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JStarStar

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Due to Regime Change at work, and the rise to power of a tyrannical regime, I've been putting in 60-65 hours the last few weeks and havent had much of a chance to get any rockets done.

But finally I just knocked a few off.

1) Peter Alway-design Simplified Vostok. Done "Q+D" just for fun.

2) Sandman's Fun-Scale Saturn IB. (Very fun to build. ;) )

3) Estes Mercury-Redstone - just never had one, wanted to build it.

4) "Big Daddy," my 1969 Centuri Saturn V, (built and flown in 1994) comes off the shelf to make it a cool looking picture... ;)
 

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back in the day...

that's a nice group of scale and semi-scale rockets!
 

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So from the looks of the picture I'd say the Saturn 1B and the Vostok ore close to the same scale.

Looks great!

How about a bigger picture?
 

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Originally posted by sandman
So from the looks of the picture I'd say the Saturn 1B and the Vostok ore close to the same scale.

Looks great!

How about a bigger picture?
I'll have to post the pic somewhere else first... i guess you can only upload 182K images here.

LOL... well, YOU should know what scale the Saturn IB is... ;)

The Simplified Vostok is supposed to be 1/100, so it should actually be the same scale as the Saturn V.

The MR is 1/35th I think.

My mad scheme is to assemble a complete 1/100 "Man In Space" flying scale collection, then launch 'em all at a demo. All right in a row - Vostok, Mercury, Voskhod, Gemini, Soyuz, Apollo, Shuttle, Shenzhou...

I already have the Apollo-Saturn V, of course - that's the cornerstone of the set. (I've got another edition of the kit waiting to be built - I think I'm gonna build and fly that one, and permanenly retire the '69 Centuri. It would break my heart if that one fell down and went boom. :eek:)

I also have a 1/100 Estes Saturn IB kit in my shop ready to be built - I think I'm going to clone it and scratch build my own version. I ordered a couple of Apollo CMs from Moldin Oldies so I should be able to get going on it.

I got a Neubauer 1/100 Mercury-Redstone (mini-engine size), I'll have to scratch-build Mercury-Atlas and Gemini-Titan versions. Being as small as they are, that shouldn't be a totally impossible task.

The Alway Vostok, of course, is 1/100, and can be 'adapted' into Voshkod and Soyuz versions. That'll take care of the Soviet side of things.

And, I ordered a Tamiya 1/100 Space Shuttle Orbiter, so all I'll have to do is model the external tank and SRBs, (I'm thinking dual E power would probably do it) and I'm set for a Shuttle...

I'll probably get another copy of the Tamiya kit and see if I could 'fudge' it into an Energiya/Buran... ;)

Then, scratch build a 1/100 Shenzhou/Long March, and I'll be all set... a complete 1/100 set of every manned spacecraft ever launched....


I also have the AMT 1/200 'Man In Space' plastic model kit set waiting to be built - Mercury-Redstone, Mercury-Atlas, Gemini-Titan, Apollo-Saturn IB and Apollo-Saturn V. Building the kits is a snap - I did it when I was about 14 and it took me about three hours to build 'em all. There are also 1/200 Shuttle kits out there - I could turn that into a PMC project.

But I've already got enough on my platter....

:D :D :D
 
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