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Monogram Apollo 11 vintage kit build

This Apollo 11 build was a commission build for AirBus in France and quite the challenge! I used a vintage Monogram 1/48th scale kit from 1970 and it is not very good. I basically scratch built everything using the included parts as a base.
All the panels are metal just like the real lander, I created my own foils (which was a challenge) and did extensive research of the actual lander to create what you see here.
I am very happy with the completed kit and I am pleased to say AirBus was extremely happy!
As usual I use Tamiya paints and tons of metal and foil!
This one was a pain, but fun!

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4 responses to Monogram Apollo 11 vintage kit build

  1. Beautifully done, right down to the landing gear touch down probes. I once worked for the company that manufactured them, EDO corp.

  2. I learned so much about the lander doing that build! It was a crazy piece of engineering!
    Thank you!

  3. Outstanding. Great work on modifying the base.

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