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Apollo 12 and Surveyor


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This is the Monogram 1/48 Lunar Module with my scratch built Surveyor ... in a diorama.

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I used the book Virtual LM and New Ware's update set to build out the LM ... 

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The Surveyor with Pete Conrad ...

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This was the Diorama ... the base was 24" x 24" IIRC

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The Surveyor's parts ...

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... and done.

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And a view from the back ...

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This was another fun model to build!

Pete

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Thanx Mark! I used to work as a Technical Illustrator creating exploded views and cutaway views for use in Technical Manuals and I love getting "into the weeds" when I'm researching a subject and to see my results in 3D, that I can hold in my hands is a bit of a thrill. To build it all up like a carpenter would build a lovely piece of furniture from a couple sheets of wood, just satisfies the heck outta me. It's not at all the same as building it up on a screen and sending it to Print ...  ;- (

And this subject matter has been my main area of interest since the early 60's ... and it STILL fascinates me!

Pete

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Most interesting. I too have always been interested in space exploration in the 60's and 70's. The space shuttle was a great vehicle too.

 

And you just described perfectly why I build models: the thrill of holding a 3D something in my hands after I've built it. Granted I don't scratch build nearly as much as you do, but I get the same thrill regardless.

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Man you sure have done some superb work on all of these US Space program builds. Every one of them captures an idea or moment in time so completely and authentically. Bravo!

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