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Offline Antonio Sobral

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The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:54:14 AM »
Hi guys!

With Part One done, it is time for the next logical step: Part Two ;)

So please see below my personal interpretation of an alternative Apollo mission.

Let us call it Dionysus 21 :)


































































The LUT and support is pretty much done.
The rocket still needs some retouching (re-engraving some lines and putty).

A nice touch would be some 1/500 figures to give some human dimension to the scene,
but since I have none, the problem is automatically solved :)

Thanks for watching!


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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 04:22:25 AM »
This is going to be awesome!
 Where did you get the launch tower framework? Preiser has a set of 1/500 figures that shouldn't be too expensive: Preiser 89500 it's listed as unavailable at Preiser, but it should be available elsewhere.

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 06:38:42 AM »
Given your bill of materials Antonio, I would say the is your pen-ultimate build!  ;D

Wernher would be proud of you.
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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 05:52:20 PM »
Fabulous. Just great work

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 02:23:29 AM »
Hi guys

Sorry about this long "interregnum", but spare time for modeling has not been very abundant, unfortunately.

But I finally managed to do most of the painting work.




























A few brush touches here and there, rest of the "population" added, and it's finished.

Shortly, I hope :)

Thanks for watching!

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 03:31:04 AM »
Wow that looks like a million bucks, Antonio!

I saw a lot of those moon shots live on TV, but we only had a black & white set so it's great to see your colorful version.

Brian da Basher

Offline Robomog

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 03:50:59 AM »
Wow Tony this is amazing !

The detail on the gantry is stunning and the use of biro ends is inspired, I'm impressed.

Nice one !

Mog
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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 07:44:36 AM »
I like!!!

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 01:29:08 PM »
Beautiful and looking quite purposeful.

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2018, 03:13:40 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2018, 03:14:35 AM »
Given your bill of materials Antonio, I would say the is your pen-ultimate build!  ;D


Do we need to have that chat again Carl? C:-)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 05:38:28 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments!

And after a feew weeks of procastrination, I finally managed to finish it.

Just some painting corrections and gluing all the figures in place, et voilŠ :)






































And to end with a 60's nostalgic feeling, a b&w shot with some analog noise
 



Thanks for watching!


The saga will continue (soon, I hope!) with the next episode: Part 3 - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress".



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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2018, 05:51:06 PM »
Nicely done, Antonio! :smiley:

The saga will continue (soon, I hope!) with the next episode: Part 3 - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress".

Are we going with something from the book or inspiration from the title? ???
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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2018, 09:38:07 PM »
Oh yes, very good Antonio   :smiley:

Mind you, coming from a steel fabricator background, I don't think I would have liked trying to put in those bolts while assembling the launch tower. They're as big as your figurines   :o :o :o    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Conquest of Space - Part Two: Destination Moon
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2018, 02:18:07 AM »
Now that's cool.

Gonna need appropriate space suits and music.