Progress on the Fortezza Shuttle and Stack

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by ekuth, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. ekuth

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    Another of our problem areas:

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    Applying our cover strip. I anchored each side at the sides of the feed tube:

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    Wrapping around. Rinse and repeat to get rid of the ugliness.

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    Hurrah! Our finished SRB booster. There are a few more steps listed by the author, which I chose to omit for the purpose of time and sanity.

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    And finally, at long last, attach the SRB boosters to the ET, aligning them along the seamline on the ET.

    Finally! After a long, long build, she's done!

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  2. ekuth

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    Side shot of the completed stack:

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    Close up of the rear attachment between the stack and the orbiter:

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    Now all I have to do is build a stand.... :roll:

    Hope the pictures help you guys.

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  3. rlwhitt

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    That's awesome, ekuth! Impressive in every way, including SIZE! Big rockets is cool.

    Rick
  4. ekuth

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    Thanks, rlwhitt. If I had known what I was getting myself into when I started this project...

    I would have smacked myself upside the head for being crazy.

    But my friends deserve it, so I'm happy it came out well. 8)
  5. Regie

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    Fantastic build mate! I hope your friends appreciate it as much as we do!
  6. paper warrior

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    Wow, now if you put some electronics in the shuttle and a few rockets + servo for detatching fuel stacks you would have yourself a working paper shuttle model.
  7. Hans Christian

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    That's so cool!!! Now I have a good idea on what mine would turn out!

    AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH SOMEBODY PLEASE DESIGN A SHUTTLE LAUNCH PAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Bengt F

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    Shuttle Stack Build Thread

    Thanks, ekuth,


    What an excellent building thread - very instructive photos! I think I´ll start with the stack too now and if I get into trouble I´ll consult your thread.'

    Best,
    Bengt :roll:
  9. Fortezza

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    Shuttle Pad

    Dear Hans Christian,

    just to provide an evidence of the difficulties you can find in building the Shuttle launch pad see the attached picture at Cape, during the STS-116 count-down.

    The structure is very impressive, my face much less!! :wink:



    Ciao

    Raimondo

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  10. Bengt F

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    Raimondo Fortezza Space Shuttle Models

    Ciao, Raimondo,

    Welcome to the Cardmodels.net Forum! We are honoured to have yet another card model designing celebrity in our midst.
    It´s great to have the original designer in the discussions and I hope you´ll find it mutually stimulating. I can imagine that it must be rewarding to see your models being built, with great affection, care and attention to detail as in this thread. I hope you will enjoy your membership in the Forum

    Let me also take the opportunity to thank you very much for bringing the card modelling community all over the world the wonderfully detailed models of the International Space Station and the Space Shuttles - I think we would all agree that they are the most accurately detailed and the most challenging card models of it´s kind.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks also for the picture of you and the launch tower complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center. We Swedes are especially excited and proud today, after our first astronaut´s (record-breaking) space walk of more than six hours this morning - Christer greeted us in Swedish on live TV as we today, on the morning of December 13th, celebrate St:a Lucia, the queen of light from ancient Syracuse in Italy.

    All the best and Bienvenuto,
    Bengt :grin:
  11. Hans Christian

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    Hehehehe!!! My face is much less impressive that yours sir!!! :-D

    But, still, I hope there's someone brave enough for this challenge...

    But acually, we really don't need a very detailed launch pad... just a boxlike stucture (but the shapes & some external detail are defined) will do :-D
  12. milenio3

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    Grazie, Raimondo! Your photo gave me hope to be (one day) in Florida for a launch, before 2010.
    I've left the ISS on 4 modules. I'll continue with it entering '07 and posting potos. Thanks!
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  14. Fortezza

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    Wrong wings combination

    Bengt,

    It is pity that he put so large effort in this beautiful model, but he select a wrong wings combination. The left wing Endeavour with USA Flag has to be combined with meatball NASA Logo.

    I'm sorry but the modeler should check the original pictures before starting this "heavy taks"

    Regards

    Raimondo
  15. Bengt F

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    Too Many Flags . . .

    Yes, Raimondo,


    I have never seen a space shuttle with the US flag on BOTH wings - a pretty serious mistake for a scale modeller.

    The colour of the External Tank is a little bit on the pink side, quite far actually from the proper rust/sand colour combinations.

    The joints could perhaps have been a little bit more obvious (no edge colouring) but otherwise, a pretty neat build.

    Best,
    Bengt :smile:
  16. NYC Irish

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    Mr Fortezza did you get the launch day cover for sts-115 I sent?

    John John
  17. ekuth

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    Interesting... to say the least.

    I like mine better. :wink:
  18. milenio3

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    Ekuth my friend, then took lots of pics because you model soon goes bye-bye... nothing more nothing less than the JCS at Houston.

    Too bad U-Don didn't fix the Shuttle. I think he just wanted to build it, and let the paper community in Japan about Raimondo's great model.
  19. Bengt F

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    Space Exploration Model Links at U-DON´s FACTORY

    Hi all space nerds,


    U-Don´s Factory is an interesting web page with many links to the most important real space card models, including the now-famous and very detailed Japanese U-Don Lunar Module card model, which have been attempted with great success by many modellers worldwide;

    1. Here´s Luke´s model (in Las Vegas, Nevada), in the original 1:48th scale, inside a model of the Apollo - Saturn V (by Ton Noteboom): http://udonfact.hp.infoseek.co.jp/gallery/visitor/luke01.html

    2. And here´s a 'micro' version of the same model, by Alan Grayer of Cambridge, in England - compare it to the matchbox! Amazing!: http://udonfact.hp.infoseek.co.jp/gallery/visitor/alan_g3.html

    3. Miss YuYu, in Japan also made a 1:48th scale model - the difficult question is, which legs are the prettiest?: http://udonfact.hp.infoseek.co.jp/gallery/visitor/yuyu03.html

    Finally, here´s the overview of the impressive line of U-Don built "Space Development" models, with links to their individual home pages: http://udonfact.hp.infoseek.co.jp/paper/space/space2.html


    There are other interesting space-related things, too - here´s a page with photos from an exhibition at the 'Tomakomai Science Museum' in Japan of the former Russian space station 'Mir' (Peace), which is admission-free for all visitors: http://udonfact.hp.infoseek.co.jp/gallery/mir/mir.html

    All the best,
    Bengt :roll:
  20. Fortezza

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    Dear John John,

    I'm sorry but I didn't get the launch day cover for sts-115 you mentioned.

    Regards

    Raimondo