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OFFICIAL: Man on the Moon 50 Campaign
goodn8
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 11:59 PM UTC


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Certainly looks you have your work cut out for you with that kit Thomas.



Iain, I wish I could do - but not. So progress is only slow and little by little.

John,
good luck with it! It's the same like mine boxed with all modules, except the docking plate on the top.

Nice Pasi, a winged tube


Had a chance to work a bit on the LM again.
More surgery and some corrections. Adding a scribed piece of styrene to simulate the door instead of excessive cleaning the eliminated structure and scribing the raw plastic in that narrow area.
Thinking now about how to rebuild all the struts...








Th mas
YellowHammer
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 09:13 AM UTC
Thanks Thomas,
I'm learning a lot from your build. I don't have your level of skill at scratch building but I hope to add a little detail to the kit.
John
vanize
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
I'm a bit late on the start in this campaign (mainly because I haven't been on the site or even modelling much in the past few years), but when I saw this campaign notice, I couldn't resist pulling this out of the stash:
vanize
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
This is my first try linking images from my google pics, so please let me know if ya'll aren't seeing them.

anyway, It's a pretty simple kit, but the halves of the various cylinders and cones are flattened a bit where the seams are so will require a lot of filler to get rid of the flat section where the halves meet. Also the surface texture is very rough so everything needs to be sanded smooth.

Even just getting the various halves together is a considerable effort.

Here is how far I got with a couple hours work last night:


You can see the seams I am referring to on the booster on the right (though the pic makes it look far more innocent than it is)

3 more boosters to go and then I can figure out how i want to build up the seams to be true round (putty or strips of plastic, not sure which I'll do yet).
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:59 AM UTC
Vance,

Your pics aren't coming through.

Michael
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vanize
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 05:04 AM UTC

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Vance,

Your pics aren't coming through.

Michael



Thanks for the heads up. I tried creating a shared folder in Google now and updated the original posts. Please let me know if they show for you now.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 05:27 AM UTC
Yep, they're there now!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 05:31 AM UTC

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Vance,

Your pics aren't coming through.

Michael



Thanks for the heads up. I tried creating a shared folder in Google now and updated the original posts. Please let me know if they show for you now.




Yeah Vance,
it's all shown up now. Good to see another build.
Nice project and good progress!

Th mas
goodn8
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 07:04 AM UTC

Just a very small progress...
Added some scratching and used a piece of clear sprue for the front light and couldn't resist to try out my newly received metal color from Vallejo. Only a quick cover on that strut with a brush - looks quite useful.






Th mas
vanize
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC
Boosters assembled but still in a rough state (not glued to central rocket yet). My quality assurance inspector is dubious.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Vance,

No pic.

Michael
vanize
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC

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Vance,

No pic.

Michael



Gah! i even had a friend have a look to see if would work this time... Let's see what I did wrong this go-around.

I tried some advice from a another forum. hopefully it is showing now??


MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 09:55 AM UTC

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Vance,

No pic.

Michael



Gah! i even had a friend have a look to see if would work this time... Let's see what I did wrong this go-around.

I tried some advice from a another forum. hopefully it is showing now??





Yep!

Michael
goodn8
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 08:00 AM UTC
Another small step...
The CM is done, my first serious try on a NMF. Basecoated with a gloss black enamel than 3 layers of Vallejo chrome, all by A/B.
Well, the chrome effect isn't much that what I expected but nice anyway and from distance in this scale it works for me. (painted on small parts with a brush gives more glance)
Windows made of clear plastic were glued in and the backplate was closed. Nothing to see inside. The kit offers no seperate tip for the capsule, just a hole to connect the modules. No further scratching will be done here.








Hope to get things movin' on,
Th mas
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC
What a great campaign! I have been following the builds here and had some thoughts of building an Apollo 11 model of some sort as I have number of kits that might be fun. In the end, I pulled out a Glencoe Jupiter C with the Explorer satellite in 1/48 scale.

This is an old kit, originally released by HAWK in the late 1950s. My kit was bought almost 30 years ago and its high time to build it. The online review suggested that the parts fit well and have few shrink marks. My kit is not like that.

The main parts were all warped and the sinks are everywhere. This model is going to be a putty monster.





Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 06:32 AM UTC
I have been working away on the Jupiter C over the last few days. The main parts were warped and the fit was never great so they needed a lot of filler. Everything had sinks in the parts too which needed to be filled.

The main parts have long seams and I used CA glue which worked pretty well. On other parts I used a mixture of Perfect Putty & Mr. Surfacer 1500. I found out that Perfect Putty melts under wet sanding and actually erodes forming fresh pits to fill. Wet sanding needs to be stopped shy of the finish line and the putty allowed to dry with a dry sanding finish.

The process has been putty, sand & prime with reputations as needed. i hope one or two more evenings will see the job done.







Kevlar06
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC
Paul, nice job on this old dog of a kit. In fact, everyone is doing great work on their spacecraft-- some of these kits are really old and a few of them are real challenges. I'm a "Real Space" fan, and have been "lurking" from afar over this campaign thread. I've been in the process of building my own Revell Mercury-Atlas "Everything is Go" kit for about five years now, and have a stash of about twenty Dragon, Horizon, AMT, and Hasegawa Space kits I need to get started on (but have too many started projects already!). Paul, I think I have 1 complete set of decals, and another set that's about 2/3 complete for this old Glencoe kit if you should need some. Just drop me a PM. You all keep up the great work!
VR, Rus
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC

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Nice Pasi, a winged tube



That's quite accurate description

Had an issue with decals, they didn't react nicely with setting agent. I think I'm able the save them by cutting away wrinkles with scalpel and painting over all shiny or missing parts.

Here's where it's now:



I planned to build Mercury Redstone used in first or second manned flight, but this will be the rocket used in first failed flight with metal finish "boilerplate" capsule. The rocket shut off and landed back to launch platform after 10 cm / 4 inch jump. Capsule's escape rocket fired and separated from main rocket, but left capsule attached to the booster. Capsule wasn't damaged, so it was used in next flight and the rocket was kept in reserve as backup.

Found launch video from Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O4V7JfeTSU
Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 12:38 PM UTC
Paul,
Yikes! That's some video.
Will post a photo of my Mercury Redstone this week. Not pretty. You've got a nice build going...
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 09:14 AM UTC
Russ - thanks for the offer, I'll keep it in mind.

I'm still putting, sanding & priming. I've gone through most of a can of primer but the areas needing attention are getting smaller . . .
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC
Pasi - Its looking good from this distance. These early space projects are a lot of fun.
Lakota
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 08:00 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I've made very little progress on my build. I had some paint leakage when I tried to paint the fins. Gonna be a booger to fix.

Here the Mercury Atlas dry fitted. I'm still working on the red escape rocket.
Who knew these little sub-kits were going to take so much time? Your builds are looking good.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"

eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 05:39 PM UTC
Just started to build my entry, Revell 1/96 Apollo Saturn V.



PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 03:08 AM UTC
And done:


Two more photos are in campaign gallery.

Thanks for a fun campaign. I probably wouldn't have built real space subject without it.