the most noticeable models created by Gamla Model Makers in 2015
is a giant 1:50 scale model of ISS. The model is twice larger
than our most popular 1:100 scale model. It depicts the latest
2015 configuration including the newly added elements such as
replicas of Dragon and Cygnus spacecraft, as well as the BEAM -
the inflatable habitat module.
The 1:50 scale version was developed using the 3D model of the
1:100 scale ISS. However, due to a larger size, the majority of
the elements were re-designed in order to increase the level of
detailing and overall accuracy. The internal reinforcement
system, supports and the order of assembly also were modified in
order to compensate for increased size and, most importantly,
weight. The images below provide an insight on the assembly of
the model and attaching magnetized elements. You can see how
large this model is on the images where the crew members
interact with it.
The model was delivered to the NASA Johnson Space Center where
it should be installed in the Visitors Center.