Author Topic: space shuttle  (Read 2060 times)

Offline mike1003

  • Playmo Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1205
space shuttle
« on: May 08, 2011, 17:47:00 »
after sorting my incomplete sets i found something very intressting. i still have a complete body of the big airplane. when i was thinking what i should do with it, selling or whatever i had an idea. a space shuttle. so i was looking around the web for cool pics. i think its duable but theres only 1 small problem. i think i can use 95% playmo parts but for the wings i need to take plastric sheets. does anyone has experience with those sheets? are they comming in different thinknesses? iam now really keen to get that spaceshuttle done  :love: :love: :love: :love:

Offline flatcat

  • Playmo Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 4001
  • Gender: Male
Re: space shuttle
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 18:13:40 »
BOND,CLICK BOND made a great Moonraker 5 a little while back:

http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=4328.0

Damo :)
 

Offline mike1003

  • Playmo Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1205
Re: space shuttle
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 20:23:27 »
thx for that link.. didnt seen that before.. i was more thinking on a starting space shuttle with the fuel things on it.. but nice to see how he did the wings

Offline Wesley Myers

  • Playmo Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1825
  • Gender: Male
Re: space shuttle
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 22:21:09 »
He says "balsa" for the wings but it looks to be a plywood - not balsa.

Balsa is very light in colour and VERY light in weight with very fine grain.  Also, it's VERY fragile and hard to get in large sheets like that (most of the time it is in little 'strips').  I would not use balsa for the wings.  They'll just break off on you. 

From the pictures it looks to be a 1/8th inch think piece of plywood with grain that is not very fine. 

Offline BOND, CLICK BOND

  • Playmo Enthusiast
  • *
  • Posts: 60
  • Gender: Male
  • Geobra is not enought
Re: space shuttle
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 23:33:37 »
 
From the pictures it looks to be a 1/8th inch think piece of plywood with grain that is not very fine. 

Hi, These in the certain thing. "Balsa" is the spanish word for plywood  :-[
 
The plywood was later cover whit plastic cardboard ( top and bottom) and all cover whit putty, The final result is sufficiently resistant .
fox know many tricks,hedgehog know only one, but one very good.

Offline mike1003

  • Playmo Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1205
Re: space shuttle
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 23:36:39 »
yep plywood is perfect

Offline Playmoholics

  • Playmo Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 1354
  • Gender: Female
Re: space shuttle
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 23:55:23 »
That is a marvelous idea  :picsplz: (when you are finished of course- or when you are working on it, too).
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive – Howard Thurman.
I need Playmobil!