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  1. #391
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    I think he was making a full sized Mars lander mock up wasn't he?

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    My dad has quite the collection of HO/1:72/1:76/25mm and 15 mm figures.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=OIUmcC2lX2Q

    Click the link to see a virtual tour of his war room.
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    I've also started a kit. It's an Alpine A310 V6. The nifty thing about it is it's in 1:1 scale and it comes assembled. You just need to completely disassemble it, fix stuff, and then hope you can put it back together. So far I'm in step 3 of the manual: getting the fuel tank out.

    Oh, and the manual only contains the disassembly instructions.

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    Hah! Back when I was interested in model railroading, one of the magazines had the monthly Dremel Kitbashing Award, for taking a kit and "bashing" it into something else. One month the winner was a steam locomotive, "in 12 inches to the foot" scale. A railroad had acquired a steam locomotive from one that was going out of business, and restored it to operational condition. It wasn't a type that they had ever operated, so they gave it the characteristics it WOULD have had if they had used it.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel View Post
    is there some greebling on the S-II? I'm rather struggling to identify some of the structures. ��
    I have no idea where their suggested livery has come from. It bears no relationship to any of the Saturn V stacks I have ever come across. It's certainly not even close to the AS-506. 😡

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel View Post
    I have no idea where their suggested livery has come from. It bears no relationship to any of the Saturn V stacks I have ever come across. It's certainly not even close to the AS-506. 
    It's the SA-500F paint scheme, if it's the same as the 1/96 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    It's the SA-500F paint scheme, if it's the same as the 1/96 version.

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    Yes, that looks like the same livery. How curious. 🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel View Post
    Yes, that looks like the same livery. How curious. 樂
    I think it was the only complete Saturn V in existence at the time the kit was produced. There are a lot of other early details on the kit that didn't last until Apollo 11 - eight ullage rockets on the S-II interstage, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I think it was the only complete Saturn V in existence at the time the kit was produced. There are a lot of other early details on the kit that didn't last until Apollo 11 - eight ullage rockets on the S-II interstage, for example.

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    Well, I guess they have only had 50-odd years to reflect the livery and configuration actually flown... ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel View Post
    Well, I guess they have only had 50-odd years to reflect the livery and configuration actually flown... ��
    And they keep making "lunar landing anniversary" reissues of the same old tooling, with pictures of the moon landing on the box art.

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