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apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-06-2012 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-1 suit up room is be done and ready, a lot of details and I'm happy it's done.

 

For more photos, see here.

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posted 08-06-2012 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely breathtaking!

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posted 08-06-2012 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, can you do a modeling clinic for all of us modeling newbies?

Another awesome creation from you!

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posted 08-07-2012 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you folks.

Clinic for modeling I think not, a lot of people try it but there is a golden rule for modellers: a perseverance/practice and patience.

but I'm already busy with three new project:

  • 1/64 and 1/32 USSR Lk lander diorama
  • 1/48 Mercury/helicopter Wessex HAS diorama
  • 1/16 LDAC-2 design concept

A contest Netherlands under title "From paper to plastic" does enough to do.

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posted 08-07-2012 02:16 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 was really just kidding about the clinic Pascal. It was just my silly way of giving you a great compliment. I have to admit that I would love to see you work on these awesome models that you create.

Patience, perseverance, and practice are three qualities that you definitely need when kit bashing or scratch building. I have merely dipped my toe in and am eager to continue. My Dragon Apollo 17 kit needs some mods to the astronauts for the J-Missions and the antenna on the LRV.

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posted 08-07-2012 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal BRILLIANT, we want more.

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posted 08-07-2012 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, scratch building is very fun to do, I wonder if the Altair LD-2 design concept is now perhaps the final concept? Or is it finally on the drawing board?

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All work on Altair was halted when the focus for Orion was changed to asteroids and Mars. It is no longer a NASA spacecraft in development.

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My first love is the original Grumman LM. She was such a beautiful machine.

The descent stage of the Altair does not utilize hypergolic fuels and therefore it is larger than the original Grumman LMs Descent Stage.

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posted 08-07-2012 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
A contest Netherlands under title "From paper to plastic" does enough to do.
All the best with this contest Pascal. I hope that you win!

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posted 08-07-2012 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent looking model Pascal!!! Congratulations.

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posted 08-14-2012 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people! The progress of the Altair 1/16 go quick.

  

Only the top of the model I find strange, not difficult to make, but why have choose for this kind of round living module? I almost feel like my own design to build on top.

This concept looks me to expensive, if I have right in the sixties by the LM it was also first more round and than they make it more square diagonally in terms of model.

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posted 08-26-2012 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday evening just ready before the sad news about Neil Armstrong.

I started Friday evening with this little 1/72 kit kit from RealSpace Models, the Voskhod 2 spacecraft, very fun to do and for me easy. Eight hours total to complete it. I have buy already before a earth globe by a store for $11 dollars. This gives a nice end result.

 

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posted 08-29-2012 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here something new, this Saturn V F-1, scale 1/36, is a 3D print product from a designer from the USA. I have given it more details such the turbo pump inside and the heat exchanger.

Both models in split cutaway version are plated, one in real silver and the other (very expensive) 24 karat gold. Only the paint work comes now and the base to complete this two dioramas.

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posted 08-29-2012 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal you done it again. Your ideas are extraordinary and difficult to surpass. These cross section Saturn V's F1 engines in 1:36 scale look fabulous, with your planning to do details like the pump etc. will even make it look more stunning.

I can not imagine how it would look if you had to do the same thing but with the 1:20 scale of Accurate models. Pascal that would look.

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posted 08-29-2012 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How accurate would you say the 1/36 F-1's are? I was contacted by the guy who makes them, the look good. I was hoping he'd do them in 1/48th but he said some of the details would be too small to print. They are priced very inexpensive when you take into consideration each model is printed, they aren't molded which is pretty amazing, I don't think there are any model kits that are only printed parts, very cool.

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posted 08-29-2012 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Michael did a great job! I ask him also to do the 1/96 for the Revell Saturn V, and he said also that this was too small.

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posted 08-29-2012 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal why do you plate them with gold or silver? Aren't the real engines a darker color than that?

Beautiful Voskhod with Leonov stepping out through the inflatable "hatch".

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posted 08-29-2012 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary, the silver one will be painted dark metal. With the real silver layer I got the extra chrome details such like the outside rings and tubes and all the fragile tubes of the engine are now in a metal and are very strong and shipping proof.

The gold one is simple: a collector's item for the F1 engine freak. Some want have the 1/20 in gold, but that was not possible, too expensive. You must think $4,000 to $5,000 for only layer 24 karat gold.

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posted 08-29-2012 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by garymilgrom:
Pascal why do you plate them with gold or silver? Aren't the real engines a darker color than that?

Maybe I can give you the answer, because they become works of art.

I have recently bought the silver plated 1:20 F1 engine from Pascal and they are simply beautiful. I will post some photos later on when I finish the base and the acrylic cover.

Another thing is that the models will become less fragile as the plating bonds the joints together very well thus it will be safer for exporting.

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posted 09-02-2012 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Number one is ready, the silver one is place straight up on a turn table and turns around.

 

 

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posted 09-02-2012 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Number two on a other way this one on a very small transport wagon, later more.

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posted 09-02-2012 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, no words left just WOW!

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Done it again Pascal, do you plan to do some scratch built interior for these F-1 engines?

With engines in this finishing they cry for more detail in my opinion. I know that at this scale certain detailing will be difficult to do but I am sure that they will look jaw dropping once they are finished.

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Thanks Fred and Alex. The turbo I have build myself in it and make a few change, but you must know, there are limits on 3D printing and than I mean all the parts together, but maybe separately parts it can be done smaller. I want to try later the biggest in split of full version, but than I must save first a lot of money, they are not cheap.

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posted 09-20-2012 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Number two of set is also ready, this one also on a turn table but than on a transport wagon in real silver.

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posted 09-20-2012 02:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal a work of art.

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SUPERB work my friend. Beautiful.

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posted 09-20-2012 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! In the meantime I was busy with the first rocket engine from Wernher von Braun: the V-2/A4 rocket engine. This resin kit is scale 1/10.

I must say this time not so perfect resin, a lot of little air bubbles. But with some filler paste we come a end.

It's now on 60% the brass fuel tubes come between the combustion chamber and turbo pumps.

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Pascal this project at hand of the V2 engine is a very rare model indeed. With your expertise it is surely going to be a one of a kind.

I am sure it needed a lot of filling and sanding. The paint colors you are using were they used originally on the V2 engine or are you using these colors to differentiate the parts.

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I use the color for related to the education description of the which fuel there were use, the blue color pump for liquid oxygen and the red pump for the liquid alcohol
On this link you see it also in a full scale.

But if I keep the these colors depends on the strength of the model when it is ready. If find it to labile it got a electroplating layer and is than one piece metal.

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Pascal, you have done a fantastic job with those F1 engines!!! As the creator of them, I have painted several of them with various metallic paints. However, NOTHING compares with coating them in real metal- they are beautiful!!! I love what you've done with the display concepts as well.

As for the questions about creating the engines in different scales, I could probably get them to work in 1:48 scale, but anything smaller would be a challenge. There are certain wall thicknesses and tolerances that have minimums, and smaller parts can really push those limits. If you are interested in getting some 1:48 engines, please let me know.

Pascal, I will look forward to future models, and I hope that I can provide good starting points for you to create more of these beauties!!!

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Pascal, Are most of your models for yourself or are they commissioned work? Do you have a webpage that has all the models you've built?

If you ever need a part created I can build anything in CAD and have it built using a variety of processes and materials. We could trade work for work or build something together, I can think of a few models that would sell well.

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posted 09-23-2012 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks people!

Uh Retro Rocket, no, it's not always for commissioned work. Let say more experimental try outs, how it looks with some different material. I was very curious how it will work out and look on the work from Michael, and it work good out.

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posted 10-03-2012 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The diorama with 1/72 Lk lander is almost done, the Apollo astronaut 1/72 I have changed to a Krechet Soviet spacesuit. Only the last details and lunar surface and the 1/72 Lk diorama is ready.

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posted 10-04-2012 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another beautiful model from a master craftsman, keep up the good work.

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Beautiful. A real tribute to what might have been. I bet cosmonauts like Alexi Leonov, who might have descended on that ladder, would cry at the missed opportunity presented so well by Pascal's model.

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posted 10-04-2012 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alessandro and Garry. Yep Garry, I believe there was not enough money/and time in that period, but I'm not sure.

But this little diorama is ready, very little all but nice to do.

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posted 10-04-2012 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a nice build Pascal. Where did you find that kit and is it still available?

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Thanks Norman, this kit is still for sale.


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