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Old 03-10-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Plastic models of Nasa spacecraft, who does it, show your stuff

Hi, personally I am obsessed with plastic models of all kinds of vehicles, cars, planes, and especially rockets. The only problem is lack of time.

Here is my Revell apollo 11 lunar landing site with all the details.



http://www.revell.com/model-kits/lic...cket-hero.html

You can see the model I built on that website, I say it turned out pretty good.

I'm also planning on getting the 1:144 Saturn V Rocket Plastic Model Kit. I just wish there was a Saturn V plastic model with the entire launch tower. Could not find one online. Anyone know if one exists somewhere?

Also if anyone has already built the revell 1:144 Saturn V Rocket, I really want to see. There are no photos anywhere, only drawings. Curious to see what the final model will look like on my shelf.

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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Airfix were big in the UK when I was building models...the original Saturn V kit.

http://www.airfix.com/search/?searchguid=2010310194527

Looks like they still are, good for them.

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Old 03-11-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
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Hi count_volta,

nice model I have to say.
But what kept you from painting the shadow of the LM?
Lack of imagination? Maybe this (attachment) helps

By the way: I did once try "WindowColor" for filling an similar model.
This would give you the oportunity to have a "switchable" shadow.
Although I'm not sure if there's black WindowColor available...

Just my thoughts, while I saw this beautiful model
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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Oh actually they already have the outline of the shadows for you to paint. I don't even need imagination, I just paint in a premade outline like I did for everything else in the model.

The thing is, I was afraid I was doing it wrong and that a bad looking LM shadow would make the whole thing look like crap. But your picture shows what it would look like, and it looks pretty realistic. Perhaps I should paint the shadow now.

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Old 03-11-2010, 06:15 PM   #5
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They based it off the real Moon Landing set.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:49 PM   #6
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I built the 1/96 Saturn V. It's pure awesome.












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Old 03-11-2010, 09:31 PM   #7
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Wow that looks amazing Juanelm. I even searched for it online. More expensive than the one I want to buy, but then its also much bigger.

On second thought I just found some pictures of the 1/144 scale Saturn V and now I'm not sure.





Yours actually looks more realistic. Its more expensive but I think its worth it. I will probably buy the 1/96 scale.

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 Wow that looks amazing Juanelm. I even searched for it online. More expensive than the one I want to buy, but then its also much bigger.
It does. The SM however is incorrect for the Saturn V. It is a Block I SM which can easily be recognized by it's unpainted radiator panels and the lack of EPS radiator panels around the very top of the SM/CM interface.

AFAIK no Block I SMs ever flew on the Saturn V, just Block IIs.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:16 PM   #9
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Forgive my ignorance but what is a block I service module?
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:30 PM   #10
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 Hi count_volta,

nice model I have to say.
But what kept you from painting the shadow of the LM?
Lack of imagination? Maybe this (attachment) helps

By the way: I did once try "WindowColor" for filling an similar model.
This would give you the oportunity to have a "switchable" shadow.
Although I'm not sure if there's black WindowColor available...

Just my thoughts, while I saw this beautiful model
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Then you need to put the shadows on each rock and crater rim.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:38 PM   #11
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 Forgive my ignorance but what is a block I service module?
There were two versions of the Apollo CSM designed and built, called "blocks". Block I was to be an early LEO-only CSM with no docking capabilities, just to try out the CSM manned. The full-up lunar version was Block II. No Block I CSMs were ever flown manned after the Apollo I(AS-204) fire at pad 34.

When the Apollo CSM made its first flight with a crew it was with a Block II CSM. The Skylab and ASTP CSMs were modified Block IIs.

The were many differences between the two Blocks, with the EPS and ECS radiator panels being one of them.

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Old 03-11-2010, 10:57 PM   #12
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Yea I guess we have to compromise with the block 1 thing. Nothing is truly perfect, not even orbiter. After all orbiter is constantly being modified.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:00 PM   #13
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Hi Count. Vey nice. I too have a number of spacecraft models.....some real spacecraft...mostly various scifi kits. While most are in their original boxes (cover art)... some are built. Even have an original Aurora 2001 Moonbus... built many moons ago in younger years. It it safely in a box surrounded by styrofoam as I dont have the space to display. Wasnt very good back then building models, it's in fair condition.

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Old 04-04-2010, 09:11 PM   #14
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I did some models too (Mercury Redstone and Spaceship One).
These were paper models though, available free online.
It's really nice to see those sheets of paper turn into 3D models.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:29 AM   #15
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I once had a lovely Titan II - Gemini model I got from the KSC gift shop when I was a little kid back in the 70s. Wish I still had it, but I probably broke it.
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