Erik te Groen's R7 Sputnik launcher 1:96

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by BARX2, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. BARX2

    BARX2 Member

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    I've been working on this one since Erik released it on October 4th, the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik launch. It's really a wonderful kit. I made one little modification, that is, I added a reduced version of Ton Noteboom's booster attachment struts (with his permission) rather than using the method in Erik's instructions. As always, I have a hard time taking decent digital pictures of my models. I'm going to have to go back to taking film pictures and scanning them, I guess! By the way, get the model here: Volkssterrenwacht Philippus Lansbergen

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    The inevitable tabletop shot:

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    All those little engine bells! wall1 :oops:

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    Oh so nice!

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  6. cgutzmer

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    very nice! super job on building that beauty - it looks like it went together quite well :)
    Chris
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    Sputnik Launcher

    Hi BARX2,

    Superb work on that rocket - especially the engine bells. I can see nothing wrong with your fine photos, either.

    All the best,
    Bengt :thumb:
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    Hello BARX2,

    thats really a super job you did, and I know what I am talking about. I finished the same 50th anniversary model from Eric te Groen last weekend. It was my 50th real space paper model. ;-) This was really a wonderful kit,
    everything was fitting very well. The booster attachment I did in the same way as you did it.

    Your photos are showing that you build everything in a very exact way. That looks really really good. Congratulations! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Gerd


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  9. BARX2

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    Gerd, you did a fantastic job! :)
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    Both of you guys executed excellent and clean builds. Great work, and thanks for sharing the photos.
  11. RG WILLIAMS

    RG WILLIAMS New Member

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    You have excellent building skill.
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    Great builds - all those engone bells had to be a pain!

    Rick
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    Nice rockets guys!
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    NICE!!!VERY NICE!!
    Lovely build:thumb::thumb:
    Great detail even at 1/96 scale
    I am going to have to download it now to join my ever increasing realspace builds!!
    Wayne
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    This should be considered for picture of the week! Fantastic build!
  16. Cut 'n' Paste

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    I am absolutely green with envy. Wish I had as much skill as both of you. Both models look superb. Well done, guys!

    Graham
  17. Beautiful work. Hang in there graham, you will be there sooner than you know it. Once you master the basic techniques the rest just takes time.