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Old 26-05-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default MYSTERY LEM KIT?

i got this recently on ebay. it pupports to be a revell, but it's not the 1/48 one freely available that we all know...even though it's about the same size.
it has extendable legs and a removeable cabin. the decals are paper stickers and it's clealy old








any ideas anyone?
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Old 26-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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I don't know what model that is but the decent stage is too small for that accent stage and it's proportions are off.
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Old 26-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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Might it be the old Aoshima one in 1/48 scale? It was re-released a couple years ago, but I believe is out-of-producton once again.

Ah, wait, Hobby Link Japan still has the re-release... http://www.hlj.com/product/AOS04749
The description says nothing about the Aoshima model having an interior, though...

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Old 26-05-2011, 09:42 PM   #4
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could it be the Revell 1/48 Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero First Lunar Landing

shown here?

http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/foru...p?topic=2262.0

*edit - hmm maybe not, my bad*
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Old 26-05-2011, 09:49 PM   #5
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It looks more like a toy than an assembled kit
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Old 26-05-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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Might it be the old Aoshima one in 1/48 scale? It was re-released a couple years ago, but I believe is out-of-producton once again.

Ah, wait, Hobby Link Japan still has the re-release... http://www.hlj.com/product/AOS04749
The description says nothing about the Aoshima model having an interior, though...
I think CR wins

AmazonAmazon
talks of the interior, extendable legs etc

pic attached for comparison
aoshima.jpg

key point in its favour, the panel between the windows, seemes different on all models, and these 2 match
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Old 27-05-2011, 07:24 AM   #7
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Yep.....that's the baby! it must be the first issue i think. thanks for your help guys!
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Old 27-05-2011, 12:26 PM   #8
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It is the Aoshima kit as CR states. But it was marketed as 1/24 if I remember correctly. The Ascent Stage is close to that but the Descent Stage is around 1/48. Truly dreadful kit.

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Old 27-05-2011, 06:35 PM   #9
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Dreadful, but it looks great for greeblies!

Glad I could help, deraenged. I was thinking of getting that reissue kit (just for nostalgia's sake) for several months now, but the cost was prohibitive. Now that I see it's so inaccurate, I definitely shall wait until it's on sale for a much lower price.
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It reminds me of the LM they used in Superman II
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Maybe you could use it for a Moon Zero Two model! (I suspect you'd end up just scratch-building the lot though).
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Old 27-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #12
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funny...i've already thoght about that. moon zero 2 is a favourite of mine and it's links with the sfx for 1999 are clear...nick allder etc. but yes you are right. i've looked at the images i have of the original model and a conversion is out really, though there's a huge difference between the miniatures and the full size set. i'll consult with david sisson, (mark 42). i believe he's the moon zero 2 expert on here.
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