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1/48 Apollo 16 CSM


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This is an eBay find and it was in pretty poor shape ... but it's just what I like!

I took it apart and rebuilt it using a lot of scratch building ... I did the LM and the Rover ( a 3D print ) too, but I'll just show you the CSM.

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Lotsa seams, lotsa incorrect surface detail and loads of work to do, or should I say, Fun to have!

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Taking apart the Service Module and reworking it ...

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I trimmed the nose of the CM off and sanded and filed per usual. I had to move the windows and build a new hatch ... 

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To include the SIM Bay (Scientific Instrument Module) I had to do a little modification!

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The different instruments were all built from scratch. this is a dry-fit.

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Another dry fit as I had to fill and sand some seams. Notice all the kit's surface details were sanded and filed off ...

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Starting to add some PE from New Ware

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The Command Module (CM) has some more PE attached and a new hatch too. The Docking probe was built too

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And how it looks just before priming and painting ... I love this stage!

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And Done

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That High Gain antenna had to be hand-built too as well as the SPS engine Bell and the Heat Shield and the Umbilical cover

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All in all another fun build!

Thanx for popping in!

Pete

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Wow, what amazing work here! This is a real treat to see all these steps you took to bring this to life. Thank you for posting that; I'm taking extensive notes!

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Many Thanx Mark! I really appreciate your responses ... it's so-o-o nice to received positive feedback. Thanx!

I did this for s Group Build, in 2019, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1st Moon Landing.

Here's the link to the build thread where it gives way-y-y more info ... take a peek if you wish.

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/307093-apollo-16-csm-and-lm/

I have a few more of my builds I wanna post here, then, I'll give the forum back to you guys!  ;- D

Pete

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