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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #120 on: September 08, 2017, 11:12:50 AM »
Its a real struggle to find some free time for modelling  :icon_sueno:, but as you can see the X-15D is coming along nicely! :) While it is printable at this stage i prefer to further tweak the model and add more details.


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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #121 on: September 09, 2017, 01:16:53 AM »
 :smiley: :smiley: :icon_fsm:

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #122 on: September 09, 2017, 03:37:56 AM »
Wow! That was fast. Very nice.
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #123 on: September 09, 2017, 03:45:31 AM »
How about the Russian Kliper spacecraft  either the lifting body or the winged version...or both.
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #124 on: September 09, 2017, 10:54:09 AM »
Thanks for the feedback folks!

That's a very nice suggestion GTX, i wasn't aware of this project until now. Definitely on my to-do list.

The X-15D model is ready to be printed, but before making it available on the shop i thought about showing you guys what it looks like in 3d thanks to sketchfab : https://skfb.ly/6tBXW

It'll be available in 1:128.

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #125 on: September 10, 2017, 03:11:46 AM »
Another Option - this time from Babylon 5:

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #126 on: September 10, 2017, 03:14:15 AM »

That's a very nice suggestion GTX, i wasn't aware of this project until now. Definitely on my to-do list.


 :smiley:

As much as I would prefer 1/48, may I suggest you do it as either 1/72 or 1/144 so as to allow mating up with potential launcher kits.
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #127 on: September 10, 2017, 05:17:06 AM »
Wow that kestrel thing is a beast! Makes me realise that sci-fi models may be of interest too.

I scaled the model to 1/144 as advised by GTX, and it is now available at this link : http://shpws.me/OWrv

I made it as cheap as possible as i'm taking a symbolic one dollar margin, so that it stays at a reasonable price for you guys.
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #128 on: September 10, 2017, 05:22:39 AM »
Please note that my suggestion was focused upon the proposed Kliper spacecraft only.
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #129 on: September 11, 2017, 02:09:03 AM »
I have updated the X15D model (basically hollowed it so that it can be cheaper), its now available here : http://shpws.me/OWrv

@GTX : even tho it started as a misunderstanding, i think i now prefer the 1:144 scale better :))

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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #130 on: September 11, 2017, 07:07:06 AM »
Hell yeah, way more interesting than boom-boom shapes.  ;D :icon_fsm:


Well heck...

...why not both?  ;)

-NOTS-EV-1 "Pilot" (aka "NOTSNIK") Launcher



From the US Navy's Naval Ordnance Test Station's "Project Pilot" of 1958, a five-stage, all off-the-shelf solid-fuel motored, air-dropped space launcher. Designed to be dropped from an F4D Skyray in a climb at 41,000 feet, and deliver a 1.05 kilogram satellite (incorporating a crude IR scanner and a transmitter, potentially intended for ground or weather surveillance) into low Earth orbit. launch platform was used.



Most of the test launches, however, failed. And/or exploded. Two launches may have made it into orbit, according to faint signals believed to have received from a downrange station, but this was never confirmed, and the program would be cancelled by the end of 1958.

By modern standards, this rocket (when not exploding) would be enough to put a Cubesat into orbit—very possibly more than that, if a faster and higher flying aircraft was used as a launch platform.

Currently available in 1/48 and 1/72 scale.

And my personal favorite...

-A "Project Babylon" Supergun barrel segment




A segment of Gerald Bull's 1000mm "Big Babylon" supergun, designed to put 200 kilograms of cargo into Earth orbit at $600 a kilogram...or 600+ kilograms of payload 1000 km downrange.

This segment represents one held in the collection of the Imperial War Museum Duxford, believed to be from near the "breech" of the 156-meter long gun.

Currently available in 1/72 and 1/87 (HO) scales. Good for a curiosity, part of a diorama, or as an impish flatbed cargo (it's a "Petrochemical Pressure Vessel"! Honest!) for a model railroad.  ;D
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #131 on: September 11, 2017, 07:54:59 AM »
The NOTS-EV-1 is so cool. Maybe a whif use as a high speed AAM or ABM target.
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #132 on: September 12, 2017, 07:30:18 PM »
I have a question for the 3D experts.

I was looking at Ranchoths (Nick's) AVPRO "EXINT" Transport Pod (Closed) and there are 6 materials choices listed below in order of lowest to highest cost:

White Strong & Flexible
White Strong & Flexible Polished
Black Strong & Flexible
Frosted Ultra Detail
Frosted Extreme Detail
Black Hi-Def Acrylate

In 1/72 scale, and for a builder is not overly anal retentive, what would the best material to select?
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Re: Kits on Shapeways
« Reply #133 on: September 12, 2017, 08:10:37 PM »
I purchased the EXINT (and a few other pieces) in both White Strong & Flexible and Frosted Extreme Detail, the cheaper option has a rather rough porous like texture and to be honest not worth the effort in cleanup, its worth paying the difference to get the frosted detail material which after a quick scoot of primer is ready for finishing :)

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