Human history was made on July 20, 1969, when two American astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, landed the Lunar Module “Eagle” on the surface of Earth’s Moon. Their audio and video broadcasts during the 21.5 hours they remained on the Moon were the most-watched televised events in history at the time. Amongst many scientific activities carried out on the lunar surface, the astronauts also planted an American flag; a famous sequence of photos showed both astronauts on the surface, each reflected in the visor of the other’s helmet.
Designer Ken West recreates this iconic moment in this paper model, portraying Aldrin and Armstrong on the moon’s surface with Old Glory. West’s painstaking research is evident in the details of the astronaut’s suits and life-support equipment. A truly unique paper model of one of the greatest events in all of the human experience!
Paper Model Details:
over 450 parts and patterns on 35 pages, with diagram-illustrated instructions.
Construction: Layered parts over formers.
Individual fingers on gloves; complete life-support backpacks and umbilicals;
opaque helmet faceplates with simulated reflections;
mission patches and name strips for Armstrong and Aldrin.
Degree of Difficulty: 5/5.
This model is reissued – it was previously available at ecardmodels.