Model Of The Week: 1/96 Gemini-Titan & Atlas Agena D

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  1. londonbluemisty

    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Hi to everyone,:mrgreen:

    A few photo's of two more models I have just finished to add to my NASA space era collection.
    A Gemini-Titan and a Atlas-Agena D 1/96 scale.
    The Gemini Titan body is is taken from my Delta7's Project Gemini cd but the Rocket Engines,Engine housing and Rocket Stand are from T. Notebooms Gemini design.
    As for the Atlas Agena D I do not who is the designer?:oops:(I have had it for sometime,that I downloaded from the internet)

    Wayne

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    gpw Member

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    Excellent collection and I love the bases you have made for each of them. Did you design them yourself? Incredible!!
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    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Gerd,
    Thanks for those links:thumb:
    The Atlas Centaur 10 will have to be added to my 1/96 to do listwall1

    Wayne
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    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Hi Lucas,
    I design the labels,but I did not design the rocket stand myself.
    I have always used the same one ,available from here:http://www.nielspapermodels.com/hermes.htm

    I use grey marble effect cardstock:mrgreen:

    Wayne
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    gpw Member

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    Wayne,

    I recognized that your current build is the 1/96 SA-1 Saturn1 (Surfdukes 1/72 Design). You could post some photos after you finished it. You know that I recently build this model including launchpad 34, that´s why I´m really interested.

    Gerd
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    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Gerd,
    I remember your thread,they were fantastic builds:thumb::thumb:
    My Saturn 1 to do list at 1/96 for my NASA space era display is:

    Saturn1 SA1
    Saturn1 SA4 & Pad34
    Saturn1 SA5
    Saturn1 SA6 & Pad37
    Saturn 1 SA8
    Saturn 1B
    Saturn 1B ASTP & Milkstool
    Gonna keep me going for a while,wall1
    and of course I will post photo's every step of the way:twisted:

    Wayne
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    gpw Member

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    Wow, thats a great to do list. I am looking forward to see pad 37, I tried to build it, but I was not successful. I had some problems with the scale of Carl´s design.

    Gerd
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    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Thats interesting:confused:
    What problems did you encounter Gerd??
    Is it worth me even trying to build Pad37?

    Wayne
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    Wayne,

    as I build Carl´s 1:72 design in 1:96 (like you will do) I had to rescale the pad too. As I already noticed while building pad 34 I had to use different rescaling values than I used for the rockets. When the platform of pad 37 matched to the rocket diameter other parts like the stairs did not fit well and it seemed to me that they are too big compared to photos of this pad. If I remember well, there were also some scaling problems with the blast deflector which should have probably the same size as for pad 34. I think it will be necessary to redesign the pad.

    I still would like to have pad 37 in my collection, so if you build it one day we could support each other.

    Gerd
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    Sharp-lookin' rocket farm you've got there....
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    Simmo An Older Junior Member

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    Looks like the wayback machine has lost the last page of the Atlas Agena-D PDF.
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    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Here it is if anybody needs it:mrgreen:
    It's the stand for the Atlas-Agena :thumb:

    Wayne

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    Simmo An Older Junior Member

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    Thanks londonbluemisty. I am trying to build the same set of models in 1/96, but sci-fi keeps getting in the way!! Oh and life :)

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    London and company,

    Excellent galleries of space models. Love the Gemini / Titan with all the detail and engine scratch-building.

    Post more pictures if you get a chance.
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    All this Gemini-Titan fever got me thinkin' I've never posted photos of my 1/48th-scale GT build from a few years ago. For the rocket's body, I used a model rocket tube covered with skins from Ton Noteboom's Titan that I printed out on a silver-coated paper I found at an art-supply store. The black and white portions of the booster were printed out on a glossy white coated-text paper.

    The capsule is a rescaling of the Gemini from Delta 7 Studios.

    As for the thrust structure, all I can say is "ugh." That thing was a bear to build. Fortunately, I got some good orthographic drawings showing the various elements of the thrust structure from several different angles, and between that and some decent photos, I think I came up with a passable representation. I wouldn't want to do it again, though....

    The base is made from a piece of wood covered with paper. I found a great quote from Gus Grissom concerning the Gemini-Titan and used it, as well as a NASA "meatball."

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    David.

    One word. Exceptional.

    Silver paper is absolutely the right choice.

    The thrust structure is beautiful. Love the plumbing. If the model wasn't laying on the paper, you'd think it was the real Titan. What did you use for the tubes?

    I've never seen a better model of the "Gus-mobile".
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    Thanks for the kind words. By the way, the silver paper is a cast-coated text paper by Wyndstone called "aluminum lines," and you can probably ask for it at your friendly local art supply store.

    As for the plumbing, I rolled paper around copper tubing and glued it. Then I figured where the bends should be and marked each with a pencil and cut out a small slice from one side tubing. It's hard to describe the cut but it looks like two parentheses together -- () These cuts are easier to make with the copper tubing still in there.

    Once all the appropriate cuts were made, I pulled the tubing out. Then I took a pipe cleaner, inserted it into the paper tube, and bent the tubing to the shape it needed to be. While the pipe cleaner held the shape, I glued the paper joints (facilitated by the earlier slices I had cut out) and let it dry. I trimmed the bit of pipe cleaner sticking out from each end of the tube.

    The thinner parts of the thrust structure were made with very small-diameter wood dowels. As I've said before, wood is used to make paper, so I consider the parts "pre-paper" so it's still technically a card model....