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Michael Morris

'Accurizing' the Airfix 1:72 scale LM?

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Does anyone know where I might get guidance on making the Airfix 1:72 scale module of the Apollo Lunar Module more accurate?

 

Thanks

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The Ninfinger website -- an amazing resource for all things 'real space' -- has a copy of the Almark Modelworld magazine article from 1972 on updetailing the kit. (I'm sure there are newer commentaries available, but it's still a great place to start.)

Here.

Be sure to keep hitting 'next page'; it goes beyond the original artcle.

Also, take some time to poke around on the site. I'm sure there will be other stuff useful to your project.

Cheers

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There is quite a bit of work to do.  None of the mainstream LM kits get the shape right, but the Airfix is probably best overall.   A reasonable solution is kitbashing the Dragon Ascent Stage to the Airfix Descent Stage.  The middle of the Dragon AS is not quite right (should be square in front profile, but its not very noticeable.   Vince Meens also has a lot of very good info on his site  http://spacemodels.nuxit.net/LEM-24/index.htm.

Regards

Tim

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I've had old Scale Models article from 1979 in my possession since new.These pictures from the article are syill very usefull.

 

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