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Building Revell Apollo Saturn V 1:96

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Building Revell Apollo Saturn V 1:96
Posted by bayerische on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:24 AM
Hello guys, I'm new on this forum. Looks like a great place.

So yesterday I bought this:


And started building. Built for 3 hours last night, or didn't actually build, but got a lot of stuff painted.

I'm going to take pictures along the build.

So I could introduce myself a little too, my name is Andreas, I'm from Finland, and have been building models on and off for about 18 years. Haven't built hundreds of models, more likely in the rage of 50 or so...

My last two was radio-controlled.

Billing boats "Banckert" built autumn 2008:


Robbe "Happy Hunter" built spring 2009:


So will continue the build today. I'm known for being a fast builder, I guess partly for having a lot of time to build during the winters.

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  • From: Lakewood, CO
Posted by kenjitak on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 2:31 PM
Welcome! I am looking forward to seeing your progress!

Ken

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Posted by bayerische on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 3:39 PM
Thank you Ken for the welcoming!

OK, so here we go, a lot of pictures, hope you don't think it's too much...

The stand, it's a great platform to build your model on.



Started painting the rivets... man this took a long time. Some errors can be seen in closeups, but on the model it looks good.



And a little bit later I was finished...


Building engines




Engines complete, added some detailing in gold.




Paint drying on the stabilizers.



Something to do when I wait for paint to dry... I don't go for maximum authenticity so I can be creative. :)


Engines mounted


We break for nobody! :) Looks massive


Slowly growing. The ring put on was a little tricky... it is a sheet that you fold up, but the fit is very tight, just have to be brave.


And back to masking and painting, there are some huge areas to paint on this model.
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  • From: Inland Northwest
Posted by Summit on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 9:17 PM

Welcome to the Forum Thumbs Up [tup] You are making some Exellent Progress. I started the same kit over a year ago and never progressed past the engines. I was unhappy with the pre printed body tubes. But I did buy aftermarket decals and still have neglected the kit.

Watching your build makes me want to start working on it again...  I also built a Estes flying Saturn V about 5 years ago. It is a really super multi media kit that builds up really nice.. I was afraid to fly it though from all the hrs I had invested in it..Laugh [(-D]

Keep posting as your doing a Fantastic Job and Nice Boats Thumbs Up [tup].

Sean "I've reached nearly fifty years of age with my system." Weekend GB 2008
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Posted by bayerische on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 3:32 AM
Thanks Sean,

Well I too have some disappointment in this kit.... The parts are poorly moulded (at least to current Revell quality) and the fold-up tubes, hmm.... Could have been rings of plastic. But I guess this model is a remake of a 40 year old model? So they use the original molds I guess?

I'm not going to spend hours and hours on making everything seamless, not with this kit. :) I guess I wouldn't finish it this year then.

I'll continue building a little bit today, but don't expect I will get 7 hours of building time. like yesterday.
ash
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Posted by ash on Friday, October 30, 2009 3:54 AM

Hi, been thinking of building a Saturn v for a while now, so I was doing a little research on-line into the topic. Came arcoss your build, and wow how impressive does that look. I have not built a model insome 15-20 years or so, so not sure weather to have a go or not ( one thing for sure it would not look as good as yours).

Anyway, please keep the photos and the comments comming

 Regards

 Ash.

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Posted by bayerische on Friday, October 30, 2009 6:41 AM
Hi Ash,

up to now the model has been pretty easy to build, nothing spectacular. I just get frustrated at the poor moulding of the parts... :(

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Posted by bayerische on Friday, October 30, 2009 6:51 AM
Here's some further progress, I have put in about 20 hours so-far. (Sorry for the poor quality, taken with my phone, next time I'll bring my camera to the garage.)
Masking and painting


These turned out pretty well.


"Wings" applied, lined up well with the black/white hull.





This is how far I have gotten now, still a good way to go.
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  • From: Lakewood, CO
Posted by kenjitak on Friday, October 30, 2009 9:25 PM

Before you get too far along, and depending on what your aims are with this build, you should know that the paint schemes and colors that Revell suggests are for pre-lunar launch vehicles and/or prototypes. the black bands got changed quite a bit. Check out some of these references:

http://www.apollosaturn.com/

http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html

These will give a good start.

 

Ken

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  • From: Inland Northwest
Posted by Summit on Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:33 AM

bayerische - Your making good progress and its looking good.  I am with you on the poor quality of the plastic castings, but then I have built limited run kits that make this one look like a dream.

I plan on getting back to building the Revell kit after I locate some styrene or suitiable pvc tubing for the body tubes.

Keep up the good work Thumbs Up [tup]

Sean "I've reached nearly fifty years of age with my system." Weekend GB 2008
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Posted by slingshot392 on Saturday, November 14, 2009 11:40 PM
Great build on this so far, I have the Revell 1/144 version that I picked up this summer and is near the top of the stash.  I will probably start on it when I finish my 18 inch Enterprise.
P-40 Warhawk http://www.p40warhawk.com/
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Posted by bayerische on Sunday, November 15, 2009 5:07 AM
Thanks,
I haven't been building for a while now, think I have to soon continue. Maybe already today! :)
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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:24 PM
Great looking Saturn V Bayerische,  I also started the kit a few months ago.  I would like to get the after market kits but the price is out of my range.

On my Work Bench: Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B Mk. III, Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3m.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R. Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Academy 1/48 F-15E.

           

 

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Posted by richter111 on Saturday, November 28, 2009 5:55 PM
Man this is a spectacular kit that you don't see built very often, yours is looking great
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Posted by bayerische on Sunday, November 29, 2009 4:15 PM
Build finally continued today, haven't really found any inspiration for a few weeks, but now it's back again!

I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Masking, and painting, I really like the simple black/white color theme NASA used!


Happy with the result.


Starting to be a tall lady!


Second stage engine cluster, really happy with it. Not sure if I will complicate it more... Maybe.


Third stage, not finished yet, still some painting.
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Posted by bayerische on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 10:34 AM
Continuing:

Masking and painting, feel like I'm repeating myself! :) The cone was fun and challenging to paint.








Second stage, putting pieces together.


Very happy with it!



First and second stage, big difference in size.



Third stage finished. Like the golden dome.





Looking into the craft:
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  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Thursday, December 03, 2009 5:53 PM

That looks great. I always wanted to build that.

I was almost tempted to buy the Tamiya command module/lem model that they have out for the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.

My ISS is on here somewhere. 

 

Keep is posted on your Saturn V, good to see your progress.

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Posted by F9F-Craig on Sunday, December 13, 2009 11:59 PM

Hi Andreas.  Nice seeing your Saturn V build.  It’s inspired me to start in on mine. I picked one up a few years back for nostalgia sake but haven’t started it; now’s the time.  I built one before but that was back in 1968: I got it and the 48th scale Apollo C/SM and LM kit for Christmas that year. Given the Apollo 8 mission and broadcast Christmas Eve, you can imagine how happy this 9 year old was with Santa the next morning.  I think I had them both built and flying my own moon missions before new years.     

 

I have been looking at all the after market stuff for it but I’m just going to have fun with the build, do it mostly stock except for stuff I have laying around the shop and in the “spare parts” bin.   Maybe I’ll post pictures of my progress as well.  Anyway, it’s been fun watching you put yours together.  Thanks for the inspiration.

 

- Craig  

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Posted by bayerische on Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:37 AM

Glad to hear Craig!

 

Well I've been having a break from building, partly because of a holiday trip, which included Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, and due to it being too cold to build in my garage, the heating is not enough. Big Smile

 

Hopefully I'll be able to continue my build after a few weeks.

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Posted by Glue Mark on Friday, May 28, 2010 5:51 PM

Andreas- I am considering one of these 1/96 Apollo/Saturn V Revell kits, and was wondering about the problem of how badly some of the parts are fitting together. Can you describe where the problems are, and how difficult it is to resolve the issues? I have some modeling skills, I recently built the 1/48 B-1A Lancer Bomber by Revell, and the Airfix 1/72 Concorde, and was happy with how both turned out, but don't want to get in over my head with this one!

How were the pre-marked styrene sheets for the fuel tanks? You said some of the adapter rings had to be rolled and cemented before use, how did that go?

Thanks!

Rusty

  

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Posted by kaz451 on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:31 PM

hi im new here

i have this model part built

got for my son 9 years ago

but have lost the instructions

have any of you got an scan of them

i could have as revell dont have them

on there site and dont answer my emails

thanks

kaz

WZ2
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Posted by WZ2 on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:23 PM

Revell has an order sheet for past manuals:

 

http://www3.revell.com/catalog/products/Instruction_Sheet-860-11.html

 

Have you tried that?

 

Chris

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Posted by Apollo on Thursday, March 31, 2016 8:18 AM

WZ2

Revell has an order sheet for past manuals:

 

http://www3.revell.com/catalog/products/Instruction_Sheet-860-11.html

 

Have you tried that?

 

Chris

 

[quote user="WZ2"]

Revell has an order sheet for past manuals:

 

http://www3.revell.com/catalog/products/Instruction_Sheet-860-11.html

 

Have you tried that?

 

Chris

 

Hi,

 

If you are still interested, I may be able to help with a scan of the instructions.

 

Apollo

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