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Old 12-20-2017, 11:17 AM
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1/24 Apollo/Saturn V (enlarged 1/48 Greelt et al version)

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I have started to make a 1/24 scale Apollo/Saturn V by enlarging the 1/48 scale Greelt et al version and thought there might be some people interested in following the progress and seeing how it goes (though I may well be wrong about this).

Starting with the F1 engines. Made a 1/48 version first, then scaled up and made a 1/24 version. Seemed to go okay so started the other 4, 1/24 F1 engines. I then realised I might as well make the complete 1/48 model at the same time. Have now completed all F1 engines for both 1/24 and 1/48 models.

I have tried to upload some photos. Apologies if this has not worked. Normally the most advanced tech I use is a pencil. One of the photos is of the 1/24 engines with my tea mug, just to give some idea of size, the other photos have 1/24 and 1/48 engines in them for comparison.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:48 AM
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My goodness, you must have a lot of room available to display the completed model. Details look great. By all means, please continue sharing your build.
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:10 PM
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Those look AWESOME! Are you going to do both scales?
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:16 PM
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The detail is is purely down to the fantastic work of Greelt on his F1 engine. Actually in blowing it up to 1/24 it looses none of its look and is physically strong. For the 1/24 model I used the lower range of paper as specified (in gsm) except for the 220-240 range where I used 250gsm.
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:33 PM
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Those look AWESOME! Are you going to do both scales?
Yes, well that's the intention. I been reading your thread on your 1/48 build with great interest. If you don't mind I would like to ask your advice when I start getting close to the J-2/Stage 2 part to try and get a good fit with the interstage and the top of the fuel tank of stage 1.
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:35 PM
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Amazing. Aproximately how tall is it going to be when done?
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:39 PM
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The rocket will be just over 15 ft but the base would raise it up some more.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:12 PM
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That is awfully impressive! And at 15-plus feet, that's going to be a mighty dazzling display. And, yes, plenty of us here will be VERY interested in following your build.

Were it me, I'd be tempted to build the basic F-1 outline, ditch the plumbing and cover the engines with batting, as on the flight articles.

If you wanted to go whole-hog, you could get Ken West's 1/12th scale CM, BPC and LES, shrink it....
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:14 PM
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Wowsers! I remember the 2-story tall Saturn V at the old Visitor Information Center at NASA Lewis Research Center here in Cleveland. It was the last in line in a row of models that got bigger and bigger as you went down the line from left to right. Good luck!
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:49 PM
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Heck yes we are interested in following this build! Great job on the f-1s can't wait to see the thrust structure. Please keep posting, the more picts the better...
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