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Old 16-02-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Aoshima HII Transfer Vehicle

Aoshima released a very nice HII Transfer Vehicle last October. This is the Japanese vehicle which carries cargo to the ISS.

Unfortunately although they state a scale of 1/72 it actually scales out at 1/100 though the base which is a nice representation of the Harmony node is 1/72. Real pity about the disparity in scales.

Anyway, got it built and photographed (and a scratchbuilt fully articulated station arm). Custom made decals for the solar arrays as you couldn't possible replicate all the detail you can see.












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Old 16-02-2011, 11:04 AM   #2
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Thanks, JD.

No foil with the model. I have collected a supply of gold foil over the years so used some from that, though on reflection (no pun intended) I should have gone for something lighter. Having said that the foil in every photo of the real thing looks different shades.

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Stunning photos Keith.
That first one especially, is amazing!!
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No foil with the model. I have collected a supply of gold foil over the years so used some from that, though on reflection (no pun intended) I should have gone for something lighter. Having said that the foil in every photo of the real thing looks different shades.
I too love what you've done with the foil work, Keith. And I actually quite like the shade of foil you've used: methinks only the perfectionist in you has been offended - it looks terrific!
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Thanks very much chaps. Yeah you are probably right Fun Pod, probably just me being overly critical. Actually a photo I saw of the reberthing of the HTV shows it to be really dark. It really does vary so much.

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