Saturday, July 20, 2019

Spacecraft vol.8: Apollo Columbia & Eagle

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.

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