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tegwilym
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posted 04-16-2010 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be a nice replacement for my Revell 1/96 I have above my couch in my living room. About the same scale. My Saturn is starting to turn a little yellow on the plastic of the wrap-around stage plastic.

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Use next time UV clear coat for over the paint, it will take three times longer before it got yellow.

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My first post on collectSPACE, just thought I'd let everyone know that my hobby shop dealer contacted his distributor at my request and has a tentative date for May 31, 2010 but as we all know that date could slip. He quoted me a price of $225 plus shipping and handling. That price makes it very economical to display. Hope it is everything that it's made out to be.

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Thanks for the tip. That's great news.

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posted 04-25-2010 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could someone advise the correct e-mail address to order one for an Australian resident? There was a previously mentioned e-mail address but that may have been Europe only. I am presuming I will be ordering direct?

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The hobby shop's website and e-mail address for the Famemaster 4D Saturn V is discount Hobby Specialties, Inc., phone: (315) 736-4434; and fax: (315) 736-4431. The guy's name is Mike and is very accommodating! This should help all those who are trying to save a buck!

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Very nice forum here! I'm really excited about the Famemaster Saturn V!

Since I'm still quite a beginner when it comes to building scale models, I've decided to wait with the Revell Saturn V and buy the great looking Famemaster model.

Does anybody know if you'll be able to display the stages individually?

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I just had the same conversation with my hobby shop guy today and requested that he contact FameMaster directly and ask them if it is all pre-painted and all you have to do is put it together and display it like their 4D shuttle. Also requested that he inquire about the release date and scale and detail of their command, service and lunar module.

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The Saturn V is basically the same as the shuttle that FameMaster makes. It is part model and part puzzle with great detail! Now the question is whether or not they will release this on May 31 or not!

The command and service module and lunar module are approximately 6.5 inches long and have no definite dates as to their release. If I find out more I will pass it on!

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Originally posted by FireballXL5:
It is part model and part puzzle with great detail!
Well, I'm now...puzzled!

Does "part model" imply glue and paint? If so, I'll pass - had my share of those; and does "part puzzle" imply that there are no assembly instructions - or poor ones so that you have to figure it out for yourself?

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No glue or paint necessary; and yes, instructions are included (though initially they may be in Japanese). The Saturn V, like the space shuttle that preceded it, comes in parts that fit together like a puzzle, or more accurately like any other building set, such as LEGO, only there are far fewer parts to piece together.

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Here is a link to the FameMaster website, click on the video below the pictures. If you study the video close you can see the detail and paint job. It's not crude but it's not excellent either but I think for display purposes it will be totally adequate at small distance. If you hunt around more on their site you will see more models, puzzles that are in the works for release. Hope this helps good hunting!

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Just a friendly update that FameMaster 4D Vision's Saturn V release date of May 31st is still very likely. My dealer has already placed orders and had increased them to more this week. They inquired as to if the release date is still solid and were told that nothing has changed so I guess no news is good news! So with that being less than a week away it looks like there will be no launch countdown delay!

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What a bummer. Well I hate to say it but FameMaster scrubbed the launch! My guy at the hobby shop said on Saturday he checked online and it was a still a go! But today after the holiday he checked and there was no date given. He is looking into when the next possible date may be given. You would think with the 41st anniversary coming up in July everyone and there aunt and uncle would try and push something out to do with the lunar landings!

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If any one is interested my hobby shop said he checked with his distributor and they gave have him a tentative release date of July 15th on the Saturn V along with other Apollo-related 4D Vision Lunar and Command/Service modules.

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posted 07-14-2010 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is July 14th. Has anyone heard if this is coming out tomorrow? I want to put it in a case here in Downey as soon as I can get hold of one. Any news all?

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Originally posted by FireballXL5:
...along with other Apollo-related 4D Vision Lunar and Command/Service modules.
Hopefully they will fix the 747 SCA because the real ones don't look like this at all (no wing tips and the stabilizers on the back - no idea what it's called in English or French for that matter...).

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The "Space Shuttle on 747" and other sets are not intended to be replicas like the cutaway shuttle and upcoming Saturn V; they are 3D jigsaw puzzles. They've been on the market for several years now; the new sets are re-boxed.

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posted 07-16-2010 05:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by E2M Lem Man:
It is July 14th. Has anyone heard if this is coming out tomorrow?
I've been told that the release of this item has been postponed from the end of July to the middle of August.

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My hobby shop guy said that the post from his distributor is set for July 31st. Cross your fingers and let's see what happens again...

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Latest news from my hobby shop guy says they yanked the July 31st day obviously and posted some time in September. I feel as if I am living in the 60s and it is a real Saturn V launch delay. If I hear anything more I will keep you posted.

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I have an unconfirmed (as of yet) report that this product has been delayed until sometime in 2011.

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posted 08-26-2010 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My supplier has said mid-September but who knows?

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What I say before, it will come just before Christmas, if they are smart.

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posted 09-23-2010 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Supplier contacted me today. Have paid for it and will be shipping either today or Monday. Cost, including shipping, was 22,640 Yen (for me, about AUS$280). That was actually quite a lot more than my original quote back in April: 17340 Yen.

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Same here in the UK. Contacted by HW Order Department in Japan for payment with information that the model will be shipped in the next two to four business days.

7,800 Yen to ship model by EMS from Japan to the UK.

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posted 09-27-2010 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Retro Rocket   Click Here to Email Retro Rocket     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was able to put in an order thru Hobby World Japan, where I bought my Shuttle and F-14 kits. The shipping was really fast, I think I had the model in about a week. This was the last one they had and all together the cost is 22,000 yen. Right now that's about $260. That includes a 20% discount. It seems the shipping added about $50 because the price before that was about $170.

I have a little less than a week to pay for it and after an unexpected expense yesterday I'm considering passing on it. If someone would like to get the model let me know. We'll work on how to do that so we both feel safe with the transaction.

I think this will be a pretty nice model and we're talking about making the LUT available in a mixed media kit with a target price under $300.

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Woo-hoo! It arrived today (Friday) and was posted Monday. That's pretty fast; mind you, the shipping was expensive but... WOO-HOO! It's arrived!

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posted 10-01-2010 02:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking at the Famemaster LM and CSM, the box seems to say 1:72 scale... but the CSM, at around 30-odd cm would make it 1:32 or 1:48?

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posted 10-01-2010 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And this because I am a novice at these particular kits: it says 'snap together'; how good is it, or do I need to use a drop of super-glue every now and again?

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posted 10-03-2010 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finished product:

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Nice. How easy was it to assemble? Any tips?

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posted 10-03-2010 05:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The instructions I got seem to be a little out of date.

My experience was as follows:

  • Part number 6 (onto the F-1 engines) were really iffy. They varied in size but at least all did stay on.

  • Identifying the top/bottom of the S-IC tanks wasn't clear, though a bit of logic worked it out. Fitting the 'pipes' (part 14/15) took a little effort. I didn't know how much force I could use, but I got them to fit correctly without breakage.

  • On page 8, the diagramme seems to indicate that the parts 32/33/34 go at the top of the S-II stage, but in fact they go together at the bottom.

  • Part 46 was not in the kit nor could I find where it was meant to go.

  • Part 52 (the interstage) had poor painting, with blurry paints lines/overspray.

  • Sequence of the S-IVB stage is a little unclear, but again common sense works it out.

  • I got fooled by the LM. Knowing how the real LM had its legs folded in made me assemble the legs that way (which you can) rather than the 'straight' legs indicated by the instructions. If you do that, however, the LM sits too high and you can't sit the CSM properly on the SLA.

  • The plume deflectors (part 109) for the LM didn't fit properly because the recesses on the descent stage were poor and didn't allow a clean fit. They fall off at the drop of a hat.

  • I got the impression from page 13 that the SLAs panels could be folded in and out. Nope - I snapped off the pivot from one of the clear SLA panels (part 76) but fully assembled it stays in place.
Despite all these problems, I like the kit.

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You've done a beautiful job of building her.

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That is just amazing. Now who is going to build the first Skylab version.

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That looks fantastic!

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So... Is the Saturn V still only available for purchase from Japan w/overseas shipping, or is/will it be available for retail purchase in the States?

I got my 4D Shuttle Orbiter off-the-shelf at a local retailer. Will that not be an option this time?

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I still have time to purchase one from Hobby World Japan for 22,000 yen, about $270. Fast reliable shipping, I just can't afford one right now, maybe when the X-15's are ready!

If interested just e-mail me.

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The Famemaster Saturn will eventually be available for sale in the USA, just probably not until February 2011 as a couple distributor sites I have access to show that as the target date. Maybe it will hit sooner, but who knows.

Perhaps it might pop up at Hobby Lobby as it seems they are now carrying more of the Famemaster 4D vision puzzle toys in boxes (and they look to be exclusive packaging with HL part numbers printed directly on the boxes). Of course, we won't know if Hobby Lobby will get it or not until they appear on shelves.

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Of course, we won't know if Hobby Lobby will get it or not until they appear on shelves.
Do you mean this company?


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