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GoesTo11
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posted 08-04-2011 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by randyc:
Got one yesterday at a hobby shop in Colorado.
Randy, where did you buy yours, and how much did you pay? I'm in south Denver.

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posted 08-04-2011 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Space Store (based in Englewood, Colo.) presently has two in stock, with more expected in late August.

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posted 08-05-2011 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by randyc:
By the way it's not a doll... it's an action figure!

It's ok, we will support you 100%. You can now play with your doll/action figure!

alexbaja
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posted 08-05-2011 02:05 AM     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 Robert Pearlman:
I received a review sample of the new Apollo astronaut from Dragon last week. I haven't opened it yet, but plan to do a side-by-side photo shoot with their older Buzz figure to share on collectSPACE. Plan to take the pics this weekend...

I will be looking forward for your comparison photos and maybe a write up on this Apollo Action Figure.

alexbaja
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posted 08-05-2011 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Dragon Wings catalogue there seems to be two models of the Apollo Astronaut Art:73145 and Art:73146. Can anybody tell us the difference between the two?

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posted 08-05-2011 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Constellation One   Click Here to Email Constellation One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My wife was in the car when I ordered mine. She asked me what she gets to buy since I just spent a ton on a Barbie doll.

She just doesn't understand....

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posted 08-05-2011 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by alexbaja:
Can anybody tell us the difference between the two?
One has the gold visor down! LOL! (and bluer boots too). (I'm sorry. I couldn't help it. I'll stop. Promise).

alexbaja
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posted 08-06-2011 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chrisss!!! We know you hate the person that is represented in this Action Figure. But Pleaseee!!!

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posted 08-06-2011 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me? I do not hate anybody.

But if you want me to buy this "Action Figure", then replace the head with Gabriella Cilmi's and it's a done deal. And yes, it's space-related. See her original clip (not the remixes) "On a mission". There's a Saturn V lifting off.

alexbaja
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posted 08-06-2011 01:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We got your message!!!

cycleroadie
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posted 09-02-2011 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larger shipments are coming in. Flying Mule, should have theirs soon as well as other vendors.

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posted 09-08-2011 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About a dozen on eBay nowadays...

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I pre-ordered one of these from Timewalker several months ago and it finally showed up yesterday. I'm pretty blown away by it. The level of detail is so much higher than my old GI-Joe mercury astronaut I got as a kid back in the 60's. Of course that's to be expected..."Neil" also cost exponentially more than "Joe" (and Joe came with his own Mercury capsule and a record).

The bubble helmet on this latest version is split into two pieces so it is easy to get on over the head although technically not correct to the one piece original. You can't tell when the outer helmet is in place (which does have the gold visor).

I do wish there were some (any) instructions included. Even just a diagram of some sort would have helped. It took me nearly an hour to figure everything out and I'm still not sure everything is correctly in place. For example, I don't know if the EVA boots are supposed to go on over the regular suit boots. I would guess they should, and it looks like they would, but I couldn't get them to fit so "Neil" is now barefoot in his moon walking boots (not that you can tell).

Overall I am quite happy to add this to my small collection (it will look nice near my 4D Saturn V). Now if someone would just make a 1/6th scale Apollo capsule or Lunar Module (not that I could afford one if they did).

GoesTo11
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posted 09-15-2011 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Flying Mule received at least some of their "Armstrong" figures today, so they should start shipping any day now.

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For the life of me, I cannot get the backpack and chest piece connected. This is the 2011 version that just came out. Can someone help me please? I spent $150 on this, and all Dragon would say was "look at some photos and figure it out."

GoesTo11
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posted 10-16-2011 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by megofan:
For the life of me, I cannot get the backpack and chest piece connected.

There are four small loops on the inside corners of the main PLSS unit, to which you need to attach the metal hooks at each end of the two straps that come with the chest pack. I recommend attaching two connections on the same side first, putting the figure's arm through the loop, and then attaching the opposite side. It's a delicate operation (tweezers recommended) and I agree, actual instructions would have been nice. I briefly owned the Buzz Aldrin edition (of which this figure is an update) and had to figure it out on my own then, so I knew what to do with this one. Hope this helps.

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posted 11-23-2011 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Klaatu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it possible for anybody to post photos of this figure from different angles to show what goes where? mainly the hoses! It would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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posted 12-09-2011 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do these come with any sort of display base like the earlier "Buck" models did? I found one of these on a warehouse clearance on Amazon for $81 so I went ahead annd bought it. If it doesn't have a display base I will have to build one.

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posted 12-09-2011 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Daugherty54:
Do these come with any sort of display base like the earlier "Buck" models did?
No base included.

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posted 12-18-2011 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A seller on eBay has names and decals to customize this model for any particular moonwalker, $6 for the sheet. I have displayed mine between the re-issued Code 3 Apollo capsule and the 1/48th lunar lander. It does look pretty sweet.

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posted 02-06-2012 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This day I have tried something new. I cannot work on my other models needing spray painting as its too cold outside. Instead I have taken Dragon's 1/6 figure and have tried to change the suit from an A7L to an A7LB version.

It was not easy. I did need a magnifying glass and good sharp knife and many fabric parts to solve it. After six hours that was done and I needed a new piece of fabric where the hose connection must come.

The fabric material is the same material as a shower curtain, than a few hours work with needle and thread and the connections are changed.

Now to make a fabric material flap at the shoulder and the leg another Apollo mission logo and we have something new for another diorama theme.

Over a few days the end result of the total diorama...

alexbaja
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posted 02-07-2012 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, now you are not only a professional space modeler, but you have also qualified as a good tailor.

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posted 02-07-2012 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. My earlier training as a children's orthopedic shoemaker comes in handy here.

I do not know which astronaut I'm going to use, maybe James Irwin with a moon experiment or Apollo 16 with the PSE in the lunar surface.

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posted 02-08-2012 02:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal so we do have things in common, we both love space modelling and both had shoes as a trade. The two things which we do not have in common are the time to do my models and the weather of our countries.

I think the project you have in mind for the Apollo 16 is great as the scale is 1:6 so it should make a BIG diorama. I will be looking forward for pictures of this model.

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posted 02-08-2012 02:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Minor correction, if it is Jim Irwin, wouldn't it be Apollo 15? Charlie Duke would likely have had the duty on 16 (if the photo is of an Apollo 16 astronaut).

Pascal, is there anything you do NOT do well? Master of plastic, metal, fabric... talk about the hat trick. Just thanks for letting us tag along for the ride sir.

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posted 02-08-2012 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! Click here to follow the process building the Dragon Apollo astronaut diorama.

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posted 02-12-2012 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 15 astronaut James Irwin is almost done. A few details left, I have made a moon tool, a scope and two extra sample bags, now I go one with the lunar surface. I use a very big base round 18 inch 4 inch high.

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posted 02-12-2012 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic Pascal, can't wait to see ready.

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posted 02-12-2012 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for theclocksrunning     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing work on the Jim Irwin, Apollo 15 astronaut modification. Please post the completed photos.

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posted 02-14-2012 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today arrived copper sheets for the outside of the the ALSEP central station. First nice clean up the copper for a shiny appearance. Now continue with the antenna and cable outlets and the ALSEP central station is ready to place later to linked to the radioisotope thermo-electric generator on the lunar surface.

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posted 02-17-2012 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So folks, the diorama is ready after many hours. The lunar soil is there, hardware devices are there, and Jim is quite busy on connecting the hardware.

The lunar suit is quite dirty by the lunar dust. In my opinion, it's alive! Weight of this diorama is 35 pounds.

The theme title for this diorama I gave, Psalm 121,1:

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
In memory Apollo 15 astronaut, LM Pilot James Benson Irwin, March 17, 1930 - August 8, 1991.

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posted 02-17-2012 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome job Pascal. Looks like we're right on the surface.

alexbaja
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posted 02-17-2012 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, speechless. Do you plan to keep it for yourself or make the new owner literally over the moon with a diorama like that?
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Originally posted by cspg:
You can now play with your doll/action figure!
Chris Pascal really knows how to play with his dolls, eh!

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posted 02-17-2012 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks! It's very fun to do this. This one was for a person, but I'm always making two of a project, the other theme I'm not sure.

It can be drilling, maybe a big rover. But this week, I first need to complete a few little models first. Every day something different between the fingers.

alexbaja
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posted 02-17-2012 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, you amaze us. Is your day 36 hours long or when you are asleep you have elves doing models for you? How do you manage to keep this production rate?

The only thing I can say is keep them coming. I love seeing your projects.

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posted 02-18-2012 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, your enhancements have really transformed this doll into something very special indeed. Very well done.

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posted 02-18-2012 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, and Alex, it's kind of work basic protocol.

alexbaja
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posted 02-18-2012 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal I wish I can use your protocol and find more time to build more models but when you have a small child it's his protocol that comes first and that is WORK HARD.

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posted 02-20-2012 06:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by alexbaja:
Chris Pascal really knows how to play with his dolls, eh!
That's not playing, it's dis-playing!

alexbaja
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posted 02-20-2012 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris I really like your sense of humor, keep it up.

It is amazing cS has a lot of talented people who can create such masterpieces and also it is nice that they share these photos.


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