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Rockwell International Orbiter

All you need to know about Rockwell International Orbiter from a scale modeler perspective.


Category:Space - Space
Space - Space
Also known as:Space Shuttle
Used from:1976–2011
Used by:CivilMilitary
Manufacturer:US Rockwell
Model:International Orbiter

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Ignacy S. added a new photoalbum.
12 | 14. October 2020, 09:12
Nice, I'm in. Are you planning to also texture the tank to simulate the insulation? I've seen people use a flour technique for this.
15. October 2020, 01:32
Jasper Breur
Very interesting, following!
15. October 2020, 06:58
Thomas Espe
Taking a seat
15. October 2020, 07:05
Ignacy S.
Hi Starbase101. Yes, I will try to simulate foam insulation. I have two ideas: 1. Paint + baby powder, mixed and sprayed by airbrush. 2. One of the Textured Paint ZEROPAINTS ( e.g. https://www.zero-paints.com/Black_Textured_Paint_60ml_Engines_Interiors_etc--product--7612.html#next )
16. October 2020, 17:55
A mind-blowing extremely detailed 1:144 shuttle and launch pad diorama is being built in Germany and he's come up with a texturing technique that turned out very well: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=30316.1620
16. October 2020, 19:00
Ignacy S.
I have seen it many times and i'm following the topic. I think that airbrush could give me more control, if it not work then i will try flour technique.
Tkanks for sugestions.
17. October 2020, 07:54
Gastón Emilio
Nice project. I'm a shuttle fanatic. 👍
18. June, 16:23
Gastón Emilio added a new photoalbum.
23 | 10. May 2016, 15:45
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Nice and beautiful, like your build😎
13. February, 08:18
14. February, 19:02
Gastón Emilio
Thank you all for the comments
14. June, 23:02
Łukasz Gliński
Beatufilly made desk lamp mate. Hats off 🙂
15. June, 07:26
Gastón Emilio
Very thanks Lukasz👍👍
15. June, 11:46
Gastón Emilio added a new photoalbum.
13 | 29. June 2016, 00:00
Ulf Petersen
Excellent work, Gastón!👍
I like the finish of the Shuttle the most.

By the way: does it hurt that Messi left the Albiceleste?
29. June 2016, 05:14
Holger Kranich
Hi Gastòn,

i agree with Ulf about the excellent finish of the Shuttle! And how much noseweight was needed, not to produce a tailsitter? A Kilogramm? 😄😢
29. June 2016, 11:28
John Thomas
Very nice
29. June 2016, 12:04
Holger Kranich
The shuttle starts and landings had always something Magic to me.
29. June 2016, 14:02
soheil moghisi
Very nice.
29. June 2016, 15:28
Looking forward seeing the complete family 🙂
27. January 2017, 14:03
A reload, I'll watching 🙂
17. February, 13:02
17. February, 13:04
Looking really great, especially at that tiny scale!
22. February, 22:58
Very cool! Can you do an album of your Aliens diorama? I want to see that!
22. March, 18:53
Gastón Emilio
Thank you all for the comments
14. June, 23:02
Chris T. An added a new photoalbum.
12 | 18. June 2020, 10:33
Alec K
Awesome! I like those montage photos 👍
26. June 2020, 13:08
Lovely grime. 🙂 Is that perhaps pigments?
26. June 2020, 13:48
Chris T. An
Yes, it is a mix of pigments and dry brushing. I know it would have been better to make a real entry into the earth's atmosphere for the grime effects, but I had no booster rockets to get up into space. ;)
27. June 2020, 06:14
27. June 2020, 06:29
Alec K
😄 😄 😄. Yeah, but that would no longer qualify as modeling...
27. June 2020, 14:06
nice paintjob and cool pictures
15. September 2020, 11:24
Very good job! How did you solve the TPM? I'm just starting with this one, and not sure how to approach it. Your looks perfect!
8. June, 08:32
Sehe ich jetzt erst, tolle Arbeit und schöne Bilder 😎
8. June, 08:59
Chris T. An
Thank you all. I made a build review in a German community, there you can find some hints on my method to make the TPM surface:
8. June, 16:54
thanks for the extra info!
8. June, 19:01
Adam Barber added a new photoalbum.
7 | 3. January, 13:57
Nice, looking 👍
3. February, 04:08
Looks like the kit decals have yellowed quite a bit. Are you going to try using them or replace with newer decals?
7. February, 14:45
Mark D
You can tape the decals behind a window, with some strong sunlight (nowadays in europe not very present...) on it, the decals are getting more white, it really works, I've done it with some old Tamiya Honda RS1000 decals.
7. February, 21:14
Adam Barber
Thanks for the heads up folks.
I wont be using the Revell decals, I'll keep them in the spares box in case I need to bleach them in future.
What I will be using are the Enterprise decals from the Minicraft kit as they are the ones that represent how Enterprise looks now.
9. February, 14:11
Roland Gunslinger
Watching with interest 👍
9. February, 14:12
Adam Barber
Thanks Roland, hope you enjoy!
9. February, 15:12
Christian W
I'm looking forward for the process. I'm curious to see the added parts when it was on display.
17. May, 07:06
Michael S. added a new photoalbum.
View album, image #9
After a very, very long build time, I've started decals! The orbiter has a name, finally.
11 | 24. February, 16:17
Looking good so far. Waiting for the finish...
24. February, 18:49
A very nice looking kit of a real space ship. 👍
24. February, 21:16
interesting 🙂
24. February, 23:18
Nice start 👍
25. February, 15:41
Michael S.
Thank you everyone! Glad to see the light at the end of the tunnel on this one.
3. March, 16:56
3. March, 18:34
Christian W
The tiles looking great!
17. May, 06:57
Nit . added a new photoalbum.
27. April, 19:40
josefa added a new project.
17. April, 19:18
josefa added a new project.
In progress
17. April, 19:12
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17. April, 09:23