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  1. Many thanks, Dennis. Finally completed the photography. Certainly got my money's worth out of this model! Too many to list here, but here is the link to the album; https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/albums/72157667646196676 Keith
  2. Thanks very much guys.Appreciate the comments. Here are the first of the photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/47345381472/in/album-72157667646196676/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/32456291617/in/album-72157667646196676/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/33509739878/in/album-72157667646196676/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/40420507133/in/album-72157667646196676/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/40420506973/in/album-72157667646196676/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/40420506873/in/album-72157667646196676/
  3. Thanks very much guys. I'm afraid I have to do one model at a time Tim. You are juggling a whole load there. Now to spend a bit of time on the "real" photos - and there will be a few:) ! cheers, Keith
  4. My contribution for the Apollo 11 50th anniversary. Finally finished the LM - and the whole combo. I'm afraid at this scale the photos show it to be a bit scruffy, though the photos are about 3 times actual size! Last time I did a 1/72 scale LM I was 15 and I hadn't realised just how small it is at this scale! And constant touching up being required has not helped. Hopefully the final photos will look a bit better rather than the flash photography - and there are a lot of combinations I can do. I hadn't weighted down the S-IVB, not thinking the CSM and LM would add much weight at the forward end, so it sits further back on the stand than I intended. Ah, well too late now. https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/47369015381/in/album-72157669731076195/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/40403494463/in/album-72157669731076195/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/47369015451/in/album-72157669731076195/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/40403494483/in/album-72157669731076195/
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    Apollo 7 50th Anniversary S-IVB

    That is extremely helpful Tim (like the production line). Vincent Means just pointed out the top section is too high. It certainly looked it, but just measured it and it is 2mm too high (and that is a lot to lose at this scale) you would need to redo the triangular/pyramid bits either side. Also interesting about the various thruster quad problems.I hadn't got round to looking at them in detail. I was always skeptical of the Dragon LM and found the 1/48 just unuseable. Thought I might have got away with the 1/72 version, but increasingly looking like I need to use the Airfix one and maybe cannibalise a few Dragon bits. The rear compartment section might be useable. Really poor show from Dragon. They had a chance to do an accurate kit of the first and only vehicle to land on the Moon and they blew it. No-one will now. I'm afraid it confirms my original impression of the Dragon Apollo kits.; Someone had a look at drawings/photos and went away and worked from memory and made the moulds without refering to the reference material again. Some nice detail, pity it is either wrong, in the wrong place, the wrong size or the wrong shape. They couldn't even get the size of decals right.. cheers, Keith
  6. saturnapollo

    Apollo 7 50th Anniversary S-IVB

    Thanks Tim. not sure about which LM kit I will use as both aren't very accurate. The Airfix window areas are too large, but the Dragon LM windows are far too small. Got an old Airfix Ascent Stage someone gave me and I will build a spare Dragon oine and probably go with the one which best looks like LM to me and modify from there. I know I need to use the Airfix Descent Stage as the Dragon one is too small. Keith
  7. Excellent work. As others have said the decals certainly enhance the model. I coinicidently picked one up myself last month. Having seen yours might have to get the extra decals too. Keith
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    Apollo 7 50th Anniversary S-IVB

    Thanks very much guys! Keith
  9. These are both seriously impressive. Keith
  10. saturnapollo

    Apollo 7 50th Anniversary S-IVB

    The James Bond films tend to merge together in my mind too as the title sometimes has little bearing on the story. cheers Keith
  11. saturnapollo

    Apollo 7 50th Anniversary S-IVB

    The film you are thinking of is "You Only Life Twice" released in 1967, so prior to Apollo 7 but after the flight of the Augmented Target Docking Adapter (as shown above) which was in June 1966. You Only Live Twice script was written before the flight of ATDA, so it might be a case of fiction coincidently anticipating real life. Keith
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    Apollo 7 50th Anniversary S-IVB

    Thanks very much, folks! Keith
  13. Took a spare 1/144 Revell S-IVB and modified it to represent the Apollo 7 S-IVB. As luck would have it, finished it on the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 7. I like symetry like that :-). More photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacemodelsphotography/albums/72157667646196676
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    SHADO Mobile Carrier Project Complete

    Thanks very much chaps!
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