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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?
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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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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 06:15:18 pm »
Thanks for the ideas Lynn, they got me thinking...

I'm going to build a flat stand for a mechanical pencil and use it to mark the line straight across.  Then I'll use masking fluid and freehand the sraight lines before masking the rest.  If it works, that'll be the method I use on the conical shroud part that joins the third stage to the second.
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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 06:54:34 pm »
A little bit of cleanup required, but the masking method worked well enough.  Next up is finishing the first stage while painting the command and service modules.
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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 12:10:25 am »
Masking job looks good to me  ;D

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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2017, 06:53:28 pm »
apologies for the absence.  Been doing some work, and now the payload section is complete.  Third stage is just waiting to remove the masking tape, first stage needs sealing, then masking for the black sections, and the second stage is just sitting there taunting me.  Neat how you need a wide shot to capture all the parts.
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Re: Apollo Saturn V
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 07:39:02 am »
Looking good, Scott!

I've been wondering where you have been. Hope all is well!

So you build by the fireplace?! Nice of the other people in the house (assumption here) to let you do that!

I like what you are doing. The paint scheme seems deceptively simple until you actually try and mask it out. You're doing great do far.

Keep going!

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Steve

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