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Old 09-09-2007, 08:55 AM   #21
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:18 PM   #22
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Right, I've finally finished the Moonbus. Thanks to all who gave advice or helped with research. I've extended the height of the antenna based on the limited photographic evidence but not sure if it's not a bit too tall. Any comments would be appreciated.











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Old 11-09-2007, 11:39 PM   #23
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Very nice build up. The windows work well, letting you know to look inside, where there are more goodies waiting.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:44 PM   #24
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Thanks Tony42. The windows were a real pain as they weren't provided with the kit. I've been working on them for over a week. All attempts to tint clear plastic failed and I ended up getting blue and red acetate. But trying to get the proper shape of the front windows proved almost impossible. Eventually got something I'm relatively happy with but they aren't as neat as I would have liked.

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Old 13-09-2007, 07:56 AM   #25
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I hear no dissenting voices regarding the antenna, so I assume that I have that (more or less) right. On to the "real" photos at the weekend

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Old 13-09-2007, 09:50 AM   #26
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Very nice, Saturnapollo. I only think that there is a bit too much "dirt" in front of the right "shoulder".

I used to have the Aurora kit when I was a kid. Unfortunately my brother smashed it during a fight...
But I never forgot about that Moonbus and I hope to be able to buy a good model of it again some time.

I think you did a good job on the windows. The Aurora kit had also the outer front windows, which, at the time looked good to me, but as we know, they were not on the "real" effects model.
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Old 13-09-2007, 10:15 AM   #27
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Thanks Transporter. The dirt you mention is the exhaust from the RCS thruster and is even more pronounced in some photos of the real thing. I tried to tone it back a bit and fuzzy the edges as they are pretty stark on the studio model I think.

I could never have made the shape of the windows like the Aurora ones so glad they don't exist!!!!

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Old 17-09-2007, 07:02 PM   #28
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Beautiful moonbus Keith, I like it very much. My moonbuses are still waiting. I should soon do them, because a big D cm is on the way too soon. Saw the Kubrick exhibition in ZŁrich with a beautiful drawing/card board cut out of the moonbus , but NO chance to take pics. Guards sitting in every corner.

http://www.kubrick.ch/

I will try to make the front windows by first making a flexible inlay of plastic, take a mould of the windows section then and in a third stage cast them with clear polyester like I used to do for paper weights years ago and fitthem in. Just a tip if somebody else has a moonbus waiting on the bench.
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Old 17-09-2007, 08:54 PM   #29
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Thanks very much. Sounds like you have a good plan to make the windows. Best of luck with them.

Here are a couple of my first "real" photos it it.





The lunar surface is a Terragen 2 render (takes about 7-12 hours to render one of these at 3000 x 2000), but thought the foreground was a bit bare so added some rocks from a couple of Apollo 17 photos.

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Old 17-09-2007, 09:22 PM   #30
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Looks superb.
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Old 17-09-2007, 10:42 PM   #31
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No stars. FAKE! (Otherwise very nice)
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Old 17-09-2007, 10:50 PM   #32
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Actually there are stars, but just not visible in an image this size!!! I like to keep my stars subtle, otherwise they look like golf balls when printed at A4.

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There are stars! FAKE!
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Old 17-09-2007, 10:59 PM   #34
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Ha!
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Old 17-09-2007, 11:01 PM   #35
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Sorry -- I've spent a lot of time debunking moon landing hoaxers on YouTube these last few days....
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Old 18-09-2007, 08:39 AM   #36
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A couple of nice pictures there Keith.
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