1/72 scale Lunar Recon RM-1For part two the focus of this mini-series will take a look at the Lunar Recon RM-1 moon rocket featured in part 2 of the three-part 1955 Disney series 'Man in Space'.
|Werner Von Braun with the Lunar Recon RM-1 rocket model.|
|Through the use of live action and scale studio models 'Man to the Moon' depicted a factual-based lunar fly-by mission with the Von Braun designed RM-1. The RM-1 featured fuel tanks that would be discarded at various points in the mission. It also carried a small one-man flyer for EVA's and repair work that may be required. For its time the episode was quite well done and relatively accurate regarding what a real lunar flyby mission might have worked.|
In part three I will showcase the Atomic Space Station.
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The Dragon 1/72 Apollo 17 kit: The LM and LRV
Below are a few photos of the finished Apollo 17 LM and Lunar Roving Vehicle. I must apologize for the dust specks that showed up on the LM photos...
Note: the damaged fender repair that reflected the real thing on Apollo 17.