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1/32 scale scratchbuilt LM5

Posted by Megan McChain
on Friday, April 1, 2011

Ron Denning
Kansas City, Missouri

The Eagle has landed — in Ron’s driveway. He scratchbuilt LM5 in 1/32 scale. “I always wanted a lunar module to go with my 1/32 scale Command/Service Module by Revell,” Ron says. “I could not find one, so I decided to build my own.” The 3/32" plastic bulkheads are covered with a .020" sheet styrene; the legs are styrene tubing. He got the thrusters from another 1/32 scale service module, and a 1/48 scale service module provided the descent thruster. The foil covering is florist foil that is gold on one side and aluminum on the other. Ron enlarged an American flag image and printed his own decals. “Researching and building this piece of space exploration history was a great time,” he says. “I still remember exactly what I was doing when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.”


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