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Ironman One
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posted 10-16-2011 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was informed AMT is to reissue the 1/200 scale "Man in Space" rocket collection kit with the cardboard launch tower diorama and original box art. Release date in late October.

Ironman One
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posted 12-03-2011 10:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ironman One   Click Here to Email Ironman One     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The re-issue of AMT's "Man in Space" 1/200 scale rocket kit of the Saturn V, Saturn IB, Gemini-Titan, Mercury Atlas and Mercury Redstone with the cardboard Complex 39 launch tower and diorama is now out in hobby shops. $34.99.

jjknap
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posted 12-03-2011 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am hoping Hobby Lobby will carry these so I can use one of their 40% coupons. They do carry a lot of AMT models.

jklier
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posted 06-03-2012 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up the AMT kit at Hobby Lobby. Using their online 40% coupon it came out to just under $20. This kit has Mercury Redstone, Mercury Atlas, Gemini Titan, Saturn IB, and Saturn V in 1:200 scale.

While this isn't the highest quality kit I'd still like to do a decent job on it. Can anyone direct me to some online sources for paint diagrams of these rockets?

Photos are okay but the only show one side and color can vary over time. I'd really like to see diagrams which show the color accurately. Thanks!

the clocks running
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posted 06-03-2012 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Airfix Saturn V kit came with a color reference. Let me know if you would like me to scan it and email it o you.

the clocks running
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posted 06-03-2012 11:57 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 have a Saturn V model kit that included a color reference. Let me know if you would like me to scan it and email it to you.

I paid about $30 for this kit a couple of months ago. You really stepped into a great deal. Congrats!

jklier
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posted 06-03-2012 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll definitely take you up on that offer! That will get one of them out of the way.

Here's my email: john(dot)klier@txstate(dot)edu. Just replace the (dot) with a . Very much appreciated!

the clocks running
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posted 06-03-2012 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, I am glad to help out. I am emailing a PDF document of the reference sheet that I scanned right now. All the best!

mikelynaugh
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posted 06-06-2012 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikelynaugh   Click Here to Email mikelynaugh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just picked up one of these at my local Hobby Lobby tonight. After the 40% off discount it only cost $17.99 before tax. You can't beat that price.

Is there anyway I can get a copy of that pdf too? I don't know as much as I would like about the pre-shuttle era as I would like (yet!) and that would be a great help.

My email is: Mike (at) mikelynaugh (dot) com

Thank you guys, without this thread I would have had no clue about this kit.

the clocks running
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posted 06-07-2012 03:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike, sure I will email you the PDF, no problem.

mikelynaugh
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posted 06-07-2012 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikelynaugh   Click Here to Email mikelynaugh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you! It's great!

CaptSpry
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posted 06-07-2012 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptSpry   Click Here to Email CaptSpry     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I built this set a couple months ago. It really was a fun little kit to build.

the clocks running
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posted 06-07-2012 04:02 PM     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 AMT kit CaptSpry!

jklier
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posted 06-08-2012 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jklier   Click Here to Email jklier     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CaptSpry - Nice job on the models!

mikelynaugh - Here's link to a forum that has a build thread for each one of the models in the kit. Looks like some helpful information in there.

the clocks running - I didn't relieve a PDF yet. Couldn't find it in my spam trap as well. Would you mind trying to send it again? Thanks a bunch!

the clocks running
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posted 06-08-2012 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, I will re-send the PDF. Please let me know if you receive it. Thanks

mikelynaugh
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posted 06-09-2012 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikelynaugh   Click Here to Email mikelynaugh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jklier:
Here's a link to a forum that has a build thread for each one of the models in the kit.
Thanks! I just finished putting all the rockets together today, I didn't realize how big that Saturn V was going to be... very cool! Time to start sanding and cleaning them up. I'll go check that out now.

mikelynaugh
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posted 06-10-2012 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikelynaugh   Click Here to Email mikelynaugh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just found this on a different forum and thought you guys might like to see it. I think it's a nice presentation of this kit, along with the Hasagawa shuttle stack.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 03-17-2014 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently picked this kit up to do as a fun father-son activity. My son has never done a model before, and it's been at least 25 years since I've done one, so I'll have to re-learn this. I have no illusions that he and I are going to put together a masterpiece. I just want this to be a fun experience for him to start learning about model building and manned space flight at the same time.

I went to a local hobby/craft store over the weekend to get some paint, but I wasn't sure what to get for the black and silver shades. Can anyone offer me some advice?

In black shades, my options were: graphite metallic, flat black, semi gloss black, gloss black, and black metallic.

In silvery shades, my options were flat steel, silver metallic, and flat aluminum.

Again, I'm not looking for perfection here, but since I have to buy paint either way, I thought I would see what others who know what they're doing would recommend.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Jay Chladek
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posted 03-18-2014 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flat shades will be easier to brush paint than gloss ones. The silver shades will be a little trickier to do, but you have to start somewhere. If you have access to a hobby shop that carries Tamiya spray cans, I highly recommend those as their gloss lacquer finishes dry very quick and rock hard. So you can get the Saturns painted in a glossy white pretty easily that way and Tamiya spray silver would work nicely for the Atlas and Titan missile bodies.

I also highly recommend getting some Tamiya brand masking tape. It is pretty much a must when painting straight lines, either brush or spray and works a lot better than masking tapes designed for house painting.

SpaceyInMN
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posted 03-20-2014 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceyInMN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the advice! I'll take a look in my local hobby store to see if they have Tamiya products, and if they don't, I'll look for them online. Thanks again.

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