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OFFICIAL: Man on the Moon 50 Campaign
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 11:26 AM UTC

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Got the ribbon, thanks Michael.


Yes Michael, thank you. A fun campaign!
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC
Got the ribbon, thanks Michael.
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 11:53 PM UTC
Ribbons awarded. Good turn out! Thanks to all who participated and congrats to those who finished. See you all around the site!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 06:40 PM UTC
Some nice models in the end
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 11:25 AM UTC
Nice work everyone! I'm thinking of awarding ribbons tomorrow evening, so get those pics in the gallery!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
Way to go Paul!
Nice model for the campaign. It looks like you have an interesting collection.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 05:04 AM UTC
The Jupiter C is done at last. I had an issue with an enamel wash at almost the last minute. The basic white had been applied a full week before giving it a wash made from Humbrol paint & Humbrol thinner. This thinner must be pretty hot as it started to melt the white. As soon as I figured this out I stopped and the white hardened OK allowing the dull overcoat to go on without issues. That was a close one!

This was a great campaign and I thank everyone for sharing their builds & experiences remembering one of the high spots in world history.

On the vehicle assembly table:


Finished & on display:


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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 10:06 AM UTC
Great finish everyone. Don, I too was from a space family. Pop worked for North American Aviation then Rockwell and so it was a family thing.

My Jupiter C is finished at last. I'll shoot the pics tonight & post in the morning here and to the gallery.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 01:09 PM UTC
I would've felt guilty if I didn't post a finished model on this day. I was a 7-year old when the Eagle landed and Neil Armstrong made his historic giant step. I remember wondering why they took a nap after they landed. I had to wait hours for them to sleep and thought it was the oddest thing.

Here's my Mercury Redstone.

And here's the Mercury Atlas.


I'll get some photos posted in the Gallery tonight or tomorrow.
Thank you for a great campaign. I learned a lot from the research plus from all of you. My father used to tell everyone I learned how to count from 10 backwards before I could count to 10 normally, from watching all the launches.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC

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problem Don. I'm happy to take your word for it that they're done and will hold off on ribbons for a couple of days to give you time to post.

Michael



I'm in almost the same boat, I can stick my model together and shoot pictures now but a few extra days will allow the washes to dry so the final clear coat can go on. I learned on the Sukhoi project not to try to rush paint drying.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC

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I hope everyone will take a minute or two today to contemplate what this anniversary means to humanity. I truly hope and believe that in 500 years, all the other noise and drama of these days will be interesting only to historians. What was accomplished on July 20, 1969, however, will be remembered forever.

Michael



Yes, I think you hit the nail on the head. Most of the things on the news will not survive very long. Apollo 11 & the other missions that followed it will.

We are also fortunate that 2 of the 3 that stood at the very sharp end of this titanic effort are still with us to share the experience.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 02:29 AM UTC

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I hope everyone will take a minute or two today to contemplate what this anniversary means to humanity. I truly hope and believe that in 500 years, all the other noise and drama of these days will be interesting only to historians. What was accomplished on July 20, 1969, however, will be remembered forever.

Michael




For sure, true words!
Thanks a lot for hosting this campaign, Michael.

Great work guys, glad I participated.
Don, good to see 'ya reaching the finish line.








Th mas
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:22 AM UTC
I hope everyone will take a minute or two today to contemplate what this anniversary means to humanity. I truly hope and believe that in 500 years, all the other noise and drama of these days will be interesting only to historians. What was accomplished on July 20, 1969, however, will be remembered forever.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:19 AM UTC

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Howdy Y'all
My Mercury rockets are done. Just got to post pics. I got to go into work tomorrow the 20th. Posting my photos may be cutting it close. Will see what I can do. Work is a 1-hour commute each way so I'm really stressed about getting some good photos posted. Need some daylight for good lighting...

Mike-sweet model!

Take care,
Don "Lakota"



No problem Don. I'm happy to take your word for it that they're done and will hold off on ribbons for a couple of days to give you time to post.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 07:46 PM UTC
Nice Saturn V, what a beast!
The CSM looks like the moulding is same like mine.
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 07:26 PM UTC
Revell Saturn V Rocket finished.



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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 01:30 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
My Mercury rockets are done. Just got to post pics. I got to go into work tomorrow the 20th. Posting my photos may be cutting it close. Will see what I can do. Work is a 1-hour commute each way so I'm really stressed about getting some good photos posted. Need some daylight for good lighting...

Mike-sweet model!

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 01:24 PM UTC

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I normally just go with the clear flat finish. I guess it depends on how the decals look.

Michael


Same here...
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC

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This campaign ends July 20th, which is a Saturday. Will it close that day also? I need to plan what work I can get done before the gong.

I want to do some washes & matting down if there is time but have had issues with slow drying paint. Humbrol used to be great stuff, now its still tacky after 48 hours!



For now, the campaign ends at midnight on 7/20. Unless an extension is necessary, which I'm certainly willing to ask for.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 09:51 AM UTC
Gonna call this a wrap.
Like to say thank you to Fine Scale Magazine Joe Hudson for helping me Paint this one.



More Pics in the campaign gallery

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 06:13 AM UTC
This campaign ends July 20th, which is a Saturday. Will it close that day also? I need to plan what work I can get done before the gong.

I want to do some washes & matting down if there is time but have had issues with slow drying paint. Humbrol used to be great stuff, now its still tacky after 48 hours!
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:00 AM UTC
Great builds all, guys

Pasi - Great Redstone! I really like how the escape tower came out in the larger scale.

Just watched both the old and the new versions of "Apollo 11" plus "8 Days to the Moon".

Boy am I pumped!

Now on to "The Right Stuff"!
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC
I normally just go with the clear flat finish. I guess it depends on how the decals look.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 06:07 AM UTC
I'm glad to see so much progress on our tributes to the moon landing. My own Jupiter C project is moving along also. Sunday I got some gloss white paint on and after several days drying time got the decals on last night. This morning a coat of gloss black was shot on the appropriate areas of the engine section. Tonight I'll get some washes on bits and hopefully Friday a clear coat over the decals.

Question - right now I have the decals on over the gloss white paint. Ordinarily I would want to seal the decals with a gloss clear coat and then shoot a dull coat over that. Do I need to seal the decals with clear gloss or can I just use the clear dull to do the job? All of these colors are Krylon rattle cans.
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC
John,

No worries. Our best wishes to you and your wife and family!

Michael