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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby casper » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:43 pm

couple of pics of the first issue parts. The EVA Hatch A3, A4 and A5 are plastic and the other parts are metal

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the Armstrong figure is a hard rubber, similar to some Sideshow figures
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby switch99 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:35 pm

I did get that "Positive Living" email after the inital confirmation, but got a further email tonight:

"Dear subscriber,

Please note that you recently subscribed to Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module but may have received a Welcome Email confirmation for the subscription to Positive Living which was sent out in error and should be ignored. The corrected letter for Build the Apollo 11 Lunar module will be forwarded to you shortly.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. "
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby conqueror060 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:47 am

Finally today I got to my email the... correct subscription confirmation :D

Let's see when the test pack will be sent. Deagostini usually sends the first two test-run packs.
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby Hum » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:30 am

Anyone think this is a bit small?
I'm interested but I'd like it a bit bigger I think.
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby casper » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:41 pm

It is on the small side, shame it wasn't twice the size.
26cm high and 27cm wide
the figure stands just over 3"
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby conqueror060 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:52 pm

Hmm I haven't noticed this. 27 cm is way too small for a model like this...

How is the quality? The figure looks like a bit cheap on the picture.
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby casper » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:20 pm

The figure is ok but could have been a lot better in my opinion, Its similar to the Neca 5 inch figures in hard rubber.
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby casper » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:26 pm

I noticed the figure doesn't have a USA flag on the left shoulder and no NASA insignia on the chest :think:
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby bird_d00 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:00 pm

In the picture of the completed model on the website, the USA flag on the left shoulder is present, so I assume this is supplied as a sticker or transfer in a later issue.

I'm tempted by this one, as I remember watching the moon landings on the (B&W) TV at school, but rather put off by the finish. On the website it looks like what it is - pre-coloured plastic. The descent stage in particular looks awful, with what appears to be a rather poor representation of the gold foil. I covered my Airfix one with the foil wrapper of a Cadburys Bourneville chocolate bar, which I think looks a lot more realistic.

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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby booth » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:48 pm

I have just picked up number one in WHS Basingstoke, so it’s on sale here for the record
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby conqueror060 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:47 pm

Did anyone received the first test subscription pack? Still no charge or shipment for me.
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby switch99 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:49 pm

Here's an oddity. After subscribing on line to the test back in September, I didn't get any issues in the post - until today

Issue 5 arrived, along with a letter saying Issue 1-4 were out of stock, and that it was the end of the test, not publishing anymore for the time being, etc

Still, no credit card charges at least


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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby Mark » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:49 am

I subscribed on line too, haven’t received a thing yet.
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby conqueror060 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:33 am

Same here!!! I received today only issue 5 free of charge. Too bad the first 4 issues are out for stock, despite I subscribed to this from the first day, the earliest possible.

I think it is the first time we got the fifth issue during a test release. Test releases always included only the issues 1,2,3 and 4.
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby Mark » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:27 pm

Maybe they want to send at least one issue to the subscribers so they are more inclined to subscribe if the do a national release?
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby conqueror060 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:52 am

Probably yes.

Regading the issue, doesn't look bad, but it gives me a feeling that the partwork is in an early stage of development and many parts and the magazine content will improve in quality if they achieve a full release. That's my opinion from the little content I examined, but I can't tell anything for sure from a single issue with not so many important parts (the first issues have more important parts).

Does anyone received the full test pack do give us a more extended review? 8-)
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby Mark » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:00 am

Casper got some of the test issues, the parts are near the beginning of this thread.
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby casper » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:45 pm

only got the first issue I'm afraid guys :)
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Re: Build the Apollo 11 Lunar Module

Postby booth » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:23 pm

As it happens, I have numbers 1, 2 and 4 on eBay. Number 5 will go on when I manage to find it!
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