Smithsonian Saturn V Model?

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Gary Weaver II

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Just found one up in the attic still in the box and everything. Anyone know what the value is for one of these now? Is this a repop of the Airfix kit?

-Gary
 

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yodakiller1138

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It's the same as the Airfix kit. Check Ebay. They are going for over 100.00 now. I just got 2 of them so I can do a SS Galactica. A few years ago they were selling for 40.00
 

star-art

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$100??? Holy Frak.. :eek I paid $20 for mine, sure wish I had bought more. This one is on more SS models than just about any other kit.
 

Boba Flint

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(yodakiller1138 @ Apr 22 2006, 09:26 AM) [snapback]1231096[/snapback]</div>
It's the same as the Airfix kit. Check Ebay. They are going for over 100.00 now. I just got 2 of them so I can do a SS Galactica. A few years ago they were selling for 40.00
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But did you read the auction. Those are orginal release kits/ boxes. Not the re-release Smithsonian or Airfix label.
 

swhite228

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Boba Flint @ Apr 23 2006, 05:31 AM) [snapback]1231582[/snapback]</div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(yodakiller1138 @ Apr 22 2006, 09:26 AM) [snapback]1231096[/snapback]
It's the same as the Airfix kit. Check Ebay. They are going for over 100.00 now. I just got 2 of them so I can do a SS Galactica. A few years ago they were selling for 40.00
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But did you read the auction. Those are orginal release kits/ boxes. Not the re-release Smithsonian or Airfix label.
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The price is still way up there.
This kit is used all over the place like the Airfi Harrier and the Tamiya 8rad.
 

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bcgd

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Just to clarify the two kits in question are different scales. The Airfix is 1/144 and the Revell is 1/96.
 

swhite228

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bcgd @ Apr 30 2006, 10:30 AM) [snapback]1235965[/snapback]</div>
Just to clarify the two kits in question are different scales. The Airfix is 1/144 and the Revell is 1/96.
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Yes and No.
The Airfix kit is 1/144
Revell/ Monogram made both a 1/96 and a 1/144 scale Saturn 5. While the 1/144 kit was produced by Monogram, it has turned up in places in Revell boxes.
Depending on the day and whose bidding this kit goes for $50+ on ebay

The 1/96 Sat5 was released as a Revell kit, and was re-released last year. It runs around $95.00 if you can find it in a shop, $100+ on ebay.
 

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star-art

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The re-issued Airfix kits up to and including the 1990s are the same as the vintage version, except for a different base. The most recent re-issue, however, was a partial re-tool. It still contains most of the same parts though.
 

scotthothpatrol

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The re-issued Airfix kits up to and including the 1990s are the same as the vintage version, except for a different base. The most recent re-issue, however, was a partial re-tool. It still contains most of the same parts though.
Thanks for the info that's interesting to know
 

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ajmadison

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If my memory serves, Airfix corrected the woefully undersize CSM on the kit. This also modified the SLA which attached the SM to the S IV-B. But I do not recall any modifications to the rest of the kit. So for those of you looking to use the S-IC and S-II tank halves for various studio scale builds, you should be okay.
 

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