A beta build of AXM's new Falcon block 5

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  1. SonOfAGun2501

    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Alfonso at AXM was generous enough to let me try his new block 5 beta version. The fairing in this build may not be the fairing on the actual first block 5 flight and the Octaweb design may vary as well. I think you will find the new details in this model as impressive as I did especially the details on the 2.0 legs and new enlarged second stage/interstage. A link to the final model will be posted when it becomes available. Thanks again to AXM.
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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Impressive! I'm looking forward to your build. :)
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  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I too am looking forward to seeing how this build and how it turns out! I wish you the very best of luck!
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  5. SonOfAGun2501

    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Thanks Rhaven for the well wishing. I am excited to try this build.
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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Much appreciated Revell. It's going well so far. More pics tomorrow.
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Far out!! This will be a thread to follow! :)
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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Always appreciated Zathros.
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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    While waiting for some of my larger parts to take shape I took a crack at some of the detail parts. Most of these are the familiar parts from previous versions of the Falcon rocket with new bits of detail and color.

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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Here are the grid fins with a new splash of color and the new leg 2.0.
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    The new leg design is similar to the old with a few noticeable differences. Lot of new details and color. The small triangles for the sides of the legs are missing (not sure of their actual name) I added a shot from the block 4 leg for comparison.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It looks like you are off to a very good start!
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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Here's what got done today. Finished the main booster and interstage and stage 2.
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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Finished the speedway and some of the other details. Also started the new fairing 2.0 like the new details.
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    Attached the speedway and the titanium grid fins and a few other details.
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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Finished all the legs. Will hold out until tomorrow to attach them.
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    Man, that is one incredibly super clean build. You're posting these bigger than life pictures, and they look excellent. Alfonso will be very very happy!! :)
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    Everything is clean, crisp and clear! This is coming together beautifully!
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  18. SonOfAGun2501

    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Thank you Zathros and Rhaven having fun building it.
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    SonOfAGun2501 Esteemed Member Extroadinaire

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    Didn't get as far as I thought I would today. Finished building the leg attachments but haven't attached the legs yet. If you are not a fan of small parts I recommend using the optional parts.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I fully understand how tedious those kind of components can be. I am always glad to see builders go that extra step in building a model with the detailed parts.
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