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Lunokhod 2

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  1. I just bought the famemaster 4D vision model that I plan to build after my 1/48 LM-CSM along with an LUT . My goal is to create augmentation details either available on Shapeways or Thingiverse but this will be for the near future I hope, not today.
  2. No I haven't but I thing it is in the order of 0.1 mm.
  3. For the thermal blanket I use patterns that I created and available on my website : http://spacemodels.nuxit.net/1-48-LM/outrigger.pdf. These patterns are just a bit larger than the model. I apply them onto the foil paper with scotch tape which allow me to cut the exact foil panel. I just fixed the panel either with a 1mm wide double sided adhesive tape on the outside of the panel and maybe one small one on the middle and apply it onto the model or superglue (a few drops on the outside of the panel and one or two on the middle). Since the panel is too big for the model it will automatically wrinkle if I want it to occupy the model surface but no more. Instructions for the 1/48 LM : http://spacemodels.nuxit.net/1-48-LM/index.html
  4. Hi Manfred, The material for the heat shield is adhesive aluminium paper that you find in DIY shops such as this one : https://www.amazon.fr/daluminium-cachetage-Résistance-réparation-températures/dp/B07DQRBV66 To cut exactly at the right size I use the pattern available on my web site 1/48 LM : http://spacemodels.nuxit.net/1-48-LM/index.html Heat shield pattern : http://spacemodels.nuxit.net/1-48-LM/Descent stage underside.pdf
  5. The next steps with the application of kapton and the heat shield around the descent engine.
  6. If you find one of the rocket you are looking for on Shapeways, you can simply ask the designer to rescale his model. I have done it many times for my LM, CSM and Soyuz.
  7. The descent stage top is now completely covered with the various kapton blankets. Links: - Construction page of the lunar module - Parts available on Shapeways
  8. The descent stage top is now completely covered with the various kapton blankets. Links: - Construction page of the lunar module - Parts available on Shapeways
  9. I completed quadrants 2, 3 and 4
  10. I completed quadrants 2, 3 and 4
  11. Sometimes things go wrong but you can learn from it. As I was covering quadrant 1 of my 1/48 LM I realized I did a big mistake. For this model I want to show LM-6 and I assumed the pattern for the descent stage was identical to LM-5. Well it is almost identical except... quadrant 1 of course. There are very few photos of Quadrant 1 for LM-6 and the only pictures of LM-6 right after separation from the CSM only show ... the landing pads. I realized quadrant 1 is identical to the one of LM-7 (Apollo 13) and this was confirmed to me by Paul Fjeld (better known as Mr LM). So here it is, as LM-5 this morning and as LM-6 this afternoon LM-5 quadrant 1 and now LM-6 quadrant 1
  12. Sometimes things go wrong but you can learn from it. As I was covering quadrant 1 of my 1/48 LM I realized I did a big mistake. For this model I want to show LM-6 and I assumed the pattern for the descent stage was identical to LM-5. Well it is almost identical except... quadrant 1 of course. There are very few photos of Quadrant 1 for LM-6 and the only pictures of LM-6 right after separation from the CSM only show ... the landing pads. I realized quadrant 1 is identical to the one of LM-7 (Apollo 13) and this was confirmed to me by Paul Fjeld (better known as Mr LM). So here it is, as LM-5 this morning and as LM-6 this afternoon. LM-5 quadrant 1 and now LM-6 quadrant 1
  13. I could print that myself since I put the files on Thingiverse but this one was printed by Shapeways (I wanted to see whether everything was correct and then soldable)
  14. As indicated by Peter the engine bell is wrong. In the image below I put side by side your model and mine to show what can be improved. The engine bell is made out of two halves of different colors as mentionned by Pete. The limit between the upped and lower halves on the dragon model seems too low on the photo (white line). The interface between the heat shield and the bell shows a bottle neck that is not present on the real SM. Finally there seems to be a rim for a third halve that is not present as well. Otherwise this model is more accurate than the Revell one since it is based on Block II instead of Block I. Your foiling job is really great.
  15. I would like to promote my new 1/48 3D LM so I have decided to build it. Since I already have the 1/32 CSM flying with Mike above the 1/32 LM on the Moon for the very first step of Neil, I have decided to build both spacecraft attached as in lunar orbit. This is a model I built about 50 years ago, originally all white but modified through the years. The new model will incorporate my 3D printed LM and the CSM from Realspace along with a complete new stand for the Apollo celebration I just started the model with the descent stage, this will depict Apollo 12 so I can have the RTG attached to quadrant 2. It will have the same amount of detail as the 1/24 or the 1/32 I already built. For indication on the build you can refer to my web site with pictures, explanations and links to the parts on Shapeways or Thingiverse for those having a 3D printer : http://spacemodels.nuxit.net/1-48-LM/index.html Happy modelling Vincent
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