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1/144 Saturn V Display (WIP)

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  • From: Novi, Mi
1/144 Saturn V Display (WIP)
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, September 03, 2017 8:49 AM

New project on the bench.  1/144 Saturn V will be displayed on it's side.  Starting with Revells kit, I decided to make new F-1 Engines on the 3D printer.  The kit engines required more work on the inside than I was willing to do, so a quick design in Catia, and 6 hours later, I had my first Engine.  Lots of cleanup to do, but it's much simpler than filling and sanding the kit parts.  (I hope)

 

Cheers

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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  • From: Cave City, KY
Posted by Watchmann on Sunday, September 03, 2017 1:13 PM

Subscribed!

What printer are  you using, a Formlabs?

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  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, September 04, 2017 7:31 PM

I have a printerbot Play.  Unfortunately, I can't get the detail I want with it, so I ordered a set from Shapeways.

 

Thanks

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 9:03 AM

Giddy up! This will be awesome. Watching...

 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:13 AM

Max is here watching! Cool kit and even at 1/144 this kit gets big. My wall display is about  54 inches long in the stage separated length. Have fun!

Max

Hmm, I now see that Photobucket is holding my pictures hostage under the Saturn 5 Moon Machine post below but I just re-posted them with far superior ImageShack.

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Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:54 PM

OK.  Quick mock up tonight, and a question.

 

Should I or shouldn't I place the Earth and Moon on the display?

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, September 15, 2017 8:41 AM

Personally, I think the Earth and Moon would add nicely to the display.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, September 15, 2017 2:17 PM

I agree with Don.

 

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Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, September 15, 2017 2:49 PM

OK.  Here's my plan.  Base edge will be stained Cheery.  Top will be Black with white speckles to represent stars.  Earth and Moon will be placed on there somewhere.

 

My parts from Shapeways should be in the next few days, and I can get on with this.

 

Have a great weekend my friends

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, September 15, 2017 8:34 PM

Lancair IV

OK.  Quick mock up tonight, and a question.

 

Should I or shouldn't I place the Earth and Moon on the display?

 

Hey, It was the mission, Earth to Moon! Go for it!

Max

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  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, September 18, 2017 8:29 PM

Look at the detail on these 1/144 F-1 Engines.  These things are unbelievable... 1 coat of primer applied.

Cheers

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 7:54 PM

Wow! Those make mine look crude. I approve!

Max

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Posted by Bossman on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:47 AM

Lancair IV
Should I or shouldn't I place the Earth and Moon on the display?

I'm not so sure . . .   Even in this scale they'd be kinda big.

Chris

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:08 PM
Very nice work! Those engines should look fantastic!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:08 PM

Looks like I need to do some cleanup.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Friday, September 29, 2017 12:25 AM

Shiny! Beer

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, October 01, 2017 8:56 PM

Long weekend, but productive.

I stripped the F-1 Engines due to the lack of prep on my part on the outside.  The Base is complete and tomorrow I will attach the Patches.

Have a great week

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Sunday, October 01, 2017 10:51 PM
Wow!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 5:12 PM

F-1 Engines taking shape

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, October 05, 2017 2:20 AM
Neat! An engine stand!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, October 05, 2017 8:32 PM
F-1 Engine Stand is complete. Time to add more details to the engines

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:19 PM

Rob, the engines and stand look stunning. I love the different shades of metal on those engines. Great work as usual. Yes

 

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Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, October 08, 2017 5:57 PM

F-1 Engines are complete.  Thrust Structing coming along slowly.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:16 PM

Gorgeous. 

 

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Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, October 16, 2017 7:51 PM

Thrust Structure progress.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, October 20, 2017 12:33 PM

It looks cool... Nice paintwork.

 

 

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  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, October 22, 2017 8:21 PM

Thrust Structure is Complete

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, October 23, 2017 10:56 AM

Just checking on you and your project. Everything is looking excellent!

Max

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Posted by Liegghio on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:56 PM

Great layout with the mission patches. My brother solved the space problem of such a long display  by mounting the stages in a plexiglass display case with the display base on the back instead of the bottom, then hanging it on the wall. Are you planning the same thing?

it was an impressive sight seeing the Saturn V layed out like this at the Kennedy Space Center, and staring into the throats of those engines. You can believe it that, according to the guide, the radiated heat from the engines could light your clothes on fire from a quarter of a mile away.

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Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, October 27, 2017 5:22 PM

1st Stage taking shape

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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