Ron Shinkle has created a top quality 1:12 scale Apollo Lunar Rover Model using 3D printed parts.
This 1:12 Scale Facsimile of the “J” Mission’s Rover represents months of diligent research and many man hours of expert three dimensional design. All CAD design worked off of authentic archived material that included the wheel profile, chassis, seat, and suspension dimensions to within hundredths of an inch.
All parts were produced as one off prototypes that were then checked for authenticity, fit and practicality. All parts underwent revisions, some as many as six, before all criterion were satisfied. The highest priority was given to authentic scale and detail. Where possible, parts have been articulated to include movement that demonstrates some of the Rover’s unique features.
For example the wheels, although they do not roll, do swivel allowing you to demonstrate the four wheel steering. Also the battery box covers open to reveal gold backed covers and mirrored surfaces that reflected heat. The ground controlled TV camera both tilts and pans. The seat bottoms swivel up to show the under seat storage, and the storage boxes themselves have a lid that opens. Also the aft pallet door can be shown in an open or closed position.
The model is available as a kit.
Now introducing the World’s first large scale Apollo Lunar Rover Replica in Kit Form. This is a 1:12 Scale, highly detailed facsimile for the serious collector. All, 100%, of the parts are manufactured by 3D Printing.