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I notice that Monsters-in-Motion are advertising a pre-order for a 4ft diameter Moonbase Alpha.
They are using a photo of my AMT Alpha kit and I have asked them to take it down as it is not representative of what they are selling and they have infringed my copyright.
Prospective buyers should...
After working on the ISS model for over twelve years, basicly building it in real time and as components were launched, finally called it a day with the final shuttle mission. The Russians still have a modeule to be launched to it, but this seemed a logical point to complete my model, before it...
Finally (after more than 3 months) completed the Soyuz launch pad. Some artistic licence was required so I'm not claiming complete accuracy. Here are some photos just taken with a flash and hopefully sometime in the next few days get the "proper" photos done.
Been working on scratchbuilding a Soyuz launch pad to go with the Maquette Soyuz kit I built about two years ago. Actually started on the pad at that time, but put it aside as it seemed too complex and I think something more intersting came along. Anyway, dug it back out a couple of months ago...
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...
Last of the Mars related vehicles. Didn't turn out remotely like I originally envisioned it. It ended up totally dependent on what I had in the spares box.
Suspension accomplished with felt pads from an old camera case which fitted just perfectly under the axles.
Real photos to come.
When I built the Mars Landing Vehicle, one of the members suggested building the mother ship. I didn't really have the need to until I contemplated my latest film venture, then I realised one was necessary which included one or more small scale landers. So had to also scale down the 1/48 lander...
First of the Sigma photos. Only managed three tonight as it takes a while to add lights in Photoshop. Unfortunately they don't turn out very well at the size of these photos -but trust me - there are there.
After all the problems I had with the helijet I felt I had to do something which was simple, enjoyable and relatively quick. Also cheap! So I gathered together all the remnants of old space station kits (Heller/Revell) and see if I could build something without having to buy anything!
Finished the underside decals for the 1/72 shuttle kit and I updated my own kit. Appropriately, and purely coincidentally it was built as Atlantis some 9 years ago and in celebration of what was probabably Atlantis' last flight put together a couple of photos of the last re-entry.
A very fine crescent Moon and really orange tonight, presumably caused by high altitude volcanic ash. Managed to get a photo of it. Plus you might be interested to see a satellite shot taken on Thursday.
The reason I was slow in getting photos of the Arcturus was that I was bringing the space station bang up-to-date and updating my old shuttle model. I'll build a new one once the last shuttle visits the station.