Smithsonian Saturn V Model?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Gary Weaver II, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Gary Weaver II

    Gary Weaver II Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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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
     
  2. yodakiller1138

    yodakiller1138 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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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
     
  3. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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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.
     
  4. Boba Flint

    Boba Flint Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(yodakiller1138 @ Apr 22 2006, 09:26 AM) [snapback]1231096[/snapback]</div>

    But did you read the auction. Those are orginal release kits/ boxes. Not the re-release Smithsonian or Airfix label.
     
  5. swhite228

    swhite228 Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Boba Flint @ Apr 23 2006, 05:31 AM) [snapback]1231582[/snapback]</div>

    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.
     
  6. bcgd

    bcgd Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. swhite228

    swhite228 Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bcgd @ Apr 30 2006, 10:30 AM) [snapback]1235965[/snapback]</div>
    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.
     
  8. scotthothpatrol

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    Did ILM use the Monogram 1/144 Saturn V or just the Airfix?
     
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  9. y3a

    y3a Well-Known Member

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    ILM built their own models. You ARE talking about Apollo 13?
     
  10. scotthothpatrol

    scotthothpatrol Active Member

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    No i am referring to kits they used for kitbashing
     
  11. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just the Airfix.
     
  12. scotthothpatrol

    scotthothpatrol Active Member

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    thanks i guess i will sell my monogram kit
     
  13. Matte Painter

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  14. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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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.
     
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  15. scotthothpatrol

    scotthothpatrol Active Member

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    Thanks for the info that's interesting to know
     
  16. ajmadison

    ajmadison New Member

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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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