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  1. Dragon 1/72 scale quick review: What can I say, it’s big! The box is just as big and it comes well packed and partly assembled as their other kits do in this range. I will break it down into the stages: S-IC first stage The paint work is not very crisp where the natural metal paint meets the black paint on the fairings. The F-1 Engines are a very tight fit and I would widen the holes a little before I put them on as they are a push fit. The stab fins are so tight I left mine off until I widen the slots as if you push them on you will never get them off again. The engines are a good starting point to detail them up and the thrust chambers are open. The fuel tank domes are in place but the top dome has a hole in it as it is moulded that way. The reason is the base has a metal rod that extends from the base through the center engine and up into the bottom of the first stage bottom fuel tank dome to support the rocket on its base. They moulded one dome and it has the hole it for the rod so the top one has it also. Paintwork and decals are ok only for a display piece but not for a serious model. S-II second stage This stage has the fuel tank domes in it also but the interstage is glued to the bottom of this stage so it not removable. The engines are there but show mould marks and are simplified at best. They do have open thrust chambers so all is not lost. Paint work is as I said before about the S-IC stage. My gripe with this stage is that it has some seams lines on each side where the stage was glued together and has not been sanded and finished off. S-IVB third stage This stage has the fuel tank domes and is reasonably well done. The engine again is simplified. SLA adaptor This piece is the same as what’s included in the Apollo 9 kit only now the instrument ring is moulded onto it. Now for the bad news. There is no LEM included in the kit at all. Inside the SLA is empty. CSM This is the plastic version from their unassembled kit. The CSM is not metal and the Boost Protective cover is glued onto the CM. It is not removable. There is no radar supplied on the CSM either. Conclusion: I am a little disappointed that the interstages do not separate and I was expecting a LEM to be included in the price. As a display piece for those that do not want a super accurate Saturn V it will look good on display to those that see it, just don’t take it down to your local chapter for the guys to see it. Then this is what this kit was made for, those that just want one to display. From looking at the model it was moulded as kit and you can see the breakdown for it. I could even write the instructions for it just by looking at mine. I hope it will be released as an unassembled kit. Trouble is do you buy one of the preassembled kits or wait and hope that they release it as an unassembled kit. I’ve taken the easy way out and bought one assembled. I will display it and if the unassembled kit comes out I will buy one and super detail it and finish it with a good paintjob. This one I will then strip down and rebuild it as a Skylab launch vehicle. It will be easy to disassemble it if that what you want to do and rebuild it. Don’t get me wrong this is a good three footer display piece and is very impressive. If Dragon had spent a little more time on the construction of this kit and the paintwork it would be a great model from the box. I’m happy with mine and for $200 dollars it’s a good buy. Super detailers will be kept busy for years with this one. As it stands out of the box it is a better Saturn V than the old Revell 1/96 scale kit. Did I say it was big!! Sorry for the quality of the photos as I used my phone so all could at least see today what I am writing about. Note: Thier are no access hatches or umbilical connections anywhere on this model. It is if they never existed on the real Saturn V. Photos: http://s1006.photobu...6/cunumdrum/SV/ Cheers
  2. ZM Super wings 1/32 scale A-1H Skyraider accessories: Brass gun barrels Brass landing gear Resin Wheels Color cockpit set (photo etched) Airframe set (photo etched) Engine Set (photo etched) $80.00 for the complete set shipping included. Was 145.00 tobuy originally. Meteor 1/32 scale F-4B/N conversion sets. F-4B/N Airframe conversion set 1 (Wings and other parts) F-4B/N Airframe conversion set 2 (New Nose cone and tailPlanes). Cam Decals F-4B VF-51 Two sets included and one set high andlow vis walkways. Asking 200.00 for the complete package. On EBay set no 1 went for over 300.00US. Tamiya 32 scale F-4J marines version includes Aires resin cockpitset Aires Resin Afterburner cans Eduard color cockpit set Eduard Color Placard set CAM Decals high and low vis walkways $150.00 for the package Italeri 32 scale F-86F Sabre (Kinetic Kit), X 2 Harold's 32 scale resin cockpit, gun panel and nose cone Aires speed brakes x2 Eduard color cockpitphoto etch set Eduard Exterior set and canopy mask 32 scale True Details external power cart Hamilton hobbies 32 scale CAC sabre resin conversion anddecals with spare Kinetic fuselage front half's F-86 Squadron walkaround. Asking $150 for the complete package. Special Hobby 32 scale P-39Q $40.00 Academy 32 scale F/A-18 items G factor F/A -18 brass landing gear for the Academy 32 scaleHornet $10.00 Eduard F/A-18 Hornet mesh 32-111 $5.00 Eduard F/A-18 Hornet Placards 32-508 $5.00 Eduard F/A-18 Hornet Exhaust 32-105 $10.00 Aires F/A-18 Exhausts $5.00 Fightertown decals 32001 Big Bandit Charlie's $5.00 Take all the F/A-18 parts for $30.00 Thanks for looking. All prices are in Aust Dollars and itemsare located in Australia. Will separate packages if no takers. Drop me a line if anything is of interest to you separatelyor make me an offer on items. Trades: Looking for Trumpeter 32 scale Su-27 and aftermarket for thiskit.
  3. ZM Super wings 1/32 scale A-1H Skyraider accessories: Brass gun barrels Brass landing gear Resin Wheels Color cockpit set (photo etched) Airframe set (photo etched) Engine Set (photo etched) $100.00 for the complete set shipping included. Was 145.00to buy originally. Meteor 1/32 scale F-4B/N conversion sets. F-4B/N Airframe conversion set 1 (Wings and other parts) F-4B/N Airframe conversion set 2 (New Nose cone and tailPlanes). Cam Decals F-4B VF-51 Two sets included. Asking 230.00 for the complete package. On EBay set no 1 one went for over 300.00US. Tamiya 32 scale F-4J marines version $ 120.00 includes theAires resin cockpit set. Special Hobby 32 scale X-15A2 with dolly and fuel tanks. $50.00 Thanks for looking. All prices are in Aust Dollars and itemsare located in Australia.
  4. Mark, I plan on stripping both of mine and repainting them and adding custom decals to replicate Apollo 17 and Skylab. Using the Weeks drawings as reference. Presently I am designing the 1/72 scale LUT and will have the pad sections laser cut from acrylic. I want to offer this to anyone that is interested. It will be only the basic pad itself and you will have to build the tower structure yourself. I just hope Daragon have got it right with this one. If so it will sell really well. Cheers
  5. Just got word from Hobbylink Japan that my two Saturn V's have been shipped today. So all those that are waiting for this kit, the wait will soon be over. I will post pics as soon as I get it. I plan to make one of them as Skylab with a new turned aluminum shroud.
  6. Hey Chris, I sent you an email to your zactoman addy. Hope you got it ok ?
  7. I have the following Kits for sale. I have tried to keep the prices down due to postage costs for the buyers. Will ship worldwide via Postal service. Shipping is extra. Prices in Aus. Dollars. I take PayPal. Kits will be shipped ex Australia Fisher Models F9F-5 Panther $ 140.00 Fisher Models F9F-2 Panther $ 140.00 Trumpeter separate kits or take the meal deal:) F6F- 3 Hellcat (Some parts of the trees) Complete $40.00 Includes Superscale decals VF-17 Shark mouth. F8F-2 Bearcat (Some parts of the trees) Complete $ 40.00 Includes Aires Wheel bays, Eduard color Cockpit Placards and SAC landing gear. F4U-4 Corsair (Some Parts of the trees) Complete $50.00 Includes Master casters cowl ring and Eduard 32-123 Exterior set. Take all three Trumpeter kits for $110 Trade items I am looking for: 32 scale SU-27 or SU-27 detail sets, F-14, and or detail sets, A-7E and detail sets. Thanks for looking.
  8. Excellent work! It came out really nice with the CE tile decals. I like the way you have paid attention to the SRB's and the seal on the segment rings. What color did you use on the ET? Really nice job once agian.
  9. Chris, they are coming along beautifully! I agree that it is better the way you have designed it with the forward preramp as part of the intake. It will at least keep everything square. I think the cut you have to make is not that difficult. I have an idea about that boattail and will drop you a line offboard if that ok? Really great job on those intakes! How soon before the A-7 part are available once more?
  10. Chris, I'm sorry to hear that things are slow. I'll have to go and place and order for some of your stuff for the SU-27. Every little bit will help I guess. Have you thought of taking preorders for your F-14 intakes to generate some cash to keep going? Your one of the only venders that I would be happy to place a preorder with. I'm off to buy some stuff from yur website.
  11. Chris, this is great news!! I knew I didn't buy 4 of the Trumpy F-14's for nothing! So where do I send the blank check? Put me down for 4 sets. Question: Would you ever consider later, doing and early boat tail for the Trumpy F-14? Great work on those intakes and I cannot wait to see the finished product, but you are going to be very busy casting these and getting them out the door!
  12. They work well but are not very accurate. Thier VF-1 and VF-31 decals are not accurate at all and best to buy them from Hobby Easy if you want to buy with less worry about being ripped off. HTH
  13. You need to check this Tamiya F-14A Tomcat build out. I found it on a French modelling website. This guy is incredible with this build. Here's the link: http://fighters.forumactif.com/t21641-f-14...-fuselage-ailes
  14. Excellent work!!!! Your attention to detail and painting is great. It really looks superb!Great job. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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