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50 years ago on July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.

 

Please find some pictures of my Dragon 1/72 Saturn V model I built a few years ago and it won a Bronze medal at the 2015 ScaleModelWorld competition.

 

The kit was largely made OOB but some small changes were made:

All stringer ends cut back and chamfered off

LSA top section added to improve the fit between the LSA and the Service Module

Gold and brass foil fitted the the Lunar Module

Contact probes added to 3 of the Lunar Module landing pads

Retro rockets fitted to the top of Stage 3

Separation rockets exhausts opened out on Stage 2

Umbilical interface between Stage 1 and Interstage

New Ware decals used

 

A large number of sink marks were filled in at all stages. Painting was done by airbrush as my first attempt with a spray can resulted in lots of paint runs. Now, on to the pictures.

 

Work in progress:

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Complete for the first time on the kitchen table

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On the competition table at Telford, nothing got broken on the flight over😅

 

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BPC, Command Module and Service Module

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Lunar Module

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Stage 1 and 1/72 Airfix Concorde for scale comparison

 

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All together now

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Beautiful work!  That IS a big one!

 

Gary

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Nice job on a hefty beast.

I seriously toyed with the Dragon 1/72 myself, but didn't have house-room, really. So I settled for a major fix-up job on the Revell 1//96.

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Fantastic. The command and Luna modules look sublime. :worthy:

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On 7/19/2019 at 12:37 PM, Planebuilder62 said:

50 years ago on July 20 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.

 

Please find some pictures of my Dragon 1/72 Saturn V model I built a few years ago and it won a Bronze medal at the 2015 ScaleModelWorld competition.

 

The kit was largely made OOB but some small changes were made:

All stringer ends cut back and chamfered off

LSA top section added to improve the fit between the LSA and the Service Module

Gold and brass foil fitted the the Lunar Module

Contact probes added to 3 of the Lunar Module landing pads

Retro rockets fitted to the top of Stage 3

Separation rockets exhausts opened out on Stage 2

Umbilical interface between Stage 1 and Interstage

New Ware decals used

 

A large number of sink marks were filled in at all stages. Painting was done by airbrush as my first attempt with a spray can resulted in lots of paint runs. Now, on to the pictures.

 

Work in progress:

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

 

Complete for the first time on the kitchen table

spacer.png

 

On the competition table at Telford, nothing got broken on the flight over😅

 

spacer.png

 

 

BPC, Command Module and Service Module

spacer.png

 

Lunar Module

spacer.png

 

 

Stage 1 and 1/72 Airfix Concorde for scale comparison

 

spacer.png

 

All together now

spacer.png

 

 

 

Ok, so where do you live, behind that door or in the Saturn V? Presumably the Saturn V because its bigger than what's behind the door?

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How Mighty it looks - the Mighty Saturn V is brilliant - its great to see this kit built up looking so nice - I sold mine off sadly now that I have seen yours built up

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Wow 

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