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Starting a thread to help track kits being re-released or newly released on this 50th anniversary.  Please add any finds to this thread.

 

Airfix 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

 

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019/apollo-saturn-v-50th-anniversary-of-1st-manned-moon-landing.html

 

Airfix 1/72 Apollo LM

 

https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019/one-step-for-man-50th-anniversary-of-1st-manned-moon-landing.html

 

 

 

 

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If Revell doesn't re-release any of their stuff then something is just not right in the world. Any word of anything?

 

Bill

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Given the recent Hobbico bankruptcy and lack of any news of a US distributor I wonder if we will see anything from Revell Germany.  I don’t know if this anniversary is as big a deal in Europe as in the US. At least from a marketing POV. 

 

Dragon listed some updated releases many months ago but I have not seen them for sale anywhere. 

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Metal Earth makes photo-etch models including several space-related subjects. They are releasing an Apollo CSM/LM set with a PE replica of the Apollo 11 plaque. 

 

https://www.metalearth.com/aviation/apollo-csm-with-lem

 

also new from ME is an Apollo Saturn V with the mobile launcher base and LUT

 

https://www.metalearth.com/aviation/apollo-saturn-v-with-gantry

 

packaging for both mentions the 50th anniversary. 

 

You can find their other space related sets here:

 

https://www.metalearth.com/aviation

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I hope this doesn't mean that the molds for the 1/32 scale CSM will never be used again. I'd hate to see that thing never released. I don't see another mainstream company releasing anything like that in the future. 

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Saw the Revell 2019 release list somewhere, maybe Britmodeller?, and it looked like they were repoping most of the classic Apollo kits for the anniversary.

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Airfix is also re-releasing it's 1/72 Apollo Astronauts.

 

Was hoping for the 1B and Skylab Saturn V also, but they weren't on the list 😕

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Estes just came out with a 50th anniversary version of the Apollo Saturn V in 1/100 scale and they tweaked it a fair amount to probably make it the easiest building Saturn V kit ever... and also more accurate than ever. The big improvement... the SLA is now a nicely detailed blow molded cone. No need to do a paper transition wrap anymore.

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For all space nerds 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the Moon. On this occasion I have decided to provide you with the most detailled 1/48 model of the Lunar Module where there is no need for any augmentation kit. It is available on Shapeways (https://www.shapeways.com/shops/spacemodels…) but also on Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3239643) for those having a 3D printer. For the detailled plastic parts I advice to use a resin printer while the white versatile plastic parts can be printed with a more conventional filament printer.
 

All instructions are on my web site (http://spacemodels.nuxit.net/1-48-LM/index.html). I just received the first printed parts so the pictures on the web site are based on my 1/32 model. If you feel 1/48 is too small you still have the possibility to build a 1/32 or 1/24 before July 2019 (see http://spacemodels.nuxit.net/1-32%20LM/index.htm).
 

Happy modeliing in 2019. I also enclosed some pictures to compare this new kit with the Revell and Monogram one.

 

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Max Grueter astronauts are also available on Shapeways

 

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Edited by Lunokhod 2

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