1/48th Scale Saturn V

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The original resin capsule's shoulder was too large and I don't possess a lathe to turn it down. So I chucked this as well and found a company called Shapeways online who sent me a 3D printed capsule.
 

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Shapeways Capsule on the left, stock piece that came with the kit on the right. More defined in detail the Shapeways CM is.
 

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Drilling out the windows to install window frames. You can see the frames to the center right.
 

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Window frames installed and the RCS nozzle openings have been drilled out.
 

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Amazing level of detail you're putting into this. Going to be beyond impressive when she flies
 

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Thank you very much. It's been labor intensive to say the least due to its size. A lot of primer, fillers and paint. The glue has been minimal. It's all in the finishing. Just like doing body work on a car. The easy part was the actual building. Finishing is a bear. Masking things off is the Achilles Heel for me on this.
 

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The SLA and IU from Shapeways. The two are separate pieces simply dry fitted for picture taking. The IU will be painted separately. Much easier than taping off.
 

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I'll be focusing on the upper section first in getting it painted. Then on to the larger, more involved booster section.
 

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Impressive amount of work and detail here. Impressive to see this launch. I watched a friend launch a 24" 3D printed version just last week.
 

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