Michael Mackowski of Space in Miniature sent me an announcement of his latest report:
Space In Miniature Tech Report 4 – Energiya Buran
Reference Book for Model Builders
The fourth installment in the Space In Miniature (SIM) short-form “Tech Reports” series of reference booklets for spacecraft modelers is now available. The 30-page digital publication, SIM Tech Report #4 – Energiya Buran, describes in detail how the author, Michael Mackowski, built six different model kits of the old Soviet Union’s Energiya Buran heavy lift rocket and orbiter.
The Buran program, with its associated Energiya heavy booster, was the Soviet response to the United States Space Shuttle. The Energiya booster was only launched twice, in 1987 and 1988.
A total of six different kits in two scales are included in this book, which is loaded with over 70 photos of work in progress of the following subjects:
- 1/288 Energiya Buran (STC Start)
- 1/288 Energiya Polyus (STC Start)
- 1/288 Energia Buran (Master Modell)
- 1/144 Energia Buran (Anigrand)
- 1/144 Buran (Rho Models)
- 1/144 Buran (Ark)
The SIM Tech Reports cover topics that are too short or too narrow in subject matter for full length printed books. These are also distributed only as electronic (pdf) copies, which can be printed by the customer. It allows the use of color illustrations, and customers get their books via a simple download. The pdf download sells for $7.00 and is available at spaceinminiature.com.
Check out videos of SIM projects on Michael Mackowski’s YouTube channel. It includes several videos about the Energiya Buran project, e.g.
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