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Offline robunos

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Spaceship Two
« on: April 04, 2020, 04:52:09 AM »

Got bored waiting for the glue on the Corsair to dry . . .   ;D
This will be a quick (for me) build of the Revell 1/144 Spaceship 2 kit, pretty much OOB, probably a different colour scheme.
I have something Whiffy planned for the White Knight, when I've worked it out . . .   ;)
This is the state of play so far . . .





That's All For Now, Stay Tuned . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 07:02:14 AM »
Nice! That just screams sci-fi!

Looking forward to seeing where this one goes,

Brian da Basher

Offline apophenia

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 02:25:39 AM »
... pretty much OOB, probably a different colour scheme...

VSS Dropship in tactical scheme?  >:D
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Offline robunos

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 05:58:16 AM »
... pretty much OOB, probably a different colour scheme...

VSS Dropship in tactical scheme?  >:D


This one is destined for my 'Real World Models' collection, so it won't be too far off the wall. I've found an earlier proposed colour scheme, that to me looks good, and is easy to paint . . .  ;D   :-[




cheers,
Robin.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 06:02:00 AM by robunos »
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Offline robunos

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 12:21:13 AM »
The model assembled, except for the engine nozzle, ready for the paint shop . . .





cheers,
Robin.
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 05:40:09 AM »
That's some well done assembly and I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty emerge from the paint shop!

Brian da Basher

Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 03:34:42 PM »
That's some well done assembly and I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty emerge from the paint shop!

Brian da Basher

As above :)

I would love to see Red Label Knight scheme with a big bottle of space whiskey two :D
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Offline robunos

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 08:16:55 PM »
That's some well done assembly and I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty emerge from the paint shop!

Brian da Basher

As above :)

I would love to see Red Label Knight scheme with a big bottle of space whiskey two :D


I don't know of that one . . .   :-[   Do you have an image, or a link ?


cheers,
Robin.
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Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 08:21:43 PM »
That's some well done assembly and I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty emerge from the paint shop!

Brian da Basher

As above :)

I would love to see Red Label Knight scheme with a big bottle of space whiskey two :D


I don't know of that one . . .   :-[   Do you have an image, or a link ?


cheers,
Robin.

No , there is no such thing :) It's just my random idea :D
Sickening, weakening
Don't let another somber pariah consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

Offline robunos

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Re: Spaceship Two - FINISHED
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2020, 01:08:54 AM »

Okay  . . .
This one's finished.
Virgin Galactic / Scaled Composites Spaceship Two.
I've gone for a Space Shuttle type of look, inspired by the Fantastic Plastic version of this model :-

https://fantastic-plastic.com/SpaceShip2Page.htm

also, I've gone for a copper engine nozzle, like the ones on the Vostock / Soyuz rockets, purely because I think they look cool . . .   8)































The paint job is somewhat rough. but as i said, this was just a quick build to satisfy the urge . . .
I also decided to use the stand from the 'Topping' Corsair I have underway, that model will have the stand from this kit . . .
That's All, Folks . . .


cheers,
Robin.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2020, 01:11:20 AM by robunos »
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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 02:25:22 AM »
Interesting subject and quite surprised to see that it has partially exposed landing gear.  Would have imagined that the wheels/tyres would be better protected from the temperature extremes.
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Offline robunos

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Re: Spaceship Two
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2020, 05:25:50 AM »
I don't think it gets that hot, maximum altitude is 68 miles, only 6 miles above the Karman Line, which is the definition of the edge of space. It's not like it's coming in from a couple of hundred miles up, at orbital velocity . . .


cheers,
Robin.
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