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OFFICIAL: Man on the Moon 50 Campaign
YellowHammer
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
Hey guys,
I'm enjoying watching your builds. I'm finally making some progress on my old Revell Apollo 11 LM. I hope to post some progress shots tomorrow. Basically OOB but I'm just trying to get at least one kit finished this year. Yes, I'm slower than cold molasses.
John
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC
I've just returned from a two week road trip and see lots of progress in this campaign. That little metal LM is a jewell and the Dragon Apollo stack turned out well.

My own Jupiter C/Explorer is waiting for me just as I left it. A bit more sanding & polishing & it will be ready for paint.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 08:01 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I've completed my Mercury Atlas and just need to mount it on a base. I forgot to put the "United States" decal on the other side of the rocket. I don't think it will be very noticeable once I put into the case.

The Mercury Redstone still needs a little work, flat coat then I'll put a semi-gloss coat on it. One side has a crooked "United States" decal. I don't know how that happened, it was straight when I put it on my model...

The other side is a little better, barely...

The capsule is just dry fitted on for now. I'll glue it on a base and call it good.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
goodn8
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 06:51 AM UTC
So guys, this should come to an end.

Revell's kit: just forget about it same as all of the scale kits for Apollo. Mostly incorrect by nearly all meanings. Let's say " a half fun build". Not as clean and neat as I wanted but practising some NFM made it worth.

So just in time I put a fork in it and call it done. Thinking I brought a man close enough to the moon for this campaign with the CSM.
The LM can't be finished but will be shown on the whole scene if I can manage.
As for the CSM I had to add those small white panels by using styrene; the longer ones on the back are just painted.
The moon base got a putty filling and some different shades of grey

Stand and module on and here it is:














Th mas
Kevlar06
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC
I've been lurking from afar-- and you guys have sure inspired me. I have several boxes of Dragon, AMT, and Horizon Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft model kits in my stash, eventually I'll get to them. But one here really intrigued me-- Tim Reynaga's Metal PE LM. While browsing my local Hobby Lobby recently, I saw one for the Apollo-LM combination, and decided to buy it based on Tim's posts. It even comes with a gold colored PE sheet for the LM, and a 1.5"x2" gold replica of the plaque that was left on the Apollo 11 LM on the Moon! To me, that alone was worth the $11 price of the kit! These are neat little kits-- but what scale are they? Some of their larger kits actually have the scale on them, but near as I can tell the Apollo Capsule LM kit is somewhere in the 1/96 scale range. Can't really tell for sure. I think these would paint up nicely too if some realism was desired.
VR, Russ
YellowHammer
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 01:36 PM UTC
Hi guys,
I'm not going to get my Revell LM finished in time. I've had to put my build on hold to care for my wife as she is healing from surgery. I intend to finish it as a personal tribute of my respect to those involved in the moon landing.

BTW, Thomas, my kit is not the same as the LM included in your set with the CSM. While the front and back of the Ascent Stage look similar there are several more parts on my two sprues, including to my frustration 16 individual thruster cones. They're hollow which is good but extremely small. Smaller than the tips of my surgical tweezers I usually use. I've been able to remove these tiny parts from the sprue but I've not been able to clean the attachment points. Every pair of tweezers I have slide off the cone. I can't get a grip without flipping the cone onto the floor. I've lost two hours to searching the carpet every time they go flying. I've recovered them all but am a standstill until I can come up with a way to secure them while trimming the attachment points.

Anybody have any ideas?

Congratulations to all who have completed their builds. I've been impressed with your skills and completed models.

John
eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 06:05 PM UTC
More update pics, almost done.


goodn8
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 05:18 AM UTC

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Hi guys,
... my wife as she is healing from surgery...

BTW, Thomas, my kit is not the same ... to my frustration 16 individual thruster cones.

John



John,
sorry, hope your wife is in good condition and getting better soon!

The other thing... -I knew that
and I recognized the differences but I think the main moulding and "details" are similar.
About fixing them while cleaning - goodluck. I hate crawling around the floor looking for a nano size part
I use my fingers as long I as can manage to get a slim sanding thing on it. A clamp tweezer can be helpful as well since you normally need not much pressure for just cleaning.

... and a steady hand

Th mas
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
John,

No worries. Our best wishes to you and your wife and family!

Michael
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 06:07 AM UTC
I'm glad to see so much progress on our tributes to the moon landing. My own Jupiter C project is moving along also. Sunday I got some gloss white paint on and after several days drying time got the decals on last night. This morning a coat of gloss black was shot on the appropriate areas of the engine section. Tonight I'll get some washes on bits and hopefully Friday a clear coat over the decals.

Question - right now I have the decals on over the gloss white paint. Ordinarily I would want to seal the decals with a gloss clear coat and then shoot a dull coat over that. Do I need to seal the decals with clear gloss or can I just use the clear dull to do the job? All of these colors are Krylon rattle cans.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC
I normally just go with the clear flat finish. I guess it depends on how the decals look.

Michael
165thspc
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00 AM UTC
Great builds all, guys

Pasi - Great Redstone! I really like how the escape tower came out in the larger scale.

Just watched both the old and the new versions of "Apollo 11" plus "8 Days to the Moon".

Boy am I pumped!

Now on to "The Right Stuff"!
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
This campaign ends July 20th, which is a Saturday. Will it close that day also? I need to plan what work I can get done before the gong.

I want to do some washes & matting down if there is time but have had issues with slow drying paint. Humbrol used to be great stuff, now its still tacky after 48 hours!
Spruslayer
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 09:51 AM UTC
Gonna call this a wrap.
Like to say thank you to Fine Scale Magazine Joe Hudson for helping me Paint this one.



More Pics in the campaign gallery

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC

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This campaign ends July 20th, which is a Saturday. Will it close that day also? I need to plan what work I can get done before the gong.

I want to do some washes & matting down if there is time but have had issues with slow drying paint. Humbrol used to be great stuff, now its still tacky after 48 hours!



For now, the campaign ends at midnight on 7/20. Unless an extension is necessary, which I'm certainly willing to ask for.

Michael
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 01:24 PM UTC

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I normally just go with the clear flat finish. I guess it depends on how the decals look.

Michael


Same here...
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 01:30 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
My Mercury rockets are done. Just got to post pics. I got to go into work tomorrow the 20th. Posting my photos may be cutting it close. Will see what I can do. Work is a 1-hour commute each way so I'm really stressed about getting some good photos posted. Need some daylight for good lighting...

Mike-sweet model!

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
eMan
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 07:26 PM UTC
Revell Saturn V Rocket finished.



goodn8
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 07:46 PM UTC
Nice Saturn V, what a beast!
The CSM looks like the moulding is same like mine.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:19 AM UTC

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Howdy Y'all
My Mercury rockets are done. Just got to post pics. I got to go into work tomorrow the 20th. Posting my photos may be cutting it close. Will see what I can do. Work is a 1-hour commute each way so I'm really stressed about getting some good photos posted. Need some daylight for good lighting...

Mike-sweet model!

Take care,
Don "Lakota"



No problem Don. I'm happy to take your word for it that they're done and will hold off on ribbons for a couple of days to give you time to post.

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:22 AM UTC
I hope everyone will take a minute or two today to contemplate what this anniversary means to humanity. I truly hope and believe that in 500 years, all the other noise and drama of these days will be interesting only to historians. What was accomplished on July 20, 1969, however, will be remembered forever.

Michael
goodn8
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:29 AM UTC

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I hope everyone will take a minute or two today to contemplate what this anniversary means to humanity. I truly hope and believe that in 500 years, all the other noise and drama of these days will be interesting only to historians. What was accomplished on July 20, 1969, however, will be remembered forever.

Michael




For sure, true words!
Thanks a lot for hosting this campaign, Michael.

Great work guys, glad I participated.
Don, good to see 'ya reaching the finish line.








Th mas
Hudson29
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC

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I hope everyone will take a minute or two today to contemplate what this anniversary means to humanity. I truly hope and believe that in 500 years, all the other noise and drama of these days will be interesting only to historians. What was accomplished on July 20, 1969, however, will be remembered forever.

Michael



Yes, I think you hit the nail on the head. Most of the things on the news will not survive very long. Apollo 11 & the other missions that followed it will.

We are also fortunate that 2 of the 3 that stood at the very sharp end of this titanic effort are still with us to share the experience.
Hudson29
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC

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problem Don. I'm happy to take your word for it that they're done and will hold off on ribbons for a couple of days to give you time to post.

Michael



I'm in almost the same boat, I can stick my model together and shoot pictures now but a few extra days will allow the washes to dry so the final clear coat can go on. I learned on the Sukhoi project not to try to rush paint drying.
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 01:09 PM UTC
I would've felt guilty if I didn't post a finished model on this day. I was a 7-year old when the Eagle landed and Neil Armstrong made his historic giant step. I remember wondering why they took a nap after they landed. I had to wait hours for them to sleep and thought it was the oddest thing.

Here's my Mercury Redstone.

And here's the Mercury Atlas.


I'll get some photos posted in the Gallery tonight or tomorrow.
Thank you for a great campaign. I learned a lot from the research plus from all of you. My father used to tell everyone I learned how to count from 10 backwards before I could count to 10 normally, from watching all the launches.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"