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12-15-2013, 02:59 PM
Hello All,
Can I plug a personal project, which had very heavy use of Lightwave?

For a long time now I have been working on a book on the Soviet manned lunar program. I did almost all the graphics for it. It is now ready for publishing, but we need to run a kickstarter to cover the cost of the print run.

The kickstarter page is here:

More info on the book is here:

And I need your help in getting maximum publicity for this! So Id be really grateful if you could mention it anywhere and everywhere you can think of that is appropriate! Of course its even better if you want to join in by signing up for a copy or for one of the special deals.

The book has been many years in the making and covers everything we could come up with on the program, from launch pad facilities, to details of the Lunokhods role in moving cosmonauts around the moon. Details on the hardware are to an unprecedented level of detail, and will be ideal for those wanting to make highly accurate images or models. There are also many photos that have never been published before.

If you want to get an idea of the quality of the digital models, here's the promo video I put together.

Everything done in Lightwave 3d, it took me longer than it took them to build a real one.

I've set up a Yahoo group for supporting the project, and also for general discussion of the Soviet Manned Lunar program. It already contains several photos not used in the book, and you are welcome to join whether you want the book or not.

All help very gratefully received!


Oedo 808
12-15-2013, 03:49 PM
Looks interesting, I haven't had much of an interest in space flight since the fascination I guess most of us have at least when we're very young, but I think my interest is turning back towards space as of late. I think I might put this on my Christmas list.

Oh and the Kickstarter linky wasn't working for me: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jhagerty/n-1-for-the-moon-and-mars-the-soviet-superbooster?ref=recently_launched

12-15-2013, 04:17 PM


12-15-2013, 04:46 PM
I guess you'll have a new book to work on in the future now that the Chinese have just landed their Lunar rover on the moon.