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1/48 Apollo 11 Lunar Module "Eagle"
betheyn
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2011 - 06:14 PM UTC
Hot on the heels of Dragonís new 1/72 scale collection of spacecraft kits, a new range of larger models scaled at 1/48 is also blasting off! The first kit shows the Lunar Module (LM), christened Eagle, which landed on the southern Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969.

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sirmyg
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012 - 08:42 PM UTC
Any idea how compatible the New Ware detail kits intended for the Revell/Monogram kit are with this one?
kladivat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 06:36 AM UTC
Even I did not tested it together with the Dragon kit. Dragon LM looks at first look very nice, but there are some major dimensions problems as length of the landing stage, downscaled windows, shape of bottom of landing stage etc. etc.
So good old Monogram kit is still much better starting point for building nice and correct 1/48 LM model, it is correct in dimensions, so you have to add some details only.
BTW the Apollo CSM from Dragon is much better and you can connect it to Monogram LM using a connecting part included in New Ware NW204 detail set.

Tom
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kladivat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 06:41 AM UTC
A note about Dragon kits. I have almost all of them. Be carefull when buying them. They are usually a mix of excellent features and very bad features. The typical example is their 1/72 Mercury Redstone: excellent Mercury Cabin+LES and very very poor booster (let's say flat tube)...and it is presented as Freedom 7 LV, but the cabin is Liberty Bell 7.

Tom
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