Lot #8018
Orbital Sciences X-34 Model Tooling Master

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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Rare 1:15 scale tooling master model of the Orbital Sciences X-34 unmanned technology demonstrator built by Retro Rocket, from which production molds were produced. The model was CNC-milled using CAD data supplied by NASA/Orbital Sciences, measures approximately 46″ in length with a wingspan of 22″, and is mounted atop a wooden base measuring 14″ x 10″ x 1″ to a height of 14.25″. The model is composed of a high density urethane material covered in polyester resin, and is as accurate as a wind tunnel model. All of the parts to make this model cost Retro Rocket almost $5,000. Tooling masters like this are often damaged during the molding process and are rarely sold. In fine condition, with a few small dings to lower portion and some pitting edge of one wing.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #581 - Ended April 16, 2020