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Ian walsh's Space model Page

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MODEL SPACECRAFT

I now have a large (ish) collection of space Models, I complete about two or three 'factual' models a year, but I seem to have about five or six models on the go at any one moment. I like to work this way, as I have found that The interest factor remains higher... boredom and a good quality model do not go hand in hand. The downside of this method however, is that sometimes a model can literally  take years to finish even though the total time spent must only be several Hours...ok. sometimes days.... I guess that I get most satisfaction from my scratch builds (especially the ones involving Beer cans, cos I have to make sure the can is emptied first). Anyway here are some of my factual models, not the worlds best photos....sometime, I will take each model , and get the background and lighting set up just so, for better pictures.....

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* A selection of my models on display at TBGS to celebrate the 1999 total Eclipse.

*More models... all in 1/144th scale, most are scratch built, some are kits, but all have been accursed and extra detail added.

*This Display was to celebrate the year 2001,and to provide interest for the Audience Entry,Intermission,Exit,for our rendition of 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'

*All the models seen in this picture are accursed kits in 1/30th scale, the Hubble Telescope is 1/72nd scale.

*Gemini spacecraft, separated to show the service module, Retro module, and capsule with hatches open. The Vostok spacecraft,service/Retro module. The Hubble Space Telescope.

*Scratch built Skylab/Apollo spacecraft in 1/144th scale.Two 1/144 Saturn 5 ,and a 1/144 Saturn 1B Rocket in background.

*All the models except the Arianne rocket(kit)in this picture are scratch built (All in 1/144th scale) .They are the Titan/Centaur,Arianne,Saturn 1,the Apollo spacecraft with docking adaptor for (Soyuz) and Apollo 13 CSM/lunar Module,this model is only about 5 inches long in total, note blown out panel.

*Two shuttles,both 1/144th scale, American Right, Russian Left.The Russian shuttle 'Buran',is an adapted kit. The launch platform/Mercury Atlas,is in 1/96th scale it is an original 1959 kit, that I made as a child x years ago. I really messed it up. But somehow it managed to survive more or less intact until I was (alot) older and a bit wiser...It was totally stripped down and re-built by me in 1996..

*Vostok,Voskod,Soyuz and Titan Centaur,Rockets, In foreground,the Soyuz/Apollo,and docking adaptor.All the models in this picture are scratch built in 1/144th scale,the soyuz is about 2 inches long in total.

*Buzz Aldrin. This model is scratch built in 1/6th scale (12inches tall)I do not want to say how many years I have been working on this one...but even now it's not quite finished..I still have the Helmet to make... Buzz Aldrin is one of my hero's along with John Glenn,And Alexi Leonov (astronauts all)

*This picture.. two kits Hubble 1/72nd scale, and Apollo CSM/SM (see through panels)1/30th scale,(adapted and extra detail).... and two scratch built, Buzz Aldrin 1/6th scale, and the Apollo 11 (LM5) in 1/30th scale (this model is about 6 inches high)....

*The Soyuz (1/30th scale Kit) at the right of this picture is accurised with extra detail added....The Vostock (far right)on it's 3rd stage Rocket,is also an accurised Kit, and is in 1/24th scale

Apollo 13 in 1/144th scale this model is scratch built

Apollo13

Apollo13

Apollo13

Apollo13

Apollo13

Apollo13

Buzz Aldrin Scratch built in 1/6th scale

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 Lunar Module, In 1/32 scale ....this Model is Scratch built

Apollo 11 Lunar Module,

Apollo 11 Lunar Module,

Apollo 11 Lunar Module,

Apollo 11 Lunar Module,

Apollo 11 Lunar Module,

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