Surfduke's Astronaut Figure

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by SAustin16, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. SAustin16

    SAustin16 Member

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    Good Evening Space Modelers :wave:,

    I finally gathered my courage and attempted to build Surfduke's Astronaut figure. I'm trying to focus on just two scales for my space collection, 1:96 and 1:12. Thus, I re-scaled the printed astronaut to 1:12 scale, up from 1/32.

    This was my first attempt at building the figure, so please excuse the very rough construction. Any glaring problems are mine, not Surfduke's design.

    The only real problem I encountered was the shoulders. I had to scratch build the upper arm to torso connection, which was pretty easy. In addition, I was worried about the clear face shield, so instead of cutting out the central portion and installing a clear plastic visor, I simply colored the paper.

    The Astronaut is a fun build, and is ripe for someone with real creativity and skill to improve upon.

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  2. wedge

    wedge Member

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    :-D It looks interesting ... Can I download this model somewhere? I was wondering , how to make astronauts for my diorama . Maybe they will be resting in LM :-D But maybe I will use the same material , which I used for the bags on LRV...
  3. SAustin16

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    Hi Wedge,

    The Astronaut isn't available on the Web. Surfduke had sent him out for Beta-building.

    Send me a PM with your E-mail, and I'll send you the PDF file.
  4. Lex

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    Wow, nice build, this model looks deceivingly simple... Is it going to be released anytime soon?
  5. SAustin16

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    You're right Lex, the Astronaut is very simple to build.

    Surfduke had designed it in May 2007, and passed it to a few of us to beta. I hadn't heard any more about it when I built it in December. I haven't been able to contact Surfduke since November. I don't know if it will eventually be available or not, as it depends on Surfduke.

    When Wedge asked about availability, I mistakenly thought it was available on MOS95's site, but it is not. I can forward the PDF to you, if you want to test build it. I don't think Surfduke would mind. PM me with your e-mail, and I'll get it off to you.
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    Nice build Steve. I saw this model once on MOS95´s site too. A pity, that its no more available. Surfduke should release it again.

    Gerd