1/48th Scale Saturn V

StevenRB

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It's been an enjoyable experience building a 7.5 foot tall model in a public place. A coffee house is the perfect stage to do this in. Since the virus outbreak, this has been shut down. Where things eventually go from there is anyone's guess. Yet I can still work on this at home as anyone who builds models does. Some of the work simply can't be done in a coffee house and I emphatically respect that. Who needs enemies nowadays?
 

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HI Steven its comin on how much more to be done ? an can we see a full photo of what you have done so far ? lookin forward to the launch
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HI Steven its comin on how much more to be done ? an can we see a full photo of what you have done so far ? lookin forward to the launch
chris
I have the shoulder of the upper section taped off so it won't fit into the top of the booster section for now. Once I get the black shot on the aft interstage and the upper half of the wrap on the third stage I can finally remove the tape and insert this into the booster for a 'complete' shot.
 

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OK Steven quite under stand that you are at that stage keep up the great work
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HI Steven its lookin great lets have more when you can as im enjoyin this build
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StevenRB

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HI Steven its lookin great lets have more when you can as im enjoyin this build
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I really appreciate everyone's responses. It's been humbling to say the least. I've made my fair share of mistakes with this and have subsequently learned from them. I know some would be satisfied with these imperfections which is understandable. I like many modelers can be excruciately picky. And that is the stuff that makes great modelers. Striving for excellence is the end goal and it will show. The reward is significant. Modelers are in a relatively small niche. Almost a lost art nowadays. When the younger generation sees the work and effort put into a project, they often go slack jawed, probably convinced they could never achieve the skills, knowledge and techniques involved. Yet I've given away models and starter sets to both adults and kids (with the parent's permission) in the hopes that a new relationship can be born out of such an endeavor. Start small and gradually work your way up.
It's fun to see the light in the eyes of folks who show genuine interest when they see what I'm doing and when they are gifted with something similar. I expect nothing in return except a report on how things turn out. I hope it might be a beginning in learning new and unique skills that may foster a lifetime's worth of involvement driven by a heartfelt passion. It is with this passion that creates long, satisfying and enduring relationships. Handing down to others what we've gained is reward enough. It's a form of charity in which we hope to see someone prosper. Some of the rich hand down what they've gained as well. An appreciation for giving back is significant. It defines the level of integrity in a person. Everyone wins. I can't ask for anything more.
 

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VERY well said Steven yea ive tried to get youngesters involed in model boating with a limited sucsees an like you its it own reward if someone does take to he hobby an a very well done to you sir
chris
 
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