INSANITY at 1/480 scale ....

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Nando, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

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    jawdrop

    ... first the crawler, then the shuttle... what's next? The ISS? :-D
  2. Hans Christian

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    hey, thanks for the link about scratchbuiling paper ship railings!!! I also need one for a build that I'm doing! bounce7
  3. cgutzmer

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    WOWSIES! Great work :) I love these tiny builds :)
  4. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Thank You Hans and cgutzmer for Your kind comments.

    About the Endeavour, I would like to build an entire stack with ET and SRBs, to celebrate when I saw it at the PAD39 for the STS-118, during my trip at the Cape.

    It's a llllloooooong duration project. sign1

    Thanks, Nando :wave:
  5. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Just a diversion ....

    This weekend I was looking for something that could point out the scale of the model of the crawler like a small human shape.

    Finally I found it in the Niels A4V4 model, where You can find a small Werner von Braun that is looking at the missile. Thus I scaled down the WvB at 20% (1/96=x/480 -> x=480/96 -> x=5) and I cutted out my small figure of a man.

    ...But... The temptation was too strong, thus I build the Prototype of the A4V4 ...

    Sorry but I am so weak .... :rolleyes:

    ... but von Braun surely has looked at crawler in the Apollo days.

    may be in the future I could consider a V-2 missile at 1:480 :mrgreen:

    Best Nando

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  6. Hans Christian

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    you're really sick sir... :-D

    Do you have bionic eyes or something? bounce7
  7. DarthPineapple

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    Wow.. this is awesome, at such a small scale! And those walkways..jawdrop
  8. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    All the pieces are cut ' n ' glued and now I have to put all of them together ... :mrgreen:

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    Best, Nando :wave:
  9. littlemodeler

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    wow...i would lose all hope after 1 truck at that scale...you truly have a lot of skill and patience!! i could really learn a thing or two from you:D great build!!!
  10. Hans Christian

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  11. Mark_1984

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    Whatever you do - Don't sneeze !!!!
  12. littlemodeler

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    LOL:p don't sneeze:p Now that would be a disaster:D
  13. Hans Christian

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    Now that's a good advice... bounce7
  14. paulhbell

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    Wow. What a build. Nice and clean, and very small.

    Alfonso's work is in demand at the moment.
  15. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Thanks Mark for the hint, but I always put on my nose a clothes peg to prevent any problem sign1

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    In this weekend some progress: first I completed the trucks, than I assembled them on the crawler

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    Werner is looking at the crawler and he seems satisfied ... :mrgreen:

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    On my hand ...

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    ... and now I have to complete all the walkways ... wall1

    BTW I am very satisfied for the result till now

    Best Nando :thumb:
  16. gpw

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    This is a very very nice build. In this size it must be an incredibly hard job. Congratulation for the fantastic result so far. :inw::inw:

    Gerd
  17. littlemodeler

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    WOW:eek::eek::eek: you sir are one insane modeler!!! nice work...are you also gunna do a space shuttle lut to go with that? that would be absolutely amazing!!!:thumb:
  18. Soaring

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    Impossible, Nothing's Impossible! This great man has just presented the impossible, possible!
  19. Hans Christian

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    Wow wow hold it, you said LUT? Do you mean THE shuttle LUT?
  20. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Hans, as You can see at the first post of this tread, my intention is to build the Mike's LUT & Saturn V at 1/480.
    Meanwhile, just for take a break in the build of the crawler, I tried to build, at same scale, the Endevour, that I saw at the KSC the last summer. May be in the future, I will build at least the MLP of the Shuttle and the STS-118 entire stack, may be in the future ... wall1 ... but now George and Mike are releasing their Historical Collection :curse: ....

    Best, Nando