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Offline Robomog

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X3 Spaceliner
« on: February 09, 2021, 01:23:31 AM »
Hi All

Bought this one some time ago, it's not my usual scale but it was cheap !

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As usual I have only a sketchy half arsed idea about this but i intend to turn this into an Orion style space liner.  Time will tell

More when it happens............

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2021, 01:31:36 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 03:51:39 AM »
1/144, or smaller scale, spaceliner for SSTO operations?  That could be very interesting indeed.

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 05:16:15 AM »
Like the train of thought. Looking forward to this

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2021, 07:26:43 AM »
1/144, or smaller scale, spaceliner for SSTO operations?  That could be very interesting indeed.

Hmmm food for thought, could put the main wings on with wingtip engines, a sorta poor mans Skylon.......

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 08:36:35 AM »
The Orion style space liner sound like a great idea (maybe call it the Rigel or the Betelgeuse). I think the molds for that kit were made by Homo Erectus, 1.5 million years ago. It's great fodder for non X-3 builds!

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 09:59:29 AM »
Hi all

A little update.

The engines are installed and the gaps left in the fuselage have been prepped for filler

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The air intake has been sealed and extended,  the fuselage at this point curves in so lt will need to be filled but it should produce a nice looking triple curve.

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I'm still undecided where to place the control deck, either up front or somewhere around the tail

More when it happens...........

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2021, 05:52:09 AM »
Coming along. The exhaust bells look really good. Parts of a pen or aftermarket turned jobbies ?

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2021, 06:21:42 AM »
Good idea. Coming along nicely.

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2021, 07:07:17 PM »
Thanks guys.

Buzz, I'm a cheapskate the exhaust bells are pen parts  :D

Any dead pen in our house is immediately descended upon for parts  ;)

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 08:22:36 PM »
Exhaust bells look first class expensive  :smiley:

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 09:25:17 AM »
Hi all

A bit more progress, the body is together but it is not a good fit, nor is the nose so quite a lot of filler.

Also decided to put the control deck on the tail

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Once this is all rubbed down its greeblie time !!!!

I've decided that this spaceship is the equivalent of a frontier aircraft a sort of Jack of all trades so a passenger/freighter hybrid, I'm going to keep it to roughly 1/144 scale.   It's going to get some external tanks and maybe some external storage  but at this stage any thing could happen with the details because it's all going to be made up on the spot  ;)

Thanks for looking.............

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 12:32:07 AM »
You mean, it couldn't get into space all by itself with those magnificent Westinghouse engines? [/dripping_sarcasm]
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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 02:16:41 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 12:03:39 PM »
Looking so cool. Love ya work :smiley:

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2021, 07:53:42 PM »
Thanks buzz

A bit more progress

Theres going to be some more greebly work but I thought I would show you the mockup of the external freight, these are the space equivalent of shipping containers in various sizes.

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The bulk of the PSR is done now just the odd pit, dip or pinhole to sort,  time to start designing the decals,  I do very few airline builds so any 1/144 decals in my stash are old and a bit suspect  ::)

More when it happens.........

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2021, 05:52:39 AM »
Looking great 'Mog  :smiley:

... the space equivalent of shipping containers in various sizes...

Excellent! Exo-atmospheric ISO containers  ;D Nice one.
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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2021, 09:01:50 AM »
Yep :-* this is working for me >:D Soooo much PSR :P

Offline Robomog

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Re: X3 Spaceliner
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2021, 08:16:44 PM »
Thanks guys

More coming soon

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