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Old 12-31-2010, 06:24 AM
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Quo vadis, XSL-01?

A current thread on the Revell XSL-01 on the Space Modelers Yahoo group jogged my memory. Once upon a time, wasn't an intrepid designer working on a full-stack XSL-01 card model? I know there's a 1/96 Revell Moonship by "Wolfgang Perez" at Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center. Is that the guy?

That's one "concept" model I'd LOVE to have, since it's probably the only Revell space kit Yers Truly didn't actually get as a kid (despite impassioned pleas to my father in a Fort Lauderdale, FL drug store). Major trauma. Probably explains much about my personality today....

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Old 12-31-2010, 06:48 AM
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The Revel kit from 1957 is extremely rare and also very very expencive if one found. The model and toy antiquarians sell it's the empty box around 50$ and thats a collectible too!
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:37 AM
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The Revel kit from 1957 is extremely rare and also very very expencive if one found. The model and toy antiquarians sell it's the empty box around 50$ and thats a collectible too!
Exactly why we need a card model!

I'm not a designer; heck, I'm barely a competent builder! Sven "Ninfinger" Knudson has a .pdf of the original XSL-01 instructions on his site if any designer wants to give it a shot. http://www.ninfinger.org/models/kitp...vellh1800.html

Sven also has a .pdf of the XSL-01 "Operations Manual" on the same page.

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Old 12-31-2010, 08:11 AM
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That doesn't seem very difficult at all. Just some tubes and cones. There aren't any compound curves. Maybe someone will do it. It's something that you would need a good line drawing, even just from the top and side, to get a grip on.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:23 AM
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Here's a tribute page of the designer Ellwyn A. Angle - he passed away at the age of 82 year 2003.
There's a book about space related modelling by Matt Irvine: Creating Space, The story of the Space Age Told Through Models it might be available and have some information.

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:26 PM
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There is already a card model of the Moon Ship here http://www.ninfinger.org/models/vault2010/index.html - drive down to the XSL-01 folder.

That puts you halfway there.



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Old 12-31-2010, 01:35 PM
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There is already a card model of the Moon Ship here [see above for link]

That puts you halfway there.
...and that is what happens when you read while tired. I see now that you already know it exists. D'oh!
I'll leave the link up for others though.

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