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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010 00:30 am 
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This may not be the best-ever build of this kit - but I really enjoyed it  :D
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Nice kit with no real problems - although putting the acetate-strip windows in is VERY fiddly (one of mine is a bit frosted), and they don't give you enough gold foil - remedied by painting regular kitchen foil with Revell 94.
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Looks fine to me, no probs.


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010 08:15 am 
Ayup Milo...

Hello, BTW, As Diddyman says, it looks OK to me too.

But you really lose marks on not sourcing Old Jamaica Chocolate Bars for, erm, the foil....   :oops:  :wink:

Must do better next time ! :D:

Nice build though.


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PostPosted: Sun 09 May 2010 18:00 pm 
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Build thread is here http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/sutra234102.php#234102

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Wow!! that looks great  :thumb:  :thumb:

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PostPosted: Sun 09 May 2010 19:38 pm 
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Few more views...

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PostPosted: Sun 09 May 2010 19:53 pm 
Ayup 4D...

Work of Art man, Work of Art...

Beautiful Model.


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The new pictures  :shock:  Amazing detail.

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Outstanding!  8-)

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You embarrass me Sgt.S  :oops:, but I was expecting you to say the model is more space-worthy than the real version :lol:
Cheers for the kind words...

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I think you already know my thoughts on that issue!  :wink:

Whether it's a model of a spaceship or a model of a model spaceship.....It's excellent either way!  :thumb:

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PS - Maybe you should get some tiny spotlights to light up the Stars & Stripes.....Just for extra 'authenticity'!  :lol:

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Absolutely lovely job in every way.


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Cracking job! All that extra work really makes a difference.

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Terrific model, I'm just doing the rather smaller Airfix kit. Clear Orange over the gold foil might just be the solution for the darker mylar. I was going to try copper Bare Metal foil as it was not a bad colour match, but I'm worried about it tarnishing. I'll definitely be using your build for references!


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4d you have done a fantastic build :thumb:
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That's just incredible! Compared to photos of 'Eagle' it looks absolutely spot on. I'm also going to try some clear orange over the gold foil (I've used Rolo wrappers as they are a great colour) for the darker Mylar portions on my Revell kit.
I'm struggling to get the right colour for the ascent stage, it looks an almost green/grey colour, I thought maybe slate grey, but that seems a bit too dark. What colour did you use, if you don't mind me asking?
This is a fantastic reference, it just looks awesome  :D


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RetroDan16 wrote:
What colour did you use, if you don't mind me asking?

The colour is really hard to match as it depends what image you look at and what the lighting is. However all the sources I checked on agreed it was a grey/green. The actual covering is thermal and micrometeoroid shielding and consisted of aluminium coated plastic film. On average the skin was made up of (working outwards) the aluminium structural skin, 1 layer of aluminised kapton 0.5mm thick, 10 layers of aluminised mylar each 0.15mm thick, 15 layers of aluminised kapton each 0.5mm thick and finally the outer skin heat sink which was 0.02 aluminium. Around the thrusters, which required more heat insulation, it was something called inconel mesh alternated with nickel foil.

The outer skin was quite reflective but on close ups you can see it is greyish green. I had intended to mix the paint but I found that Tamiya did some grey greens and I finally used Tamiya Color Acrylic J.A. Grey code XF-14 and for the door I used Gray Green XF-76.

I didn’t think it looked right but during the 40th anniversary of the moon landings Mike Tucker and Nick Sainton Clark built a miniature for the film “Moonshot” (Dangerous Films Production for ITV 1 and The History Channel) in 1/18 scale. They used grey green and when the model was photographed in a suitable environment and lighting it did look perfect. More information on this can be found in “Real Space Modeller” Volume One, Happy Medium Press 2009.

Hope this helps and thanks for the kind words.

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun 2010 06:29 am 
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Thanks for the details, at the moment my ascent stage is quite a light grey which I thought looked wrong so I shall repaint it a more green-grey. Although I'm not superdetailing the kit, I am having a go at the padded areas on the legs and the deflector plumes, I was surprised they weren't in my kit. I'm really enthused as to finishing mine now, and your model has become my best reference yet!


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The Revell model in the UK has very thin legs and no RCS deflectors. The base model I used was the Monogram one that Revell market in the states. I bought mine from "starship modeler". See the build thread (link on first message) for further details. The 1/72 Airfix model does have the deflectors but no frames, they just fit to the bottom the the thruster engine bells.

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Jun 2010 10:33 am 
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I agree, the legs are very thin! They are being a nightmare for foiling! I'm not up to making the frames for the deflectors, so they'll just have to 'hang' on the thruster area. I may have to try and get hold of the Monogram model as it looks a better version.
An interesting thing I noticed, the black areas on the descent stage quads are black, yet in photographs on the Moon's surface, they look very grey, could this be the strength of the sunlight, or might the black have almost been 'bleached' by the time it landed?


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