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Old 04-06-2024, 01:06 PM
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Teakell’s Table; space craft (Shuttlecraft)…

As mentioned before, Joe builds the shuttles with care, and the craft Atlantis seems prevalent. In one of his small builds, the shuttle appears mounted upon the booster stacks and external tanks, all colored as typical of early shuttle configurations (see pic 1). In later shuttle flights, the external tank appears unpainted because NASA saw the benefit of saving both the cost of the white paint and the weight of the covering material. The loss of weight made the vessel more fuel efficient (though it did appear a brownish hue!).

Another pic shows Atlantis next to one of my favorite shuttles, Columbia (see pic 2). Again, ever the one to detail his builds, Joe provided opening bay doors for this tiny replica (see pic 3).



Picture 1: Pen sized Shuttle Atlantis c booster rockets

Picture 2: Opening the shuttle doors; finger sized…

Picture 3: Shuttle c opening bay…
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The Walk-Thru of the 2023 International Paper Modeler's Convention (IPMC); the 25th-pen-sized-shuttle-atlantis-c-booster-rockets.jpg   The Walk-Thru of the 2023 International Paper Modeler's Convention (IPMC); the 25th-opening-shuttle-doors-finger-sized.jpg   The Walk-Thru of the 2023 International Paper Modeler's Convention (IPMC); the 25th-shuttle-c-opening-bay.jpg  
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