space shuttle Atlantis / Betexa / 1:72

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  1. wedge

    wedge Member

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    I ´m working on another space model , photos will be soon :)
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    First progress :) I´ll use the transparent folies for the windows , because there is a interior as a part of the model , but it is only black and white colored , so I am going to use real photos as a textures
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    Wedge,

    I see that the Betexa Shuttle has the heat tiles shown. Hobby Model's Shuttle is 1/33 scale and the bottom is completely black - no tiles. This looks like a good model - can't wait to see the build!

    Ken
  4. Hans Christian

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    That's the model from which the MARSCenter Shuttle was derived...

    It will be interesting to see one being assembled :-D
  5. wedge

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    You are right,the hobby model is very unrealistic.only SRB and ET looks like the real once,but the orbiter is disaster:) Unfortunately in betexa ,there are a lot of mistakes in geometry. It will be a piece of hard work to put some pieces together,the paper is not very good too..
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    Elevons are ready , I´ll let them opened , because I´m going to make landing diorama , so Atlantis needs to have the aerodynamic brake :)
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    Excellent work so far! :)
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    Nice clean build:thumb::thumb:
    Keep up the good work:mrgreen:
    Wayne
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    Nice detail in this kit..
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    Betexa Raketoplán 'Atlantis' Model in 1/72 Scale

    Hi wedge,

    Now this is really interesting! We have seen many beautiful MARSCENTER shuttle models being built here over the last few years but I cannot recall seeing this original model built on the forum yet.

    I bought this excellent Betexa model some time ago but I can´t bring myself to cut it up. I have scanned the interior parts, which I will be using for an enlarged, laser-printed version of the MARSCENTER 'Atlantis' shuttle model, in 1:72 scale. I am also thinking of adding the belly sections from the Betexa model, which are too diverse in the different MARSCENTER model sheets.

    You have already made an excellent start - the vertical fin looks really beautiful with the two moving braking rudders!

    The very best of luck with the continuing work.

    All the best,
    Bengt :thumb:
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    That reminds me... I haven't done my shuttle here just yet... and the ISS is still on standby... :-D
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    Looking really good! I tried to get my hands on this one a while back, but they were out of them. I hope that I can find another one eventually, if only for the Magellan probe...
  14. wedge

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    Thank you all for supporting , I apologize for no-responding :) But I was gone for a while. Tomorrow I´ll bring some more photos of the cabine (I hope) . Unfortunately it is very hard paper , so there is a problem with keeping the right shape :) Space shuttle has absolutely perfect and beautiful lines , so every deflexion is very easy to see especially on the cabine hamr
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    Betexa Raketoplán Atlantis 1:72 Model

    Wedge,

    You have done a wonderful job of cutting out all the windows of the nose section, with superbly rounded corners.
    I remember that this took me some time on the Marscenter shuttle, with a thin 'swivel' X-acto knife.

    I look forward to seeing your build of the cockpit interior - that will serve as a guide for me in my further work.

    Very well done.
    Best regards,
    Bengt :thumb:

    PS. I found these two pictures of the Raketoplán Atlantis shuttle - the quality is not the best but perhaps they are of some help to you:

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    There are also some detailed pictures here, at the Betexa home page - click "TECHNICAL MODELS", and then "space technology" and then the picture of the "Raketoplán": Betexa ZS s.r.o.
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    Thank you for the photos Bengt :thumb:, I also want to make landing diorama , but I have a problem with finding the "recovery convoy" - it will be very nice to have some of the cars. If enybody knows something about the types of the cars , please let me know. I´ve found some pages and pictures , that can be helpful , but if you have something more , I´ll be very happy for it:)

    I´m not going to make the cargo-bay opened , because there is no reason for it when the shuttle is on the groud. Maybe it will be better , because everytime when I saw it opened , there is no chance to make it "good-looking" closed.

    There is some progress about the cabine . I hope it looks better now.

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    STS-30 Magellan Space Probe

    Hi wedge,

    Very nice work on the nose-cockpit section. I think you are doing a great job although the card in the model sheets perhaps isn´t top-notch quality.

    I found another picture that might be of some interest to your model (or to other modelers) - this is the 'real thing'; mission STS-30 back in May,1989, with the space shuttle 'Atlantis' releasing it´s payload - the 'Magellan' space probe, bound for Venus. Compare it to the Betexa card model in my previous post above:

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    Best,
    Bengt :wave:
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    Wilhelmshavener-Möwe 1:100 Scale 'Columbia' Orbiter Model

    kenlwest,

    You mentioned the Hobby Model 'Columbia' Space Shuttle model (the one with the ET and SRBs) - that got me thinking:
    Has anybody at this forum ever attempted the Wilhelmshavener-Möwe 1:100 scale 'Columbia' orbiter model? It has e very nice and realistic 'bulge' on top of the cockpit but there is no tile pattern here either:

    Bengt :wave:

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  20. jparenti

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    I've never even seen that one before. I'd like to order that one and try it out.