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DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby DesTROYer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:01 pm

"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
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This morning I got up and decided this kit would be the next built from my stash. As you can see the basic build has gone well. Even though I have bought a few aftermarket update sets for this, I can’t say I’m overly impressed with their quality and one of the internal pressure tank parts I believe is undersized and will not fit correctly into the first stage. For that reason have decided to build the kit OOB and without any of the internals. It will be a test for me as seams are not a strong suit for me and there are a lot of long ones on this kit.

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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby qfa_tsv » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:45 pm

Love it
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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby lifeinscale » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:29 pm

Watching. Love this subject. Cant wait to see how it turns out.
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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby bell209 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:15 pm

It builds into a large model, doesn't it? Even in 1/144 I had to buy a new cabinet for mine!
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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby Damian C » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:49 pm

[rubs hands to see results] with the 50th anniversary hopefully we'll see some re-releases, particularly of the Dragon kits.
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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby brad » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:56 am

Damian C wrote:[rubs hands to see results] with the 50th anniversary hopefully we'll see some re-releases, particularly of the Dragon kits.


Yes! I'm hanging out for a 1/72 re-issue - I already have the space (sorry) allocated for it. I do all my flying things in 1/72 to give a sense of scale to everything.
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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby surfsup » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:08 am

Love the Kit. Will be watching with interest.....Cheers mark
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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby bell209 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:06 pm

brad wrote:I'm hanging out for a 1/72 re-issue - I already have the space (sorry) allocated for it.


That must be massive!
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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby Damian C » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:33 pm

bell209 wrote:
brad wrote:I'm hanging out for a 1/72 re-issue - I already have the space (sorry) allocated for it.


That must be massive!


154 cm, or a smidgeon over 5'. I was thinking about the command module and lunar capsule models but if the Saturn V is reissued I will need to think seriously about it!

The size increase to lift the weight of a 3-person capsule and lander to the moon over other rockers with smaller payloads was enormous. By comparison, Juno II (used to get Pioneer 4, the first successful US moon probe) would be 33cm in 1/72. Mercury-Atlas (first US crewed orbital vehicle) would be a bit bigger at 40cm.
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Re: DesTROYers 1/144 Apollo Saturn V

Postby Raverdave » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:27 pm

Very very cool
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