Apollo CM & SM 1:24th Design/Build Thread

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. NULLMOON

    NULLMOON Member

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  2. Just wondered when the final draft is going to be available. I have the cockpit finished and waiting for the revised outer shell and heat shield as well as the new window frames. I could wing it but I really wanted to try the design as published.

    Thanks

    Tim
  3. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    I'll get it out in the morning.

    Sorry for the delay,

    Carl
  4. OhioMike

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    Walter Schirra died today at 84 years young. Reportedly the only astronaut to fly Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo! Another HERO gone!
  5. Amazyah

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    Very sad news, indeed.
    I am putting my flag, in front of the house, at half mast.
    This announcement should be in a different thread, though.

    Russell
  6. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    A sad Moment

    I had the honor of speaking to Wally 2 months ago, (Phone call). It is very sad to here he is gone.

    Carl
  7. Hats off to a true hero. A different breed for sure. May all future astronauts learn from their bravery and skills when the technology was archaic at best.
  8. Dyna-Soar

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    I actually got a trivia question on that peice of information at Space Camp'
    s space bowl.

    Farewell Mr.Shirra
  9. MOS95B

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    New Service Module Instructions (PDF File with no images) posted. Photos to be in the next revision
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    Thanks, MOS95B! Now I'll get back to putting the SM together.
  11. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    CM Update Info.

    The CM Final will be out for Him to host tomorrow, too.

    Carl
  12. mvink

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    Hey, if any of you "Guinea Pigs" want to forward me some build photos on any of Carl's projects, I will gladly try to use them in the future releases of the instruction manuals.

    Just PM them to me and I will sort them all out.

    Thanks,

    Mike
  13. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    Thanks for all the Help!

    Sir Mike! You are the Man!!!!

    Carl
    P.S.
    Are You a Piggy?, (LOL)! We can start a off-shoot of the order of Turtles, (LOL)!!

    The answer could be, "You BET, Your Debitic Donkey, I am"!
  14. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    CM Final Update!

    I have finished the CM Final. I am will be sending out to the host, for post tonight. The Heat shield has been given a new option, (For a more rounded look, (You can still build the old version for a simple cone look)). The bulkhead forms now do not go between the bulkhead, and the heat shield, (Just did not fit well the other way). The window & hatch forms are now one pc. & thinner, (For easier build & better fit).

    Enjoy,

    Carl
  15. mvink

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    GREAT! Now I gotta revise the instructions, AGAIN (LOL).
    Send photos, folks.

    Mike
  16. MOS95B

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    It's up.....
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    Carl,

    Excellent job on the rounded Heat Shields. Much more realistic.
  18. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    Thanks!

    Just trying to make it look as real as I can, (With the media).

    have a great night,

    Carl
  19. Hans Christian

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    your'e kidding right sir?... your'e just trying to make it like that, and yet, the level of realism is practically unbelievable...

    Now I'm sure that when someone (say a modeler) sees this, the same old question will pop up once again...

    Is this really paper or cardboard? :-D
  20. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

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    Thanks!

    Wait till You see the Merc. Interior. It took a whole day to draw the parts, & hoses, (But I want it to be worthy of the living, and passed on, heros that flew it).

    The other fellas are working hard on the exterior paint too! We can make a great resource of these kits, for kids of all ages, (It just takes a little work).

    Carl