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Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by Hans Christian, Oct 27, 2006.
Go for it, Gerardo - you are a card modeling trend setter.
Way to go!
Fantastic, Gerardo...both for your accomplishment and the build!
Do you have any suggestions, comments or tips for the rest of us in building the model? It's on the to do pile, hopefully I can start one sooner than later.
Thanks Bengt, Ekuth & Jim, coming from pro guys like you is really great.
And yes, in fact I was going to take some pictures of the building process and I told Alfonso about it. I'm in the middle of a built now (Atlantis mission 61-B), so I guess I can make a building process thread for one of the AXM models.
AXM Paper Space Scale Models
That's a great idea. Do it!
Mission 61-B (1985)
Well, after I spent some days ill, and other days full of work (24X7), I managed to finish the AXM model on mission 61-B, the Atlantis shuttle on which the mexican astronaut Rodolfo Neri Vela was a payload specialist back in 1985. This is the paper model with the original 61-B configuration.
In the photo with the paper model, a printed sheet with the mission patch and a photo of our Astronomy Club with Mr. Neri, when he visited Juarez in 1991.
More to come. Thanks again, Alfonso!
The current mission STS-116, now in the ISS, was a BIG incentive.
Hello fellow modelers.
Just a note to let you all know that Mr. Alfonso Moreno has redesigned his already excellent web site on Shuttle Paper Models. http://www.axmpaperspacescalemodels.com/index.html
The site has references to ALL of the Shuttle missions up to date, and also has the models to download of many of these missions. The objective is to have ALL the Shuttle missions - with complete and accurate stacks (external tank and boosters) on paper, along with their payloads.
If you build one of these, you will have the accurate configuration of that particular mission. So, you have not only a good darn paper model, but historical reference as well.
Atlantis Space Shuttle Mission 61-B
Well done, Gerardo,
Another AXM space shuttle masterpiece! You are an example to us all.
All the best for the new year,
(Edited in): Thanks, Alfonso, for all the work you put into the new, re-designed web page. It´s a masterpiece too!
BIG Atlantis Model
Here´s a neat picture I found of an Atlantis shuttle model in a somewhat larger scale . . .
(The scale is 1:25)
Just for fun,
That IS Large sir... :-D
I want to bring this thread up to let you know that Sir Alfonso has updated his web site with more paper models of the Shuttle Missions.
Right now he's working on the External Tank for a more accurate color. And also there are 4 payloads ready to download and build for each of the 4 related shuttle missions. But right now there are 18 Shuttle Missions on paper ready to download, from the 6 Shuttles Vehicles!!
The whole web page is full with information on the Shuttle Missions from 1981 to date... even the two configurations of the Enterprise! Go to the Reference link for a complete list of the missions and each color/configuration. Also the web site gives a Shuttle History brief for the day.
You may want to check the Chronological File List for the latest updates.
Here's the Enterprise in its 1983 Paris Air Show livery.
A Big bravo to sir Alfonso!!! :-D
Nice build there sir Gerardo!!!
I wonder if Alfonso cxould also do the Enterprise stand-in Pathfinder?
http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_US/shuttle/1960-80/1978 pathfinder VAB 02.jpg
Thanks Hans for your praises.
DS, that's a beautiful mock-up! I wonder how many other mockups exist around the world. I mean, 1:1 scale!
Hi to all,
Thanks for Gerardo to reactivate this thread again. It's been a while since the last time I read some comments about my site. As you all have noticed, I have updated my site with more models, but I guess the most important upgrade I have done is the new ET color, a more realistic rust color that better matches the real one. Also I have added a "Rollout" ET version for those who would like to display a Shuttle stack during the rollout to the pad. I would like to see you guys send me photos of what you are building.
If anybody would like to have a review of the building process for my models, feel free to discuss it here.
I have received many suggestions to add the "Pathfinder" mockup orbiter. (This is for you Dyna-Soar!) I am in the process of doing that very soon. I am gathering the necessary photos I'll need to make the model. So far, I can see that this model will become a good add-on to my site and I hope you guys will like it.
Anything else, please let me know. I need your comments. Also I guess its time for all to know that my good friend Gerardo Escobedo (milenio3) has join me with this project. You will see photos of the models with his name from now on.
Thanks for all your recent work on the shuttle models. It´s an impressive line of models with all the new cargo bay interiors.
I specially appreciate all your work on the 'Enterprise' - the first testing orbiter. By the way, did you know how it got it´s name?
Have a look at the very bottom of this page: http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/aircraft/Space-Shuttle/shuttle.php
For those of you who are building the 'Atlantis' shuttle in the 1998 refurbished version, here´s a really good link to the space shuttle photo page at the 'Model Builders Reference Vault' - try clicking the sub-titles for detailed pictures of almost every exterior part of the 'Atlantis' shuttle, from the 1998 roll-out: http://www.cloudster.com/RealHardware/Atlantis/Atlantis.htm
Good luck and God speed, all shuttle model builders,
Thanks for the reference, Bengt!
This scale modeling, and not only you build models, but research about them. And Bengt always looks for the background of them, right Bengt? Thanks friend.
Atlantis STS-117 March 2007
And now, the Space Shuttle Atlantis, in its configuration for the STS 117 due March 2007.
This is particularly special for me, because an El Paso, Texas native is flying in it. Danny Olivas, from El Paso, TX (my neighbor town), has his roots in Mexico.
Hola, Gerardo, compadre,
Thanks for the kind words. It´s interesting to know the background of your builds and think the details are important.
The upcoming STS-117 mission for March 15 is exciting. Here´s a NASA bio on Danny Olivas: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/olivas.html