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Philip
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posted 12-30-2013 04:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by apolloprojeckt:
The model is super emerged from the mold, little sanding, the visor is mounted on, when in filler, then once in special primer for a real 24 karat plating layer.
Great work Pascal... are you building these "on order"?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-31-2013 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Philip. Yes, one is for a person.

The kit is now also on eBay and in paint version.

Captain Apollo
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posted 01-02-2014 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know, his legs still look odd to me.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-06-2014 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Building Eugene going pretty easy off after nine hours he was almost finished, only the head needs it, and then I can finish the figure final.

Panther494
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posted 01-08-2014 04:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very impressive figure, beautiful looking build, as always. Can't wait to receive my kit.

Can I ask how you plan to complete the visor? Plated or painted?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-08-2014 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, yes the head will be plated in red copper.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-14-2014 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The heads are back: two red copper and one 24 karat gold, we can go on to complete one diorama:

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-16-2014 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Eugene 1/6 resin figure diorama is done after 13 hours. It's for a person who wants to show his Omega Apollo 17 watch, do not have a Apollo 17 watch but only the Apollo 11 version.

Over the kit, it is very nice kit to do very the slightly advanced modeller. For more photos, see here.

Panther494
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posted 01-17-2014 05:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, stunning work. Really captures the moment. Is that one of the copper finished visors?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 01-17-2014 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, yes this one is copper, see other heads, the middle is 24 karat gold.

Philip
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posted 01-18-2014 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Without doubt the 24 karat gold looks the best. What's the approximate price/cost difference?

Panther494
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posted 02-08-2014 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my Moonwalker kit yesterday, 7th Feb, thought I'd share my initial impressions.

Fantastic, a very impressive piece. The item was extremely well packaged, individual items in the box separately wrapped in bubble wrap. It's surprising how heavy all this resin is.

The pieces are beautifully cast and require only a small amount of clean up. I've only found two small air bubbles, one on the left thumb and one on the visor, which will be easily filled.

The hoses and valve covers are made from a soft vinyl (i think) a great idea to aid positioning. The decal sheet looks in register and well printed although the blue of the U.S. flags appears to be slightly pale.

A lot has been said about the proportions of this figure and I can confirm that they are spot on. The legs are not too short. The sculpt is superb, I am so impressed with this kit and can't wait to start it. It really is a work of art and is a wonderful tribute to the Apollo program.

modelhopper
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posted 02-27-2014 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for modelhopper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine on Monday.

I concur with everything in the previous post. It is a superb piece. Now how shall I finish it? It should end up looking like a bronze sculpture I think. The base is going to be fun to construct.

Daugherty54
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posted 02-27-2014 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And now it seems there will be a Harrison Schmitt/moonwalker II version.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-27-2014 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep, looks great, they both and lunar base must be heavy.

Panther494
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posted 03-03-2014 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks lovely, apparently this is only a prototype at the moment but may become available in the summer.

To members building the Moonwalker/Cernan kit. The name tag on the RCU next to the camera mount should be placed the other way around. First initial at the bottom, not at the top as shown in the instructions. I still love this kit though

328KF
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posted 03-03-2014 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could be wrong, but I believe that there was only one hammer carried to the surface on each Apollo mission. Not a big deal if you only have one figure, but if you display both, the extra one on Schmitt's backpack should be removed, if you're really into accuracy.

I remember Schmitt saying "let me throw the hammer...the geologist should throw the hammer" or words to that effect when the 3rd EVA was just about completed.

Daugherty54
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posted 03-11-2014 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my Moonwalker from Steve Nichols today - very pleased and very impressed. here are some images...

apolloprojeckt
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posted 03-11-2014 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great!!!

AussiePete
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posted 03-11-2014 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wouldn't happen to be a science teacher Daugherty54?

Nice piece. Would love to do one.

Daugherty54
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posted 03-11-2014 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guilty as charged, I teach AP physics and AP chemistry all day long

The detail Steve put in this is incredible. From the tiny hands on this wrist watch, the ports on the suit being labeled, the soiled suit look and the reflection of Schmitt and the "orange" soil... fantastic...

Daugherty54
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posted 03-11-2014 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At home... waiting for the display base... I think I need a larger than 8x10' base..

AussiePete
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posted 03-12-2014 01:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Daugherty54:
Guilty as charged, I teach AP physics and AP chemistry all day long.
I saw the equipment and had visions of Walter White. Not to imply anything. Just gave me a giggle.

Ronpur
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posted 03-12-2014 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic work on the figure! If it wasn't for the ruler, I would swear it was a full size suit!

gliderpilotuk
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posted 03-13-2014 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Ronpur:
Fantastic work on the figure! If it wasn't for the ruler, I would swear it was a full size suit!

My thoughts exactly! The detailing is phenomenal. Wish I had the skills to do this.


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