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NöNö Bärs Spaceport (Completed: Apollo 27)
« on: July 13, 2014, 04:37:27 am »
As I also have some space & scifi models around, its time to start with them as well.

So here is the first space attempt - to make it a What-If, I added a Kerbal to it....  ;D ;D ;D



A very simple Academy 1:288 Space Shuttle consisting of about 10 parts or so. The biggest challange was to mix some colors for it.

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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 06:51:05 am »
Now that's neat
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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 08:17:59 am »
Hmmm....1/72 Shuttle tank....1/72 Eagle Transporter....Moon Mistel..... ;D. An alternate reason for the Moon whizzing out of orbit.

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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2015, 09:23:36 am »
I guess I am playing Kerbal Space Program too much - I just needed to build something that travels thorugh space.

The thing to build is an old Lindberg Kit - the "U.S. Moon Ship". Or should I say "Mun Ship" - would be more Kerbal style.

A 41 part kit, 1/96 scale and it looks so much 1950s.

Here we go with an easy start:

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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 09:33:59 am »
As this model only has 41 parts, everything is put together quite fast.

After a visit to the airbrush cabin, the Moon Ship now looks like this:



Next will be white color.
I wonder about the capsula "windows". They are made form a semi transparent red plastic and should be used unpainted. Really? Should I paint them? Silver? Black?
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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2015, 09:54:52 am »
Very cool, on both counts ! Not sure where to go with the windows....whatever you think best !

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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2015, 09:40:56 am »
Still have no good idea how to do the windows.

Anyway, its now painted in white -as it should according to the instructions. But I wonder if I should donkey a little bit more colors to make it look not so boring.



I am also currently rebuilding this vehicle in KSP, it is almost capable of taking off without exploding....  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2015, 10:26:00 am »
Well you should keep the red windows- its different,
and as for breaking up the expanse of white why not
use slightly darker/lighter/warmer/colder shades of white to reproduce
panels, bits that got hot, left out in the rain etc. (a bit like the boxart)

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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2015, 12:09:27 pm »
Nice kit. :wub:  Reminds me of the Direct Ascent lander proposals, but without panels, maybe these were shed before landing to save weight???

For a bit of colour, maybe add some gold foil insuation like the Lunar Module?
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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2015, 05:00:27 pm »
Sweet - I had that kit back in the day, as well as the Von-Braunesque rocket with a gazillion engines.

The Kerbal Space Program universe has rather kinder dimensions that the real one, which makes one-piece mun ships attractive, plus most people start with the free demo (still all I've got: PC not up to running the full game) which doesn't have docking components in it, so they get used to landing their whole mun-ship and bringing it back.

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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2015, 11:32:09 am »
Sweet - I had that kit back in the day, as well as the Von-Braunesque rocket with a gazillion engines.

The Kerbal Space Program universe has rather kinder dimensions that the real one, which makes one-piece mun ships attractive, plus most people start with the free demo (still all I've got: PC not up to running the full game) which doesn't have docking components in it, so they get used to landing their whole mun-ship and bringing it back.

Kerbals works on the basis that since experience and explosions start with the same three letters, they're basically the same thing. Exhibit A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEvWsPYd4tU



Well, with 1000+ hours of KSP playing time - if it does not take off, add more boosters.... :)
And altough I prefer military simulations, I never had such a good experience in a game as the first succesful landing on Mun.

So I tried to rebuild the Moon Ship - with stock parts but it has some similar apperance:


Prepare to land on the Mun



The Moon Ship has landed and all three Kerbals enjoy heir day on Mun.

I wonder if they will be able to return.....  ;D
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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2015, 01:07:46 pm »
Cute  :thumbsup:
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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2015, 08:48:03 am »
Nice kit. :wub:  Reminds me of the Direct Ascent lander proposals, but without panels, maybe these were shed before landing to save weight???

For a bit of colour, maybe add some gold foil insuation like the Lunar Module?

Well, I played a bit aorunf with gold foil. Which is just aluminium foild painted with gold colors.
So, a first try would like this:



The foil itself looks ok, it just has to be arranged a bit nicer.


Btw, my attempt in Kerbal space Program ended in quite a failure. The Moon Ship was able to take of and return to Kerbin, but there it desintegrated while doing a athmosphere breaking manvouver. So I had to do what my Kerbals have to to quite often - send out a rescue mission....  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2015, 04:53:27 am »
The foil itself looks ok, it just has to be arranged a bit nicer.

Looking good so far, nice work. :thumbsup:
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Re: NöNö Bärs Spaceport (WIP U.S. Moon Ship)
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2015, 08:27:41 am »
As the experiments with "Gold foil" works, I now started to add it to the landing gears and supporting struts:

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