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The Completed 1/32 scale Apollo Spacecraft

Monogram/Revell Models, New Ware


The completed, enhanced, Monogram 1/32 scale Apollo CSM, +Y view.

View from -Y side. Detail parts from New Ware include exterior, interior and decals.

Rear 3/4 view along the +Y axis.

 

Aft view, showing high-gain antenna and bulkhead detail.

 

A view showing the addition of the throat & injector plate detail taken from photo of CSM-119 on display at KSC.

Front view, down the -Y axis.

Close-up view of CM and hatch area. The -Y section of the CM hull is removable to reveal interior details. The same is true for the SM. These panels were originally clear plastic, but were detailed to match the exterior finish.

Close-up of the Docking Probe, Docking Collar with red seal ring, and the EVA handrail.

 

The new model, viewed down the -Y axis.

My 20 year old version of the same model, viewed down the -Y axis.

Comparison of the two versions.

Interior detail of older version.

Interior detail of new version. Note fuel cells, tank plumbing and foil insulation.

CM interior detail of older version.

CM interior detail of new version. Note revised authentic colors, crew figures and control panels details.

Control console of older version. Original sticker provided by Monogram as part of the kit.

New Ware photoetched Control Console of new version, shows relief and proper colors.

Crew figures from older version. Very basic details provided.

New Ware astronaut figures. Far more realistic, and more accurate detail of ALM-7 suits.

Recently, we created a new "dual-pillar" display base, which can hold the big CSM horizontally, with as little visible material as possible. We used the new stand for some "night shots."

For more photos information on the construction of this model, use the link to the 

Shutterfly Share Site: https://monogram132scaleapollospacecraft.shutterfly.com/