- Jan 29, 2019
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This is a great post. Thanks for taking the time to research. I was confused by what the problem was, but I understand it now. You can even see how the access panels all line up in the original picture.I was trying to find a picture of the Apollo 11 Saturn V to illustrate the discrepancy in the wraps, just to understand it better myself.
So, to clarify, the kit instructions and wraps will work fine and make a fully functional rocket, but they don't exactly match the layout of the actual historical rocket. If you follow the instructions and use the existing wraps, the model kit will build fine and line up the dowels with each other per the instructions.
Hard to find a picture without the tank covered in ice/frost and on that side of the tower. This picture shows how the kit wraps are laid out, side by side with a photo from Apollo 13 and where the mismatch with the historical rocket occurs:
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I could not find a similar picture of Apollo 11 on that side, I assume it would be similar.
The fix is easy enough, but no one’s gonna know it’s off if you don’t do it. Not sure why some people lost their minds on FB.