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Airfix Saturn V

62.0k 232287168147825  7 months ago
Auto Credit Based on Falkenwut's **CLOSED** Airfix Challenge **CLOSED**

My entry for the Airfix Challenge.

This is definitely not an easy snap-together kit to build; only serious people with lots of patience and the drive to see the end reward should build this. It takes me one hour to assemble one kit, and for you guys probably 1.5-3 hours, since you are not gifted with the knowledge of exactly what to do.

There are more than 60 pieces to this kit and two possible stands you can pick from- a vertical display stand or a horizontal staged view stand. You can even improvise and create a cross-section view by only using one stage half per stage, or by using xray. I based it off my 1/144 Revell kit. I did have a lot of fun with this challenge idea, so thanks to Falken for that. Oh boy the road to get here was tough though.

Note: This is DIFFERENT from the functional Saturn V I plan on posting, which currently is in WIP form and has 1,200 parts, along with the Launch Umbilical Tower (not a kit). The one thing I stole from that Saturn V was the LES system.

Many pieces simply “click” together as long as you are patient and precise, but some require nudging, and rarer some pieces do clip. I have pre-subdivided the parts so that you can create the scale color pattern easily. I designed this directly as a kit in mind by doing each part separately, not from a full build broken up into multiple parts.

Building Instructions

Timelapse Video (OLD)

Assembled Model (stacked)

Assembled model (staged)

I have a 3d printer. This ain't meant to be printed.

BIG Thank you to Destroyerz117 for a great set of text blocks for use as decals.

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor **CLOSED** Airfix Challenge **CLOSED**
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 39.0ft (11.9m)
  • Length 39.5ft (12.1m)
  • Height 4.0ft (1.2m)
  • Empty Weight 14,960lbs (6,786kg)
  • Loaded Weight 14,960lbs (6,786kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 205.9lbs/ft2 (1,005.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 72.7ft2 (6.8m2)
  • Drag Points 14283

Parts

  • Number of Parts 977
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @Falkenwut lol

    6 months ago
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    29.7k Falkenwut

    @NumbersNumbersTheMan Unfortunately not, The models are very high in part number and My PC would crash to make it work...

    6 months ago
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    @Falkenwut epic, are you still making the display case ?

    6 months ago
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    29.7k Falkenwut

    Congratulations @232287168147825, this model has reached 2nd place in the Airfix competition!
    Scoring:
    personal preference - 5pts
    challenge of build - 4pts
    smoothness - 10pts
    game part efficiency - 3pts
    pose complexity - 2pts
    extra detail - 4pts
    kit frame - 10pts
    instructions -23pts
    Deductions:
    -2pts Bottom part clipping
    -2pts Booster parts clipping
    -2pts Piping parts clipping

    6 months ago
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    lol 250 downloads
    the challenge is too high

    6 months ago
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    8,564 Zanedavid

    Noooo!!! you can’t just make a model rocket in a plane simulator game!

    haha rocket go brrrrr!

    +1 7 months ago
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    8,266 DuceAnchovy

    I always wanted to help my brother with these kits, but he didn't let me. Mostly because I always broke stuff xD

    7 months ago
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    1,714 Y

    Oh, yeah, I’ve done many models. I’ll see if there’s better quality alternatives @232287168147825

    7 months ago
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    @TotallynotAnoob1000 If you've made lots of models before, you may find it a "revell" level of quality (not much). However, if you don't do many models, it's a good choice, as long as you can paint well in order to correctly paint the detail over the corrugated surface

    7 months ago
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    1,714 Y

    Is the Revell kit a good kit? I’m thinking of buying it.

    7 months ago
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    GOOD JOB!

    +1 7 months ago
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    29.7k Falkenwut

    fantastic build!! I will build it as soon as I can :D

    +2 7 months ago
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    @SupremeDorian thanks!

    7 months ago
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    Very nice! Being a SR2 moderator originally, I always like when I see a rocket on this site haha. Also, I've gone ahead and made this a successor to the challenge, as requested. @232287168147825

    +4 7 months ago
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    @SodiumChloride thanks for the spotlight

    +1 7 months ago
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    @SodiumChloride wtf I did

    7 months ago
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    @FinnReignSUPREME thanks!

    +1 7 months ago
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    It's been 15 days since that video, but here it is @Mikey101234 @starmang10

    7 months ago
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    5,352 Araknid

    gets SimpleRockets 2 vibes

    7 months ago
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    @asteroidbook345 lol yeah, I had to cut some decals to get it under
    edit: thanks for the spotlight!

    7 months ago
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    @falkenwut
    sorry, it didn't log as successor at all. hopefully the mods will fix it

    edit: nvm

    +1 7 months ago
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    9,904 _LGNDRY_

    MUAHAHA I HAVE THE ORIGINAL ONE YOU UPLOADED THEN DELETED

    7 months ago
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    @blackhattaircraft
    @SodiumChloride
    here you go, it finally uploaded

    7 months ago
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    @BoganBoganTheWoman @Noname918181 @Feanor
    here you go. it finally uploaded

    7 months ago
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    @SupremeDorian @EternalDarkness can you make this a successor of this challenge?

    7 months ago
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