|Card modeling is a creative and very inexpensive form of scale modeling that makes use of paper or card stock rather than plastic or metal. With patience and experience, a practiced card modeler can make extraordinary models out of paper that are amazingly accurate.
Here you will find all of the files needed to successfully construct a 1:16 scale card models of the 4 Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Spacecraft and a 1:96 scale model of the ATLAS V 421 launch vehicle. We have also included an optional 1:96 scale model of the payload fairing that reveals the 4 MMS spacecraft safely stacked inside.
|MMS Spacecraft 1:16 Scale
+ Parts Download | PDF | 7.1MB | 42 Pages
+ Manual Download | PDF | 16.8MB | 92 Pages
+ Transport Instructions Download | PDF | 155KB | 2 Pages
|ATLAS V 421 Launch Vehicle 1:96 Scale
+ Parts Download | PDF | 2.8MB | 8 Pages
+ Manual 1 Download | PDF | 5.6MB | 22 Pages
+ Manual 2 Download | PDF | 2.9MB | 16 Pages
+ Manual 3 Download | PDF | 2.1MB | 15 Pages
(Optional) ATLAS V 421 Open Payload Fairing with Visible Stack 1:96 Scale
+ Parts Download | PDF | 1.4MB | 2 Pages
+ Manual Download | PDF | 1.3MB | 11 Pages
Note About the ATLAS V Launch System:
The Atlas V Launch System is a family of vehicles in 2 versions, the 400 and 500 series. They all share the Common Core Booster (CCB), up to 5 strap-on Solid Rocket boosters (SRB), a Centaur stage and one of several Payload fairings (PLF). A three digit naming convention was developed for the Atlas V 400 and 500 series to identify its multiple configuration possibilities:
Things to Know Before Assembling Your Card Models:
|These models are meant for more experienced paper model builders who have some basic knowledge and techniques for card modeling. (The manuals do not cover basic techniques.) Although they may look very complicated, assembly is straightforward. Each manual is based on photos that will show all the important steps to assemble the models. Above all, be patient and enjoy!
Printing Out the Card Model:
About AXM Paper Space Scale Models:
|The AXM Paper Space Scale Models is a project dedicated to the art of building scale paper models of real spacecrafts. The owner/designer Dr Alfonso X Moreno is a physician from Florida working in Research, but has a passion and talent in building paper models in the Space category. Dr Moreno has a vast number of accurately designed paper models representing the main Space Programs from the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, the Commercial space vehicles and many more. AXM Paper Models website has joined ventures in designing models for Science and Space institutions such as the Australian CSIRO kids magazine, the Ecuadorian Space Agency EXA, NASA's Glenn Research Center (SCaN Testbed Model) and Goddard Space Flight Center. His website has been online since 2006 and as long as the Space Program is alive, his space paper models will be a valuable contribution to the Card Modeling community.
Find additional downloadable ATLAS V (400 and 500 series) launch vehicles at: www.axmpaperspacescalemodels.com
Additional MMS Spacecraft Models:
|MMS Model Made from Lego© Bricks:
Enjoy this model of the MMS spacecraft built entirely out of LEGO© bricks! Learn how to build your own MMS model or how to view a free ‘3-D’ version.
>> Lego© Model
MMS Bookmark Paper Model Activity:
Enjoy this creative ‘Bookmark/Activity’ that combines an MMS bookmark with a scale model. It makes the perfect visual aid when exploring giving talks about of the MMS mission while highlighting important connections to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
>> Paper Model