Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

Mike Walston
Bradenton, Florida

No slave to collectibles, Mike opened up Aurora’s 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey” and added lighting and an interior, drilling holes in the craft’s instrument panel and inserting red LEDs. Mike modeled the display base after the movie set, lighting it with 27 LEDs.

Posted 4/1/2010 10:26:19 AM by Megan McChain
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  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    Looks just like the movie. Nice job!
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    Great job, can't wait for Moebius to reissue this kit later this year... I know a number of guys that are going to do UPS and Fedex versions of the craft... Once again, Great Job!
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    I Loved building that Kit, and I'm very sorry it went by the Wayside in my modeling scrape, hmmm a reissue perhapps!!!
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    Great photo, great job, best I have seen of this!
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    WOW. I simply love it. As LEDs shrink, I think we will find them in many models. Maybe we will see an article on using LEDs in a model????
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    Nothing like a good sci-fi piece! Love this one!
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    Much nicer than the one I built when it was first issued.
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    Absolutely the best version of this Aurora classic that I've ever seen! Great work!
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    What a brave model builder you are,and a very nice job, well done.Are there any back shots to share?
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    Without a doubt one of the sickest movie reproductions I have seen! All bow down to THE MAN!
  • re:Aurora 1/55 scale Moon Bus from “2001: A Space Odyssey”

    I bet you could open a exhibit of your work and have people from all over come to enjoy your "art"