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posted 08-14-2012 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Basically, you got the Apollo 11 kit for free.

My original idea was to kit bash the Apollo 10 die-cast model onto the 1/72 Apollo 11 stack. However, I like the Apollo 10 model so much and am a bit disappointed in the Apollo 11 entire stack, that I don't know if I'm willing to do it quite yet. I've had more compliments on the Apollo 10 model for its accuracy and more "Wow!" on the Saturn stack. A conundrum, for sure.

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If this helps you at all, the Apollo 11 "Lunar Approach" model does come with the brass laser cut S-band antenna for the service module. A nice detail I don't think the Apollo 10 model has. Isn't the Apollo 10 model made from the same tooling as the 11 - just painted differently?

I just sprayed the clear Apollo 10 model LEM shroud and placed it all together. You will need to do some engineering so you can remove the shroud easily to get at the LEM. It is supposed to be glued so there aren't any friction tabs in place to hold it all together.

Once you put the diecast CSM up on top, the model gets quite top heavy and you need to do something to give the thing a chance at surviving an accidental bump. If you don't have an awesome display case like I've seen on this thread.

The LES came off the CSM that came with the model quite easily. So I used that rather than the one that came with the Apollo 10 model. Saving me some time and making it easier to store for that sad eventual day when that part breaks.

Watch the temperature of the white paint you get when painting the LEM shroud. I used Model Master Flat White and it is a bit yellow. You want a bright cool white. I put a semi gloss clear coat on it too as I suppose I will be handling this part somewhat throughout ownership.

The LES stay nicely locked in place without glue so you can snap that off to show off the CM. I don't know how many times you will be able to that before it wears down and the fit loosens. I'd go with a small magnet in the cone after that.

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posted 08-16-2012 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for model maker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm, now I think I know why Dragon went with a plastic CSM on the Saturn V, to keep it from being too top heavy.

A note on using clear coat on white, it tends to really yellow over time, a better bet would be future sprayed on which will not yellow and is great for models that will be handled a lot.

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One last note, the Apollo 10 kit — not the built up one — comes with only a clear upper shroud for the LEM. The lower portion is molded in opaque gray plastic.

This is unlike the pictures I see of the the Apollo 10 model built up which features an entirely clear shroud. So take that into consideration too if you are considering converting your Saturn V LEM shroud to the clear variant.

Note in the included image that you cannot see the LEM legs as you can if you were using the Apollo 10 built up shroud.

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posted 08-21-2012 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice job on the Apollo 10 kit!

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Does that Apollo kit with the shroud and all, modify easily to fit the Saturn V? I guess you have to cut off the existing shroud an put it in it's place. I'm tempted to improve my Saturn V some more.

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posted 08-22-2012 05:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For people in the UK who have not yet got the 1/72 Saturn V, Modelzone in Glasgow has it in stock. There is one built up in the window minus the engines! (They also have the Apollo 12 diorama with Surveyor 3.)

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Does that Apollo kit with the shroud and all, modify easily to fit the Saturn V?
Yes it modifies easily. There is a light amount of glue holding the LEM shroud in place on the Dragon 1/72 Saturn V and the shroud included in the Dragon Apollo 10 kit is from the same tooling so it replaces it exactly.

The LES on the included with Dragon 1/72 Saturn V also comes off of the CM very easily. A little bit light force distributed around the edge of the LES until you hear the glue "cracking" and it comes right off so you can use that too without building up a new one.

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Originally posted by robert_l:
For people in the UK who have not yet got the 1/72 Saturn V, Modelzone in Glasgow has it in stock.
The Modelzone catalogue (which is available at the door) also gives 10% off the £223.50 cost of the rocket.

I am tempted to pick it up but I really would prefer an unbuilt kit...

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posted 09-10-2012 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for model maker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have any new photos of their Dragon Saturn V?

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posted 09-25-2012 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would be very grateful if anyone who has the model could let me know whether the conical interstage between the second and third stages comes away from the top (or could be prised apart if glued) of the second stage or is it moulded on.

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The conical interstage is glued. I am not sure if I would attempt to pry it off though.

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There is an obvious seem line, with a little love and care and being very careful, you should be able to separate it.

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posted 09-26-2012 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the replies letting me know. I have one on order and am thinking of different ways to display and touch up paint work if necessary.

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posted 10-06-2012 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my Saturn V yesterday and am really disappointed with the model.

I have followed this thread and whilst accept that it is big with a wow factor and looks like a Saturn V from 5 feet away, nearly everything below the SLA adaptor is just so inaccurate.

From skinny F-1 engines, with short misshapen engine shrouds, unrealistic ullage rockets and feedline covers through to wrongly scaled skirts on the second stage and maybe they forgot their glasses when designing their third stage.

I am in no way a rivet counter but cannot believe it would have cost any more to produce the parts they did correctly and have the thing checked out prior to release.

Sorry about the rant but I really do not believe that many products in the mass produced space model related market show the same degree of accuracy that would be expected in other genres and are regarded more as toys.

On the upside I like the box and the SLA, CSM, LES combo is really nicely detailed but gluing or wet painting the boost cover to a perfectly good Command Module...

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I finally managed to get mine in Australia today. Cost was $298 AUS. Personally think it is very well done but I'm not an expert on the detail. It matches well my 1/96 and 1/144 models

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I enjoy mine and was a little disappointed with the two seam lines and the fuzzy black overspray in some spots but as time has gone by I really don't notice it as much and have mine turned in a way to show the most detail and the seams are behind it.

Can anyone tell me the best way to remove the "fuzzy looking black overspray onto the white areas? There are only a couple of spots but I would still like to clean it up. I heard some type of pencil erasers would do the trick, any ideas guys?

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Unless you are prepared to repaint that whole area if things go wrong I would tend to leave things alone and turn the offending area away from you.

After having my uncharacteristic fit of pique yesterday after receiving my model I decided very late in the evening that Its "six million dollar man" moment had arrived and today am the proud owner of a Dragon Saturn V box of bits, having disassembled it completely into all of its component parts.

The obvious main problem with removing overspray on a prebuilt model is making things worse and it doesnt take a lot to alter the sheen of the original paint work which can stand out a mile.

Having ownership of what is now a kit I have spent a little time experimenting on my second stage horizontal marking which looks like it was airbrushed on a moving bus with large overspray.

The major problems involve handling the stages so plastic gloves were worn to avoid marking.

I tried for my own use using:

  • White and clear pencil erasures both of which removed a little overspray but damaged the sheen of the paint below.

  • Various mild solvents such nail polish remover pads (non acetone, acetone being very aggressive ) again I found remove overspray but leave a mark and needed some force.

  • A flat edge of hobby blade does work but again alters the sheen as does VERY fine grit polishing abrasive paper.
Four methods did remove overspray but were liable to smudging if not careful, these being car body scratch paste, plastic polish, 4in1 hand and tool wipes and UPVC cleaner.

I am at pains to make clear that I do not recommend any of the above methods as formulations of products differ and this is purely an experiment for my own curiosity, my intention is to remove all the paint work and start again.

Having tried them I would leave alone as most methods seem to leave their own problems and solvents easily damage plastic and leave traces or you could embark on your own paint job if you feel confident.

Now what to do with all these bits and pieces?

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As a follow up to my previous post I personally found the overspray on the second stage horizontal lower skirt black marking to be the most noticeable as it combined with an unevenly painted marking.

Again instead of having a life (or any sleep) I embarked upon an experiment with a Nobel prize clearly in mind.

I cut some decal paper which had been previously painted for another project a semi gloss black into long 4mm wide strips.

I used the strips to create a new straight upper edge to the marking, a technique discussed in another model building thread.

The decal strips applied better than I had expected as the stringers on the model are not too deep, though a decal setting solution would help things further.

The result is a nice crisp straight demarcation and looks much better than previously as well as being more forgiving if a mistake is made, though I had the advantage having no obstructions from feed lines to deal with.

Again this was for my own amusement only and I would not wish others to damage their models however is much safer than using methods described in my previous post.

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Thank you tetrox. My overspray is only noticeable in three places and it is all on one section and that being the connecting section between the first and second stage so I really am fortunate in that regard. I can live with it even though it is on the side I like best to display and the two seams are hidden on the back side.

I just thought this slight overspray could quickly be dealt with. You are right about making the area look worse trying to fix a small thing, I have done THAT more times then I like to admit.

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One other thing I noticed is how delicate the balance is for the CSM sitting on the SLA. One little jiggle here and there can cause it to fall off and get damaged. I wish there was a way it "locked" into place so it won't fall off and get damaged. I may put a slight adhesive that will hold it firmly but not permanent such as model cement.

I have my Saturn V sitting in a corner on a 24 inch by 6 foot long piece of wood covered in a blue cloth. The walls AND ceiling in that display area have large sheets of flat black poster paper and the table top is 28.5 inches tall and the tip of the escape tower is 3/4 of an inch away from the ceiling.

The walls when I come into the room I get to look UP to look at the CSM section. My Dragon 1/6 Neil Armstrong figure shares this space as well as my 1/48 Apollo spacecraft model from the 1970's that is the CSM sitting on the SLA with the LEM displayed inside.

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One other thing I noticed is how delicate the balance is for the CSM sitting on the SLA. One little jiggle here and there can cause it to fall off and get damaged. I wish there was a way it "locked" into place so it won't fall off and get damaged. I may put a slight adhesive that will hold it firmly but not permanent such as model cement.
A friend of mine got one of these and it's the only one I have seen yet so far. He said the same thing in regard to the lack of way to lock the parts into place. He keeps his in a box because he said he can't leave it standing upright because, "one bump and I'll break it into a million pieces." I was surpised how loose the fit really was. I thought my die cast smaller scale Apollo 13 Saturn was poorly designed in regard to fit (it, too, comes apart way too easily) but it's mostly metal. After seeing one of these models I have changed my mind about getting one.

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I've had mine standing since February, bumped it plenty of times, had the CSM go flying and the worse that happened were the thrusters separating (which was bound to happen). Now, I have my model positioned on carpet, and experiences will differ, but it isn't that fragile that a fall will always (or even perhaps, frequently) result in broken pieces.

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This may be the reason Dragon used plastic for the CSM as I have heard from those who used the Dragon Apollo 10 "metal" diecast on top of the Dragon Saturn V is that is much more top heavy and more prone to falling off.

I have something called "Museum Gel", it is a clear, removable adhesive used to secure glass and crystal from breakage and theft. I may put a couple of small dabs of it inside the rim of the top of the SLA to hold it in place since it is removable.

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posted 10-08-2012 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Micro Krystal Klear will do a similar job. It is a white glue, yet it dries with a glossier sheen than say Elmers glue. It is normally used to make windows on small models by gaping empty spaces, but it also works great as a temporary glue or something to glue small bits on that don't require much bonding strength. I've used it before with good results and the best thing I've found about it is it stays somewhat flexible. So a small bump won't break the bond. But, you can still intentionally pull the part off.

It can be found easily enough in well stocked hobby shops as it is a Microscale brand product. All you need is a brush to apply it and it is water soluable, so residue can be cleaned off easily.

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posted 10-08-2012 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Orthon   Click Here to Email Orthon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if it is possible to buy replacement thruster pods for the 1:72 service module? One of mine broke off and disappeared into thin air. Thanks!

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posted 10-09-2012 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I understand, DragonCare are very obliging in the USA in response to this type of problem.

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Although I've been a scale modeller in my teenage years, I'm still impressed by the difference in scale between the 1/100th model and the 1/72th model.

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posted 10-31-2012 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After one of my friends got drunk, and knocked over my Saturn V, I figured it was time to get her in a case. Here she is:

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posted 10-31-2012 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love it!

By the way, have you every thought of placing a 1/100 scale 4D model LM in the fish tank.

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Just received an email today from The Flying Mule and it looks like there will be a third round in the release of the Dragon 1/72 Saturn V 5-ft model. It is listed in their pre-order listings with an arrival this month. Price is now $221.99.

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That's great news. I wonder if the flaws of the first run of these has been corrected?

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So that I would have to buy ANOTHER one?!?!? Don't give them ideas (or at least not those ones!)

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It is listed in their pre-order listings with an arrival this month.
Moved to March 2013.

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Do you remember the first time you saw the posting about the "Dragon Models' 1:72 Saturn V Apollo 11 Rocket". For me it was thrill — especially seeing just how big it was compared to the little boy admiring it. I thought it would be a great thing to have but was unsure where I could keep it safe. I then saw the postings that it would fit in a Detolf cabinet from Ikea — and such cabinets are only ~$65. To make it even harder to resist I saw the postings about combining this kit with the Apollo 10 kit so that you could have a cutaway view of the LEM.

Hopefully this posting will be as exciting as the others and motivate you to get this model and create a display as amazing as I was able to achieve. The secret is putting the display in context as a diorama:

I was able to do this thanks to the very talented and creative Michael Key who is a member of this forum and has done work for other members such as building the 3D printed model of the F-1 engine for Pascal. What Michael developed was a color background of the Saturn V launch tower that is the same scale as the Dragon model.

It is extremely detailed with vivid colors and really helps make the display "come alive". He has gone even further and also created a launch platform in the same scale which is so much nicer than the plastic disc that came with model.

And the most amazing thing is he was able to get everything to fit in the Detolf cabinet, which what is what a great many of us are using to display our rockets along with other models.

He is selling the background and base for $110 (or $60 individually) which is a bargain considering the time involved to create these items and the quality involved. His collectSPACE ID is keymichael1855.

If you click on this link you can learn more about the background and launch platform and get a step-by step guide on how to mount it in your cabinet. It also explains how to create a cutaway view of the Apollo 11 LEM (not Apollo 10 as done previously) and offers tips on how to keep your model from falling over — a problem several of us had to deal with. — Michael Gage

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That is a fantastic display! I am going have to look into doing the same it is so cool.

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This presentation of the model looks awesome!

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Hopefully this posting will be as exciting as the others and motivate you to get this model and create a display as amazing as I was able to achieve. The secret is putting the display in context as a diorama.
Michael, thanks so much for your kind words regarding the LUT background and MLP that I provided for you — it really looks IMPRESSIVE!!! That huge Saturn V just comes to life when it is displayed in context, and these pieces came together beautifully. I really appreciate your attention to detail in our process of getting this display to work. You, like many here on cS, have a true passion for this stuff and it shows!

I am really glad that we were able to find the right formula for the LUT and MLP. The original solution from eBay a year ago was difficult to build, too large, and too expensive. Also, they would not fit into most display cases that people were using for them. I think we have solved them all! And your step by step description shows exactly how to achieve what you have created. I look forward to providing some more backgrounds for your other models in the near future, and am really excited about those. Hopefully they will turn out as well as this Saturn V display did!

If anyone is interested in obtaining the LUT background and/or MLP, please send me a message. The prices listed above are accurate, but you can save some money if you would like to construct the MLP yourself. It's not difficult at all, but it just takes a little time to build. Contact me for details.

Also, don't be afraid to ask me about constructing these for custom situations that you might have (different scales, cabinets, etc.) After all, Mike's beautiful display started with a question from an eBay listing from over a year ago.

Great job again, Mike, and thanks for sharing!!! Thanks!!! — Michael

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Thanks to all for the compliments on my "Dragon Models' 1:72 Saturn V Apollo 11 Rocket" diorama. It really did come out fantastic and I am very grateful to Mike for providing such an amazing product. The background image and mobile launch platform are amazing both in terms of their accuracy as well as simple beauty. Below are some additional photos showing the background from a side angle so you can see how it puts the rocket in context and makes it "come alive".

The image below is a close-up of the background showing just how much detail is present:

I also wanted to show off a way to expand the size of your Detolf cabinet. As noted in my earlier post the Detolf cabinet is just the right size for the "Dragon Models' 1:72 Saturn V Apollo 11 Rocket". Unfortunately the launch tower is even bigger than the rocket and so the crane on top of the launch tower does not fit inside the cabinet. But who says it needs to - I mounted mine to a piece of foam core and placed it above the cabinet. Now I get to see the entire launch tower and in so doing my cabinet just got even bigger.

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Where did the picture of the LUT come from? Or is that a custom drawn image? Look great, I'm getting ideas what to do with my Saturn.


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