1/48 scale Saturn V Rocket
Saturn V Rocket -
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Just in case some HyperScalers think I have dropped out of
Cyberspace, here are some images of the latest project to leave the
SCALEDOWN workshop. It is a 1/48 Saturn V (Apollo 11 to be precise)
built for the reopening of The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in
Brisbane, Australia, on March 20, 2004.
Essentially, the model is scratchbuilt, utilising Acrylic tubes,
copious amounts of Evergreen stripping, spare parts and casting multiple
items such as the F-1 Engines.
I will be doing a detailed construction article for HyperScale in due
course, but in the meantime, here are some images to whet your appetites
for what is to come.
The Command/Service Module started life as the Revell kit, but in the
end this kit only provided the basic shape, with a new Blast Protective
Cover built over the Command Module, and the Service Module being sanded
down and redetailed.
The model sits on a base that is reminiscent of the launch base that
the original was mounted on.
This project involved working till nearly midnight every night for 4
I have been asked whether or not Scaledown will release the F-1
engines as a Scaledown accessory. The mould exists, but at this stage I
can't imagine there being a market for it!
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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2004
by Stephen Thrum
Page Created 12 May, 2004
12 May, 2004
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