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  1. 1/48 F11F-1 You know you want one.
  2. I was 12; I vividly recall the major events. Watching and listening to Apollo In Real Time has brought me right back to that time--gave me chills. My grandmother, bless her soul, agreed with your grandfather. She was a teenager when the Wright brothers flew. To think she saw aviation develop from the first flight to the first moon landing is wonderous to me! My then future wife was in Poland. She was somehow able to watch the moon landing on TV, and apparently said that's what she wanted to when she grew up. People around her thought that was cute, but... Well, her parents managed to leave Poland, which was quite an ordeal, she got a mechanical engineering degree here in the US, and a job working on satellites for Hughes. She's now, literally, a retired rocket scientist.
  3. @aircommando130, did you dad work for Grumman? I worked at Grumman in the 80s, well past the glory days of the LEM. Less than 1h to "One small step..." (02:56:15Z).
  4. Approximately 6 hours to landing! Here's the entire timeline: https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4029/Apollo_11i_Timeline.htm
  5. dnl42

    Brass parts

    CA works great for edge bonds. You might also some structure to an edge bond between brass and plastic or resin. For example, you might be able to drill a hole or cut a slot into the plastic or resin so you can mount the brass in the hole/slot before gluing. You can put the part into position and then apply glue using a CA glue applicator such as this or this. A slot or hole also enables better alignment rather than just trying to get the brass to stand up by itself. Use an acrylic glue, like Gator's Grip or Formula 560 Canopy Glue for surface bonds. The reason is that brass and plastic or resin have different thermal expansion properties. Acrylic glues remain flexible, so they will permit the materials to expand and contract at different rates without a bond failure. CA glue is rigid, to it won't flex and will cause shear forces to develop. As shear is CA's weakest bond strength property, it is likely to fail. You can apply these glues with a brush; clean the area around the bonded part with a brush dipped in water and let it set for 24 hours.
  6. There's a web site, https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/, that has a fabulous display of what was happening 50 years ago, in real time.
  7. Does look like that... The photo above looks like his booster seat needs adjustment.
  8. Cool! Don't forget, youse almost got Iran's F-14's in 1979. The exfiltration of the US Embassy personnel hiding in the Ambassador Taylor's residence killed the deal...
  9. That's awesome! I hope you'll post pix and vids of the launch!!!
  10. It's OK now,. 1129 PT, July 8
  11. Those wings look great! I hope they stand up to creep; the kit's wings didn't. I assume the MCW paints are lacquer. Yes? If so, I've been very happy with the fabulous finishes I get from Mr Color. As you note, quite smooth, with no need for a glossy clear coat prior to decals.
  12. Nice! Were the hand-holds also 3D printed? They look great, too.
  13. That's some fine detail! Did you design the model? One the one hand, it looks like a primed and painted finish. On the other hand, I don't see any color variation around the top details, making me think that's the part as-is.
  14. @southwestforests, that's the one! It is entertaining. Well I think so.
  15. Thanks @phantom, this may be the only time I have something done in your time scale! With a little more filling and filing, it will be ready for paint.
  16. @nspreitler, thanks! It was a fun build with all the scratch building. I'm really happy with the result.
  17. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. This masterpiece from Ed Wood Jr is generally regarded as the worst science fiction movie ever. Some argue it's the worst movie ever. If you haven't seen this, do check it out on youtube. The flying saucers shown in the movie were the Lindberg kit from the '50s, which is apparently the first IP science fiction kit. These models were painted silver overall for the movie. Polaris has re-released the kit firmly aimed at Plan 9. Not much to the kit The stand make certain there's no doubt about the subject Sadly, the pilot won't be used
  18. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. This masterpiece from Ed Wood Jr is generally regarded as the worst science fiction movie ever. Some argue it's the worst movie ever. If you haven't seen this, do check it out on youtube. The flying saucers shown in the movie were the Lindberg kit from the '50s, painted silver. Polaris has re-released the kit firmly aimed at Plan9.
  19. I read that this morning. I didn't know they had ebooks either. While I usually have good reason to criticize Microsoft technologies, at least they had the integrity--and ability--to refund the money spent at their store, so good on them.
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