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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2023, 10:09:15 PM »
Space plane will have to wait for now. Painting of the Titan white parts is done. The bare metal is next. Please pray for me. I may loose my mind. Other detail painting is also nearly complete. I just need to suck it up and spray!
Painting is my least favorite part of the process-hang in there!

Offline Kerick

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2023, 05:08:46 AM »
I would so much rather cut, glue, fill and sand then paint. I know for many others itís the opposite way but thatís just me.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2023, 02:36:03 PM »
When the airbrush is hovering over the model is always the most tense moment for me, that moment just before the make-or-break application of paint. :icon_crap:
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2023, 09:53:15 PM »
I'm with OW there, perhaps the most tense moment is spraying matt varnish (airbrush  or rattle can). You don't know  if it is going to cloud  :o

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Offline Kerick

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2023, 10:31:20 AM »
I had that happen once. I was stationed in Hawaii so the humidity made the glosscoat turn cloudy. Made me so mad!!! I still have the model. After 5 years or so it sort of cleared up.
(It was a tough job but someone had to do it.)

Offline Kerick

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2023, 06:22:45 AM »
Iíve been working on this project to try and finish it today in time for my club meeting. Putting stripes on the SRBs is a real pita. Plus I painted the NMF on the Titan body. I masked over the white, sprayed white over that to block any leakage under tape, sprayed black then the Vallejo metal finish. It promptly leaked under the tape anyway. Lots of clean up and touch up. PITA. I think I have it looking halfway decent now. Pics will be posted soon. Still working on a launchpad to display it.

Offline Kerick

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2023, 12:32:15 PM »
Yee Ha!!! I finished something! The Titan V space launch vehicle. What if NASA and the Air Force hadn't sunk everything into the space shuttle and kept the reliable Titan going to launch the satellites and space probes it was so good at.
Here's the promised finished pics.











The "launch pad" is made from scraps from an old printer painted with good old Testors gloss grey from a can. The rest is covered in previous posts.  Not too bad for PVC and spare parts. The only thing I bought for this was paint and decal paper.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2023, 12:46:48 PM by Kerick »

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2023, 02:01:58 PM »
That's awesome, mate! Excellent! 8) 8) :smiley:
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2023, 06:24:51 PM »
What OW said,  brilliant use of found objects  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2023, 09:56:15 PM »
Man, that belongs on a desk at NASA. Beautiful finish!

Offline LemonJello

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2023, 10:49:52 PM »
Beautiful metallics and gloss white finish! 

Offline Kerick

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2023, 12:06:25 AM »
Thanks everyone! I might retake the launch pad pic as my finger photo bombed it. It was late.

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2023, 12:24:59 AM »
That came out great! It wouldn't look out of place on an Air Force/Space Force general's desk or a NASA director's desk. The launch pad looks great, too.

Offline apophenia

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2023, 03:07:02 AM »
That's awesome, mate! Excellent! 8) 8) :smiley:

'Awesome' indeed ... build and finish  :D
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Online robunos

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2023, 04:48:09 AM »
Another excellent Build . . . looks even better with the launch pad base. I like this a lot!


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Offline Kerick

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2023, 03:10:35 PM »
Thanks everyone! :smiley:

Offline Kerick

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2023, 10:41:55 AM »
Iím debating whether to take this to the show in Indianapolis this Saturday. I would enter it in sci fi as itís not a real representation of an actual Titan.

Offline Robomog

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2023, 05:45:08 PM »
It would get my vote  :smiley:

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2023, 09:01:22 PM »
Stop debating & start planning how to pack it! ;) :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Kerick

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Re: Titan Space Launch Vehicle
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2023, 12:46:27 AM »
Stop debating & start planning how to pack it! ;) :smiley:

Ok! Ok! Iíll do it!   ;)