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Scratchbuilt 1/48 scale Saturn V Rocket
Apollo 11

by Stephen Thrum


Saturn V Rocket - Apollo 11


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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 weeks!

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
Last Updated 12 May, 2004

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