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Tiny DESTINATION MOON Astronauts Could Be Yours 
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Post Tiny DESTINATION MOON Astronauts Could Be Yours
If you have a 3-D printer, you can make any small plastic object you can imagine, or whose designs you can download.

If you don't have a 3-D printer, the folks at Shapeways will be pleased to take your money, print out the thing you want, and send it to you.

Enter Max Grueter, a Shapeways vendor, who makes astronauts.

He'll sell you a set of nine spacemen in Destination Moon suits. That's enough crew for two Lunas, with one left over!

In 1:48 scale: $36.00

In 1:72 scale: $24.50

In 1:144 scale: $16.00

This is pretty wonderful.

Mr. Grueter can also manufacture other astronauts: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, 2001, Vostok, Orlan, etc. Browse his site!

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Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:03 pm
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Post Re: Tiny DESTINATION MOON Astronauts Could Be Yours
Nice find, beamjockey!

For folks interested in modeling the whole set in various scales, Pegasus Models makes the Destination Moon rocket ship Luna in 1:144 scale. Here's a review of the kit:

http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2015/03/retro-rocket-flies-again-luna-from.html

It's available on amazon.com for about $27.

Fantastic Plastic also kitted two versions of the Luna, in 1:288 and 1:48 scales. That latter scale would be HUGE: over 3 feet tall! I don't believe they're in production anymore. Maybe they could be found on eBay.

With lots of stills from the Destination Moon movie, plus modeling plaster, one could make a nifty and accurate scale model diorama.

I'm seriously tempted . . .

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Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:20 pm
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Not wanting to rain on that parade, it does make me wonder about copyright...


Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:42 am
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It looks like the film Destination Moon may be in copyright:

http://thewadewilliamscollection.com/sc ... tion1.html

Quote:
Copyright George Pal Productions, Inc., August 1, 1950 (LP 232)
copyright renewed (RE 6-506) by assignment to Wade Williams
ALL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE IN PERPETUITY


If there is a copyright violation happening here, and since it's not the Heinlein Society's copyright, I ordered a set in 1:144 scale. And the Pegasus Model's 1:144 Luna.

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