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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2013 18:12 pm 
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I'm continuing on my occasional mission to build models of most of the various versions of Saturn rocket that were proposed to NASA under the guise of studies to improve performance. It is now the turn of the Saturn II, which used the Saturn V's S-II second stage as its first stage, omitting the S-IC.

Three versions of Saturn II were proposed - the INT-17 with 7 engines on the S-II stage ( originally planned to be HG-3 engine, but this was cancelled when it was found the J-2 would be cheaper to develop to give similar performance ), the INT-18 with 5 J-2 engines and four 120 inch solid boosters, and the INT-19 with 4, 8, or 12 boosters based on the Minuteman missile.

I built the INT-18 a couple of years ago, but have only now finished the other two versions.

As always, I start with a pic of the resin parts I made for the conversion.

INT-17 parts
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Various payload configurations possible, using the Airfix Skylab kit as the base
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And a pic of the base of the rocket
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INT-18

Part completed model, with resin parts for one of the boosters
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Finished model
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Base of rocket
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INT-19

Parts
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Finished

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Rocket’s base

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Currently on the workbench are another Saturn 1B variant ( INT-15, with 8 of the same boosters used by the INT-19 ) and an Ares 1

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2013 18:47 pm 
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Very nice piece of work, and a fascinating, little-known variation.

I'm glad you posted this, as I'd lost all my favourites when my PC crashed, and couldn't remember where I bought some of your lovely resin bits from. Now I can start working out what I need to buy from you. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Feb 2013 20:09 pm 
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Great stuff. I like the INT-18 best, I think.

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