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Another small step


D6150

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So here we have the airfix moon buggy, or more correctly the lunar rover. I have added seat backs, antenna's, and the cargo rack/bulkhead behind the seats. I still need to add the satellite dish on the main antenna, and the distinctive orange mudguards.

 

The two astronauts in the background are taking rock and dust samples, that's some kind of probe, not a rifle. These guys are roughly half way through painting, I think the space suits look better with a matt finish. 

 

I also have a Revell F104G starfighter in progress at the moment, will get back to something rail-related soon. 

 

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  • RMweb Gold

Don't forget to paint the buggy a nice metallic blue like the Dinky one! Looking good, some nice extra details there. Incredible to think what we achieved 50 years ago.

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Thanks for the feedback. If I ever get the time (unlikely..) I wouldn't mind collecting some of the many space toys that came out in the 1960's and 70's. 

 

There's a bit of skepticism about the Apollo programme nowadays, but I personally think it was a remarkable achievement (although I would say that being a fan). I also find it quite weird that here in the 21st century we no longer have the ability to go to the moon...

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  • RMweb Gold

I've met two of them - Harrison Schmidt (Apollo 17) and the recently deceased Al Worden (Apollo 15 CSM). 

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