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« on: May 02, 2007 06:09:25 PM »

I decided to create a to scale felt model of the Space Shuttle! Everything is made of felt. The pieces are created from rolled felt cylinders and then those are covered with the exterior felt detail. I used those sheets of craft felt you get at the craft store and white Elmer's glue.

There are three parts to this model. First is the big orange thing which is the external fuel tank. On either side of the fuel tank is the rocket boosters. Each rocket booster has a propulsion system at its base. All of the detail on the fuel tank and rocket boosters is inlaid so nothing sticks out where it shouldnt. Each rocket is approximately 1 wide and the fuel tank is a little over 1.5 wide. When connected they stand 9 tall.

The third part is the orbiter. This was probably the most time consuming piece to make. It is 6.5 long, 3 tall (including the tail rudder), and has a wing span of almost 4. Again its made totally of felt. There are three engine nozzles on the back, as well as two smaller maneuvering nozzles near the rudder. The detailing on the rudder is also inlaid so it wouldnt be all bumpy. I added a little American flag detail to one wing and USA to the other. I didnt want to use embroidery (I though it might detract from the whole felt thing) so the letters and flag are made from thin strips of felt.

All pieces can be detached from each other, like the real deal.

Thanks for looking at my entry! I also posted more pictures on my blog if you want to see them!

p.s. The last two pictures are my actual shuttle in the sky! I love how it looks out there! I will post more pictures in this thread if you want me to! If you want to know more about it, just ask and I will do my best to answer your questions!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007 06:12:06 PM »

Oh my gosh!!  That's amazing! 

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007 06:18:21 PM »

You did such a good job, I am so impressed!  I can't believe it is totally felt!

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007 06:20:34 PM »

amazing I absolutely love that... and it is so acurate... when I saw it I cried out "Oh my god" to which the boy replied... "Lindsey you are such a dork"
dork or not... that just plain rocks!!!!


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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2007 06:44:19 PM »

I'm in awe of your attention to detail. Wow.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2007 07:19:33 PM »

holy shit that's amazing!!    Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007 07:23:54 PM »

That looks so perfect. It's amazing! Shocked Gosh, it's going to be so hard voting.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007 08:06:11 PM »

WOW. That looks extremely well made. Awesome job.  Cheesy

« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2007 08:18:01 PM »

Oh My Word!   Shocked  That is incredible!!  That makes me want to vote for you, and I'm even  in the challenge!  Fantastic job!

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007 08:21:06 PM »

ooooh thats quite technical and very nice!

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