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apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-27-2012 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Number two this year, I received this week from their new Fantastic Plastic model kit, the concept model The FDL-5. I think some people know this concept model.

The model kit of parts were of excellent quality and very easy for a novice modeller.
A nice wooden base under it and we have a nice new 18-inch long desktop model. Building time for me 48 hours.

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posted 01-27-2012 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another beauty Pascal, well done, you are producing them nearly as fast as Dragon does.

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posted 01-27-2012 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You surely do have skills! Nicely done!

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posted 02-25-2012 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This week I was busy with a very tiny, micro Alan Shepard diorama, scale 1/32. The figure is 60 mm. Very fun to do this little one, and a 1/24 Apollo 15 moon diorama with a Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE) in the lunar surface.

In the coming week, a special 1/16 diorama and then I go on with something else of real space, no astronauts for a while.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-25-2012 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For more photos, click here.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-29-2012 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm busy with the last 1/16 diorama for a time, the self-made ​​component for the diorama is ready, the diorama can now be finished.

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posted 03-01-2012 12:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal you have been busy and that last photo has me very intrigued?

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Outstanding work and I love the Skylab model. Congrats on finishing it.

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posted 03-01-2012 01:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal I know I might be dense but what is this diorama going to represent?

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posted 03-01-2012 03:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No idea? Maybe a tip? The first and only ?? worn on the moon.

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posted 03-01-2012 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, then I will give you my Omega Moon Watch to hang on it!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 03-01-2012 04:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, nice idea but something else...

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posted 03-06-2012 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As promised, last for a while... a watch holder diorama related to Apollo 11 mission with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

This one is the most expensive one, visor has double layer 24 karat gold layer. Astronaut Neil Armstrong has a moon rock in his hand. And then the watch holder with and an Omega Speedmaster watch.

A nice combination of a piece of history!

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posted 03-06-2012 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

...and now to the next project.

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posted 03-06-2012 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice Pascal but I shudder to think what that lot cost.

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posted 03-06-2012 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah Pascal, then I did guess correctly. Now that was a fantastic idea. You are an amazing man, the ideas you have are just out of this world actually on the moon.

Is that the Snoopy watch? I can not see it properly on my screen. What's next Pascal? Any hints?

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Congrats on another amazing work of art Pascal.

Those J-2 rocket engine nozzles supporting the base are also a nice touch

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posted 03-06-2012 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic models. I'm curious how you obtain the Reheat and EVA figures as I thought that they had stopped manufacturing a few years ago. Is there a new supplier?

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posted 03-06-2012 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people!

Some are real Reheat/EVA or a copy of that original. I don't know of this is the type Snoopy watch, i got it from a friend. It's 100% fake but very real.

I'm busy with some other projects: Gemini Agena (1/24), MOL (1/24) and LUT tower (1/144). So I say enough to keep busy.

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posted 03-06-2012 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love the presentation, great work Pascal.

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posted 03-06-2012 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love the Omega watch diorama. It looks beautiful. I want it! I can supply either the Snoopy or Apollo 11 Omega watches for the display.

There is only one small detail that would need to be corrected. Omega was the first watch on the Moon, but Bulova landed a chronometer wrist watch and a stopwatch on the Moon during the Apollo 15 flight, so Omega is not the only watch or time implement to land on the lunar surface.

All your work is wonderful.

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Larry McGlynn
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posted 03-07-2012 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Omega watch display is one of the coolest things I've ever seen on this website. Fantastic!

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I am always amazed by your level of artistic expression Pascal. It is one thing to do just a great model. But your presentation is what put these pieces over the top.

By the way, get that Omega diorama insured as it is likely priceless now.

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posted 03-08-2012 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing! What a vision you must have to think up these displays.

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posted 03-22-2012 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1/24 Gemini short MOL version I have ready, the Gemini Agena is almost ready, then I make one version the also a concept, the concept Blue Gemini ship and an armed OSP (Orbital Supply Platform). For more photos, click here.

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posted 03-22-2012 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another superb project Psacal, well done.

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posted 03-24-2012 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As promised, the Gemini-Agena project is done.

 

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Very nice Pascal.

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Super, what a fine detailed model!

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posted 03-28-2012 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonguyron   Click Here to Email moonguyron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, great work.

Can you tell me the secret to getting a really authentic "gold" visor finish? I have six dioramas all in 1/6 scale depicting each of the lunar landings. The only thing I am not happy with are the visors. It's been an unsolved problem for years.

I have enough extra visors if plating is an option. Thanks.

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posted 03-29-2012 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moonguyron, post photos of your six dioramas, please.

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posted 03-29-2012 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks moonguyron.

There is a copper layer on the visor, done by electroplating. I find the red copper the most realistic color for an Apollo helmet, gold is too yellow.

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posted 03-30-2012 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, now with the hopeful recovery of the Apollo 11 F-1 engines do you plan to make a diorama of it's recovery?

I am sure it would be a very challenging diorama as I think that the state of these engines will be very poor. The impact with the sea would have been very severe and also as spending over 40 years at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean I think it would have deteriorated quite a bit. I think that even if there were any pressurized parts that would have survived the impact the pressure of the dept of the ocean would have squashed them too.

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posted 03-30-2012 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting! But there are also photos of this operation, it will also be at least rusted, like the Liberty Bell 7.

Anyone know if there is photographic material of this is?

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I'm not sure there is yet Pascal. I think they've just located their position on the seabed using sonar and not yet sent anything down to investigate. The next phase is to plan their recovery.

By the way, that's a lovely Gemini/Agena above.

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Pascal, I have extra clear plastic visors. I need to know how or who does the electroplating.

And I will post pics of the six dioramas as soon as I figure out how to send pictures via internet. Sorry I am old and computer illiterate.

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posted 03-31-2012 06:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday I received a wonderful surprise, made by Pascal Hecker. It is an astronaut figure depicting myself on the moon. As you can see I am writing my trademark EH in the lunar soil. The details are amazing. Even the name on the PLSS reads 'Hengeveld'. A very original idea.

Bravo and thank you very much, Pascal!

Ed Hengeveld

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This time I have ready a Soviet Krechet lunar space suit. This kit resin is also from Reheat, scale 1/16.

The figure holding in one hand and a lunar drill in the other hand a pile of sand lunar sample which scatters to the bottom.

The name of this diorama is:

Sergei P. Korolev's Dream
(1906-1966)

 

 

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Originally posted by heng44:
Bravo and thank you very much, Pascal!
Thanks Ed!!!


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