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4.0 out of 5 stars A good model of the greatest machine ever built
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...
Published on 30 Jun 2010 by Mr. John R. D. Morrey

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3.0 out of 5 stars paintowrk
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...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good model of the greatest machine ever built, 30 Jun 2010
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit (Toy)
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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apollo Saturn V, 13 Feb 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit (Toy)
I bought this as a christmas present for my 57 year old dad who loves everything todo with space. And he loved it. it looks great when its finished, the only fault is that it doesnt come with paint or glue so u have to spend another £20 on them, other than that its brilliant.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Saturn V Rocket, 30 Mar 2010
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= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit (Toy)
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Apollo 11 model kit, 9 Jan 2014
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit (Toy)
Really enjoyed building this airfix Appllo 11 kit, took me back to my childhood!
The instructions were mostly well laid out, some of the part numbers were a bit difficult to see but apart from that well made. Best tip is to dry fit parts to test before gluing and if necessary use an emery board to lightly sand down any rough areas from the moulding process.
I'm may paint it at a later stage but it looks fine with the supplied decals and a bonus is all the rocket stages separate. Might have the model bug now, oh well out to the garden hut for me then!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Apollo rocket review, 14 April 2013
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decent model worth building :)

cab be awkward to assemble some parts, beginners may struggle with that. butits a good model for any space fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saturn V Model, 9 Oct 2011
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit (Toy)
Don't class this as a toy, but great memories of building this model at 14 years old, avidly following the Apollo program. The only bit that lets the model down, as did all those years back, is the strange way they modelled the Command Module with that odd cover which attaches the Escape Rocket, dont know why it was made this way with the inner part covered by the proper to scale our part, other than that great to have the model again, sitting on my mantle piece in the living room!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great model kit, 29 May 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit (Toy)
I purchased this for my husband for his birthday as he's keen on air fix and also anything to do with space and moon landings. It's a great kit although it's a lot bigger than expected
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saturn v, 9 April 2010
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Airfix A11170 Apollo Saturn V 1:144 Scale Series 11 Plastic Model Kit (Toy)
Bought this for my space loving hubby. He loved it. It's very quick to assemble. Does just what it says on the box.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars paintowrk, 15 Mar 2013
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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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