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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Grounded LEM

It's a bit smashed up in this photo from 2007, but this lunar lander model represents the pinnacle of my achievements in model kit assembly and painting. By carefully following the instructions and patiently applying exactly the paints dictated by the instructions, I made a passably good miniature replica of the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) and Command/Service Module (C/SM, not pictured). I think I made the models when I was 11 or 12; they lasted many years, though each suffered some breakage - an inevitability with such fragile plastic toys.

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