EVA 1/32 Astronaut John Young

Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:58 am

April 22nd, 2018, 12:31 am #1

46 years ago, Apollo 16 Comander
John Young walked on the Moon.
During the Moon walk, Astronaut Charlie Duke took a picture of John Young rendering a "Big Navy Salute".  This is a 1/32 scale EVA Models kit I built 10 years ago. It is actually the Astronaut Gene Cernan figure kit but I just changed the name and positioned the figure in a 3 foot height leaping salute.
Hope you like it.

Steve Sliger
Greenwell Springs, LA
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Joined: November 10th, 2006, 3:04 pm

April 23rd, 2018, 3:53 am #2

I remember EVA!  They made some GREAT stuff!  I recall one nats (may even have been Va beach), I went wild on buying their stuff.  It's all long gone, and I am told the owner has passed away....  Great model, great job! Thanks for sharing!
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:58 am

April 23rd, 2018, 9:51 am #3

Obadiah wrote: I remember EVA!  They made some GREAT stuff!  I recall one nats (may even have been Va beach), I went wild on buying their stuff.  It's all long gone, and I am told the owner has passed away....  Great model, great job! Thanks for sharing!
I had actually talked to the owner, Chris, back in 1997ish on the phone about the Al Shepard figure. I was asking about what technique to fill gaps in the figures joints worked best. He was really helpful. He heard radio traffic in the back ground during our co version and asked where I was. After exposing to him that I was on duty as a EMS helicopter pilot, he offered to give me a discount on my next order. I then decided to get his Lunar Rover kit ( actually bought 2).

I wish his molds would have been sold to another manufacture so we can still enjoy his kits today. Incidentally, this figure was in a lot of assorted model kits I bought off eBay and I did not pay an arm or a leg for it.

Thanks for the kind words and I am glad you enjoyed seeing my model,.

Steve Sliger
Greenwell Springs, LA
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 6:23 am

June 18th, 2018, 4:54 am #4

Neat idea and cool display!  All that white isn't easy to pull off either...

Dan
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:58 am

June 22nd, 2018, 11:46 pm #5

I used Tamiya flat white fine surface primer spray paint straight from the rattle can.  When dry, I pInted tge details with Model Master enamels then I applied several coats of future via airbrush, applied the decals folloed by another car of Future. When this was dry, I shot another clear coat of  a mixture of Tamiya Flat Base and Future to sealed it.  Then I dry brushed Lunar dust using various Model Master gray paints to taste.

Hope this helps and I am glad you like it.
Thanks,
Steve Sliger 
Greenwell Springs, LA 
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