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martin00sr
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posted 04-08-2013 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for martin00sr   Click Here to Email martin00sr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! How did you do the heat shield on the CM?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 04-08-2013 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Martin. It's done by overlays drap painting with four colors as last make some shadow flares. It's not so difficult.

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posted 05-19-2013 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 15 F-1 diorama in silver is ready, it's fase 5 version with more details, fuel line tubes, etc. So as every one F-1 is this the nicest one.

This will be the last F-1 in silver, the cost to make this kind of models are skyrocketing. The model has a double pose: up or down (more photos).

apolloprojeckt
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posted 05-27-2013 04:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new diorama, this time build for a cS member, more kind of a education desktop model (photo gallery).

Theme: an Apollo PBC LES diorama scale 1/25, both models a 3D printing version.

The Apollo CM has a extra chrome bare metal foil, docking mode in real silver as the nose cone. The heatshield was the most difficult work (honeycomb pattern), six hours good masking work for 10 seconds spraying. Base in galaxy airbrush sprays and V power sign, I'm happy with the result.

SpaceAholic
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posted 05-27-2013 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal was kind enough to build this on my behalf. In my opinion, his work is undervalued as a collectable and as solid a long term investment as actual space artifacts.

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posted 05-28-2013 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice and a different perspective.

garymilgrom
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posted 05-28-2013 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More beautiful work Pascal. Nice addition to the collection Scott.

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posted 06-09-2013 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, beautiful work! The way that you take my models and bring them to life is truly amazing. Thanks for making them look so good Very well done...

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-20-2013 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here a new diorama. This time a Rocketdyne plant factory were they put together the Saturn V rocket F-1 engines. I had one F-1 resin kit where the lower engine bell was broken.

Does the rest of the kit I have use for this project. Pallets are made by myself as also the drawing table, floor crane, etc., even the worker welder is real on his welding work.

A ton of work and details but very fun to do. Much pleasure with photos (more photos) and YouTube clip .

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posted 06-21-2013 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacerace776   Click Here to Email spacerace776     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent work, outstanding. You are the man.

Daugherty54
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posted 06-21-2013 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That boost protective cover on the Apollo diorama is awesome. I love the display!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-17-2013 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here the almost end result people of a RCS scale 1/2 in real silver and than in paint, I want see first see how it looks before I do I big 1/1 exspensive cost one.

The the model has a nice size, it fits in a luxury wooden wine box.

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posted 07-17-2013 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!

Jerry Brouillette
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posted 07-17-2013 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jerry Brouillette   Click Here to Email Jerry Brouillette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speechless, that is a work of art.

Did you say the next project on this was a '1/1 scale' model?

Fantastic work Pascal, all of it. I'm glad your talent has a space related passion.

Sorry if it has been asked before but, how did you get into modeling spacecraft? Was/is it job related skill?

Thanks for sharing this stuff, keep it up!

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posted 07-17-2013 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a big fan of your work Pascal... however the silver on the bell doesn't do it justice. Given that the rest of the model is pretty close in terms of color matching the actual engine, the bell (which is nobium) in order to be consistent should be dull to shiny grey with a tinge of purple (depending on the lighting).

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-18-2013 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people.

Yep Scott, you have right but this one was a try out on the printing material and ready 99% only the polish work I must do, than the silver will more flat. I'm already happy that this time on the other way the silver (metal will stay on it, you know why (Apollo 1/24).

And Jerry, no this hobby has nothing to with my work. I have work in big biscuits chocolate factory, a all round bakery employee.

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posted 07-18-2013 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The last detail was super fine silver sanding to make the lower engine dull appearance and no mirror silver more, this come almost close but the little colors blue, yellow, little purple will see better on a full scale later.

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posted 07-18-2013 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, is that from Shapeways with the silver option? That would be handy for making master parts for molding, especially if the part was going to be clear cast.

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posted 07-18-2013 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, beautiful work!!! I always love it when you coat my models in real silver. It adds an element of elegance that is hard to duplicate in paint. Plus, it adds weight to the model to give the model an extra element of realism versus a plastic model.

JP, the parts Pascal is using is the White Strong and Flexible Polished material on Shapeways. This model can be printed in some of their metal materials, but it would cost quite a bit more. Plus, the surface quality would be pretty poor- it would be pitted and show more print lines. Shapeways offers a premium polished metal finish that is beautiful, but the cost is tremendous and the size limitations are well under the size of this model. It's more suited for small pieces of jewelry, not models of this size.

Well executed Pascal!!!

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posted 07-22-2013 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would love to build a 1:1 RCS engine. Where do you get the copies of the metal tags that are on the engine head?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-22-2013 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By keymichael1855, you can ask him.

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posted 07-22-2013 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keymichael1855   Click Here to Email keymichael1855     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello kosmo, if you would like to contact me about the engine tags and/or a kit for the 1:1 RCS, please e-mail me. Thanks! --Michael

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posted 07-27-2013 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This time a 3D printing 1/24 Apollo CM capsule design by Michael Key's, but this time with interior astronauts and light, lot of work but I like the end result.

Theme name diorama: Apollo 12 "SCE to AUX" [photo gallery]

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Before this above project, I had one ready, a Apollo 16 diorama 1/24, build for a cS member. This time Young on the LRV for his trip on the lunar surface.

Theme name for this diorama "Grand Prix." [photo gallery]

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posted 07-29-2013 10:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talk about disappointment... I received what I thought would be a beautiful rover diorama today only to find the post and shipping had destroyed it.

It had evidently been removed from the box at some point. It was reinserted on its side. Three fenders, a sample bag, and one entire wheel are completely missing. The surface is banged and pitted and the rover is busted all over.

I am devastated. I intend to file a complaint with the USPS tomorrow but I fear there is nothing I can do.

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posted 07-30-2013 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sad is this after long work on it and it was so well package and safe package.

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posted 07-30-2013 04:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is very sad to hear about this event of damaged models whilst being handled by postal services. It also happened to me when one of the dioramas also commissioned by Pascal got damaged this way. Pascal packs these dioramas excellently, to be honest I think his packaging is one of the best around, with lot's of labels on the outside but when it comes to the postal services they are not handling our treasured parcels properly. I have seen with my own eyes my own parcel being dropped from a meter high to the ground by the delivery man.

I think that it is very important that all parcels should be insured in order to avoid any disappointment.

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posted 07-30-2013 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been in your position and feel your pain and annoyance.

Unfortunately, I never managed to get the courier (USPS in my case) to accept responsibility and never received any compensation.

I hope you fare better.

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posted 07-30-2013 05:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate to say it but don't expect a whole lot of satisfaction from the USPS!

Hopefully the package was insured.

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I don't really expect anything from this but a hard lesson - never ever use the USPS for anything. Pascal had this packaged where it was bulletproof. Someone (customs?) removed it from the box and inserted it sideways when repackaging. The missing fenders and wheel were not even present!

It is what it is... and I'll get some spare parts and fix what I can.

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posted 07-31-2013 01:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The great thing about Customs in Malta is that you receive a notification that you received a parcel then you go to the customs office and you open it yourself in front of the customs officer. That exempts the Customs officer from damaging anything in the parcel.

So that only leaves any damage done by mishandling through postal services. I wish Daughert54 all the luck to sort out this misfortune.

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posted 07-31-2013 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
critical space item 2

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quote:
Originally posted by alexbaja:
The great thing about Customs in Malta is that you receive a notification that you received a parcel then you go to the customs office and you open it yourself in front of the customs officer.
Are you sure it's the customs who are great and not Malta?

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Dwight, I must say how sorry I'm to hear of this misfortune.

I too must support the USPS too as I use them exclusively and ship my models all over the world with only two accounts of a model being damaged. One was a packing error due to myself and the other was when Belgian customs opened the box and tried to remove the model from the shipping base and that was easily fixable.

It sounds as though your trouble lies with Customs and not the USPS, don't give up on our postal system.

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My two cents here. The postal services do not open packages. If they do so it's because the customs order them to. And if they do, there's a reason why.

In Switzerland, when I got in touch with someone from the customs, I was told that every package coming from a manufacturer, vendor, distributor or anyone else related to the industry of model kits, packages are inspected because it's a well-known fact (according to them) that shippers do not provide the proper documentation (i.e. the actual value of the goods as required on the packaging slip) so that customers avoid (or at least pay less) taxes/import duties and taxes.

Packages from the Flying Mule are almost systematically opened because the declared value of the shipping box is suspiciously low (compared to the size of the box; a large box with a declared value of $25 can only raise suspicion from the customs).

The customs one time even asked me in writing to provide a copy of the invoice and proof of payment (credit card statement)! And if the documentation is correct, I end up paying less taxes than if the customs believe that the package should be inspected.

I don't know what happened in this particular case, but you better make sure that the documentation is accurate and fills all requirements needed by the country of destination.

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posted 08-01-2013 05:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris I like that comment about Malta, we are a small Island but with a big heart.

Philip
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posted 08-04-2013 03:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed Valetta is a beautiful town!

Sorry to hear about this customs incident

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posted 08-09-2013 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first plated RCS 1/1 is done with theme on diorama, then people who nothing have with real space know now, "oh there is that thruster for" (photo gallery).

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posted 08-09-2013 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
!!!!!

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posted 08-09-2013 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure why no comments but my earlier exclamation. This is beautiful. The texture of the engine bell, the wires and connectors, the Marquadt labels, the base and especially the idea of an LM/CSM stack attached are ALL beautiful. Fantastic work Pascal.


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