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cycleroadie
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posted 08-08-2011 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone hear any rumors about a release date for the re-issue? All the websites were saying August, but here we are and it's pretty quiet. I don't want to miss out the second time, then again, I am hoping they will be more available like the shuttle was/is.

Daugherty54
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posted 08-09-2011 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a reply that said they were making them available again this fall but provided no firm date. It was sort of broken english, but I guess all we can do is wait. I just hope the price doesn't jump.

E2M Lem Man
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posted 08-09-2011 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope they do reissue this. I just finished mine - with these modifications: I painted part of the second stage inner (oxidizer) clear tank top so you could tell it is a tank.

I took the third stage apart to the elements and sanded the conduits off the center section with a dremmel tool. Much better now.

Next you can tell from the detail inside the third stage (Ball) tank that the top half of that tank was supposed to be clear - so I used the dremmel tool to create an "exploded" top section to see the detail in that tank.

It will make its first public display at Columbia Center on Aug. 27 for Apollo Astronaut Al Worden's talk and book signing.

John K. Rochester
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posted 08-10-2011 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found one today at my hobby shop for the low low price of $299!!! I think I'll keep looking...

Daugherty54
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posted 08-14-2011 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One website today has a notice they are due October 15th. All we can do is wait and see I suppose.

Daugherty54
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posted 08-23-2011 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A local hobby store told me today that the new Saturn V is due mid-October with a HUGE price increase. He estimates retail will be well over $300.

edit: the local hobby store called his suppliers and confirmed the re-release, due date , mid October, but he will have to sell it at $329. I pre-ordered one from HobbyLinc for $241 and hope they honor this price when it arrives.

SilverSnoopy
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posted 08-23-2011 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SilverSnoopy   Click Here to Email SilverSnoopy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic Plastic: Saturn V 1:100 Cutaway Model Kit by 4D Vision

Buy one here:

cycleroadie
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posted 10-08-2011 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hobbylinc has in stock, I ordered mine.

E-Hobbies also in stock, but a bit more money.

EDIT: Hobbylinc sends me an email, says it's not in stock now, due Mid-November. Either they got a rush of orders or they never had it in, but they had sent me an email saying it was now in stock and so I placed an order.

Daugherty54
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posted 10-08-2011 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon also has them. Ordered mine today. (Edit: And they went up $30 in price in the past 24 hours.)

But try this for the lowest price I've seen: $218.59 with free shipping.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-10-2011 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cycleroadie:
Hobbylinc sends me an email, says it's not in stock now, due Mid-November.
Same thing here.

cycleroadie
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posted 10-11-2011 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, since Hobbylinc seemed to be out of stock, I ordered from Phils Hobby yesterday. Just received an e-mail that is has been shipped. So I just cancelled my Hobbylinc order.

cycleroadie
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posted 10-13-2011 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my kit today, so they are definitely out there!

JWoytach
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posted 10-13-2011 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JWoytach   Click Here to Email JWoytach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered one from Phil's Hobby Shop last Thursday (10/6) and it arrived today (10/13).

Sam Que
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posted 10-13-2011 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered mine on Monday from Phil's Hobby and received it today. Very fast service.

Daugherty54
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posted 10-14-2011 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered mine from Phil's Hobby Shop last weekend and it arrived today. Great price, great service.

Now I just want the 1/24th cutaway Lunar module and command module to get here... and the 1/72 Mercury Redstone...

drummond93
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posted 10-14-2011 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for drummond93     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also confirming receipt of the 4D Vision Saturn V from Phil's Hobby shop- mine was ordered on Tue, delivered Fri.

John K. Rochester
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posted 10-23-2011 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine Friday from Phil's Hobby...

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-23-2011 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine came as well Friday. Looks like Phil's is the place.

This is my second Saturn V 4D and the plan for this one is to make it a Skylab version.

We picked up an old 1/100 scale Skylab model from Donnis. It has no solar panels and some where in its life someone thought it a good idea to paint it all white, including the interior items.

Our plan is to leave the inside the white paint color, paint the outside correct and add the nose fairing that is half transparent. That way the multiple docking adaptor and the ATM will be visible.

Daugherty54
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posted 10-25-2011 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Phil's Hobby Shop now has this for $176.39 with free shipping! This is the lowest price I have ever seen.

The 1/72nd scale Saturn V that is coming out may be making some wait for the larger model.

Michael Ritter
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posted 10-26-2011 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Ritter   Click Here to Email Michael Ritter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At $176 I couldn't wait to get this piece ordered, even with the 1/72 behemoth coming out. Now if I could only find a Bandai Saturn V for a good price I would be set.

Sam Que
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posted 10-26-2011 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Phil's Hobby Shop price is now at $263.99. Apparently their stock is being sold off. Glad I got mine at $218.

John K. Rochester
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posted 10-29-2011 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few hints for you who are building the Saturn:
  • Put a dab of glue on the copper colored braces on the first stage engines or they will keep popping off all during the rest of the assembly.

  • Put the clear pieces on before you assemble the stage halves, that way you can clean any fingerprints off of the inside before final assembly.

  • Be very careful when placing the upper section of the service module to make sure the hole lines up for the little side piece that connects the service to the command module, once you get it in place it's a bear to move again.

  • I painted the command module with Testor's chrome to give it a more authentic look.
Hope these have helped!

Kevmac
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posted 10-30-2011 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was passing thru the Orlando Airport Saturday and saw this model for $215 at the NASA gift shop in the main terminal. Probably the same price at the Kennedy Space Center gift shop.

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-03-2011 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm attempting to assemble the S-IC...

The main S-IC structure was received in the box as a single piece vs. the assembly diagram which shows the S-IC main body prior to assembly as being split to allow installation of the tank domes.

Anybody encounter a similar scenario and if so how did you manage to install the tank domes? Thanks.

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-03-2011 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rephrasing the preceding question... on page 07 of the assembly instructions (S-IC), Parts 21 and 22 are shown as two separate halves. Is it necessary for the two halves of the first stage to be separated to install the tank domes, and if so how are the stage halves separated?

Michael Ritter
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posted 11-05-2011 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Ritter   Click Here to Email Michael Ritter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my Saturn V from Phil's Hobbyshop yesterday. I'm looking forward to putting this together.

kosmo
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posted 11-05-2011 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpaceAholic:
Is it necessary for the two halves of the first stage to be separated to install the tank domes, and if so how are the stage halves separated?
The top of the first stage has a solid 2" to 3" wide ring (alternating black and white markings) holding the two halves together. This needs to be gently removed before the two halves can be separated.

Be patient when working the two halves apart, it takes some time, but they will come apart.

Also as a note, the second stage is the same way and there is no part #46 (on page 9) it is already molded to the stage body.

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-05-2011 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got it...thanks for getting me back on my way Kosmo!

Ironman One
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posted 01-25-2012 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased mine today at my hobby shop for a low $190.

Nice kit, however I feel the display stand is a little large and distracting. The name plaque on the stand has more emphasis on on 4D Vision rather than the subject of the model itself. Also some pieces fit either to tight or to loose.

Makes a good display model.

theclocksrunning
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posted 01-25-2012 10:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for theclocksrunning     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love this model. It looks great in my display case. The IU (Instrument Unit) even detaches and includes good detail.

the clocks running
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posted 04-26-2012 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I made this modification to the Command Module using Bare-Metal Foil's Ultra Bright Chrome. The scale is a little off for the Mylar because the model is 1/100 scale. Enjoy!

apolloprojeckt
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posted 04-26-2012 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That look much better and richer appearance. Well done!!

the clocks running
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posted 04-26-2012 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Pascal! This is the first time that I actually used Bare-Metal foil. I had to cut and place each individual strip to get an authentic appearance. It is far from perfect but demonstrates more of a realistic appearance for the CM.

sev8n
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posted 03-26-2013 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received notice today this model has been restocked and is available from a number of online outlets, including hobbylinc.com (no affiliation).

cspg
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posted 03-26-2013 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can save almost $60 by buying at amazon.com v. hobbylinc...

Docdrew
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posted 08-24-2013 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Docdrew   Click Here to Email Docdrew     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently started to build this model and have run into a problem.

I've assembled the F-1 engines. They're supposed to be attached to a circular piece (part #8) that makes up the bottom of the first stage. Each engine has a peg (gimbal) and an oval part (interface panel) that fits into their respective holes on the circular piece.

My problem is that the engines don't seem to fit properly in that they don't go in far enough to snap in or stay in place. I don't know whether the pegs are too thick or if I'm not pushing them in hard enough. I'm afraid to push any harder because I don't want to break an engine.

I would appreciate any help with this situation. Thanks.

the clocks running
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posted 08-24-2013 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found the same problem when assembling the F-1 engines. I gently used direct pressure and snapped the engines into place.

The parts are properly built, however, they require more pressure than you would expect to align properly.

Be careful and you will finish this step just fine. All the best!

Docdrew
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posted 08-25-2013 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Docdrew   Click Here to Email Docdrew     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your response. I used a little Vaseline on the pegs per J. Rochester and, with a little more pressure, I got them in.

the clocks running
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posted 08-26-2013 05:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad you were able to install the F-1 engines.

the clocks running
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posted 08-27-2013 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try my Bare-Metal Foil (Ultra Bright Chrome) trick on the Command Module.

Take a look at the photos above. It is pretty easy!


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