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While not strictly an "aircraft",  I thought this might be interesting for folks to see in this forum -
Progress on my first model project in a decade.  [/size]
This is a scratch built 1/32 LM. The basic structure is plastic card, but the detail parts are 3D printed from Shapeways. Admittedly expensive, this is probably the best way to a large scale LM until a mainstream manufacturer does one. [/size]

Vincent Meens has parts on Shapeways to do 1/8, 1/10, 1/16, 1/24 and 1/32 LMs. (Big money the bigger the scale). You can also do a early LM (G/H missions).....or a J mission LM with the LRV. The LRV can be made in any of about 6 configurations from fully stowed to fully deployed.  [/size]

Foil is from Michaels (gold & orange), Bare Metal Foil (gold and silver, kitchen foil sprayed black, and red wine bottles. [/size]

The one thing I noted with printed parts is that nothing really sticks to the plastic. I suggest you prime any parts, even if you foil them later. [/size]

Vincent is now working to complete the ascent stage.[/size]
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Rich Dann

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Awesome Rich! :m0152:


I would love to have a LM in 1/32. I have the Revell Command Module and all the Real Space detail sets as well as the EVA Rover in 1/32  just need the LM.


"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."


Perhaps . the single most inspiring speech I ever heard. It drove my passion for aviation and chosen career path. Several high school buddies and I would drive down from Atlanta and camp out next to the Post Office in Titusville and watch the Moon launches. Like the speech itself the launch of the Saturn V was the most awe inspiring event I have witness!


Keep up the great work; do you have any detailed build photos?


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It's really tough to print that Boston accent of JFK's, especially the word DECADE and HARD

Gives me goose-bumps when I here this speech.

Had the opportunity to see the Apollo 16 launch April  72.

You can't describe SEEING the sound wave  coming at you thru the tall grass, it just rolls it over and gets louder

and vibrates your bones.


   It was so COOOOL.


If landing on the moon was faked in Hollywood, this 363 ft rocket was NOT.

  Yes we need a 1/32 LM


Thanks for bringing it to our attention Rich



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Finally finished coating the landing pads with foil.  All struts now installed.  Still need to attach plume deflectors, engine bell, landing gear uplocks, egress platform and radar shield.






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Totally cool. I too have the Revell 1/32 Apollo Space Craft kit and I was scratching my head to why Revell did not upscale their 1/48 Lunar Module to this kit or this kit to LM? I'm glad to see the 3D tech is filling that gap. I will look into the Shapeway kit and looking forward to your WIP. ;)



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Vincent Meens is now starting to sell the ascent stage parts on Shapeways.  I believe that he is going to have the option to have a full interior.



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