Oh, it's a kit. Im sorrym but I just thought you made it yourself because I'll try to seek some advice from you how you did. ^^ Because I just made also a spaceshuttle and the rocket itself in cardboards and painted them, and now I don't know what to do to them to make them more detailed and awesome. ^^ Though, how big is it?
Yes, with all the smooth curves of the craft. They're just unpredictable to make it on paper and boards! ^^
and... XD unfortunately, I just made it just about 5 months ago, BUT it's half damaged right now. hehehe, I just left in unprotected for a week at our living room, then when I came to find it, the tail that is pointing up broke. But I'll try... I will repair it sometime (for you).
i had a similar kit, quite big as well, and considering i made it when i had only a fraction of the experience i have now, it was pretty neat ^__^ unfortunately it crashed some day due to my cat and was a total loss
anyways, its a pretty nice model, and its looking preeety good +D does yours also have ability the to open the cargo bay doors with a satellite + moving arm inside?
Of course the payload bay doors can be opened. And yes there is also the "Canadarm". But there is no satellite inside but the space lab and some research equipment with something that looks like a telescope, as you can see here: [link]
Hi, depends on the scale of the model. Mine is 1:72 and about 45 cm long. The assembling of the parts is not the difficult part. The parts are quite large and easy to put together. The hard part comes when you need to apply the paint. The Shuttle isn't just black and white, no. You have 2 different shades of white, 3 of black and 2 of grey. And several other colours for minor details like blue for the seats. WHats especially difficult is the colour of the heatshield. Because it is not just black, it is a special mixture of 90% grey and 10% black (according to my building instructions). You should have some experience in builing those models. You do not have to be perfect but you have to know what you are doing. The large areas are best painted with an airbrush pistol. In fact that is the only proper way to do that. If you do not have an airbrush set, you needn't try in the first place because you cannot achieve such flat and even colour surfaces with any paintbrush. My model is rated with the highest difficulty for a reason. Don't get me wrong, even I made some mistakes whan I built it. Oh, and you need a lot of patience for applying all those little decals.
Hope I could help. If you have any questions feel free to ask me