Apollo: Columbia & Eagle
US$20,00 plus shipping
Injected plastic model with waterslide decals and gold metal foil
This is the old Revell's Apollo 11 kit. The molds go back to 1967, the reason why you see so many issues regarding accuracy. Actually, this kit is based probably in drawings and pictures from the Mk1 spacecraft, as the release date is very close to the Apollo 1 fire in January 1967. The Apollo program went to some extensive changes after that, and the spacecraft that went to the moon in July 1969 was a far more improved one with several internal and external differences. Dragon released a 1/72 scale kit that is much more accurate, but i wanted to build this one due to nostalgic feelings. I built this kit when i was a kid and played with it for several years. Now i had the chance to build it once again, with more detail and experience. I used gold metal foil for the landing stage of the LEM. The rest of the kit was painted with Tamiya acrylics and Alclad II metal colors. I created a docking probe for the command module and two bases for the Columbia spacecraft. Everything was done very simple, just like the kit. It was built to honor the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, my simple tribute to one of mankind's greatest adventures.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
US$ 35,00 plus shipping
Injected plastic model with waterslide decals.
This is Revell's 1/24 scale Ford 1937 built as a tuned car. Construction was done out of the box, using most of the kit parts. I lowered the front suspension and painted it with my own color scheme. Fit is very good and overall detail is fantastic. I guess the last car i built was some 20 years ago. This was a fun project. I did not worried about anything else then the final look. I will have to improve my skills on painting, as the final result did not reached the necessary quality for a car. Lets see what i can do on the next one!