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    Sheri's Saturn V.

    If you've been following my Mercury Redstone by Sheri, you know that I'm more than likely going to build her Saturn V next. I've been gathering some extra detail parts for this model from different manufacturers. Oz Mods sent me some detailed parts for the ullage motors and fairings around the interstage adapter ring and second stage in general. From Real Space, I got a very detailed set for both the CM and SM consisting of resin and metal etched parts. Also from Shapeways I ordered the IU and SLA with great detail work on them too. All at 1/48th scale. This will probably be the build thread for this rocket and I'm very excited to get going on it!

    "Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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    I was seriously considering buying the Saturn 1B from Sheri's until I read the fine print:

    "Rocket stand not included."



    Hi, my name is Sean, and I am a Rockaholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ Brat View Post
    I was seriously considering buying the Saturn 1B from Sheri's until I read the fine print:

    "Rocket stand not included."


    Hence the name. I've always wondered how many times she's fallen off those stilts.
    "Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Hence the name. I've always wondered how many times she's fallen off those stilts.

    I have always wanted to be there to catch her.
    Hi, my name is Sean, and I am a Rockaholic.

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    I've got photos of some of the detail parts. I stand corrected here, I stated one manufacturer was Real Space, it is New Ware instead. Some of these parts I won't be using for obvious reasons. Not all of the radiator panels are present as I've got them tack glued on the SM tube.
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    "Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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    My eyes hurt just looking at that detail.

    Anyone know why Sheri got banned from TRF?

    John S. ---- NAR #96911 ---- TRA #15253 ---- MDRA #067 ---- BARC #028
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-mite View Post
    Anyone know why Sheri got banned from TRF?
    She was banned huh? I wonder why. Seems like it doesn't take much sometimes...

    Steven - based on your skills showcased by your MR, I'm sure this build will be awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-mite View Post
    My eyes hurt just looking at that detail.

    Anyone know why Sheri got banned from TRF?
    I'm guessing it had something to do with her ranting on about customers and the like.
    "Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusSRG View Post
    She was banned huh? I wonder why. Seems like it doesn't take much sometimes...

    Steven - based on your skills showcased by your MR, I'm sure this build will be awesome!
    Thank you Marcus.
    "Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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    Here is the SLA/IU piece from Shapeways I ordered. It will ship out on August 12th. http://www.shapeways.com/product/WKW...365&li=ostatus.
    "Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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    Wow the detail on that rocket looks great!
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    Wow, you could fake a moon landing with the stuff at that site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-mite View Post

    Anyone know why Sheri got banned from TRF?

    You really don't wanna go there. Look it up, but don't hijack this thread. Puleeeze!
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    Oh no, no, wasn't trying to hijack...that was included along with a relevant comment and I only said that because it was mentioned. Should have known better, I am not a fan of stirring the waters and what results. I will look it up. Carry on!

    I look forward to seeing this Saturn V build if it happens!

    Edit: Yeah, looked it up, messy!
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    I have a problem here. For the life of me, I can't find the instruction pamphlet to this kit. I've misplaced them somewhere but figured they're lost for now. Does anyone know or can find a set on the internet for me to download? I haven't found anything.
    "Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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    Contact Red Arrow Hobbies, I believe he owns SHR now.
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    Can't wait to see you build this Saturn V !!!

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    I've emailed Dave at Red Arrow Hobbies and he said he'll send the manual out to me soon. I've ordered some Bondo and new scrapers to begin filling in the spirals. To make less work for me, I'll mark off where the corrugated wraps will go and simply fill the spirals that will be visible. This ain't no Tiny Tim.
    "Meters Mr. Towns, meters."

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    Just got the SLA in today from Shapeways. I'm very satisfied with this product! Sheri's model does not have this detail so this will be a great addition. There will be some fitting to get everything to adapt this product to this particular kit, but it is minor. I anticipate no insurmountable problems.
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    Last edited by Steven; 5th August 2015 at 11:44 PM.
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    It looks incredible already even though you have just started! I have one of the original kits. Like you, I plan to use it as a starting point. But, I don't think I will take it as far as you are. My basic plans are to replace the capsule and fins with more realistic ones and make it fly on a cluster of five motors.

    I will be following your thread for inspiration! Thanks.

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    wow!! that looks awesome! Is that the Instument Unit as well as the SLA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Just got the SLA in today from Shapeways. I'm very satisfied with this product! Sheri's model does not have this detail so this will be a great addition. There will be some fitting to get everything to adapt this product to this particular kit, but it is minor. I anticipate no insurmountable problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJRick View Post
    wow!! that looks awesome! Is that the Instument Unit as well as the SLA?
    Yes, it is.
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    What is the base diameter of Sheri's Saturn V
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    What is the base diameter of Sheri's Saturn V
    Sheri's Hot Rockets Saturn V is 8.25" in diameter.

    -- Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadebox View Post
    Sheri's Hot Rockets Saturn V is 8.25" in diameter.

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    That's with the fins, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody's Workshop View Post
    That's with the fins, correct?
    That would be the OD of the main tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody's Workshop View Post
    That's with the fins, correct?
    No, that's the lower body tube diameter (which is correct for 1/48th scale). The fin span is approximately 16".

    -- Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadebox View Post
    Sheri's Hot Rockets Saturn V is 8.25" in diameter.

    -- Roger
    Thank you.

    You could cluster 5 x 54mm engines if you wanted to... hmmmm...
    Last edited by Shade; 15th August 2015 at 02:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    Thank you.

    You could cluster 5 x 54mm engines if you wanted to... hmmmm...
    I'm planning to build mine with a central 54mm motor plus four 38mm motors.
    -- Roger

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    Been thinking about this more and more but it still sits languishing away in my garage.

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