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Apollo14LMP
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posted 12-30-2012 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My New Year's resolution to build more resin models:

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posted 12-30-2012 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work!

Apollo14LMP
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posted 12-30-2012 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

p51
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posted 12-30-2012 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who makes the resin model?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-30-2012 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These were by the former EVA Models.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-30-2012 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, pity the man is past away. I still asking me how have the molds and let them produce this series again, great series!

Daugherty54
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posted 12-30-2012 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone in China is selling the knock offs of these on eBay now. He has the salute, the Shepard golf shot and the Buzz Aldrin pose for about $16 ea.

I have no idea regarding the legality of these.

backof
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posted 12-30-2012 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for backof   Click Here to Email backof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you're referring to the larger scale Reheat models that are re-popped in China. I haven't seen re-pops of the EVA kits, happy to say. I certainly hope someone gets access to the actual molds from Chris' family at some point.

divemaster
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posted 01-02-2013 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I know, Chris' molds have never been sold.

Believe me, I'd love to get my hands on a 1/32 or 1/35 set of three Apollo astronauts. Chris was the best

Apollo14LMP
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posted 01-20-2013 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just built one of the eBay resin kits.

They are okay but some of the parts are a poor fit — hoses — had to adapt them to get them to fit. No aerial had to make my own.

I had to improvise the RCU lead. I stripped down a piece of household telephone cable.

I also made my own pressure relief valve "Red apple" — not too bad — used a pin from a board which I cut and twisted into place. Should look okay painted.

Bit of sanding to get rid of joint lines and rough resin edges and ready for painting couple of thin coats of paint should do the trick.

I am also considering making some simple ASLEP kit such as the solar wind collector to complete the dioramas — onto Neil Armstrong next...

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-22-2013 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great this dry fit Apollo 14 LMP! I'm curious of progress.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 01-25-2013 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would appreciate advice on suitable modelling effects on my 1:16 Astronaut which is slowly nearing completion -

I cannot decide whether to shading/worn look effects to add to the figure... and if so which ones to use.

I was thinking of dry brushing Buzz's boots lower legs but his suit looks like it has just dropped off the shelf from LLC as it is gleaming white!

Any opinions and advice appreciated! Thank you...

Apollo14LMP
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posted 01-25-2013 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, what would you do? Not too happy using a wash... a little drybrushing legs and boots?

By the way, your modelling skills and work are the best I have seen! Remarkable...

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-25-2013 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks great!!! I do after the wash also a little little drybrushing to make dirt the legs and arms, they become after a little walk already under the moondust.

history in miniature
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posted 01-25-2013 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks good so far. There are a couple of methods of painting figures, drybrushing and highlighting and shading each individual crease.

Shepard Paine has a wonderful book on painting techniques. To paint white the figure must be painted a very light shade of gray so that he can be highlighted white. The shadows are dark gray. The Reheat figures here are painted crease by crease, the New Ware figures are drybrushed.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 01-26-2013 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your advice and time. Your models are amazing!

So many talented people out there. I will lookout for the book.

What do you use for the lanyards the cloth pieces on the suit? They look superb.

history in miniature
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posted 01-26-2013 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are welcome and thank you too, it is also nice to see your work. The lanyards and velcro strips on the suits are made from masking tape.

history in miniature
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posted 01-26-2013 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by history in miniature:
Shepard Paine has a wonderful book on painting techniques.
That would be Sheperd Paine, sorry.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 01-27-2013 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Work nearly complete on Buzz Aldrin - no transfers though Pascal has told me were I can get some!

I dedicate my effort to the memory of the crew of Apollo 1 sadly lost on this date 1967 - God speed the crew of Apollo 1.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 02-09-2013 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just more or less finished my two resin Apollo Astronaut models.

Quite happy with the finish...

For Neil Armstrong I made a Solar Wind Collector experiment using some foil, and resin plastic lengths.

Norman.King
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posted 02-10-2013 02:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely done.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 02-10-2013 05:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you.

I love working with the resin medium.

At the back of my mind when I was building the models was the fact that I had actually met the subjects - the first two people of the billions of humans who have lived on Earth to make the voyage to and land on the Moon.

A tribute to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin!

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posted 02-23-2013 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Resin 120 mm Krechet Lunar suit Cosmonaut

Norman.King
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posted 02-24-2013 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice job. I love the Reheat 120mm figures, very detailed.

p51
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posted 02-24-2013 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice! Who made the Apollo figure to the right?

Apollo14LMP
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posted 02-24-2013 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you. I made all the figures...

The Apollo astronauts came from eBay as a Christmas present! Need decals to finish them off totally...

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posted 02-26-2013 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacerace776   Click Here to Email spacerace776     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking good, you should show off the rest of your display.

Spacehardware
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posted 03-04-2013 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacehardware   Click Here to Email Spacehardware     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So nice to see a Krechet 94 model! You could also add the Soviet seal to the front of the control panel and a USSR patch on the left arm if you want a bit of colour.

Makes you wonder if the Russians ever planed to plant a flagpole, and if so, what would it have looked like? Would look nice on the model!

Norman.King
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posted 03-04-2013 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I commissioned this build we made an assumption that there would be a Soviet flag (see visor reflection).

Apollo14LMP
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posted 03-08-2013 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo Astronauts from eBay complete with transfers. Neil Armstrong shown with the solar wind collector and Buzz Aldrin in the classic pose. Transfers home made and look quite good.

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posted 03-08-2013 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just bought a 1/32 EVA Gene Cernan Apollo 17 figure off of Ebay. Going to start work on it very soon.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 03-09-2013 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found some time to more or less finish my John Glenn model/diorama.

I also continued with my space shuttle astronaut. I need to create a diorama and base for him. Looking at creating transfers and putting him in a diorama called the "Final Countdown."

John Glenn needs very small addition (helmet lead) and he's complete. I added real gold leaf to the NASA logo and picture does not do it justice. (Gold leaf is getting expensive though!)

Shuttle astronaut still stuck to his painting base but near done...

Love these resin models. Really nice to work on... thanks to those who have the talent to make these available to us!

Norman.King
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posted 03-10-2013 03:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely done. You've got to add this one to your collection too.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 03-10-2013 05:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Norman, next on my shopping list!

Some great resin models on the market at present - Gagarin next on the list.

Norman.King
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posted 03-10-2013 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And (finally) don't forget this one. It might be the most popular (and copied) of the Reheat figures but I think it's the best Shepard Golf Shot available.

Apollo14LMP
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posted 05-02-2013 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo14LMP   Click Here to Email Apollo14LMP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been busy with a John Glenn bust and space shuttle astronaut.

Shuttle Astronaut needs an STS-26 sticker on his base.

Philip
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posted 05-03-2013 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spanish guy on eBay is selling Yuri Gagarin figurines in SK-1 spacesuit 1/12 scale. Search for haliggy...

history in miniature
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posted 05-03-2013 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same fellow that did all of New Wares sculptures. I have ordered two, I'll post a review when I get them.

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