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Karl

1/48 Revell Lunar Module (LEM) - Completed

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I've finally completed the Lunar Module and reunited our heroic Astronauts with their ship.

 

This has been a really enjoyable build; I knew that most/all of the Lunar module kits were inaccurate, but I had no idea how bad and in particular how far out this version was and actually how much detail is missing from the kit.

 

I reckon that between the missing details and the dodgy panels I must have scratch built about 50% of this model. Fortunately I love scratch building and that is what made this so enjoyable. If you want to build a 1/48 Lunar Module you would be well advised to seek out the US Revell/Monogram version as you get much more in the box to start with.

 

And so to pictures:

 

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And after they left the Moon...

 

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And the underside of the assent stage.

 

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Hope you've enjoyed this build as much as I did!!

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Karl

 

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Lovely job. I like the way you can display what is left on the moon currently.

 

Atb, Steve.

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Where are the lighting rigs and movie cameras from the soundstage... :ner:

 

really nice build though. I had a LEM kit a lot of years ago, always loved them. Yours looks terrific. 

 

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Excellent build and finish.

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Wow, brill! 

I gave up trying to make the Revel 1/48 look accurate.. 

 

I used that stick-on metal skin, which was sold many decades ago, for the panel work. These  panels look  dark or black in space as they are not reflecting anything, the look almost black. then there was the reversed lighting on the moon, the surface being bright, reflected upwards, to make the module look very strange.  this was unexpected, and some luna mission doubters thought they had used a flash!. I I used chocolate bar wrapper to coat the gold bits, (Carmac bars) .

The overal effect was sparkly as there was a lot of glint off the silver. 

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Karl.

 

 

SUPER ÜBER Build. :yes:

 

SUPER  Diorama....  I think even NASA would  love it..:clap2::yikes:

 

EXCEPTIONAL  work.   KUDOS :worthy:

 

 

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