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apolloprojeckt
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posted 11-05-2011 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted 11-05-2011 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful!

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posted 11-05-2011 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely done Pascal, we both were doing the same model at the same time.

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posted 11-06-2011 01:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve! It's big this one, thanks both! I'm working on a few little themes Apollo astronaut 1/16 dioramas and hope tomorrow have winning a contest in Belgium, not related to real space.

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posted 11-06-2011 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, another one! Good job!

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posted 11-06-2011 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As usual great work, good luck for tomorrow.

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posted 11-06-2011 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work Pascal and nice to see a figure of Ed as well.

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posted 11-08-2011 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
as promised, the first out of new 1/16 theme series Apollo astronauts: Apollo astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. "Diamond in the Rough"

Pete has the Surveyor 3 television camera in his hands just after he and Alan have removed it. Alan Bean has then put in the sack on the back of his PLSS. [Photo Gallery]

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posted 11-08-2011 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic!

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posted 11-09-2011 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love it. You seem to be producing masterpieces by the dozen. Keep them coming.

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posted 11-09-2011 06:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who has to do all the dusting in your place?

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posted 11-09-2011 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a special vacuum cleaner for this resin sanding work.

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Number 2 out of Series 3: Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Cernan on a hill. Theme: "Playtime" [Photo Gallery]

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posted 11-14-2011 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Klaatu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic work...you are very talented.

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posted 11-14-2011 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic Pascal, I like the angle, looks very real.

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posted 11-14-2011 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!!! One of my dioramas has drop on the floor today, my young cat was very curious.

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posted 12-03-2011 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our astronaut/cosmonaut André Kuipers makes soon his second space flight. I thought let me make something or related to his first flight and then taken special landing of the Soyuz capsule. I saw first this BBC photo.

Hmm, let's try this.

Take the New Ware 1/48 Soyuz Dustdown kit and and build it! Little bit of myself there and what people like the staircase and beautiful under ground and we have a nice little micro diorama.

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posted 12-03-2011 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a great diorama! Wonderful work!

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posted 12-03-2011 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As usual another fantastic model or I should say diorama.

I like the green liquid fuel (rocket) at the side.

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posted 12-05-2011 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the compliment!!

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posted 12-24-2011 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the latest model of the year, this model diorama is built for a competition in the Netherlands. The order in style ("Faded Glory") I chose the sunken Mercury capsule of astronaut Virgil Grissom. Everyone here on this site knows the story behind the capsule, the Liberty Bell 7 recovered was in July 1999 by a large team led by Curt Newport. I chose the moment when the capsule is just hoisted aboard the research vessel, the clip here at the time 4:20.

The model is built and equipped with many corrosion and homemade fake coral and ocean water flows out of the capsule (photo gallery).

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posted 12-24-2011 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With this latest build (in a long series of impressive achievements) you've claimed your well deserved position as one of the preeminent international space modeler's Pascal. I'm simply blown away.

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posted 12-24-2011 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely stunning techniques. It belongs beside the real Liberty Bell in the Cosmosphere.

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posted 12-24-2011 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely amazing.

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Pascal, WOW, that is absolutely beautiful, congratulations on such superb work.

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I am going to quote Keanu Reeves here...

"Whoa!"

Dang. I had toyed with doing LB7 myself, but not the point where it breached the surface of the water for the first time in almost four decades! That silted water foam coming out of the openings looks REAL!

Dang nice work!

You need to get Curt Newport to sign that!

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posted 12-25-2011 03:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people!

I am also going to build a version where the capsule is lying on the sea floor and a few versions as above in 1/32 scale. The size of the base of the 1/12 version is huge and very heavy: 19.5 inch by 19.5 inch, and 30 pounds.

The end result you will get later.

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posted 12-25-2011 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a really neat original idea Pascal, and beautifully done too.

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posted 12-25-2011 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome project need I say more!

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posted 12-26-2011 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, to depict the sea did you use a gel medium? I have seen some ship dioramas locally made using the gel medium and the finishing is incredible. It does need a lot of technique to master but once you get it right you will make a masterpiece.

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posted 12-26-2011 02:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The base is just clay, that is let to dry hard. Than I have used kitchen paper to make it wet with liquid transparent acrylic for the crisp sea wave tops, than in the basic color black with blue tones.

As last again a few layer liquid transparent acrylic for for more depth and hardness and glow effects.

I know about the gel medium, but I want first try the basic. I have that gel medium and want first try it out on little things.

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I still think you made a brilliant job with the Liberty Bell 7 and the technique and media you used.

Here is a website that might help you in mastering the technique in using this gel medium.

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posted 12-26-2011 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the link! How more ideas, how more options...

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What a fantastic and unique idea, and the execution is wonderful. This is really beautiful Pascal.

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posted 01-19-2012 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Gary!

But people my first one of 2012 is a fact: A triptych diorama theme Mercury style. I need three kits for this diorama: 1/32 Mercury capsule, 1/144 Atlas rocket and Mercury astronaut in 1/16.

The Mercury capsule has re-enty look and in real red copper, the Atlas in heavy real mirror silver the little capsule on it also red copper. the astronaut has another pose, let's say the tough one. The pov is made by myself. I have give it the title: No bucks, no Buck Rogers.

See more photos here.

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Pascal you never cease to amaze me, your ingenious ideas and the short time you produce them.

Top Class, keep them coming!!!

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posted 01-19-2012 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW Pascal -

You never cease to amaze! This is awesome.

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Fantastic!

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Beautifull!

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Breathtaking!


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