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METAL EARTH LUNAR MODULE

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METAL EARTH LUNAR MODULE
Posted by Tentacles on Monday, February 09, 2015 1:08 PM

I'm late to this party, but here is my recent build of Metal Earth's LM. Now for a modeler these were a challenge- tiny, tiny parts and some crossed eyes trying to put this thing together along with some parts not fitting exactly. The separate LED base is a must for showing this off and is a wonderful addition to my growing micro collection. [/URL[URL=http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/mandkdanz/media/METAL%20EARTH%20LUNAR%20MODULE/LM%20metal%20model2_zpsozhzy5k5.jpg.html]  [/URL[URL=http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/mandkdanz/media/METAL%20EARTH%20LUNAR%20MODULE/LM%20metal%20model3_zpsblxer8d2.jpg.html]

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 9:24 AM

Nice!  I have been thinking of picking up one of those.  Do you know what scale it is?

I have picked up two of their kits of other subjects but have not built either yet.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by Tentacles on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:05 AM

Thanks Don.

No- I have no idea what the scale is but it is really small (1/144 ???). Some of the parts you have to bend are very fragile so be careful if you get one. I wound up using super-glue on a few tabs to make sure it didn't loosen up on me since I couldn't bend the tabs fully, especially the fragile, thin parts.

BTW, check out the sci-fi forum, I posted a couple of Star Wars kits there too.

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:25 AM

Nice build!

Mike

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:40 AM

Now that's really cool! Since the LEM is all angles anyway it looks like it avoids all those hard to get right curves. Though it does look like you had to make the nozzles for the maneuvering thrusters there though.  

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 9:26 AM

Has anyone tried painting any of the metal art kits?  I assume a decent metal primer would allow paint to adhere.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by Tentacles on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 1:24 PM

Don,

I thought about it, but I kinda figured if I personally wanted to do that I'd buy a regular LARGER kit to detail out. These are little "art pieces" and look cool without paint IMHO.

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: OKC
Posted by stretchie on Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:10 PM

I have a whole mess of these. This one was by far the most difficult. They are all fun though. Smile  For anyone here that does photo etch, you'lll love 'em.  Big Smile

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, April 24, 2016 5:06 PM

Now !

    That's a fine looking  module ! I think I have most of them except the Star Trek , Star Wars and some Halo .They don't do anything for me . T.B.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Friday, May 06, 2016 8:31 PM

That is very cool and I like how you have it displayed.

 

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