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R7 Soyuz Baikonur launch complex Options
darbyvet
#1 Posted : 02 January 2017 17:04:56

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Here is my entry for the 2017 build of the year competiton.It will be a diorama consisting of LVM studios 1/144 Soyuz Baikonur launch complex with a Real Space Models 1/144 Soyuz rocket ready to launch.

The Baikonur comsodrome in Russia is the first and largest active operational space launch facility. The launch complex can be modified to various configurations depending on the type of rocket it is launching. The R7 family of rockets is Russias workhorse providing reliable transportation of cosmonauts, astronauts, satellites and supplies to the ISS.


The LVM studios kit can be configured to various rockets-Soyuz,Salyut,Vostock and Sputnik,

The kit is made up of resin pieces for the base and equipment boxes and photoetch for the metal towers. The instructions are quite good with exploded diagrams and various options throughout the build for the different rockets. The photoetch is very detailed and hopefully will be easy to fold.I will probably be soldering the metal parts because they are quite big and the attachment points are very small.

The Soyuz rocket is a Real Space models kit.Real Space models makes some very nice rocket kits and their Soyuz rocket is no exception.It is mainly resin with a couple of photoetched parts.

So here are some pictures of the kits.Construction will be starting very shortly in the vain hope I will be finished more than a day before the deadline for the competition!!

Best of luck to everyone that enters this year.There are some amazing models in the line up already.



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Spal
#2 Posted : 02 January 2017 17:42:35

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Interesting subject Carl, good luck with it BigGrin

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#3 Posted : 02 January 2017 17:42:44

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Interesting subject Carl, good luck with it BigGrin

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#4 Posted : 02 January 2017 18:38:26

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Now that`s different.

Cool Cool Cool

Confused I know there`s a time difference your side of the pond, but I think your a bit late for 2016. You should be in 2017 by now.Flapper

Looking forward to the etch work in this one. Good luck in the comp.

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yes but dont forget I built a time machine last year so I can go back in time and re enter the 2016 competition Flapper Flapper Flapper Flapper

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#5 Posted : 02 January 2017 18:40:12

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Great to see something different, watching with interest and good luck Cool
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#6 Posted : 02 January 2017 20:19:37

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BigGrin looks a nice kit and best of luck in the compCool
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#7 Posted : 02 January 2017 22:08:03

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Wow, now that is a really interesting build subject!Love Drool Can't wait to see this under way, great choice!BigGrin
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#8 Posted : 02 January 2017 22:22:25

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Here is a link to a video of a Soyuz launch from Baikonur.You can see the large support towers have already been lowered out of the way and then the umbilical tower separates and finally the first stage supports tilt back as the rocket lifts off.Very cool.

You can make the towers in the kit moveable so you can pose them supporting the rocket or as they appear after launch


http://aboutkazakhstan.c...-soyuz-u-from-baikonur/


Carl

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#9 Posted : 02 January 2017 23:56:11

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You know how to pick some great kits Carl and this looks like it could be something special.... look forward to seeing this and wish you luck with your entry.....Drool Drool

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#10 Posted : 03 January 2017 00:15:39

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Hi Karl.
Great looking kit. look forward to seeing your progress Ian.Cool BigGrin
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#11 Posted : 03 January 2017 09:48:10

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A fantastic choice for your entry Carl, I've seen some of those LVM Studio kits before and they are just amazing!! Drool ThumpUp

I'm a big fan of real space and will definitely be watching your build all the way. I wish you good luck in the competition.


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Another interesting build entry from you Carl, looks like it will build into a great display piece.

It's nice to see so many varied entries in this years competition Cool
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#13 Posted : 10 January 2017 16:30:17

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I made a start on the base.I epoxied the side pieces to the top of the base.Fit wasnt good at all so I will need to fill the gaps then putty everything to get a smooth finish.The central ring section had a huge pour stub on it that needed slicing off with a dremel and sanding down.The various pieces that attach to the base are supposed to be attached with screws though the base, but I am going to use dowels.


Carl

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Good to see a start on this, will be following with interest and good luck with the build Cool
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Nice start Carl, look forward to it taking shape.

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Great to see this build underway, will be following this!BigGrin
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BigGrin Nice start and someones going to get car filler crazzy LOL Cool
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Good to see you underway Carl. I see what you mean about the terrible fit Blink, I'm sure you'll have that sorted in no time at all Cool
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Nice start Carl even if a bit hit and miss with the fit of parts, though I'm sure you'll cope with it after the amazing job you did on your Time Machine which also had some bad fitting resin parts if I remember correctly?

Great to see this build diary finally being launched Carl, well done!! (pun intended) BigGrin Cool ThumpUp


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#20 Posted : 20 February 2017 19:05:56

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Thanks everyone,
I am taking advantage of unusually warm weather to use some automotive filler to blend in the extra plastic I had to add to the base.This stuff stinks so I hate using it indoors, but since it was 60f yesterday I could mix it up and apply it outside.Once it dries I will sand it down and then start painting the base.


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