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Offline scottminium

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Apollo Saturn V
« on: November 08, 2017, 08:08:31 pm »
Hello everyone.  My in between SCIFI builds project is the Apollo Saturn V.  Not a tremendous amount of detail, but the kit has a lot of cool challenges as you try to assemble it in a way that lets you disassemble it for show.  So far overall fit is pretty good, although the large sections do require some putty and sanding.
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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 05:17:41 pm »
Looking good Scott!
  I'm looking forward to seeing this one. I loved the Saturn V rockets!
  How tall will it be when done?
Kevin

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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 12:57:58 am »
What is the manufacturer of this kit and what is the scale, please?

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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 09:06:56 am »
What is the manufacturer of this kit and what is the scale, please?

That looks to me like it's the 1/144 scale kit from Revell. I assembled one recently and have it in the queue for paint.

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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 08:09:05 am »
Scott!



I was wondering what you were up to!

Looking good!

Steve
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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 04:45:20 pm »
@Steve and Lynn, thanks for watching, and you are correct on the kit and scale.

Well, been up to lots of modeling and painting, but have also been on travel the past week...and going to the relatives next week.

Not shown is the lower portion of the LEM, which is undergoing stages of gold painting.

My question for the group is how to paint the lower portion of the first stage shrouds.  Trying to paint a straight line across the rounded portion.



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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 05:18:19 pm »
@Steve and Lynn, thanks for watching, and you are correct on the kit and scale.

Well, been up to lots of modeling and painting, but have also been on travel the past week...and going to the relatives next week.

Not shown is the lower portion of the LEM, which is undergoing stages of gold painting.

My question for the group is how to paint the lower portion of the first stage shrouds.  Trying to paint a straight line across the rounded portion.

I remember an article from Fine Scale Modeler (I used to subscribe), someone tackled the same kit, and their masking solution was clear tape, with liquid mask applied to the edge, then cut to make the hard line. The liquid mask filled in underneath the tape to complete the mask over the ribbing.

 




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