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Old 31-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default 1/8th scale lunar module scratchbuild

hello everyone here is one I began ealier but have not yet completed the model the ascent stage is complete and ready to paint but the landing stage has yet to have its legs fitted which I hope to have done soon. please let me know what you think and be honest ( it helps improve the models )

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Old 31-05-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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How this brings back the memories! The chock-a-block module design, the shiny crinkly foil, and yes even those bulky spacesuits - nice-looking figure there too. Looking forward to seeing both stages together.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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How this brings back the memories! The chock-a-block module design, the shiny crinkly foil, and yes even those bulky spacesuits - nice-looking figure there too. Looking forward to seeing both stages together.
thank you for the comments the figure is by revell not me I am afraid it may be a few weeks bafore the model si completed but I will post as soon as it is ready for launch.

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
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Blimey this looks excellent building! I started to scratch build the interior for the 1:48 Revell Lunar Lander a couple of years ago but then realised that you wouldn't see a damn thing through the windows no matter how well I built it lol so it got left on the shelf and I've never (yet) returned to it!
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:14 AM   #5
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Default Much-loved and worth revisiting....

A real-life spacecraft from which so many creative ideas stemmed, and one which, at the time, captured the imagination of an entire generation of children. It's a real pleasure to see it featured here and I, for one, know that you'll end up with a great model.

Will follow this with real interest,

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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How did you do the rivets?

This reminds me of that Mc Donnell -Douglas rep in 'apollo 13' who was so proud of the performance of the LEM in exceeding its specifications: " How about that LEM, huh?"

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Old 03-06-2014, 09:11 AM   #7
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Love the detailing and figures, interesting project
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hello Mr Ham Salad, good name well the rivets are very simple I use evergreen rod of various diameters and just cut very thin slices then bung them on if you use liquid poly cement once stuck on the model I then give them a further coat of glu which seems to round out the dges making the bits look more like rivets give it a try.

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #9
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hello mr Richardlamer, well the ascent stage stands 15 inches tall and the descent stage about 11 inches tall with out engine and legs with legs on pherhaps the model will be about 30 inches I guess as I have yet to complete the landing legs. the figure was the thing which set the whole model off, I bought it at the IPMS show modelers world for 6 pounds it is by revell and is 1/8th scale I had it just sitting there for a while then thought what the hell lets build him a home and thats how the LEM got going.

if you need anymore info just ask as I was told when very young you only learn if you ask questions

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I can take that one further, thanks to one of my junior-high (now called "middle") school science teachers. He put it in such a way that, some 50 years later, I remember it still.

"The stupidest questions," he told us, "are the ones that are NOT asked."


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Old 17-03-2016, 06:43 PM   #11
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hello everyone here is one I began ealier but have not yet completed the model the ascent stage is complete and ready to paint but the landing stage has yet to have its legs fitted which I hope to have done soon. please let me know what you think and be honest ( it helps improve the models )

regards Barrie ( the old guy )
Did you ever finish your 1/8 scale LM? Here is a picture of a 1/12 Soviet LK next to a scratchbuilt LM. The figures are Major Matt Mason (Mattel).

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Old 27-03-2016, 01:43 PM   #12
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Hello mr Digidrink,
well I will have to say NO, other model took over and as yet I am still looking for a good set of foot pads for the landing section most of the work is done but people have asked me to do commisions for them and I tend to push things back a bit. I have recently completed the Executor from star wars which is now in a private collection and I have also completed but not yet painted Venator from star wars. I will complete the model but just exactly when I could not say. thank you for your interest and the photo.

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Barrie,

Understood. The LM is a huge undertaking. Mine took about 5 months "back in the day":

http://wildtoys.com/MMMPage/MMMresources/LM/index.asp
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