In this project, we have gone big with the Apollo Saturn V Rocket – the space vehicle that transported the first man to the Moon! The real thing was 110m high. We worked on a 1:144 model, which has an impressive height of 77.5cm.
What could have influenced us to build this model, we wonder.
The sprues come in two colours, grey and white.
This kit comes with a detachable stand, which we thought was very handy.
The build was straightforward, we got to this stage in a day.
The model can be twisted apart to reveal the stages of the Apollo Saturn V. This allows you to see how the rocket stages separate and is also convenient for storage! Considering the size of the model, we decided to use an airbrush for the exterior shell. The interior and smaller parts were hand-painted.
We first primed the rocket and then airbrushed it white. Next, we used a combination of masking type and masking fluid to create the monochrome pattern. Here is the finished rocket!
The rocket experts amongst you might have spotted an error in the monochrome pattern. There was only two ways we could have possibly painted it and, unfortunately, we chose the wrong way!
The Adapter Panels surrounding the Lunar Module are released.
The Lunar Module standing on its landing legs.