Saturn 5 build

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  1. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    i wanted to take a break from the Sulaco build ( just got into a funk with it) and try something different.
    This is the 1/48 scale model made by Greelt Peterusma . i wasn't sure on how BIG 1/48 was till i built the first
    F1 engine. after holding it -finished, i thought-- crapp, i got myself into it again..lol
    here are the build pic's of the engines and the completed thrust section. enjoy
    mark

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    some more

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    and still more s5 011.jpg s5 012.jpg

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    last ones for now

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Your workmanship is as good as it gets. Period. This could not have been done any better. IMHO. :)
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  6. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Nice work! That thing is gonna be huge!!!! I'm bemused to know how tall it will be when finished... I estimate around 2 meters tall ?!?!?!
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    Wow, this looks great! :)

    (P.S.: I have corrected the title of your thread, two letters were switched. ;) )
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    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

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    Can't wait to see the progess!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    I like the symmetry and the "neatness' of all the parts. This is really excellent craftsmanship combined with a decent model = excellent results. :)
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    opps my bad, no splle chick
    lol
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    thanks zathros, the rest of the first stage is a little rough at this moment, not lining up right and not turning out round enough, but i'm doing what i can ...:)
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    thanks Dan, i think it's to be about 8' tall. and i'm not sure where i'll put her when she's done..
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    i made some goofs on the engines, but hey, its a learning experince and i'm having fun in the mean time, and thats what counts , right ???:yesyes:
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    more pic's. stage 1 is done. 33 inches tall and now on to stage 2.

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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    i did a goof on 1 wall section, flag up too high and all was glued when i noticed it. some close up of engines

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Very nice! :)
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    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    ok, now on too the J2 engines. gotta make 6 of these- 5 for stage 2 and 1 for stage three. i am building all of them at once to cut some time. not as much detail as the F1's and also not as big. here's whats been done so far

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    and more

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    now on this part made me say "ARRRGGGGG" quite a few times. very small rolls. and i mean small. had to use a scrib pin to get it. then the plans say to " roll some paper into a small tube to glue parts togther"....yeaa, right.. cut paper-fold-fold- and then shove it in and glue. wish my fingers were smaller...

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