Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Models & Toys
  Revell's 1:8 "Apollo Astronaut on the Moon"

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Revell's 1:8 "Apollo Astronaut on the Moon"
history in miniature
Member

Posts: 456
From: Slatington, PA U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2009

posted 07-19-2010 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Build up of Revell's Apollo Astronaut on the Moon kit. I made all the corrections to replicate the A7L PGA.

Built sometime ago, it was recently retrofitted with regolith simulant.

Norman.King
Member

Posts: 225
From: Herne Bay, Kent, UK
Registered: Feb 2010

posted 07-19-2010 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Steve. Superb detail and I love the painted reflection on the visor.

Philip
Member

Posts: 4803
From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 07-19-2010 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the mouthpiece/parachute behind the astronaut, so the chute did deploy

GACspaceguy
Member

Posts: 1394
From: Guyton, GA
Registered: Jan 2006

posted 07-19-2010 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve, you took what I believe to be a mediocre model and turned it into a real representation of the great moment. Great work!

apolloprojeckt
Member

Posts: 756
From: arnhem netherlands
Registered: Feb 2009

posted 07-20-2010 01:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes right, what GACspaceguy said, very nice...

Tykeanaut
Member

Posts: 1623
From: Worcestershire, England, UK.
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 07-20-2010 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great. Makes mine look pathetic though!!

Apollo14LMP
Member

Posts: 188
From: UK
Registered: Nov 2007

posted 07-05-2011 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would it be possible to buy the pieces to make my model look like this really nice piece?

What is used to make the used/washed look please?

Any advice most appreciated...

history in miniature
Member

Posts: 456
From: Slatington, PA U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2009

posted 07-05-2011 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Contact me via e-mail, I will be happy to answer any of your questions.

flyXwire
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 07-05-2011 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for flyXwire   Click Here to Email flyXwire     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It turned out great! Beautiful model all around.

history in miniature
Member

Posts: 456
From: Slatington, PA U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2009

posted 07-06-2011 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you everyone for the kind words and encouragement.

garymilgrom
Member

Posts: 1571
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 07-06-2011 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve where is the rest of the 1/8 LM?

Daugherty54
Member

Posts: 269
From: Cabot, Arkansas, USA
Registered: Sep 2010

posted 08-29-2011 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is my first build in over 40 years. Not near Steve's but I am satisfied for a first attempt. I did my own base and added a few details such as extra hoses and such.

Apollo14LMP
Member

Posts: 188
From: UK
Registered: Nov 2007

posted 02-22-2013 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought one of the Revell 1/8 Apollo Astronaut kits, which was on offer in a local discount store for the sum of £5.00.

Inspired by an earlier post by a cS member, I have completed the model. The kit is not the best and required significant adaptation before completion.

Had to add PLSS aerial, hoses (Revell supply two right had side), and the visor is just awful — managed to change it with body filler. An old USB cable was useful in supplying the RCU PLSS lead, hoses, LEC and Velcro strips etc.

Okay now its done for the sum of five pounds though...

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement