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Old 07-12-2018, 10:54 PM
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1:24 Fortezza Orbiter

I work at a University every year we throw a big party to welcome the students back in September, every department goes nuts decorating. Last years theme was Construction as our building is being remodeled. this year it is blastoff, so very space themed. I decided I want to build a big orbiter to decorate our deparment. so Im enlarging the Fortezza shuttle to 1:24. I will probably need to make a wooden frame in it. I am going as easy as possible no Landing Gear cargo bay closed...
so to enlalrge it to 1:24, its basically changing each 8.5x11 page to 12 11x17 pages...

here is the first "page" Nickel for scale...

Wish me luck (at least I have til september to get it done...

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Old 07-12-2018, 10:55 PM
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BTW a 1:24 Orbiter is about 5 feet long.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:21 AM
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If you would like to push yourself to 1:16 I have the cockpit for you...
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:52 AM
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Dude!!!!!!!!!!! I was thinking of the same project a few months ago but kinda put it on hold cause the printing cost of that in A2 is rm700=$175ish anyways ... good luck with the HUGE project :D
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:03 PM
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Best of luck with the project. And, yeah, at that scale you'll need to beef up the fuselage sides and cargo bay. I even felt the need to do that when I built it in 1/96th scale.

Formers for the forward fuselage would also be helpful in 1/24th, but I don't know of any.

Keep in mind the Fortezza Orbiter has the early tail, so if you're wanting to build Atlantis on any mission from STS-66 onwards, have to alter the tail to include the drag chute housing.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:09 AM
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Best of luck on this project.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:51 AM
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Really looking forward to following this build. I think you will enjoy the "feel" of the big size of this model. Best of luck!

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