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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC

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Vance,

No pic.

Michael



Gah! i even had a friend have a look to see if would work this time... Let's see what I did wrong this go-around.

I tried some advice from a another forum. hopefully it is showing now??





Yep!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC

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Vance,

No pic.

Michael



Gah! i even had a friend have a look to see if would work this time... Let's see what I did wrong this go-around.

I tried some advice from a another forum. hopefully it is showing now??


MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Vance,

No pic.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC
Boosters assembled but still in a rough state (not glued to central rocket yet). My quality assurance inspector is dubious.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 07:04 AM UTC

Just a very small progress...
Added some scratching and used a piece of clear sprue for the front light and couldn't resist to try out my newly received metal color from Vallejo. Only a quick cover on that strut with a brush - looks quite useful.






Th mas
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 05:31 AM UTC

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Vance,

Your pics aren't coming through.

Michael



Thanks for the heads up. I tried creating a shared folder in Google now and updated the original posts. Please let me know if they show for you now.




Yeah Vance,
it's all shown up now. Good to see another build.
Nice project and good progress!

Th mas
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 05:27 AM UTC
Yep, they're there now!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 05:04 AM UTC

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Vance,

Your pics aren't coming through.

Michael



Thanks for the heads up. I tried creating a shared folder in Google now and updated the original posts. Please let me know if they show for you now.
Removed by original poster on 03/26/19 - 16:56:56 (GMT).
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:59 AM UTC
Vance,

Your pics aren't coming through.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
This is my first try linking images from my google pics, so please let me know if ya'll aren't seeing them.

anyway, It's a pretty simple kit, but the halves of the various cylinders and cones are flattened a bit where the seams are so will require a lot of filler to get rid of the flat section where the halves meet. Also the surface texture is very rough so everything needs to be sanded smooth.

Even just getting the various halves together is a considerable effort.

Here is how far I got with a couple hours work last night:


You can see the seams I am referring to on the booster on the right (though the pic makes it look far more innocent than it is)

3 more boosters to go and then I can figure out how i want to build up the seams to be true round (putty or strips of plastic, not sure which I'll do yet).
vanize
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
I'm a bit late on the start in this campaign (mainly because I haven't been on the site or even modelling much in the past few years), but when I saw this campaign notice, I couldn't resist pulling this out of the stash:
YellowHammer
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 09:13 AM UTC
Thanks Thomas,
I'm learning a lot from your build. I don't have your level of skill at scratch building but I hope to add a little detail to the kit.
John
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 11:59 PM UTC


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Certainly looks you have your work cut out for you with that kit Thomas.



Iain, I wish I could do - but not. So progress is only slow and little by little.

John,
good luck with it! It's the same like mine boxed with all modules, except the docking plate on the top.

Nice Pasi, a winged tube


Had a chance to work a bit on the LM again.
More surgery and some corrections. Adding a scribed piece of styrene to simulate the door instead of excessive cleaning the eliminated structure and scribing the raw plastic in that narrow area.
Thinking now about how to rebuild all the struts...








Th mas
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 04:40 AM UTC
This is also quite simple build (white balance is bit off, but it's white):



Next decals, PE and black paint to selected areas, which should complete the Redstone missile part of the rocket. Then, there's the Mercury module and simple launch pad.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 02:42 PM UTC
Hi guys,
I'm in with this, the Revell Apollo XI LEM 1/100, kit 04832. Been lurking and figured it was time to jump in. Planning on a simple OOB build.

Thanks
John



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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
Thanks guys. The Dragon kit is certainly a nice starting point, but there is a lot that could be done to make it even better for someone with the time and patience.

Certainly looks you have your work cut out for you with that kit Thomas.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC
As I said before, I'm not satisfied with what the kit provides.
I'm still trying to improve the major difficulties on the modules and here`s just a small progress:

Worked on the bigger and some of the smaller exhausts/nozzles. Could be hollowed out, or?







Next was the capsule and Huey, Dewey & Louie. Since little Louie won't be seen inside the CM I didn't paid attention for him. The other guys were cleaned but one is missing his Portable Life Support System (PLSS)
So I try to scratch one from a piece of sprue (carefully heatened and pressed on the back to get the shape). Than sanded down.







Finally a little bit on the LM. Some rescribings and addtions.
The rear box will be covered with some sort of foil (I have to look for). The 4 stream deflectors (?) and their struts ere not supplied in the kit. Thought about how to display them. They look shiny and solid on the rear while the front inside is covered up. For a prototype I used a piece of aluminum (candle) and adhesive foil.






Cheers, Th mas
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC

Very well done, Iain!
That really loks pretty good to me.

Th mas
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 03:08 AM UTC
I think it looks great Iain!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:10 PM UTC
It's completed.

Not entirely satisfied with the paint finish of the ascent module and it still looks really shiny even after a coat of clear flat.















There is certainly a bit more work that could be done to improve the model but I am reasonably happy with the overall result.
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC


Very well done on the decent stage, Iain!

You really had a good eye for the details and done a pretty good paint job.
Certainly you checked out closely the available ref pics. Move on, looking foreward to it.


I'm still struggeling on the shapes and details of my Revell kit's modules. Surgery, rework and sanding... period. So yet not much to show.

Th mas
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 05:10 PM UTC
Need to touch up the paint on some of the leg supports but my descent module is finished.



Now I need to finish painting the ascent module.
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC
And this arrived today:


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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 08:56 PM UTC
My descent stage is 90% assembled.



The instructions for this are woefully inadequate.

There are several mis-numbered parts (F8 and F9 don't exist, they should be E8 and E9).

Part E8 (labelled F8 in part of the instructions) is called for 3 times, there are only 2 in the kit, and only one is needed for the corner with the ladder. All others should be E9.

E1,2,3,4 (2 of each) only fit in specific spots, so I simply cut all of them off and tested them one at a time as I glued the leg supports on. Pretty sure I still got a couple in the wrong spot.

Similarly F2, and F3 are not interchangeable. The pins that secure them to the body are directional.
The gold coating also seems to be at least partially impervious to styrene cement. I recommend scraping the mating surfaces clean, or reinforcing with superglue.

And my earlier complaint about no painting guidance is slightly wrong. It's not in the instruction sheet, but rather on the bottom of the box, which is not a place I have ever had to look before.