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Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This is a re-release of the 30 year-old Airfix kit which still builds up to a very impressive and large model, the old Airfix Saturn V suffered from some dimensional innacuracies - the Command and service modules at the top of the S-IVB stage were too narrow, giveing the rocket a very odd and narrow appearance in its upper sections. Thankfully the 40th Anniversary release corrects this flaw with a new sprue section containing the revised parts. The command module however is still the original so If you wish to remove the escape tower and boost protective cover at the top you'll be dissapointed to see the vastly undersized Command Module underneath, its small issue though.

That aside the rest of the rocket still looks as good as it did all those years ago, each of the stages twists and locks bayonet-style into each other so the assembled rocket fits together very securely, naturally some detail is compromised because of this and also around the engine assemblies where in reality you'd see an endless network of piping and wiring but there's plenty of scope to add this if you feel your skills are up to the task.

Get one, build it, and display it - the Saturn V still reigns as the most powerful, complex, and successful machines ever built by man, and it looks great on your desk !
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 30 March 2010
If you are interested in the Moon landings and the 'Space Race' you'll like this kit. It's not cheap, and is showing its age a bit now, but as long as you don't look too closely the finished model looks very impressive. The separate stages are removable, so the model can be used to explain how the real rocket was used. If, like me, you watch the mighty Saturn V launches with awe, then treat yourself to this kit - it really does look good standing ready for launch next to my TV !
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on 8 December 2014
XMas present for the boy, he will love it.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2013
if you love the apollo programme you cant help but to love this rocket

there are some errors in the instructions though , airfix doesn have the paintwork instructions right for the saturn v here, and i had to refer to photographs on goole and dvds to see how it actually was. also a couple of parts were numbered incorrectly, and some transfers were a puzzle.. where do they go? no idea?

painting the LEM was a challenge because the instruction wasnt clear either, along with the colour indications

its a great model to have around and i love it, but i think airfix have been a bit careless with the instructions on this one
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