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.
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.
- Wing Loading 205.9lbs/ft2 (1,005.3kg/m2)
- Wing Area 72.7ft2 (6.8m2)
- Drag Points 14283
- Number of Parts 977
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 2,310