Modeling Apollo
From this page you can launch to various topics which involve modeling the various NASA Saturn vehicles and hardware involved in or related to the Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s. The topics will range from materials and techniques to how-to treatments of specific prototypes and components.
The initial emphasis will be on the unique, little-known, or components of Apollo (primarily Saturn) for which the available data is inaccurate or difficult to obtain (until now!)
Visit this page frequently as more information to aid the Apollo modeler will be constantly added.
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S-IC Fonts -The smaller lettering on the Saturn V first stage
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Saturn V Fin - Usually one of the the last items to be considered and fabricated on most Saturn V model projects are the fins. Very small and seldom accurately modeled the fins have the potential of being one of the details on your model that set it apart from others. The dimensioned drawings of the fins presented here are verified by physical measurement of the fins on the Saturn V located at Johnson Space Center
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Saturn V S-IC Engine Fairing - Of all the components modeled on the Saturn V it is the seemingly "simple" quartet of engine fairings at the base of the first stage that are most frequently modeled 'not quite right.' It's not all due to deficient modeling efforts...the most readily available data on the fairings is usually incorrect, too! This section kicks off with fairing patterns in various popular scales. Page includes new uppdated link to Fairing evolution and other background.
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Saturn V at JSC - The only existing full-stack Saturn V consisting of components built for flight. A look at the vehicle from its arrival at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to present day. You'll see the vehicle through the decades as weather takes its toll until it is housed in a permanent enclosed display center.
Modeling Apollo
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