Lunar Module LM5 / 1:12 / own design

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Waeschens, May 5, 2013.

  1. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    Your modeling efforts are wonderful to see. This is an incredible thing to watch, and you are a very talented person. After seeing some other modeling forums, the plastic modeling ones, it amazes me how spoiled some people are. They complain about even the most beautiful kit being 'not perfect enough' or not having enough detail, and 'I can't build this unless I get every photo etched part, and on and on. No one wants to put the effort into scratchbuilding even a basic detail.... They should all see this thread, and be humbled, this is true 'scale model building' at it's finest. Way to show 'em how it's done!
    Best regards,
  2. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    It's really becoming a fine model, man! This is a very interesting thread and I would like to see more...
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Really nice detail pictures.! :)
  4. Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett

    Carl (Surfduke) Hewlett Active Member

    Very Interesting attempt. I wish you luck.

    The Duke
  5. Waeschens

    Waeschens Member

    I am back. But I stopped building for a few weeks. I am waiting for new paper and other materials like capton foil. The drawings for the ascent stage are in progress. Maybe I will build the cabin structure from polystyrol sheets. I think that then the form becomes smoother.

    We have here in Germany a new collection of spacecrafts. The newest item is a mock up of a LM. That perfect for my project. :thumb:


  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You are off to an AMAZING START!!!.
    I am quite IMPRESSED with your work!
    I will be following this build.
  7. KieferRhys

    KieferRhys Apprentice

    Gotta say - Major Kudos.
    Trying to build these legs so that they are deployable on both positions has been a major headache on my 1/48 build, and, to my eternal shame, have sort of hung up the entire Greelt stack project. That being said, now I have inspiration to go with my free time, so Thanks.
  8. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    This is an amazing bit of work.

    Cant wait to see the filing of the gear.
  9. Waeschens

    Waeschens Member

    Hello friends,
    I had stopped working on the LM, because the tropical heat in Germany. The clue dries to fast. But I have completed the collecting of the different construction materials. I will start with the construction of the ascent stage next. For workable hinges of the descent stages outriggers I need more information. I looking for the Virtual LM book, but it is sold out.

    Regards from tropical Germany. In Heidelberg they cultivate bananas outside of the greenhouse, how crazy.
  10. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    all i can say is WOW!!!!!
  11. THE DC

    THE DC Member

    Here's hoping for a cold front for you!
  12. Waeschens

    Waeschens Member

    The cold front is here. But only for two days. The forecast says that we get 39°C (102°F) at the weekend. But the high humidity is more terrible than the heat. We have one weather extrem after the next this year. First more than alot snow, a long and a strong winter. Then high water and now the heat. The climatic change goes on.


  13. ouizel

    ouizel New Member

    Very nice, indeed. From where did you source the plans you are using?
  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    As a lover of Bananas, I hope for a good Banana harvest for you. Did you know that dark green, unripened bananas, steeped (soaked) in hot water for 15 minutes, to facilitate removing the skin, can be boiled and give you the best potato (though bananas are fruit, and much healthier) you have ever eaten. If you happen to like dried salted boneless Cod, boil that codfish and drain and wash a few time, to get rid of the salt, slice up some Garlic paper thin (How much Garlic, is there ever too much?), and some onions. In a non-stick frying pan, heat up the Olive Oil, but not too hot as it does not need to be too hot, melt the garlic add the onions, then add the washed codfish, then the bananas (which have been boiled till a fork just slides through them). Heat it all up and serve in a bowl and enjoy. :)
  15. Waeschens

    Waeschens Member

    I use different sources. The challenge isto manage the variants betwen the unequal sources
    Yes bananas are very yummy

    Saludos cordiales

  16. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Can you demonstrate that in SketchUp ????

    I would like to know the tolerances of a frying pan to a cod, in reference to the bi-lateral external application of aqueous sedimentary rudiments, when applied to the linear application of score lines along a 'banana' shaped forked appendage.....

    If so, would that be exportable to GIMP ???????? idea1

    There is something fishy going on here .............. :rolleyes:sign1
  17. Waeschens

    Waeschens Member

    Sorry no update, I can not find time to move on. My job challenges me totally.


  18. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    Here on Long Island, we have the Cradle of Aviation museum, and as part of their collection, they have the very last production LEM. I was there last year, and I must say, seeing it in person was an unforgetable experience. You first walk through a replica of the Grumman shop that has the prototype LM with the round hatch and no outer skin, and then you go through another door into a very dark lunar landscape.....and there it is, it's such a beautiful sight to see that everyone becomes silent. I'm not ashamed to say I got pretty emotional, being a son of a devoted 'Grumman-ite' who worked on it. I tried to take some pics but my camera wasn't up to the challenge, or I would share them here. It's great to see this model being done this way, I look forward to seeing more, however long it takes you.
  19. Waeschens

    Waeschens Member

    I went to Speyer, Germany, to the museum. There, the Buran is shown and a collection of space suits and flown parts. They also show there a Lunar Module. Unfortunately, a dummy out of a movie. My problem is not solved.
    Does anyone have detailed pictures of the latches of the landing legs?

    Thank you

  20. Space Boy

    Space Boy Member

    Ascent Stage is going to be the most difficult part to design on your own. As you know already, you should measure and calculate again and again all the way of construction process; good luck and best wishes for you.

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