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Old 22-02-2007, 01:03 AM   #1
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I've been working on this for about a month (collecting the various needed kits in the last 2 years). . . definitely a learning experience.

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Old 22-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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Those babies must weigh a bit!
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Old 22-02-2007, 07:24 PM   #3
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Two years... gee, a new guy!! Wink
'The Twins' are looking very nice! What's the story with all the kit castings? The 1B's I understand, but the Saturn V's?
The cost of the kits wasn't so bad considering it was spread over almost 2 years. But the costs of mould making materials were pretty costly (mostly because it was trial and error for me and before I knew it most of the moulds were unusable so it was back to the store for more Por-A-Molds). The Saturn Vs were pretty straight forward, moulded and casted the same way as the 1bs. . . but much more material.
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Old 22-02-2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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And how! I used small ply wood for the center boxes. But mostly the weight was due to the Saturn Vs stage 2 and interstages being solid castings. I'm working on practising slush-cast methods, that is when I have enough money to afford more casting material
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A 'brace' of Hawks, cool, looking good so far.
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Old 23-02-2007, 09:45 AM   #6
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I'm working on practising slush-cast methods, that is when I have enough money to afford more casting material
Wouldn't it have been cheaper just to buy the Airfix Saturn V kits?
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I was just wondering that myself. Whats the reason for casting the Saturn V's?
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Old 27-02-2007, 11:23 PM   #8
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Wouldn't it have been cheaper just to buy the Airfix Saturn V kits?
I think with the final bid and shipping it would have been around the same cost (give or take a few). At the time I was so over Ebay I didn't want to do any bidding for a while. But this also gave me the opportunity to brush up on casting skills.
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Doh!! The council just came round to collect any unwanted bulky household items from our street and I threw out an old mattress - and right there in front of my face were the plastic mattress air-vent buttons used for the Hawk vertical jets!!
How come that I spent all that time replicating my Hawks and I never once thought of looking at my mattress for the darned buttons!!!
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Well, I hope you managed to reclaim those buttons before it was too late!
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:11 PM   #11
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I was taking two co-workers and a visiting producer to the station in my car a couple of years ago when I spied an old mattress dumped over the gate on a bit of waste land as we drove by. I think it surprised them when I reversed up, got out and proceeded to cut the plastic buttons out of the side. Nobody said a word when I got in again and I simply said, "don't ask!"
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Old 13-03-2007, 11:34 PM   #12
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I was taking two co-workers and a visiting producer to the station in my car a couple of years ago when I spied an old mattress dumped over the gate on a bit of waste land as we drove by. I think it surprised them when I reversed up, got out and proceeded to cut the plastic buttons out of the side. Nobody said a word when I got in again and I simply said, "don't ask!"
That's great, I love that! If I only I were that lucky to come across a similar find.
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Drumeagish, nice work indeed! Just curious what did you use for the Hawk's cmd, Jim's castings or your own creation and do you plan to have an interior? By the way how is your 44" coming, any new pictures?
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