50th Anniversary Moon Landing Saturn V 1/72 Dragon Models

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HI Colin its comin on great this must be the most detailed model of a saturn V that i ever seen very well done for your effort an im likein a lot more please
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Saturn V Part 9
Sorry for lack of update on this build but a lot of head scratching and scratch building has been required so here goes
Next I tackled the interstage ring that separates the 1st and 2nd stages most of this is my own take on what found on the net and other research and some of it may be completely wrong but its the best I can come up with
So 1st off scratch build the main struts of which there are 8 then add the circular arcs that represent the internal rings along with the two end complete rings next the control and power boxes are constructed and added to the stage next I added some piping just to give extra detail finally 4 fuel pipes were added made from articulated sections of plastic drinking straws I’m waiting for some better quality ones to arrive and will replace these when they do
You can see how they link in the last photo of this section I also constructed another fuel tank end cap just in case I need an extra one later on
Next will be the disaster Dragon call the 2nd stage engine assembly I’m still waiting for additional items to arrive before I post the build diary on that particular section
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VERY DETAILTED WORK Colin spot on i think an it looks real
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Wow ive missed this one.Some fine scratchbuilding wizardry in evidence.
Nicely done Colin.
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Saturn V 1/72 Dragon Build Part 10

Hello again and welcome back to the continued saga of this build
1st off redid the interstage fuel piping as original design was garbage
Next comes the disaster Dragon calls the 2nd stage engine assembly virtually every part of this is.wrong mine may not be perfect but it’s a lot more accurate than Dragons
Right so 1st to go were the shoulder mounts on the engine mount these were sawn off and the resulting holes covered with 10thou plastic card next the heatshield was discarded and a new one constructed along with all the mounting struts made from 1mm carbon fibre rods painted silver
New engine cutouts were constructed again from plastic card next I tackled the engines themselves first giving them a basic colour before adding detail then using various plastic and copper beads obtained from ebay additional tanks were added the smaller copper coloured ones I then coloured them green using a sharpie pen this gave a metallic green sheen to these details
Finally additional piping was added to the engines using old audio signal lead cable painting silver
Next using the articulated plastic sections of drinking straws I constructed the main feed piping from the base of the engine ready to be plugged into the engine mounting as it was put together additional piping was also added at this stage as well finally in constructing this new version I had to create an additional 30mm extra length on the stage part that connects the 1st and 2nd stages together to accommodate the extra length the new engines assembly this was fun as I also had to add around 80 1mm 30mm card strips to simulate the ribs as on the original part and the last part was to paint and fit the lox / lh2 tank top see attached photos for additional visual detail
As a comparison there is how Dragon supplied the 2nd stage engine assembly and how my version differs admittedly the dragon one is unpainted but you can see why I scrapped it and built my own

More photos follow these

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WOW Colin your modifacations are really great you must have been studyin the real saturn in close ups to do this very brilliant work an im pleased to see you still postin your work pics on here as i wounderd what an how it was goin but brilliant work keep this goin till the end as i will be followin
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