Apollo LEM in 1/24 Scale (U'Don Kit)

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by exzealot, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. exzealot

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    I thought I would post a couple of pictures of U'Don's LEM that I built a few weeks ago. The original kit is in 1/48 scale. I wanted to make the LEM in 1/24 scale to match the size of Neil and Buzz. (Please forgive the fact that these guys are made of plastic). The astronauts aren't skating on "moon ice"; the kitchen was the only place to take the pictures. As you can see, the fit of the kit is perfect even at double scale!

    A big THANK YOU to U'don's Factory for this outstanding model - I still can't believe it was free! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Ken

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    Very nice build , I like this model very much and I have build it to. Your model looks great :thumb:
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    WOW!!! that is one nice clean build:eek:! great work:thumb:
  4. Mechanic

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    That looks really great.

    What was your method for printing out an up-scaled model? I've wanted to to this model at this scale for a long time to go with my Mercury and Gemini (hopefully soon 1/24 CSM). My issue has always been how to keep parts on a single sheet.
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    Upscaled U-Don LM Model in 1:24 Scale

    jagolden,

    I have to agree with you - I also like the slightly larger scales, 1:32/1:33 and 1:24. It gives me a better opportunity to cut out the windows and add more detailing. Also, the joints are much less visible on a larger model.

    I have been building the U-Don LEM in 1:32 scale, on and off, for some time now, experimenting with different gold and black matte aluminium foils. This is perhaps the push I need to complete my build.

    A BEAUTIFUL model, Ken! My hat is off to you!

    All the best,
    Bengt :thumb:
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    Hershey Bars

    Hi there Ekuth,

    Thanks for that fine tip. I´m not really sure that I can get Hershey chocolate bars here in Sweden but I will surely try. If I can´t get them, perhaps you could send me one or two?

    I will send you a PM after my research is done. OK?

    Best,
    Bengt :wave:
  7. mvink

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    Hey Bengt,

    If Ekuth won't send you any, I will. Do you want it with or without the chocolate?:twisted:

    Mike
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    Hershey Bars

    Hi Mike,


    Very kind of you - that´s a difficult decision to make. Perhaps we´d better go for the 'foil only' option, in that case, as it would make for a slightly flatter envelope.

    Thanks again - I might take you up on that later, if I can´t find any over here.

    All the best,
    Bengt :thumb:
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    Some space modelers have recommended this place as a source for colored foils.

    Extra Thin Confectioners Foils

    I'm sure there are confectioners' supplies available everywhere in the civilized world.
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    Gold and Black Foil for LEM Models

    Hi davelant,

    Thanks for that tip - the 'orange' and 'black' colors look especially nice for the LEM, possibly also the 'gold' one, if it´s not too greenish.

    The original foil wrappings on the LEMs were quite dark in the yellow color hue, with quite a lot of red, like in this huge 1:8 scale model from the TV series "From The Earth to the Moon" (with Tom Hanks):

    [​IMG]

    Best,
    Bengt :thumb:
  11. NYC Irish

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    Sorry where can I get a Udons Model?

    John John
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    Hi John,

    Here is the link to U-Don's front page: U-DON'S FACTORY

    Enjoy,

    Mike
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  14. NYC Irish

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    thanks to all

    John John
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    U-Don´s Factory Paper Models, Japan

    Hello John John,

    Here it is - it is a true marvel av card model design, all hand drawn (no software)!
    U-DON'S FACTORY

    There are some other marvellous models here, too - for example this 'Ko-Hyoteki' Imperial Japanese Navy 'midget' submarine: U-DON'S FACTORY

    The link page for space models is a very nice one: U-DON'S FACTORY

    Have fun!
    Bengt :thumb:
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    U-Don´s Factory Paper Models Link in Abundance

    Sorry, all,

    I missed page 2 of this thread . . .

    Best,
    Bengt :rolleyes:
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    'The Right Stuff' for the LEM Descent Stage . . .

    Ken,

    I hope you don´t mind me 'stealing' your thread a bit - your excellent 1:48 scale U-Don model really got me going . . .

    davelant,
    I have been checking this site for a good aluminium foil color for the U-Don LM model - it seems the 'orange' color is pretty good for the most of the foil covering. I am in the process of ordering a pack of these sheets now.

    Furthermore, if you check this picture (I have taken the liberty of inserting John Ortmann´s outstanding computer rendition from 2006 of the LM-5 Apollo 11 "The Eagle"), there are actually two foil colors, one dark orange-red 'copper-tone' color and one brighter 'gold' color on the landing gear legs and feet:

    [​IMG]

    So, I might just ask ekuth very nicely for a Hershey bar foil (or two) later on . . .

    All the best,
    Bengt :wave:
  18. mvink

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    Hey Bengt,

    PM me your address.

    Mike
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    Man oh man.. That is really quite cool. I wouldn't ever thought of that in a million years. The ultimate recycling.. I great bar of chocolate and a LEM protection shield in one package... I'm smiling such a wide smile right now..

    I'm going to making one of these too.. I'd like to make the Lunar Rover as well .. Trying to find a model of it but there aren't to many and non in card AFAIK.

    Great model as soon as I seen the thread I quickly went to U-DONS site to fetch this magnificent model
  20. I assume you hqave tried this site for Surfeduke's rover http://www.mos95b.com/Moon Port/