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1/48th Scale Saturn V

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1/48th Scale Saturn V
Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 10:43 AM

I had obtained a kit from Sheri's Hot Rockets 5 years ago. Here I would like to show how I've been doing this build. 

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, November 9, 2020 11:47 AM

I would love to see this!

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 12:30 PM

Unfortunately, I'm presently getting '403 forbidden errors' when trying to change my avatar or posting from my own files. 

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:41 PM

Pieces from New Ware.

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:43 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:43 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:44 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:44 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:49 PM

 

 

Not all pieces will be used for this.

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:53 PM

Three of the four resin fin shrouds were warped from the manufacturer.

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:54 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:54 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:56 PM

I had tried using a tube of the same diameter as a mandrel and using a heat gun managed to remove some of the warping. However, the results didn't straighten them out entirely. I canned them and chose to build them from scratch. 

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:57 PM

Using the pattern from the kit I simply traced four of these on a single tube.

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:58 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 2:58 PM

End result. 

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:00 PM

Using the same pattern, I made marks at the bottom and pinholes at the top of each shroud. Then using masking tape I connected them. 

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:01 PM

With the fin loosely attached. 

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:02 PM

Now using 1 mm. stringers I began gluing them down using CA.

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:03 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:03 PM

Two of them.

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:04 PM

All four glued to the main tube.

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:05 PM

Now for the four segments going between the fin shrouds. 

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:06 PM

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:06 PM

BTW, this is designed to fly.

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:18 PM

It's a BIG bird - must be about 7'6" tall when complete?  That's some serious work, for sure.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:50 PM

I used epoxy clay to encapsulate the end of the eyebolt. A shock cord will be attached to this. 

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:52 PM

I've sanded the end of the engine tube to receive the engine retainer using JB Weld.

"Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:53 PM

This is the two piece retainer.

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Posted by StevenRB on Monday, November 9, 2020 3:54 PM

One part epoxied to the cardboard tube.

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