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apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-11-2012 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Apollo 15 spacecraft is ready, fine project was this.

The model is complete in metal, by the SM with sim bay and engine bell in copper, the CM in real silver. Weight model 8 pounds.

The kits that I have use are the:

  • Revell 1/32 spacecraft kit
  • New Ware exterior kit
  • New Ware astronaut kit
  • RealSpace interior kit
  • RealSpace sim bay kit
  • RealSpace hatch kit
The base has the theme with Apollo 15 patch and a few moon eclipse with emerging sun rays.

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posted 07-11-2012 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

apolloprojeckt
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the clocks running
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posted 07-11-2012 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing Pascal! A beautiful Apollo 15 CSM and crew.

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posted 07-12-2012 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another fantastic project Pascal, well done.

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posted 07-12-2012 04:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic! If it was in our collection it would be headed down to ASF in the fall for Worden to sign.

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posted 07-12-2012 05:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do you apply the metal Pascal? I am so impressed with your beautiful models.

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posted 07-12-2012 07:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful model and very nice graphic for the bottom of the display. Superb!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-12-2012 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people for the compliment!
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Originally posted by the clocks running:
How do you apply the metal Pascal?
The plating of the copper layer and silver is done by electroplating.

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posted 07-12-2012 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Insanely nice work Pascal, you are a talented builder.

Gilbert
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posted 07-12-2012 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic!

Jay Chladek
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posted 07-12-2012 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, the astronaut crew and couches look incredible!!! That is what I like about your work Pascal, you not only do the big stuff well, but also the little touches (subtle wash on the suits to pop out details, and the silver snaps on the pockets). I consider myself a good modeler, but you put my stuff to shame (in a very good way that I like).

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posted 07-20-2012 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The wall base for the 1/48 Voyager wall diorama is done. It's a simple wooden piece put it in primer, paint and then nice artistic spray with the spray can and see there "deep space with galaxy clouds," stars for the Voyager probe.

And now further dressing...

alexbaja
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posted 07-20-2012 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As usual Pascal very nice with brilliant ideas.

Pascal still waiting for the delivery man.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-25-2012 05:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The wall diorama is ready, the Voyager model is place in space, It looks great!

 

 

 

For me mission complete, but the Voyager go on... I will now continue with the Apollo John Young diorama: the spaghetti incident.

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posted 07-25-2012 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another beautiful piece Pascal!

I love how you mount this project on the wall.

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posted 07-25-2012 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal you have done it again. I really like your imagination were you used an old lamp and turned it into a work of art.

I also really like the mixture of colours used in this project. Keep them coming.

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posted 07-25-2012 02:44 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.

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posted 07-26-2012 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing display! But, I am curious why you chose the colors of the probe that you did? I thought she was basically black and white!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 07-26-2012 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people. I have did it also paint in black and white but give to a touch gold over the boom and hardware otherwise you see nothing more related to the black space on the diorama.

In some pictures you see also a touch gold, so as here.

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posted 07-26-2012 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spectacular!

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posted 07-29-2012 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was this weekend quite busy and have ready two model dioramas. First, a Gemini splashdown diorama scale 1/48. The kit is from the Revell Mercury Gemini 1/48 new release. This time I have make the sea on a turntable.

The navy divers were actually 1/48 military paratroopers, just sanding and filing and we have divers.

This time I have try make a little YouTube clip (old style).

 

 

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posted 07-29-2012 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The second diorama is is the opposite of weight and theme; theme of Apollo 16: Young gets his feet tangled.

This is so far I know the biggest resin astronaut there is from brand MBP scale 1/5. It's an Apollo 11 version and I have it change to a Apollo 16 astronaut suit and the theme with John Young.

It's very heavy total diorama, 30 pounds, but is was fun to do this one. The name of this diorama is the "The Spaghetti Incident."

 

 

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posted 07-29-2012 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, I'd really like to know (as I'm guessing others here would as well) how you produce such beautiful work so dang fast? Two in a weekend? Really?

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posted 07-29-2012 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome Pascal, awesome!

I am amazed at how fast you get these fantastic models completed.

Cool video too!

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posted 07-29-2012 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal great work on the Gemini splashdown, I too just finished one in 1/24th scale and I'll post some pictures.

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posted 07-29-2012 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal - kudos on the Apollo 15 and Gemini splashdown models. The Apollo 15 is on my to-do list. Did one a LONG time ago when Glenn did the first version of the SIM bay. Your additions have given me inspiration.

I had to laugh about the Gemini splashdown. I did the 1/72 version of the Apollo splashdown - and was very proud of it. I think the UACC show was in Houston that year and I brought the model with me to show and to get signed. Alan Bean LOVED the way I did the scorch marks on the CM, but lectured me for a good half hour on how to paint water. I think it was a lesson I'll never forget. It's amazing how he sees things.

But great jobs. Congratulations. What did you use for the base kit for the Gemini splashdown?

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posted 07-30-2012 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people!!

GoesTo11, no, not two models in one weekend — only were finished. A few model builders on this site do the same as me, they have a few model under there fingers and some they are ready on the same time.

Thanks Steve!! I'm very curious to the 1/24, I have this one ready, only the inscription plate.

Yep Divemaster so is Alan Bean, if I have let him see one of my models his very punctual and say of he like it or not and what must be change.

The turntable is from the brand Trumpether.

But the 1/5 Apollo astronaut one is enough I got extra muscles of it.

I'm continue with 1/62 LK lander and a little version of the recovery of the Liberty Bell 7, which I did on 1/12 but now 1/48 on a turn table, only the sea will be thinner than the Gemini.

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posted 07-30-2012 02:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, brilliant as usual.

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posted 07-30-2012 06:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful work Pascal!

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posted 07-30-2012 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful models Pascal.

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posted 08-04-2012 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I put the finishing touches on the STS-1 suit up room. Today I have the ready I think the medical control hardware frame, a few things such like pov's and room pov's and cable work and the diorama is almost ready.

Very fun this little work with styrene!

 

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posted 08-04-2012 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OH MY GOD! That is amazing!

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posted 08-04-2012 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
RealSpace interior kit
Is this interior kit still available from Realspace? I can't seem to find it on their site.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-05-2012 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's still on their site.

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posted 08-05-2012 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My mistake, I thought the seats and supports were a separate offering by Realspace — or are those seats actually the Revell kit parts?

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posted 08-06-2012 03:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The seats, supports and astronauts are offered by New Ware Models.

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Only the astronauts are offered by New Ware, the seats are from the Revell kit and neither Realspace or New Ware makes a replacement.

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posted 08-06-2012 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What no patch cords?


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