Ken L. West Apollo Command Module 1/24

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Nando, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    There really needs to be an "I Love it" button... This is looking so crisp and straight, and the curved sections are curved :p
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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    t would be nice, but you just said it, and that's so much more personal, and better IMHO. :)
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  3. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Thank You Revell-Fan an micahrogers for the kinh words and encouragenets.

    Thank You Zathros for the honor doing my thread "STICKY".

    Only a small updating and a little detour.

    Last Sunday I followed the entire docking maneuver of the Dragon 2 capsule with the Space Station: a complicated ballet with a splendid ending. So I took a short break and I made the model that I downloaded from the website of Alfonso X Moreno. A simple model that makes perfectly the aspect of the real.
    Meanwhile work on the supports continues ...

    Best, Nando :)

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  4. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Some updates. All parts of the side supports are cut, glued, folded and ready to be assembled.

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    Best, Nando :)
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Oh boy, that's some precision work! :)
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  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Elon "Loves" you!! Thank You for honoring one of America's great immigrants!! :)
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  7. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    In two steps the final group of supports was assembled.

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    Now all 24 are complete and it's time to move on.

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    Best, Nando :)
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    This kind of repeatability takes talent!! :) Does Ken know people here want to buy his model? Maybe you could let him know? :)
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  9. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    These thrusters are very, very small o_O
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    Best, Nando :)
  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I like punches but find they get dull fast. A small clean up goes a long way. As usual, your attention to detail shows that being precise produces the best quality models. ;)
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  11. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Slowly, very slowly the work on the Apollo command module goes on, and after completing the thrusters I can switch to another one.

    Best, Nando

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  12. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    The first tank is done. I don't understand why in the instructions and in the model everything seems so big, but when I'm doing the model's parts everything is so small. I think I have to do some walk to calm me down :realmad:

    Best, Nando :)

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  13. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    When I first saw the Apollo Capsule, I thought it looked very small, and could not imagine 3 guys in there. :)
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  14. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    @zathros A truly claustrophobic experience o_O

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    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Other type of tank, the first in a series of four. IMG_20190504_131956_1024.jpg IMG_20190504_131931_1024.jpg
    Best, Nando :)
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  16. lyter1958

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    don't you just " LOVE ":biggrin: working with things this small??:hammerhead::hammerhead::noteeth:
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    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    It's those small things that that I say "Oh hell no!" and run off to find a solid replacement part..and Greeble em!!
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  18. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    All four finished. I could do better but that's okay.
    Best, Nando :)

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    These components look great! You did a far better job than I could do.
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  20. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Still other details for the after compartment. With these I completed the tanks:
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    in the first row four identical tanks (two for fuel and two for the oxidant) and the waste water tank
    In the second two spherical tanks for the helium and the potable water tank

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    A detail of the two helium tanks

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    and all together in the palm of my hand to better render the proportions.

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    The two little boys gave me a hard time. :headbange:

    Best, Nando :)
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