1/48th Scale Saturn V

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The aft interstage that originally came with the kit consisted of two molded resin pieces. However, when butted together, there was a half inch gap. I chucked them and used .030" sheet styrene as a replacement. I straightened out the seam later with a knife before applying the individual 1 mm stringers.
 

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I've been using drawings from David Weeks to plot out additional details to incorporate. These have been invaluable.
 
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These are four scratchbuilt umbilical connectors and fill and drain vents. These will go on the bottom of the first stage.
 

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Air dams that go on either side of the lower fin shrouds. Scratch built.
 

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The upper section of the second stage with umbilical connectors, access panel, fill and drain vents and assorted antennae and telemetry antenna.
 

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Once again, using David Week' drawings I continued to replicate more detail.
 

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One of the other issues with this kit. The white resin piece came with the kit, the drawing shows the true scale, while I made a replacement out of balsa.
 

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An even more out of scale piece. The strip to the left is what the balsa pieces are made out of by laminatinating them three layers wide and three high.
 

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Spirals are being filled along with scratch built systems tunnels. I've used pinstriping tape to create panel lines.
 

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