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Old 04-09-2018, 01:53 AM
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Enter the Dragon!

Couldn't resist the movie reference!

Here's my 1/72 SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the CRS-12 resupply mission to the International Space Station in August 2017.

It's Alfonso's design (, enlarged from its original scale of 1/100 using Gimp graphics software. I added a few strips of white vinyl tape and other paper panels to make some of the 2-D structures three-dimensional. I also glued a small semicircle of plastic sheet under the attach point of each solar panel for support; at this scale at least, they won't stay level without propping up.

This was an easy build for me -- less than two weeks! Eventually, I'll build the Progress, ATV and Kounotori ISS resupply ships as well.

Les (The Voice of Authority)
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:46 AM
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Wow, it is gorgeous!
It scaled really well, Umtutsut. Well done!
Alfonso X. Moreno
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:19 AM
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Very nice. I will sometimes sandwich transparent sheet in something like the solar panels to help give extra support. Makes it last a bit longer before gravity causes a droop
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:56 AM
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Your builds are always an inspiration, Les, and this one is no exception. Great job!
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