One of the Estes 1B kits will be built as Apollo 5. There is a Boyce nose on top of one of the boxes. The other Estes will be built stock as a Skylab flight. The two Boyce 1B's will be AS-203 and Apollo 7.I see the two variants of the Saturn V, are the two Saturn 1Bs also different?
Being just one guy, I can't literally work on all of them at once, but I am planning to have them all as open projects at once, as in if something is drying on one of them, I will move on and do something with another. Also, operations that are similar across multiple rockets, such as installing the plastic corrugated wraps on the Saturn V's and cutting the tubes for the Boyce models, will probably be done all at the same time for all models with that operation.This is quite a project you have ahead of you. Are you going to build them one at a time or all at one time?
Will there be a build thread on all of them?
If you need some extra capsules or anything I can help you with, just let me know.
Sirius offers resin capsule and fin parts in 1/100 scale as upgrades for the Estes kits. That’s what Antares means.I noticed you mentioned the Sirius Saturn V above. That, from my understanding, is indeed a beautiful model, but it's 1/64th scale, isn't it? Just curious... Love your backgrounds, air rockets, a tiny sandal, kids' toys... reminds me of when the grandkids are around!
I have a three year old daughter and usually build my LPR's on a dinner tray while sitting on the couch in the living room where all her toys are, with something fun on TV in the background. She required a little bit of training to know what was okay to touch and what wasn't, but in general there's no problem now building rockets with her in the room.Love your backgrounds, air rockets, a tiny sandal, kids' toys... reminds me of when the grandkids are around!
I have the Redstone next to my static 1/100 Saturn V. It's occurred to me that you've been flying a bit in that Redstone before you even pass the top of the Saturn! And I'm not sure which is crazier - getting on top of that teensy little ballistic missile with no recourse - you ARE coming back down, properly or other wise - or making your way to the top of that flying skyscraper and heading for the moon. As I've gotten older, I've really grown to appreciate the abilities, the discipline, and the raw courage of our 1960's astronauts. It still no small thing to go into orbit, but these early guys, yow!I admire your moxie. Looking forward to the build pictures !
(PS You should build the Boyce 1/100 Mercury Redstone to display with the Saturns. It really shows how humongous they are !)
Another way of looking at it is that you are coming back down whether your retros work or not. In that sense, the suborbital flights were less risky.you ARE coming back down, properly or other wise