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Cunumdrum61
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posted 03-06-2012 01:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cunumdrum61   Click Here to Email Cunumdrum61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like your display very much. The Saturn V is a bargain for what you get.

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posted 03-06-2012 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saturn V arrived this morning! I would like to thank every one on this forum as found out about it here!

Assembled with no major problems, only footery bit was the RCS thrusters, which I had to glue on. I was frightened of braking the F1 engines pushing them into holes. Fins went on no problem. I take it the launch escape tower dues not separate?

It looks really impressive. I am planning to get the Ikea display cases.

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posted 03-06-2012 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by robert_l:
Assembled with no major problems, only footery bit was the RCS thrusters, which I had to glue on.
I glued my thrusters on also, I glue them on all the CSMs as if one got lost, might never find it.

No the escape tower does not separate on this model.

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posted 03-06-2012 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have removed the LES/BPC assembly on both of the models I have. Once again the adhesive is minimal and I could slide my fingernail under the edge of the BPC stating at the umblical cover and carefully work your way around the edge and off it comes.

Under it is a silver CM with the hand holds, no docking probe and one had the windows painted and the other did not. The marks from the adhesive was minimal as well.

The removed BPC/LES fit on the die cast version of the Apollo 10 just like the original.

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posted 03-07-2012 02:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can I ask a basic question? I'd like to glue my thrusters on too. What is the best glue to use for this purpose. Thanks.

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posted 03-07-2012 03:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my opinion if you want a removable bond use white glue but if you want a permanent bond use superglue.

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posted 03-07-2012 05:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use Bison Montagekit Super Grip, the super second glue can give white spots on the black paint.

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posted 03-07-2012 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here some progress conversion to Skylab version, I get a part on the side gently removed. Then everything sanding and two solar panel made from styrene, all in the first coat of primer put, this morning some good after sanding.

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posted 03-07-2012 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cunumdrum61   Click Here to Email Cunumdrum61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pascal, that's looking real sweet. Can't wait to see more as you progress and please post more photos as you go! Your work is really nice and thanks once again for your help.

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posted 03-07-2012 02:43 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 really enjoy watching your progress on these models Pascal. Thank you for sharing.

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posted 03-11-2012 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After the primer coat, came a few layers of white paint on it, let it dry a day or two and it could be painted black pattern, when the solar panels on it, and little project Saturn V/Skylab change is ready!

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posted 03-11-2012 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted 03-11-2012 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cunumdrum61   Click Here to Email Cunumdrum61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking good Pascal. It certainly makes the Saturn V look different.

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posted 03-11-2012 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent conversion work. And once Dragon does the Saturn V kit, you'll have a nice matching set of Saturns (both similar, yet different).

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posted 04-16-2012 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a couple Skylab shrouds for cS members changed, now I thought I let a waste tank underneath places with a radiator plate, someone else wanted the Saturn V in a cutaway version, if you have the Saturn v 180 degrees to the other side is he was in a totally enclosed version presentable.

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posted 04-19-2012 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if this is going to be re-stocked soon? Seems that a lot of the sites say that they will have more in April, and another one says June 2012.

Employed again, and think I might need one of these standing in my living room. Want!

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posted 04-20-2012 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jutrased   Click Here to Email jutrased     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am also looking for a re-release, regretting that I did not get one the first time around.

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posted 04-20-2012 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is still available through eBay dealers.

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I remember pre-ordering mine on eBay last fall for $125.99. The dealer said he had two, and gave me the opportunity to take both, I did not. Oops.

I can understand the negatives given in the thread above, but for what you get, I still think it's a great kit. Would love a series in this scale; Saturn 1B, Gemini Titan, Mercury Atlas/Redstone, like that picture of Werner Von Braun's office, if memory serves.

And a 1/32 Lunar Module. I can dream...

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posted 04-22-2012 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have now got the Saturn V in a Detolf Case, I bought two, you can see some of my collection of space models and toys also a Sony TC50, the Apollo cassette recorder.

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posted 04-24-2012 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just purchased my Saturn and as previously posted regarding the tight fit of the engines etc., a little "plastic friendly" lubricant works wonders. Very easy installation and removal.

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posted 04-27-2012 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Displaying the Sony TC50 is a superb idea!

Where did you get the scale model of the Lunar Surface Ultraviolet Camera/spectrograph, which was used during Apollo 16 and was placed in the shadow of the LM for proper thermal conditions to eliminate direct sunlight, its backup unit was flown on Skylab 4? Or is this a custom build scale model?

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posted 04-28-2012 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It comes with the Apollo astronaut figure, which I got from the Space Toys website. It's a very good model and was not expensive. You should be able to get one.

I got the TC50 from eBay. It is mint condition. I got it serviced; new belts put in. It works but the motor is worn with age. Woe and flutter but it makes an excellent display object.

The camera next to it is the Kiev 88, which is the Soviet copy of the Hasselblad similar to those used by Apollo astronauts and used by cosmonauts on Salyut and Mir.

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posted 05-09-2012 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I am also looking for a re-release, regretting that I did not get one the first time around.
Slated for July according to the Flying Mule.

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posted 05-10-2012 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonjonzilla   Click Here to Email Jonjonzilla     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that a re-release of the pre-built or a release of an unbuilt kit?

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posted 05-10-2012 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Re-release of the ready-made rocket

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posted 05-11-2012 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope that they make a kit at some point.

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I am from Colorado and new here and have lurked for awhile. This is an outstanding forum.

I also purchased the Dragon 1/72 Saturn V and I am very impressed with the overall appearance of it. The visible seams and black overspray get less noticeable as time goes by. I still have to paint my fins silver and will also use clear masking tape to mask of the letters.

What kind of cement does everyone use when cementing things like the fins in place since the surfaces to be mated are "pre-painted? I used Ambroid Pro-Weld on the SM thrusters and that was difficult because the stuff dries before you can mate the surfaces even when you try quickly to do it. That stuff is best for capillary action and attaching the little thrusters was not capillary.

I am thinking about replacing the top section with the Apollo 10 but need to make sure I do it right and that it will come off and Apollo 10 section goes on easily. What kind of cement did everyone use to do this?

I know regular Testors model glue will not work well on pre-painted surfaces. I have some clear Loc-Tite but not sure how well that stuff will work.

I have my Saturn V in a corner and up on a 2 ft. by 2 ft. by 6 ft. long display shelf that is supported by two speakers and against the wall with a nice blue cloth and a black poster board wall with a large moon map incorporated into the black wall and ceiling section. The shelf sits at a height of 28 1/2 inches off the floor and the tip of the escape tower is 1 inch from the ceiling.

It sits next to a 1/100 shuttle stack and a 1/48 CSM and LEM docked together. I also have another display shelf cabinet that measures 6 ft. long by 6 ft. high by 2 ft. deep with three 2 ft. wide shelves and one 12 inch shelf that sits between the top and middle shelves. That way I can put tall models in front of the 12 inch shelf and place smaller models on the 12 inch one. I will have to try and post a couple of pictures if I can.

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Can anyone tell me the overall height of the model, including the display base? In other words, the distance from the bottom of the display base to the tip of the LES tower?

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The model stands 62.5-inches from the bottom of the stand to the top of the tower.

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Yes, it is very tall especially where I have it on a shelf that sits just below my pants pocket when I stand next to that shelf and my Saturn v is on that shelf and the tip of the escape tower is one inch from the ceiling. I have it in a corner and since my walls are white I tacked black poster paper on both corner walls and on the ceiling itself so the white Saturn V would stand out.

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I know some have swapped the top of the Dragon Saturn V with the Apollo 10 section. Before I attempt to try this, what needs to be done to join the new Apollo 10 SLA to the Dragon Saturn V?

Will the Apollo 10 click into the section or do you need to make some sort of modifications to make it fit and what kind of cement is best for this?

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There is reference to attaching Dragon's Apollo 10 CSM/LM by Pascal (apolloprojeckt) towards the end of page 3 on this forum topic.

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posted 05-30-2012 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jutrased   Click Here to Email jutrased     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For anyone that missed out on the initial offering of the 1:72 Saturn V rocket, The Flying Mule is offering a 10% off discount on a July pre-order. Use the coupon code NDPR1Z86 when checking out. Regular Price is $221.99, with discount $199.79

Free shipping too!

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Pre-ordered! Thanks for the code.

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posted 06-02-2012 07:11 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 decided to rearrange part of my Apollo collection in the display cabinet and placed the Dragon 1/72 Saturn V behind the cabinet.

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Hope they get them out soon, one just sold for over $500 on eBay.

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I decided to rearrange part of my Apollo collection in the display cabinet and placed the Dragon 1/72 Saturn V behind the cabinet.
Very nice Apollo display.

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posted 06-26-2012 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for model maker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have any new pictures of their display of this outstanding Saturn V?

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Very nice Apollo display.
Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate it.


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