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history in miniature
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posted 06-21-2010 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Monogram's 1/48th scale Lunar Module with New Wares' detail set, Space Model Systems' decals and real Kapton (thanks Jurg). Built under commission for a fellow cSer.

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posted 06-21-2010 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simply beautiful! Great job Steve.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-21-2010 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super job Steve... looks great!!!

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posted 06-21-2010 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
She is a beautiful model and yes, I’m very pleased with it -- thanks Steve.

It's as accurate a model of LM-5 that you're likely to get and complements the CSM Steve also built for me perfectly.

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posted 06-21-2010 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome!

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-22-2010 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, you have the LM nailed!

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posted 06-22-2010 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to all,

Steve

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posted 06-23-2010 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me also add... what a beautiful model.

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posted 06-23-2010 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job!

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posted 06-23-2010 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I keep looking at your model and waiting for the front hatch to open and Neil start backing out onto the porch. It's like you took an actual LM and shrunk it down. Absolutely great! Meanwhile, would you have a view from the bottom side you could post?

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posted 06-24-2010 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks so good that all you need is a lunar surface and you could hoax your own moon landing!

JOKING!

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posted 06-24-2010 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Again, a heartfelt thanks to all who have posted. I have provided a couple of more pictures. The only feature that I did not highlight on the model because of scale was the silver rivets. Every one of them is present but in this scale they overwhelm the model, and the beige/green color of the anodized 5056 aluminum does not show through and each panel was different color. This was the first time they used this procedure on the 5056 aluminum and after LM-5 they got a handle on the process. LM-5 therefore had a unique ascent stage color.

2024 aluminum used a sulfuric acid anodizing process and the 5056 aluminum used a chromic acid process.

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posted 06-24-2010 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for posting those additional views. Absolutely remarkable!!

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posted 06-24-2010 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, the LM belongs in a museum, for it truly is an exceptional work of art!! Outstanding job!!

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 06-25-2010 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work Steve, you really nailed it with the skin covering. Looks like you could poke a scale finger through it!

These things are so fragile and ungainly looking, its amazing the moon landings went as well as they did.

Was that a great era or what!!

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posted 06-27-2010 02:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for snoopie   Click Here to Email snoopie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a great model history in miniature, maybe you can also place some close up photos of an inch close?

Maybe you knew this guy also, Vincent Meens?

He is already building a LM for more than five years, unbelieving people what you are going to see...

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posted 06-27-2010 05:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know Vincent's LM well, we are both members of the Space Modelers group.

Vincent's model is 1/24 scale, mine is 1/48th scale, half the size.

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posted 06-27-2010 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just what Steve said, 1/24 is more easy to paint and not forgot the foil parts than a scale 1/48, 1/48 is more tweezers work...

But I must give Vincent a compliment for his more than five years building on that LM. He must be a very patient model builder.

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posted 06-27-2010 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dfox   Click Here to Email dfox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You must look at the pictures on the website. This thing is totally insane!!!

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posted 06-28-2010 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by snoopie:
That is a great model history in miniature, maybe you can also place some close up photos of an inch close?

Steve doesn't have LM 5 anymore but I'm pleased to do this for you.

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posted 06-28-2010 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That 1/24th scale LM is amazing. You can almost see the 1201 alarm on the DSKY!

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