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post #91 of 103 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Almost ready for shipment!

I soaked the lunar surface decal in a pan of warm water for 10 minutes:

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After much smoothing and rubbing down the decal to squeeze out any water bubbles underneath it I placed the base in the sun to dry:

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The sensor probes look really great! Glued them in with CA. Will get some light touchup once installed.

Landing Pads with Sensor Probes by trekriffic, on Flickr

The sensor probe was glued into the footpad using Plastic Surgery CA:

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I used 5 minute epoxy to glue the feet to the ends of the main struts. Two more footpads to go:

LEM with Two Feet Installed by trekriffic, on Flickr

After gluing and screwing together the bottom and three sides I did a test fit of the model on the base. Perfect fit with just enough clearance for the felt strips I'll install to protect the sides of the base:

LEM Test Fit in Box by trekriffic, on Flickr

The box is almost done. Just need to add one more piece to support the middle of the acrylic display rod in the box:

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After some final pointing up and some finishing touches on the "moon" base the Eagle is ready for her photoshoot before her (relatively) much shorter journey to Southern Cal begins...

LEM on Base by trekriffic, on Flickr
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Well my fellow lunaphiles, after nearly a year under construction (yeah, you could get to Mars faster than I worked on this) here are the finished pics...

Apollo 11 Eagle by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Apollo 11 Eagle by trekriffic, on Flickr

Apollo 11 Eagle by trekriffic, on Flickr

Apollo 11 Eagle by trekriffic, on Flickr

Apollo 11 Eagle by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Against a black velvet backdrop...

Apollo 11 Eagle by trekriffic, on Flickr

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Apollo 11 Eagle by trekriffic, on Flickr

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More images can be found in my album on Flickr! here. Go to page 3 for the finished shots:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/296074...03200871/page3

I also took some large resolution green screens but those are only for the client to play around with. At least for now.

Tomorrow she launches on her journey to Valencia, CA. It's been a long road to get from there to here and the road goes ever on and on up from the launch pad where it began. Ughhhh! Sorry, thank god my modelling skills are nothing like my writing skills.
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Awesome job! Both the model itself & how it is displayed with the clear rod
& moon base.

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Well, that is just amazing! What a great build!
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Awesome job! Both the model itself & how it is displayed with the clear rod
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Thanks very much!
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Here are photos of the wooden shipping crate I custom built for shipment to So Cal. Care was taken to ensure nothing came in contact with
the model's more fragile photo-etch and resin bits. The base locks in using foam and foam padded wooden blocks; another padded wooden block sandwiches the acrylic rod at about the middle of the box (one half in the box and the other half on the underside of the lid); and a padded conical wooden dowel docks with the conical upper hatch of the LEM to lock it in place. I built the crate using plywood and birch cut on my portable table saw before being glued and screwed together:

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The lid with stenciled lettering done using a black marking pen:

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Special instructions were included to ensure a successful LEM deployment:

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Shipped her on Saturday and she's out for delivery today. The Eagle will be kept in a 15" tall acrylic display case provided by my client. Hopefully he sends me a photo of the LEM in her new home.
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Nice job with your LM-5. With all the weight of the LM, the transparent tube is better be glued good inside the descent engine bell. I'm saying that because last week, I've noticed that my Gemini 12 capsule stand was almost out from my base. I've noticed that just in time. I'll have to add something else to share the weight of the capsule....
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Nice job with your LM-5. With all the weight of the LM, the transparent tube is better be glued good inside the descent engine bell. I'm saying that because last week, I've noticed that my Gemini 12 capsule stand was almost out from my base. I've noticed that just in time. I'll have to add something else to share the weight of the capsule....
The LEM really doesn't weigh much at all. There is about a 1" tube inside the engine bell that butts up against the top plate of the descent stage. The acrylic rod isn't glued in but, with gravity's help, there's no risk of the model falling off the display rod (unless the LEM is launched into space of course).

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