Surfduke´s Apollo Lunar Rover (LRV)

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  1. gpw

    gpw Member

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    I started to build Surfduke´s Apollo Lunar Rover (LRV). I hesitated to do so for a long time because there is no instruction added. But now I will try it anyway.

    As most of you probably know, the model (Rev. 2) is still available on MOS95B's website:

    http://www.mos95b.com/Moon Port/



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    I started with the wheels which I modified marginally to make it a little bit easier and more stable.


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  2. wedge

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    Great ! finaly something from the moon :rolleyes:I´m enjoying your build :thumb:
  3. gpw

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    Today I finished the central base plate. Here are the photos.


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    Here are the seats.





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  5. londonbluemisty

    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Looking Fantastic:thumb:
    I think you are the first to brave Carl's Lunar Rover design and
    NO INSTRUCTIONS
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    Wayne
  6. gpw

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    I finished the seat bags, which I had to resize to fit them under the seats (print size 90%). Seat bags and seats were attached to the center base plate.

    Gerd


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    Control panel, camera and antenna are installed on the center base plate.
    I reinforced the brackets of the camera and the antenna using thin copper wire.

    Gerd


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  8. gpw

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    Today I finished the rear base plate, as far as it is possible with Surfduke´s Rev 2.



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  9. wedge

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    OK , I´m going to build this model too :D I must have this one in my collection - are going to repaint it ?
  10. londonbluemisty

    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Gerd,
    This is truly fantastic:eek:
    If only Carl was still around to see his work:confused:
    Question??
    Have you rescaled or are you still keeping it to 1:16?
    I have looked at this model in the past and thought about doing it,but I was put off by the amount of small details.:cry:

    Wayne
  11. gpw

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    Wayne,

    I did not rescale the model, I build it as Carl has published it in 1:16.

    At the beginning I was also a little bit afraid of the small parts, and some very small boxes I cut out from carton instead of folding and glueing a 1 mm³ box. I don´t think that this is possible with a good result!? Nevertheless this model brings so much fun, because it is really detailed and everything fits perfectly (I had to rescale only the under seat bags).
  12. londonbluemisty

    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    WOW!!!
    This makes your build even more impressive....
    :inw::inw::inw::inw::inw::inw::inw::inw::inw:
    I would have to rescale at least 50% larger to tackle some of those small parts:oops:
    Looking forward to your suspension pictures?
    Out of interest which Apollo Lunar Rover have you chosen?:twisted:
    15(Lic. Plate),16 or 17(Broken Fender)

    Wayne
  13. gpw

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    Wayne,

    it´s 15, the one with the license plate. And be sure, I am looking forward to the suspension too. :eek: I will save this until last.

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    You are providing us instructions by building this model yourself sir. :) Now I may be able to tackle it!
  15. gpw

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    jparenti,

    I am very pleased to hear, that this thread might help you to tackle Surfduke´s LRV. To give you (and all the others) additional motivation some more photos:

    I finished the front base plate including batteries, color TV camera, high gain antenna and communication unit.

    Gerd


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    Nice work! Those seats are incredible! I looked this model over some time ago, and I started with the fenders, but never progressed beyond that. I look forward to more of this project.

    BTW... what ever happened to Surfduke (Carl)???

    Ken
  17. jparenti

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    I don't think any of us know what happened to Carl. He was here one day and gone the next. For a while we were concerned that something had happened, but I think someone said he was okay. He may be taking an extended break from the hobby. We always hope to see him back here again eventually, and I'm sure he'll be happy to know we didn't forget about him or his excellent models. :)
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    excellent !!
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  19. gpw

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    Base plates are connected and instruments installed. The high gain antenna and the TV camera are rotatable.

    Suspension and Fenders are not ready yet but will follow soon.


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    Wow. Wow, wow, wow. It looks just as good as I had hoped!