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 Post subject: 1/144 NASA SLS Block 1
PostPosted: Tue 30 Oct 2012 14:59 pm 
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Here's my latest resin creation, the Block 1 version of the Space Launch System. The kit is based on the Block 1 SLS-1000X configuration from the 'Space launch System Program Launch Vehicle Specification' document issued by NASA 26th Jan 2012, and uses a stretched version of the Shuttle External Tank as its core stage, with four RS-25 SSME engines and two 5-segment boosters. I've painted it in the black/white scheme shown in the NASA publicity material, though I suspect that after the first couple of flights it will probably revert to the bare orange/brown insulation seen on the Shuttle tank.

The resin parts
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A few pics next to my DIRECT Jupiter J-130 to show relative size ( the SLS is 650mm high )
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I'm also building the Block 0 version, with a standard length tank core and 4-segment boosters - though it is unlikely that this version will ever be built by NASA.
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Next on the workbench is the cancelled Constellation launchers, Ares 1, Ares V ( big ! ), and Ares IV ( Ares V with Ares 1 upper stage )
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Great work Martin, look forward to seeing the Constellation series


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That's an amazing set of resin parts and a beautiful build.

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Great work Martin!

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Nov 2012 22:33 pm 
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Just to add some pics now I've finished the Block 0 version too.
Lineup of three DIRECT Jupiters ( J-130, J-246, and J-246 Heavy ), SLS Block 0, SLS Block 1, and a Saturn V and Saturn 1 to show relative size
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Block 0 with the alternative standard length cargo payload shroud
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And with the long shroud
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