INSANITY at 1/480 scale ....

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

  1. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member


    ... first the crawler, then the shuttle... what's next? The ISS? :-D
  2. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    hey, thanks for the link about scratchbuiling paper ship railings!!! I also need one for a build that I'm doing! bounce7
  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    WOWSIES! Great work :) I love these tiny builds :)
  4. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    Thank You Hans and cgutzmer for Your kind comments.

    About the Endeavour, I would like to build an entire stack with ET and SRBs, to celebrate when I saw it at the PAD39 for the STS-118, during my trip at the Cape.

    It's a llllloooooong duration project. sign1

    Thanks, Nando :wave:
  5. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    Just a diversion ....

    This weekend I was looking for something that could point out the scale of the model of the crawler like a small human shape.

    Finally I found it in the Niels A4V4 model, where You can find a small Werner von Braun that is looking at the missile. Thus I scaled down the WvB at 20% (1/96=x/480 -> x=480/96 -> x=5) and I cutted out my small figure of a man.

    ...But... The temptation was too strong, thus I build the Prototype of the A4V4 ...

    Sorry but I am so weak .... :rolleyes:

    ... but von Braun surely has looked at crawler in the Apollo days.

    may be in the future I could consider a V-2 missile at 1:480 :mrgreen:

    Best Nando

  6. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    you're really sick sir... :-D

    Do you have bionic eyes or something? bounce7
  7. Wow.. this is awesome, at such a small scale! And those walkways..jawdrop
  8. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    All the pieces are cut ' n ' glued and now I have to put all of them together ... :mrgreen:


    Best, Nando :wave:
  9. littlemodeler

    littlemodeler Member

    wow...i would lose all hope after 1 truck at that truly have a lot of skill and patience!! i could really learn a thing or two from you:D great build!!!
  10. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

  11. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    Whatever you do - Don't sneeze !!!!
  12. littlemodeler

    littlemodeler Member

    LOL:p don't sneeze:p Now that would be a disaster:D
  13. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    Now that's a good advice... bounce7
  14. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    Wow. What a build. Nice and clean, and very small.

    Alfonso's work is in demand at the moment.
  15. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    Thanks Mark for the hint, but I always put on my nose a clothes peg to prevent any problem sign1


    In this weekend some progress: first I completed the trucks, than I assembled them on the crawler


    Werner is looking at the crawler and he seems satisfied ... :mrgreen:


    On my hand ...


    ... and now I have to complete all the walkways ... wall1

    BTW I am very satisfied for the result till now

    Best Nando :thumb:
  16. gpw

    gpw Member

    This is a very very nice build. In this size it must be an incredibly hard job. Congratulation for the fantastic result so far. :inw::inw:

  17. littlemodeler

    littlemodeler Member

    WOW:eek::eek::eek: you sir are one insane modeler!!! nice work...are you also gunna do a space shuttle lut to go with that? that would be absolutely amazing!!!:thumb:
  18. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Impossible, Nothing's Impossible! This great man has just presented the impossible, possible!
  19. Hans Christian

    Hans Christian Active Member

    Wow wow hold it, you said LUT? Do you mean THE shuttle LUT?
  20. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

    Hans, as You can see at the first post of this tread, my intention is to build the Mike's LUT & Saturn V at 1/480.
    Meanwhile, just for take a break in the build of the crawler, I tried to build, at same scale, the Endevour, that I saw at the KSC the last summer. May be in the future, I will build at least the MLP of the Shuttle and the STS-118 entire stack, may be in the future ... wall1 ... but now George and Mike are releasing their Historical Collection :curse: ....

    Best, Nando

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