDF:

 

 http://www.trolleyville.com/tv/school/lesson5_6/InstructionsCleaning_light.pdf

 

• medical isopropanol (IPA), applied with a brush
• stove cleaning spray
• stain remover for clothing, applied with a brush
• acetone free nail polish remover, applied with a brush

 

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1 hour ago, Frank99 said:

Here are virtual views of Pad 39A with its Shuttle infrastructure and virtual views of the Shuttles on the pad, in the VAB and OPF prior to their last missions.

http://nasatech.net/ntSubPad39A_PAGE.html

http://nasatech.net/ntSTS-133MISSION_PAGE.html

http://nasatech.net/ntSTS-134MISSION_PAGE.html

http://nasatech.net/ntSTS-135MISSION_PAGE.html

 

 

Thanks for your nice help, but I know all these great panoramas.  up040577.gif

 

Unfortunately there is none of Challengers's STS-6i5684_no2.gif

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To give your ET some texture, I came up with this idea for Thermal Protective coatings for General Purpose Mk 80 series bombs. My best friend took my suggestion and used it on his 1/72 scale ET. He won at Nats in 2016!

 

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A few layers of paint softens the stone paint creating a nice foam texture.

 

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Tracy

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Hi Tracy,

 

this Textured Finish looks like that which Bill (niart17) has used for his 1/72 ET. Maybe you mean that?  smiley215.gif

 

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Source: arcforums.com (niart17)

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Hi Spaceman, no it wasn't me who won Nationals! Wish it were but I'm not at that level. The stuff I used was multi-color textured paint. I think it's a little less grainy than the stone texture and seems to scale closer in 1/72 scale IMHO. The stone texture is a little heavy.

 

Bill

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Hi Bill,

but on the occasion the question, how did you remove the wax residuals out of the grooves of your 1/72 WSF Intertanksmiley215.gif

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The white strong flexible (WSF) parts don't use wax supports because it's printed out of powdered plastic, they just have a slight powdery residue when shipped. I just washed them lightly in dish water and let them dry for several days since it sucks up moisture like craxy. For 1/72 scale, the grainy texture of the WSF parts actually works out and looks very similar to the texture of the real tank so there wasn't a need to get them smooth. I'm not sure how that would translate down to 1/144, the grain size may be a bit too much that small. 

 

Bill

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Thanks Bill,

 

is your PM box full, because I wanted to send you a PM and the answer was: niart17 cannot receive messages. smiley215.gif

 

Do you have some more photos of your finished 1/72 Shuttle stack with your outstanding WSF IT, where one also can see the LO2 Press. Line on the LO2 ET?

 

I have only this one from you.

 

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BTW, have you printed special Ice/Frost Ramps for the LO2 ET or have you modified the Ramps printed for the LH2 ET?

 

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Thanks,

 

Manfred

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Hi again Manfred, sadly I still haven't finished this build. For the ramps, the ones on the intertank are printed with the tank, but the ones on the LOX portion of the tank are just scratch built from sheet styrene. I'll have to put the bracket section on once the lines are attached.

 

I'll check my pm and see if it's full when I get back to my desktop. Thanks for letting me know.

 

Take care 

Bill

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