INSANITY at 1/480 scale ....

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Nando, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    I post the picture of my growing madness again .... because I don't see it in the previous post (!?!?!?)

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  2. londonbluemisty

    londonbluemisty Wayne P

    Does this mean we are going to see this at 1/480 scale in the very near future?????:eek::eek:

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  3. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    I have to complete the crawler first.

    .... but why don't use the crawler also for the shuttle? :rolleyes::)
  4. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    Um sir, what's next, KSC in 1/480? :-D
  5. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    :rolleyes:... I had this idea when, a few days ago, I found in the Space-Paper-models group on Yahoo the image below ....

    ... And I am waiting for the progress of Lee Anne Ward to decide .... :mrgreen:

    ... in the mean time I have to continue my hard work on the crawler... soon some news about my progress

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  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Oh Man!!! This is great!!!!!
  7. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    Oh yeah! the card model of the Vehicle Assembly Building!

    I want it too as well!!! :-D

    BTW, what scale did Lee Anne did this?
  8. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    And speaking of KSC, I have to ask this question again...

    Who wants to do the LUT for the Shuttle? :-D
  9. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    I don't know, but she wrote in a message:

    "I had done a VAB last summer, but have not offered it yet. Photos are
    in my folder (Lee Anne's), in the photos section. I've also started
    the LCC, and was planning on releasing them together, as they are
    physcally connected. No definite scale yet but I might make it to
    match the existing Saturn V/VAB,

    Lee Anne

    So we can hope to see something at 1/480 :wink:
  10. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    Some progress in the weekend


    Best, Nando :wave:
  11. AXM61

    AXM61 Member

    Hi Nando,

    I said to myself, let's jump in and say ......WHAT A GREAT BUILD!!!
    The crawler looks very nice at that scale. Nando, you are very talented, congratulations.
    More photos please.
    It all comes to this:

    George B. 1:60 insane
    Alfonso 1:144 not insane
    Nando 1:480 insane, too

    Alfonso :)
  12. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    sir Alfonso: making models for all shuttles and shuttle missions with precise detailing for each of these missions, making the crawler, mobile launch platform, making the Mir and ISS plus future STS-related stuff - very much insane too... :-D
  13. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    I am very proud for your congratulations.
    Your drawings of the Shuttle, of the Crawler, of the MLP and the entire site is truly a mine of information and an exceptional collection of models that are themselves an actual documentation of the history of the flights of the Shuttle.

    I thank you for what you are giving for free to all of us wich love the space, its conquest, and the Shuttle in particular.

    Thank You very much, ... but I also agree with Hans about this "fellowship of the insanity" ... sign1
  14. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    This is one insane club I don't mind getting into... sign1
  15. Dyna-Soar

    Dyna-Soar Member

    I am also considering doing a paper kit of the Davidson Center for space exploration in 1:480 using the LHVCC Saturn V.
  16. SAustin16

    SAustin16 Member

    I applaud all of you adventurous types with your small scale wonders. With my eyes, I'm scaling up to 1:12 scale for many of my projects (That's Major Matt Mason scale for those who remember the late 1960's). Your ideas for 1/480 scale dioramas sound very whimsical and intriguing. I hope you'll post more pictures.
  17. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    Hye here's some good ol' inspiration... :-D


    Google Earth NASA sat photo of KSC :-D
    (Dang, I really wish to get into the astrovan for a mission someday... :-D )
  18. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    Some slow progress ....

    Best, Nando

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  19. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    Nine driving arms completed


    two engines completed


    some progress for the Endevour ... :rolleyes:


    and now ten engines and twelve cylinders are left :cry:

    ... and then the walkways wall1

    The crawler at 1/96 arrived today! :mrgreen:
    I'll post my first impression tomorrow.

    Best, Nando
  20. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire


    Sorry for the lack of news, but I had and I still have some personal problem that took me away from my workbench... :cry:

    BTW I found on the forum a thread about scratchbuilding ship railings with paper.

    It's so astounding this way to build the railings, that I'd like to try it on my crawler. :mrgreen:

    ...But It's not so easy wall1, and I had to try a lot of kind of paper (at last i used 220 g/m2 drawing paper ) and I filled my room of paper ringlets.

    Here below some picture of the final result


    The result is quite good for me, but I have to refine my technique :mrgreen:

    In the mean time, as You ca see, I completed my Shuttle Endeveour ...

    ... and I have to test the build of a big, very big building .... ;-)

    Best, Nando :wave:

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