1/12 Apollo Command Module

Kolokolnikov

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Began assembling the bottom of the module. All elements are reinforced with cardboard. The main part was glued with thick black paper from the inside. Ken suggested making the upper forming ring from 4 parts, I decided to cut this part out of 2 layers of black paper and with only one part, this made it possible to more accurately assemble the entire structure.
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I decided not to make spherical tanks out of paper, and made them from metal balls from a bearing. (Sorry for not paper, but I want the model to look good).
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While I have not yet decided where this part will be glued, perhaps I will glue it to the module case, and not to the thermal shield as indicated in the instructions.
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This part has not yet been completed, it is necessary to collect the remaining tanks, and most importantly, the pipelines. But with this there were problems until I can find photos and any information or drawings. If I don’t find anything, I’ll do it not so reliably, but in my own way, focusing on my feelings of how these pipelines should be.
 

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Very clean and neat looking. I would offer one bit of advice, either cut on the part line, or inside, or outside of the line. If you cut right on the line, there should be virtually nothing of it left. Of course you could always just touch those parts off, but whenyou have such an excellent build going, it's time to take it up a notch, because you really already there. Everything looks true and plumb. Excellent job!! :)
 
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I purchased it back when Ken first released it at Ecards.... But they have crashed and rebuilt twice since then.... and I can't find it on any of my drives.
I'll have to check the old DvD disks that I used to store information on. What I remember from his design and build thread... It was very detailed.
Feel free to reach out and I can help you get the kit replaced.
 
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I forgot how huge that model is. The foil looks excellent on theree, as does the interior, and all the fittings. Big models are kind of harder as mistakes are glaring. This model of yours is really tight, round and squared off. ;)