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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-21-2010 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like their 1:72 cutaway space shuttle and 1:100 cutaway Saturn V, Fame Master/4D Vision is also releasing cutaway models of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module and Command/Service Module.

Apollo 11 Lunar Module
Item No.: 26129

Apollo 11 Command/Service Module
Item No.: 26130

No word yet on price or availability. (Not to be confused with FameMaster's other line of 4D puzzles, which also include Apollo spacecraft.)

apolloprojeckt
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posted 10-21-2010 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, that is great! But I thought they will come also with a LM 1:24 version... or is it canceled?

Obviousman
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posted 10-21-2010 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking at the sizes quoted, they must both be 1:32.

Saturn V
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posted 10-21-2010 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Saturn V     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those look pretty good so far. It will be interesting to see if it will have removable experiment package(s).

I would have liked to have seen a J mission version with a rover folded up inside - perhaps even a removable rover with all of the little parts to place on it once it was removed.

Jeff
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posted 10-21-2010 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Obviousman:
Looking at the sizes quoted, they must both be 1:32.
I'm not too sure. If you look up the CM and the LM on their website... it sure looks like the front of the boxes say 1:72. Not sure if that's the scale or if it pertains to something else.

Jay Chladek
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posted 10-21-2010 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hard to tell as these are just announced and the box art images are likely temporary ones (placeholders as it were). Hence the possible typo involving the scale.

The CSM looks very much like the Monogram CSM kit in 1/32 and the stand looks identical to the one in the shuttle kit.

I recall hearing that the LM was intended to be 1/25 scale, but in my opinion it would be a smart thing for 4D Vision to consider doing the pair in a single scale to allow for dioramas, plus if somebody gets one, they are more then likely going to get the other if it is in the same scale.

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posted 10-21-2010 02:46 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea where people are going to be able to order these?

Retro Rocket
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posted 10-21-2010 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are 1/72, you can see it on the box.

Obviousman
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posted 10-21-2010 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know it says 1:72 on the box, but if you look at the size of the product (about 300mm in each case) then it has to be about 1:32.

Lunokhod 2
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posted 10-22-2010 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunokhod 2   Click Here to Email Lunokhod 2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you look at the dimension of the LM the scale is then 1/24 assuming that 290 mm is the height of the model. If it is the width then the scale is 1/32 but not 1/72.

Obviousman
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posted 10-23-2010 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would make sense.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 10-24-2010 05:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apologies if I have missed it but how much will these be retailing for?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-24-2010 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by arjuna:
Any idea where people are going to be able to order these?
quote:
Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
Apologies if I have missed it but how much will these be retailing for?
As noted in the original post, no word yet on price or availability.

Retro Rocket
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posted 10-25-2010 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm really hoping it'd be in 1/32, a 1/32 LEM has been in development for so long it's painfull. I offered to finish the CAD the late John Ortmann had started, but the company making the model seemed to be too busy with Sci-fi models.

I'll throw out one other possibility that I hope isn't correct. They are also offering a Lunar Rover in 1/35th scale and if you look closely at the astronaut driving the Rover, it's the same as the one inside the Apollo and LEM models.

If the scale of the Rover is correct, I really doubt they'd make two different astronauts in 1/32 and 1/35, that's too close in scale.

I've seen a few space models that have been gone in 1/70 and so doing it in 1/35 might be possible, lets hope not, it'd really be ashame to have a kit be that close because in 1/32 I see a lot of potential for super detailed after-market kits

davidcwagner
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posted 10-30-2010 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I emailed FameMaster for info. Their reply indicates that the model is 1/24 (see below).
Thanks for your letter and your inquiry.

But we feel very regrettable to inform you that the items your pointed in below is not available, perhaps will be completed in next year, we will update the information then.

By the way, the scale for this model should be 1/24, thanks!

astroborg
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posted 05-25-2011 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astroborg   Click Here to Email astroborg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any news on these two 1/24 4D models being released?

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