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PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb 2010 16:30 pm 
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A direct comparison of the two Saturn Vs. The Airfix is almost OOB the Revell was extensively modified for accuracy. Of the two Airfix is much more accurate (still has its issues though) especially with the new tooling.
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That Revell is a big old beast, the Airfix model looks pretty impressive on it's own, but next to the Revell it looks like a baby!

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Richard M wrote:
That Revell is a big old beast, the Airfix model looks pretty impressive on it's own, but next to the Revell it looks like a baby!


The Airfix now resides on my bookshelf, but the Revell has to stand on the floor, neither are allowed on the mantelpiece  :(

Looking forward to the Vostock, Saturn 1B and Skylab.

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Hey 4D

Great comparison there, and I thought that my Airfix one looked a beast, the Revell is huge.

I am also very much looking forwad to this year's re-releases, especially the Vostock be great to have the two firsts rockets sitting side by side.

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Excellent build-ups, nice to see them side by side.  I have the Revell kit but would have to admit it is definitely not on the go list for quite some time, my lap just not big enough to take the build.


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Nice builds! Unfortunately, the Vostok and Saturn IB have been delayed to 2011.

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Thanks for the update Steven, do you know if the Skylab Saturn V is still expected this year?  :(

I intend to build the Revell (Monogram) 1/48 Eagle LM next including the resin and etched parts from New Ware, therefore I might be ready by 2011 for the Airfix rockets.  :D

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Yes, I presume so. The Airfix web site shows the Vostok and Saturn IB being delayed to 2011, but no mention is made for the Skylab Saturn V.

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Found you at last. Very nice builds there, looking forward to the LEM,
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Thanks chadders. Slow progress but hopefully steady. Posted another pic on the "models on the go" thread.

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Found you at last. Very nice builds there, looking forward to the LEM,
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LEM is now here http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/about19208.html

and a build thread here http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/about19206.html

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I wonder why a reissue would get delayed? It's not like the tooling's incomplete.

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I guess Airfix had so much on its plate that it had to decide that some kits had to be delayed, with the Saturn IB being one of those.

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Great job on the Revell (and Airfix too) Saturn V! I just finished a pair of them and am ready to start a third. Nice to see what others have done.


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Very nice pair of Saturn rockets. I have a 1/96 scale Saturn V (Revell model from the 70's) that I've restored. Does anyone know if a 1/96 scale Saturn 1 or 1B was ever produced? It would be great to have a pair at the same scale. I see that the Saturn 1 here is a 1/144th, which still looks pretty nice...


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I've had my eye on Saturn V kits and after market stuff for over 25 years, and I've never seen a 1/96 Saturn 1 or 1B. If anyone knows of such a kit, let us know!


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Goodfibes wrote:
I've had my eye on Saturn V kits and after market stuff for over 25 years, and I've never seen a 1/96 Saturn 1 or 1B. If anyone knows of such a kit, let us know!


Not sure if you're still looking for an answer to this question, but resin kits are available here:

http://martins-models.co.uk/Sales/96/96.htm

I've never built any of the rocket kits but I have bought the 1:96 Apollo CSM with Boost Protective Cover, for the Revell Saturn V I'm renovating, and the quality is excellent.

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Thanks very much for the reply GordonD! Yes I was still looking for the answer and you provided it, thanks a bunch! I'll order myself one of those to complement the Saturn V. I have used the NewWare aftermarket kits for a pair of 1/96 Saturn Vs and they give great results.


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