THE ASCENT STAGE

The ascent stage was almost identical for every version of the LM with only subtle differences like LM-1 (Apollo 5) and 3 (Apollo 9) which were the only one having a scimitar antenna on the forward and aft sections or the J mission LMs (Apollo 15 to 17). The main differences between each mission were the coated panels which had different colors depending on the mission. This model can be built with or witout the interior being displayed. A LM with a displayed interior will require more parts. The interior will be visible by removing either the forward or the aft section of the model.

More or less the Apollo 12 to 14 LMs were very similar but all other LM offered differences depending on the mission. This section will allow you to built any LM you want between Apollo 5 and Apollo 14. If you follow the various steps you will be able to order all individual parts as requested by the LM you choose. However in order to make things easier and also cheaper I combined many parts into one product which will allow you to save money mainly on handling fees. The combined parts are offered in Strong White and Flexible (in this case ordering the combined product or each part individualy is about the same in terms of price) and in Frosted Ultra Detail plastic (combining the parts for FUD makes a great difference since the handling fees is $5 per product, so basiccaly if you combine 9 different products into one you save $40).

The following table depicts the combined products you will need to buy depending on the mission you choose and its particular configuration. In the instruction sections further down you will be able to buy individual parts if needed.
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Ascent Stage with  no Interior - Scale 1/32
A05
Apollo 5 & Apollo 9
A05                              A05
A05
Apollo 10 to Apollo 14
A05                              A05
                                                                Scale 1/24
A05
Apollo 15 to Apollo 17
A05                              A05
Ascent Stage with  Interior - Scale 1/32
A05
Parts common to all Apollo missions
apollo      apollo      apollo      apollo
Scale 1/24 : part 1 - part 2             Scale 1/24                            Scale 1/24                          Scale 1/24           
apollo
Apollo 5 & Apollo 9
apollo           apollo          apollo
                                              Scale 1/24                             Scale 1/24
apollo
Apollo 10 & Apollo 11
apollo           apollo          apollo
Scale 1/24                               Scale 1/24                               Scale 1/24 
apollo
Apollo 12 to Apollo 14
apollo           apollo          apollo
Scale 1/24                             Scale 1/24                               Scale 1/24
apollo
Apollo 15 to Apollo 17
apollo           apollo          apollo
Scale 1/24                              Scale 1/24                              Scale 1.24


Step 1 : The Ascent Stage Aft Section

Material :

3D printed parts
from Shapeways 


 Part not needed if you don't build the interior

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Scale 1/32

http://shpws.me/xcDn

http://shpws.me/z9fR

http://shpws.me/z96K

http://shpws.me/z9fW

http://shpws.me/MmIF

Scale 1/24

http://shpws.me/z8KD

http://shpws.me/z9Qh

http://shpws.me/z9Qj

http://shpws.me/z9Ql

http://shpws.me/MmIH

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Step 2A : The Ascent Stage Mid Section with no interior

Material :

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/E7Tl
http://shpws.me/Ey3F


http://shpws.me/E7UN
http://shpws.me/Ey5M


http://shpws.me/AeQq
http://shpws.me/C6Xc


http://shpws.me/Agm2
http://shpws.me/C7Be


http://shpws.me/Atd7
http://shpws.me/C8gX

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/EiyY
http://shpws.me/Eyed


http://shpws.me/DS6n
http://shpws.me/Eyct


http://shpws.me/DHUN
http://shpws.me/Eydx


http://shpws.me/E7U2
http://shpws.me/Eyes


http://shpws.me/FrAU
http://shpws.me/FrB3

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018.jpg

018A.jpg

018B.jpg

018C.jpg

018D.jpg

018E.jpg

018F.jpg

018G.jpg

018H.jpg

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018J.jpg

018K.jpg

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027.jpg

027B.jpg

021.jpg

022.jpg

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024B.jpg

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028.jpg

029.jpg

029B.jpg

030.jpg

030B.jpg

031.jpg

032.jpg

032D.jpg

032a.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 


Step 2B : The Ascent Stage Mid Section with interior

Material :

Since the interior differs from one LM to the other, the following table summarizes, in the construction order of the model, the parts needed for this ascent stage mid-section model depending on which LM you want to build. Green corresponds to a part you need for a specific mission and red a part you don't need for that mission.

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/Atd7
http://shpws.me/C8gX


http://shpws.me/AeQq
http://shpws.me/C6Xc


http://shpws.me/Ib3N
http://shpws.me/Ib9a


http://shpws.me/Agm2
http://shpws.me/C7Be


http://shpws.me/IcaA
http://shpws.me/IcaF

Apollo 11

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 12 to 14

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 15 to 17

 

 

 

 

 

3D printed part
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/IcgU
http://shpws.me/Ich2


http://shpws.me/Ib7o
http://shpws.me/Ibee


http://shpws.me/IcU3
http://shpws.me/IcU8


http://shpws.me/IcWh
http://shpws.me/IcWm


http://shpws.me/Ih1G
http://shpws.me/Ih1M

Apollo 11

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 12 to 14

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 15 to 17

 

 

 

 

 

3D printed part
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/Ih2F
http://shpws.me/Ih2P


http://shpws.me/Id8q
http://shpws.me/Id8s


http://shpws.me/Id9h
http://shpws.me/Id9t


http://shpws.me/IkDV
http://shpws.me/IkE0


http://shpws.me/Ic9l
http://shpws.me/Ic9x

Apollo 11

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 12 to 14

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 15 to 17

 

 

 

 

 

3D printed part
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/IkJy
http://shpws.me/Ilb8


http://shpws.me/Ib4n
http://shpws.me/Ib8H


http://shpws.me/Ib7y
http://shpws.me/IbeK


http://shpws.me/IbrU
http://shpws.me/Ibtr


http://shpws.me/IkGQ
http://shpws.me/Ilay

Apollo 11

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 12 to 14

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 15 to 17

 

 

 

 

 

3D printed part
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/IkJo
http://shpws.me/IlaM


http://shpws.me/Ic3M
http://shpws.me/Ic5U


http://shpws.me/Ic7w
http://shpws.me/Ic7G


http://shpws.me/Ib3Y
http://shpws.me/Iba6


http://shpws.me/EiyY
http://shpws.me/Eyed

Apollo 11

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 12 to 14

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 15 to 17

 

 

 

 

 

3D printed part
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/DS6n
http://shpws.me/Eyct


http://shpws.me/DHUN
http://shpws.me/Eydx


http://shpws.me/E7U2
http://shpws.me/Eyes


http://shpws.me/FrAU
http://shpws.me/FrB3

Apollo 11

 

 

 

 

Apollo 12 to 14

 

 

 

 

Apollo 15 to 17

 

 

 

 

  

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031A.jpg

032B.jpg

032D.jpg

032C.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 


Step 3A : The Ascent Stage Forward Section with no interior

Material :

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/ABDb
http://shpws.me/C8vF


http://shpws.me/E2ih
http://shpws.me/EMcG


http://shpws.me/Eivh
http://shpws.me/EMdC

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045A 045B 045C 045D 045E 045F 045G.jpg

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045I.jpg 045J.jpg 045K.html

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051.jpg

051A.jpg 051B.jpg

052.jpg

052A.jpg

053.jpg

053A.jpg

054.jpg


Step 3B : The Ascent Stage Forward Section with interior

Material :

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/ABDb
http://shpws.me/C8vF


http://shpws.me/E2ih
http://shpws.me/EMcG


http://shpws.me/Eivh
http://shpws.me/EMdC


http://shpws.me/KlSP
http://shpws.me/KNFb


 http://shpws.me/KMJs
 http://shpws.me/L15H

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/KMJw
http://shpws.me/L16p


http://shpws.me/KItC
http://shpws.me/L175


http://shpws.me/KMDL
http://shpws.me/L17i 


http://shpws.me/KMDX
http://shpws.me/L17r


http://shpws.me/KMIT
http://shpws.me/L17G

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/KMIU or http://shpws.me/KMIV
http://shpws.me/L17L or http://shpws.me/L1f9


http://shpws.me/KN7a or http://shpws.me/KN7f
http://shpws.me/L17Z or http://shpws.me/L1eY


http://shpws.me/KC3F
http://shpws.me/L1fr

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/KQBy
http://shpws.me/L1ge


http://shpws.me/KRiQ
http://shpws.me/L1gI


http://shpws.me/KIvv or http://shpws.me/KIvG or http://shpws.me/KIvJ
http://shpws.me/L1gN or http://shpws.me/L1gL or http://shpws.me/L1wm

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/KItA or http://shpws.me/KW8l or http://shpws.me/L0Xr
http://shpws.me/L1uX or http://shpws.me/L1gT or http://shpws.me/L1Ca


http://shpws.me/L0cj
http://shpws.me/L1Cl


http://shpws.me/KV7T
http://shpws.me/L1Do

3D printed parts
from Shapeways
 

Scale 1/32
Scale 1/24


http://shpws.me/KV7A
http://shpws.me/L1Dn


http://shpws.me/KV7s
http://shpws.me/L1E6


http://shpws.me/KZ4d
http://shpws.me/L1Eb


http://shpws.me/KZ4q
http://shpws.me/L1E1


http://shpws.me/KWR3
http://shpws.me/L1Ei

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Final Assembly

The following images show the final assembly of the model. The aft and forward sections are assembled onto the mid-section of the descent stage. If you chose to have a LM with no interior these three parts are glued together. If you want the possibility to show the interior make sure not to glue these three parts. They will easily be disassembled to show the LM cabin and cockpit.

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The Moon Base

The following images show the construction of the Moon base for which I used a 33 x 33 cm photo frame as a basis. I once envisaged creating a 3D model of the terrain but I found it quite difficult to design it and realized the price on Shapeways would have been prohibitive. So it was back to good old scratchbuilding using wood and mortar for the lunar soil. I also scratchbuilt the jettison bag.

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Moon11.jpg
Moon12.JPG
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Moon14.JPG

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