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'Houston, it's full of stars.' - April 2013

Posted by Tim Kidwell
on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jeff Josefsberg, Midland, Georgia

Jeff calls this scene, “Houston, it’s full of stars.” He says, “This is pure fantasy, of course. Apollo astronauts encounter the monolith from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ I used various grades of crushed gray rock from a local construction site, attaching it with scenic cement. The figures are Dragon 1/24 scale; I adjusted the arm locations. Helmet faceplates are painted gold and coated with clear gloss. I got the monolith on Amazon. The instruments come from a long-out-of-production educational item from the early Apollo days. I cleaned them up, repainted, and accurized them a bit. All the painting is with Testors enamels. I wanted to try something other than the typical kits. One of my favorite topics is the space program, and I am a big science fiction fan. Purists will probably pick the details to death, but I had lots of fun combining these things in a space fantasy.”

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