Model Of The Week: Saturn V Staging in about... 1/565

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by Paper Kosmonaut, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Paper Kosmonaut

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    Hi people,
    because someone tempted- well, actually inspired me to do something similar to a Saturn V as I did to the Sputnik launch I set to work and came up with this in two days time. The Saturn is a bit less difficult to make than the R7 but I gave myself a nice job anyway.
    I used Mike B.'s 1/480 Saturn V you can find at JLeslie48's site and scaled it down to 85% because i wanted it to fit on a same kind of picture frame.
    With the first idea in drawing as a start, this is how the build went:
    The top of the kerosine tank is a leftover from a plastic build.
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    After that, I made the interstage. Keep in mind that the original drawing had the S1C, interstage and SII as one whole tube.
    The interstage has bulkhead rings inside and because of that I had to make them visible too.
    After that I made the tiny F1 engines and shrouds.
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    After making the fins I put the S1C and the interstage on the frame which shows the Florida coastline.
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    The SII was a different story. i had to scratch the aft side of the second stage. The washer was the base for a selfmade engine section. I used parts of a second printout for engine bay and details. I used my 1/96 Saturn as a reference beacon for greeblies and placement.
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    The firewall and the engines were my own additions to Mike B.'s kit. All J2 engines are in fact downscaled F1's from Mike's original set. But smaller and a bit whitened they look okay to me.
    After that i placed this part of the build on the rod.
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    The rest was relatively simple after the SII. The SIVb and CSM were small parts that went together without any difficulties. I gave the CM a layer of chrome metal foil to make it shiny like the real thing.
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    And finally the end result.
    I hope you like it.
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    That's really amazing :thumb:
    You've some Great idea's

    but how do you make things so small ? :eek:

    JJ-UK
  9. Paper Kosmonaut

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    The making things small part is quite easy, actually, just print 'em out small. Mike B. made his Saturn V in 1/480th already so reducing it to 85% was a piece of cake.
    The building is, I think, a question of a little bit of patience and a steady hand. And I don't consider myself among neurosurgeons if it comes to a steady hand. Just try it. Leave the smallest details out, or, just try and see if you *can* do them.
    Thanks for your comment!
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    Brilliant,great concept an excellent execution.
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    Hi there, Paper Kosmonaut!

    That's a pretty stunning way to display your models! :thumb: Very inspiring. Beats the usual 'collecting-dust-on-the-shelf' by far.
    Nice touch on the details & scratch building too, even at this scale.

    Beeing curious: any plans for upcoming future projects?

    'Doei!' :wave:
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    Hi, Dane. Thanks for the nice comment. At this time it's a little too hot to build anything, I'd rather sit somewhere shadowy and read. There's an N-1 1/144 waiting for further work on the 1st and following stages. After I build that one I'll go on doing the N1 in 1/96. The 144th is just a testbuild prior to the big one. In the end they're just two dustcatchers, so to speak. (-:
    I do have some more diorama-esque ideas though, and when I temproarily get bored working on the N1's I'll do a quick diorama thingy in small scale. Wait and see. (I started the N1 already so I cannot show the build of the Blok A stage so I think that build thread will be on hold until I do the 1/96 version.)
    tot ziens!
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    Well to say STUNNING is an under-statement... this is one hell of a build, and might i suggest this be given the M.O.T.W or D.O.T.W {Diorama of the week} accalade :thumb: you deserve one of these :goldcup: infact have another for good measure :goldcup:
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    :p Thanks for the compliment, Peter!
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    I heartily agree with Peter's recommendation...

    Model Of The Week! :thumb:
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    Well, what can I say? I'm honoured. Thanks a lot! Wow..
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    We know talent and true dedication here on Zealot, and the home page looks REALLY cool with your superb Diorama adorning it... Very well done to you :thumb:
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    Much deserved you came up with a fresh way of displaying a model and pulled it of brilliantly.Congratulations on MOTW.
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    Lovely

    This subject produces extremes of quality, I can heartily say that you build is fantastic. Now, of course, I fall prey to the desire to build a LEM on the same scale:twisted:
    Right - Where's my chisel?
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    Wow, and congrats

    Reading through and looking at the pictures I couldn't think of words to express my amazement. Gixergs summed it up nicely for me.

    Great work, and congratulations on pic of the week. It's well deserved.

    Steve