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Revell "The Apollo" 1/48th Model Build

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GAF
  • Member since
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Revell "The Apollo" 1/48th Model Build
Posted by GAF on Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:47 PM

This is “The Apollo” model kit from Revell, copyright 1969. This particular kit is about 50 years old, and has been traveling around with me in a cardboard box for about that length of time. I decided to dig it out and restore it for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (and for the “Race Into Space GB” that I am running). Unfortunately, over the years I had managed to lose a few parts to the model: the Launch Escape Tower and the lower section of the Lunar Module Storage Area. This meant I had to reconstruct these from scratch using plastic sheet, rods, matte board and a wooden dowel. I think I got pretty close to the originals, with perhaps a bit more external detail. Due to missing some internal parts for the Service Module, I skipped over having the external door open to show the equipment bay as on the original, but it was not something I would miss. I did have the internals for the Command Module and gave it a nice upgrade in appearance, including modifying the astronaut helmets into more of a Block 1 spacesuit configuration.

The base was made out of matte board and a styrofoam square, painted to resemble the launch pad and crawler.

If you're interested, the complete build can be found in the “Race Into Space Group Build”. Thanks!

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/179883.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary

 

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:06 PM

Great job resurrecting that!  Good to see something rebuilt and updated instead of trashing it or tossing it in the garbage.

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:44 PM

freem

Great job resurrecting that!  Good to see something rebuilt and updated instead of trashing it or tossing it in the garbage.

 

I agree. Nicely done and thanks for sharing.

-Greg

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:26 PM

Chris and Greg>  Thanks for the kind words!  Well, it had too much of a sentimental value for me to trash it, and these kits are going for close to $100 dollars on Ebay, so trashing it would "really" be a waste!

Gary

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, May 13, 2019 9:48 AM

Hey GAF,

Happy to see you rework this to completion. As I mentioned in the build thread, it looks wonderful! Really nice work one this one.

Ben

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, May 13, 2019 4:13 PM

Gary I loved watching you build this for the groupbuild!

 

Great job!

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, May 13, 2019 5:26 PM

Ben and Mach71>  Thanks guys!  I appreciate your participation in the GB.  I really would like to see you do a build thread here in the Space section.  You both turned out some beautiful models!  I also intend to do a wrap-up at the end of the group build of everyone's contributions.  The photos would help a lot.

Gary

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