scratch built 1:14 Apollo Lunar Module

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  1. Feb 12, 2012 #1

    goosevfx

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    Hi All,
    please check out my scratch built lunar lander that I made over three months last year. Progress shots can be found on my website
    www.simongosling.com
    Am hoping to make a command module this year :)
    Cheers,
    Simon

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    Outstanding! It's far better than the 1:12 LEM that I built.
     
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    1:12th?! now that is a big model! When I got mine home it did seem a bit big for the hall ceiling but I've got used to it now. also it took a while to stop worrying that it would fall down even though the bracket for it is very over engineered!
     
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    From scratch? Wow that really is nice congratulations!
     
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    Its completely scratch built from ABS, Perspex and Resin except the foot pads which are caps from E.M.A. I fabricated one leg from EMA tubing and moulded it in silicon. The legs are in Fastcast resin with piano wire encapsulated inside. They can't support the weight at all! hence the stand!

    I have a short slideshow of images in sequence during building it.

    http://www.simongosling.com/#/lunar-module/4549467845

    Thanks for your kind comment

    Simon :)
     
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    NICE! Thats the first time for me seeing a BIG 1:14 scale lunar module!:horse:
    Keep it coming!
     
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    Yours is much nicer. Here's a shot of my 1:12 model. Nowhere near the detail but it was originally designed to be a flying model. (think real big clear fins... :) )

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    Simon- That is AWESOME! Just an fyi- i was asked to complete a diorama for some movie needing a LEM shot and found that the ashes from charcoal bricquets (barbeque) are the right texture and density. These can be 'fixed' with a gentle spray of Woodlands Scenic cement thinned down and misted over them after you put in details like footprints, flags, etc. Just my farthing's worth, but man is that a great model! :handshake::D
     
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    Excellent.
    Should be in a museum.
     
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    WOWW! Incredible workmanship.
     
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    The Mythbusters tackled some of the conspiracy theories about the the Apollo missions to the moon, and their solution to the issue of the landscaping material was a mixture of Portland cement and bone black if I remember correctly.

    Some interesting info about the Moon's albedo can be found here: http://the-moon.wikispaces.com/Albedo
     

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