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Mystery Build - Solved. The Airfix 1/144 Saturn V
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Shouldn't take too long to guess this one. We'll start with the base board and backdrop...

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The backdrop is tall and narrow and a screwed butt joint didn't look like it was going to work so I cut some notches into the backdrop and put another piece of timber at the back to make up a slot for it to slot into!

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Start guessing fellas (the Phantom in the background has nothing to with this build).

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Saturn V


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I would have said the Stuka but you've already got a thread for that....

....unless of course you are going to make a giant pair of Stuka bookends :mrgreen:

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Aichi D3A1 Val ?

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Bruce got it - the Saturn V - always a favourite since I was a young kid - I was always into "space" - difficult not to be with a name like Alan Bean (fourth man to walk on the moon - Apollo 12).

As for the model - smoke added - not sure if this will work but I'll be creative with the poster paints and add cotton wool and should get a rough approximation of the box art I hope. I was going to go bigger with the smoke but what you see here is an entire can of foam and I ain't made of money!

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Here is the baseboard stippled with Gesso primer. A few more coats will be needed I think.

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... and the start of the show after a coat of Halfords Appliance White.

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OH WOW, I have an idea where its going and can't wait to see it.

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Oh yes, most excellent. This kit takes me back a good few years, my mates and I back then were all into space as the Apollo programme was in full swing at the time.

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Wow, exhaust plume in a can!

BTW. Is that jar of brushes in the lower stage?

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I just can't get past that HUGE clump of popcorn!

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WIP Report.
Time for some mounting. I found a stiff metal rod saved from a long discarded display cabinet if I remember correctly (diorama builders throw NOTHING away!)

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I had to carefully pull off the inner engine nozzle that has previously been glued in place before notions of turning this build into a CBBA project had surfaced.
I thought it would have to be scrapped but then realised I could cut the tip off and slide it back in place over the rod.

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I cleaned up the plastic, teased out a small indentation in the centre as a guide for the first drill and then opened up the hole with gradually increasing size of drill bits - slowly and carefully. I eventually got a nice tight hole for the rod to stop the rocket body moving about once mounted in the baseboard.

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I took the assembled rocket and positioned it to gauge the correct angle for the hole in the baseboard to best match the picture on the box art - again starting with a pilot hole and opening it up to get a nice tight fit for the rod.

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This diorama is big - I had to stand on a chair for this shot...
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Last shot before breaking it down for decaling and then painting the baseboard and backdrop.

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I am going to wimp out as far as the falling control tower is concerned because it is difficult to see with clarity on the box art - I had toyed with doing it in low relief but will now just paint it on, so the rocket and smoke effect are the central focus.

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Very impressive build dio so far! A truly "large" idea!

I cant wait to see the finished article,

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Very dynamic!

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That looks great Al, some excellent dio building there.

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Wow it looks amazing! Great work, Al. The smoke is really good. Still think it's oversized popcorn though. :ha:

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Wow it looks amazing! Great work, Al. The smoke is really good. Still think it's oversized popcorn though. :ha:

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When I first applied the foam to the flat board my wife couldn't get over how much it looked like whipped cream - it was all I could do to stop her dipping her fingers in it and licking them - fortunately the foam hardens up after 15-20 minutes!

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