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OFFICIAL: Man on the Moon 50 Campaign
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 08:45 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I think we're all finding out there aren't many Tami-gawa kits out there for us to build. If someone finds one please chime in. This is why I'm choosing to just build SOOB. Hey, it was good enough for me when I was a little kid, it'll do now that I'm an old man. I'm just going to enjoy...I think.

How are the Horizon kits? Not that I can afford one at the moment.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 06:50 AM UTC
Well, as we're declaring our intentions, here's what I hope to do for this campaign:





As you can see, I've made a start on the CSM but not on the LM. If you're looking at the CSM kit, a warning: the instructions are NOT clear about how the sections of the SM go together, be very careful here. I actually found some plans and blew them up to 1/48 scale to compare and still had to tear it all apart and re-glue, thus causing seam gaps I'll need to deal with.

I reviewed the LM back when it first came out and found some issues (including my ignorance on calling it a "LEM") which I hope to fix. As you can see in the picture, I have stockpiled various shades of gold foil from wine bottles and candy bars that I hope will help.

Now, we'll see when I can actually get started! Hopefully when I can lay my hands on a copy of a "First Man" blu-ray, that will help inspire me.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC


Don, great choice, waiting to see more.

Iain, LM looking very nice OOB with good details.



Moving a bit ahead with that acient Revell kit. Made some major assemblies of the 3 modules, partially still dry fitted. What do you expect from a '69-mouldings?? Totally forgot about this!

Guess what: ridiculous detailing, bad shapes and mold, poor fit, flash and each and every part had to be reworked.
There are well known major issues and incorrectnesses on all modules as my research showed up (see ref. pic below )

Spend alot of time looking at pics and galleries, what is always enjoyble beside a build and must say I'm really infected by the subject again.
Anyway, you'll need a huge amount of rework to get it somehow realistic - or you leave it like it is, just as a nice desk display...

Maybe I'll do some additional work on the major visible parts. And forget about the interiors, no one can ever see.















Th mas
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 05:12 AM UTC

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All of Neil Armstrong and lander degreased and ready for sub assembles





Mike. Neil Armstrong, who else! Nice!
may I show your pics increased...?





Th mas
Spruslayer
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
All of Neil Armstrong and lander degreased and ready for sub assembles

Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I've decided what I will build for this campaign, a couple of Mercury rockets: the Mercury Redstone and the Mercury Atlas.



This is re-pop of the old 1:200 AMT "Man in Space" five rocket set. If I have time I will try to build more than the two Mercury rockets.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 03:52 PM UTC
Got my ascent module mostly completed. Took all of about 20 minutes to put together, but needed quite a bit of filler on some of the underside seams.

The pre-coloured descent module will need some touch up.

goodn8
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 09:12 AM UTC
Well guys,
2 nice entries so far and a proposal!
let me join this one too as I'm always fascinated by
space exploration and those brave missions. Especially Moon Landing was one of the greatest moments in human activity.
I can clearly remember watching the "11" show in front of a black and white TV screen when I was nearly 8.

And a few Years later I happily touched and examined the real Command Module while it was on tour and displayed at the annual "Deutsch-Amerikanisches Volksfest" in Berlin.

So, time to get hands on Revell's Columbia & Eagle kit with a moonlike display stand. Bought this kit long time ago (see Box print ), never too late for this.

Aside the base plate & stand and 3 "Astonauts" the kit offers a piece of metal foil . And the instructions advise you to cut some pieces of clear plastic for the windows as there are no clear parts


Anyway, that's the start:






















Cheers, Th mas
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
I should be getting Mercury Redstone by Horizon Models in few weeks, so that's what I'll be building.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 01:45 PM UTC
Hell yeah!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 10:29 AM UTC
Would this be ok as an entry
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 02:52 PM UTC
I am in with this:



Immediately made a start since there's not a lot to the kit, but despite the instructions being literally a single sheet with three steps, Dragon managed to get the first step wrong, with two parts on the wrong sides, and two parts not even listed. Also, despite nearly a dozen paints listed on the front side of the page, the instruction side has no painting guidance at all.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
Well, looks like we're live! Thanks David!

To see the rules and enlist, go here. Post all finished photos to the campaign gallery.

Time to launch!

Michael