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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

SM-65D Atlas


30 19 October 2023, 18:39
Roland Sachsenhofer
Today I was able to take a few pictures of the first Atlas launcher, which was completed yesterday. Well, it is not easy to take pictures of such a decidedly upright rocket!
This project is a by-product of the Atlas-Mercury, which I was mainly interested in, but it turned out to be quite impressive - Horizon Models did everything to show an Atlas built as detailed as possible.
19 October 2023, 18:45
Pierre Pierre
very nice picture what is the size of those model. must be huge no?
19 October 2023, 18:56
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Pierre! Well, it measures a round 34cm from crown to sole.
19 October 2023, 19:28
Good idea to add a figure for showing the huge size of the missile. Well done build!
20 October 2023, 07:12
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your words are appreciat, mate, thank you indeed!
20 October 2023, 12:04
Pierre Pierre
Btw very nice metal finish
20 October 2023, 13:00
Ben M
What a beautiful result.
20 October 2023, 13:15
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much, Pierre and Ben- very motivating and appreciated!
20 October 2023, 16:20
Juergen Klinglhuber
WoW. Very impressing Roland ! 👍
20 October 2023, 17:54
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thanks Jürgen! Last weekend the two Atlas didn't make it to the "Euromodels" in Ried in time - it's nice that I can show them here! 🙂
20 October 2023, 19:01
This is really impressive. What paints did you use for the modulation?
11 January, 07:41
TH SCALE MODELS (Thomas Haberl)
ist zwar garnicht meine Welt, aber sieh sehr gut aus. Gratuliere 👍
11 January, 08:11
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you both very much!DThe The metal surfaces were applied in a few spray passes with different metal colours from Alclad. The main colours used were "White Aluminum", "Aluminum", "Dark Aluminum" and "Polished Aluminum" as well as "High Speed Aluminum". Lots of aluminium, it seems! 🙂
Thomas, thank you for your words - I am very interested in civil space travel, but it was the models from "Horizon Models" that made me decide to build a few models.
Thomas, danke für Deine Worte- ich bin zwar an der zivilen Raumfahrt sehr interessiert, trotzdem haben mich erst die Modelle von "Horizon Models" dazu gebracht, auch ein paar Modelle dazu zu bauen.
12 January, 06:11

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1:72 Convair SM-65D Atlas (Horizon Models 2001)

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