nasa commercial model kits

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by The Hermit, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. The Hermit

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    any one know of any major commercial kits of nasa gemini apollo?

    like gpm modelik fly model?

    im trying to find some prof printed kits

    thanks guys and gals :rolleyes:
  2. knife

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  3. sakrison

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    Carl Hewlett(?) put out a detailed 1/32 scale Apollo Command Module kit in 2007. It was a free download but I can't find a source anywhere in the file, and I'm sure that it is kosher for me to share it without the author's permission. (It was a free download.)

    It is very detailed and not for the beginner or the faint-of-heart.

    Can anyone come up with the source?
    --David
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  5. dhanners

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    Here's the URL for Carl's (Surfduke) site:
    http://www.mos95b.com/Moon Port/

    He has some really nice models there, but no instructions. By and large, it's ok because the parts are fairly self-explanatory. The rear part where the SPS nozzle attaches can be a bear, but if you take it slowly, you'll figure it out.

    As for the Delta 7 Studios stuff, I can attest they offer some pretty good stuff. The CDs cost, but you get a lot for the money, the quality is excellent and the instructions are clear, expansive and well-illustrated.

    Here are photos of my build of Carl's CSM and D7S's Gemini VII models. On the CSM, I used a couple of different types of metallic paper. I built Apollo 7 (which saved me the hassle of building the docking probe and the High-Gain Antenna) and I was generally pleased with Carl's design.

    On Gemini VII, I added some 3D detail to the nose, capsule and rear modules, and used gold foils for the rear insulation.

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  6. sakrison

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    Nice work, David!
  7. The Hermit

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    the toner at work is low 8(

    lol

    i need commercial kits till they refill it
  8. dhanners

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    Oops. I read right over that part of your post. The Delta 7 Studios stuff comes on a CD, which you then print out as needed. So I'm not sure what to tell you....
  9. knife

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    Office Depot or Office Max should be able to print up any file onto cardstock for a reasonable fee. Also, http://jleslie48.com/ has lots of great downloads.
  10. David H

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    Yeah but the copy shop charges! (Hee hee)

    D