Ralph Currell´s N1

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  1. gpw

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    I've just begun to build Ralph Currell N1. So far it seems to be one of the most challenging papermodels I have built. The kit is very detailed, everything fits very well and the first result (stage 1) looks nice.

    Stage 1 is now finished (see photos), stage 2 is in work. I will continue posting some photos of my progress.

    Gerd

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  2. jagolden

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    Gerd,
    Looks good!
    The N1 is a big model with good detail.
    Will look impressive when you complete it.
  3. BARX2

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    Great work. I love that model. I need to build it - someday. So many models, so little time. :cry:
  4. gpw

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    You are absolutely right, but this one should be a must. The N1 is somehow a very strange rocket and Ralph Currells kit seems to reflect this ímpression very well.

    gerd
  5. dhanners

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    The thought of building 30 Stage 1 rocket nozzles always gave me pause when considering whether to build that kit. I hate making repetitive parts.

    You're doing a great job so far, though. Keep the photos coming....
  6. OhioMike

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    Anyone got a link for his page? Thanks.
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  8. OhioMike

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    Thanks Wayne!
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    As far as I can tell, there are only two outcomes to that much repetition. By the time you are finished, you will either A: have perfected a method of finishing each subsequent part to a higher standard and everything looks great or B: gotten fed up a quarter of the way through and rushed the rest just to get the damn things out of the way and everything looks like hell!

    sign1

    Cheers,
    Mike :wave:
  10. gpw

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    Yes, of course it´s really boring to do repetitive parts like 30 boosters, but it´s worth (see photo).

    Stage 2 is finished, I will post some additional pictures later today.

    Gerd

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  11. gpw

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    I have finished now stage 2 and assembled it on stage 1. Both stages are very detailed with a lot of small and very small parts. I had to use a flood of superglue to manage the assembly of those parts. The most challenging work was the cutting out of the interstage truss (much more than to build 30 booster cones). I needed a few attempts to be successfull at least. For the assembly of the interstage truss I was using an additional strip of cardboard as an enforcement for the middle ring.

    Gerd

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    Gerd,

    WOW! Looks like the real N-1. I am impressed.
  13. gpw

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    I finished now stage 3 and the payload stack. Again some pictures before the final assembly.

    Gerd

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  14. gpw

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    I have done the last assembly this night and finished the model. It was a very challenging built which I recommend to every space enthusiast. Here is the result.


    Gerd

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  15. londonbluemisty

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    WOW!!!
    That is impressive:thumb::thumb:
    Once again a fantastic build Gerd :mrgreen:

    Wayne
  16. NYC Irish

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    still

    Even after all these years that kit is still one of the best ones around, well done on this build, such an excellent kit.

    It also scales up very well

    I built this a few years ago

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  17. gpw

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    NYC Irish,

    wow, your model is magnificent. :-o That´s an incredible build. Thank you for posting the pictures. :inw::inw:

    Gerd
  18. davelant

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    This build was fast and clean. I am awed; I took months to do this.
  19. BARX2

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    Great job! Thanks for showing us your build. :)
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    Now THAT is my kinda' scale!!!!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb: