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kosmo
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posted 11-07-2010 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just recently finished a few models after about a 10-year hiatus from modeling and thought the cS members would enjoy seeing them. Apogee Components 1/70th scale Saturn 1B, Saturn V and EVA Models 1/32 scale Lunar Rover.

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posted 11-07-2010 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

apolloprojeckt
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posted 11-07-2010 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They look great Tom!!! My compliments.

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Wow, that rover is wicked cool! Very nice work.

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posted 11-08-2010 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!

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posted 11-09-2010 09:27 AM     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 indeed!

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posted 11-09-2010 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would say you haven't lost a step (is that an Estes shuttle I see as well?). They look like very clean builds and look great!

That EVA Models rover is a work of art. Too bad most of us can't get it anymore given the untimely death of EVA's creator. People still speak highly of EVA stuff today.

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posted 11-09-2010 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttleman   Click Here to Email Shuttleman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job!!! Now to get Young and Duke to autograph it.

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posted 11-10-2010 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First, thanks for all the positive comments!

Good eyes, yes that's an Estes shuttle. I built and launched a bunch of Estes rockets in the 60's, so for nostalgia reasons, I'll build a flying rocket ever so often.

I'd love Young and Duke to autograph my lunar rover, but it would cost way too much $!

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posted 11-10-2010 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your rover is awesome.

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posted 11-10-2010 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing!

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posted 11-17-2010 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just finished up the service module to the Monogram 1/32 scale Apollo CSM kit and thought cS members would enjoy seeing it. Now I can start on the CM part of the kit.

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posted 11-18-2010 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That look great!!! Nice painting... I'm curious about the progress.

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posted 11-18-2010 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Museum quality!!

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posted 11-18-2010 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, very clean and precise. What did you use to make the high gain antenna?

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posted 11-18-2010 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have that same CM model at home in the box still. I'll never share my photos once I get it built. That would be way to embarrassing for me after seeing that one!

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posted 11-18-2010 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Jay Chladek:
What did you use to make the high gain antenna?
I used a leather headed mallet and the end of a ball peen hammer (also some patience) to form the antenna.

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posted 11-18-2010 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The EVA rover was probably one of the hardest kits I ever built. It had hundreds of itty bitty pieces. Chris' passing sent a real chill through the modeling community. I was very surprised when no one took over the molds. You could buy a six piece kit and spend weeks working on it, if you wanted to. His stuff was ripe for detail work. Chris was a good guy and is sorely missed.

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posted 11-19-2010 02:54 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow - 5 stars on the SM! I'm building the RealSpace 1/48 version of the CSM now so this is an inspiration (as well as a great reference pic).

I had not seen pictures of the forward area just underneath where the CM heatshield would sit (not sure what it is called technically) - was it actually covered in mylar-like material?

Having researched the colors of the other, more visible areas of the SM, I congratulate you on getting it right! Very very impressive, and if I only achieve 80% of your artistry in my model, I'll have done well.

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posted 11-19-2010 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have only found pictures from Apollo 1 of the CM being mated with the SM.

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posted 12-21-2010 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a picture update on the Monogram 1/32 scale Apollo CSM kit I have been working on.

I'm pretty much done with the build except for the S-band antenna, C-band antenna and the compression pad/tension tie mount details on the heat shield (I also need to find a way of displaying it).

I'm tired of handling the model and afraid at any moment I'm going to drop it or break something off of it. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, there's some things that I would do differently the next time, but that's part of the learning/building experience.

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posted 12-21-2010 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks great Tom, very clean work very nice...

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posted 12-21-2010 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lovely work.

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posted 12-21-2010 04:12 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!!

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posted 02-19-2011 11:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Teklits   Click Here to Email Rick Teklits     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is really amazing! How did you get the lines across the command module? Did you scribe them?

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posted 03-15-2011 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry this reply took so long, I have been without a computer. Feels GOOOOD to get it back!!

Yes the kapton strips are scribed. I used David Weeks CM pattern, figured out where I wanted to start and went to it.

Thanks for asking, I'm working on a 1/32 scale LES and BPC. I'll post pics when I finish the LES.

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Outstanding! Kudos. So what did you use for the near-mirror finish? Alclad? Doesn't look like Bare Metal Foil, esp. since you said you scribed it.

Really, congrats. Looks about close to perfect.

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posted 03-16-2011 08:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, it was Bare Metal Foil! I put it on the CM in three pieces so that the sections ended were there was a scribe line, that way you wouldn't see any overlap.

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Very clever! Looks great...

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posted 04-22-2011 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just finished up a 1/32 scale Apollo LES and thought cS members would enjoy seeing it. I'm going to start working on the Apollo BPC now.

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Just finished my Apollo 1/32 scale BPC and mated it up with the LES and SM. Pretty happy with the way it turned out, and thought cS members would like to see it.

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posted 05-16-2011 12:56 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 superb model Tom. So, when are you going to build the rest of the Saturn V

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posted 05-16-2011 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautifully done indeed, you should be proud Tom.

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posted 05-16-2011 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the BPC scratch built or does it come with the Monogram kit? If the former, how do you "emboss" the lines in the piece? Thank you.

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posted 05-16-2011 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, very nice and clean build, great work Tom!!!

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posted 05-16-2011 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Is the BPC scratch built or does it come with the Monogram kit?
The BPC and LES (escape motor and tower) are all scratch built. The BPC detail is cut out of sheet styrene and added to the flexible and rigid parts of the BPC. Basically everything was built using either sheet or rod styrene and the nose of the escape motor was lathe out of balsa wood.

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posted 10-19-2014 07:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just finished the 1/32 scale scratch build of the Apollo CM parachute compartment, pretty happy with the results.

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posted 10-19-2014 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks very good done, very real with the colors and details.

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posted 10-19-2014 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing! There's a great 32nd LM being done as a 3d printed model, you should do that as well.

The top of the Apollo is what I built for Apollo 13. You nailed the 32nd version!


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