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Kizzi
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posted 06-21-2015 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kizzi   Click Here to Email Kizzi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is my second attempt to build the Dragon 1/72 Apollo CSM.

The first time, I felt I could improve on it a lot, not least because the Dragon model appeared to have a Block I command module on a Block II service module. I noticed that the Museum of Flight in Seattle displays a Block I, and the lip of the hatch frame is much more pronounced than flight images.

So I sanded the lip right down, and filled the depression with superglue. I'll have to work on etching the hatch gap, but the overall effect is closer to what I wanted. Additional details were supplied by New Ware photo-etched parts.

One tool I'm really glad I had was a hand held micro-drill, so I could drill the nozzles on the CM, and fix the struts on the reverse side of the part that seems to have a fuel cylinder moulded on the wrong side!

Also I thought that the hand ring at the very top shouldn't have been glued flush, and is not red as in the ready-made models. I use bare metal foil, as I wasn't confident with chrome spray, but will probably use it on a 1/48 Dragon CSM. The seams look very visible in the picture, but the reflections really hide them so they aren't noticeable at all.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 06-21-2015 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice!!

Ronpur
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From: Brandon, Fl
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posted 06-21-2015 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

garymilgrom
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posted 06-21-2015 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work. Is the base supposed to represent something?

Kizzi
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posted 06-21-2015 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kizzi   Click Here to Email Kizzi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for the nice comments. This definitely isn't the last attempt, each time I'm getting better at it.

garymilgrom: didn't catch the question?

Norman.King
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posted 06-22-2015 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice.

Jonnyed
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From: Dumfries, VA, USA
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posted 06-22-2015 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool.

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-23-2015 04:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work!

Captain Apollo
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posted 06-23-2015 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Captain Apollo   Click Here to Email Captain Apollo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the model Apollo 9?

history in miniature
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posted 06-23-2015 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That looks great, fantastic job.

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