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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)

Orion III Space Clipper


36 28 October 2022, 17:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
This is not the Airfix model - but it should be seen in connection with it: as inspiration to get this somewhat smaller and extremely smart model by Moebius! The kit itself is simple and well made, the detail shapes tend to be a bit washed out- but the shapes that match the film model are impressive. Even in 1:160 scale, the Space Clipper is not that small. The interior made of plasticised cardboard is innovative - in the meantime I can say: it works, also as a solution for the cockpit.
28 October 2022, 17:40
There I watch, exactly my topic 👀
28 October 2022, 18:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
That is very pleasing!
29 October 2022, 11:34
that interior is very interesting.
30 October 2022, 09:40
Roland Sachsenhofer
That's it - and it actually "works" quite well
30 October 2022, 10:04
Roland Sachsenhofer
Here we continue with a few pictures of the Orion III prepared for surface colour - and in giant steps towards the end. I decided on a multi-textured surface with individual areas, masked off here, in a mild yellow tone as well as grey tones. Tomorrow the white will be applied in the form of Gunze H316, I'm looking forward to it!
14 December 2022, 17:04
Roland Revolvermann
Watching with great interest!
14 December 2022, 17:35
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you, dear namesake! 🙂
15 December 2022, 08:41
Villiers de Vos
Very nice work so far.
15 December 2022, 16:56
Villiers de Vos
Very nice progress.
15 December 2022, 17:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your words!
16 December 2022, 15:44
Love this ship. I hope to do one some day in 1:72 scale.
16 December 2022, 20:56
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you- in 1:72 scale, e.g. from Möbius, this iconic ship will look most impresive, that´s for sure.
17 December 2022, 08:41
Guy Rump
Looking good. 👍
17 December 2022, 10:38
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Guy. Decals have been applied, everything is sealed with Gunze gloss clear. I am looking forward to show you picture of the more or less finished Space Clipper!
17 December 2022, 18:10
Nathan Dempsey
Nice work. Can't wait to see the finish.
17 December 2022, 19:21
Roland Sachsenhofer
Nathan, thank you- it´s in the home straight!
18 December 2022, 07:21
Can't wait to see the final result
18 December 2022, 07:51
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Torsten!
Well, it´s done, pictures will follow soon.
22 December 2022, 08:42
Roland Sachsenhofer
Do you know what impressed me most about this project? The final view of our blue planet, gorgeous, precious beautiful - and impressively captured by the photographers from weightlessness! I will come back to this later, but to start with: "Space Clipper Orion III" is finished! The construction itself was unspectacular, whereby the parts proved to be reasonably accurate, but their contours were quite soft. The bought decals crumbled already during the first attempts and turned out to be completely useless; actually a luck, because this is how I like the Orion III best.

I took the liberty of adding the motif of the space clipper oscillating between the earth's surface and the space station to suitable surroundings with a little image processing. Maybe you feel the same way, that your heart swells! Not because of the beauty of the model, but because of the breathtaking beauty of our planet. An incredible sight - and a call to celebrate life in joy and mindfulness. In this spirit, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
22 December 2022, 09:09
Michael Kohl
I like the pics of the clipper in its natural habitat.
22 December 2022, 09:49
Awesome, especially the pictures in space are impressively well done. The blue planet triggers every time special feelings with me, I am fully with you 👍
22 December 2022, 10:20
Really lovely. Congratulations.
22 December 2022, 10:41
Łukasz Gliński
What a beauty 👍 That paper interior reminds me of the H0 building kits 😄
22 December 2022, 13:18
Guy Rump
Great effect. 👍
22 December 2022, 13:59
Nathan Dempsey
Those are beautiful photos. The finish on your build came out great too. Merry Christmas!
22 December 2022, 14:26
Ben M
Absolutely beautiful
22 December 2022, 19:21
Model results are really good, but with those background images, it is simply breathtaking!!
22 December 2022, 23:03
Roland Sachsenhofer
I am really happy about your reactions! thank you mates, for your comments; I find it very great that you are also taken with this sight, thank you very much for all the appreciation!
23 December 2022, 17:32
David R. Meizoso
Pic 23 is just beautiful! The ship is clearly dancing a Strauss waltz.
23 December 2022, 19:25
Roland Sachsenhofer
A connoisseur of the film! I'm glad about your comment, the appreciation- and the shared enjoyment of the pictures!
25 December 2022, 12:39
Roland Revolvermann
Gorgeous 👏
25 December 2022, 12:43
Ricardo Reis
Beautiful, another fine build, congrats Roland!
25 December 2022, 13:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your words make me happy, thank you very much!
26 December 2022, 18:15
Dieter Bihlmaier
Klasse geworden Roland!
26 December 2022, 19:02
Roland Sachsenhofer
Herzlichn Dank!
26 December 2022, 19:06
Juergen Klinglhuber
Absolutely awesome !
26 December 2022, 19:49
Roland Sachsenhofer
Jürgen, thank you for your comment!
27 December 2022, 08:14


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1:144 Orion III Space Clipper (Moebius Models 2001-2)1:144 Space Clipper (ParaGrafix Modeling Systems PGX140)

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