Jarvis Third Stage

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by SAustin16, May 30, 2009.

  1. SAustin16

    SAustin16 Member

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    Hello to All,

    I've been working on a 1/96 model of the 1980's Jarvis Booster that would have used left-over Saturn hardware. The Booster was to be named after Mission Specialist Greg Jarvis, who always appeared to me to have been a great person to fly into space with.

    Here are some photos of the third stage, with my rendition of a little one-man lifting body that I saw in an illustration posted over on the Secret Projects forum.

    Please excuse the rough build, this is only my prototype. In fact I made a mistake on the third stage, as the RCS system should be further forward, but it was late at night when I built it.

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  2. jparenti

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    That's a pretty cool model. I'd never heard of this project before you posted this. Will you be making this available?
  3. SAustin16

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    Hi Jparenti,

    Thank you. I read about Jarvis over on Mark Wade's Astronautix.com site, and found more info (especially regarding the lifting body) on Secretprojects.

    As soon as I figure how to format the pages, I'll send them over to Jon Leslie and see if he wants to post them on his Challenger Museum site. I figure I owe him a lot for all of the models I've downloaded.

    I'm basically finished with the entire model, but have some details to add. It's mostly modeled in MSWord, with the lifting body and Nosecone Fairing done in Meta. It was working on the lifting body that I finally figured how to add the materials to the model. I still need to figure how to add graphic details such as panel lines and such, but we'll get there eventually.

    I'll post an update when it's complete.
  4. jparenti

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    I look forward to adding this to the collection. I've been on a "what if" model kick lately, and I love Saturn and Saturn-derived projects.
  5. jparenti

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    Were you ever able to complete this one?
  6. Space Boy

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    Great Job! The little shuttle has lots of curves, that's really hard to build. You did it! It looks as if it was come from science fiction film just like "The Space Odyssey 2001". Well done!:thumb:
  7. SAustin16

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    Hi Guys,

    I apologize that I haven't completed this model yet, and I just saw the latest posts on this thread. I got side-tracked by several other things...including the 1/24 HL-10 that was just published on Jon Leslie's site.

    I was almost done with Jarvis when I decided I could vastly improve the stringer sections of each stage, but it's gotten a little time consuming. I'm still working on it as time allows, and I'll get it published.
  8. Dino Josh Lee

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    That is an interesting model