To the right you see pictures from the finished model of the Service Arm 9 in 1/96 scale. I’ve decided to offer it as free download for two reasons:

First is to give you an idea about the oncoming 1/96 LUT kit. It’s very detailed, however also very demanding concerning your skills. I would like to hear your opinion about the difficulty, if you think it would be sufficient to provide the kit as download, and if you think that additional laser parts should be provided.

Second is the new kind of building instructions I want to implement. SA9 is a complicated part of the LUT. Do you think the provided assembly instruction is sufficient? In my opinion, this will be the future of building instructions, not only for paper models but for all kind of assembly procedures, however maybe the common sense is very different. If you're going to build the model, you might want to look also at my building report of the prototype.

For 3D-pdf, you can find an exhaustive instruction at Adobe here. Web browsers at the moment are not capable of displaying 3D-pdfs, so you need to download the files onto your local machine and use Acrobat (Reader) to access them.

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Apollo 11 Rollout

Command Module Service Arm 1/96 scale paper model

Download InstructionsDownload Kit A4 formatDownload Kit US Letter

You can download the files from here - please right-click the links and save the files on your hard drive. Note that you will need red paper and transparent foil for the model, the specifications are mentioned in the first page of the kit file. The first page of the kit file also gives a short introduction to the 3D-PDF file.

Terms of use:
Please respect my copyright. You may not sell these files, change them or remove the copyright notice. Also, you may not add them to a commercial product or widely base a commercial product on it. They are intended to create a cool model of the command module service arm, but not to create a competitive commercial product.

Enjoy the build - I’d be happy to read your feedback!