Apollo Collection builds

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by littlemodeler, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. littlemodeler

    littlemodeler Member

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    hello everybody!

    A few weeks ago i came up with a project that will become the first display at my new house. i'm planning on including a saturn V (1:96-greelt's), an F1 engine (1:24- greelt's), a few of Sir Surfduke's models and a few other stuff. So far i have begun building the Saturn V which, i must say, is a very detailed yet not complicated model. so far i'm almost done the main part of the first stage and i will try to add stringers, details, and etc. here are a few pics of what it looks like.

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  2. SAustin16

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    Little',

    Excellent job so far. Turning out REALLY nice.
  3. littlemodeler

    littlemodeler Member

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    Thanks...Greelt really did a great job when he designed this one.
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    Well done to you and Greelt, fantastic work

    John John
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    Wow.

    That is awesome! You put my feeble efforts to shame and inspire me to get back to my workbench!

    excellent work mate.
  6. Jones Brandon

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    That Is So Cool Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. littlemodeler

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    thank you all for the nice comments, i really appreciate it:smile:...btw, after i'm done with the first stage( i'm going to wait for the rest of the saturn v from greelt) i'm planning on doing a 1:24 scale F1 engine. i'm planning on using Greelt's but i want to get as much detail as possible and as accurate as possible. If anyone has any blueprints for the engine or drawings they could lend please send me a pm. thanks!!:D
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    Simmo An Older Junior Member

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    Very very fine work littlemodeler. This is one of my favorite models. Keek up the great work. My best to you.
  10. cdavenport

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    Holy Moley! That looks museum quality.
  11. littlemodeler

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    thank you all:smile: i'm almost finished the first stage (without the stringers) so hopefully i'll be posting pics tonight. also i just printed out the f1 engine at 200% and it looks like it's gunna be pretty big, so i wanted to ask...which one would you all prefer seeing built- a 1:24 scale f1 engine or in 1:36? i'll be sure to keep you guys posted on stage 1 of the saturn v :D
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    I'd do 1/24, makes it easyer to add more detail. Been wanting to do that myself. You could do a build report, I was thinking of doing one on the F1 sometime.
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    Cardstalker- i was thinking about doing it in 1:24 because i wanted to try to make it like this one (the one in the pic) i found on the internet. it's a resin model that costs about $250. they say its has the most detail on it. The resin model is from accurate models and it is in 1:20. my goal is to be able to model the same thing only in paper.

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    hello everyone again:D so far i've finished the main part of stage 1. i left out the pipework on the engines as well as the three pipes at the top so i can add detail without risking damage to them. right now i'm gunna be working on the stringers. until next time!

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    do you think you could email me the shrunken files for the 1/96 scale S-IC?
  16. londonbluemisty

    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Fantastic Build!!:thumb::thumb:
    It's hard to believe it is 1/96:eek:
    Great detailling for that scale:twisted:

    Wayne
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    underwood- there are no files, i just printed four pages on one sheet of card stalk.

    londonbluemisty- thank you for your comment:D i'm adding stringers on it like George B did so that it'll look like the real thing. i'll be posting more pics sometime soon to show you guys my progress
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    hmm. and that makes it 1/96 scale? just wondering how you got it to the correct scale then.
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    good point underwood. i just checked with my old saturn v (ton's 1:96) and this one seems a bit smaller. i think i may have built it in a scale from 1:96 - 1:100. i'm not sure what the scale is anymore. Thanks Underwoodl06 for pointing that out:D
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    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    Hi Littlemodeller, :wave:

    On the same lines as Lucas (Underwoodl06)
    George B built Greelt's S-IC for his L.U.T and found it did not match up to his Swing Arms!!
    George warned me that Greelts actual scale was about 1/46.55 (and to print 1/96 accordingly)so maybe that is why your S-IC is slightly smaller than Ton Notebooms 1/96 Saturn V.

    Wayne