Dragon's 1:72nd Saturn V Apollo 11

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What have I let myself in for!

To say its a big kit is an understatement, I've wanted a Saturn model for a few years now and glad I waited for this one, although there is a lot of discussion on other forums about the inaccuracies I'll be building this straight out of the box, I plan to work on it between other projects and as I want to make a good job of it, it may be some time before its finished, perhaps in time for Telford :smiling3:

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I've made a start on the first stage and engines, the staff car is to give you a sense of scale incase you haven't seen one before :smiling3:

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Comments and advice always welcomed :smiling3:

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This looks verrry cool.

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That is a big kit, and although it seems fairly straightforward it can be tricky, also the paint job has to be spot on or it will just look awful-not that you will Adrian as your paintwork always looks superb.

Once finished you need this baby to go with it: http:tongue-out3:/www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crawler-Transporter-1-72-for-Dragon-Apollo-Saturn-V-LUT-Model-/230864935992?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c09f5c38

Or this: http:tongue-out3:/www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saturn-V-Launch-Umbilical-Tower-LUT-Model-1-72-for-Dragon-/230849726794?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bfb7494a

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That is a big kit, and although it seems fairly straightforward it can be tricky, also the paint job has to be spot on or it will just look awful-not that you will Adrian as your paintwork always looks superb.Once finished you need this baby to go with it: http:tongue-out3:/www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crawler-Transporter-1-72-for-Dragon-Apollo-Saturn-V-LUT-Model-/230864935992?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c09f5c38

Or this: http:tongue-out3:/www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saturn-V-Launch-Umbilical-Tower-LUT-Model-1-72-for-Dragon-/230849726794?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bfb7494a

Si:smiling3:
I've already got my eye on those Si :smiling3:

The tower would make it even taller though and I have no idea where I would put it :smiling3:

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I've already got my eye on those Si :smiling3: The tower would make it even taller though and I have no idea where I would put it :smiling3:

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I think it's around 5ft or something like that, so needs a nice corner to go in. Would look awesome on the gantry though.

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I think it's around 5ft or something like that, so needs a nice corner to go in. Would look awesome on the gantry though.Si:smiling3:
Yeah the kits 5 feet tall, and if the gantry is to scale it should be about another foot on top so I've been told, I may need an extension :smiling3:

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Yeah the kits 5 feet tall, and if the gantry is to scale it should be about another foot on top so I've been told, I may need an extension :smiling3: Adrian
I like the sound of that, a extension not only lengthwise but upwards to house the model collection.

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wow Adrian, will be an interesting one to keep an eye on, i like the tractor platform, ;)

would make a nice scratching pole for my moggy s :confused:
 

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That is one big beasty...and it's only a small part!

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HOLY MOTHER OF...!!!%$!!!!

That thing is huge (said the actress). You sure you're not starting your own space program? Cape Willenhall?

Seriously that looks sooooo cool. I've seen this model with a gantry too which beggers belief but it does look very impressive.

Really looking forward to the next 'one small step for Adrian, one giant leap for modelkind!'

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good progress Adrian, you will need a few off them to get you through this build so big :rolleyes:
 

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Progressing well on my Build, I'll post more pics later today.

The issue I have is now with one of the clear sections, as you can see in the picture there is a blemish and it's also cracked, is there a way I can fix this? Or is it worth perhaps contacting dragon and asking for a replacement if that's possible?

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Adrian,

I don't know if you have seen this thread but if not you might find it interesting:

http:tongue-out3:/www.scale-models.co.uk/community/threads/saturn-v.23016/
 

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Adrian,I don't know if you have seen this thread but if not you might find it interesting:

http:tongue-out3:/www.scale-models.co.uk/community/threads/saturn-v.23016/
Thanks Richard, yeah I saw those pictures, there great reference material, also have over 200 from my friend who's been over there a fair few times. I was planning on going over March next year but Real life issues have now meant I may not be able to go :sad:

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