Images of the Full-Scale Model
A full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope was built by the prime contractor, Northrop Grumman, to provide a better understanding of the size, scale and complexity of this satellite. It was built and is supported entirely with Northrop Grumman internal funds. The model is constructed mainly of aluminum and steel, weighs 12,000 lb., and is approximately 80 feet long, 40 feet wide and 40 feet tall. The model requires 2 trucks to ship it and assembly takes a crew of 12 approximately four days. This model has travelled to a few sites since 2005. The photographs below were taken at some of its destinations.
Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD
This Flickr set shows the full-scale model at the Maryland Science Center in October 2011.
A few images from the set are below:
Battery Park, NYC
This Flickr set shows the construction of the full-scale model at Battery Park, NYC for the World Science Festival, May 30, 2010: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/sets/72157624196414186
There are two time-lapse videos of the model (one of its construction) available here.
Below is an 3 shot High Dynamic Range (HDR)
photo taken by Bobby Bradley.
Popsci also has a nice gallery of photos of the model.
This Flickr set shows the full-scale model on the National Mall in Washington, DC May 10-12, 2007.
Credit: EADS Astrium
The model was on display at The International Society for Optical Engineering's (SPIE) week-long Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentations conference,May 25 - 30, 2006. Image credit: (left) Mark Clampin. (right) unknown.
Goddard Space Flight Center
The full-scale model was assembled on the lawn at Goddard Space Flight Center, and displayed during September 19 - 25 2005. The Webb Telescope team took a group photo with it. Seeing the people gathered next to it shows its scale nicely. Credit: NASA