Apollo 11 Astronaut 1/8 Scale

Being a bit bored of making military vehicles and a big fan of space exploration I picked up a couple of kits for the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary. This is the Revell Apollo Astronaut, I thought it would be an interesting kit as it will be the first time I have built a kit focused on a figure that size.

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There are not many parts in the kit but there is a lot of sanding down to do.

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Starting with the astronaut I glued the parts together holding them in place with elastic bands.

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Next The limbs were glued to the torso.

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With the astronaut built the remaining accessories and lander leg were put together.

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Next the Astronaut was test fitted to the base to make sure nothing was wonkey.

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The first thing to be painted was the base. This was painted grey with a dark wash. Painting the lettering required patience but I think it came out OK.

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I started painting the astronaut by spraying him all white. Then the details and the lander leg were painted. Finally a wash was applied to the astronaut. This went on a little too thick and needs a bit of lightening at some point. After I was happy with how the face and head gear looked I glued the visor into place.

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Lastly the hoses between the astronauts suit and backpack were fitted.

There are bits that need tidying up but I am pleased with how this model has turned out so far. I just wish you could buy the rest of the lander in 1/8 scale. 🙂

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