Lunar Rover from "MOON"

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am test building the Lunar Rover (from the movie "MOON") that was designed by Marco Scheloske (of http://www.paperaviation.de).

    The instructions are in German (unfortunately I do not speak German), but that is OK. The diagrams that illustrate how the parts go together are very good and quite straight forward. I have not have any problems following them.

    I have started with the wheels. There are 15 parts for just one wheel (and there are six wheels in all). As you can see there is a great deal of detail on the wheels that is very tempting to do. Since this is a test build, I have decided to forgo the detailing and focus on the testing the model first.
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    How fortunate that you have a friend who IS German..! :cool::cool::cool:

    Great start, RB! :thumb:

    The Rover comes in the same scale like the Landram (hint - hint! :twisted:).
  4. johanvanacker

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    It seems that you had a good start.
    I'm looking forward to the release of the model.
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you both for the compliments.

    @RF: They are both the same scale? OK. I knew that it would be a good size, but that puts things into more perspective.

    More photos are coming soon.
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    It is 1:32 or 1:24 (got to take a look at the booklet again). It is a joint venture of Martin Saenger and Marco Scheloske (I think Martin was the designer, Marco made the printing and cover art). The kit was a free giveaway for visitors of the Spacedays, Darmstadt 2012. I have the printed version! :mrgreen:
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    RB

    That's looking pretty nice! More pics, please!
  8. Rhaven Blaack

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    I just looked at the cover. It is 1:24 scale.
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    Rolling, Rolling, Rolling,.......

    Nice wheels.

    Looking forward to the rest. :mrgreen::thumb:
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    So it is in scale with the ordinary Landram. :) But the 1:32 versions you built are too small for the Rover. :-(
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    Looking forward to this...
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    The wheels of the Lunar Rover were made from a metal mesh with strips of metal attached. There is another smaller wheel on the inside for particularly hard hits. The Mesh also acted as a shock absorber. I almost think that for this model, screen door steel mesh, shaped, (which shapes easily) and paper strips would be easier to attach. You would have to make a torus, but making two halves, then bringing them together would not be very hard. :)

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am sorry but I am working on the Lunar Rover from the movie "MOON", not the REAL LUNAR ROVER.
    Here is what it looks like:
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    OOps!! My Bad!! :)
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    Very cool! Another one to watch :)
  16. johanvanacker

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    I really enjoyed watching the movie MOON. Very good performance of Sam Rockwell !
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    You mean 1:18?!?!?! :mrgreen:
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    No, not really! :mrgreen:
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    Good start with the wheels!
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    I'll watch with interest (and am eager to see firsthand next week!) :)